Educational Trips For Kids Around Jozi


Education should be fun, and kids enjoy taking trips as much as adults do. Here are some cool places that specialise in educational trips for the younger ones during school breaks.

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Sterkfontein Half Day Trip

The Sterkfontein Caves, located in the Cradle of Humankind, a world heritage site, is known for its fossil finds. Kids can look forward to guided tours deep into the caves and see the famous Mrs Ples, a 2.1 million-year-old skull, and Little Foot, an almost complete skeleton that is more than 3 million years old.

TechnoLab

The University of Johannesburg has invested in the future of technology in South Africa by enticing and entertaining younger scholars at their infamous TechnoLab. The TechLab offers workshops in technology for children of all ages. The workshops follow the national curriculum, are outcomes-based and focus on learning. They also offer holiday club events, which cost R70 per child (price at the time of writing).

Friends Of Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Introduce the young ones to the Kloofendal Nature Reserve and they will love the outdoors forever. This reserve, situated in the suburb of Kloofendal, Roodepoort, features plenty of hiking trails and many different species of fauna and flora. All events include walks in the reserve and are led by qualified guides. The Friends of Kloofendal Display Centre can be found opposite the stamp mills.

The WITS Planetarium

We’ve written about the planetarium at WITS quite a bit, and it’s because we love the place so much. It’s an educational outing for kids but it is also a great experience for the entire family. The WITS Planetarium offers family and scholar rates and their schedule can be viewed on their website, which is updated regularly. Here, the little ones can learn about the cosmos and what goes on outside our atmosphere.

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