Last updated on Jun 17th, 2021 at 04:24 pm

Wondering where to take the kids and how to entertain them (and eat a meal) can leave most of us feeling a little panicked. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Blue Zoo Restaurant & Café, Morningside, Durban

Why it’s great for kids:

This popular venue set in a spacious park has everything the kids could want in a single space. There’s a jungle gym, swing, fun play house, sand art section and play tables for the children with different activities set up.

How’s the food?

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Serving delicious bistro-style cuisine, the Blue Zoo Restaurant & Café is known for its traditional curries, lamb shanks and sweet treats including freshly baked scones with jam and cream. Kids can look forward to pancakes, rainbow ice cream and healthy breakfasts and lunches.


Child minders to watch the kids while parents relax, nappy changing facilities, and a variety of activities including face painting, sand art and fun with play dough. If you choose this venue for your next child’s party, there’s also the chance to have your special cake made by the pastry chef at the restaurant.

Call 031 303 3568 or visit


Piggly Wiggly, Midlands  

Why it’s great for kids:

As it’s situated in the centre of the Highgate wine estate in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, there’s ample space for kids to be kids and play to their heart’s content. There’s also a great choice of activities on offer, from ceramic painting for older children, to putt-putt and candle dipping. One of the major highlights for children of all ages has to be the miniature steam train which runs every weekend.

How’s the food?

Two things not to miss – their freshly baked goods and coffee. And if you fancy something a little more wholesome, the venue boasts a large menu with fresh wraps, homemade pastas and pizzas ideal for the whole family. Sit outside while you eat and watch the kids play.


Local shops selling everything from homemade baked goods to wooden furniture, household décor items and botanical beauty products. There’s also a gorgeous gift store and second-hand book store with unique toys and books for kids. Child-friendly facilities include a large play area for children plus nappy changing facilities and high chairs.

Call 033 234 2911 or visit

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