Holiday activities for kids and families

School holidays are what we all look forward to! We can help you plan your school holidays plus find pet and house sitters to look after your home while you are away. There are also companies offering kids holiday clubs, camps and holiday care for those of you who will be staying home or need to work and want your kids entertained.

STEM & Robotics for Kids
Blairgowrie; Morningside Manor
Halloween, Science, STEM, Rocket launch, Dinosaurs, Chemistry Experiments, Programming, Engineering, Robotics
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Oxbow Country Estate
Bronkhorstspruit
Country restaurant, Sunday lunch, family outing, pedalo boat rides, gardens, walking, kids play area, kid friendly, nature, child friendly restaurant
All ages
Northgate Shopping Centre
Northriding
Shopping Centre with ice rink, movies, cinema, shops, entertainment, food, restaurants, children, shopping, fun!
All ages
Sherpa Kids Randburg
Linden; Emmarentia; Danielbrink Park ( Kensington B)
Fun Aftercare programme with homework supervision & extramurals. Themed activities for both aftercare & holiday programmes in arts & crafts, music & drama, sports & games and fun food & experiments. Great outdoor venue that is secure, all meals incl.
From 3 - 13 yrs old
Garden World
Garden Centre with tea garden, kids playground, animal farmyard, wedding & kids party venue, Educ centre, craft market, Clover Mama Afrika Bakes
All ages
Field and Study Montessori Preschool
Parkmore
Half day, Montessori nursery school for kids. We also offer a holiday program.
From 18 mnths - 5 yrs old
Dance Parties & Entertainment
Dance parties for kids, dance workshops, dance teambuilding events for corporates or any other adult function
From 3 - 18 yrs old
Kids Can Cook Academy SA
Midstream
Interactive cookie decorating workshops for kids to raise funds for our projects. We also give away Chef parties.
From 4 - 18 yrs old
Montessori Eco Schools
Witkoppen; Chartwell
An international Montessori based preschool and primary school with a wide variety of extra-murals and more.
From 1 - 13 yrs old
Master Maths and Science Centre in Your Area
Qualified tutors offer individual extra maths and science tuition for Gr 4-12
From 10 - 18 yrs old
The Peartree Centre
Craighall Park
The Peartree -Pre-booked exclusive venue in Craighall Park for your celebration: family get-togethers, anniversaries, stork parties and children's parties.
All ages
Vipassana Association of South Africa Trust
Auckland Park
Meditation and yoga to build confidence and calm in your kids plus a free lunch
From 8 - 16 yrs old
Artjamming
Melrose Arch; Bedford Gardens
Fun art and craft venue for kids, messy play classes, party venue
From 18 mnths - All ages
Honeydew A-maze-ing Mazes
Honeydew
Giant Maze Puzzles Outdoor Family Fun Parties Schools Teambuilding Weekend
From 6 yrs - All ages
Tennis For Life
Parkhurst; Fourways; Rivonia
Professional Tennis coaching available to all ages and levels
All ages
JATA - Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts
Linden
Our academy offers quality tuition for children and teens in all aspects of the performing arts and presents group classes in diverse forms of dance plus individualized acting and singing coaching.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Sarah's Swim Academy
Craighall Park
Swimming Lessons
From 3 yrs - All ages
BBK Trails
Adventure pony camps for kids holidays
From 8 - 16 yrs old
Chartwell Stables (Fourways)
Chartwell
Childrens Riding School and Livery Stable. We specialize in teaching children to ride from beginners to advanced and offer childrens holiday pony camps.
From 4 yrs - All ages
Aniki's Kitchen
Wilro Park
Little Chef's parties, cooking classes for children, domestic workers and adults.Teambuilding and parties.
From 4 yrs - All ages
Aragon Stables
We offer quality horse riding lessons plus pony parties and camps for all ages in Muldersdrift. Whether you have never ridden before, or need lessons in show jumping or dressage, we can help you!
From 3 yrs - All ages
Fame Academy
Performing Arts Holiday Workshops: Singing Dancing Acting
From 6 - 16 yrs old
Jackies Playschool/nursery school
Norwood
Nursery school with small groups indiividual attention, playball, pottery computers holiday care
From 18 mnths - 6 yrs old
Daktari Wildlife Orphanage
Hoedspruit
Non profit company, dealing with orphaned wildlife and using the animals as a medium for education particularly for the underprivileged children
From 12 yrs - All ages
Petrus Productions
Puppet shows, puppet making workshops, muppets, party entertainment & for kids parties
From 3 - 12 yrs old
PsychMatters Therapy Centre
Bedfordview
Life Skills & Therapy for parents, kids, teens, adults & families: Inspired to assist all to have a MASTERFUL life
From 1 yr - All ages
Tirisano Foundation
Orlando East; Senaoane
High school learner development and support organisation providing a structured programme to assist learners
From 13 - 18 yrs old
Helen O Grady Drama Academy Midrand and Pretoria
Wierda Park; Faerie Glen; Brooklyn; Irene; Beaulieu
Acting and Developing Confidence - Speech and Drama for ages 5 - 18yrs.
From 3 - 18 yrs old
Clubventure
zipline, scuba, paintball, family accommodation, party venue, school trips and camps
From 5 yrs old
Kolor Kids Art
Parkhurst
Arts and crafts studio, party venue, art classes, art stationery suppliers, teambuilding for corporates
From 2 yrs - All ages
Ranger Stables
Craighall Park
Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Park. We offer horse riding lessons, pony rental for parties, holiday camps and weekday / weekend outrides.
All ages
Let them grow preschool and daycare
Northcliff
Nursery school, creche & day care with aftercare & holiday care
From Birth - 5 yrs old
Namirembe Horse Riding School
Driefontein
We offer horse riding lessons, kids pony parties, after care and holiday programs for children.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Sugar Bay Holiday Camp
Zinkwazi
A holiday camp for children and teens, on the KZN North Coast
From 7 - 17 yrs old
Sandton City
With more than 300 leading local and international retailers, Sandton City is a one-of-a-kind premier fashion and leisure destination. It's an energetic hub of Afro-cosmopolitan glamour - international shopping with South African flair.
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
Mondeor
Nature rambles through an area of grasslands and wooded hills with wildlife only 10km from the heart of Joburg.
Tara Rokpa Centre
Retreats - mindfulness meditation yoga wellness Buddhism family environment gardening eco-building therapy community
1st Randburg Meerkats, Cubs and Scouts
Ferndale
Cubs and Scouts promotes adventure, learning and leadership amongst children and young adults.
From 5 - 18 yrs old
TechnoLab
Auckland Park
The TechoLab at the University of Johannesburg hosts workshops in technology for children of all ages.
From 6 - 18 yrs old
Hennopspride Lifestyle Resort
Hennops River
Water park for the whole family. Day outing with swimming pools, slides, jumping pillow, braai areas, swim, hiking
All ages
Sun Valley Stables
Kyalami
Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of promotion. Safe first ponies to competitive ponies available. Halfbait and fullbait ponies available.
From 6 - 16 yrs old
Mziki Safari Lodge
Vaalkop Dam Area
A natural, affordable haven for eco-travellers seeking an authentic, unaffected encounter with the African bush.
From Birth - All ages
Warmbaths, A Forever Resort
Bela Bela
Forever Resorts South Africa offers some of the most popular holiday destinations in SA! Warmbaths is one of the most popular resorts, just an hour away from Pretoria & Johannesburg.
All ages
Kunas Corner
Pet sitter, house sitting, personalised holistic dog training w/home visits, obedience training & urban socialisation.
Southern Sports Academy
Bryanston
Professional Tennis coaching for kids and adults, ladies groups, holiday programs
From 4 yrs - All ages
The IEA Elite
Walkerville
Private creche, primary and high school academy with regular interaction with horses, also offering pony parties, horse riding lessons, holiday camps, field trips and a kids club.
From 6 mnths - All ages
GoalsLab Coaching
Beyerspark
Academic and leadership coaching, goal setting, personal mastery, Strengths awareness
From 12 yrs - All ages
digitank
Top-notch coding & robotics classes and camps. Explore exciting classes in App Development, Robotics, Python Coding and more! Live online or in-person classes led by relatable teachers.
From 6 - 18 yrs old
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Newtown
World Class interactive science museum offering science & technology programmes for general public & schools. Also Birthday party & conference venues.
All ages
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa / Pretoria Zoo
Daspoort
This is the largest zoo in SA with Aquarium & Reptile Park, holiday programs, tours, camping, birthday parties, tractor train rides etc.
Sherpa Kids Joburg East & Bryanston
Senderwood; Wychwood; Bryanston; Linbro Park; Kensington
Holiday club, before and after school care, structured activities with wholesome meals
From 4 - 12 yrs old
Garden Road Montessori
Orchards
We are a Montessori based nursery school specifically designed to cultivate a love for learning, exploring and imagination with the best Montessori materials for 18 mnths to 6 year olds.
From 2 - 6 yrs old
5 Senses Creative Exploration Centre
Linden
Using a whole-child approach, this centre provides learning support in various scholastic areas, and also creative opportunities such as pottery.
All ages
Johannesburg Zoo
Saxonwold
Day and night tours, children's farmyard, tractor rides, kids party venue, school tours and more
All ages
Little Chefs Club
Constantia Kloof
Kiddies Cooking/Baking Activities, Saturday Workshops, Birthday Parties, Holiday Workshops
From 3 yrs old
Art Studio 32 Flavours
Kensington; Bedfordview
Art lessons for kids, teens and adults. Explore creativity through drawing,painting and sculpture.
From 5 yrs - All ages
Sue Rollinson Tennis Academy
Morningside; Greenside
Professional Tennis Coaching to all ages. Venues: Pirates Tennis Club Greenside and Grayston Prep
From 4 yrs - All ages
Splash Aquademy
Oakdene; Rispark
Game-based learn-to swim facility focused on creating life long swimmers who enjoy the water, love swimming and are safe in an aquatic environment. Learn to Swim in 4 weeks OR get your Money Back!
From 4 yrs - All ages
Sci-enza Hands On Science
Hatfield
Interactive - Science Centre for kids / Science Parties
Experienced Tutor, excellent results
Melrose North
Need extra Maths? One-on-one for grades 4 – 9 and beyond.
From 9 yrs - All ages
Joburg Ballet
Braamfontein
Joburg Ballet is the country's foremost professional ballet company.
From 6 yrs old
Irene Country Lodge
Irene
Luxury family accommodation with kids activities, day spa, conference, wedding & functions venue, NOT a kids party venue.
All ages
Lory Park Zoo
President Park
Lory Park is a privately run zoo and animal sanctuary situared in Midrand. We house for an assortment of exotic and indigenous mammals, reptiles, bird
All ages
Wanderers Cricket Club
Illovo
Cricket coaching for boys and girls
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Party Animals SA
Interactive Educational Animal Shows with Caiman Crocodile, Snakes, Tarantulas, Chinchilla, Hairless Rat, Blue-Tongue Skink, Tenrec, Ant Farm & Petsitting services
All ages
Happy Acres
Fun filled holiday camps, Natural Science school courses, Leadership courses and bonding camps.
From 7 - 14 yrs old
Cashane Junior Rangers
Survival and bushcraft courses for children. Cashane Junior Rangers is about bringing people back in touch with nature through fun outdoor activities
From 7 - 18 yrs old
Enlightech
Sunninghill
Comprehensive computer and coding courses for kids aged 6 to 14 years old in Sunninghill, Johannesburg North
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Bushtrail and Environmental Centre
We offer holiday camps for kids & educational camps for schools.
From 7 - 14 yrs old
Kids Ignite
Harveston AH
Christian, all day Holiday care, fun, action packed, day care, after care
From 4 - 12 yrs old
JEFA Education
Honeydew
STEM steam education,holiday club, lego, robotics or kids, coding technology jefa, Coding courses weekly
From 4 - 18 yrs old
The Cradle Rest
Kromdraai
Halaal, well-being holistic centre, venue for retreats & getaways, wedding venue, family reunions, corporate functions, accommodation, school groups
All ages
Teddy Sport
Sandton
Weekly sport activities focusing on tennis and cricket for the very young, holiday clubs and activities, birthday parties
From 3 - 6 yrs old
Achieve with Clare
Bedfordview; Birdhaven; Bramley; Elton Hill; Glenhazel; Greenstone ; Highlands North; Hou...
Private tuition, homeschooling and/or homework supervision and/or childcare in the comfort of your own home!
From 3 - 15 yrs old
Shepherds Fold Stables
Lanseria
Find horse riding lessons for children and adults from 3 to 63 years! -We have experienced and caring instructors who cater for everyone. We also offer pony parties and pony holiday camps
From 3 yrs - All ages
Master Maths & Science Randpark Ridge
Randpark Ridge
Qualified tutors offer indvidual extra maths tuition for Gr 4-12 plus Science for Gr10-12
From 10 yrs old
Little Lamps Pre-school
Melrose
Our kindergarten is a home away from home for 1-6yr olds. We offer small-sized classes run with the integration of the CAPS curriculum and Cambridge Principles.
From 1 - 6 yrs old

How to use our School Holiday Directory?

School holidays are great, however it is often difficult to stop your kids from getting bored. To make it a little easier to find all you need for the school holidays, we have put together some things to consider when using the directory, which will hopefully narrow down your search and help you find what you need for a great holiday.

Daily Holiday Programs for Kids

Kids of today find it difficult to keep themselves occupied. Many companies offer great holiday programs for kids which are either for the full day or half days where kids can do things they enjoy. Arts and crafts , dance , and drama programs will have your kids engaged in stimulating activities. Kids sport workshops and clinics are great for children who wish to perfect their sport. These are shorter programs designed to add-on to what children usually do in their extra murals. Science and tech programs are educational and fun as kids learn important life skills as well. You will also find holiday programs for extra math to help your child if they’re struggling at school. Churches, recreation centres and small businesses offer a range of mixed programs to make your life as a parent easier. If it's animals your child is interested in, you can enroll your child in a program such as horse riding or they may enjoy volunteering at a zoo.

Holiday Care

With many households having both parents at work, holiday care is important. Most preschools offer holiday care for kids that attend their schools as well as older children in their suburb. Holiday clubs also offer amazing activities, fun and stimulating as well as age-appropriate so your kids will never come home saying they were bored!

Sleepover Camps for Kids

The perfect break for parents and most awesome time for kids is when they're away at camp! Kids sleepover camps can be found in the most picturesque locations around South Africa including the Magaliesberg, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal and in Gauteng. These camps offer kids time to enjoy their natural surroundings, be tech-free and most importantly, form bonds that will last a lifetime. Teenage camps get your teenager excited (believe it or not) as well as active for a weekends break.

Holiday Destinations

You might decide to go away for the holidays and South Africans know that South Africa is the best holiday destination ever. Our weather, the different landscapes, African sunsets and the beaches, your options are endless. With such a variety of holiday activities for families, couples, students and friends.

Popular Holiday Destinations in Gauteng

Gauteng is situated in the Highveld and is famous for its beautiful Highveld thunderstorms as well as suburbs lined with Jacaranda trees in full bloom during the summers. There are many interesting places to go on holiday in Gauteng including the Johannesburg Zoo, The apartheid Museum, Montecasino and FNB stadium. In addition you will find great places to stay such as find upmarket hotels, cozy guesthouses, country-style boutique hotels, spas and more in this urban jungle. Most of these have facilities for conferences, gyms, are kid-friendly and conveniently located. If it’s shopping you’re into, Johannesburg is known as the best city in all of Africa for its variety of world-class malls.

Popular Holiday Destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN)

This is one of the largest provinces in SA. Kwaz-Zulu Natal is a popular holiday destination for families in Gauteng. The Drakensberg forms part of the Great Escarpment and you will find a range of luxury accommodation in KZN , hiking trails, adventure activities and beautiful settings. Beaches across the coast of KZN are great not only for swimming but for fishing, boating, dolphin watching and much more. Ushaka Marine World is a world class aquarium and water park that families thoroughly enjoy

Popular Holiday Destinations in Mpumalanga

Formerly known as the Eastern Transvaal, just a 5 hour drive away from Johannesburg, families can look forward to sights and sounds of the Kruger National Park. Game viewing, safari drives and the Big 5 are what make the Park famous. In addition, the province's iconic Blyde River Canyon is among the world’s largest, a beautiful sightseeing experience. Mpumalanga has great holiday accommodation options, including family resorts and lodges to choose from.

Popular Holiday Destinations in Limpopo

If it's a family holiday you're looking for that's close to nature, then look no further. The Limpopo Province is the ideal getaway with great hotels, lodges and other accommodation, all tailored around family activities such as fishing, hiking, walking trails, animal sanctuaries, swimming pools, wildlife parks, restaurants and more.

The North-West is a Popular Destination

Magaliesberg is only about an hour out of Johannesburg so this is an ideal weekend getaway destination. With plenty of outdoor activities like fishing, hot-air balloons, swimming, sports and spa venues, the North-West is a popular destination. It is often the place for corporate functions, conferences and team building weekends too.

Popular holiday destinations in Mozambique

Neighbouring SA and having the Indian Ocean on its beaches, Mozambique has arguably the best swimming beaches in Africa. Accommodation in Mozambique includes rustic lodges, luxury 7 star hotels and everything in-between. Swimming with dolphins is possible and the variety of seafood will have foodies licking their fingers!

Spas/Wellness Getaways

There’s nothing quite like a spa treatment or retreat to help you feel rejuvenated. You’ll find these all in Gauteng for a quick, well-deserved feel-good or pampering session.

House & Pet Sitters

Unfortunately the reality is that our country is not the safest. House sitters provide peace of mind by looking after your property while you’re away. Pets will be properly cared for by loving individuals so you can relax and enjoy your break. For all that you may need to enjoy a relaxed holiday or an exciting one with kids; we at jozikids have taken the time to make your life easy and your holiday hassle-free.

Begin your search

For all that you may need to enjoy a relaxed holiday or an exciting one with kids; we at jozikids have taken the time to make your life easy and your holiday hassle-free. Enjoy exploring the various holiday options.

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