Day Trips, Family Outings and Things to do in Gauteng

Everybody loves some time away – to unwind and relax, or simply switch off. Whether it’s an outdoor or indoor activity, a visit to a museum, family market, nature reserve, farm, playground, restaurant, pool, horse riding, go-karting or a train ride you’ll find it here.

Kolor Kids Art Reviews
Johannesburg
Arts and crafts studio, party venue, art classes, art stationery suppliers, teambuilding for corporates
From 2 yrs - All ages
RollEgoli
Johannesburg
Roller Skating, Roller Rink, Kids Parties, Indoor, Active.
From 4 yrs - All ages
Hyde Park Corner
Johannesburg
Hyde Park Corner is a light, spacious and welcoming and offers more luxury international and local brands than anywhere else in Africa. Our restaurants provide for a diversity of tastes, from fine dining to Meze on the move.
All ages
Jozi Book Fair
Johannesburg
Literature, promoting reading, story time, book fairs
All ages
Garden World
West Rand
Garden Centre with tea garden, kids playground, animal farmyard, wedding & kids party venue, Educ centre, craft market, Clover Mama Afrika Bakes
All ages
Ochse Square Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Outdoor public swimming pool for kids and adults
All ages
Fountains Valley Resort Reviews
Pretoria / Tshwane
Resort with a large modern pool, kids paddling pool, braai faicilities, lapa, two play areas, kiosk and a bar
All ages
Jozi X
Johannesburg
Jozi X adventure action centre with Jungle Swingz, Face Offz, tight rope, 9m high 4-sided climbing wall, Crazy Ladder, Stunt Matt
From 5 yrs old
Thulani Fishing and Leisure resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Fishing resort, family day outing, braai facilities, paintball, volleyball, day visitors in Wonderboom, Pretoria
All ages
Aromadough
Johannesburg
Make Aromadough, slime and a variety of activities in prebooked workshops. We also host birthday parties themed to the occasion and sell aromadough products for kids, teens and adults.
From 5 yrs - All ages
Lenasia South Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons with a kids pool, picnic area and trained life guards.
Picolinos Pizzeria and Party Venue
Johannesburg
Italian outdoor rustic restaurant, with a jungle gym, climbing wall and lawn for kids to run and play while you eat and watch them. We also have go-karting on weekends.
From Birth - All ages
The Playhouse
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Gautengs Premier Indoor Playcentre & Party Venue for children aged 0-15
From 1 - 15 yrs old
The Ski Deck
Johannesburg
Enjoy all the fun of bum-boarding, slope surfing and sliding down the slope at the famous SKI DECK in Ferndale. We have a 20m slope for smaller kids and 40m for older kids.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Eastgate Shopping Centre
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Eastgate shopping centre is a first class mall with over 300 stores and restaurants as well as entertainment for the whole family.
All ages
Crown Gardens Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons with a kids pool with trained life gaurds and picnic area with braai facilities.
All ages
ArkStar Kidz Club
Johannesburg
NPO creating opportunity for our youth to learn, grow and participate in equestrian sport
All ages
Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy
West Rand
Environmental walks and talks in Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park
Johannesburg
Crocodile & Reptile Park where the visitors interact with a variety of reptiles. Croc Flyover only one in Africa!
All ages
Maxspeed
Johannesburg
Go-karting, outdoor, indoor, rental track, kids parties, party venue, corporate events, team building venue
From 5 yrs - All ages
Riversands Farm Village
Johannesburg
We offer outdoor entertainment for the whole family plus a party or event venue including inspirational playground with water slide, paddling creek, live music, zip lining forest adventures, a coffee shop plus Treetop s forest adventures.
From Birth - All ages
Field Market
Johannesburg
Food & craft market, Free entertainment, kids activities & play area, family day out, outdoors, handcrafted gifts, gourmet food & drinks
All ages
Eldorado Park Ext 9 Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons with a kids pool and picnic area .
Sterkfontein Caves
West Rand
The ancient dolomite caves, with an underground lake, an hour from Johannesburg, is one of the fossils sites in the Cradle of Humankind .
From 6 yrs old
Soweto Theatre
Johannesburg
Theatre shows, performing arts, live music shows
From 2 yrs - All ages
The Venue at Route 162
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Child friendly Coffee Shop & Restaurant, Kids Playground, Kids Party Venue, Deck Area (DSTV), Events Venue, Function Venue, Pizza Hub, Catering, Take Aways, Flea Market and more
All ages
Museum of Military History
Johannesburg
A home for the memory and study of military history of South Africa. We also offer school tours.
All ages
Blue Ocean VR Reviews
Johannesburg
Virtual Reality Experience Center for an immersive and interactive experience, Mobile VR parties, we will come to you or Extra Mural VR holiday programs for kids
From 7 yrs - All ages
Pines Resort Reviews
West Rand
Enjoy a day of swimming and sliding with your family and friends.
All ages
Purple Cow Restaurant
Child friendly, family restaurant. party venue for kids and adults. indoor outdoor play areas. kiddies party. food. kiddies menu.
All ages
Playmobil: The Movie
Coming to a cinema near you soon - An exciting adventure through an imaginative universe
All ages
Zitapark Paddling Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public swimming pool offering swimming lessons, kiddies paddle pool, play park with a picnic area.
Diepkloof Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons with trained lifeguards.
All ages
Panettone Cafe @ Zoo Lake Sports Club
Johannesburg
Kids party venue, restaurant with large secure playground & jumping castle. Platters, buffets, party bags, magicians & cakes.
All ages
The Art Farm
Johannesburg
Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Kiddies Parties ,Weddings, Functions, Gallery, Winery, Chapel, Theatre
Compu-Kart Raceway Edenvale
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Safe supervised indoor go-karting facility for kids & adults. Kids birthday parties
From 7 yrs - All ages
Mamelodi -West Public Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public swimming pool with a kiddies paddle pool and picnic area .
Melville Day Spa
Johannesburg
Romantic Couples Packages, Kids Pamper Parties, Day Spa, Aesthetics & Wellness Centre
Maropeng
West Rand
Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It is a fun and educational visit for the entire family.
From 6 yrs old
Aj's in the Park DealsReviews
Johannesburg
Family restaurant, party venue with kids playground, wood-fired pizzas, jumping castle, childminders, a piano, big screen for live games
From 1 mnth - All ages
Blairgowrie Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool with a kiddies paddle pool - learn-to-swim program on demand
All ages
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa / Pretoria Zoo
Pretoria / Tshwane
This is the largest zoo in SA w/ Aquarium & Reptile Park, holiday programs, tours, camping, birthday parties, tractor train rides etc.
Willow feather Farm
Pretoria / Tshwane
Kids party venue, tea garden and animal farmyard for day outings- supports greening of our community
All ages
Warmbaths, A Forever Resort
Forever Resorts South Africa offers some of the most popular holiday destinations in SA! Warmbaths is one of the most popular resorts, just an hour away from Pretoria & Johannesburg.
All ages
Moffat Park Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Outdoor public pool and kiddies paddle pool with picnic area and trained life guards.
The Silver Birch Restaurant
Johannesburg
Child friendly, family restaurant, party & function venue with kids outdoor play area.
All ages
Peoples Theatre
Johannesburg
The Peoples Theatre is Gauteng's leading family orientated theatre company, dedicated to introducing children to theatre from a young age
All ages
Play Africa Reviews
Johannesburg
Exhibits & programmes that stimulate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of young children from birth – 10 years
From Birth - 11 yrs old
The Bunny Hop Haven
Johannesburg
Non profit company (NPC) in animal rescue and as an educational centre.
All ages
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Pretoria / Tshwane
Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishing
Eagles Tumbling Club
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Tumbling and gymnastics from Tumbling Tots right up to Protea level
From 1 yr - All ages
Eersterust Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public swimming pool offering swimming lessons, a paddling pool and a squash court.
Little Falls Pleasure Resort DealsReviews
West Rand
Outdoor public swimming pool and kiddies paddle pool with picnic area braai facilities showers and a water fall and nature trail.
From 12 mnths - All ages
Safari Garden Centre
Pretoria / Tshwane
We are a family friendly restaurant with a jungle gym and enclosed play area where kids can also see marmoset monkeys, pot bellied pigs, dwarf mountain goats, rabbits and other animals. Mini tractor rides only on the weekends.
Disney on Ice Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Grab your Mickey Mouse ears and get ready as Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends skates into South Africa for the first time. Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., this production will inspire families to relive their favorite Disney memories!
All ages
Like2Bike
Johannesburg
Kids bikes, cycling accessories & clothes as well as bike events
From 2 - 14 yrs old
Life Day Spa Kids
Johannesburg
Kids pamper treatments and parties. Kids Spa, Hydrotherapy, Hydro Baby for complete indulgence and pampering of those precious little ones!
From Birth - 14 yrs old
Lenasia Ext 5 Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public swimming pool with a kids pool , swimming lessons on request, a lapa and picnic area
All ages
Paterson Park Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Outdoor swimming pool that offers swimming lessons.
Pretoria North Public Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public pool, kids pool, private swimming lessons, tuck shop, play area, picnic area.
All ages
Turfontein Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Outdoor public swimming pool with kids paddle pool, picnic area and swimming lessons.
Wild Cave Adventures Reviews
West Rand
Dare to be different! Abseil into dark caverns and be amazed by the beauty of wild underground formations! Only 40 minutes from JHB/PTA.
From 8 yrs - All ages
Marvel Universe Live!
Pretoria / Tshwane
Marvel Universe LIVE! is an original, live-action arena experience unlike anything you’ve seen!
All ages
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Johannesburg
Theatre production - - An Annual Family Christmas Spectacular of Santa Claus is coming to Town!
From 5 yrs - All ages
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Reviews
Johannesburg
Nature rambles through an area of grasslands and wooded hills with wildlife only 10km from the heart of Joburg.
Brixton Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool with a paddle pool for kids and picnic area - private swimming lessons on request
Lory Park Zoo
Johannesburg
Lory Park is a privately run zoo and animal sanctuary situared in Midrand. We house for an assortment of exotic and indigenous mammals, reptiles, bird
All ages
Blue Pea Country Market
Johannesburg
Set in the unique country surroundings of the Rietvlei Zoo Farm, in Jhb South, our market comes to life every Saturday morning at 8am.
All ages
South African National Parks
Johannesburg
PEAP - Public Education and Awareness Project. We take displays to schools and shopping centres
All ages
Grants Dairy Deals
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Dairy farm, school tours, party venue, farmyard & coffee shop
From 6 mnths - 13 yrs old
Pretoria Youth Theatre
Pretoria / Tshwane
Goldilocks Theatre kids entertainment. Holiday entertainment. Things to do in the holidays.
All ages
Kempton Park Swimming Pool
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Public pool offering swimming lessons with a kids pool , picnic area and trained life guards.
All ages
Sun Valley Stables
Johannesburg
Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of promotion. Safe first ponies to competitive ponies available. Halfbait and fullbait ponies available.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Roodepoort Theatre
West Rand
Theatre productions for kids and adults
All ages
Friends of Kloofendal Nature Reserve
West Rand
Nature walks, walking trails, guided tours, bird hide, geological site, picnic concerts,first Witwatersrand gold mine
All ages
Gold Reef City Theme Park
Johannesburg
Gold Reef City Theme Park has an abundance of adventures rides, restaurants, history, site-seeing and tours for you to enjoy.
The South African Airways Museum Society
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Day trip to view and learn the history of South African Airways and its aircraft for families, schools and tour groups.
All ages
Action Bounce World
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Gauteng's Largest Indoor inflatable kids play area and birthday party venue. Adults area. bar area. smoking area. kitchen
From 2 - 13 yrs old
Honeydew A-maze-ing Mazes
West Rand
Giant Maze Puzzles Outdoor Family Fun Parties Schools Teambuilding Weekend
From 6 yrs - All ages
Northgate Shopping Centre
Johannesburg
Shopping Centre with ice rink, movies, cinema, shops, entertainment, food, restaurants, children, shopping, fun!
All ages
Boksburg North Swimming Pool
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Public pool specializing in swimming training, offering swimming lessons with a picnic area and trained life guards.
Silverstar Casino
West Rand
Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp is the perfect place to experience casino thrills, great entertainment, or family fun on a day out in Johannesburg.
All ages
The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Magaliesburg
Cheetah and wildlife Centre for a family trip, educational tour to see wildlife.
From 7 wks - All ages
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips
Pretoria / Tshwane; Johannesburg
Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
All ages
Irene Dairy Farm
Pretoria / Tshwane
Dairy farm for day outings, dairy shop, family picnics, restaurants, party & conference venue.
All ages
Alberts Farm
Johannesburg
Alberts farm Conservancy for walks in nature, hiking, orienteering in Albertskroon, Northcliff.
All ages
Delta Environmental Centre
Johannesburg
Environmental centre for curriculum-linked outings, talks, school programmes & accredited teacher training
All ages
Cresta Shopping Centre
Johannesburg
Cresta Shopping; stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and entertainment, Barnyard theatre and movies
Linden indoor heated Public Swimming Pool Reviews
Johannesburg
Public swimming pool offering swimming lessons, aqua aerobics, & baby pool. The indoor pool is for swimming all year round!
All ages
Modderfontein Nature Reserve
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Guided walk through Modderfontein Nature Reserve with a knowledgeable guide.
From 8 yrs old
Melville Kruisgemeente
Johannesburg
The 100-year-old Melville Kruis congregation will once again host their very special and much anticipated, annual Boeremark on the church grounds.
All ages
Malvern Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons with a kids pool and trained life guards and picnic area .
Clearwater mall
West Rand
Clearwater Mall;stores, restaurants, coffee shops, kids play area in the piazza , fountains, Nu Metro with 3D technology and gaming arcade.
CrazyKidz Farmyard DealsReviews
Johannesburg
Kids Party Venue & Farmyard for Day Visits, Party Services and arts & crafts studio in Daniel Brink Park, Randburg
From 1 yr - All ages
Smuts House Museum
Pretoria / Tshwane
A museum peaceful surroundings with family friendly restaurant, nature trail and caravan park
All ages
Happy Island Waterworld Reviews
West Rand
South Africa's biggest water amusement park based in Muldersdrift, Gauteng.
All ages
Saddle Creek Adventures
Magaliesburg
Horse trail rides, quad biking, off road go karting and archery
From 3 yrs - All ages
Kates Dairy Farm
West Rand
Dairy farm offering family tours, educational tours, school tours a party venue plus fresh farm products & organic food
All ages
Les Marais Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public pool offering swimming lessons with kiddies pool, picnic area, gas braai facilities
Mamelodi -East Public Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public swimming pool with a kiddies paddle pool offering swimming lessons.
All ages
Soshanguve Public Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public pool with kiddies pool, Learn To Swim program for free swimming lessons, braai area and play area with swings
All ages
James Hall Museum of Transport
Johannesburg
Transport Museum which offers tours for school groups and holiday programs for children.
All ages
Sandton City
Johannesburg
With more than 300 leading local and international retailers, Sandton City is a one-of-a-kind premier fashion and leisure destination. It's an energetic hub of Afro-cosmopolitan glamour - international shopping with South African flair.
The Green Room at Pirates East Greenside
Johannesburg
Friendly family/community cafe offering delicious meals, outstanding coffee and relaxed environment
Roodepoort Museum
West Rand
The Roodepoort Museum house the memory of the region's culture, achievements and values. The permanent displays illustrate the changes brought about
From Birth - All ages
RMC Cycle Park
West Rand
Kid friendly family orientated cycle park & kids party venues with 8 x bicycle tracks, picnic areas and a massive deck that overlooks our two spectacular dams!
Bryanston Organic & Natural Market
Johannesburg
Bryanston Organic & Natural Market  – a magical place, removed from the rush of everyday life, offering inspired crafts and wholesome food.
All ages
Tres Jolie Deals
West Rand
Family friendly restaurant, wedding or kids party venue w/petting zoo, playground & pony rides, fully licensed
All ages
Hoffand Park Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool with kids pool, picnic area & trained life guards.
Acrobranch
East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane
Come discover an original outdoor activity where you go from tree to tree doing fun exercises testing your balance, strength and focus. Acrobranch combines sport and adventure in a fun playful setting
From 3 yrs - All ages
Derdepoort Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Resort with a swimming pool and a kids paddling pool, play area, braai facilities, lapa
All ages
Birchleigh Swimming Pool
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Public pool with a kids pool, picnic area, braai facilities and trained life guards.
National Cultural History Museum
Johannesburg
A museum which explores South Africa's cultural diversity with various permanent and temporary exhibitions
All ages
Ice Rink - Northgate & Festival Mall Deals
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni
The ice rink offers ice skating fun for the whole family (from tots, to teens, to moms and dads). You can book the venue for parties as well as corporate events and teambuilding activities
All ages
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Drakensberg
Family holiday accomodation with activities for families and children.
All ages
Wits Art Museum
Johannesburg
Contemporary & historical art museum/gallery
All ages
Key West Shopping Centre
West Rand
Situated in the heart of Krugersdorp, Key West Shopping Centre gives you the opportunity to shop, dine and browse to your heart's content with leading branded stores, anchor stores, movies, restaurants and more.
All ages
Deon Malherbe Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public swimming pool with a kids pool and swimming lessons.
The South African Book Fair 2019
Johannesburg
Bringing together authors, cartoonist, publishers, illustrators, educators, librarians, booksellers, government departments, ECD practitioners, media and other trade professionals to share information about children’s growth and development
Mall of Africa
Johannesburg
The Magic of Disney comes to Mall of Africa
All ages
Ennerdale Ext 9 Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons with a kids pool , picnic area and trained life guards.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
West Rand
Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this Garden covers almost 300 hectares and consists of both landscaped and natural veld
All ages
Gerdview Swimming Pool
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Public pool with a kids pool, picnic area and trained life guards.
Bounce Inc
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane
Bounce trampoline park - free jumping arena, wall jams, bounce bag, dodgeball, super tramp, corporate events/teambuilding venue, party venue
From 3 yrs - All ages
Gnu Kids
West Rand
We are a great family venue with a coffee shop, indoor and outdoor playground with a paddle pool for little ones, a braai venue with a dam for fishing and space for kids to bring their bikes and cycle around our dams.
From 1 - 11 yrs old
Newville Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public outdoor swimming pool with a paddling pool
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Johannesburg
Art Gallery with a number of important collections of international significance. We offer children's art classes and also have school tours available
From 6 yrs - All ages
Milk Bar
Johannesburg
Family-friendly restaurant where coffee, food, drinks and a good times come together with a proudly African flair.
All ages
Ezemvelo Nature Reserve
Pretoria / Tshwane
Game drives, putt putt, fuffy slide, fishing, guided walks, bird and game watching, educational programs and camping facilities
All ages
Action Sports South Africa
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Pretoria / Tshwane; West Rand; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
The most action packed and fun sporting experience you will ever have! Cricket, Netball, Bubble Soccer and lots more!! All ages
All ages
StokeCity AdventurePark Reviews
Johannesburg
A water-sports paradise - Kneeboard, Wakeboard, Water-Ski, AquaPark, Chill & Swim Zone, beach volleyball, party venue and more
From 5 yrs - All ages
Kartzone
Pretoria / Tshwane
South Africa’s newest rental karting facility. Go-karting for teens and adults, corporate functions, team building and more. We also have a fantastic restaurant on site.
From 12 yrs - All ages
Harties Boat Company
Hartbeespoort
Daily Boat Cruises Party Venue Restaurant Sunday Lunch Cruise Birthday Parties Special Occasions Fun things to do with Kids Family Friendly Children
From 1 mnth - All ages
Aragon Stables
West Rand
We offer quality horse riding lessons plus pony parties and camps for all ages in Muldersdrift. Whether you have never ridden before, or need lessons in show jumping or dressage, we can help you!
All ages
Advent Fair of The Christian Community
Johannesburg
Christmas Craft Market Family Fun day kids activities Home bakes
All ages
Ebuhleni Swimming Pool
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Public pool with a picnic area and trained life guards.
Pottery Junxion
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
At our shop you will find an extensive range of ceramics to paint, mosaic or decoupage. Great for a day outing for kids and adults alike and for kids parties or corporate functions.
All ages
Constitution Hill
Johannesburg
Educational tours, promotion of our constitution, children's walk, apartheid memoirs
From 2 yrs - All ages
iJUMP Trampoline Arena
West Rand
Family entertainment and trampoline experience arena suitable for adults and kids
Saulsville Public Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public pool, kids pool, Learn to Swim program free lessons on offer for adults and kids and picnic area
All ages
Acrobranch Pretoria
Pretoria / Tshwane
Not only is it all round fun, but it is a great activity to build confidence and coordination. Slide, balance, jump, crawl, dash, swing or stroll – our courses will test your physical ability, brainpower and balancing skills.
From 3 yrs - All ages
The Herb Farm
Johannesburg
Outdoor Play Area, Educational Gardens, Holiday Programs, School Groups, Party Venue
From 6 mnths - 13 yrs old
Northern Farm
West Rand
This is one of Johannesburg's best-kept secrets and offers over 2500ha of beautiful green grasslands and woodlands to explore.Many different recreational users i.e. cyclists, horse riders, hikers and birders enjoy relaxing in this farm like space.
All ages
HartRAO - Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory
West Rand
We demonstrate connections to basic science and technology, and explain astronomical concepts that appear in the school syllabus. Visits to the Harteb
From 6 yrs - All ages
Magalies Canopy tours
Magaliesburg
Magaliesberg Canopy tour, coming soon Abseiling, Paintball and Archery
From 5 yrs - All ages
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
Johannesburg
Back to nature walks through indigenous grass and shrubs. Kids and parents can take guided tours or just wander around. See the Iron Age furnace or 40
From 6 yrs - All ages
Irene Country Lodge
Pretoria / Tshwane
Luxury family accommodation with kids activities, day spa, conference, wedding & functions venue, NOT a kids party venue.
All ages
Play Town
Pretoria / Tshwane
A ± 2300m2 indoor play area for kids, with fun activities for all. Safe environment for children, where they can play creatively. Restaurant on site
From 1 - 13 yrs old
Market Theatre
Johannesburg
The market theatre home to innovative locally produced theatre productions, art exhibitions, installations, workshops and more
Primrose Swimming Pool
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Public pool with a kids pool, picnic area and trained life guards.
Pines Resort - Chimp and Zee Rope Adventure Park
West Rand
Rope Adventure Park with 26 exciting obstacles including 6 zip lines.
From 7 yrs - All ages
Kensington B Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool with a kids pool , picnic area and trained life guards.
National Children's Theatre (NCT) Reviews
Johannesburg
Professional children's theatre productions and kids birthday parties
From 3 yrs - All ages
Go-Play
Pretoria / Tshwane
Kids Indoor Play Centre, Cafe and Party Venue
From Birth - 12 yrs old
Origins Centre
Johannesburg
The Origins Centre and Museum tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality.
All ages
Jakaranda Kinderhuis
Pretoria / Tshwane
Liggiefees / Annual Christmas Light Festival
From Birth - All ages
Mini Steam Trains Reviews
West Rand
Miniature steam and diesel train rides. Situated in a big park with braai facilities, a lapa with kitchen faclities for parties and schools.
All ages
Noordgesig Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool with kiddies paddle pool and picnic area. Braai facilities available
Shepherds Fold Stables
West Rand
Find horse riding lessons for children and adults from 3 to 63 years! -We have experienced and caring instructors who cater for everyone. We also offer pony parties and pony holiday camps
From 3 yrs - All ages
Elfs Hill Party Venue
Johannesburg
A fantasy-filled beautiful childrens party venue with catering and entertainment. Open to the public on certain days.
From 1 - 10 yrs old
Swartkrans Go-Karts Reviews
West Rand
Go-Karting, tarred monster track, birthday parties, picnics, swimming
All ages
Robin Hills Pool
Johannesburg
Outdoor public swimming pool and kiddies paddle pool with picnic area.
VulPro – The Vulture Conservation Project Hartbeespoort
Hartbeespoort
The Vulture Conservation Project - We offer our visitors the chance to see South Africa’s iconic raptors up close, to experience the pleasure
All ages
Olifantsfontein Swimming Pool
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Public outdoor swimming with kids paddling pool, play area, braai spot.
All ages
Adventure n Beyond
West Rand
Party venue & party services incl Paintball, Archery, Air Riflery, Climbing to a Giant Swing
From 5 yrs - All ages
Bexton Park Stables
West Rand
Horse riding lessons for all ages from 3 years old, outrides, trail rides, stabling, livery
From 3 yrs - All ages
Sydenham Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public swimming pool offering swimming lessons and a toddlers pool.
All ages
Apartheid Museum
Johannesburg
interactive history museum that illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa.
From 12 - 18 yrs old
Hector Peterson Museum
Johannesburg
A memorial to the 1976 Soweto student rebellion. The Museum is named after Hector Peterson who was a 13-year old student in 1976 and among the first victims to die from police shootings during the riots.
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Johannesburg
World Class interactive science museum offering science & technology programmes for general public & schools. Also Birthday party & conference venues.
All ages
Tjaart van Vuuren Swimming Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public swimming pool, kiddies paddle pool, private swimming teachers, picnic area where only gas are braais
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
Pretoria / Tshwane
Shopping centre with over 300 stores, 37 restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment.
All ages
Moletsane Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public outdoor swimming pool with a kids paddle pool, swimming lessons & braai facilities.
All ages
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
West Rand
A privately owned game reserve covering some 1200 hectares where visitors may now view in excess of 650 heads of game, including some very rare and endangered species
All ages
Ranger Stables
Johannesburg
Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Park. We offer horse riding lessons, pony rental for parties, holiday camps and weekday / weekend outrides.
All ages
The Planetarium
Johannesburg
Star shows and space travel birthday parties
From 5 yrs - All ages
Hyto Tyto
Pretoria / Tshwane
Play park and eatery. Tons of indoor and outdoor activities for 0-13-year-olds incl a train, swings, indoor maze, jungle gyms, obstable course, fountain, mud kitchen, restaurant and much more.
From 2 - 13 yrs old
Florida North Public Swimming Pool Reviews
West Rand
Public pool with a kids pool , picnic area and trained life guards.
Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort
Hartbeespoort
Cable car rides with restuarant, pizza shack,kidzone play area for kids, paragliding, abseiling, function venue for parties,weddings, conferences etc.
From Birth - All ages
Family Fun Farm Kids Party Venue
West Rand
A fun-filled party-hub, farmyard adventure; braai & picnic venue for the whole family, situated on a CAMEL FARM on the outskirts of Krugersdorp. 3 venues to cater for all events and ages.
From 1 yr - All ages
Davidsonville Public Swimming Pool
West Rand
Outdoor public swimming pool with kiddies paddle pool, picnic area and trained life gaurd on duty
The Art Shebeen Reviews
Johannesburg
Drop off the kids, bring a friend or spend some therapeutic time alone while you let your creativity loose with canvas, paint, ceramic, wood or bling up with thinestone. Great for parties too.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Coronationville Public Swimming Pool Reviews
Johannesburg
Heated indoor public pool offering swimming lessons with a kiddies pool and trained life guards.
All ages
Vrededorp Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public outdoor swimming pool, kids paddle pool& picnic area
Drama Department, University of Pretoria
Pretoria / Tshwane
Educational Theatre (TIE)
From 5 - 16 yrs old
Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Symphony Orchestra, development of musicians, music lessons, workshops
From 5 yrs - All ages
Adler Museum of Medicine
Johannesburg
The history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages. From children's birthday parties to school tours!
From 4 - 14 yrs old
Rabie Ridge Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons with trained life guards.
All ages
Eldorado Park Proper Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons with a kids pool, picnic area and trained life guards.
Joburg Theatre
Johannesburg
Theatre complex, mandela theatre, fringe for small shows, comedy, space.com, civic theatre, community service, plays
From 3 yrs - All ages
Cradlestone Mall
West Rand
Cradlestone Mall offers the perfect mix of 160 quality shops, restaurants and services- all in a fresh and vibrant atmosphere.
All ages
Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Pretoria / Tshwane
Botanical gardens in Pretoria for family outings, picnics,
All ages
The Fat Olive Restaurant
Johannesburg
We provide an ideal family entertainment destination suitable for all occasions. A child friendly restaurant with jungle gyms, jumping castles and an animals farmyard
All ages
GOG Lifestyle Park
West Rand
Outdoor adventure venue for kids & families, kids spray parks, wall climbing, giant inflatables, 3 x BMX bike trail, Restaurant
All ages
Johannesburg Zoo
Johannesburg
Day and night tours, children's farmyard, tractor rides, kids party venue, school tours and more
All ages
Hyundai Mushroom Farm Park
Johannesburg
Park, day trips, family outings, picnics, Hyundai hot air balloon
All ages
Kids World & Waterpark
Johannesburg
Great entertainment venue for kids and families. Water based fun activities, go karts, carousels, jumping castles, live performances and much more on offer.
All ages
EDRO - Coding Through Robotics Deals
Johannesburg; West Rand; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Pretoria / Tshwane
Learning to code by using robots! Fun, interactive workshops for kids to learn robotics and coding.
From 7 - 18 yrs old
Past Experiences
Johannesburg
Joburg Inner city/CBD tours, events, experiences, walking and public transport tours, Soweto and archaeological tours
Roosevelt Park Swimming Pool Reviews
Johannesburg
Public swimming pool with swimming lessons for children.
All ages
Century Cinemax
Johannesburg
The largest operator of cinemas, including MAX, in East Africa is coming to South Africa at Northgate shopping centre! Cinemas with state of the art sound & picture, it's a cinema viewing experience will be like no other in the country!
All ages
Pimville Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public heated pool offering swimming lessons, kids paddle pool and picnic area.
Windsor West Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Outdoor public swimming pool and kiddies paddle pool with picnic area.
Bordeaux Bike Park
Johannesburg
Bike park for little kids, party venue
From 4 yrs - All ages
Transvaal Museum
Pretoria / Tshwane
The Transvaal Museum is South Africa's leading natural history museum.
From 7 yrs - All ages
Artjamming
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Fun art and craft venue for kids, messy play classes, party venue
From 18 mnths - All ages
Museum Africa
Johannesburg
Johannesburg's major history and cultural museum housed in the old fruit and vegetable market which dates back as far as 1913.
All ages
Brooklyn Theatre
Pretoria / Tshwane
The Brooklyn Thearte is commited to maintaining excellence in musical performance & providing cultural enrichment
Tree Top Adventures SA
Johannesburg
Obstacles course. family outings. zipline. picnics. team building. birthdays. kids. adventures. Holidays
From 3 yrs - All ages
The IEA Elite Reviews
Johannesburg
Private creche, primary and high school academy with regular interaction with horses, also offering pony parties, horse riding lessons, holiday camps, field trips and a kids club.
From 6 mnths - All ages
Joburg Ballet
Johannesburg
Joburg Ballet is the country's foremost professional ballet company.
From 6 yrs old
Thaba Eco Hotel and Spa
Johannesburg
Eco hotel, spa, eco kids club, lion education, restaurant & coffee shop in the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
From Birth - All ages
The South African State Theatre
Pretoria / Tshwane
World-class shows ranging from Opera, Ballet, Musical, Drama, Cabaret and Children's Theatre.
All ages
Dimples Cafe Reviews
Johannesburg
Kiddies Party Venue, Family Restaurant, Live Music, Golf Theme Park, Massive Play Area, Awesome Food, Pizza, Burgers, Steaks, Cakes, Licenced
All ages
Trees Eco Fun Park (Benoni) Reviews
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Outdoor fun + a bit of education thrown in. Party venue with nature as the special guest.
From Birth - All ages
Dobsonville Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public pool offering swimming lessons and a kiddies pool for the little ones with trained life guards.
All ages
Gecko Jewellers and Kids Party Venue
Johannesburg
Replica Gemstone Mine Tours, Gemstone Scratch Patch, Pedal Cars, Party and Corporate venue and open air Coffee Shop.
From Birth - All ages
The Voortrekker Monument
Pretoria / Tshwane
The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria. The massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers)who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854.
From 7 yrs - All ages
Hee-Haw Party Venue
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Hee-Haw Party Venue is a clean and spacious venue and picnic spots with lapas to choose from and the following activities jumping castles, waterslides, inflatable slide, quad trailer rides, zip line, scooter track, jungle gyms, trampolines and sandp
From 1 - 13 yrs old
Mama Magic, The Baby Expo
Johannesburg
Bring your bumps, babies and toddlers to experience the magical world of parenting! Enjoy over 260 exhibits, expert advice, kids entertainment, expo specials and prizes galore!
From Birth - All ages
Ri'stretto Al Fresco Cucina
Johannesburg
Child friendly restaurant, coffee bar, supervised play area for kids
All ages
Ellis Park Public Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public heated swimming pool with kiddies pool and trained lifegaurds.
All ages

How to use our Day Trip Directory


Some day trips require planning and forethought, whilst others can be quite spontaneous. Whatever the occasion, your decision will depend on the season, company, cost, time of day and various facilities. Here are some ideas to consider while browsing the directory, which should help you find what you need

Indoor vs Outdoor Day Trips


Neither is the better. A venue choice really depends on the mood, occasion, company and often the budget.

Kids will love the array of action packed indoor activities in and around the city. In fact, Mums and Dads may want to unleash the kid in them and join in the fun! Battle it out at laser games, enjoy painting together, bounce off some steam at a trampoline park, or keep updated with the latest trends and family fun at the many shopping malls. If you need some time-out there’s a number of indoor playgrounds that offer a childcare service while you enjoy a cup of tea – absolutely ideal for the occasional play date.

During warmer climates one may be beckoned towards some outdoor action. Swinging on tree tops like Tarzan or get caught in a splash of colour at paintball – let the kids decide. Go-karting and fishing spots make for some ideal Dad and Lad time – if dad can handle the pressure of being beat! And while boys will be boys- the ladies can enjoy some pampering at one of the many spas and wellness centres. Adventure lovers- do you have what it takes to find yourself? – Get lost in a maze to find out. The Mazes offer an ideal day trip for team building, or families.


Nature and Animal Lovers outings


With the Jacarandas in full bloom, one tends to find the spring in the step. Nature walks and hikes certainly provide a breath of fresh air. Pack a picnic basket and drag along some friends and family – you’d be surprised at how beautiful the City really is. Be mindful of opening and closing times in the various seasons, and look out for guided tours to be safe.

Zoo trots also make for a good Sunday morning walk. Get in tune with your body as well as nature, plus enjoy family time. One could adventure with elephants or monkey around – birds, reptiles, wild cats and more- Johannesburg has it all!

Of course, one can gallop away in the wind – book an outride into the sunset or enjoy the scent of the fresh morning dew. Horse riding can be therapeutic and fun- family and friends, saddle up!

The City – with all its tall buildings and billboards is also home to many farms. Sing along to the tune of Old McDonald while milking a cow, running amongst the chickens, feeding a goat or hopping with a bunny. Now there’s something warm and homely to be excited about.

Sports Lovers Day Trips


Mountain biking or road cycling? Swimming, hiking, abseiling or fishing? Whatever your adrenalin rush – the day trip directory most certainly has something for you. If the family is not keen on joining you, you may want to choose something closer to home for an early return, or a venue that caters for kids needs too. Teens and tweens will enjoy some roller skating, or ice skating fun too.

Outdoor Family Markets


There’s something homely about markets – something mysteriously nostalgic- that often leaves one feeling calm. Gauteng’s home–industry family markets are on a sudden growth, and make for a great family outing, or a stroll around. Products are unique and made with love, from food to furniture, and that is probably where the special feeling emanates from.

Museums, educational and city tours


Threading the path of discovery, Johannesburg’s rich history has much to offer the inquiring mind. Each listing on the directory will spark an interest for school tours, as well as family outings. There are some wonderful city tours you can explore. One can be taken back in time, understanding the background of our beautiful country, or propelled into the future at one of the many science centres . A mode of transport often forgotten is the train. Little kids can enjoy mini train rides while families and schools will prefer rumbling through the outskirts of Gauteng. From Caves to hop-on-hop-off bus tours, let the adventure begin.

Theatre and shows


Fancy dining out with your loved one? Or, giggling with the kids at impersonations of their favourite characters? The calendar is updated regularly with Jozi’s finest talent on show. Family theatre outings sure make for a special treat for all once in a while. The world of imagination, the confidence to act, to be bold enough to partake in public speaking events – these are skills that can only be honed and inspired in a world of theatre and drama. Schools, families, friends – here’s a trip that can suit any company. Music enthusiasts can also choose from a host of local to international shows.

Theme Parks


A day trip that certainly requires a bit of planning is theme parks. Most times one would need to leave early, pack some food, invite some friends and family, and pack in some extra clothes. However, exhausted as can be, as the day draws to a close, teachers, students, grandparents, families, cousins, friends, from toddlers to teens and tweens, can all concur that it was a day well spent. The memories live on forever, especially as these places are not frequented as often as shopping malls.

Begin the search


Explore the Day trips directory, get clicking on the various tabs, to find the ideal day trip in Gauteng for this weekend – and once you’re done, visit this page again to find your next place of interest. Get ticking on the bucket list