Indoor Kids Activities in Pretoria

When winter sets in, it can be harder to find the motivation to get out of the house. While Pretoria experiences less cold than in other areas of South Africa, there are still a few weeks in the middle of winter when the last thing you want to do is visit the zoo and face the elements. 

This is why we have gathered a list of fun indoor kids activities in Pretoria that you can enjoy as a family! 

The Importance of Participating in Activities

As a homeschooling parent, you know the importance of encouraging your child to get out of the house and into the world where they can play, explore, and interact with other children their own age

However, when it comes to actually making plans to leave the home for a few hours, the question remains; Where do you go?

Luckily, there are a variety of activities in Pretoria that can provide your child with excitement, creativity, exercise, and entertaining education

Things to Do with Kids in Pretoria

Without any further ado, let’s jump into all of the fun activities and locations that you and your children can visit to have a fun family excursion. 

African Window Museum

The African Window Museum is a fantastic cultural experience. This is one of the best cultural history museums in South Africa and has a large variety of interesting permanent exhibitions. It also has many revolving exhibitions, ensuring that there is always something new and exciting to discover and learn about. 

You can visit the African Window Museum website to find out more about their tariffs and guided tours. 

The Clay Café

For those who enjoy working with their hands and creating a beautiful piece of art, The Clay Café is the perfect outing. At The Clay Café, you will be able to choose from a wide selection of unfired bisques (unfired clay items) that you will then be able to paint and decorate as you wish. Once decorated, they will fire the bisque for you and you are then free to take your personalised pot, mug, or plate home with you. 

You can find out more about The Clay Café by visiting their website

Atterbury Theatre

For another entertaining cultural experience, you can visit the Atterbury Theatre. This theatre hosts a wide variety of live theatre productions and shows, and they are sure to have something that you and your children will love! From The Greatest Showman to The Sound of Music, your children will be exposed to some of the best classics and new productions available in South Africa. 

You can view all of their current shows and event by visiting their website

The Grove Mall Eco-Friendly Ice Rink

Not only is the ice rink at The Grove Mall an experience that is fun for the entire family, but it is also an eco-friendly ice rink as it uses an ammonia and CO2 system instead of glycol. Children as young as 3 years old can hire skates at this ice rink, so you can truly get them confident in their skating abilities from a young age!

You can visit their website to view their special offers and skating times. 

The Climbing Barn

For those children who were born with adventure in their bones, The Climbing Barn is the perfect excursion. Here, children and adults can learn to rock climb. This can even become a fantastic new hobby. You can choose to purchase a day pass or a monthly pass, depending on the frequency of your visits. This is truly one of the most fun fitness experiences to have as a family. 

You can find out more about The Climbing Barn on their website


By now, most people know about Bounce and how much fun children have jumping around on trampolines. Not only is the Bounce at Menlyn the biggest trampoline park in South Africa, but it also has the biggest trampoline, at a whopping 5 x 5 metres! This is definitely an activity that will keep your children entertained and tire them out if they are full of energy. 

Visit the Bounce website to find out more. 

The Fun Room

For those days when you want to sit back and relax while your children have fun, there is The Fun Room. This indoor playground has been decked out with all the jungle gym and playground equipment you can think of! Here, parents can sit back, relax, and enjoy a bite to eat at the café while children have fun exploring all there is to offer in this magical and colourful play area. 

You can find out more about this fun-filled excursion here

Voortrekker Monument

For those that are interested in the “Groot Trek” and other interesting parts of South African history, you can visit the Voortrekker Monument. Here, you will be able to walk the halls of this large building, and even climb its spiral staircases all the way to the top. For those that aren't as interested in history, this building is an architectural wonder to behold and is a must-see destination.  

You can find out more about the Voortrekker Monument here

Finding Support in the Homeschooling Community

While all of these activities are a wonderful way to spend the day together as a family, it is also the perfect opportunity to organise a playdate. While your children might make friends at these locations, it could also be fun to arrive and experience these activities with a friend. 

If you are struggling to find other homeschooling families to connect with in your area, it could be a good idea to join a local homeschooling support group on Facebook. Here, you will be able to connect with other parents and set up playdates for your children

In Pretoria, there are two support groups that you can join and interact on.

You can also join the CambriLearn Facebook Group if you would like to connect with families who have chosen the same educational solution. 

Now all that is left to do is to explore all of the indoor kids activities in Pretoria and have fun as a family!

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