Activities and outings for children in Dakar

You are parents, you live in Dakar or its surroundings, you want to go out with your children and find playgrounds in Dakar? This article is for you! The little ones have a lot of energy to spend, so they need activities to move and spend energy while having fun. So where are we taking them?

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1-Africa Park:

Located in Bourguiba opposite flavor of Asia. The ticket is at 500f and the ticket block from 20 to 8.000f.


Address: Avenue de la République opposite the Ministry of the Interior in the gardens of the cathedral

CONTACT: 77 230 89 54

Opening hours: the park is open from 4 p.m.

Entrance to the park is free. The price of the attractions varies between 500f and 1000f with a wide variety of games: a large trampoline, bumper cars, karting, inflatable rides, video games, arcade games...

3-The Sea Plaza esplanade

Shopping in peace with your children is possible at Sea Plaza! Just keep them busy. The Sea Plaza esplanade offers more than 10 manual activities for children from 3 to 12 years old: crafts, coloring, games, nursery rhymes, stories or trying the rides. Admission is free but it will take 1000f for each ride. You can also order cotton candy or popcorn.

4-western cornice

Get out of our house, take in the fresh air, enjoy the view of the sea, with your children next door who will certainly appreciate an outdoor space to play alone or with others, slide on the slides, climb on the swings. The playground is free!

4-Magic land

  • Address: Corniche Ouest, opposite Soumbédioune
  • Opening hours: - the park is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

-Wednesday: 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.

-Saturday and Sunday: 10am-10pm

It is the largest amusement park in DAKAR. Access to the park is chargeable and will cost you 2500f which is equivalent to 10 game tickets. You can spend between 2 and 8 tickets/game… Your children can have fun with flying cars; caterpillar train, one-wheel pony carousel, bumper cars…

5-French Institute of Dakar

Are the children too glued to the screens? And if we introduced them to reading thanks to the French institute which has a library, with reading support and loan of books and DVDs

  • Rates (children up to 17 years old): 10.000f / year
  • Opening hours: Monday and Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The institute also offers workshops, theater and special youth cinema. If your children have a little peckishness, the restaurant of the institute is right next to

7-renaissance monument

It is at the breasts. The Renaissance monument has a large esplanade, access is free. Cars do not have access to it, your children will be safe to run, cycle, rollerblade, fly their kites.

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The Ousmane Sembene complex and the Olympia canal offer film screenings for children.

  • Channel Olympia:

Address: in town, 55 avenues president lamine Gueye, very close to the grand theater

-Classic price: child <12 years old: 1000 FCFA

3D price: child > 12 years old: 1500f

+ 3D glasses: 1500 FCA

  • Ousmane Sembene Cinema Complex:

address: located just at the magic land

2D rates: children 1500f 3D rates: child 2000f

8-Park hann

Hann Park is a zoo where children can see lions, hyenas, snakes. The entrance to the zoo is 300f for children and 500f for adults.

Failing to visit the zoo you can enjoy the zoological garden this beautiful green space with a very pretty lake. A very large space where children can run and play outdoors

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9-Stem Cafe Dakar

  • Address: Rue 48 Point E, Dakar, Senegal.
  • Contact: +221 77 335 70 10
  • Hours: Mon – Fri: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Age range: 5-18 years old

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. With STEM café, combine business with pleasure. Develop creativity, thinking, curiosity in your child while having fun through scientific experiments, robotics, 3D modeling, integrated system designs…….In addition Stem café integrates students of all learning abilities, including including children with disabilities.

Reservation is mandatory to register your child for a session and allow him to carry out the activity he wants.

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