• 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 Frendz, DrakesFarmyard
  • 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)

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)

Live Performances and Cinema

  • Cinema – Ster Kinekor, Nu 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)


  • 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)


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!

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.

Drakes Party Farmyard
Type: Farmyard
Cost: R25p/p
When: Every Monday and Wednesday
Address: Drakes Party Farmyard, Linbro Park

Free Kids Workshops
Type: Arts and Crafts
Cost: Free
When: Weekends
Address: Moyo Restaurant at Zoo Lake, Parkview

Type: Horse Spectacular
Cost: R110p/p, Children under 3 Free
When: Every sunday at 10h30
Address: Kyalami

Color Cafe
Type: Arts and Crafts
Cost: Varies
When: Daily
Address: Hyde Park

Cupcake Decorating
Type: Kids Banking
Cost: R60 per child
When: Every Saturday
Address: Fourways

Bryanston Organic and Natural Market
Type: Market
Cost: Free
When: Tuesdays and Saturdays 9am – 3pm
Address: Bryanston

Hyundai Helium Balloon
Type: Balloon Ride
Cost: R45 – R70 p/p
When: Every Ongoing
Address: Montecasino, Fourways

Butterfly Garden at Ludwigs Rose Farm
Type: Nature
Cost: Adults R35, Kids R22
When: Daily
Address: Pretoria

The Yard

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

Type: Discovery
Cost: R18p/p
When: Every Saturday 10h30
Address: Parktown