Top Things To Do With Kids For R100 Or Less


Not too sure how to entertain the kids on a budget? Here’s what to do with the little ones that won’t break the bank.

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The Ice Rink

Northgate hosts one of the last ice skating rinks in town and the price to dance about on the ice has never looked better. Skating is now cheaper than a haircut – well, depending which barber you go to of course.

Cost: Entrance R60.00 Skates hire R25.00

Zoo Lake Public Pool

The best thing about the Zoo Lake Public Pool is the venue’s Cape Dutch architectural design which is in keeping with the style of the area and of course the amazing pool. The water is always spotless and the tanning spots well kept. It’s a pretty cool place for a picnic as well.

Cost: R12.00

MuseuMAfricA

Just across the road from the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown is the MuseuMAfricA which is not only an important ethnological museum holding artefacts, paintings, photographs, musical instruments and archaeological items, but is also an animated memorial to key phases of Johannesburg’s past. Dig in to the continent’s history by paying a visit to this awesome slice of yesterday – the price will please you and your wallet.

Cost: Free

Wits Origins Centre

Opened by President Thabo Mbeki in 2006, the Origins Centre is a world-class museum dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of modern humankind and telling the story of the emergence of human beings and humanity in southern Africa. The centre is kid friendly and the little ones are sure to learn a thing or three about our ancient ancestors.

Cost: R80.00

Movies@Montecasino

It’s all about the Il Grande, baby. Spoil the kids to lucious big seats, popcorn, and even pizza at the Montecasino. Their Il Grande cinema is cosy and comfy and just the best thing since peanut butter and jam for lunch. The cinema shows movies in both 2D and 3D. We can’t wait for the next animated sensation to hit the big screen just so that we can check out the Il Grande… we’re kids at heart, okay!

Cost: 2D = R50; 3D = R60

City Rock

Indoor rock climbing is all the buzz right now. why not grab the little gang, head to City Rock in Fountainbleu and have them climb to their heart’s content. Now, now don’t stress too much. It’s perfectly safe and there are trained pros who will watch the kids like hawks. Maybe you should give it a whirl as well.

Cost: R100

By Shawn Greyling

NOTE: These prices were correct at the time of writing and may change without notice… in other words, double check the price with the venue before venturing forth. 

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