The Ultimate Guide to Kids Venues in Joburg

The Ultimate Guide to Kids Venues in Joburg

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Lift Off At The South African Airways Museum

If little Johnny and little Suzy are dreaming of becoming pilots when they grow up then The South African Airways Museum The South African Airways Museum at Rand Airport in Germiston is the ultimate place to take them for an outing. Historic items such as photographs, aircraft instruments, timetables and other important documentation are on display in the society’s display hall, and kids and adults can marvel at the aircraft on display in the museum’s hangar. Contact: 083 442 3771

Tons Of Royal Fun At Kinglets and Queenies

If you are convinced your child is a prince or a princess at heart then make sure you host their next birthday shindig atKinglets and Queenies (love the name!) This spot has multiple venues to choose from and birthday boys and girls can choose from the Fabulous Farmyard, Enchanted Gardens, Never Never Land, or Classic Celebrations venues for their big day. You can also visit without booking a party but just call ahead to let them know. Contact: 079 736 7113

Take No Prisoners At The Jungle Rumble Indoor Playground

There are no limits to the amount of fun little ones can have at Jungle Rumble! From an indoor kid’s playground with jumping castles, ball ponds, slides, bumper cars and much more to private party rooms and an arcade your children will be spoilt for choice. Contact: 011 432 0403

Raise Your Spirits At Family Fun Zone

If you are looking for a one-stop-fun-shop for your kid’s these holidays then this is the spot for you! The Family Fun Zone in Midrand offers everything from an outdoor adventure course (including a ski slope, jungle gyms and a kiddie’s bike track) to a paintball course, mini soccer pitch and volley ball court – so there’s no chance of boredom setting in! What’s more they also offer birthday party packages as well as a lounge for parents to sit back, relax and watch the rugby. Contact: 011 047 0129

Heart Pounding Fun At Kids Unleashed

This kiddie’s spot is perfect for a fun day out, fabulous playdates or birthday parties. Kids Unleashed is exactly what the name suggests: a place where kids can be unleashed to run wild while their parents enjoy quiet time in their restaurant area. Contact: 011 869 8246

Geek Out At Fairy Goth Mother

38031 This shop-slash-restaurant-slash-craft workshop is a geek paradise and offers everything from figurines of your favourite movie and comic book characters and comic books, to home decor items made from fabric featuring your favourite action figure. At Fairy Goth Mother little ones can mosaic, paint and create while nibbling on (real) wholesome chicken nuggets and yummy drinks. Plus, there’s loads for adults to do too – including sipping on a glass of wine, grabbing a cup of coffee or getting stuck into the crafting themselves. Contact: 076 793 3574

Aroma Café

For fantastic food and a child-friendly environment head to Aroma Café. They offer delicious breakfasts and lunches and a great kiddies menu to choose from. And, once the kids are done filling up their tummies, they can go outside and play under the trees in the large playground, complete with jungle gym, trampoline and swings. Contact: 011 465 4326

Two Trees Bakery

This charming Two Trees Bakery bakery in Mulbarton is definitely worth a visit. With delicious baked treats, a huge outdoor sitting area (with plenty of shade for you to stay cool) and a big kiddies’ play area (complete with ziplines, jungle gyms, slides, and tree swing) to keep the children entertained, it’s the perfect place for a lazy Sunday lunch. Contact: 076 967 2716


Fahrenheit offers great food (try the seafood) and a safe and secure play area for the kids. Contact: 011 452 9704/6

Goblin’s Cove Fantasy Restaurant

Goblin’s Cove is a haven for young imaginations and is a delight for the rest of the family too. Pure magic. Contact: 014 576 2143

Annica’s Designer Cakes and Coffee Shop

The baked treats at Annica’s Designer Cakes and Coffee Shop will satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth while the kids play outside! Contact: 011 326 1526

Irene Dairy Farm

Visit a fully functioning dairy farm, let the kids play on the tractor and feed the cows while you enjoy a meal at Irene Dairy Farm. Contact: 012 667 2326

Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery

Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery is a spectacular place to relax with the kids as they soak up the sun and adventure through the different native habitats so lovingly grown there. Moms can also enjoy freshly baked goods and a cup of tea at the Water Lily Tea Garden. Contact: 082 553 0598

Color Café

Color Café gives parents and kids a chance to create take-home works of art under the watchful eye of helpful staff. Contact: 011 341 0734

Van Gaalen’s Kaasmakerij

28502 Take a tour of the factory and learn som e interesting facts about everybody’s favourite dairy product at Van Gaalen’s Kaasmakerij. Contact: 012 207 1289

Silver Birch Restaurant

39249 Silver Birch Restaurant at the serene Lifestyle Home Garden Centre on Beyers Naude has won the ‘Best of Joburg’ award for 13 consecutive years and they aren’t planning on changing their formula any time soon. They have a scrumptious cafe menu as well as a kiddie’s play area and also allow kids to dress up in a chef costume and make their own pizzas. Contact: 011 792 5714

Picolino’s Pizzaria

39256 Picolino’s is the kind of place my young and more active self would have called my second home. It’s really more about the kids than anything else but isn’t that refreshing? They boast jumping castles, climbing walls, a sandpit, slides, swings, jungle gyms and a pedal go-kart track. Their pizzas are delicious and they also allow kids to make their own. Contact: 011 467 0618


Papachino’s have just opened their new branch in Morningside and the kid’s menu is, as usual, the real highlight. Their ‘Bambino’s Menu’ features healthy and almost entertaining food for the kiddies which I’m sure parents will agree, is sheer genius. They have a ‘Mince Volcano'(Mince and Mash) and Socca Shoelaces(Spaghetti and Meatballs) as well as pizza making for the little ones. The most expensive thing on the Bambino’s Menu is R36. Contact: 011 783 1090

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