We know how challenging it can be sometimes to entertain the younger ones, especially in a city you are not very familiar with. If you’re looking for activities in Accra with kids, apart from the traditional Ghanaian games, here are some ways you can keep your kids entertained whilst you enjoy some quality time alone or with your partner. There are also some activities you could do as a family all together!
Outdoor activities in Accra with kids
Legon Botanical Gardens
Legon Botanical Gardens is a beautiful, dynamic outdoor play space for all ages. The area features all kinds of installations such as rope climbing structures, suspension bridges, a jungle gym, swings, and slides.
There is also a canopy walk and the possibility to do canoeing.
- Address: Off Atomic Haatso Main Road Enter at: Agbogba Junction, Atomic Haatso Main Road
La Palm Royal Beach Hotel
Whilst it is not one of the most modern facilities, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel is still very popular with families. One of the reasons being it has a very well equipped children’s area which features climbing frames, slides, a sand pit, painting areas and viewing platforms with telescopes. Also has a pool area with a number of shallow spots for paddling.
- Address: 1 Labadi Road, Accra
Marvel’s Mini Golf
Looking for family-friendly fun in Accra? Marvel’s Mini Golf is an exciting 18-hole minigolf course, delicious food, and a marvelous outdoor experience. Remember to bring mosquito repellent and sunscreen.
- Address: 4 Efua Sutherland rd, Dzorwulu
Kidz Cottage Beauty Parlor
Kidz Cottage is an exclusive salon & beauty Parlor for children under 12, where they can pretend to be stylists and clients. They can also enjoy an outdoor play area with jungle gyms, slides, rides, swings and ride-on toys. You may also want to check out Accra’s best beauty salons for adults.
- Address: Noi Fetreke St, Accra, Ghana, Accra
Splash & Play
Ghana’s 1st & only kids water park. They can enjoy all the facilities; water park, spray area & children’s playground for up to 3h. All kids who are under 18, need to be accompanied by an adult. Looking to organize a birthday party? This could be a good option! Check the website for prices.
- Address water park: 11 Volta Street, Airport Res
- Address play park: 2 Monrovia Road, East Legon
Looking for a real race experience? You have to try A1 raceway. Along with top-of-the-line Honda karts, there is also an on-site cafe with delectable treats and a playground for kids who don’t want to partake in the racing.
- Address: No. 1 Rabat Street, Devtraco Courts, Tema
Want to enjoy some shopping at A&C mall while your little ones are entertained? A&C Kiddie Ground is a great place to let kids up to 8 years of age enjoy the outdoors and play on the games, rides and attractions.
- Address: A&C Square, Jungle Road, East Legon, Accra.
Located right next door to Marvel’s Mini Golf, the Mmofra Foundation (Mmofra means “children” in Akan language), is a Ghana-based nonprofit organisation that works to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of children.
In one project, they have worked to transform a two-acre plot of underutilised green space in Accra’s Dzorwulu neighbourhood into a place centred on children’s enjoyment and play in a serene outdoor space filled with handmade and upcycled play equipment.
- Address: No. 2 Forest Avenue, Dzorwulu, Accra
Indoor activities in Accra with kids
Osu Children’s Library
The Osu Children’s Library Fund, a Canada-based charity, was founded in 1991 to bring literacy and the joy of reading to children in Ghana. Programs include story-times, literacy classes, computer instruction, arts and crafts, cultural dancing and lay librarian training. This place is great to get gifts or simply to expand your kid’s Africa book selection.
- Address: On Haile Selassie Street (formerly 2nd Avenue), Ridge, Accra
Located at Marina Mall’s first floor, this play center has bouncy castles, wall climbing, arts & crafts such as face painting and educational toys. Leave your kids entertained while you do your shopping calmly.
- Address: Marina Mall, Airport City, Accra
MaxMart Fun House
Located at Maxmart’s 3rd floor, this is yet another good option if you want to shop at Maxmart while your little ones are having some fun. It’s a great option for under 10’s, offering a large soft play area with slides, ball pond, and an obstacle course, as well as arcade games, an arts and crafts area, and birthday party venue. Check their website for details.
- Address: 3rd Floor, MaxMart 37, Independence Avenue, Accra
Cheeky Monkey Club
The Cheeky Monkey Club is a multipurpose recreation center that provides a network of recreational services and facilities such as a swim school, art & craft studio, dance studio, playground, photography studio, venue hire and space for parents to network in style.
- Address: 27 Nyadji Crescent, Asylum Down, Accra
Mr Happy’s Clay Workshops
Want to do something different as a family? How about a pottery lesson! Mr Happy offers pottery lessons for children and adults. Lesson fees include everything you’ll need; instruction, clay, firing and use of tools.
- Address: Located on the road behind Gulf House near GS Plaza, off Tetteh Quashie Circle, near Wild Gecko
- Contact: 0244 144 746 or 0249 671 848
Ghana BlueFins offers unique swimming lessons and programs for all ages and abilities.
- Address: University of Ghana, Legon swimming pool
Now that you know what to do in Accra with kids, we invite you to visit Green Views Apartments, our exclusive community in Accra. It features 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments, perfect to accommodate families with children.
We are located in the Airport Residential Area, one of the safest and comfortable neighborhoods in Accra, close to hospitals and plenty of schools. Pay us a visit or freel free to contact us for more information.