The hol­i­days are just around the corner, which can be a daunt­ing prospect for par­ents ea­ger to keep their chil­dren en­ter­tained out­doors. Mums in Beirut, Le­banon’s first on­line plat­form for par­ents, lends a help­ing hand with some use­ful sug­ges­tions.

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As one of the old­est and largest pub­lic spa­ces in the cap­i­tal, the gar­den is a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for walk­ers, jog­gers and chil­dren. There are a num­ber of well-de­signed play areas for kids to swing and slide for hours on end.


This is a safe place for kids to ride bikes and scoot­ers as it is fully pedes­tri­an­ized. There are also a lot of birds that chil­dren can feed thanks to the trees that sur­round the mas­sive clock.


A haven in the heart of Beirut, Horsh Beirut of­fers vis­i­tors 300,000 square me­ters of beau­ti­ful green space to en­joy. It is the per­fect des­ti­na­tion for a fam­ily day out and a place for chil­dren to run wild.


The wa­ter­front es­planade has views of the Mediter­ranean and the sum­mits of Mount Le­banon to the east. It is clean and flat so kids can ride their bikes on the wide pave­ment.


The Cor­niche is one of Beirut’s most iconic spots. Lined with palm trees, it is a nice place to walk with kids and ad­mire the Mediter­ranean Sea. Beirut by Bike of­fers bike rental, a great op­tion for older chil­dren.


There are a num­ber of child-friendly beaches pro­vid­ing spe­cial swim­ming pools and play areas for the young. Some rec­om­men­da­tions can be found on page 59.

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