10 Best Places to Take Your Kids in Nairobi

Nairobi is easily one of the best cities in Africa, and that is why many people around the world visit Nairobi. Nairobi is a city where you can come in contact with a variety of animals with ease.

That said, if you have visited Nairobi along with your kids and are thinking about where to take your kids for fun, then the following suggestions will help you:

Nairobi National Park

Located at Langata Road, Nairobi National Park is known around the world as it has a huge range of wildlife, including lions, buffalo, zebra and rhino.

At the entrance, there is a restaurant for friends/family, and after you go a bit further, you will find some picnic spots as well.

Nairobi National Museum

Located at Kipande Road, Nairobi National Museum is a place where you and your kids can enjoy time by learning the interesting history and culture of Kenya.

There is also a botanical garden in Nairobi National Museum for holding a picnic.

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Located at Bogan Gate, Magadi Road, this world-famous elephant orphanage is a very safe place for baby elephants and rhinos.

You can and your kids would most probably enjoy touching and feeding the baby elephants and rhinos.

Solar Ice Rink

Located at Mombasa Road, Solar Ice Rink is the first skating rink of East Africa. Kids would love to come and skate here. If you haven’t skated before, then that’s nothing to be shy of as many people who come here are beginners.

The Giraffe Center

Located at Duma Road, Karen, Giraffe Center is a place where you and your kids can touch giraffes’ tongues by feeding them.

Karura Forest

Located at Limuru Road, Karura Forest has well-maintained secure trails, providing you and your family the opportunity to jog, walk and cycle.

Additionally, it has beautiful scenery for picnic and photography purposes.           

Village Market

Located at Gigiri, Village Market includes 150 shopping stores, Friday Maasai Market, an amazing food court, a movie theater and minigolf. Families enjoy here a lot.

GP Karting

Located at Carnivore road off Langata Road. Racing Circuit, GP Karting is a thrilling place that offers a race track for recreation. There are also dining facilities for families.

Nairobi Arboretum

Located at Arboretum drive, Kileleshwa, Nairobi Arboretum is a famous recreational park where families can go on long walks and hold a picnic.

More than 300 species of exotic and indigenous tree species are present in Arboretum. Additionally, there is also a variety of birds’, Vervet monkeys’ and Sykes’ species. All of this demands that you should take your kids to Nairobi Arboretum.

Masaai Ostrich Farm

Located at Kajiado Road, Kitengela, Masaai Ostrich Farm is a place full of ostriches.

At this farm, you have two options, either you can ride ostriches or can watch them.  There are also dining facilities for families.

You may also want to see 10 Things Tourists Should Not Do in Kenya.