What’s on this long Father’s Day weekend in Gauteng (16-18 June)

This weekend in Gauteng we have some markets, wine tasting, a book fair, a Cinderella production and the Cars movie. 

  1. Youth Day Family Night Market

Food, crafts, bonfires and entertainment!

The Fourways Market is on the corner of William Nicol Drive and Montecasino Boulevard in Fourways.  The markets opens at 2:30pm and closes at 22:30 on 16 June.  There is a live music lineup from 3:30pm. Check out their Facebook page here.  

2. Disney’s Cinderella Kids

We mentioned this one last week so check out that post for more details on the actors playing in this production.  You can also read Karen’s review here and win tickets on her blog for the show here. 

Cinderella Kids will run at the People’s Theatre from 5 June – 30 July. There are two shows daily at 09:00 and 11:00 during school times, and 10:30 and 14:30 on Saturdays and public holidays, certain government school holidays and certain Sundays. Tickets are R130 per person and bookings can be made through WebTickets, or by calling Peoples Theatre on 011 403 1563/2340 or emailing them at info@peoplestheatre.co.za

www.peoplestheatre.co.za

3. Fijnwyn Wine & Food festival

This event will be held at Shokran Events venue in Pretoria East on 16 & 17 June 2017.

Shokran is a unique events venue situated in a tranquil farm setting amid pecan nut and almond plantations only 12km from Woodlands Boulevard. It is the ideal setting for families to enjoy a day where they will feast their senses on wine, food and music.

Buy tickets from Itickets here. The ticket includes wine tasting and a glass. Adults R150 – tastings are at 10- 17:00. Kids 12-18 R50. 

Visit their website here. 

4. South African Children’s Book Fair – Birchwood Hotel Boksburg

Look forward to interactive workshops, captivating storytelling, book launch and more. Treat yourself and your little ones to this inspirational event, filled with loads of entertaining books to immerse yourself in.

I always find these things useful as even with the SA book fair I went to last time they had very interactive workshops for the kids so I know this one will be a lot of fun. Unfortunately I can’t find a program on the site though. But if you are close to Boksburg then swing by!

Entrance fee is R50 for parents and young adults over 18 and R30 for pensioners, children get in for free. 

For more information about South Africa’s Children Book Fair, visit their website at www.sachildrenbookfair.co.za. Also contact Bulelwa Payi via email at bulelwap@sachildrenbookfair.co.za or calling 079 907 9158.

5. Cars 3

Guess who is back? Lightning and Mater! Calling all moms with boys and anyone else who is obsessed with this franchise of movies and playing with the cars.  This time he is shouldered out of the race that he loves with fancy new cars. He turns to Cruz Ramirez, a new technician who has her own plans to get him back in the game.  Now showing at a cinema near you. 

 

 
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What’s on for families this weekend in Gauteng (10-11 June)

What’s on this weekend in Gauteng: a lovely theatre production of Cinderella, a market, Transformers and a Parklife music festival. 

 

  1. Cinderella

This stage production is based on the Disney movie. This timeless classic about the downtrodden girl mistreated by her stepmother and sisters, but allowed by the magical fairy godmother to attend a ball and meet a prince, is the stuff little girls’ dreams are made of.

Kaylan Sabbadin  plays the title role. She is a graduate of the Trinity College and Tshwane University of Technology National Diploma in Musical Theatre)  Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Sabbadin has trained in singing, dance and drama, and hopes to finish her masters in drama. 

She will be “terrorised” by her two stepsisters – Genevieve Olivier (whose theatre credits include George’s Marvellous Medicine and Pippi Longstocking – The Musical) and Tanja Franszen (who studied at the School of Creative Arts in Sydney, Australia, and has been involved in various theatre productions such as Perdekoop and Hoedemoles).

 

The stepmother and Fairy Godmother are played by Alida Senekal, who portrays the character of Petro Bam in Afrikaans soapie Binnelanders. She has featured in The Legend of King Arthur, The Enchanted Forest, Othello, The Crucible, Animal Farm, Romeo & Juliet, The 3 Musketeers pantomime, Into the Woods and Pippie Langkous at National Children’s Theatre. Her voice can also currently be heard on the programme In Die Bed Met Bibi on VIA TV.

 

The Prince is played by Thokozani Jiyane, a versatile performing artist who received his training at the Tshwane University of Technology in Musical Theatre where he featured in Legally Blonde and 9 to 5 The Musical. He was most recently featured in Mr Popper’s Penguins as Admiral Drake, Delivery Man and Doc Hopper.

Cinderella Kids will run at the People’s Theatre from 5 June – 30 July. There are two shows daily at 09:00 and 11:00 during school times, and 10:30 and 14:30 on Saturdays and public holidays, certain government school holidays and certain Sundays. Tickets are R130 per person and bookings can be made through WebTickets, or by calling Peoples Theatre on 011 403 1563/2340 or emailing them at info@peoplestheatre.co.za

www.peoplestheatre.co.za

 

2. Field Market

Once a month this market comes to life at the Field and Study Park in Parkmore. Not only are hand crafted items on offer, but also gourmet food. Lots of fun for the kids in terms of play areas and face painting, as well as the River Cafe being right there for food and play as well. 

This event will run on 10 June at the park (45 Louise Ave, Parkmore).  Check out their website here. 

3. Transformers Animatronics: Pretoria

We’ve written quite extensively about the transformers and now it’s Pretoria’s turn to enjoy this exhibit. 

The venue is Centurion Mall, Heuwel Ave, Centurion.

The cost is: Adults R155, Children 5-17 R100, family package (adulats 2 children) = R440.  

4. Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival

For those who like their music, there is is lots on offer, plus the aforementioned gourmet food.  Check out their website here. 

This event takes place on Saturday 10 June, 10am till 8pm.  The venue is the Marks Park Sports fields, Randburg

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What’s on for families this weekend in Cape Town and Gauteng (3-4 June)

This week we visit the fairest Cape and see what’s going on! It’s the Good Food and Wine Show, and there’s lots for the kids to do. There are also two magical events: exhibition and show.

In Joburg we have fun days, fly fishing and picnics. 

In both CT and Jhb is Little Maestros. Their theme this June is Piano Madness! The date is June 3, 10am. 

In Joburg the venue is Skoobs theatre at Montecasino.  The venue in Cape Town it is the Youngblood Gallery. The cost is R120-200. The contact person is Magdalene Minnaar.  Bookings: on quicket (Joburg) and quicket (Cape Town).

 

 

Cape Town:

  1. Good Food and Wine Show

This year the hotly anticipated GF&WS takes place in Cape Town from 2-4 June, lands in Johannesburg for 28-30 July, and wraps up in Durban on the weekend of 27-29 October.

Find out why this show caters for children so well:

This year, Claremont-based organisation The Kids Cooking Club will be sponsoring the Kids’ Corner at the GF&WS in Cape Town . Owned by Mo Goduka, the club holds regular classes for children aged 2 to 14, separating these young culinary scholars into groups according to age. There are the Tiny Tots (2- and 3-year-olds), the Junior Chefs (4- to 8-year-olds) and Master Chefs (8 years and up).
At the show, youngsters aged between 4 and 12 can learn how to cook a selection of basic meals, and practise techniques such as chopping, mixing, grating and kneading. Younger children will have plastic equipment to use, as well as guides to help them through the classes, while the older kids will be allowed a bit more freedom.

So what’s on the menu? Six themed cooking courses will be offered. First up, quite appropriately, is ‘Breakfast for Champs’. Kids who take part will create both a health breakfast (fruit salad and yoghurt) and an English-inspired one (omelette cups). Next up is a particularly yummy sounding course entitled ‘Wrap it Up’, which consists of a smoothie and, you guessed it, a wrap.

Kids will then learn how to make a dish best befitting the cold season. The ‘Winter Warmer’ is a soup served with braided bread. After upping their skills at the show, maybe your youngsters can make you a treat warm treat one chilly evening?

We’re guessing the next two courses will be particularly popular with kids. The first involves the creation of two yummy snacks, cheese scones and frittatas, while the second is devoted to pizza. After all the pizza pops and pizza wheels are made, spinach cupcakes and quiche will be introduced for the sixth and final course.

By the end of the session, your kids should have learnt the basics of everything from fruit salad to pizza, while having lots of fun. If they’re still screaming for dessert, however, you can take them to the Kids Deco Lab, where they can learn a bit about cake decoration. This year, the Kids Deco Lab will focus on how to decorate cupcakes.

 

Ticket prices for 2017

Entrance to the show is free for kids under 12 years of age. Once inside the show, the kids programme is also free, but places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

The early bird online prices are valid up to one week prior to each show. Thereafter the door prices are applicable. Children under 12 can attend for free and Fridays are free for pensioners. Tickets are available online at www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za and Computicket for Cape Town and Durban; and Ticketpro for Johannesburg.

  Door price Online

Price

Terms and conditions
Adults R160 R144 Ticket for one entry for Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Senior citizens over 65 R110 R100 Friday free. Valid with proof of ID.
Valid for one entry for Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Students R110 R100 Valid with proof of student card.
Valid for one entry for Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Age 13-18 R60 R50 Valid for one entry for Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Age 0-12 Free Free Valid only with proof of ID
Two day pass R260 R210 Valid for two entries either Friday and Saturday, Saturday and Sunday or Friday
and Sunday
Three day pass R380 R350 Valid for three entries on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Wine combo R200 R180 General one day entry admission with winetasting

glass and six tasting coupons

Wine glass and tasting R60 Wine tasting glass with six tasting coupons

 

CHEFS TABLE

Marco Pierre White (CPT SOLD OUT) 2,500.00
Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen 2,500.00
Jenny Morris & Reza Mahammad (CPT ONLY) 1,500.00

 

VIP EXPERIENCE AT CHEFS OPEN THEATRE

Marco Pierre White 1,500.00
Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen 1,500.00
J’Something 800.00
Jenny Morris 800.00
Lentswe Bhengu 800.00
Sarah Graham 800.00
Neill Anthony 800.00

 

Opening hours:

 

10h00-22h00 Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June

10h00-18h00 Sunday 4 June

 

2. Incredible Illusions Exhibition

Incredible Illusions, the largest collection of 3D illusions created by master artist Kurt Wenner, comes to the V&A Waterfront this autumn from Tuesday, 4 April to Sunday, 23 July, to enthral both young and old alike. Comprising a jaw-dropping Grand Gallery of 360° 3D illustrations supported by a collection of humorous and adventurous images, this will be the exhibition’s first stopover on the African continent.

Incredible Illusions is the antithesis of the traditional exhibition experience: with no hallowed halls, soft chamber music, and certainly no photography bans, the travelling exhibition instead encourages interactivity and even the use of cellphones and personal interaction, to make each visit a customised experience. Visitors can share their visit with the world on social media and let their illusionary experience live a little longer.

Fun from beginning to end, the Incredible Illusions exhibition includes an “art jamming” zone where children and adults alike can learn the basics of 3D artwork to express themselves creatively. An educational zone tells the brief story of ‘Pavement Art’ and how the mathematical field of geometry plays a pivotal role in compiling a 3D design.

Tickets are available for pre-purchasing at www.webtickets.co.za or www.incredibleillusions.co.za

3. Imagine Family Magic Spectacular

South Africa’s biggest magic show returns, presented by the College of Magic. There will be more than 50 entertainers, mimes, jugglers, clowns and more.  Fantastic fun for the whole family. 

The venue is the Artscape theatre. The cost is from R160. Family discounts are available. Book through Computicket. It starts at 12. 

 

 

Gauteng:

  1. Kairos Winter Kaleidoscope Fun Day

This family fun day will have lots of entertainment, food and more. The venue is 10 Sabie Rd, Emmarentia. Tickets are R50 and the hours are 9am till 3pm. 

Their website is here. 

2. Introduction to Fly Fishing

Have you ever wanted to fish? Make it a family affair every Saturday in June from 8:30am for two and a half hours (although you can stay longer if you want) at the Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa in Muldersdrift. Children six and older can join in with the idea being that they “catch and release” their fish. 

Costs are : Adults R400 and children R300 and rod hire and fly packs are available at additional cost. Check out their website and Facebook page.  (I see on their Facebook page that Saturday is all booked out but Sunday is available). 

3. Melville Koppies walks

For children over 6. The guided tours take place on 4 and 18 June and 2 and 16 July. There are also 8km hikes on 11, 25 June and 9 and 30 July.

Adults pay R50 and children R30.  See their website here. 

4. Family Picnic Fun in the Forest

Have some fun in the forest and check out the fairy trail at this picnic.

Archery, tomahawk toss, zip line, pony rides, tree climb, kite flying, target shooting.   Bicycles welcome and good pets on leads welcome.   Log fires.   Bring your picnic basket or grab a waffle, coldrink, beer or coffee from the Waffle Shop. (no braaing)

Adults are R35 and children R25 which includes the fairy trail.

The address is:  2 Aloe Ridge Drive, cnr R82 Old Vereeniging Rd, Walkerville, 1961, Johannesburg. You can also check out their website

 

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What’s on for Families This Weekend – Swaziland edition (26-28 May) Plus Tekkie Tax Reminder

So every now and then here on SA Mom blogs we like to keep you guys awake by doing something completely different. And this weekend, perhaps you feel like getting away to Swaziland  (about a four hour drive from Jozi) to check out this family event. 

Before we delve into this, however, please support Tekkie Tax! I’ve seen the package of shoelaces and stickers at the till at Clicks. What’s nice is that they support  five different sectors (education, animals, disability,  children and a category called “bring hope” which lumps together the elderly, ill and poor). 

This year the beneficiaries are:

  1. CHOC 
  2. Child Welfare SA                 
  3. CANSA 
  4. Epilepsy SA 
  5. Endurocad 
  6. Imisebeyelanga Services                 
  7. Meals on Wheels
  8. NG Welfare
  9. SAVF
  10. SOS Children’s Villages
  11. Special Olympics SA
  12. VVA

How much does it cost?
R10 if you only want a sticker

R35 for your shoelaces, tags and a sticker. 

T-shirts are also available R95 for adults and R75 for children 

 All VAT included

 

Where can I get it?

Stickers and Tekkie Tag shoelaces are for sale at any Clicks, Toys R Us or participating non-profit organisation in SA. T-shirts can be obtained from Tekkie Tax Head Office
What else?
You can even dress up in your T-shirts to show some green spirit.

 

 

Right now! On to Swaziland!

 

Lauded by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see”, and named as BBC’s Top African Festival, MTN Bushfire is Swaziland’s internationally acclaimed music & arts festival that celebrates creative expression whilst promoting social responsibility, stimulating the economy and drawing talent and tourists from across Africa and around the world.

 

Over the last decade, MTN Bushfire welcomed families and children of all ages, and this year is no exception with an expanded and exciting KIDzone and family friendly festival programme. MTN Bushfire 2017 will continue to be one of the few major festivals in Africa to welcome families with its safe and warm environment that includes an array of child friendly activities, arts and crafts, performances and safe spaces.   

 

This year, MTN Bushfire KIDzone invites you to Bring Your Fire and get lost in the magic of a wild garden of succulents and outlandish trees that has been transformed into a charmed CIRCUS WONDERLAND.  An adventurous space for young fire starters to ignite their budding flame, the family friendly MTN Bushfire KIDZONE takes a colorful turn this year, inspired by the classical “Alice in Wonderland.” Children will be immersed in wonderfully mad fun activations that also embrace the overall festival theme of environmental sustainability.

 

Clowns Without Borders

Keep your eyes peeled for clowns, a magician and face painter doing rounds on the grounds creating giant bubbles, music, juggling, magic, glitter, acrobatics and lots more.

 

Tea Patti

Create your own popping jacks, juggling balls & cones from fun recycled waste as well as giant teacups to bring to tea with the queen of hearts using play dough and mud clay and other natural materials.

 

KIDzone Lawn

Stage performances, stilt dancing, jump rope acrobatics, and the Big Game watering hole will be part of the activities happening on the open air energy platforms.

 

Looking Glass Photo Booth

Adults and children are invited to jump down the rabbit hole, into a magic wonderland where you can transform into the maddest hatter or craziest clown. You have only three minutes to grab a hat, a new nose and an outrageous outfit! Then step through the keyhole to have your face painted and photo taken. Make it mad and it will be shown on the screen at main stage!

 

Treats

An array of fun, tasty food & beverages will be on offer, catering to all creatures big and small.

 

Tot Tent

This area will accommodate children between 0 to 5 years of age. Here parents can come away from the high tempo grounds of the festival to use the baby changing boudoir, comfortably feed and breastfeed little tots as well as lay them down for a nap. There will be comfortable seating from which parents can keep a watchful eye and relax with the assistance of trained child minders offering an array of calm and stimulating friendly games that will include:

 -Color books

-Story books

-Arts & Crafts

-Puppets

-Storytelling

-Face Painting

 

FAMILY CAMPSITE

For families bringing their own camping equipment, this area is fenced off from the rest of the campsite and access is only allowed to those with family campsite wristbands. This campsite will be more relaxed, secure and safe for families. Parking is FREE in the official campsite parking area on the opposite side of the main road, 2 minutes’ walk from the campsite check in gate. If you want to camp with your vehicle in this area you need to pay an extra add-on fee when purchasing your tickets online (look for the “Car Pass – Family Camping” add-on option). 

 

Bookings can be at http://bush-fire.com/article/view/buy_tickets

 

http://www.bush-fire.com/article/view/accommodation

 

For more information: www.bush-fire.com , www.facebook.com/MTNBushfire @BushfireFest

What’s on for Families This Weekend in Gauteng (20-21 May)

This weekend in Gauteng you can get very fit. There are two cycling events and two walks happening. On the other hand you can tuck into some delicious pastries and fresh produce or go visit the Transformers. 

  1. Like2Bike Cycling Event

The Centrum Kids Like2Bike fun cycling series inspires kids 2-14 to be active outdoors on their bikes. 

There are different options for the race: 2km, 5km and 10km cycle as well as a long and short duathlon. 

The event is at 9am at Huddle Park in Linksfield. If you enter online it is R130 ad on the day is R140.  21 May. 

Go to their website like2bike.co.za to enter. 

2. Two Walks: Randburg area:

20 May: Adventure walk: Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Join Karin Spottiswoode from 8:30 am till 10:30am. R70 for adults, R60 for pensioners and R50 fro children. Phone Karin 0796935608 for more details.

21 May: Koppie Adventure: Melville Koppies

Park at Marks Park, Judith rd, Emmarentia, walk across Judith Rd to the Koppies’ entrance opposite.  Time: 8:30am. Adults R50 and R30 for children who must be over 6.  No dogs allowed.  For more info see their website. 

3. Hazel Food Market: Pretoria

The aim of the Hazel Food Market is to bring residents of Pretoria fresh products straight from the producer at a convenient authentic food market. Shop for fresh produce and mouth watering delights while your children play.  Among others there will be artisan breads, muffins, pastries, coffee, fresh smoothies and fruit juices. 

4. Cyclethonian Pretoria

This event is in aid of the Smile Foundation and Hospice Wits.  So join them on the bikes for a good cause.  The sessions are 50 minutes long with a break inbetween. 

The venue is Central Park, Menlyn Park shopping centre. R160 per person.  You can book on Quicket and as you’ll see, you can choose which session to attend, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am or 12pm. 

5. Transformers Animatronics

The second last week to catch the Transformers! I wrote a post about it here

The exhibition features 12 animated Transformers (that’s Autobots, Decepticons, Rescue Bots and Dino Bots inclusive) There’s also this cool play area afterwards where the kids can build with various lego sizes and create their own transformer.

Adults pay R155,  children 5-17 are R100 and children under four are free. The family package is R440 for two adults and two children. It runs until 28 May from 10am till 7pm at the Red Shed at Emperor’s Palace. Drive all the way in right to the end past the casino and go park in the parking garage next to the Red Shed.  For more info see their website. 

 

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What’s on for Families in the Western Cape this weekend (6-7 May)

 This weekend in and around Cape Town celebrate an apple or an olive harvest with their respective markets and festivals. You can also attend some classical music for kids as well.

  1. The Applewood Harvest Market and Tru-Cape Trail Running Challenge

Celebrate the apple harvest in the heart of the beautiful countryside they come from. Elgin’s annual Applewood Harvest Market and Tru-Cape Trail Running Challenge returns with a day of feasting and fun for the family. Kicking off with two trail runs through private farmland, the market follows with a generous offering of farm produce, baked goods, gourmet food from local restaurants and delis. Taste Elgin wines and cider, stock up on home-grown veggies, honey and more. Children will be entertained all day with old-fashioned fairground games.

If you would like to make a weekend of it and stay in the area, contact www.elginvalley.co.za for accommodation options.

WHEN: Saturday 6 May

TIME: Trail Runs – 08h30 (11km) and 09h00 (5km)

           Market open from 09h00 -15h00

PLACE: Applewood Preparatory School, Appletizer Road, Elgin

COST: Donation on entry of R20 per car – with parking, 5km trail run R80, 11km trail run R180

WEBSITE: http://www.applewood.co.za/our-harvest-festival/

 

2. Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

The ever-popular annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival takes place on 6 and 7 May in celebration of a successful olive harvest. This is when the towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West open their doors and hearts to visitors by showcasing their finest produce: olives, wine, craft beer, food, organic soaps and gifts are but a few of the treasures they have to offer. Taste buds can be tantalized with some of the Swartland’s finest food and wine.
A choice of live music, kids’ entertainment, tractor rides, colourful local culture and family fun will enhance the belief that this is no ordinary festival, this is pure Riebeek magic at its best.
R80 gets you a welcoming glass of wine and access to the superb olive venues, farms, wineries and wherever there’s a buzz.

Ticket available at
www.riebeekvalleyolivefestival.co.za

General Enquiries:   Yvette Puchert   083 441 2083 •   admin@riebeekvalleyolivefestival.co.za

3. Little Maestros

Classical music is a brilliant developmental tool for children from birth to age 6, boosting brain development and concentration. With this concert series, aimed specifically at the younger listeners, Little Maestros offer a relaxed environment where little ears learn through Mozart Bach and well-known nursery rhymes.

Join them in May for “HANSEL & GRETEL” and meet a real live Opera Singer

Please book your tickets on Quicket: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/24894-little-maestros-cape-town-cbd/

Adults R 100.00 pp
Children R 20.00 pp
Family Package: R 200.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

 
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What’s on for Families This Long Weekend in Gauteng (27 April – 1 May)

Looking for something to do this long weekend in Gauteng? We have quite a few shows on the go to watch (frogs, Gruffalos, Winnie the Pooh and more) plus our Transformers Animatronics still doing their thing as well. (Want to win tickets to Transformers? go here.)

  1. The Frog Prince

One fateful day, when Prince Pierre refuses to kiss Wendalina the Wicked Witch, she curses him and turns him into a frog. The only way out? To kiss a real princess. 

This show runs on 28 April and 2 May at 10am at the National Children’s Theatre. Tickets are R70.

The address is Wynnstay Theatre at National Children’s Theatre Grounds, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown Johannesburg. 

You can book bookings@nctt.org.za or 0114841584. Their website is here. 

2. The Gruffalo Live

We’ve been mentioning this production for the past two weeks, but it really is an entertaining adaptation of the famous book. My four year old laughed and loved the mouse looking for the nut. Laura’s five year old thought it was hilarious too. Lots of physical theatre as three actors work the play.

I’ve just checked the times on their site

27 April: 11am

28 April: 11am and 3pm

29 April: 11am and 3pm

30 April: 3pm

They’re not open on the 1st and then on the 2nd it’s 11 and 3 and then you’ll have to check for the rest of the days  until the 7 May. 

The venue is Auto and General Theatre on the Square at Sandton Square. Tickets are R85 for adults and R75 for children under 16.

 

3. Transformers Animatronics

This is another one that’s been going strong for weeks and will keep going until the 28 May. 

We have a competition running at the moment where you can win tickets here. Read all about how much we enjoyed it. 

The exhibition features 12 animated Transformers (that’s Autobots, Decepticons, Rescue Bots and Dino Bots inclusive) There’s also this cool play area afterwards where the kids can build with various lego sizes and create their own transformer.

Adults pay R155,  children 5-17 are R100 and children under four are free. The family package is R440 for two adults and two children. It runs until 28 May from 10am till 7pm at the Red Shed at Emperor’s Palace. Drive all the way in right to the end past the casino and go park in the parking garage next to the Red Shed.  For more info see their website. 

4. Winnie the Pooh

You’ll appreciate Pooh’s sunny nature and his love of honey. Pooh and his friends go on expeditions, muse about honey and birthdays, tell jokes and sing songs. There are two shows daily: 9am and 11am during the school term and 10:30am and 11:30am on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Bookings essential.

 
Peoples Theatre, cnr Loveday and Hoofd St, Joburg Theatre Complex, Braamfontein
R130
 
5. Kinderspiel Theatre:

Friday, Freedom day 27th of April at 10am ‘Khanyisa tells Gogo’s stories’, physical performance and shadow theatre, acting and interaction with the children, 3-99

Saturday, 28th of April at 10am ‘Granny Susan incredible Part II’ written and performed by Avril Cummins. physical Theatre, come and meet the Granny with super hero powers! And bring grandchildren and your own granny along! Ages 3-99

39a Greenhill Rd, Emmarentia, Tel: 011 646 0870
Kinderspiel@telkomsa.net
Tickets R60 per person

 
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What’s on for families this weekend in Gauteng (22-23 April)

This weekend you can dress up like a mad hatter, go on a color run, or a run/walk with your dog. Visit the Rand Show or Transformers Animatronics and watch the Gruffalo. 

 

  1. Break a Guinness World Record in Aid of the SPCA at the Madhatter’s Picnic on 22 April.

All is not quite what it seems as a White Rabbit, a Mad Hatter and a little girl called Alice host a most unusual tea party. Young and old are invited to put on their maddest hat and join the Mad Hatters’ Tea Party and set a Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland, in one place. The Mad Hatters’ Tea Party offers a trip down the Rabbit Hole, for the whole family. “Off with their Heads!” can be heard across Riversands Farm Village with Human Chess, a Pritt Hat Parade, Best Dressed competition, Chocolate Hunt and a host of surprises!

This attempt has officially been approved by the Guinness World Records and all attendees dressed up as a character from this much loved tale will be part of setting a new record. Picnics In The Park will be donating R5 for each person in costume to the Randburg, SPCA! 

 South Africa holds GWR’s records for the Most Vuvuzela’s Played Simultaneously which was over 12 000, Most Surfers Riding The Same Wave which was 110, Most Runners in an Ultra Marathon which was 14,343 and now we are attempting to add another record to the books.  This record has never been attempted anywhere in the world and for this attempt the organisers are hoping that at least 3000 crazy attendees will dress-up to make history and support this worthwhile local cause. To be a part of the Guinness World Record attempt you have to register and agree to the terms and conditions.

Alice In Wonderland Characters:

Alice, The White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Caterpillar, Tweedledee & Tweedledum, The Knave of Hearts, The King of Hearts, The White Rabbit, The March Hair and finally The Card Soldiers.

TIMES:
10:00 – Park Open, arrival for GWR attempt, Registration, Costume Approval.
12:30 – Guinness World Record Attempt: “Largest gathering of people dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters.”

13:00 – Access to main venue
14:00 – Movie (Alice in Wonderland 1951)
16:30 – Movie (Alice in Wonderland 2010)
18:30 – Through the Looking Glass (2016)
23:00 – Park Closes

VENUE:

Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand.

BUY TICKETS HERE : http://bit.ly/2nmhFDf

FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK HERE https://www.facebook.com/events/1812783572340041/

*Pets are welcome but must be social, safe and on a leash. This is an all ages event.

TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND INCLUDE :
Parking | Games | Access to all films | All Games at the main venue.

 

2. Dogs Unite

Take a 5km walk to celebrate your furry friend in aid of the SA Guide Dogs Association for the Blind. Registration is from 7:30am and the walk starts at 9am at Delta Park, Blairgowrie. Pay R180 per person with a dog, R80 without a dog and R30 for a child under 12. Visit guidedog.org.za for more information.  23 April. 

3. The Superhero Tour

The Color Run’s Superhero Tour will commence in Soweto, 23 April and visit the rest of the country in the next year. The run starts at 10am at the UJ campus and costs R270 per person, or R245 per person for teams of four or more. Visit thecolorrun.co.za for more. 

4. The Muses

On the 23 April The Muses will entertain for one night only. They are SA’s top performing string quartet.

Meet four drop-dead gorgeous, classically-trained virtuosos, all keen to get as many people on their feet and dancing the night away each time they unpack the contents of their two carefully considered albums.

The show is at 8pm at The Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre and tickets cost R150. Visit barnyardtheater.co.za. 

5. Whoops, I forgot to mention the Rand Easter Show last week! How could I do that?! This show is running until Sunday 23 April from 9am till 7pm at the Nasrec Centre.  Cost is R20-150. 

Anyway, please pop over to Charlene’s post here and read all about it!

 

STILL GOING STRONG , AS WE HAVE MENTIONED IN PREVIOUS WEEKS:

5. The Gruffalo

My four year old loved this production and had a good giggle in various places. The production runs until 7 May at various times at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square at Sandton Square. Tickets are R85 for adults and R75 for children under 16. Visit their website for more information.

6. Transformers Animatronics 

The exhibition features 12 animated Transformers (that’s Autobots, Decepticons, Rescue Bots and Dino Bots inclusive) There’s also this cool play area afterwards where the kids can build with various lego sizes and create their own transformer.

Adults pay R155,  children 5-17 are R100 and children under four are free. The family package is R440 for two adults and two children. It runs until 28 May from 10am till 7pm at the Red Shed at Emperor’s Palace. Drive all the way in right to the end past the casino and go park in the parking garage next to the Red Shed.  For more info see their website. 

Read my post on our visit here and stay tuned, we will be giving away tickets for this event next week on the blog!

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What’s On This Easter Weekend Gauteng, Cape Town, PE and Durban linkup (14-17 April)

A long weekend stretches ahead… what are your plans? If you’re looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place. There’s lots to do in Gauteng, from Transformers, to the Gruffalo, to lots of Easter fun events. In Cape Town we have lego and 3 D illusions. In PE there are a number events centred around the Splash festival. I have also linked up to a number of Easter events in Durban on the Family Outings blog. 

Gauteng: 

  1. Transformer Weekend alert!

If you are a Transformer fan, you have a treat in store this weekend. There are two events going on. One is the Transformers Animatronics at Emperor’s Palace and an activation at Eastgate. So if you want to have a Transformers day, go to Emperor’s Palace in the morning for two hours and then swing by Eastgate on the way back to check out more Transformers. 

a) Transformers Animatronics

I’ve had this on our what’s on list for weeks now, but I finally got to visit this past Sunday. It was a really nice morning out for Nicky and I wrote about it all in this post here. 

The exhibition features 12 animated Transformers (that’s Autobots, Decepticons, Rescue Bots and Dino Bots inclusive) There’s also this cool play area afterwards where the kids can build with various lego sizes and create their own transformer.

Adults pay R155,  children 5-17 are R100 and children under four are free. The family package is R440 for two adults and two children. It runs until 28 May from 10am till 7pm at the Red Shed at Emperor’s Palace. Drive all the way in right to the end past the casino and go park in the parking garage next to the Red Shed.  For more info see their website. 

b) Transformers Roadblock

This event is brought to you by Hasbro toys. You can meet your fave Transformers Optimus Prime and Bumble Bee.

The activation will also be featuring Optimus Prime in vehicle mode, a Transformers play area, an area to watch the latest Transformers Robots in Disguise animated TV series and stand a chance to win Transformers prizes at the Transformers Spin to Win wheel! I’ll also be checking it out so watch our Twitter for pics and news! And this one is free. 

13 – 17 April, at the Main Mall Court next to Edgars, Eastgate Shopping Centre from 10:00 am.

2. The Graffalo Live on Stage

We went to watch this on Tuesday and Nicky had a ball. He was giggling a lot. His favourite part was when the narrator kept hiding the nut away from the mouse who was trying to find it with a “nut map!” Very funny. There is a lot of physical theatre here, very expressive, lots of movement and dance, which is ideal for children. There is audience participation too!

I have to commend the actors on their sterling performance and their ability to change into the different characters. Three actors work the entire play, with one being the animals, one being the mouse, and one being the narrator and the Gruffalo. 

As you’ll know, this book is a classic written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It follows a wily mouse who invents a character called the Gruffalo to chase away the enemies of a fox, snake and owl. These creatures are very creatively reproduced on stage with comedic flair. The only part Nicky didn’t like was the singing. Oh well.  The book takes on a whole new meaning now and he has been wanting to read it every night since we saw this production. 

The production runs until 7 May at various times at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square at Sandton Square. Tickets are R85 for adults and R75 for children under 16. Visit their website for more information.

3. Easter Fun

a) Easter Workshop

From 15-16 April at the Rosebank mall, 10am-5pm there will be free children’s workshops with a photo with the Easter Bunny between 1pm and 3pm

b) SOS Easter Family Event

At this family you can join the hunt for the Easter Bunny and his Easter goodies. The theme is Alice in Wonderland so dress up in fun hats and outfits. There will be lots of entertainment, food and beverages.  It begins at 3pm on 15 April at The Dam at De Vos farm in Midrand. Bookings at quicket.co.za. 

c) Easter night hunt

Also on 15 April, children between 2 and 12 can take part in a night time Easter egg hunt. Gates open at 6pm and entrance is R45 per adult, R15 for scholars and R10 for the hunt.  Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. Contact Samantha 0861001278. 

d) Kiddies Easter events

Pot and face painting as well as a tractor ride and an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny will be happening at Garden World in Muldersddrift at 10am, 16-17 April. Entrance is R50 which includes the pot, paint, seedlings, face painting and the hunt.  For more information & to book, contact them on 011 956 3003 or 011 957 2545 and also see their website

e) Silverstar Casino

Silverstar Casino are running the Easter Playground everyday from 10am to 5pm from the 1st April to the 17th April. What’s more, it’s totally free!

So pack a change of clothes for the kids and head out for a day of fun, while you relax at any one of the many restaurants in the Outdoor Arena. They have childminders to help the kids on all the rides.

I’ve taken this directly from Sharon’s post and you can read about all the fun her kids had there. 

 

Cape Town:

Musical Showcase Easter Weekend at the V&A Waterfront:

Easter Weekend: 14 to 17 April
Friday, 14 April 12h00 to 14h00 Food Truck Fridays Silo District
18h00 to 1900 Musical showcase: Manouche V&A Amphitheatre
Saturday, 15 April 18h00 to 1900 Musical showcase: Southern Wild V&A Amphitheatre
Sunday, 16 April 18h00 to 1900 Musical showcase: Hot Water Duo V&A Amphitheatre
17h30 to 20h00 Sunset Tango Pierhead Deck
Monday, 17 April 18h00 to 1900 Musical showcase: The Nomadic Orchestra V&A Amphitheatre

 

Easter festivities abound at the V&A Waterfront this year, with a line-up of impressive musical performances at the V&A Amphitheatre, to keep visitors’ feet tapping and spirits soaring during the long weekend.

 Held every day from 6 to 7pm during the long weekend, V&A Waterfront visitors can look forward to free performances by some of South Africa’s most revered local talent, including Manouche, Southern Wild, The Nomadic Orchestra, and Hot Water.

 A group of four talented Capetonian musicians, Manouche is known for their modern take on traditional Gypsy jazz, blending this sound together with a little tango, waltz, folk, R&B, hip hop and electro swing, which they have performed at well-known local music festivals such as Rocking the Daisies and Up the Creek. They will perform on Friday, 14 April.

 Following Manouche the next day, Saturday 15 April, is local rock band Southern Wild, who are taking time out from recording their debut EP to share a little Easter cheer.

 Hot Water takes the stage at the V&A Amphitheatre on Easter Sunday, 16 April, will bring their ‘South African folk rock’ to the V&A Amphitheatre. Known for their lively stage presence, Hot Water’s utterly danceable rhythms will help you shake off the feast from earlier in the day.

 The Easter weekend performances close with a show from The Nomadic Orchestra on Monday, 17 April, who will end the weekend on an energetic note with their unique take on South Eastern European music. Citing Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian, gypsy and circus music as an influence, Nomadic Orchestra is known for its fantastical sound, and only performs original songs, written by the band itself.

 

As mentioned last week, the kid’s fun continues at this location.

Tuesday, 4 April to Sunday, 23 July 10h00 to 19h00 Incredible Illusions Exhibition

(last admission at 18h00)

The Watershed
       
Tuesday, 11 April to Sunday, 16 April 09h00 to 19h00 The LEGO Play Experience Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre

Incredible Illusions: Jaw-dropping 3D illusions

Incredible Illusions, the largest collection of 3D illusions created by master artist Kurt Wenner, comes to the V&A Waterfront this autumn from Tuesday, 4 April to Sunday, 23 July, to enthral both young and old alike. Comprising a jaw-dropping Grand Gallery of 360° 3D illustrations supported by a collection of humorous and adventurous images, this will be the exhibition’s first stopover on the African continent.

Incredible Illusions is the antithesis of the traditional exhibition experience: with no hallowed halls, soft chamber music, and certainly no photography bans, the travelling exhibition instead encourages interactivity and even the use of cellphones and personal interaction, to make each visit a customised experience. Visitors can share their visit with the world on social media and let their illusionary experience live a little longer.

Fun from beginning to end, the Incredible Illusions exhibition includes an “art jamming” zone where children and adults alike can learn the basics of 3D artwork to express themselves creatively. An educational zone tells the brief story of ‘Pavement Art’ and how the mathematical field of geometry plays a pivotal role in compiling a 3D design.

Tickets are available for pre-purchasing at www.webtickets.co.za or www.incredibleillusions.co.za

The LEGO Play Experience

Little ones will have the chance to become a LEGO Master Builder at the V&A Waterfront these holidays, with the LEGO Play Experience in the Centre Court of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre from Tuesday, 11 to Sunday, 16 April.

 

With exciting prizes up for grabs to the most creative, determined and innovative LEGO Builders, children can let their imaginations run wild with one of the largest LEGO collections they’ve likely ever seen! Free to attend, the LEGO Play Experience will be open at the Centre Court from 9am to 7pm daily.

Here is their online events calendar. 

Any more CT events? Leave them in the comments. Also if you are a Cape Town blogger who gets a lot of press releases on these kinds of events / goes to them and would like to write about them, I’d be keen to link up! 

 

Port Elizabeth:

My home town of PE will be having the Splash Festival this weekend. On the agenda is:

  • Steph the Hypnotist: 15 April 15:00 – 15:45 on the main stage, and 16 April 14:00 till 14:45
  • Kid’s Entertainment on the Coca Cola Stage: 15 April: 11:00 – 11:45 and 14:00 – 14:45
  • Fireworks display: 15 April 8pm, Hobie Beach.
  • Easter Egg hunt, 16 April at 11:00 till 11:45
  • Belino the Clown, 16 April at 13:00 till 13:45

I’ve only highlighted the children’s entertainment, there is a lot more on the go like the sporting events, music and stalls. So go ahead and check out the website for more details. 

Durban:

The Family Outings Blog has a few highlights. Go and check them out!
Mega Easter Hunt @ Ushaka
Easter Eggsplorer Egg Hunt @ Botanic Gardens
Hop Hop Hooray @ Watercress Mall
The Hillcrest Corner Easter Egg Hunt

 

Happy Easter everyone! May you have a very blessed weekend. 

 

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What’s on for families this weekend in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban (8-9 April)

Lots happening this weekend. Some schools are on holiday and Easter is nearly here. This week we bring you three cities. In Gauteng you can go to a market/ show, ride a bike, make a chocolate bunny or see the Transformers. In Cape Town we have activities happening at the V&A Waterfront and a Transformers activation also happening there. In Durban the Slime Fest is in full swing. 

GAUTENG:

  1. Belly Blesssings Maternity and Baby Market

This is happening in Pretoria. 8 April 2017 from 8:30am-15:00pm. This market is being held to offer moms beautiful, handmade goods. Come support small businesses who are passionate about pregnancy and the blessing thereof. Also featuring Myang, who we have posted about on this blog before (this giveaway and this post about sensory processing disorder and shoes). 

2. Off The Beant ‘N Track Mountain Bike Family Fun Day.

Off the Beat ‘n Track is a spectacular new event which combines music, family and sport to create a great day for families to enjoy the amazing outdoors of the South African landscape, while being entertained by celebrated musicians.

Rides will occur in a safe and secure environment from; 2km (for toddlers), 5km, 15km and 50km (for experienced mountain bikers) through the heart of one of Gauteng’s best kept secrets in Irene – situated almost halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg.

 

Date: Saturday 8 April, 7:00 am

Venue: The Big Red Barn, Irene

Race Entry Fee:

  • 50km (12yrs+ ONLY) – R227
  • 15km (9yrs+ ONLY) – R170
  • 5km – Adult – R114, 
  • 5km – Kids (6-9yrs ONLY) – R91
  • 2km (4-5yrs ONLY) – R91
those who want to join but Not cycle:
  • Adult – R68
  • Kids (2–12 years) R40

For more info and bookings go to Jacarandafm.com. 

3. Easter with Lindt

Children six years and older will be able to mould their own Lindt Gold Bunny and create and decorate their own Lindt chocolate garden at the chocolate studio, Shop 38, Design Quarter Shopping Centre.

Classes are at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm on 8 April, 12-15 April and cost R195.  For more info visit their website. 

4. The Walkerville Agricultural Show

This lifestyle expo is fun for the whole family. There will be entertainment, crafts, over 100 stalls, equestrian events, a food court and beer garden plus a play area and entertainment for kids. Entrance is R40 per car and the show is open from 9am till late on 8 and 9 April.  

See their website for further details.

5. Transformers Animatronics

Still running, and I really want to try and see them this weekend. 

It is a travelling exhibition which features 12 animated Transformers, sculptures made from car parts and other statues. Children are able to build their own Transformers using waste materials in the activation zone.

Adults are R155, children 5-17 are R100 and children under four go free. The family package of R440 is for two adults an two children. It runs until 28 May from 10am -7pm at Emperor’s Palace. Visit transformersafrica.com for details.

Also: next weekend the activation currently visiting Cape Town (see below) will be at Eastgate so stay tuned for those details. 

 

CAPE TOWN:

  1. V & A Waterfront activities and entertainment.
V&A WATERFRONT: EASTER ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Date Time Activity / Entertainment Venue
Monday, 3 April                to Sunday, 9  April 12h00 to 12h30

13h00 to 13h30

14h00 to 14h30

Kids Theatre: The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure V&A Amphitheatre
Tuesday, 4 April to Sunday, 23 July 10h00 to 19h00 Incredible Illusions Exhibition

(last admission at 18h00)

The Watershed
Tuesday, 11 to Wednesday,12 April

Saturday, 22 April

11h00 to 12h00 Cradle of Creativity: Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams

Marimba Jam

Richard Antrobus – Being Norm

V&A Amphitheatre
Tuesday, 11 April to Sunday, 16 April 09h00 to 19h00 The LEGO Play Experience Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre

 

Kids Theatre: The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure

The V&A Waterfront’s school holidays begin with the new Kids Theatre programme at the Amphitheatre, which will show performances of the V&A Waterfront’s first ever children’s play, The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure, three times a day from Monday, 3 April to Monday , 10 April.

Set entirely in the picturesque V&A Waterfront, The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure will follow Amy, a brave, adventure-seeking girl, who sets out to find an unknown treasure hidden somewhere in the Waterfront. Along the way she encountering many strange characters along the way, including an odd tour guide, talking seagulls, a gambling cave troll, prankster clownfish, and a loveable shark, making for a very interesting treasure hunt.

Incredible Illusions: Jaw-dropping 3D illusions

Incredible Illusions, the largest collection of 3D illusions created by master artist Kurt Wenner, comes to the V&A Waterfront this autumn from Tuesday, 4 April to Sunday, 23 July, to enthral both young and old alike. Comprising a jaw-dropping Grand Gallery of 360° 3D illustrations supported by a collection of humorous and adventurous images, this will be the exhibition’s first stopover on the African continent.

Incredible Illusions is the antithesis of the traditional exhibition experience: with no hallowed halls, soft chamber music, and certainly no photography bans, the travelling exhibition instead encourages interactivity and even the use of cellphones and personal interaction, to make each visit a customised experience. Visitors can share their visit with the world on social media and let their illusionary experience live a little longer.

Fun from beginning to end, the Incredible Illusions exhibition includes an “art jamming” zone where children and adults alike can learn the basics of 3D artwork to express themselves creatively. An educational zone tells the brief story of ‘Pavement Art’ and how the mathematical field of geometry plays a pivotal role in compiling a 3D design.

Tickets are available for pre-purchasing at www.webtickets.co.za or www.incredibleillusions.co.za

Cradle of Creativity: Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams

Hot on the heels of The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure is the Cradle of Creativity’s Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams, a series of preview performances at the V&A Amphitheatre these Easter holidays, from Tuesday, 11 to Wednesday 12 March, returning to the stage again on Saturday, 22 April.

Being held ahead of the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People, set to be held at the V&A Waterfront later this year, Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams will give young spectators a taste of the some of the most exciting international and local theatre for young audiences that will be on show at the ASSITEJ World Congress. Performances will be held between 11am and 5pm and are free to attend.

The LEGO Play Experience

Little ones will have the chance to become a LEGO Master Builder at the V&A Waterfront these holidays, with the LEGO Play Experience in the Centre Court of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre from Tuesday, 11 to Sunday, 16 April.

With exciting prizes up for grabs to the most creative, determined and innovative LEGO Builders, children can let their imaginations run wild with one of the largest LEGO collections they’ve likely ever seen! Free to attend, the LEGO Play Experience will be open at the Centre Court from 9am to 7pm daily.

 

2. Transformers Roadblock

Transformers roadblock takes place on: 

  • 7th, 8th and 9th April  at the V&A Waterfront, H&M court from 10:00
  • 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th April at the Main Mall Court next to Edgars, Eastgate Shopping Centre from 10:00 am

And will also be featuring Optimus Prime in vehicle mode, a Transformers play area, an area to watch the latest Transformers Robots in Disguise animated TV series and stand a chance to win Transformers prizes at the Transformers Spin to Win wheel!

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee can’t wait to meet you!

 

DURBAN:

Slime Fest

Now it is Durban’s turn to enjoy all that Nickelodeon has to offer in the form of lots of slime and entertainment! You can read my latest post on NickFest 2017 in Joburg here, but I think the Durban version is going to have a different spin on events. 

The Kiffness, Twins on Decks, Emtee, Timo ODV and K.O join previously announced artists Cassper Nyovest and Mafikizolo for a spectacular family-friendly jamboree of music, Nickelodeon TV characters, and lots and lots of slime – as uShaka Marine World is transformed into a icky, sticky, squelchy green and orange paradise for all the family to enjoy.

Older kids will delight in a host of games and day-long activities: head for the interactive Slime Zone for an epic Slime Blaster Battle: take a relaxing Slime Shower, slither around on the Zorb Ball Slime Pool; or get to grips with your arch-enemy during a bout of Slime Sumo.  For the younger kids, there’ll be singalongs from their favourite Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora & Friends, Chase & Marshall from Paw Patrol, and those green amphibious heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A dedicated Pre School Zone for very young children will be hosted in the Kids’ Corner.

For more info visit their website here. 

For other Durban events, particularly markets,  go to Family Outings. 

 

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