Absolute Mama points you in the right direction to find the perfect party venue for your child’s next birthday celebration.

We take a look at top kiddie venues around South Africa that your kids and their guests will love. Finding a party venue that ticks all the right boxes is any parents dream. We take a look at venues that cater to your needs as a parent when you’re looking to book a kiddie party venue in SA for your child’s next birthday.


Bugz Family Play Park

Bugz Family Playpark is a firm favourite with parents in Cape Town due to the large outdoor playground and optional indoor play area, perfect for rainy days and tiny tots. Bugz has 7 indoor venues and 5 outdoor, with more than enough room for all the birthday bugs to have a ball. Children can safely enjoy climbing, jumping, running and exploring all that the park has to offer while parents get to sit back and enjoy snacks and drinks provided on site. Enjoy stress-free party planning with the efficient party planners at Bugz who will help you plan and do all the cleaning up after.

Rides open from 9:00 am until 5pm and the park operates 7 days a week.

Party bookings: http://www.bugzplaypark.co.z /parties/book

Website: http://www.bugzplaypark.co.za/

The Playstation Café and Adventure Park

The Playstation is the perfect venue to host family type events such as birthday parties, baby showers and gender reveal parties. This fun venue in Tokai has a variety of fun activities to keep kids entertained from ages 0 – 12 years.  Your little treasure can enjoy rock climbing, slides, a custom built maze, high line rope course while younger tots can enjoy safe fun at toddler city.

While the kids get their play on, parents can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a delicious gourmet café menu, a relaxation area and wide screen TV’s.  Sounds like a win-win to us!

Please Note: Weight limit on certain activities is 65kg’s and Minimum Height of 1,2m for the wall climb.

Website: www.theplaystation.co.za

Special features: Dedicated free play area for children under 2 years


Sugar Rush Park

The ideal outdoor party venue in Durban awaits you at Sugar Rush Park.  Sugar Rush Park is the place where fun and adventure meet to give the best experience for hosting a kid’s party. Their party planners work tirelessly to provide you with a seamless birthday party experience and the only hard work you’ll do is to lift your finger to pay the bill.

Sugar Rush has an enclosed park with 3 tents and activities to entertain children up to 7 years of age such as a kids train, tractor rides, petting zoo, reptile park and jumping castles. For older children there is a range of suitable activities that include guided mountain bike rides, laser tag, archery, putt-putt and pamper parties.  Contact them to find out more about updated activities.

Parents can set up camp at The Digs Kitchen for breakfast or lunch and enjoy delicious food paired with a range of coffee or milkshakes.

Website: http://www.sugarrush.co.za/



If you’re looking for an indoor and outdoor adventure party for kids in Port Elizabeth then look no further than Bushwackers. Focused on kids aged 5 to 12, Bushwackers has been entertaining kids for the past 16 years, making birthdays special and exhilarating.

Included in the birthday party package are party packs and a themed invitation to download. Additional items include birthday cakes, cupcakes and doughnut towers.  

Website: http://www.bushwackers.co.za


The Green Garden Café and Outdoor Restaurant

This hidden gem situated inside the Purple Tulip plant nursery is a green ‘oasis’ in the middle of Fourways Johannesburg. The on-site play areas have been designed with fun and safety in mind for all visitors. Children’s birthday parties are a hit with various activities available such as two large sandpits, boules, croquet, bikes, toys, small roller coaster rides, splash pool, small train, slides, swings, climbing frame and zipline.

While the kids set up shop, adults can relax inside reserved tents and unwind in an informal setting with cushions, low tables, bean bags, picnic blankets and gourmet snacks from the café. Self-catering options available or alternatively make use of on-site kitchen catering in the form of a spit braai or platters.

Website : www.greengardencafe.co.za/

Azzurri Kids Fun Park

Azzurri Kids Fun Park is a huge outdoor fun facility that offers 8 trampolines, 2 ziplines, soccer, hover boards, basketball, water guns and plastic motor bikes. Situated inside the Italian Club in the heart of Bedfordview, adults and kids alike will find themselves entertained at this party venue. There is a full bar facility on offer including a food menu with pizzas, toasted sandwiches and a wide selection of coffees.

Azzurri Fun Park is a function venue on Saturdays ONLY.

Website : www.azzurrifunpark.co.za/

The Big Red Barn

The Big Red Barn is exactly that, an antique salvaged and rebuilt hay barn based on Sunlawns Estate, just 15mins from Centurion. Enjoy nature in all glory by exploring the neighbouring Eucalyptus forest and views of the Kaal River.

Their Bluegum forest has two suitable areas for kiddie’s parties which are colour coded to correspond with their Acrobranch courses. This means you will be in the middle of the action and won’t miss a thing! Aimed at 2 to 10-year-olds, this venue is perfect for those with a love for the outdoors and sense of adventure. Book your 3-hour timeslot and watch your kids enjoy a big wooden pirate ship, jungle gym and custom made tractor.

Look for The Big Red Barn on the M18, just 6 minutes south of Irene Village, and 15 minutes from Centurion, the R21 & the N1. Website: http://www.thebigredbarn.co.za/kids-parties/


Cedar Junction

Cedar Junction is an 8.5-hectare outdoor park at the foot of the Bronberg Mountain range. A host of outdoor party activities will keep the kids entertained for hours. A real treat at this venue is taking a scenic trip through tunnels and over bridges on a full mini-scale train. The party fun includes 4 sets of swimming pools with 17 water slides, three 100m speed slides, trampoline and flying swings. Smaller children are also catered for with a baby swimming pool, indoor lazy river and 3 stop block slides. Adventurous kids can also enjoy cup and saucer rides, and a horse carousel.

Find Cedar Junction 8kms from Solomon Mahlangu (old Hands Strijdom) intersection on Lynnwood Road, Zwavelpoort.

Website: http://cedarjunction.co.za/kiddies-parties-in-pretoria/