7 Best Ways To Entertain Yourself On A Budget

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According to a recent research conducted by the Lagos State’s Ministry of Economic Planning and Budgeting, residents of Lagos spend about N1Billion monthly on entertainment.

Of course, entertainment is one of the reasons we work in the first place. It is relaxing and takes our mind off the work mode. But substitute your imagination for your wallet, and you’ll find plenty of ways entertain yourself or friends in Lagos without breaking the bank.

Here are some suggestions for you…..


1. Go on an Ice Cream date alone or with friends. It is inexpensive and relaxing. You could get some really nice tasty ice creams for less than N1000 in Lagos. Cold Stone Creamery delivers one of the finest personalized ice cream experiences. Give it a try.

2. Participate in festivals and concerts. Do you like music? There are lots of arts groups or cultural organizations hosting concerts, art programs, movies, and other activities in Lagos on a weekly basis. Volunteering to participate means free entry and that translates to entertaining yourself for next to nothing. Check Afritickets for more details.

3. Buy or rent a DVD, get coke and popcorn and watch it at home. It’s fun and saves you the whopping sum of money you shell out towards buying tickets for a movie at cinemas. You will actually feel blessed and surprised to be enjoying such a lot for so little.

the palms mall

4. Go window shopping at your favourite mall. Some malls in Lagos that can serve this purpose such as the popular The Palms Shopping Mall in Lekki, Ikeja Shopping Mall and lots more. Who knows? You might even bump into a friend.

5. Have a picnic at the park. Organize a picnic for yourself and your family or with friends. Look for a nearby park. The Muri Okunola Park in Lagos is a great place to set up a picnic. Wear something comfortable and if it is hot out wear loose, light clothing. Remember to wear insect repellant and sunblock.

6. Visit the museum with your friends. The National Museum in Lagos is definitely worth seeing. The star attractions are the brasses from Benin City, which get their own gallery. Though no cameras are allowed, simply taking a look at their breath-taking gallery will keep you entertained. Besides the entertainment, you will simply enjoy the company of each other.


7. Hang out at the beach. One of the great things about going to the beach is that it can be a relatively low-cost, day-log activity. Some of the beaches in Lagos charge as low as N1000 per person at the entrance. There are usually plenty of vendors and food carts like we have at Elegushi Beach in upper-scale Lekki and their food is usually much overpriced.

To save money, bring a cooler of your own food. Prepare some sandwiches, throw in some fruit or other snacks, some drinks, a bag of ice, and you’re good to go!

What about you? What’s your favorite way to stay entertained on a budget? Share your thoughts below!