Apapa Amusement Park is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a family recreational park located in the heart of Lagos.
The Apapa Amusement park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the early 1980s and 1990s until it was shut down due to bad management. It was a perfect recreational destination for children excursions, family picnics, church outing etc. It is also famous for its Santa end of the year Christmas events. It is the perfect spot for all children related games and event until it became a dead zone.
The New Park
The Lagos State government under the leadership of Babatunde Raji Fashola due to his desire to revive tourism in Lagos, Nigeria decided to give it a facelift through a Public-Private Partnership. The partnership gave it a total upgrade and renovation of the facility. This partnership involves a re-build, re-design, finance, operate and transfer.
Apapa Park can easily be mistaken for a place in Dubai or some Arabian country. The architecture, the ambience, the aesthetics are beautiful and there a number of games to play.
The partnership was between the Lagos State Government and a Company Called Crystal Cubes Construction Company. This partnership led to the upgraded Apapa Amusement park in Lagos to bring back its lost glory of the number one family entertainment, relaxation and recreational centre.
History of the Apapa Amusement park
The Apapa Amusement park commenced operation in 1976 under the Lagos Lunar Park which was jointly owned by Lagos Island Council, Lagos mainland council and the Improjex, a company based in Switzerland who was responsible for managing and maintaining the park.
Facilities at the Apapa Amusement Park
The Apapa Amusement park is a family themed park with facilities for Adults and kids. There are some few exciting facilities at the Amusement park ranging from children rides, bouncing castles, toys, 7-D gaming experience etc
- An Event Centre
- A food court
- Outdoor games
- Indoor games
- 7D Cinema
- Mini football fields
- Car park
- Rides At the Park
- Mini Ferris
- Air Bicycle
- Bumper Cars
- Fruit Worm
- Happy Sky
- Happy Swing
- Jelly Fish
- Jumping Frog
- Junior Jet
- Noahs Ark
- Mini Rotation
- Mini Tea Cup
- Pirate Ship
- Play land
- Self Control Plane
- Sky Race
- Swing baroque
- Indoor Games
- Best time to Visit Apapa Amusement
Visit to the Amusement park can be done at any time but ensure you do not visit during periods where the weather will be unfavourable, mostly ensure you do not go during a rainy day.
Opening Hours the Amusement park
The park is opened Mondays to Sunday and on public holidays from 9 am to 8 pm
How to Locate Apapa Amusement Park
Though Apapa is known for traffic I can assure you it is just about an hour drive from the mainland like Ikeja, Oshodi etc. To access the amusement park, It is better to take Costain Ijora it is barely less than a 20 minutes drive from Stadium Surulere.
Where is Apapa Amusement park Located
The Amusement Park is located at No 1 Randle Road, Apapa, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Fun Things to do at Apapa Amusement park
1. Enjoy the rides
2. Relax and Have fun with friends at the restaurant
3. Take Beautiful photos
4. Go on a picnic or date
Apapa Amusement Park Gate Fee
To get access to the park you will need an access card which cost about 1,000 Naira which you will need to load with credit to gain access into the park to play a game.
Entering the Park is free but to gain access to the outdoor games arena requires the access card. The cost of each game or ride varies between three hundred Naira and One Thousand Five Hundred Naira only.
However, Indoor Games Comes at a flat rate of One Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N1,500)
Things That are not Allowed at the Park
- Professional Cameras are not allowed
- Foods you bought outside are not allowed in the facility
- You are not allowed to bring in pets
- You should not pay cash to operators at the venue