You all know I love my lists. Any lists in fact, it’s the Virgo in me. And some of you have messaged to say I’m you’re go-to for what on earth to do with your kids over the weekends or holidays, so ta-daaaa – another list, and giveaway!
This list is for all the parents that want to get out and actually do something with their kids – not just watch while sipping a delish cuppa on the side-lines (no judgies, who doesn’t love a good coffee), but be there, right alongside them spending quality time getting active.
So here you go – get active, get the kids sweating, up your steps in the process of special bonding time!
BOUNCE – the most well-known trampoline park in Johannesburg, if not South Africa – has you covered with THREE Joburg (and Pretoria) venues: Fourways, Waterfall and Menlyn Maine. Not only can you go for a fun family BOUNCE session, the amazing team at BOUNCE has literally just launched a brand-new concept called Play Dates – If you can walk, you can BOUNCE!
Play Dates is a 3 hour ticket designed especially for the little jumpers and their parents. Toddlers and pre-schoolers are given unlimited morning jump time to progress while parents can join in, get some time to themselves or watch on.
Play Dates is available Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from 9am to 12pm at BOUNCE Waterfall (during Public School term time). This innovative and one-of-a-kind new concept provides you with some safe and stimulating jump time with your child in a fun multi-sensory environment! For more info visit: www.bounceinc.co.za/play-dates – if you can walk, you can BOUNCE. Read to the bottom to see how you can win a family ticket from BOUNCE with Mommalikeme.
Rent a rowing boat at Zoo Lake – Have you ever tried your hand at rowing? Take the family on a little boating expedition at Zoo Lake. The rowing boats are run by the Lions Club and the boat house and ticket booth are located opposite the entrance to Moyo on the eastern shore of the lake. Boats are not available for hire on a Monday but can be rented out on public holidays. Don’t forget loads of sunscreen, hats, sunglasses for the glare, an umbrella if you wish and lots of yummy picnic snacks. Renting times are 09:30 to 17:00 (1 September to 30 April) and from 9:30 to 16:30 in winter. Costs are R10 per adult and R7.50 per child with a minimum charge of R15 per boat. *prices subject to change. Image from Joburg.co.za
Play some golf – fancy hitting a few balls with the kids? Most clubs offer driving ranges that non-members can go to if you just want to practice some shots – my kids love a trip to the Randpark Golf Club, but you can also try out the Dimension Data Mashie Golf Course in Bryanston at R65 per adult and R50 per child! Or, try out the daily kids Gold Master Classes at World of Golf (where there’s also a driving range). If you’re into a little more fun you can always check our Adventure Golf in Randburg or Fourways!
CityROCK – Children love to climb and CityROCK is a place for them to have some fun and to develop fine muscle control, gain a sense of achievement and body awareness and for those who take it more seriously, to develop the correct climbing skills. Any child over the age of 5 can climb at CityROCK once their parent or guardian has signed a child waiver on their behalf. Children must be supervised by their parent or guardian at all times. They do not provide supervision. Have a look here for their rates – image from City Rock.
The Kids Gym – my kids are huge fans of The Kids Gym in Cedar Square ( I did this post just after it launched: http://mommalikeme.co.za/the-first-kids-gym-opens-in-johannesburg/) and guess what?! You can now earn Discovery Vitality points while your kids are at the Gym! Session slots start on the hour, every hour. With a focus on funwhilst providing a comprehensive structured fitness programme for all children, regardless of their ability from ages 18months – 15years. They provide an active and fun way to get fit through their specially developed curriculum using a variety of cardio exercises, games and equipment designed to teach strength, co-ordination, flexibility, core, balance and general physical fitness that will prepare children for all sports, whilst boosting self-confidence and social skills.
Parkrun – Start your Saturday mornings right – get that heart rate pumping! Jog, run or walk the multiple 5km timed routes around Johannesburg and you can earn 300 Vitality Points while you’re out there exercising. Take the kids (kids 6 and up earn points too), push a stroller and take the fur babies! A fabulous 5km together! Best part – it’s a totally free activity! Register here: https://www.parkrun.co.za/register/
Honeydew Mazes – something completely different – an active and tactical activity. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes and hats. You have the giant maze (takes about 60-90 minutes), and can then relax in the shade with ice-cream (free, if you have answered the quiz nicely!). There’s also games and puzzles in the courtyard area and smaller puzzles and mazes available for everyone to do. You’re looking at a good three hours of fun here! Click here for rates and more information (http://honeydewmazes.co.za/maize-maze/) – image from Honeydew Mazes
Northgate Ice Rink – bundle up and get ready for some fun on the ice, it’s the coolest place to be (quite literally). Skating frames for beginners can be hired!
Roll Egoli – some good old 80’s and 90’s fun! This popular, vibey, undercover roller rink in Bryanston is child friendly, and there’s a restaurant & play area on site for after your skate! Image from Roll Egoli
PwC Bike Park – a hit for a family of all ages, try out the various tracks and trails, whether you’re riding alongside your child or walking/jogging alongside them – the kids will have such fun whilst having you beside them.
So, who wants to take the family to BOUNCE?! The family ticket is worth R550 and includes: Entrance for 4 people to the BOUNCE of your choice in Johannesburg but excludes grip socks (R30 each) All you have to do enter is:
- Comment on the Mommalikeme Facebook and Instagram posts (if you don’t have Instagram *ahem who doesn’t* don’t worry, it won’t disqualify you) which is your favourite BOUNCE trampoline park in Joburg (mandatory)
- Tag a friend who may like to take their family for a fun, active outing – one tag per comment, no spammers! (mandatory)
- Like and follow the BOUNCE Facebook and Instagram accounts (optional, but you know you want to)
- Like and follow Mommalikeme on Facebook and Instagram (optional, but you know you want to)
T’s & C’s: Open to Gauteng residents only, travel to and from BOUNCE is for your own account, prize is not redeemable for cash. Winner to be announced on the Mommalikeme Facebook page 20th August 2019. The ticket is for a maximum of two adults (18+) and 2 children (under 18)
Let me know what other amazing active activities you get up to with your kids – we’re always looking for new ones, especially for the long school holidays!