Spring is here and kids have suddenly materialized a hidden energy package that needs to be used! Therefore, my idea is to bring them outdoors as much as possible, but that is not always an easy solution in “concrete-Beirut”! Fortunately for us, few spots are worth exploring, and they do not take half a day of driving to reach (although traffic these days is literary a NIGHTMARE!).
For parks I usually go to the nearest, Sioufi Public gardens, where a mix of walking trails, play area and duck pond give us plenty of entertainment. For more action, like bicycling, walking, running or roller skating, we have not yet found green spaces, but the Beirut Waterfront by Biel does give you the opportunity of moving in a pedestrian area, with 5 km walking trail. It is by the blue Mediterranean sea and well, in the lack of better, I still like strolling there… Beirut by Bike offers one hour of rental for $3. Worth taking the whole family!
More green spaces in Beirut; The cosy park of Horsh Tabet in Sin el Fil.
For those who would like to venture 20 minutes outside Beirut, Baabda Forest gives you a breath of fresh air, in a hilly surrounding, where playground, walking trails, climbing wall are there to keep you busy for few hours!
Do you need more?
The Silk Museum of Bsous (15 km outside Beirut) offers a lovely outing combining culture and planting sessions for youngsters.
Voila.. that is it for now!
Hope it was useful and motivating!
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See you in the green spaces…