10 kid-friendly activities in Joburg
Fun-filled activities for the whole family
Kids driving you up the walls? Or maybe you’ve got a birthday party to plan and you’ve got no idea what to do? Joburg is home to a good few kid-friendly activities and outings that can end up being an incredible amount for fun for the whole family. Check out our top kid-friendly events in Joburg below.
Not just for kids, Acrobranch in Jozi’s Melrose Arch is great fun for the whole family! Nestled between the trees, the park offers bridge swings, ziplines, and rope-swinging along with various courses and heights. Take a few packed lunches and enjoy them on the grass or many picnic-style tables too. Details this way.
Stoke City Adventure Park
Located just outside of Jozi, Stoke City Adventure Park in Midrand makes for a fantastic day out with the whole family. Dabble in a bit of wakeboarding, take a dip in the lake, and make use of their endless water activities and adventure courses. The park offers a range of features including a Full Size Main Cable, a Beginner Specific 2-Tower Cable, a Floating Obstacle Course called the AquaPark, an open-water swimming course, and a Stand-Up Paddling course. It’s the perfect way to soak in the sun without having to worry what the kids are up to.
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Northgate Ice Rink
Rain or shine, the Northgate Ice Rink is the place to be. Fun, family-friendly, and affordable, the ice rink is pretty much a family staple. Grab the kids and prep yourself for a few thrilling hours out on the ice. Music keeps the vibe steady and a decked-out kiosk ensures you won’t go hungry. For those still learning to skate, the Ice Rinks helpful penguins are always on hand to help out, too.
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Yeesh! Fun for Kids
Located in the Woodmead shopping centre, Yeesh! Fun for Kids is perfect for kids up to the age of 12 and features a two-storey ball pit and jungle-gym set-up for kids to go wild. They also have a cake and coffee shop for parents to grab a book and a bit of peace and quiet while the kids do their thing. Visit their site for bookings and more details.
Soweto Kids Fun Fair Playground
The Soweto Kids Fun Fair Playground is the ultimate kid-friendly day out. Featuring giant slides, wipe out big ballets, inflatable mini soccer, extreme parachute, inflatable footballs, obstacle courses, foam pit machines, go carts, drawings areas and more, your kids will be dying to go back.
Joburg’s many public pools may just be some of the city’s best kept secrets. Choose from dazzlingly blue waters in Melville, Zoo Lake, and Orlando West if you’re looking for a quick dip to cool off, and if you’re wanting to make a day of it, head through to Linden’s indoor pool. For the little ones who are still getting to grips with being in the water, Linden’s indoor pool also offers swimming lessons across a variety of ages.
Up for a little action? Head through to Woods Paintball near Fourways and spend the day with the kids. Trained marshals and quality gear are a staple at Woods Paintball so there’s no need to worry about any trips to the emergency room either! Details over here.
The Joburg Planetarium
Both fun and educational, a trip to the Joburg Planetarium is a must. Treat the whole family to a spot of stargazing and come back informed and starry-eyed. The planetarium also has a fully stocked bookshop and highly knowledgeable staff on site to answer all of your interstellar queries. Details over here.
The Joburg Zoo
The Zoo is one of those Jozi staples that you drive by all the time, but hardly ever venture into. Set aside a day one weekend and treat the whole family to a day of animals, animal feeding, jungle gyms, tasty lunches, and much more. Details here.
Bambanani and 27 Boxes
Looking for a little ‘you’ time while keeping the kids entertained? Bambanani is the perfect spot to go. With full time child minders, a safe environment, wonderful play areas and loads of activities every day, parents can genuinely relax. And if you’re looking to do a little shopping and soak up the sun, pop next door to 27 Boxes and relax outside at their brand-new outdoor kids area. Details for Bambanani here and 27 Boxes here.