20 Fun activities to enjoy with your kids in Pietermaritzburg....

Very Important - Contact details are subject to change and venues may close down so please check with the respective venues prior to visiting.

💮 Growing Parks , Case Valley Road, Pietermaritzburg - you can bring your children for an outdoor picnic or a braai or just to play on our massive jungle gym at Growing Parks in Chase Valley road in Pietermaritzburg. There is an entrance fee. 

💮 Epic Karting - Pinetown 076 3758466 / 086 11 11 88 9 [email protected] , Pietermaritzburg 033 386 33 84 [email protected] / 086 11 11 88 9 and Amanzimtoti 031 904 5470 [email protected] / 086 11 11 88 9. www.epickarting.co.za

💮 The Lucky Bean Assagay - Lucky Bean's play areas are suitable for ages 0 to 10 years (but everyone is welcome)  The tea garden is suitable for all ages. Opening Hours are : Tuesday to Sunday - 9am to 4pm Pricing Exploring the play equipment Cost :   www.luckybean.co.za email Sharks Board - Umhlanga Ridge, Tel: 031 566 0400, shows on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 2pm and Sundays at 2pm. www.luckybean.co.za email [email protected]

💮 PheZulu Safari Park  Our show times are 10:00, 11:30, 14:00 and 15:30. www.phezulu.co.za email [email protected]

💮 Mini Train rides Pietermaritzburg - First Sunday of every month 10am to 4pm 78 Rudling Road, Bisley, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal 033 345 3810. www.pmes.co.za

💮 Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, Winterton - family friendly activities, located on the R600 via Winterton next to the world famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, 074 103-3613 Booking is essential. Cable Trail, Scootours, White Water Tubing. www.adventurecentre.co.za email [email protected]

💮 Assagay Coffee Farm, Cato Ridge - No.21, D157, Harrison, Cato Ridge, 031 782 1268 https://www.assagaycoffeefarm.co.za/portal/ email [email protected]

💮 Candle Dipping, Nottingham Road - The Junction Complex, Nottingham Road, 033 266 6980, opening hours 9am to 4pm daily including weekends https://candledippingshop.wordpress.com/contact-us/ email [email protected]

💮 African Raptor Centre strives for the preservation of indigenous raptors through creative education, scientific rehabilitation, conservation breeding and practical research. 10.30am Flying shows Wed to Sun Tel 031 7854382 http://www.africanraptor.co.za/ email [email protected] 

💮 National Botanical Gardens, Mayor's Walk, Pietermaritzburg 033 344 3585, Entry fee charged. Open 8am to 6pm. A children's area near the restaurant will keep the kids entertained while you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea beside the pond. Before leaving these magnificent gardens, make a wish as you toll the old HMS Princess ship's bell at the end of the long avenue of plane trees - you'll wish to return to this little piece of heaven!

💮 Mr Funtubbles Gateway Umhlanga - the kids will love it, Mon to Thurs 10am to 9pm, Fri 10am to 11pm, Sat 9am to 11pm, Sun and holidays 9am to 9pm, Mon to Thurs all ride half prize except during school holidays. www.mrfuntubbles.co.za email [email protected]

💮 Cumberland Nature Reserve This peaceful reserve has picnic spots and braai facilities. Take a walk to the river and view herds of game wandering through the picnic site. Open from sunrise to sunset. Venue: Table Mountain, Pietermaritzburg  Telephone: 082 376 5600

💮 Piggly Wiggly Family restaurant with a variety of other shops in the complex. Children’s play area and  a new maze also available. R103, Lion’s River   Telephone: 033 234 4323  Website: www.pigglywiggly.co.za email [email protected]

💮 Kiddies Art Bar at Zulu Lulu Trading Personalise a ceramic plate, mug or pig with ceramic paint, while enjoying a meal or snack. Venue: Piggly Wiggly Complex, R103, Lion’s River  Cost: Varies  Telephone: 083 627 3491. www.zulululutrading.co.za email [email protected]

💮 Natal Lion Park Visit the lion park and Zoological gardens to view lions and other big game. Open 8am to 4pm, Venue: Umlaas Rd, Cato Ridge  Telephone: 031 785 1423 / 083 440 0358. https://www.facebook.com/natallionpark

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