The school holidays are upon us! And that means the kids will have a lot of free time on their hands. It’s very easy to just give them money to go to the movies, or let them play around the home. But what if we told you that making these holidays exciting is easier than you think, and can be affordable too? If you’re not whisking them away to an exotic island these school holidays, this blog post is for you! Here are 5 activities you can enjoy with them these holidays in Gauteng.
Hop on a Red Bus Tour
You can live in a city for many years and not know all its interesting sites. Just how well do you know Johannesburg? City Sightseeing’s Red Bus is the best way to get to know the city. The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and offers audio commentary in 15 languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu) and a special channel for children. You’ll get to see The Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Carlton Centre and more! For prices and more information, visit the website
1.      Have an a-maize-ing day at the Honeydew Mazes
You and your family will have the most incredible time exploring different mazes and participating in mind-bending quizzes. This activity takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. You can relax with some ice-cream after the adventure, and then play some games. For more information on pricing and operating hours, visit
2.      Visit the Kinderplaas Zoo
The Kinder Plaas is an amazing facility on a small-holding in Centurion that gives children an opportunity to interact with farm animals. This is a fun trip that can give children a new appreciation for animals. The farm has play areas, a braai area and even a reptile enclosure. Visit for more information.
3.      Wander through the Wonder Cave
The Wonder Cave at the Cradle of Humankind Heritage site is a definite must-see. You’ll get to see solidified minerals that formed millions of years ago when an earthquake cracked a fault line bringing forth this wonder. This place will definitely take your breath away. Click here for more information.
4.      Go strawberry picking with the kids
Visit this beautiful strawberry farm in the Magaliesberg area on a Saturday or Sunday morning and enjoy a picnic afterwards. You’ll get to pick you own strawberries and take them home (after paying for them of course). If you want to “go big” you can even have a helicopter ride to the farm arranged. For more information, go to
What’s best? Because most of these activities are outdoor activities, it will be easier to reach 10 000 steps so that you can earn your Active Dayz™. Go on, slot some family outings into your calendar.