There's no reason for the little ones to feel left out in Pietermaritzburg. In fact, the city is brimming with activities that will put a smile on the dial of the most petulant child. To see what Pietermaritzburg has on offer, let¹s embark on a voyage of exploration to unearth the city¹s many treasures.

Crafty Duck Village
Tel: 033 390 1334
Fax: 033 390 1336  
Location:

Bishopstowe

E-mail: donfarm@sai.co.za
Details:         Animal Farm,Snake Park
 
Lots to Discover
A good place to start is the Olwazini Discovery Centre at the Golden Horse Casino. Designed to appeal to children, Olwazini will also fascinate the older generation with its wonderfully innovative approach to explaining the mysteries of science, nature, and history.
Museum
To gain a different perspective on the wonders of nature, visit the Natal Museum that provides amazing insights into the world as we know it, as well as times that have long gone.
Outdoor Fun
Keen for some active pursuits? Why not take a train trip with a difference on a miniature steam train, or have a splashing time fighting paintball wars?
Play in the traffic?
For the really small ones, the children's traffic circle in Washington Road makes for an ideal outing where the rules of the road are explained in a fun way.
Butterflies
Enjoy a wild experience of a different kind, and pop in at Butterflies for Africa. Count these winged creatures in one of the country¹s largest butterfly houses, learn all about their habits and breeding cycle, and see butterflies from across the world.
Butterflies for Africa
Tel: 033 3871356
Fax:033 3872356 
Location:37 Willowton Road
E-mail:info@butterflies.co.za
Details : Butterfly House , Coffee Shop & Museum
 
Dragonflies
Don't forget to visit the Botanical Gardens. Here you can follow the trail of dragonflies and damselflies as well as experience the unique touch-and-smell garden.
Pony rides
Keen for an elevated view of the universe? Why not mount a pony or horse and experience what life was like before the advent of motor vehicles at any number of horse riding centres. For more information contact Pietermaritzburg Tourism
Funland
For truly out-of-the-world encounters, take on aliens or test your driving skills against the city¹s top arcade machines at Funland at the Golden Horse Casino or at Joyland at the Scottsville Mall.
Get creative
Explore your creativity with fun workshops that teach you to draw, paint and make extraordinary things at the Tatham Art Gallery. For another creative experience, visit Bright Concepts where you can paint pottery of all sizes and shapes, as well as make your own candles.
KID'S STUFF
Pietermaritzburg is Pizza city. This is where Debonair¹s Pizza made their very first few thousand pizzas. So, tell the folks when in Pietermaritzburg, pizza is a must!

Pink and white candyfloss is a favourite at Fantasia!
So you're crazy about hotdogs? Then look out for Hot Dog Cafe in Liberty Midlands Mall.
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