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.

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.

Artjamming

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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Brrr - Winter's Here!

Date: Friday, 21 June 2019 at 14:30 - 16:30

Let's get creative this winter and craft the cold away at this amazing event. Bring the kids and whole family or even maybe your friends who are into crafts. Those hands won't be freezing because there is plenty to do around the city. The Brr - Winter's event is just something all of us should attend. See you there!

Take To The Avalanche Slope

For skiing, bum-boarding, snowboarding and tubing, minus the freezing temperatures and slushy snow, make sure you head to Avalanche, situated at Cedar Square in Fourways. Visitors of all ages will have a blast sliding down their 65m ski slope, and you can even take a few skiing or snowboarding lessons if you're planning a visit to the Alps anytime soon. Avalanche is open every day from 08:30 until late and sometimes hosts special events in the evenings. The facility also offers a kids' jungle gym and activity centre, a restaurant filled with snacks and good food and expert ski instructors. Call ahead to find out about availability, specials, events and more.

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Visit The Ice Rink!

Winter activities are not complete without a visit to an ice rink. While there are rinks all over the city, the most popular one in Joburg has to be the Northgate Ice Rink. Plus, they're offering a winter holiday club for the kids during the winter school holidays, as well as half-price Tuesday nights, Family Day Sundays and more. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for upcoming events, specials and more.

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Take Skiing Lessons @ The Ski Deck

You don't need snow to learn how to ski, bum-board or snowboard – all you need are experienced instructors, 20-40m of ski slope, patience and the Ski Deck in Ferndale. They've been around for years and offer the opportunity for all ages to learn how to ski. Choose from casual bum-boarding from R100* per person (two-hour session), skiing lessons from R1 140* per person (three lessons) or lessons with their fully computerised ski and snowboard simulator, The Sky Tek® Power Carver (from R2 450* for six lessons, by appointment only).

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Enjoy Sweet Sounds This Winter Season

Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019 - Thursday, 13 June 2019

When is it ever a bad idea to enjoy amazing classical musical sounds? Never, right! And we think is exactly what you will enjoy this winter, warming up your soul with incredible music. Equally at home in the opera pit, Moody began his career as apprentice conductor for the Landestheater Opera in Linza, Austria. So you know your ears are in safe hands, because violinist Ye-Eun Choi is defined by her dynamic sound, rich with vibrant timbre and sensitive nuance. Her colourful, expressive lyricism and virtuosity has earned her acclaim for her engagements as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

Enjoy Sweet Sounds This Winter Season

Warm Up by the Fire at Churchills Bar

When we think of a snowy winter, we think of stepping into a British pub, grabbing a pint, heading to the fireplace and warming up after being out in the cold a tad too long. If that's also your vibe, Churchills Bar at Melrose Arch is just the place to experience it without spending a fortune on a ticket to London. Just imagine sinking onto one of their stuffed leather sofas, warming yourself by the fire with a whisky in your right hand and a cigar in your left. Sounds about right! They have a varied list of cognacs and cigars for you to choose from and, as for food, they do a scrumptious fish and chips.

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Beat The Cold This Winter

We thought let's just let you in on a secret on how to keep warm this winter. We all want be warm this winter especially when we decide to go out and explore amazing places to have dinner at. This time around there is no way winter is going to hold us back from doing amazing activities in the city. So we've compiled a list of Top Restaurants With Fireplaces In Joburg, check it out!

Jump For Joy 

BOUNCE inc offers a fun and exciting way to keep the kids (and even yourself) entertained and active. This trampoline park gives young and old a place to jump, sweat and most importantly, have fun. Kids will have a blast jumping from trampoline to trampoline, playing a little dodgeball, throwing a few baskets, climbing a high wall at various difficulty levels and showing off tricks mid-air. There are loads of activities at BOUNCE inc to keep your little ones happy.

Swing From The Treetops 

Get the kids away from their PlayStations and Xboxes and take them on a treetop adventure at Acrobranch. An engaging and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors, children (and adults too) get the opportunity to zip line from tree to tree, tackling tricky crossings and being challenged by a variety of obstacles. Acrobranch will have your kids climbing, swinging, balancing, exploring and abseiling their way through a number of different courses to test their skills, while keeping them entertained. Or try Go Ape in Modderfontein where you can spend hours doing obstical courses in the trees.

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Don’t Need Snow To Ski 

Who says you need snow to do a little skiing, snowboarding, bum boarding and tubing? Come rain, shine or snow (just kidding), Avalanche at Cedar Square in Fourways offers kids and parents the opportunity to experience exciting winter sports — minus the snow and chill. Arrive for a day visit, book skiing lessons or host your child's birthday bash here. Definitely different and always exhilarating.

Get Down & Dirty

For a change, have some fabulous fun with the whole family. Pull on old clothes, gather the kids and head to Boot Camp SA for an energising day out, military-style. The outdoor activities accommodate all fitness levels, whether you’re a beginner or a fitness fundi. The various exercises require both physical and mental participation and are designed to teach new skills. They also cater for team-building events, birthday parties and social group outings. Bookings are essential.

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Take a Shot

There is nothing more thrilling than playing a round of paintball at Woods Paintball. Kids can spend the afternoon ducking, diving, running and hiding behind objects to avoid being ‘hit’ by a flying paintball. For safety, they are kitted out with protective masks, overalls and chest protectors. If paintball is a little too extreme for your kids, then check out Black Ops Tactical Laser Tag. Bookings are essential at both venues.

Hit The Raceway

On your marks. Get set. GO! There's something for children of all ages at the Randburg Raceway. Whether your kid likes speed or prefers to hold his own Grand Prix or race it out in an Endurance Race, it's all possible here. Safety is a top priority, so everyone gets balaclavas and full-face crash helmets. Then there's a crash course (excuse the pun) of the rules, procedures and flag signals. But the raceway isn't only for the young ones; it's a great outing for anyone aged between 7 and 70! Bookings are essential.

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Reach New Heights

We all know how children love to climb jungle gyms and even all over the furniture. Take them to CityROCK to put their skills to the test. There are three climbing options which vary in height: bouldering (2m - 4m), the automatic belay wall (8m) and top rope climbing. Kids over the age of five are allowed to climb but must be under the parent's/guardian’s supervision at all times.

Kids on Quads

If you're looking for outdoor fun for your little ones, why not make it a day trip? Saddle Creek Adventures in Hekpoort offers mini quad biking, and while you sit back and relax in the lapa, the staff take care of your kids. For a greener option, there are pony rides on the farm. Safety is of utmost importance and all rides are assisted and supervised. Other activities available at Saddle Creek Adventures include mountain biking, go-karting and archery.

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Go For a Slide

Croc city in Dainfern gives your children the opportunity to zip line for 150 metres over crocodiles. They have well trained staff that will go over the procedures with you and your kids to ensure their safety. It is also a requirement to wear a harness, sling and lanyard that connects to the cable to make sure you don't become croc food.

Catch a wave

For all the water babies, Stoke City is the place to be. This water park offers various water sports for the whole family. Their cable park has motorized water-sports, water-skiing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding and wakeskating. They also offer lessons for beginnings and hire out all equipment. They also have an Aqua Park which has swings, ramps, jumps, ladders, a trampoline, a slide, and bridges.

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Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love. Please call venues to find out about costs and bookings. 

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