Fun Places to Visit in Westlands

by | Jul 27, 2022

Having fun is recommended for everyone as it helps reduce stress. What’s more, you get to bond with your family on weekends, or holidays. Whereas fun places in other areas are limited, that’s not the case with Westlands. Its central position in Nairobi, not to mention the expatriate community, means that you get the best experience. The following fun places in Westlands are worthy of your consideration.

1. Uhuru Park

This is a popular meeting place with a variety of spaces for public gatherings. For instance, it has various built recreational facilities for your enjoyment. In addition, there is a small lake where you get to paddle a boat at a small fee. You can also sit on natural grass and enjoy the cool breeze from the lake.  Relax and get peace of mind as you also enjoy swings, horse riding, not to mention bouncing castles.

Location: Along Nairobi Expressway

Working hours: 8 am to 6:30 pm daily

Google rating: 4.1 stars, (20,409 reviews)

2. National Museums of Kenya

National Museums of Kenya gives a detailed description of Kenya’s history. It has a museum and research group with collections and exhibitions on East African heritage and history. Moreover, the gallery encompasses everything from history, anthropology, animal kingdom, Kenyan tradition, and more. Items are well labeled but if you need a guide, one is available for free. And finally, if you like birds, there is an awesome bird display to catch your eye.

Location: Museum Hill, Kipande Road

Contacts: 020 3742131

Working hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm daily

Google rating: 4.5 stars, (8,391 reviews)

3. The Nairobi Arboretum

The Nairobi Arboretum is a tranquil locale featuring various species of trees, picnic areas, and natural scenery. It’s amongst the best places to unwind with your family and friends. What steals the show, however, are cute monkey families that swing from tree to tree. Above all, birdwatchers can come early to see the many species of birds living at the Arboretum. And with seats to rest under the beautiful natural green trees, you get peace of mind.

Location: Kilimani Arboretum road

Contacts: 0728 790 518

Working hours: 6 am to 6:30 pm daily

Google rating: 4.4 stars, (5,968 reviews)

4. The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a diverse collection of wacky and determined entrepreneurs in food, fashion, music, and more. This is the home for people who love their craft and believe success comes from taking creative risks. Whereas the prices for refreshments and entertainment are affordable, the experience you get here is memorable. But apart from that, you can watch live bands perform at the serene outdoor space.

Location: Parklands Road, Nairobi

Contacts: 0720 256 048

Working hours: 12 pm to 12 am Mondays to Wednesdays. 12 pm to 2 am Thursdays to Sundays.

Google rating: 4.4 stars, (4,835 reviews)

5. August 7th Memorial Park

It is a relaxing and serene place in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the central business district. For some, this place reminds them of the sad moments of the August 7th bombing of the US embassy that led to the death of 218 people. That said, you can bring snacks inside and sit on the beautiful benches to enjoy your meal. To add to that, the place is secure and has charging ports in case your battery runs out.

Location: Junction of Moi Avenue, Nairobi

Contacts: 0722 323 302

Working hours: 6 am to 6 pm daily.1 pm to 5 pm on Sundays.

Google ratings: 4.3 stars, (3,436 reviews)

6. Bao Box

Bao Box is a fun board game restaurant to bond with friends. Granted, it has a beautiful balcony setting for couples. Also, the inside decor is heavenly to say the least, and you are privileged to have generous portions of delicious food. And in case you want a place for private talks, an outdoor patio is available. The good thing about Bao Box is that you only pay once and play any game you want while you enjoy great cocktails.

Location: Pramukh Towers, Westlands Road

Contacts: 0715 226 269

Working hours: 11 am to 10 pm daily.

Google rating: 4.6 stars, (3,412 reviews)

7. K1 Klub House

K1 Klub House offers the best Nairobi night experience with affordable accommodation. Jazz Night Tuesdays, one Love Thursdays, and Flea Market Sundays are some of the activities that will light up your mood. In addition, it facilitates small and large groups as they have great food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Moreover, there are sections that play different music, and so you’ll have to sit in the section that plays music you enjoy.

Location:  Along Ojijo Road

Contacts: 0717 969 500

Google rating: 4.3 stars, (2,041 reviews)

8. Snake Park

When you visit Snake Park, you have a chance to see a collection of snakes, some lizards, and tortoises. There is also enough ground to relax and play games. What’s more, you are allowed to hold snakes, and even wrap them around your shoulder. Furthermore, there is a wide variety of fish which you can learn about. It is one of the places that is good for nature walks. What’s more, restaurants are also available in case you are a foodie.

Location:  Along Prof. Wangari Maathai Road

Contacts: 020 8164134

Working hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm daily

Google rating: 4.4 stars, (1,052 reviews)

9. Central Park Nairobi

Central Park Nairobi is a cool place to have fun when bored. For instance, you can see friendly monkeys as they move from one evergreen tree to another. The trees provide an ice breeze and you can bring family and friends for a picnic. Besides, sit on the public benches as you breathe in the fresh air in a clean, quiet, and peaceful surrounding.

Location: Opposite Uhuru Park

Working hours: Open 24 hours daily.

Google rating: 4.3 stars, (774 reviews)

10. Casino Flamingo

At Casino Flamingo Westlands, Nairobi, you get the best gaming experience. Above all, it is lively and buzzing with excitement and fun. You can get all casino games where you stand a chance to reap big bonuses. In addition, they offer both table games and slots. To add to that, there are daily poker tournaments for your enjoyment, and complimentary food and drinks are available to all players. However, those not playing can also get attracted by the live performances as they have fun.

Location: Fortis Tower, Woodvale Groove

Contacts: 0712 007 777

Working hours: 12 pm to 4 am daily.

Google rating: 4.2 stars, (365 reviews)


It is clear that while in Westlands, you can never get bored. Visit any of the mentioned fun places together with family and friends. You will indeed have fun as you unwind over the weekend, or during holidays.