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50+ Child- friendly restaurants | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

50+ Child Friendly Restaurants in Johannesburg & Surrounds 2019

Our Bean is now 3 and Baby K is 1 and although we love to meet friends and family for a lively meal, going to just any restaurant has become difficult, to say the least. Between the kids' loud babble and active little legs, we spend more time chasing after them, keeping him away from other diners, than eating. Not wanting to be stuck at home all the time, I have taken the time to put together an extensive list of child-friendly restaurants and kid-friendly coffee shops and tea gardens in Johannesburg and surrounding areas, which we can enjoy as a family unit.

If you live in Pretoria, be sure to read our post on Child-Friendly Restaurants in Pretoria.

Also, read our post titled Restaurants in JHB where Kids Eat Free.

Things to do with Kids: Child-Friendly Restaurants in Johannesburg North

1. Smoke Daddy's (Child-friendly Restaurant Fourways)

Smoke DADDYS | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

Situated in Cedar Square, Smoke Daddy's is a child-friendly restaurant and kids party venue offering tasty and affordable food (think burgers, steaks and salads), a large covered play area with an ice cream and candy store for the kids, childminders as well as baby changing facilities. Our Bean loves the life-size bus!

Age Groups: All Ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Shaded outdoor Play area.

Tel: 010 599 2403

2. Picolinos (Child-friendly Restaurant Fourways)

Picolinos | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This rustic Italian family restaurant is known for its delicious design-it-yourself pizzas. The restaurant is situated in a garden with a play area, including jungle gyms, slides, swings, see-saws, paid go-carts on weekends and some shops. Visit Picolinos for a festive family afternoon or book the party venue for your kid’s next birthday party.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: Baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area ( Not shaded)

Tel: 011 467 0618

3. The Baron (Child-friendly Steakhouse and Pub Fourways)

This trendy pub restaurant offers parents a fun, youthful ambiance and an outdoor play area for the kids.

Age Groups:

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 704 7851 / 7859

4. Delta Cafe (Kid-friendly and Pet-friendly Cafe Craighall Park)

Delta Cafe | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

Situated on the edge of Delta Park, this child-friendly and pet-friendly outdoor restaurant will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and to simply relax. Be sure to order a babychino for your little one and round off your visit with a walk in the park and a visit to the stables nearby. The kids can play on the small jungle gym outside.

Age Groups: All ages and pets

Facilities: Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 079 482 5286

5. AJ’s in the Park (Child-friendly Restaurant Craighall Park)

AJ in the Park | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

Situated in the Craighall Sports Club, this restaurant prides itself on its countryside feel and allows its patrons to unwind from their busy lives. Their menu offers a variety of yummy food options (from wood-fired pizzas to salads and steaks) and an outdoor play area for the kids. Every Tuesday, one adult meals buys you a kids' meal free of charge.

Age groups: All ages

Facilities: Kids' entertainment, child-miners, open space for kids, play area.

Tel: 081 234 5795

6. Antonnio's Italian Kitchen (Child-friendly Restaurant Lonehill)

Antonnios | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This is one of our favourite restaurants as it offers great Italian 'adult' food, a relaxed atmosphere with a view and a large play area with jungle gyms, playground equipment, a jumping castle, a water fountain which the kids can splash in, bikes and mini soccer and basketball courts. The childminders are also really friendly and they even have a section called 'Let's Brew' serving Craft Beer.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded).

Tel: 010 595 2233

7. 256 on Smit (Kid-friendly Coffee Shop and Party Venue Fairland)

256 on Smit | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This exciting venue offers a hall for dance classes, pop up shops and more, a spa as well as a restaurant with a shaded play area and a small animal enclosure. This is another favourite hangout of mine as the play area can be viewed and accessed from everywhere in the restaurant and they have a childminder over the weekends. They also offer affordable home cooked family meals to take home (to be ordered in advance). This kid-friendly coffee shop is a fantastic, flexible and affordable kids party venue.

Age Groups: All Ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 082 463 4078 | 256 on Smit

8. The Green Room (Child-friendly Restaurant Greenside)

The Green Room | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This kid-friendly bistro/cafe is the latest addition to the Pirates Sports Club East and is becoming another one of our regular lunch spots as the food is fresh and delicious and they have vegetarian and gluten-free options. The outdoor play area is big enough to keep the kids entertained but small enough for the parents to maintain control. This party venue offers great party packages and options.

Age Group: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, colour in pictures or crafts, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded). Animal friendly.

Contact: http://thegreenroom.joburg/

9. Bergbron Plaaskombuis (Child-friendly Cafe Northcliff)

Bergbron | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

I get uber-excited when I think about this little kid-friendly padstal and cafe - it had homemade ginger beer (served to all guests as they arrive) and delicious boerekos treats such as jaffles, roosterkoek, vetkoek, pap and bobotie. Expect a farm style rustic setting with a jungle gym, a large garden and a swimming pool.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facillities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Bergbron.Plaaskombuis/

Tel: 076 923 4333

10. Nostimo by Mythos (Child-friendly Greek Restaurant Waterfall)

Mythos | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

We had the privilege of visiting this new family-friendly restaurant for my birthday the other day and I was simply blown away. The food was delicious, the service impeccable and the view over the Waterfall Estate is lovely. Bean loved the play area (only semi-shaded, so pack a hat) and the artisanal bread and homemade ice cream. A definite must-visit for a relaxed family lunch or to celebrate a special occasion. This destination even boasts a pottery studio where the kids can paint their own ceramics.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 517 2349

11. The Harvard Café (Grand Central Airport, Midrand)

Harvard Cafe | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This unique restaurant has 3 branches located at airports in Midrand, Germiston and Kempton Park. Not only does it offer kids a close-up view of aeroplanes landing, taxiing and taking off, this restaurant has an outdoor play area and jungle gym as well.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 805 8657

12. Ri’Stretto (Child-friendly Restaurant Midrand & Morningside)

Ri’Stretto is a popular family-friendly restaurant focusing on feeding and entertaining the whole family. Kids get to make their own pizza or go wild in the large outdoor play area, while the parents enjoy tasty Mediterranean and Italian style food with a glass of wine or a freshly brewed cup of coffee (espresso). Over the weekends, the restaurant also employs a balloon artist as well as a face painter to entertain the kids. Awesome kids party venue.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded).

Midrand Branch Tel: 011 702 1234

Morningside Branch Tel: 011 783 1090

13. Papachinos (Child-friendly Restaurants in Clearwater, Fourways, Broadacres, Silverlakes, Boksburg)

Papachinos | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This chain of child-friendly restaurants has become very well-known in parent circles and rightly so: they offer good, reasonably priced food and drinks (aimed to please both parents and kids alike) as well as indoor and outdoor play areas with childminders. Kids eat free on a Tuesday. 

Age Groups: All Ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Indoor Play area, Outdoor Play area, Shaded outdoor Play area.

14. Bambanani (Child-friendly Restaurant and Party Venue Melville)

Bambanani prides itself on being an upmarket restaurant and party venue catering for parents and children alike. Their safe environment and supervised play areas (including a jungle gym, dress up and arts and crafts areas, as well as a media room) allow parents to indulge in a relaxing meal with friends knowing that their children are entertained and safe. We loved their Pizza!

Age groups: All Ages

Facilities: High Chairs, ball pond or soft play area, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area, Shaded outdoor Play area

Tel:  011 482 2900

15. Munch Cafe (Child-friendly Coffee Shop and Family Restaurant Kyalami & Parktown North)

Visit Munch Cafe for delicious, upmarket Cafe style food with a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a lively family lunch. They have an extensive kiddies menu available.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Indoor Play area

Contact: http://munchcafe.co.za/

16. Panettone Cafe (Child-friendly Restaurant Zoo Lake)

This restaurant, family garden and sports bar is situated at the Zoo Lake Sports Club and boasts magnificent views of Johannesburg. The enclosed garden offers a play area for kids with a jungle gym, slides and a trampoline, ideal for kids parties.

Age groups: All ages

Facilities: Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 026 3506 | http://bit.ly/33xctRU

17. River Cafe (Child-friendly Restaurant Sandton)

17River Cafe | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This child-friendly restaurant and party venue is situated in the beautiful Sandton Field and Study Centre. The large outdoor garden area, as well as indoor area, have a tranquil atmosphere and the alfresco-style food is good.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area ( Not shaded)

Tel: 011 783 2442

18. Olive 'n Twist (Child-friendly Restaurant Honeydew)

Olive n Twist | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

Boasting a large outdoor play area with chickens roaming around, this relaxed and rustic kid-friendly restaurant offers scrumptious Italian food (with a weekend breakfast buffet) and good service. Popular party venue for young and old.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Contact: http://www.oliventwist.co.za/

19. The Secret Tea Garden (Fourways)

Secret Tea Garden | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

The name of this venue already makes people want to jump in their cars to visit this tea garden and function venue. Set in the beautiful and peaceful gardens of the Norscot Manor, The Secret Tea Garden offers a welcome reprieve from busy Jozi city life. Expect a lovely menu offering a variety of baked goods, breakfast options, light lunches and an extensive list of teas as well as a large fenced-in outdoor play area. Tables are available within the play area or outside in the large expansive garden.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 467 1191

20. The Freerange Lifestyle Centre (Child-friendly Coffee Shop and Centre Fourways)

Situated in the Rustic & Timber Garden Centre in Fourways, this lifestyle centre revolves around a large outdoor play area. There are a number of family-friendly restaurants to choose from as well as a beauty spa, a shop, and a hairdresser. Also a great kids’ party venue.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: Kids' play area, jungle gym and child minders, cookery school, party venue, clamber club, shaded outdoor play area.

List of child-friendly restaurants:

State 5 Fourways – for cold brewed coffee on tap

Tel: 011 465 5193

Olive Branch – learn to create your own taste sensations and eat a delicious meal after

Tel: 082 854 7388

21. The Flamingo Café (Kid-friendly Coffee Shop and Cafe Fourways)

Flamingo Cafe | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This casual open-air café can be found at the entrance of the Montecasino Bird Gardens (a must-visit family destination in itself) and offers a selection of light meals, coffees and milkshakes. The kids will love the large, impressive play area.

Age Groups: All Ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area, Shaded outdoor Play area

Tel: 011 510 7890

22. The Green Garden Café (Child-friendly Cafe and Party Venue Fourways)

The Green Garden Café, situated in the Purple Tulip Nursery, offers a lovely, festive outdoor setting with a lot of bright colours and various fun, shaded play areas for the kids. A variety of tasty food and platters are available to choose from while you relax in their large garden (away from the hustle and bustle).

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area, Shaded outdoor Play area

Tel: 073 417 7533

23. Moyo Zoo Lake (Restaurant Parkview)

Situated within the popular Zoo Lake, Moyo offers a tantalising African-inspired meal for the whole family to enjoy. Get your face painted and round off your day with a paddle boat trip on the lake.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Kids menu.

Tel: 011 646 0058

24. Dimples Cafe (Child-friendly Restaurant and Party Venue Woodmead)

Expect delicious burgers and pizzas served in a relaxed atmosphere with great family-friendly facilities and a large play area.Expect a jungle gym and a multi-purpose sport arena.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 545 8695

25. The Place2Be (Child-friendly Restaurant Lanseria)

Place2be | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

Situated in the Johannesburg countryside, this family restaurant offers fresh air, beautiful open spaces for the kids to run around in, as well as an outside play area, a soccer field and plenty of farm animals.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 083 446 7663

26. The Fat Olive (Child-friendly Country Restaurant Lanseria)

Fat Olive | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

The Fat Olive Restaurant overlooks a dam and has a large lawn and outdoor play area, ideal for kids to run around on and play. Expect to see a variety of bird life and game (a family of Zebra often comes to visit) while you enjoy a leisurely family meal. Kids can row on one of the boats on the dam as well as view the animals at the animal touch farm. The outside benches can be a bit cramped, so be sure to ask for a bigger table when making a booking.

Pre-packed picnic baskets can be ordered should you prefer to have a picnic in the beautiful countryside.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 010 110 1446

Things to do with Kids: Child-friendly Restaurants in Johannesburg West Rand

27. Tres Jolie (Child-friendly Restaurant and Party Venue Ruimsig)

Tres Jolie | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This family restaurant, offering cafe-style food, is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a variety of outdoor activities available for kids, including camel rides, an animal touch farm, swings, jungle gyms, jumping castles, pony rides as well as a sand pit.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 026 0521

28. Casalinga (Family Restaurant Muldersdrift)

Cassa Linga | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

The ambiance at Casalinga is homely, cosy and warm, yet sophisticated; the food is amazingly delicious and they have large, beautifully manicured gardens for the kids to run around it. It is a great restaurant for celebrating a special occasion. Read our review of this restaurant for a detailed description here.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel:  011 957 2612

29. Driftwood Café (Child-friendly Restaurant Muldersdrift)

Situated at the Riverstone Lodge, this child-friendly restaurant offers mouth-watering meals and has its own children’s playground, with a jungle gym, trampoline and lots more.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: Jungle gym, Kids menu, Play area, trampoline

Tel: 011 668 3111

30. Cherry On Top (Child-friendly Venue and Cafe Krugersdorp)

Cherry on Top has beautiful gardens and decor. The service is great and the food delicious, served in a relaxing atmosphere. They are child-friendly with a play area for the kids, swings, a slide, a trampoline and a sandpit.

Age Groups: All Ages

Facilities: Outdoor play area (shaded), trampoline, swings, slide and sandpit.

Tel: (011) 955 4863 | http://www.cherry-on-top.co.za/

31. Al Fresco (Child-friendly Restaurant Honeydew)

Set on a plot in the Roodepoort countryside, this continental and casual restaurant offers a large lawn and outdoor play area, as well as ‘make-your-own’ pizzas for the kids.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 794 4388

32. Eagle’s Fare Restaurant (Roodepoort)

This homely restaurant is nestled in the heart of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, just a short walk away from the magnificent Witpoortjie Waterfall, residence to the only Black Eagle breeding pair found in an urban area in the world. Visit this restaurant for its unique setting, it’s a la carte menu (or Sunday buffet if you prefer) and the outdoor kids’ play area.

Age Groups: High Chairs, baby changing station

Facilities: Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 082 671 8382

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33. Happily Ever Laughter (Child-friendly Restaurant and Party Venue Bedfordview)

Happily Ever Laughter is a boutique restaurant which prides itself on serving top quality food in a child-friendly environment. They have kids activities and party entertainment available.

Age Groups: All Ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, colouring in pictures/crafts, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 450 0711

34. The Harvard Café (Rand Airport, Germiston & Bonaero Park, Kempton Park)

This unique restaurant has 3 branches located at airports in Midrand, Germiston and Kempton Park. Not only does it offer kids a close-up view of aeroplanes landing, taxiing and taking off, this restaurant has an outdoor play area and jungle gym as well.

Age Groups: All Ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Germiston Branch Tel: 011 827 0251

Kempton Park Branch Tel: 011 979 7313

35. House of Ribs (Child-friendly Restaurant Boksburg)

This family restaurant offers mouth-watering ribs (made with a secret sauce) as well as a variety of other meals and a buffet. Kids can go wild in the large outdoor play area.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area, Shaded outdoor Play area

Tel: 011 826 3550

36. Boa Vida Café (Child-friendly Cafe Boksburg)

Boa Vida Café is a happening and happy Portuguese Restaurant and party venue with friendly service, Portuguese grub and a variety of kids’ entertainment.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 072 331 1429

37. De Molen Pancake House (Child-friendly Coffee Shop Edenvale)

This Dutch-themed family-friendly café and bakery is set in an old windmill and offers a delightful and unique experience to both young and old.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs

Tel: 011 453 2222

38. Malagueta (Child-friendly Restaurant Edenvale)

Malagueta | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

Malagueta is a delightfully decorated, Mediterranean family-friendly restaurant offering a large outdoor play area as well as fun activity sheets for the kids.

Age Groups: All Ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, separate play area/zone, Jungle gym, Tech games, colour in pictures, Kids menu, Indoor Play area, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 011 609 4910

39. Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill (Child-friendly Restaurant Edenvale & Benoni)

This restaurant offers a varied and wholesome menu ensuring that there is something delicious on offer for everyone. The chain of restaurants is focused on making sure the entire family (including the kids) is looked after and thus has a large, fun outdoor play area available.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Edenvale Branch Tel: 011 452 9704

Benoni Branch Tel: 011 425 5765

40. The Parks (Child-friendly Farmers Market and Pizzeria Benoni)

Expect freshly grown produce (grown on the premises), freshly baked bread and homemade food. For a delicious meal in a relaxed and environment, this venue is a definite must. A large outdoor play area is available for the kids.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area, Shaded outdoor Play area

Tel: 011 963 3077

41. Chevy Lane (Child-friendly Cafe Bedfordview) 

Chevy Lane | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

An American style diner, this restaurant offers a unique experience with large portions of food (burgers and milkshakes are great), an indoor play area with childminders and cameras as well as awesome retro cars and bikes for dad.

Age Groups: All ages

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, separate play area/zone, Jungle gym, Tech games, Kids menu, Indoor Play area

Contact:https://www.chevylanesa.co.za/

42. Bennigan's (Child-friendly Restaurant Kensington)

An American steakhouse, this child-friendly restaurant offers quality food and good service with an indoor kid’s play area where you can also have kid’s parties.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Indoor Play area

Contact: http://www.bennigans.co.za/

43. Mozambik (Family Restaurant Linksfield)

This child-friendly restaurant offers traditional Portuguese and Mozambiquan dishes, has a fun ambiance and an outdoor play area for the kids. Kids eat for free on a Monday.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded outdoor)

Contact: Link: https://www.mozambik.co.za/linksfield/

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44. The Art Farm (Child-friendly Venue and Restaurant Alewynspoort)

Art Farm | Child Friendly Restaurant Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

We were lucky enough to stumble upon this place on our way home from the Vaal one Sunday and we fell in love. It has a restaurant as well as a coffee shop, a large outdoor kids play area with trampolines and jungle gyms, art stalls, and a bakery. So if you love good food, wine, art, and music, be sure to visit Art Farm.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

079 208 1048

45. The Kraal Kombuis Restaurant (Child-friendly Restaurant Thaba Eco Hotel & Spa, Kilbler Park)

The beautiful Thaba Eco Reserve offers magnificent game drives and picnic spots ideal for a fun and exciting family excursion. Picnic baskets (including a kiddie’s basket) can be ordered from the restaurant.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: Kids picnic baskets, Kids are welcome at the buffet – under-3's eat for free and under-12s at half-price.

Tel: 011 959 0777

46. Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill (Child-friendly Restaurant Alberton)

This restaurant offers a varied and wholesome menu ensuring that there is something delicious on offer for everyone. This chain of restaurants is focused on making sure the entire family (including the kids) is looked after and thus has a large, fun outdoor play area available.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 087 654 0185

47. A Churrasqueira (Child-friendly Restaurant Alberton)

A vibey Portuguese café offering authentic food and entertainment for the kids.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs and kids menu

Tel:  011 867 8914

48. Two Trees Bakery (Child-friendly Restaurant Mulbarton)

Situated in a relaxed outdoor setting with zip lining and an outdoor play area for the kids, Two Trees Bakery offers delectable freshly baked goods, as well as, wood-fired pizzas. A great restaurant and party venue for a fun family day out.

Age groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 076 174 7903

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49. EnGedi (Family Restaurant Cradle of Humankind)

EnGedi uses only the freshest locally grown ingredients and serves wholesome dishes in a country style. They also offer wholesome food and fun for kiddies. The little ones can build their own pizzas and have tons of fun on the safe playground.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, baby changing station, Jungle gym, open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 0861 364 334

50. Van Gaalen Garden Restaurant (Child-friendly Restaurant Magaliesburg)

This venue serves a cheese-inspired a la carte menu and is situated at the foot of the majestic Magaliesburg Mountains. Kids will love the jungle gym and cute farm animals here. There is also a giant chess game to enjoy.

Age Groups: Preschooler 3-5, Scholar 6-9, Tween 10-12, Teen 13-17

Facilities: High Chairs, Jungle gym, Open space, Kids menu, Outdoor Play area (Not shaded)

Tel: 012 207 1289