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!
- 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.
2. Heritage Day Hike: Sunday 24 September
Get out and get some exercise at the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve with a Heritage Day hike.
Cost: Kids must be over 6 and pay R30, adults pay R50.
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
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 10:30 and 14:30
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
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