When was the last time you headed out for dinner as a family? It can seem much easier said than done to find kid-approved joints, but with a little planning, it’s really not that hard. To give you a helping hand, we’ve rounded up a list containing the best kid-friendly restaurants in Pretoria.
Six kid-friendly restaurants in Pretoria
C’est La Vie
Specializing in breakfasts and light lunches, C’est La Vie is a Centurion favourite for families. It has a big, outdoor play area with fabulous jungle gyms and other toys. The large trees provide plenty of shade, and to avoid intimidation, play area are separated by age.
Afroboer is pretty much a self-explanatory name, but you’d be surprised to see what’s really on offer here. The menu is HUGE and consists of proudly South African dishes and treats. For the little ones, the jungle gyms and walkways provide hours’ worth of fun. Families can sit outside on the lawn and enjoy a picnic-style meal while enjoying the laid-back atmosphere.
Modern Italian Kitchen
Modern Italian Pizza serves up a variety of delicious pizzas and pasta dishes, catering to just about every taste. The play area has a well-maintained jungle gym, and kids can choose to do sand art or plaster mould painting.
Area: Menlo Park
Best known for their large portions and delicious food, Crawdaddys specialises in seafood, steak and ribs. The franchise in Silver Lakes has a shaded play area with a great plastic jungle gym to keep the kiddos entertained for hours on end. After playtime is over, kids can dig in and choose from favourites such as kebabs, ribs, chicken fingers, and meatballs.
Area: Silver Lakes
Olifant’s Café at The Big Red Barn
At Olifant’s Café, you can chow down on just about anything including wood-fired pizzas and hearty breakfasts. This has to be one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Pretoria! While you’re here, the kids can explore the massive lawns and intriguing jungle gym that’s styled like a pirate ship. After the feasting is done and dusted, take the kids for some tree top adventures at Acrobranch, which is right next door to the restaurant.
Willow Feather Farm
The whole family will love an outing to Willow Feather Farm. You can nibble on some snacks, indulge in breakfast, or even order a special picnic basket for your family day out. The farm has a petting zoo as well as numerous play areas that cater to the needs of all the little members of the family.