15 Places to visit with Kids in Johannesburg

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We live in a beautiful city – Johannesburg, South Africa that has so much to offer. Sometimes we forget to appreciate our own town and search for something in another city which we already have!

I listed 15 places that I think you should visit with the kids especially during the school holidays since many of these places have awesome school holiday programmes.

15 Places to visit and Activities to try:

1. Sci-Bono Discovery Center

Sci-Bono is a great place to introduce your child to science, maths, and technology. They even run educational holiday programmes.

Website: www.sci-bono.co.za

2. City ROCK

Get your kids to experience real rock climbing at one of Johannesburg’s local climbing crags.

Website: www.cityrock.co.za

3. Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

A great picnic spot with beautiful scenery for the entire family.

Website: www.sanbi.org

4. The Lion Park

If your child loves animals as much as mine does, then this is a must visit. I love that you can get close to the lions.

Website: www.lion-park.com

5. Acrobranch

Acrobranch is an exciting aerial adventure where zip lines, Tarzan swings, nets, bridges and other fun obstacles take children from tree to tree.

Website: www.acrobranch.co.za

6. Peoples Theatre

Situated in the Joburg Theatre Complex, this 200 seater theatre caters specifically for kids. Audiences are enchanted, captivated and entertained by the magical world of theatre.

Website: www.peoplestheatre.co.za

Memories for the whole family are created on stage at the Peoples Theatre!

7. Bounce

Fly through the air and bounce off the walls. BOUNCE is a massive indoor trampoline park for all ages with venues around Gauteng.

8. Papachinos

A family restaurant with a supervised kiddie’s area. Kids can also make their own pizzas. This is one of the popular places in Johannesburg which offers great food for the entire family.

Website: www.papachinos.co.za

9. Johannesburg Zoo

The Joburg Zoo is one of the most popular local and tourist attractions situated in the leafy northern suburb of Johannesburg.

Website: www.jhbzoo.org.za

10. Mapatiza – Underground Gemstone Mine Tour

Something different for the kids to do! My daughter really enjoyed the tour and digging up for “treasure”. At Mapatiza, you learn a little more about the different gemstones (via the underground tour) and get the opportunity to dig in the scratch patch for gems.

Website: www.geckojewellers.co.za

11. Artjamming

Allow your child to paint his/her expressions via art. A fun activity for the entire family!

Website: www.artjamming.co.za

12. Gold Reef City theme park

A popular and well-known place in Johannesburg. A theme park filled with adventure for the entire day!

Website: www.tsogosun.com

13. Montecasino Bird Park

One of my favorite places to visit with my kids on a Sunday. There’s so much to see at this beautiful park which is filled with all different types of birds.

Website: www.tsogosun.com

14. RollEgoli

RollEgoliis a safe suburban roller skating facility in Bryanston Johannesburg. They offer 1000sqm of covered concrete floor perfect for roller skates or roller blades.

Website: www.rollegoli.co.za

15. Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park

Croc City has guided tours daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm which features reptile interaction, where all visitors are given the opportunity to safely interact with various reptiles (Including a croc-hatchling). Crocodile feeding happens on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. They do a venomous snake show, which is very popular, every Sunday at 11 am. Additionally, in 2014 they opened a Zip-line which we call a Flyover; the only one of its kind in Africa where you can safely fly over the crocodile enclosures!

Website: www.croccity.co.za

Sightseeing Johannesburg Red bus

Website: www.citysightseeing.co.za

The best way to see what Johannesburg has to offer is by you getting on a big red bus :)!  It’s an experience you will never forget.

This article was written by Shan and originally published on www.youandbabyi.com

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