It always seems a little bit harder to plan a children’s birthday party during winter. You never really know if the weather is going to play along, and what to do with all those little people in your living room if things don’t work out… Not too worry – if your little one has a birthday coming up, choose from these awesome indoor party venues and make this winter birthday a wonderful one.
Gnu Valley Farm is a scenic venue in Muldersdrift that has an indoor party and play area as well as an outside playground. The indoor play area has a huge jungle gym, tunnels, foam obstacles, tents and plenty of open space for the kids to run off the sugar high from that birthday cake. Gnu also allows kiddies under the age of 11 years to bring along their own bikes. A great option for a little boy’s biker party, don’t you think? Gnu also specialises in custom-made party supplies such as themed plates, cups, hanging décor, masks, party boxes and table decorations.
Details: Beyers Naude Extention, Muldersdrift / 074 920 7786 / http://www.gnukids.co.za/
Mon Tresor is a relatively new party venue in Zwavelpoort, with an indoor option. The covered jungle gym, slide, sandpit, jumping castle and charming dollhouse will keep the kiddies occupied long after the birthday cake candle has been blown out. The Mon Tresor team can also provide the setup and decoration of a themed birthday table, cake and eats.
Details: Zwavelpoort Valley, Pretoria East / 083 297 8734 / http://www.mon-tresor.co.za/
Monkey Tricks is a kiddies party venue with an indoor party space and outdoor play area. The party planning team at Monkey Tricks offer parents a variety of service options to meet your budget: you can choose from the DIY, basic décor, full décor and elegant décor rental options. The Monkey Tricks facilities include paddle go-carts, tyre tunnels, tyre swings and some super seesaws.
Details: 739 3rd Road, Montana / 082 558 2928 / https://www.monkeytricks.co.za
Located in Centurion, Play Town is the ultimate destination for family fun and entertainment, offering a comprehensive kids play area near Pretoria. With a vast variety of activities and dedicated areas, Play Town caters to children of all ages, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone. Admission is payable for children aged 1-13, providing access to an array of exciting games and equipment designed to spark creativity and imagination.
Details: 95 Park Avenue North, Highway Business Park, Rooihuiskraal / 010 023 0093 / https://www.playtown.co.za/.
Dis lekker by die see, and although you won’t find white sand and crashing waves in Pretoria, you can certainly get enjoyably soaked at a number of water parks around the city. Scoff if you think it’s koekerig, but acting like a kid at a water park is actually loads of fun at any age. Goofing about in an aquatic playground is great for bonding with family and friends, and just grabbing some loaf time when you can. Water parks in Pretoria are pretty evenly distributed and offer a huge variety of tubes, streams and sheer plummets to cater for everyone. Wonderboom Nature Reserve Let’s start with a water venue built only by time, and great for classic “goofing off...See more
The duties of a maid-of-honour or best man start much earlier than the happy couple’s special day. Bachelor and bachelorette parties are trademark pre-wedding events and usually the source of some truly memorable moments. We’ve rounded up a couple of venues and ideas in the Pretoria area to help you plan the perfect send-off into married life. For A Night Out … Bar Time in Menlyn Maine Bar Time is a hip cocktail bar in the brand-new Time Square Casino Complex. This is a sophisticated kick-starter venue for a pub-crawl type of bachelors or bachelorettes. Hogshead in Hazelwood If the groom-to-be isn’t exactly the bar or clubbing type, opt for Hogshead for good beer, good food and great atmosphere. Blos Café...See more
The UK government has laid out plans to majorly overhaul and reform men’s football. This follows the publication of strategic recommendations from a fan-led review in 2021, and the recent announcement that an in-depth review of women’s football in the UK will be conducted later in 2022. Establishing a Regulator A key part of these reforms will be to establish an independent regulator for clubs and introduce some statutory backing to the reforms being put in. It needs to be made clear that such changes are to be made with the idea that they will target the financial management of the club and not the management of the players. It is easy to assume that such a proposal would be...See more