Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant capital, is bursting with possibilities for families seeking wild encounters, cultural immersion, and playful escapades. Whether your crew craves a brush with giraffes, a dip in a cool waterfall, or a giggle-inducing ice cream break, this city has it all.

So, ditch the packing stress and get ready to dive into our curated list of must-dos for kids in Nairobi!

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Nature and wildlife

The Nairobi National Park is the only one of its kind in the entire world. If your kids love wildlife, then this park comes highly recommended. Read more…

Stedmak Animal Park which is an awesome Zoo that sits in a larger kids amusement park with more child friendly activities. Read more…

Giraffe Centre, offers a real awesome up-close experience feeding and petting the Rothschild Giraffe. Read more…

The Nairobi Museum and Snake Park is both fins and educational. Your little angels will have to keep their thinking hats on as they learn about the Cradle of Humankind. Read more…

Kitengela Hot Glass is a hidden gem where your kids will see experience how recycled glass is turned into glass master pieces. Read more…

Nature trails and family friendly walks

Karura Forest and the Oloolua Nature Trails are a must family treat, especially if your kids love nature and playing outdoors.

Family Picnic Sites

Whether you crave lush greenery, scenic views, or exciting activities, Nairobi’s picnic sites cater to every taste. So, pack your basket, grab your loved ones, and prepare for a day of laughter, delicious food, and unforgettable memories. We’ve sampled some of the most family-friendly picnic spots in Nairobi and share some of these with you below. Read more…

Naishola and Naiposha Gardens

Leilani Gardens

Karura Forest

Picnic at La Ferme

Nairobi Arboretum

Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary

Brackenhurst Nature Trail

Picnic at Tigoni Falls

Oloolua Nature Trail

Ngong Hills

Child friendly Restaurants

There are the few restaurants that go the extra mile, catering to your kids’ appetite. Here are a few that have a kids’ menu to satisfy even the most adventurous taste buds.  Read more…

Tin Roof Café, Karen

Tin Roof Café, Langata

Mambo Italia

Shamba Café, Loresho

The Arbor

Burger King, Lavington

Asmara Karen

Artcaffé at the Hub

Cedars Restaurant

Matteo’s Restaurant

The Matbronze Cafe

Zen Garden

Ololo Organic Farm

Pallet Cafe

Indoor Child Play Areas

Here is a list of some cool child-friendly places you can take your kids to have some fun in the city. Read more…


Beezy Beez

Tag and Play

Ozone Trampoline Park

Brick Town Lavington

The Jungle

Hyper Game Zone

Under the Sea

Playland Amusement Park

Westgate Kids Club

Diamond Fun City

Jump Extreme

Bounce ‘n’ Play


These Indoor Child Play Areas are located inside family friendly malls in the city. Two great family friendly malls include Sarit Centre and the Village Market.

Child Friendly Farm Tours

These farm tours aren’t just about crops and livestock – they’re portals to a world of discovery for the entire family and your little explorers. Read more…

Brown’s Cheese Farm

Eco Farm

Purple Tea Farm

Ololo Organic Farm

Coffee Farm Tour

Mlango Farm

New Rain Farm

Adventure Farm

Family friendly bowling alleys

These bowling alleys are perfect for people of all ages and skill levels! Nairobi boasts several awesome family friendly bowling alleys to choose from. Read more…

Strikez Bowling

Pins Bowling

Village Bowl

Playland Amusement Park

More Hidden Gems

Whistling Morans

If your kids love speed, then they must try the Whistling Moran. The racing track with its twists and turns will make up for an awesome go-karting experience. The rest of the family can join in too for that family race! Read more…

Solar Ice Rink

This is the only ice rink in the whole of East Africa, so it’s a must-try for the entire family! Read more…

Climb BlueSky

Your kids will absolutely love Climb BlueSky if they have a passion for climbing. The indoor wall obstacle at the Diamond Plaza offers awesome fun, plus loads of physical, mental and emotional growth. Read more…

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