Looking to keep the kids entertained over the Easter holidays? While it can be a great time to bond with your little ones, it can also be stressful. Yes, not all parents get time off over Easter, and with kids, you’re going to need to find at least one or two unforgettable things to keep them occupied. Every parent can relate to the words: “Mom, I’m bored!”, or “Dad, we never do anything fun!” Yes, unlike the December holidays, the Easter holidays certainly are a tough one. Fortunately, Johannesburg is a big, busy city with a wide range of fun and interesting activities for them to get hooked on. However, if you’re a working parent on a budget, here are some suggestions to get you going.
#1 Rock Climbing at City Rock
Think your little one and their friends might enjoy a morning or afternoon of rock climbing? Get your kids off the couch and moving at the biggest indoor climbing gym in Africa. Situated in Randburg, Johannesburg, City Rock offers safe climbing courses for kids over the age of 5, teens and adults. Prices vary depending on whether you want to rent gear or not.
#2 Let the Kids Run Wild at Yeesh! Fun for kids
Situated in Woodmead and Bryanston, Yeesh is an indoor play and activity hub centred on a giant two-storey soft play structure. Suitable for children up to 12 years, Yeesh has slides, trampolines, jumping castles and soft play obstacles. Encouraging active, physical play in a safe environment, Yeesh also boasts a Paint Pot craft corner and a Little Bakers corner where they can ice or decorate a biscuit or cupcake. Each area is supervised by a trained child-minder – giving you the time to relax at their coffee bar while enjoying their free Wi-Fi.
#3 Encourage Environmental Awareness at the Johannesburg Zoo
Situated in the leafy northern Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Zoo is one of the most popular attractions for kids of all ages. The 55-hectare zoo is dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, husbandry, and medical care of over 320 species of animals, including the Big 5. The zoo offers day trips, zoo trots, zoo tours, and much more.
#4 Zip, Zoom, and Climb in the Safety of a Harness at Acrobranch
A zip line treetop adventure dedicated to offering kids the adventure of a lifetime, Acrobranch is a national, world-class, state-of-the-art ziplining adventure venue, unlike any other. Situated in Melrose and Centurion, each adventure park has a different environment with a different experience. Strapped safely into harnesses and donning helmets with safeguards and cables in place, the courses are led by a team of professional guides that lead kids through a mid-air obstacle course that takes place between the treetops. A morning or afternoon of fun, thrills, and laughs, both adventure parks offer a zip line obstacle course that features cargo nets, Tarzan swings, balancing beams, tightropes, zigzagging, lily pads, barrels, and rope bridges. Melrose even offers a thrilling “reverse-bungy” activity.
And there you have it; awesome things to do in Johannesburg over the Easter holidays that the kids will love!