What’s on for families this weekend in Gauteng (4-5 March)

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This weekend in Gauteng lots of opportunity for shopping at the Hobby X show, Harties food and wine festival, transformers exhibit  and other markets.

  1. Hobby X Show

This show hosts a huge collection of a large variety of hobbies – everything from scrapbooking to woodworking. The nice thing about hobbies is that they can turn into a full time income too. You never know where your passion will take you. 

My father always used to exhibit at this show (making frames and woodworking) so it’s bittersweet for me. I have been to the show many times though and always found something interesting.

Celebrate 20 years of everyone’s favourite hobby and craft expo at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg from 2 – 5 March 2017, in Pretoria from 31 Aug – 3 September and in Durban from 29 Sep – 1 October 2017! Whether you need ideas and materials to indulge your creativity, are looking for fun ways to de-stress, or want to make money from your hobby – Hobby-X is your go-to expo.

2. The Ngwenya Country Market

This takes place at Ngwenya Glass Village on the first Sunday of each month:  5 March.

Shop for fabulous ware from 9am till 4pm. There will be a wide variety of goodies such as bags, hydroponic kits and more, as well as go-karting and crafts. Entrance is free.

Address: R114, Muldersdrift, South Africa

3. Harties Great Food and Wine Festival

Enjoy a fun filled day of wine tasting, great food from local Hartbeespoort restaurants, craft beer, art and craft stalls and loads of entertainment, such as a carnival for the children. Take your gazebo and picnic blankets. The festival is from 10am–6pm Saturday and Sunday.

cnr Kleinste & R511, Hartbeespoort
R120 per person, children R50, children under 3 years old free.


4. Transformers Arimatronics

Young and old can see Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and the Rescue Bots as well as an impressive arsenal of weapons used by the Transformers characters. This travelling exhibition features 12 animated Transformers, sculptures scaled between and 2m and 11m made from car parts, and other statues varying in size. Children are able to build their own Transformers using waste materials in the activation zone.

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park
adults R155, children 5–17 years old R100, children under 4 years old free, family package (2 adults and 2 children) R440
See their website here.
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3 thoughts on “What’s on for families this weekend in Gauteng (4-5 March)

  1. heathers says:

    Hi Shamima, I am sorry you had a bad experience. We did enjoy ourselves at the expo. I did write a very detailed report about exactly what to expect on my other blog too, so I’m sorry if it wasn’t sufficiently clear.

  2. Shamima Rahaman says:

    Hi There
    Your website is very helpful but i would like to complain regarding the Transformers Animatics at Emperors Palace. It wasnt value for money, i expected much more especially coming from the Transformers brand.It was dull, uninteresting and did not live up to my expectations. Taking my teenagers as well as my 6 year was a waste of time and money considering how much we paid.

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