Indoor Activities for Kids in Gauteng

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With cold winters and sometimes rainy summers, kids indoor play areas in Gauteng are perfect for a day out with the family and friends, where kids can play freely and parents can enjoy some relaxation for a while.

How does the action indoor activities directory work?


You may search by suburb by clicking on the drop-down list above. Click on the suburb you wish to search in and see what comes up. Alternatively you may scroll down through the list of play parks available in Gauteng. Click on the blue name of the company to get more information about what they offer as well as their contact details. Be sure to note what their days of operation are to avoid disappointment.
Northgate Shopping Centre
Northriding Johannesburg
Shopping centre, shopping mall, ice rink, movies, cinema, shops, entertainment, food, restaurants, children, shopping, fun!
All ages

Compu-Kart Raceway Edenvale
Edenvale Gauteng
Safe supervised indoor go-karting facility for kids & adults. Kids birthday parties
From 7 yrs - All ages

Avalanche - Ski, Snowboarding & Bumboarding
Fourways Johannesburg
Ski slope and bum boarding, kids party venue, ski & snowboarding lessons, corporate events and functions in Cedar Square Shopping Centre, Fourways.
From 1 yr - All ages

The Ski Deck
Ferndale 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

The Fun Company
Modderfontein Johannesburg; Rosebank Johannesburg; Fourways; Pretoria
Interactive all-round family entertainment offering tenpin bowling, spin zone bumper cars, arcade games and a sports bar.
From 6 - 18 yrs old

Ice Rink - Forest Hill & The Grove Mall
Centurion Pretoria / Tshwane; Equestria Pretoria / Tshwane
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 wellas corporate events and teambuilding activities
All ages

Blue Ocean VR Reviews
Bedfordview Johannesburg East
Johannesburg’s first Virtual Reality Experience Center. We offer an immersive and interactive experience that is unforgettable.
From 7 yrs - All ages

Mma Roos
Vanderbijlpark Vaal Triangle / Sedibeng
Party and play venue with Indoor & outdoor facilities, Restaurant
From 12 mnths - All ages

Ice Rink - Northgate & Festival Mall
Northriding Johannesburg North; Kempton Park 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

Gnu Kids
Muldersdrift 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

iJump
Strubens Valley West Rand; Boksburg East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Oakdene Johannesburg South
Family entertainment and trampoline experience arena suitable for adults and kids

Laser Battle Zone
Edenvale Johannesburg
Indoor Laser Tag Game for kids, teens & adults, birthday parties, corporate outings & team building
From 6 yrs - All ages

Yeesh! Fun for kids
Woodmead Johannesburg
Softplay indoor play, craft and party venue with coffee shop with drop off and child care
From 1 - 12 yrs old

Kids Unleashed
Alberton East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Indoor Playground, Family restaurant, kids party & play venue with jungle gyms for all ages
From Birth - 12 yrs old

Why action indoor play areas are so awesome


Kids need to be physically active aside from being at school and extra murals. Action indoor play areas are great as they cater directly to this need to be active in a free environment. Free play is important to develop young minds where they can explore and be creative in their play. Imaginary games and friends improve brain development. Gross and fine motor skills are improved by all the jumping, tumbling, climbing and sliding around.

Cabin fever getting your kids down?


As most parents will have noticed by now, kids don’t feel cold. But we also know that we’re the ones that have to deal with sniffles and colds so we prefer to keep our kids indoors when the weather’s not favourable. So how many board games and arts and craft activities can we really go through without getting bored of those too? That’s why indoor play areas are so awesome. Kids are able to let off some steam and energy while getting a bit physical too.

Rainy day fun!


With such a variety of action indoor play areas available, kids (and parents) are spoiled for choice. From trampoline parks to indoor jungle gym areas, laser games and virtual reality experiences, indoor raceways and even a ski deck, you’ll find something that everyone will enjoy. Fun zones in shopping malls are also quite popular with tenpin bowling, bumper cars and games arcades. Make it a family day with entertainment for all to participate in.

Something for toddlers


Soft play areas are included at most of these indoor play parks. Separated from the rest of the play areas, you can rest assured that your little ones are safe. Childminders keep an eye on small kids and assist them while playing so parents can have a bit of time to relax with a cuppa and perhaps some free Wi-Fi. You’ll also find party themes especially for babies and toddlers by clicking here.

How do these play parks work in terms of cost?


Most of them charge a flat rate for a specific period of time. So there will be a charge to enter and play for a specified number of hours and thereafter an additional charge may be levied. Certain companies may charge for a number of rounds of a game so be sure to understand what the cost entails.

Play park party venues


Some of the indoor play areas offer their venue for parties for kids as well. Parties can be booked in advance and all arrangements relating to the party can be made prior to the day of the party. Ask whether the venue will be for exclusive use to you for the party so you know what to expect. Remember to arrange catering, cakes, party packs, party décor and activities clearly beforehand. For a more comprehensive list of indoor party venues, click here.

Restaurants and coffee shops with indoor play areas


These are popular Sunday afternoon destinations for Sunday lunches with the family. Kids may develop their favourites over time which can quickly turn into a standard Sunday outing. Restaurants serving delicious meals with children in mind usually also offer kid-friendly meals for young patrons. Find yourself a regular spot for weekends with friends and family. Find more child friendly restaurants here.

Begin your search


If you’ve landed on this page through an internet search engine, then you’re probable looking for cool indoor play areas to take your kids to. Scroll down the companies listed on this page to find a place you think is interesting. You may also find other day trip venues and places of interest by clicking on the day trips tab. There are many subcategories created to make your search of places to visit in Gauteng easier so have a look through. Remember to review a place that you’ve visited, whether it was a good or bad experience, tell us what you think.
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