Bambanani in Melville is more than just a kid-friendly restaurant that serves tasty food — it also hosts a variety of FREE activities for kids during the week. From pottery and paper craft to fun magic shows and baking, you’ll be able to enjoy a cappuccino and a slice of cake in peace while your kids are entertained.
Find out more: bambanani.biz
At just R60 per three-hour roller skating session, a morning at RollEgoli in Bryanston is the most budget-friendly way we can think of to thoroughly exhaust the kids. Snacks are also sorted with wood-fired pizzas and homemade Italian ice cream on offer.
Find out more: rollegoli.co.za; 083 232 9861
It’s the biggest indoor climbing gym in Africa, and it’s right here in Randburg, Johannesburg. City Rock offers climbing courses for kids (over the age of 5), teens and adults. Prices vary depending on whether you want to rent equipment or not.
Find out more: cityrock.co.za; 010 007 2732
No childhood is complete without a few visits to the ice rink! Kids love slipping and sliding on the ice, and the entry fee to the Northgate Ice Rink lets you skate from 10am to 5pm if your kids have got the stamina.
Find out more: theicerink.co.za; 011 794 8706
5. Park Run
Looking for some motivation to get active with the kids? Park Run is held in various green spaces all over Joburg (and the world) every Saturday morning at 8am. It’s a 5km run and walk that’s perfect for all fitness levels. It’s free, and it’ll earn you Discovery Vitality points!
Find out more: parkrun.co.za
6. Go karting in Johannesburg
Kids and adults love go karting! Here are a few places you can choose from for indoor and outdoor go karting in and around Johannesburg
Indoor go karting
* Indy Kart, Roodepoort, 011 764 2771
* Xtreme Indoor Karting, Fourways, 011 465 0088
* Randburg Raceway, Randburg, 011 792 2260
* Compu-Kart, Greenstone, 0861 465 278
7.PwC Bike Park
Whether your kids are only riding tricycles or they’ve graduated to doing tricks on a BMX, they’re sure to enjoy a day riding on this collection of courses in Bryanston. After a day of cycling, have a picnic on the lawns, a meal at the clubhouse or book a boma and have a braai. Under 5s pay R20 for the day, under 12s R50, under 18s R60 and adults R75.
Find out more: bikepark.co.za; 083 725 2453