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Johannesburg Attractions

Yeesh! Fun for kids is an indoor play and activity centre owned and operated by a child psychologist. It includes large indoor structure that has jumping castles, trampolines, and a maze of fun obstacles and a play equipment. Winner of the Best Indoor Party Award by Leisure Options 2010, they have quality supervisors so you can take some time out in their coffee bar and grab some freshly made confectionary and light snacks. You can also drop your kids off while you shop. There's an arts and crafts and a 'Junior Chef' corner for children to get creative, and varied holiday activity programmes for all school holidays.

Acrobranching gives you and the kids the chance to unleash your inner ape and go swinging through the treetops. The Acrobranch park in Melrose consists of fours courses and is equipped with zip lines, swing bridges and Tarzan swings. The courses are family-friendly and safe for children as young as three years of age, and there's a lot of variety: "Sprinting Cheetah" for speedsters, "Stalking Leopard" for testing balance. So, what are you waiting for? Grab the kids and take them to the trees.

Get out of the city and head to the Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng for a family trip that promises to be as fun as it will be educational. The Learner Centre is interactive and informative and will be a hit with both young and old. The main attraction, however, is the underwater boat ride that guides you through the history of earth's creation in visceral and awe-inspiring way. If the fossil display piques your interest, take a tour through the Sterkfontein Caves


Take the kids to the zoo. The Johannesburg Zoo has got all sorts of exciting things lined up for the holidays. Kids from seven to 13 years old can enjoy a Holiday Fun Day, with animal feeding, crafts and games from 29 March to 1 April 2016.

The Red Bus City Tour is a hop-on, hop-off excursion which takes you to some of the most interesting spots in Joburg — from Gold Reef City to the James Hall Transport Museum — with a special audio commentary channel for kids keep your eye out for specials which often run over the school holiday period.