Family is very important and most important is how you spend your time together. With the Nairobi lifestyle where everyone is busy or on social media, less and less time is allocated for family bonding. Nairobi and its environs have great affordable places to go have fun as a family. An experience each family member will treasure for life.
Today's modern family appears to be getting more and more detached from each other. Everyone runs on their own schedule: parents spend their days at work while their children at school or with the nanny. Even when a parent thinks of starting an exercise routine, not many consider including their children.
On the second floor of Nairobi's Panari Hotel only a few kilometers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Mombasa Road, is 1 of 2 equatorial African ice rinks (the other is in Nigeria). The rink measures 32 × 12 metres and has an ice skating surface area of 15,000 square feet with capacity to accommodate up to 200 skaters at a given time.
At 12°C and an ice temperature of -25°C, the arena is the coldest public space in Nairobi.
Tickets or receipts are issued at the arena 15-20 minutes prior to the start of a session and are valid for only single sessions.
Imagine being challenged as a parent in a game by your children. Involving your children in life challenges and even sports challenges strengthen the ties within the family but also foster certain values and learnings into their daily life which they can anchor and learn from through an exciting classroom.
Involve your children by creating an exercise challenge. An option is having this kind of fun at GP Karting. The climax is the adrenaline that comes when the family is racing against each other on the track. Imagine 10-year-old Henry beating dad to the finish line. How cool is that? Or 8-year-old Nancy winning her 15-year-old brother with best racing time. Awesome uh? GP Karting is great for mummies and daddies to hang out with the kids. GP Karting is located off Lang'ata Road, next to Splash. They will provide you with a helmet, a racing suit and a full driver's briefing to get you going this weekend.
How many times have you seen your son's play with your daughters mimicking a police and a thief where they hide behind doors, tables and chairs shooting at each other.
Paintball furry lets you participate in the game with your kids and have lots of fun as a family. Paintball is a game in which players on one team seek to eliminate those on an opposing team by marking them with a water-soluble dye shot in capsules from air guns. Players play on outdoor fields which are filled with artificial objects that are used as cover for the players to avoid being shot at.
Maasai Ostrich Farm
Do you want to show off to your kids the way you are smart? Take them to maasai ostrich farm and tell them more about the facts about an ostrich which are indeed amazing. Facts that maybe even you never knew befpre visiting this site. Lets get smarter - Did you know that:
- Ostrich is the largest bird in the world
- Ostrich have three stomachs
- Ostriches are the fast runners of any birds or other two-legged animal and can sprint at over 70 km/hr, covering up to 5m in a single stride.
Learn more by visiting Maasai Ostrich Farm where you will not only have fun but also get a chance to ride on an ostrich
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Did you know that elephants could play football. Join them with your family at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Dame Daphne established the Trust in honour of her late husband David Sheldrick, the founding warden of the Tsavo National Parks, and a pioneer conservationist in Kenya. The orphanage caters for the welfare of orphaned Elephants and Rhinos who are raised in the sanctuary and eventually released back to the wild.
Pioneers in the rescue & hand-rearing of orphaned infant elephants and rhinos, the DSWT operates Anti-Poaching, Mobile Vet & Aerial Surveillance Teams.
Blue Sky Tours
Ever fancied the mountain climbers we all see in the movies getting past rocky rugged rocks and escarpments with strings tied around their bodies?
Blue sky provides a safer, easier and cheaper way to get that experience indoors with regular scheduled real mountain climbing experience outside nairobi.
Bring your family to cheer you up as you climb the mountain :-) Oooops, sorry, as you climb the wall designed like a mountain at Blue Sky.
Play Roller Skate Hockey at the Sunken Parking - Nairobi CBD
Tired of walking and wondering how it feels just to roll and swing. Having lots of fun as you glide through other family members and friends.
Every sunday at the Sunken Parking at nairobi CBD, family members, friends and groups come to learn how to skate, play Roller Skate hockey and network.
Just like watching your kids learn to walk, learn to ride a bicycle etc. Why don't you watch your kids learn how to roller skate and better yet, why don't you let them know that it is Ok to fall once in a while by taking your own classes falling down each time while having lots of fun.
Cycling at Karura Forest
How many parents in nairobi buy bicycles for their kids and after bring them down and up the stairs a couple of times, they stop taking it down because the parking lot is full with cars and no space to cycle any more.
Cycling with you child is a very exciting experience to him/her and he/she will never forget and will always remind you years later. Participating in such activities with your children natures friendship especially if it is within a natural setting like Karura forest where you meet other people who come to walk their dogs and bird watch, read novels etc.
Drive to Karura forest and have the best experience away from the four boring walls.
Boat riding at Uhuru Park
Imagine singing the song "Row row row you boat, gently down the stream......." to your kids who have never heard you sing any song to them before. This would be the perfect opportunity to reach out to your kids and make them open up to you as they help you complete the words of the song because they know it much better than you do.
Uhuru park has expansive lawns, shade trees, and well tended gardens making it one of the most attractive green spaces in the city, drawing throngs of city residents on weekends and public holidays. Boat riding on the artificial lake in the Park is popular pastime. Several foot bridges adorn the Park, as they provide eye-catching links to an artificial island in the Lake.
For Picnic lovers, Uhuru Park provides the ideal setting, with the option of buying snacks from food vendors dotting various corners of the Park's walkways.