Joburg -Kids Guide 24Sept

Jurassic Garden

A hand and marionette puppet show about Dinosaurs, filled with lots of fun for kids and adults alike.

25 Sept @ 3:30pm

R55

Kinderspiel Emmarentia and Kinder Theatre. 39 Greenhill Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-646-0870

 

Hubbly Bubbly

Presented by Margaret Auerbach, the show introduces kids to Hubbly Bubbly, a character from a different planet.

26 Sept @ 10am

R55

Kinderspiel Emmarentia and Kinder Theatre. 39 Greenhill Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-646-0870

 

Bounce Inc SA

South Africa’s first trampoline park is open and waiting for you to come and jump, dive, spin and just have fun. Catering for various skill levels, kids or all ages can enjoy it including grown up kids. They also do parties and cater for groups!

10am – 9pm (Mon – Fri)

Bounce Inc. Cnr Woodmead and Maxwell Drive, Waterfall Lifestyle Centre. (Tel) 011-517-2500

 

Origin’s Centre

The Origins Centre tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality. The Centre contains the latest interactive multi-media equipment.

Open daily 9am – 5pm

R35 – R75

The Origin’s Centre. Yale Road, Wits University, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-717-4700

 

Gold Reef City Theme Park

Gold Reef City Theme Park has an abundance of adventures, it won’t be long before you’ll be drawn to the squeals of delight! Also the only placein Southern Africa where you can enjoy a 4D movie!

9:30am-5pm

R100-R175

Cnr Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde,Johannesburg,(Tel) 011-248-6800

 

The Planetarium

Each year, the Planetarium is visited by around 75,000 people, about 80% of whom are on organised school outings.

10:30am

R40 – R150

Yale Road, Milner Park, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-717-1390

 

James Hall Museum of Transport

The James Hall Museum of Transport is a land transport museum covering various modes of transport dating back some 400 years and is the largest museum of its kind in South Africa. Get to see steam vehicles, bicycles, trains and trams.

9am -5pm (Tues-Sun)

Free – Donations welcome

James Hall Museum. Corner of Reynolds and Rosettenville Roads, Pioneer Park. (Tel) 011-435-9485

 

Hector Peterson Museum

A memorial to the 1976 Soweto student rebellion. The Museum is named after Hector Peterson who was a 13-year old student in 1976 and among the first victims to die from police shootings during the riots.

10am – 5pm (Mon – Sat) & 10am – 4pm (Sun)

R5

8288 Khumalo Road, Orland West, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-536-0611

 

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Founded in 1910, the Johannesburg Art Gallery is a major Art Museum in South Africa. It has collections which span across traditional South African Art and International Art from the 16th Century.

10am – 5pm (Tue-Sun)

Free

Cnr of Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-725-3130

 

Sterkfontein Caves

These are ancient Dolomite caves that form part of the fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind. Among the fossils found here, the most famous are the remains of early humans Mrs. Ples and Little Foot.

9am – 5pm (Daily)

R70 – R120 (Kids under 4 FREE)

Kromdraai Road, Muldersdrift. (Tel) 014-577-9000

 

Roodepoort Museum

Experience what it was like in 1884 when the discovery of gold in the area hit its all time high. Get to see the fashion, households, technological advancements and artifacts from the period.

By Appointment only

R10 –R20

85 Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort. (Tel) 011-761-0226 or 082-411-6898 (Weekends)

 

The Voortrekker Monument

The massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers) who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854. A visit to the Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site promotes and develops an understanding and appreciation of South Africa and its rich cultural heritage.

8am -5pm (Mon –Sun)

R15 –R80

Eeufees Road, Pretoria. (Tel) 012-326-6770

 

Stargazing

An interesting event for the entire family. Learn more about stars, galaxies and astronomy from resident astronomer Vincent Nettmann.

15 Aug @ 5:30pm

R185 – R325

Maropeng. Off the R24, Johannesburg. (Tel) 014-577-9000

 

Acrobranch

They have so much to offer from zip lines, swing bridges and Tarzan Swings. They cater for various difficulty levels and offer a safe family friendly environment to have fun.

R100

9am – 3pm

Within James and Eythel Gray Park, outside Melrose Arch. (Tel) 086-999-0369

 

Montecasino Bird Gardens

Wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.

8:30am -5pm (Mon-Fri), 8:30am-6pm (Weekends)

Montecasino. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways, (Tel) 011-511-1864

 

Ten Pin Bowling

The Magic Company Ten Pin Bowling is a new extension to the existing Magic Company entertainment store. The Bowling arena caters for all families and groups, including corporate team builds and games.

12pm-12am (Mon-Thurs), 12pm-2am (Fri), 10am-2am (Sat)

Montecasino. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways, (Tel) 011-511-0124

 

The fun company

A family entertainment centre that will have your blood racing and leave you with

smile. Bumper Cars, Tenpin Bowling, Games Arcade and more.

9am (Mon-Sat), 10am (Sun)

The Grove Shopping Centre, Simon Vermooten Road, Pretoria, (Tel) 011-447-4099

 

Red Bus City Tour

The Red Bus City Tour is a hop-on, hop-off excursion which takes you to some of the most interesting spots in Joburg – from Gold Reef City to the James Hall Transport Museum.

R80 –R150

(Tel) 086-173-3287

 

Kids Traffic Land

A fun way for kids to learn the rules of the road while having fun.

9am-5pm (Sat-Sun), 1pm-5pm (Mon-Fri)

R30

Balfour Park Shopping Centre, Highlands North, Johannesburg, (Tel) 082-459-2074

 

Magic Company

This is a great space for kids with various video games, simulators and ticket collecting games to choose from. Make sure you check out the 6D thrill experience as well.

10am-12pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-12pm (Sat, Sun)

Montecasino. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways, (Tel) 011-511-0621

 

Jungle Rumble Indoor Playground

This is a kids playground heaven with ball ponds, slides, jumping castles, rides, arcade and baby area. You can also have kids parties here which are fully catered.

9am-5pm (Tues-Sat)

R40-R55

Panorama Shop & Leisure Centre. Corner Kilpriver and Jordie Road. (Tel) 011-432-0403

 

Museum Africa

This is one of Johannesburgs biggest history and cultural museums housed in the old fruit and vegetable market, which dates back as far as 1913. Featuring exhibits of the discovery of Gold in Johannesburg to the era of township Jazz in Sophiatown.

Tue – Sun @ 9am – 5pm

Free

Museum Africa. 121 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-833-5624

 

Museum of Military History

The Museum’s collection of more than 44 000 items are divided into 37 separate categories and include the official South African war art and photograph collections and is the only museum of its kind in South Africa.

9am -4:30pm (Daily)

R15 – R30

22 Erlswold Way, Randburg. (Tel) 011-646-5513