Kids Holiday Activities (Trust Us, You Need Them)

Kids holiday activities are vital for parents’ sanity but need to be well-planned. While the kids (and teachers) are counting down the days to the last day of term, parents around the country are not as eager. It’s nail-biting stuff trying to think of things to busy those little, too easily distracted, brains. Don’t worry, guys, we’re totally not judging you for finding your offspring to be a tad too much in the holidays.

So, we’ve decided to help all parents (fur-baby parents rather check out our pet-friendly activities). Here’s a list of some of the best kids holiday activities. At 2-for-1 prices with the ENTERTAINER, you’ve got no excuses to keep your mini-me(s) from being entertained all day, every day.



Acrobranch | Pretoria North, Bronkhorstspruit, Melrose, Centurion, Senderwood 

Kid-Friendly Offer: Acro-Twigs, Big-Zip, Monkey Moves, Swinging Tarzan

Art Jamming | Germiston, Melrose Arch, Cresta Mall

Kid-Friendly Offer: Paintertainment Session

Bounce Inc | Menlyn Maine, Waterfall Lifestyle Centre, Fourways Mall

Kid-Friendly Offer: Admission

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa | Pretoria CBD 

Kid-Friendly Offer: Admission

Jack Rabbit Chocolate Studio | Waterkloof Heights

Kid-Friendly Offer: Saturday Ice Cream Social


Fine Young Cooks | Ballito 

Kid-Friendly Offer: Cooking Class

Animal Farmyard | Assagay

Kid-Friendly Offer: Admission

Kupcake Heaven | Umhlanga

Kid-Friendly Offer: Two Standard Cupcakes, Two Designer Cupcakes

Canvas Club | Kloof & Margate 

Kid-Friendly Offer: Art Class

Footworx Dance Studio | Ballito 

Kid-Friendly Offer: Class, One Month Classes, One Term Classes


The Restaurant At Fire And Ice | Cape Town CBD 

Kid-Friendly Offer: Milkshake, Main Course

You Bet It’s Ice Cream | Cape Town CBD 

Kid-Friendly Offer: Scoop Of Ice Cream

Bugz Playpark | Kraaifontein 

Kid-Friendly Offer: VIP Admission

Canterberry Stable | Paarl 

Kid-Friendly Offer: Out Ride, One Month Riding Lessons, Out Ride Experience

Cape Town Surf School | Table View 

Kid-Friendly Offer: 90min Surfboard & Wet Suit Rental, Mixed Group Lesson, 90min SUP & Wet Suit Rental

There are still loads more 2-for-1 kids holiday activities on your ENTERTAINER App. To find them, choose a category and select filters (on the right of the search bar). Select “Kids Welcome”. Voila!

Tip: If you’re looking for a weekend away with the family, head to Gordons Bay for their annual Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights. The festival takes place between 14 – 16 June and the 21 –  23 June and promises loads of fun, excitement and fantastic food from all over the world.


Kate Dahl