Indoor and Outdoor Things To Do During the School Holidays
Finding holiday activities for kids that parents secretly enjoy too is no easy feat. So for your convenience, we’ve created a shortlist of fun family outings in Gauteng, the Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Fun Holiday Activities For kids (and Parents)
No need to trawl the web for hours sifting through endless options. The coolest ways to keep your kids entertained are right here.
You may be looking for ways to keep the kids busy at home or, perhaps, you’d like to get out of the house (holiday pozzie) and experience something new.
Here’s a roundup of indoor and outdoor activities around our major cities. The kids will love them and parents won’t mind tagging along either!
Family outings in Gauteng
Here’s a great way to let the kids burn off some pent up energy. Acrobranch in Melrose, Johannesburg, is a fun-park where children of all ages can have a blast!
They offer kids a day of swinging around like Tarzan, bungee jumping, flying through the air on zip lines and even challenging themselves on an obstacle course.
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The People’s Theatre
A hilariously fun musical for your little ones at the Joburg Theatre. It’s filled with all your children’s favourite characters and rhymes from the classic Dr Seuss stories.
Entertain your children with The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham and so many more hilarious tales.
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The Woods Paintball
Get your teenagers away from their computers for a day of real-life thrilling strategy and teamwork.
The Woods Paintball offers safety first, followed by adrenaline-filled action. It’s a great way to keep your teenagers out of mischief these holidays.
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Can you escape from the room before the clock stops? Lostland brings you 60 minutes of intrigue, imagination, lateral thinking, and teamwork. It’s an ideal family adventure!
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How much of the city have your children seen? Take the whole family out for an informative fun day on the Big Red Double Decker bus. Visits the Apartheid Museum, Jo’burg Zoo and Nelson Mandela Bridge.
Durban In The School Holidays
Fun world offers a great day out for the whole family. There are aerial cableways looking down over the beachfront and a variety of rides to entertain your kids. Have fun on the tilt-a-whirl, swingboat, Hulley Gully and the Tornado.
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Umgeni Steam Railway
Spend the day travelling in yesteryear, a fun day to bring history to life along one of South Africa’s oldest railways.
USR runs trains on the last Sunday of each month for the public in order to share the experience of railways past, and also to raise funds for ongoing and new projects.
There is also a market and a petting zoo to entertain your little ones.
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PheZulu Safari Park
Bring out the adventurer in your child entertain them with a variety of wildlife at PheZulu. They will be able to meet Ramesis the 90-year-old grandfather crocodile and Cleo a 45kg Burmese Python. A great day out for children of all ages.
Durban Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a day out in the great outdoors these holidays with a twist. The Botanical gardens are home to flora, which dates back 250 million years, predating the dinosaurs. Mix fun in the sun with a little bit of the past these holidays.
Out and about in the Mother City
Cool Runnings Toboggan Park
Who needs snow to go hurtling down the slopes?
The 1.2km steel pipe (fitted with safety brakes and speed control) offers an adrenaline-fuelled day for children 8 and up.
Cool Runnings guarantees holiday fun for hours.
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The Cape Town Science Centre
Science is fun. The Science Centre offers dozens of holiday programmes ranging from colourful chemistry for the little ones all the way to python coding for the more tech-savvy older children.
Holiday educational fun for your children in April.
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Glowing Rooms SA
A totally different day out for the whole family these holidays. Glowing Rooms use imported 3D glasses that create striking 3D images from normal 2D images!
Check out glow-in-the-dark mini golf, fun-filled golfing with 3D, disco effects.
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