Unique Kids Party Venues In The City


Planning your child’s birthday party can be a bit of a daunting task. First, you need to find the right venue, then find suppliers for the birthday cake and stationery, and let’s not forget the entertainment. It can be pretty expensive, which is why we went in search of unique party venues around the city that hosts parties in that one special theme that your little angel wants the most. AKA everything you need in one venue. From soccer and artsy crafty venues, here’s where you can plan your child’s next birthday party without a fuss. 

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*Please note: Prices were correct at the time of writing (February 2018) and are subject to change. 

For A Soccer or Cricket Party

Is your child a bit of a sports fanatic? No problem, you can arrange for a soccer or cricket party at Urban Sports. They offer a safe and secure venue for the little ones to run around and enjoy, and they also provide hosting services to ensure that the setup and organisation of your special celebration is taken care of. With that taken off your hands, all you have to do is enjoy. There are a few packages you can choose from depending on the size of the party. As for the entertainment, kids will have a blast with a variety of activities. Mini world cups and penalty shootouts are organised to keep everyone entertained for hours.

Cost: Between R2 000 – R4 000*.

Catering: Self-catering is encouraged, braai facilities available.

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 07:00 – 23:00

Location: Emmarentia.

Contacts: www.urbansports.joburg | 071 284 4131 | bookings@urbansports.joburg | Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

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For A Pamper Party

Everyone needs a little spoilage from time to time, including kids! So, if your little one wants a -pamper party for her/his next birthday party, then check out Life Day Spa Kids. Kids will have fun soaking in a jacuzzi, having their nails did, relaxing with a massage or two and making their own DIY products. Sounds like fun, right? Wish they had this around when we were kids! They have a variety of Sparty packages to choose from, no matter what you’re looking for, willing to spend and how many kids will be at the party. Also, check out their list of additional options to make the occasion a little extra special.

Cost: Between R390 – R550 per person*.

Catering: Additional option.

Operating hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 19;00; Saturday 08:00 – 18:00; Sunday 08:00 – 17:00; Public Holidays 08:00 – 17:00.

Location: Fourways

Contacts: lifedayspakids.co.za | 011 465 7777 | info@lifedayspakids.co.za | Life Day Spa Kids, 2 Design Quarter District, Leslie Ave East, Fourways, Johannesburg.

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Picture by Life Day Spa Kids

For A Cooking Party

It’s time for the kids to get their hands dirty with a cooking party at The Little Cooks Club. This is a great theme if they want to get creative and make something delicious all by themselves. Thr Kids VS Kitchen party allows children to work in teams and challenge each other with an exciting cook-off. They’re given a theme (which is discussed with parents prior to the party) and are then tasked with planning the entire event by selecting leaders and delegating tasks, planning the menu and preparing it. Sounds kind of like Masterchef team challenges, doesn’t it?

Cost: Inquire for a quote

Catering: Supplied (with the cooking)

Location: Benoni, Fourways, Centurion, Kyalami

Contacts: www.littlecooksclub.co.za |  083 556 3434 | headoffice@littlecooksclub.co.za

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For An Arty Party

Let Art Jamming take care of the fuss and mess at your child’s next birthday party. Here, kids can express their creativity with an arty party. Art Jamming set up and clean up! Everything they need to release their inner artist will be available at the venue – canvasses, an unlimited buffet, lots of non-toxic acrylic paint, brushes and aprons. The only thing the kids need to bring along with them is their imagination. If need some catering done, they’ll be more than happy to help arrange it.

Cost: Inquire for a quote

Catering: Can be arranged

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 09:00 – 21:00

Location: Melrose Arch

Contacts: www.artjamming.co.za | 011 684 1608 | melrose@artjamming.co.za | Melrose Arch, Atholl Oaklands Road, Johannesburg

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For A Bouncy Party

Not only is it a great party idea, but it also gets the kids out, active and away from all their electronics. You know how they are when it comes to their game consols, phones and tablets… obsessed we tell you. Which is why this makes for a ‘different’ and fun option for kids of all ages. BOUNCE Inc will cater to any age group, just make sure you pick the right party package (Junior Jumper – 3 to 5-year-olds; Kids Party – 5 to 12-year-olds; Off The Wall – 12 years and older). There are even combo party options.

Cost: Inquire for a quote

Catering: Customisable food options.

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 – 20:00; Friday : 11:00 – 22:00; Saturday: 08:00 – 21:00; Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00

Location: Fourways

Contacts: www.bounceinc.co.za | 011 517 2500 | party@bounceinc.co.za | Fourways Mall, Lower Level, corner William Nicol and Fourways Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

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For A Roller Skating Party

Speaking about getting the kids active, we love the idea of a roller skating party and RollEgoli is just the place to get the good times ‘rolling’. Get it? The venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces to host your little one’s special celebration (patio, quad, restaurant, party room or balcony), and of course, the roller rink where the kids can have fun skating about, showing off their skills and having a laugh at those unavoidable falls. You can even pick to have a non-skating disco party. They’ll also arrange catering if you need.

Cost: Between R250 – R290 per person*

Catering: Available, also cater to Halal and Kosher options.

Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00; Friday and Saturday: 09:00 – 21:00; Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00

Location: Bryanston

Contacts: www.rollegoli.co.za | 083 232 9861 | info@rollegoli.co.za | 296 Main Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg

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For A Paintball Party

Doesn’t matter how old you are, paintball is A LOT of fun! There’s nothing more exhilarating than running for shelter so you don’t get pelted with paintballs. Even though being hit hurts a little bit (we won’t lie, it does sting slightly and sometimes there’s some bruising involved), it’s rather entertaining. If this sounds like just the activity your child will enjoy, then you can plan the birthday party at Battlezone Paintball in Bryanston. Take your pick from either the basic or elite party packages depending on how many paintballs you need. Also, note that there needs to be a minimum of 10 individuals per group.

Cost: Between R150 – R185 per person*

Catering: Self-catering

Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday: 09:00 – 16:30; Saturday: 08:30 – 17:00; Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00.

Location: Bryanston

Contacts: www.battlezone.co.za | 086 146 8242 | bookings@battlezone.co.za | Battlezone Paintball, corner Sloane Avenue and Main Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

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For A Bootcamp Army Party

And last but certainly not least, we just have to mention the idea of a Bootcamp Army party at Kidville. Just imagine a day filled with obstacle courses, army stretcher relay races, team challenges, paintball target shooting, ziplining, swimming and so much more. If this doesn’t get the energy out of your kids, then nothing will! And best of all (for the moms and dads anyway), the venue is theme related, so there’s no need to decorate. It’s all done for you from the tables and chairs to the cameo tablecloths. All you have to do is bring your catering (crockery and cutlery provided). Just make sure all the kids wear old clothes and bring a change of clothing because getting dirty is the order of the day.

Cost: Inquire for a quote

Catering: Self-catering

Location: Kempton Park

Contacts: kidzville.co.za | 083 463 1429 | beth@kidzville.co.za | 81 Main Road, Brentwood Park, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

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