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The long holiday for the kids is approaching. Smart parents are already making plans to engage their kids during the break. For some, travelling is on the list. While for others, a staycation or daycation at least once a week or bi-weekly is the plan.

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If you do take your children to Abuja, then here are some places to keep in mind:

National Children’s Park and Zoo, Abuja

If your child is a nature lover, then this is the right place to bring them to. The park has a zoo, playground, and perfect spots for picnics. The zoo has a range of animals such as monkeys, horses, a Donkey, Buffalo, and a hyena. Walking around is enough to tire them out at the day’s end. You can also get horse riding activities on weekends. The entry fee is affordable, but if you decide to do a photo shoot there, they will charge an additional fee to the gate fee.  

Address: Off The Central Business District, after The Millennium Park, Asokoro district

Splash Water Park Abuja

If you want to have fun with the children, then this spot is perfect for you. It has a swimming pool, water slide splash pad, playground, and picnic area. This leisure water park’s participation fee is the same for both adults and children. The access fee for parents who don’t want to swim is affordable, plus the place is also ideal for picnics. The scenery is lush and great for pictures.

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Address: Plot 1164 Cadastral Zone B, directly opposite games village gate, Kaura district

Maitama Amusement Park

This Park offers a few rides such as the Ship, Train, Cup, and Horse carousel ride. Note that some rides cost extra besides the affordable entrance fee. So, ensure you carry extra money along with you. There is also a café, boutique, and Suya spot, and the service there is highly commendable. It is usually open from Thursday – Sunday at 2 to 8 pm. It is a magnificent spot to spend quality family time.

Address: Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard, Maitama.

Play World

The beauty of Playworld is that it is not only for kids but even young adults can have fun at this spot. Get ready to bounce, flip, twist, and jump on trampolines. Children can also go wall climbing here while adults can play basketball on a trampoline. There is a virtual reality spot and private cinema for adults. And after all the fun, get a meal at the indoor food court. If you are visiting, then you can sign up to get the day tickets. But if you live in Abuja, then you can pay less by becoming a member.

Address: Plot 458 Idris Ibrahim Crescent, Utako.


You can find the Valor Game café in different locations in Abuja. But the one we are interested in is the gaming center that is a part of City Park in Wuse. This is a gaming spot that has a range of games, such as FIFA 2021, VR, and GTA. The duration of each game determines the cost of playing there. They also have a playground which you will need to pay to gain access to. You can also get popcorn and ice cream for the children while you are there. These additions make this spot children-friendly.

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Address: City Park, Ahmadu Bello Way, Wuse 2.

BMT African Garden

This spot has a zoo, a swimming pool, and a playground for children. Accessing the Garden is free, and children can run around the premises. But Swimming, using the playground, and visiting the zoo attract different fees per child. So though entry is free, you may need a loaded wallet to use the facilities in the vicinity. There are also restaurants in this space to get something to eat as well.

Address: 155 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, near Switzerland Embassy, Wuse

Twinkle World

This place is particularly for children even though adults can have a pleasant time here too. It has inflatables, a playpen, a kiddies train, and trampolines. There are inflatable pools, bouncy castles, an obstacle course, a football pitch, and a ball pit. Colourful Large-sized building blocks, plastic slides, and toy cars are also available for toddlers to play with. There is also a food stand with drinks and meals to replenish lost energy from playing hard. It is a fun place for those who love being outdoors.

Address: 13 Abdulraham Mora Street, Kado Estate, Kado.  

Are there other children-friendly spots you would recommend in Abuja? Do share in the comments.



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This article was first published on 22nd July 2022


Ann Esievoadje is a freelance writer who is passionate about encouraging a reading culture and personal development. She has authored two books, The Quilt (fiction) and Being Mummy and Me (non-fiction). She manages Pulchra Publishing which offers a content creation/editing, transcription, different forms of writing (including Ghostwriting) service and her blog, Life Love and Anything Goes at You can reach her at

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