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Transform your kid’s weekend with the best play parks in Pretoria!

I was inspired to jot down my favourite play parks in Pretoria after spending some quality time with kids in these wonderful spaces. It was heartwarming to see them trading screen time for green time and having an absolute blast. 

Here, a game of tag is more thrilling than any TV show!

So, let’s take a stroll through the best play parks in the city where fun is serious business.

Go-Play Centre

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Address: Parkview Shopping Centre, 24 Garsfontein Rd, Moreleta Park

Phone: +27 61 413 9551

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 9 AM to 6 PM

Go-Play Centre is an extremely well-set-up indoor play area catering to children from toddlers to 12-year-olds. There are designated zones for kids under 4 and for those between 4 and 12, ensuring safety and age-appropriate play.

I was impressed by the clean, well-maintained equipment, which included slides, soft play obstacles, and mazes. Younger kids will enjoy the toddler section while older kids will surely love the adventurous mazes.

The childminders were attentive, allowing me to enjoy a relaxing coffee with a view of the golf course and lake.

Pro Tip:
Always pack a cooler with ice-cold water bottles for each child to ensure they stay hydrated during those fun, but hot, playground days. Keep it in your car for easy access without the hassle of carrying it around.

Little Jungle Playground


Address: 1032 Silvergrass St, Montana AH

Phone: +27 66 287 4686

Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Sunday – 9 AM to 3 PM

Little Jungle Playground is an indoor playground designed for children aged 0–10 years. The spot is ideal for all weather conditions, offering activities that help develop fine motor skills and encourage social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. 

I was impressed by the staff’s attentiveness and genuine care for the children’s safety and enjoyment. While the kids explore and play, parents can relax with a light meal and a hot chocolate from the in-house café, enjoying the free Wi-Fi.

The age-specific zones allow children to interact with peers of similar ages, making new friends in a safe and clean environment.

Pro Tip:
Always check and follow the playground’s rules with your children, including age restrictions, proper shoes, and behaviour, to guarantee a fun and secure visit for all. It’s simple steps like these that make playtime both safe and delightful!

Zita Park

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Address: Zita St, Garsfontein

Operating Hours:

  • Open daily – 9 AM to 5 PM

Zita Park is a spacious public park ideal for both kids and adults. Its lush, sprawling lawns are ideal for leisurely walks and picnics under the shade of surrounding trees.

The playground, equipped with jungle gyms and slides, is a hit with children. The shallow swimming pool, complete with a small slide, provides endless fun for the little ones, and there’s always a lifeguard on duty for added safety.

Families can also take part in the park’s regular exercise groups or simply relax in the serene surroundings. With convenient bathroom facilities available, Zita Park offers everything needed for a memorable day outdoors in Pretoria East.

Pro Tip:
Equip your kids with closed-toe shoes like sneakers for playground adventures to prevent trips and protect their feet from hazards. Make it a firm rule; safety comes first, and it’s non-negotiable.

The Fun Room


Address: Cnr Main Street and Crown Avenue, Main St, Waterkloof

Phone: +27 72 664 3298

Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday to Thursday – 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday – 9 AM to 2 PM

The Fun Room is a haven where children can unleash their creativity and energy in a safe environment. From the moment you step inside, the colourful play structures and friendly atmosphere will captivate you.

I recently visited with friends, and watching the kids dive into the maze of tunnels and climb the colourful walls was a joy. What stood out to me was the dedicated area for younger ones, ensuring even the littlest adventurers could join in the fun.

The menu in their on-site cafe, albeit small, offered delicious options. I personally enjoyed their burger. 

Pro Tip:
Instil a routine of hand hygiene in your kids by having them wash their hands or sanitise before and after playtime. It’s a game-changer for minimising germ spread and keeping everyone healthy!

Cedar Junction Family Resort


Address: Plot. 404 Graham Road Zwavelpoort Street Extension Pretoria East

Phone: +27 082 766 2748

Cedar Junction Family Resort is a local favourite offering a fun-filled day out for families. It’s known for its charming mini-train rides that wind through scenic tunnels and over bridges.

Kids can splash around in one of the four swimming pools or zip down 16 exciting water slides. The playgrounds here are top-notch, with jungle gyms and trampolines that keep them entertained for hours.

One of the highlights for me is watching the kids swing on the flying swings and ride the cheerful horse carousel.

Pro Tip: Ensure your child understands the importance of not leaving with strangers, accepting food, or using equipment beyond their ability. 

Play Containers Montana

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Address: Cnr Veda & Enkeldoring Avenue, Montana

Phone: +27 69 429 2416 

Operating Hours:

  • Friday to Sunday – 9 AM to 6 PM

Play Containers is a mini adventure park packed with activities for all ages. The excitement kicked in when we arrived and spotted the go-kart track, trampolines, and the inviting waterside area.

The mini push bike track and climbing structures are great for little ones, while the cable slide offers an exciting ride with a fantastic view. The jumping castles add to the lively atmosphere, bringing smiles and laughter to all.

One of the standout features is the farm, where visitors can interact with gentle animals. The friendly staff enhanced the experience with their warm welcome and helpful suggestions.

Pro Tip:
Keep a first aid kit in your vehicle for those playful park days. A swift bandage application can turn tears into more playground cheers in no time. 

Magnolia Dell Park

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Address: Queen Wilhelmina Drive & University Rd, Bailey’s Muckleneuk

Phone: +27 12 358 0495

Operating Hours:

  • Open daily – 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Magnolia Dell Park’s playground is a definite highlight for the children, equipped with swings and climbing frames. It also features plenty of open space for them to play tag or kick a ball around. 

What I appreciate most is the park’s layout, which allows me to keep an eye on the kids from different vantage points while they explore. It’s also reassuring to know that the equipment is well-maintained and safe for them to enjoy.

When we’re not busy on the playground, we often spread out a picnic blanket under the shade of a tree. It’s a perfect setting for a casual lunch or snack, and the kids love having space to roam and play after they eat.

Pro Tip: While watching from afar, trust your child’s developing independence. Avoid hovering. It’s good to let them explore slides and swings independently when they’re ready.



Address: 180 Amarand Ave, Waterkloof Glen

Phone: +27 11 517 2500 

Operating Hours:

  • Open daily – 9 AM to 6 PM

Bounce Menlyn Maine is a massive indoor trampoline park, featuring South Africa’s largest trampoline, the Supertramp.

For preschoolers, the new miniBOUNCE zone is a standout feature. The two-level play structure with slides and a ball pit kept the kids thoroughly entertained, while Dodgeball added a fun competitive edge.

Their favourite spot was the Free-Jump Arena, where they could bounce freely and safely land on the Big Air Bag. 

Pro Tip:
Opt for airy, light attire for your little ones when heading to indoor playgrounds, and don’t forget the socks. It’s also savvy to pack a spare outfit to swiftly handle any unexpected messes.

Forest Fun Park

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Address: Tierpoort, Pretoria East

Phone: +27 (0)12 460 7373

Forest Fun Park is a sprawling 2-hectare playground nestled in a tranquil countryside setting, offering expansive lawns and panoramic views.

The kids love exploring the tree houses and zooming down the foefie slide. There’s plenty of space for them to run around freely, and the jungle gyms and swings keep them entertained for hours. 

The highlight for many is the pushbike track through the forest, where even the youngest ones can pedal around safely. 

The park is just a perfect spot for family gatherings or birthday parties, with options for pony rides and tractor-trailer adventures.

Pro Tip:
When visiting parks in bloom, keep an eye out for bees—especially yellow jackets and hornets, as their stings are more severe. Educate your child on staying clear of these insects and have a plan for prompt medical attention if a sting occurs.

Acrobranch Pretoria North


Address: Soutpansberg Road, 18 Honingnestkrans St, Pretoria

Phone: +27 21 201 1121

Operating Hours:

  • Open daily – 9 AM to 5 PM

Acrobranch is all about adventure in the trees. I recently took my nieces and nephews there for a day of outdoor play, and we were instantly drawn to the treetop courses that offered a mix of challenges and fun.

You’ll find the kids giggling as they zipline across the greenery, their faces lighting up with each obstacle conquered. The courses, set high among the trees, test their balance and courage.

What impressed me most was how the park catered to different age groups, ensuring even the little ones could join in the excitement with specially designed courses. 

Pro Tip:
Ease your child into their first zip-lining adventure by discussing the safety measures and addressing their queries to alleviate their fear of heights. 

Total Ninja Kolonnade


Address: Entrance 2, Shop LG41, Kolonnade Shopping Centre, Dr Van Der Merwe Rd, Montana Park

Phone: +27 12 630 0360 

Operating Hours:

  • Open daily – 10 AM to 9 PM

Total Ninja is a haven for little adventurers and their guardians alike. The main attraction is their inflatable obstacle course, where kids can bounce, climb, and slide through a series of ninja-themed challenges

My favourite part was watching the kids conquer the Warped Wall, their faces lighting up with each successful climb

What’s great is they also have a dedicated Mini Ninja area for toddlers, filled with soft obstacles and gentle slides, perfect for my youngest companion, who’s just learning to walk. 

Pro Tip:
Always supervise your children in a bounce house, just as you would at a pool. Unseen injuries can occur, and an adult’s presence ensures immediate assistance and safety. Stay vigilant to keep the fun going without any hiccups.

Annlin Park And Walk Way

Address: 143 Marjoram Ave, Annlin

Phone: +27 

Operating Hours:

  • Open 24/7

Annlin Park and Walkway winds through quiet suburban streets, offering tranquil spots shaded by trees. I’ve found it to be a perfect spot for children, with ample space for them to freely explore and play without the bustle of larger crowds.

The park features a variety of well-maintained play equipment that keeps kids engaged and entertained. From classic slides and swings to merry-go-rounds and climbing frames, there’s something here to suit every child’s preference.

Moreover, I’ve observed so far that the equipment is consistently in good working order.

Pro Tip:
To maintain energy and prevent burnout during playtime, schedule regular intervals for rest and rejuvenation. Utilise the designated seating areas to relax and keep an eye on the little ones, ensuring a meltdown-free experience.
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