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Summer fun in Accra for kids

Wondering how to keep the kids busy in Accra this school Summer vacation? No need to fear, says Tash Morgan-Etty, there are plenty of activities here to keep both tots and teens entertained

Avatarz playground in East Legon
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Avatarz playground in East Legon
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Avatarz playground in East Legon

Wondering how to keep the kids busy in Accra this school Summer vacation? No need to fear, there are plenty of activities here to keep both tots and teens entertained! 

There are loads of options to choose from — outdoor and indoor playgrounds, as well as professionally organised camps. Whether your child is a budding linguist, a sterling sportsman, an avid artist, or loves to experiment with science, every family will find something exciting to suit their young ones.

  

OUTDOOR PLAYGROUNDS

Venue: Avatarz Playground

Location: Legon Botanical Gardens, University of Ghana, off Atomic Haatso Main Road at Agbogba Junction.

Age Group: All.

Activities: Children of all ages can play on the newly constructed jungle gyms, swings, slides, climbing nets, and other fun high quality playground equipment, while enjoying the leafy green surrounds of the botanical gardens. 

Days: Daily.

Times: 9am – 6pm

Cost: Ghc15 per child & Ghc6 per parent for the full day.

Contact: 0262 366 167 / info@avatarzgh.com 

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Venue: Kiddy Ground

Location: A&C Square, Jungle Road, East Legon, Accra.

Age Group: 1 - 8 years.

Activities: Outdoor and play-on games, rides and attractions.

Days: Daily.

Times: 9am – 6pm (Mon - Fri) & 8.30am – 7pm (Sat & Sun)

Cost: GHc10 per hour

Contact: 0242 108 977 / kiddyground@ancsquare.com

  

INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS

Venue: Kids Planet

Location: Marina Mall, Airport City, next to UNA Home, Accra.

Age Group: 1 – 15 years.

Activities: Arcade games, soft play structures, arts and crafts room, and educational toys.

Days: Daily.

Times:  10am – 7pm (Mon – Sat) & noon – 7pm (Sundays & public holidays).

Cost: Ghc30 for the first hour (includes 30 arcade game tokens) & Ghc10 per hour thereafter.

Contact: 0545 500 000 / info@kidsplanetgh.com

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Venue: MaxMart Fun House 

Location: 3rd Floor, MaxMart 37, Independence Avenue opp. Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra.

Age Group: 1 - 10 years.

Activities: Arts & crafts & soft play.

Days: Daily.

Times: 10am – 7.30pm  

Cost: Ghc20 per hour for the first hour, GHc10 per hour thereafter.

Contact: 0545 860 836 / 0209 432 313

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Programme: Tumble Tots

Location: Pippa's Health Centre, Ringway Estate, Accra.

Age Group: 1 - 3 years.

Activities: The studio is set up with a wide variety of soft play equipment to keep the tumble tots running, jumping and playing in a cool, safe and stimulating environment.  The studio comes to life with pre-school music and gives little ones their first introduction to group play activities.

Days: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Times: 10am – noon

Cost: Ghc20 per child per hour

Contact: 0302 224488 / 0302 224488

 

SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMMES

Programme: Alliance Française d'Accra Recreational Holiday Programme

Location: Alliance Française d'Accra, behind Opeibea House, Liberation Link, Airport Residential Area, Accra.

Age Group: 3 - 5 years, 6 - 9 years and 10 - 14 years.

Activities: Give your children the opportunity to learn or improve their French through fun, artistic and educational activities while enjoying their holiday. There is a theme dedicated to each day. Games and fun activities evolve around the theme of the day.

Dates: July 4 - August 26 2016.

Times: 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Cost:  Ghc80 per day / Ghc350 per week.

Contact: fle.junior@afaccra.org / 0501287807 / 0501287812 

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Programme: Alliance Française d'Accra Summer Camp

Location: Alliance Française d'Accra, behind Opeibea House, Liberation Link, Airport Residential Area, Accra.

Age Group: 3 - 5 years, 6 - 9 years and 10 - 14 years.

Activities: A French class package.

Dates: July 4 - August 26 2016.

Times: 8.30 – 11.45am.

Cost: Ghc350 per week.

Contact: fle.junior@afaccra.org / 0501287807 / 0501287812

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Programme: Beanstalk Montessori School Summer Camp

Location: Fifth Circular Close, near Eastoment Guest lodge, East Cantonments, Accra.

Age Group: 14 months - 10 years.

Activities: Art & Craft, Music & Dancing, Outdoor Activities & Games, Stories & Songs, Cooking, Science Experiments, and much much more!

Dates: June 27 - August 26 2016.

Times: 7.30am – 12.30pm.

Cost: USD100 per child per week.

Contact: 0242 513 022 / 0262 513 022 / beanstalk.ghana@gmail.com 

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Programme: Funner Summer Experience Camp

Location: Yoyo Kids Club, opposite Lizzy Sports Complex, East Legon, Accra.

Age Group: 3 - 13 years.

Activities: Weekly themes, exciting recreational activities, field trips, character building workshops, educational enrichment, etc.

Dates: July 4 - August 26 2016.  

Times:  08.30am – 3.30pm (Mon – Fri).

Cost: (not available) 

Contact: 0302 541 898 / 0572 730 685 / 0572 730 685

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Programme: German Swiss International School Summer Camp 2016

Location: Ring Road Central, Accra.

Age Group: 1 - 10 years.

Activities: Arts and crafts, music, German sessions, stories, games, and much much more!

Dates: July 4 – 8 2016

Times: Half day from 8am – 12.30pm. Full day from 8am – 4pm.

Cost: Half day: 120 Euros per week. Full day (including hot lunch): 220 Euros per week.

Contact: headmaster@gsis-accra.org / administration@gsis-accra.org / 0548 346 765 (English) / 0246 693 135 (German).

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Programme: Gingerbread House Summer School

Location: British High Commission compound, Ridge, Accra.

Age Group: 18 months - 7 years.

Activities: Music and movement, yoga, science, Clay, drumming, drumming, dress up, messy play, art and craft, sports etc.

Dates: July 4 - August 26 2016. 

Times: 8am – 12.30pm.

Cost: USD150 per week.

Contact: 0302 228 978 /  martinabiney@yahoo.co.uk 

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Programme: Liberty American School Summer Camp

Location: 43 Kinshasa Avenue, East Legon, Accra.  

Age Group: 5 - 13 years.

Activities: A great Summer fun and learning experience. Boarding and day students are invited to enjoy the school's great facilities including swimming pool for summer swimming lessons. Bible games, swimming, art and drawing, STEM/technology, martial arts, educational games, table tennis, field trips, cooking, bowling, service projects, movies, and more!

Dates: June 20 - July 15 2016.

Times: 8am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

Cost: Ghc100 registration fee + Ghc300 per week (excl. field trips). Overnight daily: USD30. Overnight weekly: USD200.

Contact:  admission@libertyas.org / 0501454292 / 0574605722

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Programme: Lincoln Community School Summer Program

Location: Lincoln Community School, Abelemkpe, Accra.

Age Group: 6 - 16 years. 

Activities: Ballet, basketball, badminton, ceramics, floor hockey, art & drawing, library/reading, drum & dance, hip hop & modern dance, soccer, karate, table tennis, computer fun, origami, swimming, day excursions and lots more!

Dates: 

Session Two: July 4th - July 15th.

Session Three: July 18th - July 29th. 

Times: 9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday.

Cost: Ghc900 per session.

Contact: 054 431 2478 /  nagudu@lincoln.edu.gh 

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Programme: Lotus Educational CentreSuper Brains Summer Camp

Location: 1 Boundary Road, American House Junction, East Legon, Accra.

Age Group:  5 – 16 years.

Activities:  A summer camp for children with a focus on academics, recreation, life skills and short educational trips.

Dates: July 4 – August 122016.

Times: 9am – 3pm. 

Cost: Ghc360 per week.

Contact: 0262 283 687 / 0244 283 687 / info@lecghana.org

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Programme: MaxMart Fun House Summer School

Location: 3rd Floor, MaxMart 37, Independence Avenue opposite Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra.

Age Group: 3 - 10 years.

Activities: All day camp activities including beading, creative arts, board games, singing, acting, movies, etc. Special treat and super fun on Fridays (storytelling, karaoke, and many more fun activities. 

Dates: July 1 - September 22 2016.

Times: 9am – 5.30pm  

Cost: Ghc20 registrations fee + Ghc150 per week, or Ghc600 for the entire camp.

Contact: 0545 860 836 / 0209 432 313

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Programme: RelaxKids

Location: White Lotus Meditation Center, 56 Abarfum Crescent, Labone, Accra.

Age Group: 6 - 12 years.

Activities: Through a combination of breathing exercises, mindfulness exercises, and yoga, RelaxKids teaches an award-winning 7 step technique that improves emotional wellbeing and self-confidence and helps children feel calm and focused. 

Dates: Tuesday July 12, Wednesday August 3, and Thursday August 18 2016. 

Times: 10 - 11:15am.

Cost: Free (spaces are limited, and registration is essential).

Contact: 0248 142 013

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