Nairobi offers enjoyable fun day hot spots that ensures a perfect family weekend.
Here is a look of five of the top family fun day hot spots in Nairobi.
The family can enjoy ice skating at the Solar Ice Rink at Panari Sky Centre along Mombasa Road which is the only one of its kind in East and Central Africa.
The enclosure measures 32 × 12 meters with an ice skating surface area of 15,000 square feet.
The rink can accommodate 200 skaters at any time and is open seven days a week from 11.00 am until 10.00pm.
Skating rates are Sh700 for children up to 14 years and Sh900 for all ages groups 15 years and older per 60 minutes inclusive of the skating boots.
The rink provides a fun and safe environment for skaters of all ages and abilities to learn and grow.
Lessons can also be presented in concise levels with each one focusing on several skills that will be built upon in levels.
The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located next to the Nairobi National Park and can be accessed through Lang’ata Road.
It serves a treatments and rehabilitation centre for wild animals.
During the visit to the orphanage, the family can enjoy seeing lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo.
Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches.
The entry fee charges are Sh125 for a child (citizens) and Sh215 for an adult (citizen).
Residents are charged Sh170 (child) and Sh300 (adult) while for non-residents charges are USD 13 (child) and USD 22 (adult).
The visit can be combined with a nature walk trail at the Nairobi Safari Walk just located a few metres away.
With its raised wooden boardwalk that allows for uninterrupted views of the animals, the Safari Walk is a show case for Kenya’s Parks and Reserves, allowing visitors to discover what they can expect to see across the country.
The family can see a sample of the country’s rich animal life including the rare bongo, white rhino and albino zebra as well as big cats, antelopes and primates.
It is also home to some 150 species of local trees.
The entry fee charges are the same as that of the animal orphanage.
The Mamba Village is situated off the Lang'ata - Karen road and is a great place for the family to see crocodiles, ostriches, giraffes, and even rabbits in Nairobi.
Located just a few metres from Galleria Shopping Mall, the resort is a perfect getaway especially for families who are bound to enjoy the boat rides, viewing the crocodiles, feeding the ostriches and other various activities including the camel and horse ride.
Families can enjoy a guided tour around the man-made lake where the boat rides occur and also feed the few giraffes within the village.
Welcome to Nairobi's most thrilling venue - the place to chill with your friends, have a blast with your kids or build unbreakable bonds with employees and clients.
GP Karting located on Lang’ata Road next to the Splash Waterworld and Carnivore provides a thrilling venue and a perfect place to relax with family.
Family members can compete by racing against each other on the track in a motorsport setting by driving the open, four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts.
Everyone is provides with a helmet, a racing suit and a full driver's briefing before racing across the track.
The venue also has a restaurant that serves a wide range of tasty, freshly made meals and snacks, from meats and burgers to quesadillas to salads.
The Museum interprets Kenya's rich heritage and offers a one stop for families to sample the country's rich heritage both for education and leisure.
The showcase of exhibits of Kenyan history gives a great chance for children to envision the past making it all appear lifelike for them.
The artworks and materials used in the fabrication of outdoor sculptures, the landscaping and the botanic gardens, link to the four pillars of Kenya’s national heritage which are nature, culture, history and contemporary art.
In addition to the museum, families are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment.