13 Child Friendly Restaurants in Pretoria

13 Child Friendly Restaurants in Pretoria

Finding a child-friendly restaurant for a special occasion, kids party or a simple family excursion can be a challenge, as not all restaurants and venues greet you with open arms when you arrive with your loud and very active brood in tow.  Good news for you, dear reader, is that we have done the research and chosen our favourite family friendly, child friendly and parent friendly venues in Pretoria ideal for every type of family outing.

1. C’est La Vie (Centurion)

This party venue and play paradise for kids offers three different age-related playgrounds with specially imported play equipment and an expansive garden where the kids can take part in a number of outdoor activities. The centrally located coffee shop offers breakfasts, light meals and snacks for adults and kids to indulge in.

Important to note is that this venue is a cashless environment and does not accept bookings.

Tel: 012 654 0220

2. Garouge (Centurion)

Garouge is situated in a secure estate in a renovated farm house. The large front patio, high ceilings and hardwood flooring lend this child-friendly restaurant and wine cellar a sophisticated, yet homely, feel. The food is delicious and they have a large lawn and play area for the kids. Picnic baskets are also available.

Tel: 079 432 5795

3. Willow Feather Farm (Irene)

This nursery and tea garden boasts a large animal farmyard and play area, allowing the children to experience the openness and freedom of farm-living in suburban Pretoria. The tea garden offers a scrumptious menu as well as pre-packed picnic baskets and is a popular party venue.

Tel: 063 690 2583

4. Irene Dairy Farm (Irene)

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The Irene Dairy Farm is a working farm which boasts two child friendly restaurants (The Barn and The Deck), a dairy shop, a kids party venue and an outside play area. The farm with its immaculate gardens and fields of grazing cows, is simply mesmerising and the perfect spot for family photos and picnics.

Tel: 012 667 4822

5. Safari Restaurant (The Willows)

The Safari Gardening Centre is a veritable landmark situated in Pretoria East with its bushveld vibe, shady walkways and waterfalls. The tea garden and restaurant is situated within Safari and offers an extensive a-la-carte menu as well as a large play area and animal touch farm for the kids.

Tel: 012 807 4545

6. Jingle Jangle Tea Garden (Moreleta Park)

This tea garden and restaurant is situated within the beautiful Kimiad Estate and is surrounded by large bluegum trees which add to the peace and tranquility of the venue . It’s a kids haven with a large playground, animal farm, pony rides and a theme park. The food is good, their coffee is great and the kids activities are wonderful, making this party venue and restaurant a must visit for families.

Tel: 012 997 0134

7. Cafe du Soleil (Lynnwood Glen)

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If you are looking for a local escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, then visit this French Provincial inspired tea garden and restaurant. Cafe du Soleil offers light meals, delicious coffee, freshly baked confectionary, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas with jungle gyms and a swimming pool.

Tel: 082 083 5367

8. Toni’s Pizza (Menlo Park)

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Who doesn’t love a good pizza shared with family and friends? This fun child-friendly restaurant offers a lovely outdoor and indoor setting, a kids play area and fast, professional service.

Tel: (012) 346 5370

9. Papachinos (Silverlakes)

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This popular franchise establishment is a fun kids party venue and restaurant offering fantastic kids playground facilities (indoor and outdoor) with childminders and great food for the adults.  

Tel: 012 809 35391

10. Blue Crane Restaurant (New Muckleneuk)

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Situated next to the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, this newly renovated, child-friendly restaurant offers a getaway into nature while staying in the city. The relaxed atmosphere and amazing birding opportunities are topped with delicious food and great kids menu. Although there is no playground, the Blue Crane Restaurant offers a lot of space and natural beauty, including a bird hide.

Tel: 012 460 7615

11. The Green Olive (Zambezi)

Nestled within a tranquil nursery, this guesthouse, tea garden and kids party venue offers a relaxing getaway into the countryside with extraordinary cuisine and pre-packed picnic baskets as well as a children's playpark. Enjoy a delightful meal with friends and family in the peaceful garden or in the cool shades under the trees.

Tel: 083 235 4161

12. Ludwig’s Roses (Pretoria North)

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I used to visit this farm during my school-going years and still do today. I simply love the peaceful farm atmosphere, the wondrous fields of roses and the friendly and welcoming demeanor of the staff and owners. The Rose Kitchen restaurant and party venue offers light meals, picnic baskets and high tea and boasts a large outdoor play area for the kids. On weekends, adults and kids alike can take part in covered and cushioned tractor rides around the farm.

Tel:012 544 0144

13. Anja’s Tea Garden (Zwavelpoort)

This beautifully decorated tea garden and party venue offers guests a personal touch and the attention to detail is evident is the home-cooked and home-baked food and treats. The large open spaces and play area make for a lovely family outing into the countryside.

Tel: 072 153 6732

Is there a venue we missed? Let us know!

All images courtesy of the individual restaurants.


Alexa A wife and mom, Alexa is an avid traveler always on the lookout for a new adventure. She is a high energy, natural influencer and inspiration to those around her. Although she has  based her career on sales and marketing, she studied politics, philosophy and economics. A passion for  writing has led her to blog on Things to do with Kids and on her personal blog called ‘Sleepless in Jozi”, which is focused on  life as a mommy, travelling and generally being a busy body. In her free time Alexa loves spending  quality time with her family, the outdoors, reading a good book and exploring new restaurants, markets  and activities. 

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