Going out to eat and catching up with friends is great, but it can get boring and monotonous.
You don’t always need to go to lunch to hang out with loved ones; there are other activities you can partake in which would make the time you spend together even more memorable.
Thus, if you’re looking for a place to engage in fun activities and games, this article is for you. Read on as I share with you the top recreational centres in Accra.
Legon Botanical Gardens
Located close to the University of Ghana, Legon Botanical Gardens is one of the largest recreational centres in the country.
It is situated at the Agbogba Junction, on the Haatso Atomic Main Road. The gardens are suitable for persons of all ages, and there are a variety of activities to engage in.
Whether a school excursion, picnic, photoshoot, boat cruise, or hike, Legon gardens has something for everyone.
It is open on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Legon Botanical Gardens Entry Rates
The entry fee per person is GHS 15. Other rates are below;
- Playground- GHS 20 for children only
- Canopy walkway- GHS 20 for children and GHS 25 for adults
- High rope course- 2 routes at GHS 40 and 4 routes at GHS 70
- Bird watching- GHS 30
- Biking- GHS 30 with your bike
- Fishing- GHS 30 with your rod
- Model photoshoot- GHS 150
- Wedding photoshoot- GHS 250
- Video shoot- GHS 700 for 4 hours and GHS 1200 for 8 hours
You can contact the gardens at 0262366167 or 0552880908 or via the email address [email protected]
Arcadia can be found on the first floor of Melcom Plus in the North Industrial Area and is open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.
It is a great gaming centre and offers various activities such as table football, pool game, dance arcade machine, VR games/3D virtual, and even a PlayStation.
Playing PS5 for 15 minutes costs GHS 20, and for 30 minutes costs GHS 30; air hockey for 30 minutes costs GHS 20; VR machine single user costs GHS 15, and foosball for 30 minutes costs GHS 20.
After playing to your heart’s content, you can eat at any of the numerous restaurants such as Wok Boys, Usushi, Sweet roses, and many others.
Bliss Family Entertainment
Although it was opened just this year, Bliss Family Entertainment is already one of Accra’s more popular recreational centres.
It is open from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM each day of the week, except Mondays, on which it is closed.
For inquiries and other questions, you can reach them on 0551115500. At Bliss, you get to experience thrilling entertainment and have lots of fun, all at affordable prices.
The trampoline experience costs GHS 160 per hour and GHS 110 per hour for children below 13 years.
Groups are given a 5-10% discount depending on the numbers. The experience includes a trampoline, slam dunk, zipline, doughnut slide, dodgeball, freefall tower, foam pit, rock climbing, and many others.
The bowling alley experience costs GHS 120 per person per game, and bowling shoes are provided. All prices include free wifi in addition.
The first miniature golf course in Accra, Marvels, is situated on the Efua Sutherland Road in Dzorwulu.
It is open most days of the week from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM, but on Fridays and Saturdays, it is open from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
To ask for directions or make a reservation, you can call them on 0302771337.
Marvels feature an 18-hole golf course in a manicured garden, an indoor clubhouse, and an outdoor restaurant.
It is perfect for group dates, where you can play as much golf as you want and feasts on delicious food and drinks afterwards—playing golf costs just GHS 25.
A1 Raceway Go Karting
Accra’s number 1 go-kart raceway, A1 Raceway Go Karting, is located on No. 1 Rabat Street in the Devtraco courts in Community 25, Tema.
It is open from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursdays to Sundays but closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
For inquiries and reservations, you can contact them at 0556577807. This raceway features an outdoor circuit track with 18 go-karts.
A single-seater go-kart costs GHS 50 per race, while a double-seater go-kart costs GHS 80 per race.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, you can pay for the 1st race and get half of the 2nd race off.
You can also rent the entire raceway track for GHS 3000 for the first hour and then GHS 1000 for each additional hour.
Don’t hesitate to visit these centres and have the best fun of your life. You can reach Legon botanical gardens on 0262366167, Bliss at 0551115500, Marvels at 0302771337, and A1 raceway at 0556577807.