Lunch At Papachinos

Established in 2003, Papachinos was born out of the desire for a child-friendly “family restaurant” with caring supervision, state-of-the-art playground and restaurant facilities, and quality, wholesome meals. Focusing on the entire family's well-being and involving their “astute young chefs” in activities like the “roll, make and bake” pizza experience ensures an awesome day out for all. By staying true to their strong beliefs of quality in all areas of the Papachinos experience, each and every one of their franchises promises family fun and delicious food for everyone!

Details: 011 475 2977 / Corner Christian De Wet and Erasmus Roads, Radiokop | Click here for more information


Gold Reef City Escape

What's better than taking the kids to Gold Reef City for a fun-filled adventurous escape? Gold Reef City theme park has some of SA's fastest, biggest and most thrilling rides ever. If you've never been there before, then it's high time you make a day of it because this theme park is family friendly with kiddies' rides, adrenaline-filled rides and so much more! But what's fun and adventure on an empty stomach? Not much fun at all, which is why Golf Reef has a range of restaurants and fast food spots you can pick from. And for candy lovers, there's a candy floss and toffee apple stand waiting just for you and the kids.

Details: 011 248 5000 / Corner of Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg | Click here for more information

Croc City 

Treat the kids to something different on their next play date by visiting the award-winning farm in Gauteng. Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park is only 5 minutes drive from the Fourways area. You and the kids will be given the opportunity to hold a baby crocodile, snakes and even a tarantula – supervised, of course. There are other thrills on display such as some of South Africa’s most venomous snakes, including the black and green mamba, boomslang and more. After the tour you can relax in the tea garden that serves light lunches, while the kids play in the shaded play area.

Details: 083 321 1016 or  083 657 7561 / Corner of Cedar and R114, Nietgedacht 535, Johannesburg | Click here for more information 

FreeRange Lifestyle Centre

For mommies who love to catch up with friends over lunch and a little shopping, FreeRange Lifestyle Centre in the heart of Fourways is the perfect place for the whole family. Here, parents and kids can eat, play and shop to their hearts' desires. The two kids' play areas are separated into age groups: one for zero to three-year-olds and the other for those three-years-old and up. Best still, the play areas have child minders so while you catch up on some work or enjoy coffee with your friends, your children are well taken care of.
Details: 011 465 5193 / Rustic Timber and Garden Centre, 42 Witkoppen Rd, Corner Kingfisher Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg | Click here for more information
Have other rad play date ideas not mentioned above? Let us know below!