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.

Forest Hill City Shopping Centre
Pretoria / Tshwane
Shopping centre in Centurion with an Ice Rink, Wave Pool and a wide variety of retail outlets, big brand stores, restaurants and entertainment for the whole family.
All ages
Kolor Kids Art
Arts and crafts studio, party venue, art classes, art stationery suppliers, teambuilding for corporates
From 2 yrs - All ages
Indykart Indoor Gokarting Deals
Johannesburg; West Rand; Pretoria / Tshwane
Indoor go kart racing, premium Motorsport for fun, parties, teambuilding and events. Best rental karts Sodi RT8, 270cc
From 8 yrs - All ages
Blue Ocean VR
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
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
Restaurant, kids play area, shows for kids, arts for kids, library, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, pizza, birthday party,
From Birth - 12 yrs old
Supakart Racing Deals
Go-Karting venue, Kids party venue, arrive and drive, Grand Prix races, Indoor, adult party venue
From 6 yrs - All ages
The Slope at Cedar Square
The Slope is the new renovated Avalanche Venue in Fourways. A now extended 75m long ski slope open at Cedar Square for a tubing experience you'll never forget! Day visitors are welcome! 30 minutes, 1 hour and 2 hour sessions of adrenaline!
From 4 yrs - All ages
Urban Airsoft
Action packed adrenalin pumping tactical army style shooting games & activities - the world's NEW paintball
From 9 yrs - All ages
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
World Class interactive science museum offering science & technology programmes for general public & schools. Also Birthday party & conference venues.
All ages
Fun art and craft venue for kids, messy play classes, party venue
From 18 mnths - All ages
The Playhouse
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Gautengs Premier Indoor Playcentre & Party Venue for children aged 0-15
From 1 - 15 yrs old
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

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.

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 do not feel cold. But we also know that we are the ones that have to deal with sniffles and colds so we prefer to keep our kids indoors when the weather is not favourable. So how many board games and arts and craft activities can we really go through without getting bored of those too? Thats 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 will 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 will 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 decor 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 have landed on this page through an internet search engine, then you are probably 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 have visited, whether it was a good or bad experience, tell us what you think.

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