Photo by Anje-Ilana van Dalen from Madison & West Lifestyle Division

1. Family movies at Ster Kinekor


Remember how exciting it was going to the movies during school holidays?

This month’s latest releases include:

5. Indoor play for the youngest family members at Safari Sams


Needing something aimed at young toddlers and kids up to the age of 10? Safari Sams is perfect. The kind and friendly staff help mom and dad keep an eye on the little ones while enjoying something to eat or drink from any of the amazing restaurants close by.  Holiday packages available at R95 and includes: 2 hours of play, sweet bucket, parking ticket and a train ticket.


Open times:

  • Monday – Friday: 09h00 – 19h00
  • Saturday: 09h00 to 18h00
  • Sunday & Public Holidays: 09h00 – 17h00

Playtime fees start from R50 for the first hour and R25 per hour thereafter

* Also remember to keep an eye out for the kiddies train always doing it’s.


10 things to do with kids at The Grove Mall this school holiday

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School holidays are upon us and it’s time to have some family fun. The Grove Mall has got you covered with loads of things to do with kids of all ages, under one roof!

Angry Birds Movie 2


1h 37m

Dora and the Lost City of Gold


1h 42m

The Lion King


1h 59m

Also keep an eye out for the release of Abominable and the fun planned on the 28 & 29 of September from 10am – 3pm.

2. Experience IMAX


Definitely keep a eye on the Sterkinekor website to see what’s showing at the

IMAX too.

3. Escape summer at The Ice Rink







Fun at every age! Don’t be scared to get your body moving on the ice. Kids as young as 4 years old are welcome at The Ice Rink and learn to skate with the help of a cute penguin buddy. They prove pretty handy for mom and dad too…


Open daily for daytime (10:00 – 17:00) and evening (19:30 – 22:30) sessions. Entrance Fee is R80 plus R35 skate hire. Save with Sunday Night Madness – R65.00 Entry & Skate Hire.

4. Good old arcade games and more


Now here’s a lot of things to do!

Get the adrenaline pumping with laser tag. How about family bowling night? Arcade games and X-riders? You’re sure to have a whole lot of fun at The Fun Company!

Open times:

  • Sunday / Monday / Wednesday / Thursday: 09h00 – 22h00
  • Tuesday: 09h00 to 23h00
  • Friday / Saturday: 09h00 – 23h00

Photo by Anje-Ilana van Dalen from Madison & West Lifestyle Division

6. Come donate all your unwanted bookS

at the Library


While at Safari Sams also enjoy the “Lil’brary” and remember to bring along any and all books (kids and adult) that need a new home. Books can be dropped off at the information desk too.

8. How about some quiet time at Bargain Books


Another must-do with the kids when at The Grove Mall… Pop into Bargain Books and spoil yourself with some vacation reading. Books are always reasonably priced, they sell a variety of Afrikaans titles and even books in other African languages PLUS they have a great SALE section too.

7. Cool down at the Indoor Waterplay area


Open all day, every day and it’s completely free! Find a fun water feature right in

front of the movies. Kids can play to their heart’s content without any chance of sunburn. Afterwards make use of the designated changing rooms just around the corner to dry off.

10. Enjoy a frozen yogurt date at Wakaberry


Remember to take time out and chat with the kids this school holiday. Catch up and connect over some froyo.


Photo by Anje-Ilana van Dalen from Madison & West Lifestyle Division

9. Visit one of Pretoria'S best-loved bakeries… Fournos


This year Fournos celebrate 30 years of amazing deliciousness! Don’t miss grabbing a coffee and freshly baked croissant, cookie or pastry. Whatever’s your favorite! The staff are friendly and take great care of the kids. It’s not just a spot to eat but an experience.


Also, be sure to take home one of their amazing breads too.

Photo by Anje-Ilana van Dalen from Madison & West Lifestyle Division

Review written my Mari-Louise Candiotes, mama to 3, wife to her Mr. Perfect and the founder of Just a Mamma, an award-winning parenting and lifestyle blog.


Photos by Anje-Ilana van Dalen from Madison & West Lifestyle Division.

Mall Trading Hours


Mon – Fri: 9am – 7pm

Sat: 9am – 6pm | Sun: 9am – 5pm

Public Holidays trade as Sundays. The mall is not open for trade on 25 December,

and only selected stores trade on 1 January and Good Friday. Restaurants trade until late.