Places to Visit

NATURE

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden Roodepoort
Johannesburg Zoo Parkview
De Wildt Cheetah Farm Hartebeespoort Dam
Lory Park Zoo Midrand
Irene Dairy Farm Irene
Chameleon Village Reptile Park Hartebeespoort Dam
Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary Hartebeespoort Dam
Elephant Sanctuary Hartebeespoort Dam
Touch ‘n feel farmyards -Farmyard FrendzDrakesFarmyard
Croc City Croc Farm Nietgedacht
Lion Park - Lion, hyena, zebra, giraffe and antelope Honeydew
The South African Lipizzaners Kyalami Horseriding
Lemon Rose Farm Boskruin
Montecasino Bird Gardens Fourways

LIVE PERFORMANCES AND CINEMA

Cinema - Ster KinekorNu Metro
National Children’s Theatre Parktown

ADVENTURE AND PLAY PLACES

Gold Reef City
Go carting for older kids
Paintball
Norscot Manor Recreation Centre Fourways
Jimmy Jungles playground Modderfontein
Yeesh Bryanston and Woodmead
Ten pin bowling at Brightwater Commons Randburg
Hedgehog Lane Bryanston

CHILD-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

Spur Steak Ranches Nationwide
Lemon Thyme Cafe Honeydew
Angelo’s Kitchen Bryanston
Picolino’s Fourways
Serendipity Rosebank
Tres Jolie Ruimsig
Oki Doki Linden
The Secret Garden Fourways
Bambanani Melville
Cafe Flamingo Montecasino Bird Gardens, Fourways
Papachinos (kids love making their own pizza!) Midrand and Fourways

EDUCATIONAL

Planetarium at Wits
Library index
Museums
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre Newtown

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Seed Pod Art Studio Broadacres
Smudge Art Craighall Park
Polka Dot Art Studio Morningside

Events

Are you wondering what is on in Jo’burg? Look no further! In Johannesburg, there is always something on to keep the kids, and the whole family entertained. Below are some of the things currently on, but if you run out of ideas, don’t forget to visit our page of places to visit or click here for delicious recipes to make with the kids!

Drakes Party Farmyard

Website: www.drakes.co.za
Type: Farmyard
Cost: R25p/p
When: Every Monday and Wednesday
Address: Drakes Party Farmyard, Linbro Park

Butterfly Garden at Ludwigs Rose Farm

Website: www.ludwigsroses.co.za
Type: Nature
Cost: Adults R35, Kids R22
When: Daily
Address: Pretoria

Bryanston Organic and Natural Market

Website: www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za
Type: Market
Cost: Free
When: Tuesdays and Saturdays 9am – 3pm
Address: Bryanston

Lipizzaners

Website: www.lipizzaners.co.za
Type: Horse Spectacular
Cost: R110p/p, Children under 3 Free
When: Every sunday at 10h30
Address: Kyalami

Planetarium

Website: www.planetarium.co.za
Type: Discovery
Cost: R18p/p
When: Every Saturday 10h30
Address: Parktown

Cupcake Decorating

Website: www.amazingcupcakes.co.za
Type: Kids Banking
Cost: R60 per child
When: Every Saturday
Address: Fourways

Free Kids Workshops

Website: www.moyo.co.za
Type: Arts and Crafts
Cost: Free
When: Weekends
Address: Moyo Restaurant at Zoo Lake, Parkview

The Yard

Contact: 083 391 4921
Type: Outdoor Play
Cost: R25p/p incl. tea & cake
When: Every Thursday
Address: Woodmead

Hyundai Helium Balloon

Website: www.aerialdisplays.co.za
Type: Balloon Ride
Cost: R45 – R70 p/p
When: Every Ongoing
Address: Montecasino, Fourways

Color Cafe

Website: www.colorcafe.co.za
Type: Arts and Crafts
Cost: Varies
When: Daily
Address: Hyde Park

If you are aware of any other events currently on in Jo’burg that you think other parents would love to know about, please let us know.

If you’re finding it difficult to juggle time with your kids and being a working parent, contact us to find an au pair for your children for the day, the whole school holiday, or on a permanent basis. Visit our information for families page to find out more or to fill in application forms and our terms and conditions.

Thank you to Jozikids for some of the information supplied on this page.

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