Hangout with kids in Lagos: Dreamworld Africana

This is the third post in the series for www.hangoutnigeria.com on things to do with kids in Nigeria. I’m excited to share this one with you because we love it! Like the Nike Art Gallery, I kept seeing the sign for Dreamland Africana and decided to check it out. We loved it and have been back several time. For some reason, it is always empty when we go which is sad because the facilities are quite nice. I hope you’ll check it out! Location: 14 Dreamworld Africana Way, KM 20, Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lekki, Lagos. Nigeria. It’s on the same road as Orchid hotel right after the 2nd lekki-epe toll gate. Coming from the chevron roundabout and going towards Ajah, you take the first right and follow the road towards Orchid hotel, it’s on your right.  The road used to be quite bad but was recently fixed. Age: crawling and above Children as young as 9 months would find something to enjoy. Hours: 

  • Tuesdays – Fridays 10:30am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday and Public Holidays 9:30am – 8:00pm
  • Sundays: 12:30 – 8:00pm

Note that it is not open on Mondays! Entry Fees: See all rates here It’s N200 to enter on weekdays and N300 on Weekends. The attractions range from N200 to N400. I found all of them to be affordable. Facilities: This place is an amusement park in progress. There are several rides, a carousel, a roller coaster, and bumper cars

Ride
Ride
Carousel
Carousel
Roller coaster
Roller coaster
Bumper cars
Bumper cars

They also have an indoor area with equipment for gross motor play for both younger and older children.

Soft play area for toddlers
Soft play area for toddlers
Soft play area for toddlers
Soft play area for toddlers
Another angle
Another angle
And another...
And another…
Indoor area for older children
Indoor area for older children
Hard to get pictures but a lot of great climbing equipment and slides for older children
Hard to get pictures but a lot of great climbing equipment and slides for older children

They have an outdoor area that can be rented for parties, an art studio for classes, a small sit-out area for eating and an outdoor play area with swings and slides.

Outdoor play area... free with entry. I love that they have toddler swings.
Outdoor play area… free with entry. I love that they have toddler swings.
Area available to rent for parties. Includes canopies and chairs.
Area available to rent for parties. Includes canopies and chairs.
Concession area. You can buy food, popcorn, ice cream etc. There are tables and chair to sit and eat.
Concession area. You can buy food, popcorn, ice cream etc. There are tables and chair to sit and eat.
I've never seen it open.
I’ve never seen it open.

Our experience: The first time we went, we almost turned around because it looked quite abandoned but since we were there already, we decided to go in and check it out. I’m glad we did! Every time we’ve gone, we’ve been the only ones there and have really enjoyed the facilities. My son is 15 months old and so is unable to enjoy the rides and bumper cars. Most of our time is spent in the indoor and outdoor play areas. We also recently tried the carousel. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

hmmm...
hmmm…
Let's see
Let’s see

IMG_1461 IMG_1465 IMG_1473 IMG_1475 IMG_1478 IMG_1480 IMG_1486 IMG_1500 IMG_1503 IMG_1544 IMG_1556 IMG_1563 IMG_1599 IMG_1645 IMG_1646 IMG_20141115_183413 I hope the smiles tell you how much he loves this place. It is the same every time. He also loves dancing to the music that’s playing in the concession area. We love it cause he usually crashes as soon as we get home so its a win win. I would highly recommend this place as both a fun hangout spot for the entire family. I give it 5 hangout Nigeria stars. because we love it as a family and there is something for everyone to enjoy. I love that they have toddler sized equipment so even the really young child can enjoy it, even the carousel has small sized horses. Like I mentioned earlier, we’ve hardly seen anyone else there during our visits. It’s either we always go at off-peak times or people don’t know about this place.  I hope you will check it out this weekend and tell me what you think! Also visit http://www.hangoutnigeria.com to find more ways and places to hangout in Nigeria with kids. Live a Good Life!

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5 thoughts on “Hangout with kids in Lagos: Dreamworld Africana

    1. Yes it is. We were just there yesterday so the coincidence of your comment was funny. They have made and are continuing to make a lot of improvements. There’s a lot of construction going on but I still recommend it. My boys really enjoyed it and we’ll probably be back again soon

    1. Yes it is. We were just there yesterday so the coincidence of your comment was funny. They have made and are continuing to make a lot of improvements. There’s a lot of construction going on but I still recommend it. My boys really enjoyed it and we’ll probably be back again soon

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