What’s on for Families This Long Heritage Day Weekend in Gauteng (23-25 September)

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This weekend is a long one with the public holiday on Monday so let’s see what we can get up to! There are trains, hikes, fine food, festivals and markets!

  1. Reefsteamers Heritage Day Train: Saturday 23 September

There’s a special train this weekend from Johannesburg to Magaliesburg and back.  Dress up to show your heritage and there will be a prize for the best dressed.  There will also be a face painter on board. 

Enjoy the day with a braai at the Mogales Sleep River with stalls that sell crafts, food and beer.  There will be entertainment for the family. 

Venue: The train departs from the Johannesburg Park Station at 9 normally from Platform 14 and arrives back at about 17:30. 

Cost: Adults R295 and children 4-12 R245. 

Website: Reefsteamers.com. 

2. Heritage Day Hike: Sunday 24 September

Get out and get some exercise at the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve with a Heritage Day hike.

Time: 3:30am

Cost: Kids must be over 6 and pay R30, adults pay R50. 

Website: Mk.org.za


3. Heritage Day bottomless bubbles and harvest table lunch with The Forum : Monday 25 September

I can vouch for The Forum food it is amazing. I once won a prize and we went when Nicky was two years old. You can read all about that here.

He had a lot of fun running around and I was running around after him!


VENUE:  The Kitchen | L’antico Giardino
ADDRESS: Portion 17, Farm 543, Nooitgedacht, Pine Valley Road, Lanseria
gps coordinates: 25.974012   27.916056
Anthonij Rupert Wyne invites you to an afternoon of celebration,
inspired by the blush tones of their Rosé wines at
The Kitchen L’antico Giardino

A bountiful, bubble inspired “Harvest Table” lunch with bottomless Cap Classique from the L’Ormarins range of wines to sip the day away, awaits.

Dress code: Spring inspired with a touch of pink.

Pre-booking essential, limited space available!
Cost: R595 per person
4. Kiddies Rainbow Festival: 23 September Saturday
Games, water slides, colour bursting balloons and more at this event. Bring your own food, camping chairs and swimming costumes for the kids.  
Venue: Vosloorus Stadium
Time 10am till late
Cost: Presold: Adults R60, Kids R40, At the gate: Adults R80, Kids R60. 
5. Heritage Day Festival: 24 September Sunday
This event, organised by JHB Food and Craft markets, which I see is actually a Banting market,  will feature food, drink, kids activities and live music. A variety of stalls will be there with everything from jewelry to dram catchers. 
Venue: Eye of Africa Golf Estate
Time: 10am – 7pm
Cost: R105
More details here. 
6. Beneath African Skies 23 Setpember Saturday
The People’s Theatre brings together a great melting pot of African stories that appeal to children. 
One of our bloggers went and you can read Karen’s rave review here. 
Venue: Corner Loveday and Hoofd Streets, Joburg Theatre Complex, Braamfontein. Telephone (011) 403-1563 / 2340. info@peoplestheatre.co.za
Time: 10:30 and 14:30
Cost R142
7. Don’t Burn Your Sausage NOT FOR THE KIDS 
Ok I can’t resist throwing this one in. I am a fan of Chris Forrest the comedian. His kid did swimming lessons with mine for a while and he lives nearby. He also won MasterChef.  He did a show all about the funny side of parenting too.
Now he teams up with MasterChef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood for the ulitmate whisk-qué comedy-cooking show  which connects food and sex. 

22 – 24 September 2017, 20h00
Red Roman Shed

Tickets from R150 per person

Duration: 80 minutes
No under 16s

Book online. 


Do you have any events you want to share? Leave them in the comments. 
If you have any events you want to share email heather@samomblogs.co.za. 
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