Joburg – Kids Guide 4Dec

Fairy Dust
A show of illusion, comedy and magic presented by Vicus Cruywagen. Fun for the entire family.
26 Nov – 15 Dec @ 10am
NG Kerk Linden. 44 5th Street, Linden. (Tel) 082-420-6414

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

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid and her fishy friends are back at the Peoples Theatre with even more pizzazz than ever before.
Until 24 Dec @ 10:30am & 2:30pm (Sat)
The Peoples Theatre. Joburg Theatre Complex, Cnr Loveday St & Hoofd Street, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-403-2340

The show is for the entire family and about the classic children’s story we all know and love called ‘Cinderella’.  With catchy tunes and high energy this show is bound to entertain everyone.
28 Nov @ 10:30am & 2:30pm
R80 – R90
Irene Village Theatre. 1 Pioneer Road, Centurion. (Tel) 082-423-0603

James and the Giant Peach
The classic Roald Dahl Story of an orphan boy that finds a magic peach and human like bugs that become his best friends.
27 Nov – 16 Dec @ 3:30pm & 7:30pm (Fri), 2pm & 5pm (Sat), 2pm (Sun)
R50 – R110
National Childrens Theatre. 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-484-4584

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

Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries
The much loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take centre stage in an all-new family musical , Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros.
4 – 6 Dec @ 12:30pm & 9:30pm
Carnival City. Cnr Century and Elsburg Road, Brakpan. (Tel) 011-898-7000

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

Brian Boswell’s Circus
Established in 1982 by Brian Boswell, the Circus is traditionally themed and has acts that include animals, clowns, Trapeze artists, jugglers and more. Definitely a great night out for the whole family.
27 Nov – 16 Dec @ 3:30pm, 5pm,  7:30pm
R80 – R140
Atlasville Boksburg. (Tel) 083-440-0358

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)
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)

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

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

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

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.
9am  – 3pm
Within James and Eythel Gray Park, outside Melrose Arch. (Tel) 086-999-0369

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

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