Where to Take Your Kids For Fun on a Very Low Budget

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    Aerial view of Wild waters
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  • With the festive season kicking in, it is the dream of every parent to see their kids engage in fun and learning activities despite the prevailing economic conditions.

    And with the clamour for fun and adventure heightening, Kenyans.co.ke combed through some of the family-friendly places parents can take their kids during this season on a shoestring budget.

    Village Bowl

    Located at the Village Market shopping mall along Limuru Road in Nairobi's Gigiri estate, the Village Bowl is a modern 11-lane Brunswick bowling facility that features a family-friendly atmosphere with artistic themes and live music. It offers leisure, sports activities, parties, and entertainment.

    Fine image of Village Bowl
    Fine image of Village Bowl
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    The area has a small restaurant and bar where you can refresh as you wait for your turn to play. Additionally, there are a number of games you can play such as foosball and air hockey.

    For bowling activities, you will pay Ksh500 per individual irrespective of age. It opens between 11 am and 10 pm every day.

    Luna Park

    Located along kiambu road, the Lunar Park offers a family-friendly serenity with a number of activities your kids can take part in such as bumper car riding, kangaroo rides, flying chairs, helicopter rides, cup rides, horse riding, bungy trampoline, and the big wheel.

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    Lunar park Nairobi
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    The entry is absolutely free. However, activities for children cost as low as Ksh100 for every ride and as much as Ksh3,000 for all available rides.

    Under the Sea at the Village Market 

    The area has a nice indoor play area for kids. It has an ‘under the sea’ ambiance with walls painted with sea creatures.

    There is a sandbox, a painting area, balls, sponge and Lego pits. If you would rather just sit and watch the kids, there is a space dedicated to parents or chaperones.

    Under the sea in Village market
    Under the sea in the Village market
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    The charges are Ksh350 for kids under 3 years and Ksh550 for older kids on weekdays. On weekends, prices go up to Ksh450 for the younger kids, while those over 3 years pay Ksh750. Chaperones and guardians pay Ksh200.

    Funscapes Arcade 

    This is an amusement park that offers a family friendly surrounding with a variety of fun activities including bumper cars and drop towers.

    It also offers redemption games that can take you any place across the world virtually. 

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    Funscapes Arcade
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    The area caters for children of all ages. It has two branches, one at the Thika Road Mall and the second one at The Hub in Karen.

    For new parents the area also has games and activities designed to teach toddlers better hand and eye coordination.

    The charges are Ksh500 for unlimited number of games.

    Ozone Trampoline park
    Ozone Trampoline park
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    Ozone Trampoline Park

    Tap into the amazing park activities on offer at the Ozone such as a professional climbing wall, baby trampolines, foam pit, Olympic trampoline, and a small wall to climb for the little ones.

    Additionally, you can indulge in fitness challenges and team building events. You can also host birthday parties and charity events.

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    Children enjoying themselves at Laser tag ABC
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    Laser Tag ABC, Westlands 

    The open-air arena offers an amazing laser experience you can enjoy in a serene environment. The game involves shooting infrared lasers towards each other.

    The area charges Ksh500 per individual. 

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    Kids having fun Karting
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    GP Karting in Langata

    If you are looking for adrenaline rush, GP Karting in Langata offers a good number of adrenaline-filled rides and fun for your kids. 

    The charges are between Ksh900 and Ksh1,300 depending on the age bracket (age 5-8 - Ksh900, age 13-16 - Ksh1,100, age 17 and older pay Ksh1,300).

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    A trampoline park for children
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    Kids Arena Diamond plaza

    The Diamond Plaza Kids Arena in Parklands offers a wide variety of kids activities such as skating rink, a maze of climbing nets, and loads of game consoles as well as the  trampoline park.

    Additionally, it offers activities for both kids and adults such as bumper cars, slides, jumping castle and pool tables. 

    Panari ice skating park
    Panari ice skating park
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    Panari Sky Center

    The Solar-Ice Rink has an ice skating surface that is enclosed with ice temperature which is ideal enough for you to skate.

    The family-friendly environment provides a conducive space for weekend family getaways.

    The area charges Ksh700 for kids below the age of 14 years, whereas for those who are 15 and above, the price is Ksh900 per hour. The charges are inclusive of skating boots.