Indoor Winter Entertainment Spots For Kids


Here are our picks for awesome indoor activities at some of the coolest kid-friendly entertainment venues in town.

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Disney On Ice

Popular among young and old alike, Disney On Ice returns to South Africa this month with a brand-new show, The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! Celebrate the magic with an extraordinary lineup of Disney stories that come to life at the Ticketpro Dome from 30 June to 09 July 2017. Watch as your favourite Disney characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Olaf and the Disney Princesses, come to life before you; click here for a sneak peek. Plus, there are great family discounts on offer to make sure this winter school holiday outing is memorable for the whole family. To avoid disappointment, book your tickets today!

City Rock

Fancy some mountain climbing within the safety and comfort of a suburban setting? City Rock offers junior courses (ages five to 14) to teach little ones how to rock climb. The venue also offers climbing sessions, complete with safety equipment. It’s a fun way to stay fit, plus City Rock also boasts a fully equipped gym, which is accessible to members of this indoor climbing venue.

Roll Egoli

Roll Egoli came about as a result of a lack of safe skating facilities for suburban Johannesburg folks. The super-smooth cement floor rink is located on a residential stand in the heart of Bryanston. Old-school roller skating is a great way to get the kids off the couch and squeeze in some exercise. You could also brave the roller rink and bust out some disco moves – show the young ‘uns how to throw it down.

The Ice Rink

Some of our fondest memories were those spent ice skating for the first time while holding mommy’s hand. Pass these memories on to your children, as you take them to the Ice Rink in Northgate. The kids are sure to love this. Fit them up with a jacket or three and show them how to carve around the ice like a pro. Who knows, maybe the little one could be the next Brian Boitano… you know, the figure skating champion? Anyway. The bottom line is that the kids will love it – and you will too.

The Peartree Centre

The Peartree is an exclusive four-star venue for your celebration or event such as family get-togethers and children’s parties. Based in Craighall, the venue has a beautiful indoor dining area, undercover seating on the extensive patio as well as a sunken garden. Plus there’s ample stuff for the kids to do. You can laze the afternoon away with a good glass of white wine while the kids soak in the scenery. It’s a win-win situation in our books.

Kid’s Traffic Land

Kid’s Traffic Land is a unique and fun way for children to learn the rules of the road by getting into battery-operated cars or bikes and driving on make-believe roads with traffic signs and robots. This would make for a “funducational” outing for the kids in Johannesburg, as it’s best to have them know from an early age how important the rules of the road are.

Yeesh! Fun For Kids

If your little one is full of energy and needs to be kept busy with different activities, then Yeesh! is the place to be. It has playpens, jungle gyms and even a coffee bar for mom to relax at. This is a great place to have the kids burn off that excess energy and get their motor skills going. Yeesh! also has holiday activities specifically planned to give the grown-ups a well-deserved break.

Little Cooks Club

The Little Cooks Club Cooking Programme uses a hands-on approach to introducing children to new foods, with a view to get them to appreciate good food and a healthy diet. It is important for children to learn how to work with kitchen items and gain a basic understanding of how certain ingredients go together. Besides, if you pull this off right, little Suzie will be cooking gourmet meals in her EZ Bake oven in no time. 

Pottery Junxion

Since 2006, the Pottery Junxion has been offering the best in ceramics to Joburg. They now offer workshops for kids to learn how to let their creative side flourish by teaching them how to paint, draw and sculpt with clay. It’s also important for children to work with their hands to develop their fine motor skills.

By Shawn Greyling

Know of other rad winter entertainment sports for kids not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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