Enjoy Pretoria from a different angle: Steam train rides

Steam train rides in and around Tshwane are popular tourist and corporate outings. Although the vintage carriages were not designed with the elderly or disabled in mind, mobility-impaired and sight-impaired tourists are welcomed. However, make arrangements in advance.
Address: Trains depart from Pretoria station, at the end of Paul Kruger Street Tel: +27 (0)82 098 6186 (Reservations)

Jingle Jangle Tea Garden and Nursery

Situated in the heart of Kimiad Eastate - Moreleta Park, Jingle Jangle is one of the favourite and most popular venues to host children parties. Jingle Jangle's speciality is to take the load of you and manage the entire event while keeping the occasion affordable. This allows you to sit back, relax in the beautiful surroundings and actually enjoy the party! Jingle Jangle also takes care of the set up as well as the breakdown afterwards, exempting you from this tiring task. Superiority is guaranteed.

Ice Skating, The Grove

The first ice rink in Africa to use the modern Ammonia and CO2 system. Major benefit of this type of system, is that CO2 is a big reduction in energy consumption, yet still creating the same amount of cooling compared to the older system. The more people you can gather to join in the fun, the cheaper it gets!
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Go Carts

For those not yet hooked-up with the love of your life, gather a group of friends and go race out the frustrations. This experience is guaranteed to be full of speed, adrenalin and fun. The latest addition to the go-karting options in town, was launched at the Menlyn Shopping Centre middle of last year. Easily accessible from mall Entrance 6 on level 6, the course is situated in the undercover parking garage level P6U. More information.

Join the Kindermusik movement

Known to be "the most trusted music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children", this music therapy system will develop your child's spoken language and comprehension skills. Furthermore it will build the spatial-temporal and reasoning skills, as well as developing social and emotional skills. All this through music?, you may ask. If you are curious as to how this works, join Maire for a complimentary class at her studio in Queenswood. Contact Maire Langley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 082 410 2446

Crazi Cow - Kiddie Paradise

Situated at the Stimustation, Centurion, this kiddie paradise will get rid of all the excess energy. An ideal kiddie party venue with extensive jungle gyms and other fun kids activities. With the tea garden adjacent to the kids area, you can sit back and enjoy the peace for a moment while still keeping an eye on the kids. Recent new management has revamped the menu to a delectable choice of light meals for an afternoon treat. Open during the week and on Saturdays, this fun spot is definitely worth a visit. Pop into the Stimustation to also get some enjoyable educational input for your child. Click here for more information.

Centurion Model Train rides

Take the kids on a fun-filled interactive experience. The Centurion Society of Model Engineers (CSME) site has active miniature locomotives that have just as much puff power as their real life counterparts. It"s great fun sitting on the little carts and enjoying the trip around the little hill, over the lake and through tunnels, while the train bellows out a friendly "hoot-hoot!" Adults and kids alike will enjoy the ride. Beautiful green lawns for a leisurely picnic. Open on Sundays from 9:30 – 4pm, rides at R8 per person. Call (012) 643 0750 for more info about hiring out space for kids parties.

Camping at the Zoo

A fun family activity, explore the zoo with an over-night stay. Bring a tent and/or sleeping bag, refreshments, lights (lanterns/candles) braai supplies and everything that will make you comfortable in the "bush". Braai fires provided and you can choose your own date for the adventure, book two weeks in advance. Prices range from R135 for  adults and R90 for kids 2-15 years. Bookings: (012) 339 2844 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Little Cooks Club Healthy Lunchbox challenge

Make lunch times exciting and healthy at the same time. The project will assist moms in creating healthy lunchboxes for their kids – with all the hard thinking taken care of! Moms register on the website and each month they will receive a lunchbox schedule full of ideas and recipes. This practical concept is designed to assist busy moms and frazzled teachers, to keep the kids from losing concentration due to an energy slump or a sugar high. Click here to start the challenge.

Book a workshop at Funky Cakes

If you see a bit of patisserie chef potential in your little one, book them for a baking workshop at Funky Cakes in Montana. Angelique and her team of professionals will help your child master basic decorating skills. Other workshops focus on cake pops for kids and fancy cupcakes. Don’t miss the Kids Decorating Competition on the 7th of July. Click here for more information. (Classes include use of all necessary tools, equipment and ingredients)