Joburg School Holiday Musts For The Kids


Can you believe the school holidays have come around yet again? We swear the last ones only happened a week ago! Anyway, it’s time to look for some school holiday fun to keep the little ones out of mischief. Here are a few great options that’s sure to thrill and entertain.  

Enjoy A Getaway At Emerald Resort & Casino

Why not treat the kids to an adventure filled and action-packed school holiday at Emerald Resort & Casino? Not only is there luxury accommodation for you and your family but there is also plenty of family-friendly activities for you all to enjoy. Think along the lines of water rides and slides at the Aquadome; game drive through Animal World; Ten Pin Bowling and arcade games at the Fun Company; a fun-filled day of putt-putt; and trying out the on-site climbing wall. There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied these school holidays.

Visit The Johannesburg Zoo

Something that’s sure to delight the entire family is a visit to the Johannesburg Zoo in Parkview. Not only is this a fun-fulled day out in the city, exploring all of the interesting and unique animals from all over the world, but it’s a great way to get some fresh air and a lengthy walk in. They’re also offering some exciting school holiday activities for the kids to enjoy! The Joburg Zoo’s school holiday programme give children the chance to experience outdoor adventures complete with a range of fun activities including animal feeding and enrichment, craft and games.

Explore The Universe at The WITS Planetarium (NOTE: CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 2023)

Something else that will delight and blow your kids’ minds is a fun-filled visit to the WITS Planetarium. Although they might not have a school holiday programme running, they do have some awesome celestial public shows coming up that your kids moat certainly do not want to miss. Upcoming shows at the planetarium for tweens and kids include Secret of the Cardboard Rocket and Space Travel. Bookings need to be made minimum 24 hours prior to your preferred date and time due to Covid-19 safety regulations and protocols.


Pony Rides at Shepherd’s Fold Stables

From exciting pony camps for the little ones and relaxing trail rides through the beautiful Elandsdrift Valley for all ages, visiting Shepherd’s Fold Stables in Lanseria is always a great option if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with nature. And if your kids enjoyed riding the lovely horses at Sheperd’s Fold Stable so much, they can even enroll at the riding school here to become an expert in dressage, cross country, show jumping and more. This is a great option to get out and about during the school holiday.

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