Please note: Costs mentioned were correct at the time of writing (2021) and are subject to change at any time. Please contact your desired destination directly to confirm entry fees, costs and operating times.
Let the kids climb the walls in a good way at CityROCK in Randburg. It's the biggest indoor climbing gym on the continent, and best of all, it has some of the best coffee in town too! So, if climbing isn't your thing, at least you can enjoy a good cuppa joe while the kids go climbing. The gym boasts 2 000m² of high-wall climbing, 124 top rope anchors, nine automatic belay walls, 500m² of bouldering, a well-stocked outdoor gear shop, a beautiful yoga studio, a training area and a dedicated beginners’ climbing area perfect for birthday parties, kids and courses. Not only is it fun, but it gets the kids active too!
Spend quality time as a family and experience the beautiful vibrant residents of the Montecasino Bird Gardens. This is the only wildlife and bird park of its kind in Africa and is a must when you're visiting Montecasino. Here, you can wander along walkways, explore the manicured gardens and marvel at a menagerie of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. Also, enjoy their walk-through aviary where you'll find over 60 species of birds, reptiles and small mammals roaming freely. Due to the COVID-19 restriction, the Bird Gardens will be open from Wednesday to Sunday between 08:30 to 17:00. Also keep in mind that their Fantasy of Flight shows are cancelled until further notice.
How much of the city have your kids actually seen? We don't mean all the fun places, their friend's house down the road or the mall. We mean all the significant and historic parts of the city, including Nelson Mandela Bridge, Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum and the Johannesburg Zoo. City Sightseeing Johannesburg is all about experiencing the city and 20 of Joburg's leading attractions from the comfort of a big, red, double-decker bus. Fun for the whole family!
Sure, scaly critters make our skin crawl, but this cool spot is worth the visit if you and your kids are braver than us and are looking for thrills, chills and a whole lot of fun in between. If your kids are fearless and up for experiencing anything (even holding a creepy, cold, icky creature that sends us running for the hills), then the Croc City & Reptile Park is just the place for them. They can touch a baby crocodile or a slithery snake and get up close and personal with a hairy tarantula. Eeeek!
Today's kids don't understand the fun, excitement and concentration that goes into rollerskating. This was THE thing to do when we were kids and RollEgoli is bringing it back with a bang! If you see us rollerskating too, don't judge us! This is the perfect activity to get the kids out of the house to a place where they can hang with their friends and be active, showing off their skater tricks (like we used to do, back in the day). Skating works up an appetite, which is why RollEgoli has some of the best wood-fired pizzas in town! And for the younger ones, they also offer a tree garden with a few shy chickens and a jungle gym with a trampoline.
Need something entertaining for older kids, let's say from 12 years upwards? Then why not challenge their cognitive skills with real-life room games at the Escape Room? This is the type of adventure where they are 'trapped' in a room with friends and family. This is real, not a computer game, so there are no cheat codes! They'll need to use their noggins to get out. Here are a few crucial skills that'll get them through this challenge: they must use their sense of adventure, imagination, lateral thinking, powers of observation and, of course, teamwork. Once they have cracked a series of stimulating, challenging and fun puzzles and solve the mystery, they'll be freed. They just need to keep in mind that they'll have to do this within the time limit. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
There is nothing like an adventure to get the adrenaline pumping! And to delight your kids' sense of adventure AND keep them entertained for hours on end, Jozi X Adventure Centre is a must. They have everything under the sun from bubble soccer, games of Arch Rivals, zorbing and loads of other fun and exciting obstacle courses. This makes for an epic day out for your kids and their friends.
We all know how kids LOVE making a big mess! So why not let them go bonkers with paint and creativity at Artjamming? Best of all, you don't need to worry about the clean up afterwards. Artjamming allows your little ones to indulge their inner artist and create their own inspired, colourful and interesting masterpieces. All they need to do is pick their canvas, decide what they want to paint and go wild.
Do you and the kids have a love for animals? Then we know just the place to visit! The 85-hectare Pretoria Zoo is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. A staggering 9 500 animals call this popular destination home – ranging from mammals, birds and fish to reptiles and amphibians. There's also an aquarium and reptile park that forms part of the zoo. There's plenty for all ages to explore at the Pretoria Zoo. Visit their website and get your tickets now!
Explore South Africa’s natural heritage at the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History. This is the only natural history museum in Gauteng and one of the largest in South Africa. Here, visitors will be able to view collections and exhibits that includes hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, other fossils, skeletons, skins and mounted specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals and much more!
For an easy entertainment solution perfect for both young and old, why not visit The Grove's Ice Rink for some cool fun on the ice? Hire some skates and take to the ice, race your friends with laps around the arena, practice your skills, or simply just have a great time. This is the perfect outing during the summer month when it's hot outside, the ice rink is sure to keep you cool and refreshed.
Make the most of our South African summer by visiting Cedar Junction Theme Park! Here, guests, both young and the young at heart, can spend the day hopping on train rides, making a splash with 16 water slides, dipping into four different pools to keep cool, floating down the Lazy River, climbing up and down Jungle Gyms, bouncing on trampolines and so much more! There's plenty of exciting outdoor activities to keep visitors entertained at Cedar Junction Theme Park.
For an exciting day outdoors, filled with adventure and adrenaline, visit CryWolf in Irene. Here, visitors can spend the day doing exciting activities including two-speed go-karting ideal for both young and old, playing some paintball or laser tag (depending on whether or not you can handle being hit with a paint ball), or trying out laser clay pigeon shooting!
Cost: Click here for all the pricing details.
Venue: Smuts House Museum, Plot 53, Jan Smuts Avenue, Irene, Pretoria.
Sitting on the couch with their eyes and hands glued to their cellphones is NOT the way kids should spend their school holidays, especially this festive season. They need to get out of the house, away from their gadgets and get active, which is why BOUNCE Inc is ideal. Not only does it offer a cure for boredom, but also loads of fun activities to keep them busy all day long. Think 3 000m² of interconnected trampolines, adventure features, padding and airbags, giving kids (and even adults) the chance to bounce around, throw balls, do backflips, show off their aerial skills and just have a blast.
Please note: All BOUNCE Inc venues will be reopening on 27 November 2020.
Another great idea is to let the kids swing about and experience a treetop adventure at Acrobranch. There's something for all ages and all fitness levels, from ziplining and tricky crossings, to high ropes and much more. This is also a great family activity if you want to do something new together. There's no better place to get your kids out and about and reconnecting with nature than at Acrobanch. When last did you or your kids climb a tree? Hmmm, we thought so! Just make sure they wear the right gear — closed shoes, comfy clothes, long hair tied up and safety gear (provided by Acrobranch).
Sometimes, parents just need a bit of time-out. A place where they can relax unwind while letting the kids run wild and blow off some stream. Cue Papachinos. Not only is this an awesome hangout for mamas, papas, oupas, oumas and the little tykes, but it's a great place to grab a bite to eat (the pizzas are amazing) while the kids run rampant and blow off steam in the designated kiddies' play area. This is a family restaurant that caters to all your needs — kiddie entertainment, food, wine and chillaxing.
Who doesn't love animals? And lucky for us, we don't need to drive too far to experience what South Africa is well known for — its wildlife! The Lion & Safari Park in Harties offers loads of outdoor activities for a fun day out for all ages. No need to travel all the way to Mpumalanga or the Kruger! Take your pick from interaction and walking experiences, guided tours and self-drive safaris. After all that excitement, relax and grab a bite to eat at the Bull 'n Buck Grill.
There's nothing more adventurous than spending the afternoon enjoying a wide range of action-packed activities at Jozi X Adventure Park! Who would've though you could find this sort of entertainment right in the heart of Bryanston. And if you're wondering what this exciting destination has to offer, then keep reading! We'll be covering everything you can find at this hot spot, all you have to do is pick the activities you'd like to do the most and pay them a visit.
Please note: Activities are allocated and played on certain days of the week, so be sure to check which days these action-packed activities are available for play.
First up is Arch Rivals, which is the equivalent of paintball, only this time the activity involves the elements of dodgeball and laser tag. This is archery with a twist, providing adventure seekers with an inflatable battlefield and all playing equipment, including full mask, real recurve bows, target spots and foam tipped 'LARP' safety arrows. This exciting game has the potential to become the next craze. Sessions cost as little at R50 per person* for 15-minutes.
Nerf Wars make for the ultimate birthday parties thrills! This is the perfect birthday party excitement for kids aged between 5 and 14. This Nerf War birthday parties combining inflatable bunkers with thrilling games organised by a Nerf zone commander. the fun is complete with a wide range of nerf guns that would make Rambo himself go weak at the knees. This is the perfect opportunity to test out those Nerf skills with this ultimate outdoor attraction.
How about spending the day being competitive with your friends and practiving your aim with some Target Shooting on the range? Adventure seekers looking to do some target shooting will get 100 balls to shoot at targets, all set up in the purpose built Paintball Target Range. Cost is R80 per person, and promises plenty of fun.
How about something unique that not only gets you active, but can also potentially become a hobby? The why not give Parkour a try. This activity is a physical art form, where the goal is to unite mind and body in the process of moving from one point to another as smoothly, silently and quickly as possible. For this, you'll have to use your entire body, as well as your imagination for creativity.
For something extraordinary that'll have you laughing yourself silly while having a great time is Zorbing. Add this to your adventure bucket list and have a blast! For the ultimate roll of your life, climb inside Jozi X's 3m big inflatable balls and roll down the 200m long slope – in case you didn't know, it's the longest zorb slope in South Africa! This activity is loads of fun and definitely something different and unique that you need to try at least once in your lifetime.
Looking to test your limits and perhaps even show off a little bit? then be sure to book your Ninja Warrior challenge! The Ninja Warrior obstacle course is no joke, so be sure to get your A-game sharp for this thrill. A few of the challenging obstacles you will face include two Warped Walls, Devils Steps, Double Salmon Ladder, Quintuple Steps, Spider Wall and Cliffhanger, just to name a few.
Come try out the funniest game in town, Bubble Soccer. Other than it being the silliest game you'll ever see and partake in, it is an ideal combination of safety, activeness and thrills, all rounded into one sport, complete with a unique twist. Climb into a large transparent plastic ball and join your team. It's an exhilarating game of soccer and zorbing combined.
It doesn't matter how old you are, you'll always want to enjoy an Inflatable Obstacle Course! Their exciting inflatable obstacle course inspires a real sense of achievement, and you'll most definitely want to do this one over and over again. And you don't need to worry about hurting yourself if you happen to encounter any trips or stumbles, as you're sure to fall onto a soft landing. This course is perfect if you're looking to get competitive with friends and coworkers. It's ideal for corporate events, work parties, children's fun days, kid's parties and bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more.
Since well we do not have snow, how about we go Mountain Boarding instead? All hands on deck, the board has deck, four wheels with pneumatic tires and bindings to secure the rider to the board. It is an action sport that can be enjoyed all year round in parks, on hills, woodlands and on mountain bike trails.You will be guarded through the basics of mountain boarding, and are there to assist more experienced riders on the BoarderX tracks, Slope-style Park and Big-Air Jump also equipment and padding are provided.
We all love obstacle courses and we think you might, too. Their BR Obstacle Course will have your heart pumping as you work your way through a variety of challenges. There will be tires, tunnels, walls, nets and The Great Wall which are just a few that will force you out of your comfort zone. So get cracking everybody bring out those running shoes and yoga pants it's about to get down!
Action World has 9 features to enjoy where you can fall from their tight rope or off their circus-sized trapeze with no safety lines, onto Krush Kushions. All their features offered in Action World are exclusive to Jozi X and not available anywhere else in South Africa, so you are basically getting the best of everything. It is suitable for people from ages 5 - 75. So, make sure you join in to their Jungle Swingz, gladiator, tight rope, big baller, jump around, mini swing and their full size harness free trapez rig.
Come through to learn how to do Big Air tricks without the big bails. This is the first Big Air Krush Cushion in South Africa allows you to learn tricks flips, spins, rolls, grabs - the list really endless. So, are you ready for the Bag Jump? We are already calling our friends to enjoy with friends.
Let's Slip & Slide everyone! Watch out it's slippery! We think you should bring your friends or family I mean c'mon who doesn't like sliding? We know you are more tempted than we are to join in, then don't fight it make sure you go check it out tell us how it goes and we'll take your word for it.
Make sure to visit this website for more information, or simply call 082 456 2358 to get all the information you need.
Address: Jozi X, Corner Main and Sloane Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
From the latest blockbusters and hot hangout spots offering some of the best cocktails in the city to wide open spaces perfect for a leisurely Sunday stroll and fun things to do with the family, the suburb of Bryanston has something that'll tickle everyone's fancy when it comes entertainment.
Although there are no cinemas in Bryanston, nearby neighbouring suburbs do offer various malls and venues complete with a Ster-Kinekor. To find out where you can catch one of the latest blockbusters on the big screen with family and friends, click on your desired suburb below:
Situated on Westview Drive, Bryanston Park is just the spot if you're looking to stretch your legs with a leisurely afternoon stroll, want to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air, or simply just want to reconnect with nature. Although it's a small area, it's a lovely, quiet park where the kids can play while you get some peace and quiet after a long and productive day/week at the office.
Who says you can't find a forest in the middle of the city? In Bryanston, you certainly can! Lace up those hiking shoes, grab your four-legged companions and head to the Bryanston Pine Forest on Ebury Avenue. It'll make you feel as if you have stepped right out of the city and straight into a relaxing getaway away from all the noise, hustle and bustle. This is a lovely spot if you're looking to enjoy an afternoon stroll to relax and think, while walking the dogs.
A hidden gem in the heart of the city, the well maintained Rietfontein Nature Reserve is a must-visit if you're looking to get some fresh air and do some trekking. Here, you can spend an afternoon hiking and taking in the sites and sounds of the city as well as nature. If you're lucky, you might even get to spot impala and rabbits along your journey, along with local bird life.
The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market is Joburg's original outdoor market, and was established in 1976. This gem in the heart of Bryanston boasts over 90 stalls, offering visitors everything from delicious deli foods, arts and crafts to gifts, jewellery and clothing, all made from mainly natural materials. There's even eco-fashion and natural décor stalls for you to explore. The market is open on Thursdays from 09:30 to 13:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 to 15:00. This is a lovely and unique spot if you're looking to do some retail therapy or treat the family to a fun day out.
Craving a little bit of adventure? Then why not spend the afternoon enjoy action-packed activities at the Jozi X Adventure Centre, on the corner of Main Road and Sloane Street? This adrenaline-filled hot spot caters to guests aged between 4 to 75 years old, offering a wide range of fun activities that's sure to entertain! Here, you can expect loads of fun, including Trapeze, Krazy Ladder, Face offz, Freeklimbs, Rope Walkz, Jungle Swingz, a 100m Slip & Slide available during summer and much more. This is the ideal spot if you're looking to arrange an exciting birthday party, a memorable team building and even school outings.
When was the last time you laced up a pair of skates and went rolling around a roller rink? Can't remember? Then why not visit RollEgoli on Main Road? Spend an afternoon (or session) skating around their all-weather 1 000 square metre roller rink, climbing all over their jungle gym or bouncing about on their trampoline. They also have a self-service cafeteria boasting wood fired pizza, homemade gelati, muffins, hot beverages and cold refreshments. You can either bring your own skates or hire a pair at the venue, just ensure that you bring and wear your own socks. Please note that they do not accept cash, only cards on premises.
There's nothing more thrilling than getting all geared up, loaded with a round of paintballs and spending an afternoon out and about partaking in a fast-paced outdoor adventure! Battlezone Paintball Centre in the heart of Bryanston offers a variety of paintball and laser tag options perfect for birthday parties, bachelor parties, corporate team building and even just a fun day out with your family and friends. Take your pick from their selection of five playing fields, as well as their variety of packages offering something for all needs and budgets.
Why not become a member of the Bryanston Country Club and enjoy the Club's relaxed yet elegant family lifestyle, welcoming members and guests into a world of personal attention and service. The Club features a full service Clubhouse complete with restaurants offering both fine and casual dining, function and event venues, their esteemed 18 hole golf course, swimming pool and Lapa area, two bowling greens, four squash courts and nine tennis courts. And let's not forget their wide selection of fun activities including their walking trail, sports, kids club, fitness fun and much more. Click here to find out how you can become a member.
Wind down after a long week at the office at Social On Main, a trendy bar and restaurant in the heart of Bryanston. Here, visitors can enjoy epic cocktails, fantastic food and a great vibe. In the afternoons, this is a great and relaxing place to hold a business meeting or grab a relaxed lunch. But by night, this joint becomes a lively atmosphere, filled with people looking to wind down and end off their day on a high note with friends and a couple of drinks. If you're planning a visit, be sure to call in advance and book your table. This place is quite popular with the locals.
For ‘dude food’ made good, ice-cold draughts and a chilled yet fun night out with your mates, book your table at Tiger's Milk in Bryanston. This venue has become a popular evening hangout for professionals as well as a weekend get-together spot for residents over the weekends. Not only will you enjoy great food and a lively vibe, but you'll also love the city views from their balcony area. Also, if you're looking for something fun to do on a Wednesday night, don't miss their Quiz Nights every Wednesday!
Situated at Café del Sol Botanico at the Bryanston Shopping Centre, is The Landmark Cocktail Bar! The Landmark is the night-time counterpart to Café Del Sol’s light, daytime ambiance and offers guests an urban edge and interesting dimension to the Café del Sol experience. Stop by during the day for amazing lunches and relaxed vibes, and by night, enjoy an exciting evening scene filled with sophisticated cocktails (over 100 for you to choose from), craft beers and an energetic atmosphere.
What Is It?
The Garmin Super Kids Fun Day at Jozi X Adventure Centre is a SUPER fun day out for the whole family. And to make it even more exciting, kids completing the inflatable obstacle course stand a chance of winning amazing prizes. The feel-good factor? All proceeds from the event go to the CHOC charity for children with cancer. It's the season for giving, so why not do your good deed here?
When Is It?
Saturday, 08 December 2018 from 09:00 – 13:00.
Where Is It?
Jozi X Adventure Centre, corner Main and Sloane Roads, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
R50 per super kid. Book your spot now by donating R50 per child to CHOC.
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