Do you have some spare time in-between business meetings or do you want to have some fun with your family during the weekend? Here is our choice of places to go:
Recently A1 RaceWay Kart track opened in Tema, Community 25, about 30 minutes drive from Accra. A brand new outdoor concrete racing track. There is no age limit, but you can drive a single kart if your height is 130 cm or above. Little children from 2 years up can join an adult in the double kart. A single ride ticket can be purchased at GHC40 for 8 minutes. So sign up, start the engine and GO! Do note the track is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Located next door is The Wonderland Kids Park which offers great activities and lots of fun for the youngest ones.
War Games Paintball is an outdoor paintball park located at Legon Botanical Gardens. The park is equipped with state of the art obstructions for the different game set ups to give you the ultimate paintball experience. They offer 14 different games in one hour slots. Prices depend on your group size and range from GHC60 to GHC100 per person. War Games Paintball is only open to the public on weekends, however during weekdays it is possible to arrange a special group event. It is highly advisable to make prior reservations to avoid any disappointments.
Do you want to watch the latest movie? Silverbird Cinemas has two locations in Accra. Centrally located is their cinema at the Accra Mall. The second location is inside the West Hills Mall. The latest movies are shown on the big screen daily. The theaters are equipped with comfortable seats and are well airconditioned. Don’t forget to buy your fresh popcorn at the counter before you enter the theatre. Prices range from GHC18 for children to GHC28 for adults.
4. National Theatre of Ghana
The Accra National Theatre is a distinctively constructed multi-functional venue for dance, drama and musical performances, concerts, exhibitions and special events. The main auditorium, with a seating capacity of almost 1,500 seats, is especially designed for Award Nights, concerts and theatre presentations. The theatre residents the National Symphony Orchestra, the National Dance Company and the National Drama Group Abibigromma. Upcoming events can be found on the theatre’s website.
5. High Rope Course
Feeling adventurous? Challenge yourself on the recently opened high rope course full of obstacles or take the canopy walkway to overlook the exotic Legon Botanical Gardens.
The eco-friendly, very well designed playground, is great for kids of all ages. It is opened daily at an entrance fee of 10 GHC for the Gardens. The rope course is GHC30 per person and the canopy walkway is GHC20 per person. Entrance to the playground is GHC 15 per child and GHC6 per parent for the full day.
If you are feeling less courageous, a stroll around the Botanical Gardens allows you to escape from the busy city and enjoy the serenity of the lush, green surroundings.