Joburg Kids guide – 25Feb

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

 

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

 

Ice Skating

Learn how to ice skate at the Northgate Ice Rink, conveniently located in Northgate Shopping Centre. Skates can be hired at the venue.

10am – 5pm (Daytime Session), 7:30pm – 10:30pm (Evening Session)

R25 Skate Hire / R60 entrance fee

 

Roll Egoli

An ideal space for kids to have a Birthday or just have fun skating in a safe environment. The facility boats a 1000 square metre cover roller rink with a smooth concrete floor. Skate scan be hired at the venue as well. Ages 4 and up.

9am – 9pm (Fri & Sat), 9am – 6pm (Tue – Thurs)

R60 per entry/ R25 Skate Hire

296 Main Road, Bryanston. (Tel) 083-232-9861

 

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

 

Randburg Raceway

A well looked after go-kart facility which is perfect for birthday parties and functions. Multiple race formats and packages to choose from. From ages 9 and up.

10am (Mon – Sun)

R150 – R450

272 Samantha Street, Strijdom Park. (Tel) 011-792-2260

 

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

 

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)

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 Johannesburg’s 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 Sophia Town.

Tue – Sun @ 9am – 5pm

Free

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!

9:30am-5pm

R100-R175

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

 

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 Ethel 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