Planning a trip to Johannesburg? Maybe you actually live in Joburg and are looking for fun things to do this holiday? Don’t worry about what on Earth you’re going to do with your kids during this season because we’ve compiled a list of family things to do in Johannesburg that will be sure to keep your entire holiday fully booked, and your kids absolutely exhausted by days end!
1. The Strawberry Farm
Take a drive to the Magaliesburg Mountains just outside of Johannesburg, and at the foot, you’ll find a beautiful strawberry farm. During the strawberry season, you can wander down the rows and rows of strawberry plants and pick some for yourself. If you don’t make it during strawberry season, you can pick your own organic vegetables and have a picnic or meal at the restaurant on site.
For more info visit: www.thestrawberryfarm.co.za
2. Liquid Lounge
Cruise down the beautiful Vaal River on a luxurious river cruiser and enjoy the spectacular scenery with friends and family members, while being spoiled with fresh drinks and deliciously prepared food. You can also hire houseboats for the day or over-night!
For more info visit: www.liquidlounge.co.za
Swing from tree to tree at Acrobranch, situated in Melrose. There are 3 tree-top obstacle courses for kids, teens and adults. Kids can go from the age of three! Make sure you book in advance, courses are from R100.
For more info visit: www.acrobranch.co.za
4. Honeydew Mazes
If you like a fun challenge that both adults and kids will enjoy, Honeydew Mazes is perfect for you. Get lost in the mazes, then complete and solve quizzes, quests and puzzles to find your way out!
For more info visit: www.honeydewmazes.co.za
5. Gold Reef City
A pretty well-known theme park and common go-to when visiting Johannesburg, but it’s guaranteed fun for kids of ALL ages – adults too. It’s in the South of Joburg, and you can choose your tickets based on your preference of rides. They range from terrifying to tranquil.
For more info visit: www.tsogosun.co.za
6. National Children’s Theatre
The National Children’s Theatre puts on shows for kids, with the uniqueness of actually featuring kid actors. The theatre runs holiday programmes as well as workshops, and it is important to book well in advance of your visit.
For more info visit: www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za
7. James Hall Museum of Transport
Cars, busses, fire engines and steam trains are super exciting for almost any child. The James Hall Museum of Transport shows how people moved around Joburg over 100 years ago with weird and wonderful means of transport. Education and fun all in one! What’s even more appealing, it’s completely free!
For more info visit: www.jhmt.org.za
In the heart of Johannesburg lies a state-of-the-art interactive science and technology centre for kids of all ages. Kids will learn to love science with the cool and exciting experiments and displays they have to offer. They offer holiday programmes perfect to keep the mind active while on school holidays! It costs a budget-friendly R30 per child.
For more info visit: www.scibono.co.za
9. Jozi X
Jozi X is located in Bryanston and is perfect for extreme, adrenaline-seeking teens. They offer jousting, trapeze courses, and an inflatable castle, to name a few! Pay R120 for a whole weekend per person!
For more info visit: www.jozix.co.za
There you have it – nine super fun and exciting ways to spend time with your kids, or keep them busy during the holidays, without breaking the bank.