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Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Extreme Sports For Kids


 URGH – it can get a little boring. So, to alleviate the kids of their weekday blues and routine, why not treat them to some extreme sports (supervised, of course), because we all know that kids just want to have fun!


Jump For Joy At Flip.d

For a fun and exciting way keep the kids (and even yourself) entertained and active, Flip.d is just the place. This trampoline park and climbing wall gives young and old a place to chill, think, dream, jump, sweat – and most importantly, have fun. Kids will have a blast jumping from trampoline to trampoline, playing a little dodgeball, throwing a few baskets, climbing a 10m high wall at various levels of difficulty levels – and at showing off a few tricks on the tumble track. There’re loads of activities to keep your little ones happy. For those younger than five, there is a toddler space.

Details: (011) 465 7747 | info@flipdsa.com | Shop 25, Upper Level, Lonehill Shopping Centre, Fourways | Opening times: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 20:00; Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00; Sundays and Public Holidays: 08:00 – 19:00.

Enjoy A Treetop Experience At Acrobranch

Get the kids away from their Play Stations and Xboxes. Take them on a treetop adventure at Acrobranch. This is an engaging and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors. Children and adults will have a unique adventure ziplining from tree to tree, tackling tricky crossings and being challenged by a variety of obstacles. Acrobranch will have you climbing, swinging, balancing, exploring and abseiling your way through a number of different courses to test your skills,  while keeping you entertained all the while.

Details: 086 999 0369 | bookings@acrobranch.co.za | Six branches across the country – Melrose Park, Centurion, Pretoria North, Pretoria East, Cape Town, Garden Route


Don’t Need Snow To Ski At Avalanche

Who says you need snow to do a little skiing, snowboarding, bumboarding and tubing? Come rain, shine or snow (just kidding), Avalanche at Cedar Square in Fourways offers kids and parents the opportunity to experience this exciting winter sport – minus the snow and chill. Arrive for a day visit, book skiing lessons or celebrate a birthday bash here if you’re looking to learn a new skill and do something different and unique.

Details: (011) 467 2426 | info@avalanche.co.za | No. 1 Mezzanine Level, Cedar Square Shopping Centre, Cedar Road, Fourways

Get Down & Dirty At Bootcamp SA

For a change, have some fabulous fun with the whole family. Pull on some old clothes, gather the kids and head to Bootcamp SA for an energising day out, military-style. The outdoor activities accommodate all fitness levels, whether you’re a beginner or a fitness fundi. The various excercises require both physical and mental participation and are designed to teach new skills. They also cater for team building events, birthday parties and social group outings. Bookings are essential.

Details: (011) 021 3495 | kidsparties@bootcamp-sa.co.za | 127B Wroxham Road, Rietfontein, Paulshof, Johannesburg

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Get The Adrenalin Pumping With A Round of Paintball

There is nothing more thrilling than playing a round of paintball at Woods Paintball. Kids can spend the afternoon ducking, diving, running and hiding behind objects to avoid being ‘hit’ by a flying paintball. For safety, kids will be equipped with safety masks, overalls, and chest protectors. If paintball is a little too extreme for your kids, then check out Black Ops Laser Tag. Bookings are essential at both venues.

Woods Paintball details: 079 387 4217 | bookings@woodspaintball.co.za | Riversands Commercial Park, Fourways | Paintball sessions: 08:00 – 11:00; 11:00 – 14:00; 14:00 – 17:00.

Black Ops Laser Tag details: (011) 791 5397/078 335 4634 | bookings@blackopslasertag.co.za | 28 Samantha Street, Randburg, Johannesburg | Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00; Friday: 09:00 – 23:00; Saturday: 09:00 – 22:30; Sunday: 10:30 – 17:00.

Spend An Afternoon Go Karting

On your marks. Get set. GO! There is something for everyone at the Randburg Raceway. Whether you’re looking for a quick race, a burst of excitement, want to hold your own Grand Prix or want to race it out in an Endurance Race, they have just the option for you. This is a great outing for anyone aged between seven and 70. It is safety first, so everyone is provided with balaclavas and full-face crash helmets. The there’s a crash course (excuse the pun) of the rules, procedures and flag signal. Booking is essential.

Details: (011) 792 2260/082 780 5115 | 272 Samantha Street, Strijdompark, Randburg, Johannesburg.


Reach New Heights With Indoor Wall Climbing

We all know how children love to climb jungle gyms and even all over the furniture. So why not take them to CityROCK to put their skills to the test? They offer three climbing options which vary in  height. Choose from bouldering (2m – 4m), the automatic belay wall (8m) and top rope climbing. Kids over the age of 5 will be allowed to climb and must be under the guardian’s or parent’s supervision at all times.

Details: (010) 007 2732 | johannesburg@cityrock.co.za | 173 Republic Road, Fontainebleau, Randburg, Johannesburg | Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 22:00; Friday: 09:00 – 20:00; Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00; Public Holidays: 09:00 – 18:00.

Kids on Quads

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure for your little ones, Saddle Creek Adventures has just the thing – mini quad bikes. Sit back and relax in the lapa and let the staff take care of your kids. For a greener option, a pony ride around the farm is an excellent option. Safety is of utmost importance at Saddle Creek Adventures and they will ensure all rides are assisted and supervised. Other activities available at Saddle Creek include horse riding, mountain biking, go-karting and archery.

Details: 079 467 9906 | info@saddlecreekadventures.co.za | Farm HH24, Hartebeesfontein Road, Hekpoort | Office hours: Mondays to Fridays: 08:00 – 17:00.


Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love. Please call venues to find out about costs and bookings. 


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