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Summer days in South Africa are for being outdoors.  Venues with play facilities for kids are great so that parents have a chance to relax and kids get some much needed vitamin D.  Two Trees Bakery in the South of Johannesburg is a lovely venue for both day trips as well as parties.

The venue has some wonderful play equipment such as zip lines, monkey swings, jungle gyms and climbing towers.  These are all amid shady blue gum trees that make for a beautiful outdoor setting.  The swings hang from the trees and kids can enjoy being swung around in huge, multi-person round swings made of net.  The play area reminded me much of my own childhood, being so natural without impacting on its surroundings.

The bakery bakes fresh bread every day and let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like fresh bread and a steaming cup of coffee.  They in fact have a fully-fledged restaurant and offer a full menu.  From my experience on a recent visit there, my kids scoffed up their delicious milkshakes in between playing and the Nutella coffee definitely satisfied a serious chocolate craving!   They also offer wood-fire oven-baked pizzas, toasted sandwiches, homemade lemonade (yum), cakes, crumpets and more.

This is a great venue for kid’s parties or even baby showers and small functions.  They offer a few packages, each giving you exclusive use of the venue and their friendly staff as well as equipment.  Food and drinks are supplied by the venue and you may also request the cake from them.  I enquired about Halaal requirements and Belinda advised that I could bring some food of my own and the charges would be adjusted accordingly. Their staff are friendly and helpful.  During the week this would be a great place to host a business lunch or some informal meetings when it’s a bit quieter. They are in the process of securing Wi-Fi facilities for visitors too for those that need to work while parenting.

If you’re looking for a tranquil location for the day or for a special function, give it a try.  My kids had their friends with them and were kept busy for quite a while.  I would recommend it for people with kids aged up to 12 or so (my 12 year old started feeling bored towards the end of our visit but that’s because he’s 12 going on 21!)  It’s not too far out and is quite scenic even as you approach it from Johannesburg Central.

Click here to find out more about Two Trees Bakery

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