Joburg – Kids Guide 18Dec

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


City Sightseeing Tours

An informative and fun way to learn about the city of Johannesburg. Stops include Apartheid Museum, Newtown, Constitution Hill, Gold Reef City and Carlton Centre.

Until 31 Jan @ 9am


Gautrain Station, Park Main Office. Wolmarans Street, between Rissik Street and Joubert Street. (Tel) 0800-428-8724


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 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


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