For many, summer is associated with getting out of a rut and enjoying the great outdoors. Outdoor recreation can improve the mental health, as natural light tends to elevate people’s mood, and there’s usually more light available outside than indoors. Physical activity has also been shown to help people relax and cheer up, so if being outside replaces inactive pursuits with active ones, it might also mean more smiles. Here are some outdoor activities in Lagos, that you can use to fill your weekends

  • Freedom Park: Located in the heart of Lagos island, the park environment is a safe and accessible chill spot in Lagos. With lots of mouthwatering food kiosks, and unmatchable live music last Friday of the month . You can also visit the main building housing art exhibitions or book readings every now and then.
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  • Elegushi Beach: Lined from one end to the other with restaurants, tuck shops and usually packed full of young people, there is no doubt that you will find something to do to keep yourself entertained, at any price – you simply need to know how to go about it and where to look.elegushi
  • Ikoyi Club: The club is a private member’s club, however is open to visitors at a small fee (1000 Naira each).  To apply for membership, you’ll need a formal introduction to the club from an already existing member, and they have strict requirements that you’ll also need to meet. Find out more here ikoyiclub
  • Get Arena: Famous for their go-karting arena, here is another outdoor space to spend time in. There is alsi the option to wine and dine to replenish energy exerted whilst outside. Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 11.00.44 AM
  • Hardcore Entertainment Inc: Here you get a variety of outdoor sporting entertainment that cuts across various ages and social barriers. Examples are paint balling, mud racing, bumper ball etc. They also have separate events for adults and juniors so whether you are looking for an unforgettable birthday celebration, corporate event, church youth programs, high school/national tourneys or just a great day out with your mates, this is your go to. Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 11.06.40 AM
  • Lekki Conservation Centre: You don’t have to travel and go to a zoo to see wildlife, we have ours here. this centre has a huge tract of wetlands set aside for wildlife viewing; raised walkways enable you to see monkeys, crocodiles and various birds; early morning is the best time to visit so the sun doesn’t wear you out.Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 11.08.57 AM
  • Tarkwa Bay: Located about 20 minutes from Lagos CMS Boat Jetty, it is surrounded with crystal clear water, sandy beach and warm atmosphere. It is the best place to experience exciting activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, boat cruising or having a picnic on the beach. There are plenty of fun things to do here.TarkwaBay_540x242