Long weekends and school holidays are upon us again and not all of us are lucky enough to take a vacation at a resort or even at the coast.
But don’t fret, there are loads of nice stuff for the family to do in Gauteng:
1. The Rand Show runs from 25 March to 3 April 2016 at the Joburg Expo Centre. It’s the largest consumer exhibition in the world outside the US.
Features include the all-exclusive Man Cave, an international market, an animal kingdom, a science and technology lab and for the gardening enthusiasts, the gardens and outdoor rooms.
The Man Cave is the newbie and promises to offers the bored husband, boyfriend or male teenager a feast. While the women shop, men can flock to the Man Cave to feast their eyes on home cinemas, sound systems, motorcycles and sporting equipment.
In addition, your kids will be enthralled by all kinds of toys, games and educational materials at the Kids’ Kingdom.
2. Friends of the Rail also invites all families to come along on the Easter Bunny Express to Cullinan. The train departs from the Hermanstad station in Pretoria on 28 March at 08:00 sharp. The Easter Bunny will go along for the ride and hand out treats to the kids.
Once at Cullinan, you will be afforded 4 hours to enjoy the town, relax, browse the boutiques and have a leisurely lunch. Visit http://www.friendsoftherail.com/joomla/ for the ticket prices and booking info.
3. Gold Reef City: It has the only 4D theatre in Africa, live entertainment as well as plenty of kiddies entertainment such as rides and animals in the Farmyard. Thrill rides include the Anaconda, Dream Boat Golden Loop, Jozi Express, Miner’s Revenge and the Raging River Rapids.
Major rides include the Giant Wheel, Lazy Boats, Log Ride, and Vintage Cars.
4. Rugby: The 32nd Easter Rugby Festival will start on Thursday, 24 March, at St. Stithians College in Randburg. Twelve top schools will take part. The Lions will also play the Cheetahs at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday, 26 march.
These are great dad-and-son outings or even for the whole family!
5. In Lynnwood, Pretoria, there will be another Babalela show and CD launch at the Atterbury theatre. This time Babelela and his friends have to move quickly to save their beloved forest from being demolished by a gigantic bulldozer. The four Babelela books, detailing their adventures and filled with brand-new songs, will be on sale at the show. Tickets are R90 each and are available through Computicket.