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Happy families are made by spending time together. If travel arrangements keep getting in the way however, we might have a solution. The Uber Family Profile is a nifty way to help you and your (extended) family create precious memories, taking care of the “but how to get there?” frustrations.

This handy tool on the Uber app lets you add up to 5 people to a Family Profile, who can travel using your account – convenient if you want a reliable way of getting grandma or grandpa, for example, to come over and join in the good times. Or for adult kids without a vehicle of their own to meet up with you for a fun-filled family outing.

Just head to the “Settings” section of the Uber app to set up a Family Profile. You can also set different default payment methods for different family members, remove and add members or disable the feature at any time so that you have full control over who is using and how the profile is being used.

With the travel sorted, maybe it’s time to sit down and start planning that next fun family gathering? Here are some great ideas for family activities in Abuja and Lagos that won’t break the bank and that everyone will enjoy.

Day-care at the Arcade

The best family quality time is when everyone has fun together – and what better way to do that than with some games? Rufus and Bee at the Two Waters Complex in Lagos is the perfect place to take the kids on a weekend when they’ve been good. Start off with a round at the bowling alley, collect some tickets in the arcade and round things off with some food at the restaurant and sports bar: it’s everything you could ever need for a family outing.

Lakeside leisure time

It’s nice to throw a huge family get-together every once in a while, but it can be difficult to get everyone in same place, whether it’s because of travel or house size. Instead, why not take a one-day family cruise? Reserve a ferry ride on the Jabi Lake at Jabi Boat Club in Abuja for an extended family gathering: aunties, uncles, nephews and nieces can take a family Uber ride in to meet you at the boat club before setting sail. You can even hire out some jet skis to take on the water before returning for dinner at the boat club’s in-house restaurant and bar.

Art for all the family

Introducing your little ones to art and culture early in their lives is important, especially if you want them to become the great artists of tomorrow. Take the youngsters to the Nike Art Centre on Lagos’ Victoria Island and explore a diverse gallery of work from across Nigeria. It’s easy to make it a full family affair: Grandma and Grandpa can join in on your creative journey by using the Uber Family Profile for convenient and safe transport to the venue. If the kids start acting up, then don’t worry – it’s only a short ride into the center of Victoria and Lagos islands.

Dinner at the table made simple

Life can be hectic between the kids’ activities and parents’ working schedules. Trying to fit in a family dinner at a nice restaurant often proves to be a fine balancing act. Let the Uber Family Profile feature help you out. While Dad fetches Kamaru from soccer practice before heading to traditional Africa restaurant Nkoyo in Abuja, Mom can arrange an Uber ride to pick-up little Abike from her after-school club on the way from the office to join the party.

Life is short – hop on board with the Uber family profile and make it count with your loved ones.