Winter Activities For Kids in Pretoria

Winter is a pesky time when it comes to kids entertainment - it’s just so cold outside and finding something to do seems like a schlep sometimes. But don’t let the winter blues ruin the fun.

There are still some activities that your kids can enjoy, whether it be indoors or out in the crisp winter sun. So put that beanie, wrap that scarf and let’s have a look at some winter activities for kids in Pretoria.

Pretoria Zoo

While we undoubtedly miss summer and the activities that come with it, winter may actually be a better time to take a stroll around the zoo – especially on a sunny day.  A lot of animals tend to be a bit more active when it is not stifling hot outside so you might see a bit more action. Children tend to love animals, after all, and Pretoria Zoo has some fantastic attractions. It’s the perfect time to take the kids to the zoo for a wild (and educational) time.

For more info on Pretoria Zoo, call 012 339 2700, email infonzg@sanbi.org.za, or check out their website, where you will find all sorts of helpful info about various entrance fees, fun walk dates, and even how to adopt an animal.  

Address: 232 Boom Street, Pretoria

Cowhouse Market

The Cowhouse Market offers plenty of weekend fun for the whole family. The market provides delicious food and exciting craft items for sale. It also boasts large play areas and a mountain bike track for kids to keep them occupied while the adults look around. The venue is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your best furry pal along for the day. Music, food, and kids entertainment under a winter sun. It sounds like a perfect family day.

If you want to find out more about the Cowhouse Market, check out their website, call 072 399 0154, or drop an e-mail at cowhousemarket@gmail.com.  

Address: Corner Ridge Road and Oukraal Boulevard, Hazeldean, Pretoria East

Classic Arcade, Bowling, Ice-Skating and a Movie

Say what you will, there is nothing more classic in kid’s entertainment than an evening out at an arcade. Pair that with some ten-pin bowling, ice-skating and a movie and you have a solid day’s worth of entertainment. It’s even better when you can find all of these activities in one safe location, and that is precisely what you will find at The Grove Mall. So drop those kids off for a day of classic indoor fun this winter.

If you want to find out more about what The Grove has to offer, check out their website and movie schedule or call 012 807 0963.

Address: Simon Vermooten Rd & Lynwood Road, Equestria, Pretoria

Bounce Inc.

Bounce has become a favourite pastime for kids since it first opened in Pretoria. It’s an ideal spot for your children to have some fun this winter. Nothing like hours of jumping to keep you nice and warm, huh? Bounce is a lot more than just jumping up and down – there are obstacles and sporting activities too – so let your kids bounce their way to hours of entertainment.

To find out more about Bounce events, pricing, programs, and business hours check out their website or call 012 942 1117.

Address: Level 2, Central Square, Amarand Ave, Waterkloof Ext 2, Pretoria

Just because its winter doesn’t mean that it’s time to hibernate – there is still some fun to be had, and children who are ready and willing to have it. We hope your kids have a ball this winter – they deserve it. If you know of any other fantastic spots for some winter fun, let us know in the comments below.

By Tilana de Wachter