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.
Ready Set Play
Ready Set Play is an indoor play venue with four party booth areas. This is a safe, clean and fun-filled environment ideal for a winter birthday bash. The play area is set up with an array of awesome foam obstacle courses, a huge ball pit, slides, jungle gyms and tunnels galore. The party booths can be rented as a separate space for a three-hour time slot, or Ready Set Play also has whole venue hire options. You can opt to bring in your own décor or have the Ready Set Play party experts handle all party details, from the cake to sweetie boxes to helium balloon decorations and everything in between. Ready Set Play has friendly, on-site child minders who happily lend a hand during your little one’s special celebration.
Details: 291 Apache Avenue, Cynthiavale, Doornpoort / 012 548 2221 / http://www.readysetplay.co.za/
Gnu Valley Farm
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/
Kinderland is a one-stop shop for any birthday party. Offering party planning services, adult and kiddies catering options, cake services, photography and party entertainers, this is venue hire that guarantees a hassle-free winter birthday celebration. Located in the lush garden of a smallholding in Equestria, Kinderland has an indoor setup space and outdoor play area. The facilities available here include jungle gyms, jumping castles, a dollhouse, sandpit, army den, trampoline and black pushbike course.
Details: 214 Meerlust Street, Equastria / 082 680 1368 / http://www.kinderlandpv.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/
This one is a bit of a drive in comparison to your other Pretoria birthday venue options but is well worth it. Gumanji is a super-duper indoor play park with private party areas. With a dedicated baby section, a 100 square metre jungle gym, ball pits, tunnels and a Gumanji Town riddled with scooter tracks and play houses, this is guaranteed to be a memorable celebration. The party area at Gumanji is a private space that can be decorated to the theme of the birthday boy or girl’s choice. The party package Gumanji offers includes all decorations, food, drinks, party packs with sweeties and toys as well as three hours of playtime. A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.
Details: 154 Annabella Street, Bartlett / 071 886 3512 / http://gumanji.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
By Jana van der Linde