Under The Oak Tree

For the ultimate party for your little one, Under The Oak Tree is an exclusive party venue and party planning service that'll ensure your celebration goes off without a hitch. They strive to create the most wonderful experience for each of their valued clients. Their venues are suitable for family functions, but their passion is creating fun-filled, memorable and personalised kids parties. Both venues are suitable for children between the ages of 1 year old to 10 years old. Here, you can expect life-size fantasy and sensory play, as well as professional and efficient service.

Randburg Raceway

Come rain or shine, the Randburg Raceway is just the place to host an indoor birthday party for your little ones, especially if they're looking to do something exciting on their special day. Randburg Raceway offers parents a fun-filled space to host an unforgettable party, where kids will have a blast racing around the circuit in their specially designed karts for little drivers aged from 7 years and older. However, children must be 1.1 m tall to reach the pedals.
You can book either 1 or 2 hour sessions where they race five kids at a time doing short races. There are birthday party areas available for you to set up, both inside or outside.

The Slope @ Cedar Square

Once known as Avalanche, the Ski Slope at Cedar Square has more than enough years of experience under their belt to ensure that you, your kids and guests have an amazing experience. Although they offer a great menu to choose food and beverages from, plus a fully stocked bar, you are welcome to bring in your own eats – with the exception of pizzas because they make definite must-try pizzas in the city. Got older kids? They facilitate for teens' parties as well, so your children's celebration needs will be met for a good 18 years of their life!


BOUNCE Inc, situated in Fourways and Midrand, offers kids the ultimate indoor parties. Here, they can have a blast and use all their pent up energy jumping around. You won't have any children awake past eight after a trip to Bounce. They offer several packages to suit the needs of your kids. Such as their Junior Jumper Party where kids between the ages of three and five can get a separate area to themselves. So safety won't be an issue here. They also offer packages for mixed age groups and for older kids.


Kids love to be creative. But they also love to make a mess. Thanks to Artjamming, you can give your children the chance to have fun being creative, without worrying about the clean up. Artjamming also has everything else needed to make your child's party fuss free. They offer party packages which include venue hire, party packs for every child, catering and everything needed for the kids to paint their art masterpieces including paint, canvases, brushes and other tools.

Color Café

Here is another party venue that specialises in bringing a child's creativity to life. Color Café have a selection of various objects that children can paint or mosaic. They will then glaze the item your child has decorated and you can collect it a few weeks later and keep if forever. This makes a great keep-sake to remember your child's special day. Color Café will also go out of their way to find items and materials in patterns and colours that match the birthday theme.

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Nu Metro

This Nu Metro branch is a luxurious cineplex. Visitors can expect comfortable leather recliners, an a la carte menu with freshly prepared meals and the latest technology. All of these touches result in an unforgettable movie experience. The cinema also has it's own VIP lounge, here guests can grab a bite to eat, have a leisurely drink or just sit back and relax. With the best digital technology, high quality surround sound and in-house dining, movie going will be better than ever before.

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Jump Gravity

For exhilarating entertainment at Bedford Centre, why not jump away the stress of everyday life? Jump Gravity offers wall to wall, floor level, completely monitored trampolines. Tots, teens and even adults can get hours of adrenaline filled fun on the trampolines. This is one of the most fun ways to get off the couch and enjoy some physical activity. So grab the kids, switch off the T.V. and let the fun and games begin.

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Whether you're looking for fun and interactive entertainment for yourself, the kids or the whole family, Artjamming is worth a try. Artjamming offers hours of painting entertainment for all ages. Here, you'll get a canvas in a size of your choosing, all tools, an apron and a rainbow of paint. Then have a blast painting to your heart's content. And the best part? You needn't worry about the mess. No cleaning paintbrushes, washing the floor and replacing the curtains. Sounds like a win-win to us!

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Entertainment at Bedford Centre is sure to meet all needs. This is evident in the fact that the mall offers two cinema houses rather than just one. Besides the luxurious VIP Nu Metro cinema, there is also a Ster-kinekor. This cinema features six movie screens and top quality service with helpful staff. Here you can escape into the latest romance, drama, comedy, action, sci-fi, fantasy or animation.

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Bedford Square offers a world wide taste exploration with their many varieties of restaurants. Patrons can enjoy the tastes and sensations of Indian, Asian, Greek, Portuguese, Mexican, American and Italian cuisine on offer. If you, like us, struggle to decide, then spend a day restaurant hopping. Get a delectable spicy North Indian starter, a vibrant Mexican or Greek feast for dinner and a delicious lick of ice cream to end things on a sweet note. Finish the night off with a strong cup of coffee or with some imported cognac and a fine cigar.

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Shopping has the dual function of being a necessity as well as entertainment. And with all the unique and exciting shops housed at Bedford Centre, shopping here is certainly entertaining. Shoppers can expect to find interesting collectibles, a library of books, up-to date fashion trends and stylish homeware, all at one spot. Bedford Centre offers plenty parking spaces, baby changing facilities, disabled facilities and an information kiosk, just to make your shopping experience as entertaining and pleasurable as possible.

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To find even more on offer at Bedford Centre, read this article.

Contact details: Bedford Centre | 011 622 1840 | Cnr Smith & Van der Linde Rd, Bedfordview | [email protected] | https://www.bedfordcentre.com/

*Feature image sourced from Bedford Centre's Facebook page.

Dining Out

Chevy Lane

The scene at this American-style restaurant is set with vintage cars, street signs and diner style seating. This one-of-a-kind eatery is the ultimate spot to grab a gourmet burger, delectable milkshake, yummy desserts and a few retro Instagram shots.

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Lupa Osteria

Lupa Osteria is an authentic Italian restaurant offering mouthwatering pizza, pasta, antipasti and truly scrumptious Italian desserts. Their menu also includes vegan antipasti, pizza, pasta and desserts. This is the place to be if you want to experience genuine Italian fare made with traditional methods.

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Voted Best Greek Restaurant by Best of Joburg, Mythos serves up some of the best meze, souvlaki and yiros in Joburg. With a decadent range of Glika Desserts including Rizagalo, Loukoumades, Baklava, Kataifi and Baklava Cheesecake, this eatery is sure to be a hit with any sweet tooth.

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Salsa Mexican Grill

America, Italian, Greek and now Mexican. Bedford Centre truly offers a round the world cuisine experience. Mexican cuisine featured here include sumptuous quesadillas, burritos, tacos, nachos, platitos, ensaladas and churros. They also offer a wide array of craft tequila which includes The Reaper HP22B, a chilli tequila that's so spicy, you'll need to sign a disclaimer before trying it.

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Retail Therapy

The Tea and Coffee Emporium

Get all your coffee and tea needs including ground coffee, coffee beans, coffee capsules, coffee machines, coffee grinders, milk frothers, tea infusers, tea pots, black tea, herbal tea, green tea, loose tea, hot chocolate and syrups at this emporium.

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This store specialises in all types, shapes, sizes, flavours and colours of sweets. Visit this store to find a wide selection of Lindt, Tolberone and giant M&M chocolates. You can also get new and interesting cool drinks, unique jelly beans, tough wine gums, sticky marshmallow fluff, minty gum and boxed truffles for that special someone.

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Plains Trains and Automobiles

This specialised hobby store offers service and repairs to remote controlled airplanes, cars and boats. This is a paradise for die-hard collectors with a passion for diecast, plane, train, car and boat models, whether they are starting out or have been at the game for years.

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Heroes of Games and Comics

Besides the huge and well-stocked Exclusive Books, Bedford Centre is also home to a comic book store. Heroes of Games and Comics offers everything from graphic novels and manga to trading cards and super hero collectibles. Whether you're team Marvel, team DC or altogether prefer Dark Horse, this is the place to find the next item of your collection.

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Entertain Me


Bedford Centre offers not one, but two cinemas, Nu Metro and Ster-Kinekor. The Ster-Kinekor theatre offers six screens, all making use of the latest technology to showcase the best entertainment for audiences. The Nu Metro cineplex offers luxurious viewings with the leather recliners, bar, VIP lounge and à la carte menu.

Find out more about Ster-Kinekor here and Nu Metro here.


Have fun painting the town red at Artjamming. Choose from 12 different canvas sizes and spend hours painting, sponging and spraying with any of the 45 available colours. And the best part, you don't have to spend hours cleaning paint off clothes, the floor and brushes.

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Blue Ocean

This virtual reality arcade has the latest technology and games, with a 3 x 4 m green gaming area, headset and two motion controllers. Have a blast experiencing something new in an alternate reality and finally learn what all the virtual reality fuss is about.

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Gravity is a fun and interactive jumping park with wall-to-wall, floor level trampolines. Children, parents, adults, friends and family can all spend an exhilarating day jumping off that extra energy. You'll have so much fun, you won't even notice those calories burning off.

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Contact details: 011 622 1840 / Cnr Smith & Van der Linde Rd, Bedfordview / [email protected] / http://bedfordcentre.com