The Planetarium

With room for 400 people, special rates for scholars, and presentations tailored for little ones, this is a guaranteed hit. Kids love to learn about space, stars, planets and rockets in these fun and interactive presentations at Wits in Johannesburg.



This is a fabulous place for children of all ages to learn about the magic and wonder of science. It’s situated in Newtown, which is only about 25 minutes from Sandton. It has special school holiday programmes that are designed to keep young minds enthralled.

Cradle of Humankind

Experience the ancient world and purported beginnings of the human race here. Kids love the underground boat rides, ancient fossil displays and tours of the mammoth Sterkfontein Caves.

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Bounce Inc

Combine kids, boundless energy and more than 100 interconnected trampolines and you have the makings of some very happy holidayers! There is even trampoline dodge ball and basketball, as well as walls that they can scale.

City Rock

This is the largest indoor climbing gym on the continent and is great for children over the age of five years. There is equipment for hire too, if necessary.


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Go ice-skating

The Northgate Ice Rink in Johannesburg and the rink at Grove Mall in Pretoria are always going to be a hit for the holidays.

Race Go-Karts

There is an indoor go-karting track (called Compu-Kart) at Zambezi Mall in Pretoria North. Although adrenalin-junkies love to push their own limits here, there is also the opportunity for little ones and beginners to have fun in safety.


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