4 Budget-Friendly Things to do in Johannesburg over the Easter Holidays

Looking to keep the kids entertained over the Easter holidays? While the Easter holidays can be a great time to bond with your little ones, it can also be stressful. Yes, not all parents get time off over Easter, and with kids as demanding as they are today, you will need to find at least one or two cool things do with them.

I think every parent can relate to the words: “Mom. I’m bored!”, or “Dad, we do nothing fun!” Yes, unlike the December holidays, the Easter holidays are a tough one. Fortunately, Johannesburg is a big, busy city with a wide range of fun, interesting and instructive activities for them to get hooked on. However, if you’re a working parent on a budget, here are some suggestions to get you going.

#1 Get rock climbing at City Rock

Think your little one and their friends might enjoy a morning or afternoon of rock climbing? Get your kids off the couch and moving at the biggest indoor climbing gym in Africa. Situated in Randburg, Johannesburg, City Rock offers climbing courses for kids over the age of 5, teens and adults. Prices vary according to whether or not you want to rent gear.

#2 Let the kids run wild at Yeesh

In Woodmead and Bryanston, Yeesh, is an indoor play and activity hub centred on a giant two-storey soft play structure. Suitable for children up to 12 years, Yeesh has slides, trampolines, jumping castles and soft play obstacles. Encouraging active, physical play in a safe environment, Yeesh also boasts a Paint Pot craft corner and a Little Bakers corner where they can ice or decorate a biscuit or cupcake. Each area is supervised by a trained child-minder—giving you the time to relax at their upmarket Coffee Bar while enjoying their FREE WI-FI.

#3 Encourage environmental awareness at the Johannesburg Zoo

In the leafy northern suburb of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Zoo is one of the most popular attractions for kids of all ages. A 55-hectare zoo, dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, husbandry, and medical care of over 320 species of animals, including the Big 5, the zoo offers day trips, zoo trots, zoo tours, and so much more.

#4 Zip, zoom and climb in the safety of a harness at Acrobranch

A zip line treetop adventure dedicated to offering kids the adventure of a lifetime, Acrobranch is nationally celebrated as a world-class state-of-the-art ziplining adventure venue, unlike any other. In Melrose and Centurion, each zip line takes place in a different environment with a different experience. Strapped safely into harnesses and helmets with safeguards and cables in place, professional guides lead kids through a mid-air obstacle course that takes place between the treetops. A morning or afternoon of fun, thrills and laughs, both adventure parks offer a zip line obstacle course that features cargo nets, Tarzan swings, balancing beams, tightropes, zigzagging, lily pads, barrels, rope bridges, and so much more.

And there you have it, some awesome things to do in Johannesburg over the Easter holidays that the kids will love, and so will you!