One might not imagine Kempton Park to be a hub of entertainment. However, you would be mistaken, as there is a ton to do around this area. Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities or a night out on the town, Kempton Park is the place to be.
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Ice Skating at Festival Mall
Festival Mall boasts a number of family-friendly entertainment offerings, including the one and only ice rink on the east rand. Bring the little ones along to test their ice skating skills. The rink is open from Wednesdays to Sundays during school terms, and seven days a week during school holidays. It’s the ideal spot for a kiddies’ birthday party or family get together. Don’t miss out on all the fun!
NuMetro 4DX Cinema
Nu Metro Xtreme at Emperors Palace is home to the biggest and best cinema experience in the country. Come and watch the latest blockbusters on one of the largest curved silver screens in South Africa (it’s almost three storeys high!) NuMetro at Emperors Palace also boasts one of the few 4DX screens in the country. Feel every bump, crash and high velocity moment of the film at this one-of-a-kind movie house.
Theatre of Marcellus
Every Emperor needs his own arena. The Theatre of Marcellus is the centre of entertainment at Emperors Palace. Many world famous musicals, theatre shows and comedic acts have graced this stage, delighting audiences from all around Gauteng. The theatre seats over 1000 guests, making it the largest live performance venue on the east rand. Bring the kids along to see a show the next time you’re in Kempton Park.
The Barnyard Theatre has a reputation for being the ultimate family-friendly venue. Bring the whole brood along to see one of the theatre’s magical musicals or tribute shows at Emperors Palace. Order a few platters for your table and tuck into some delicious sandwiches, subs and pizzas while the show takes place just a few metres away. The Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace comfortably seats 400 guests and can be booked out for private events.
Red Roman Shed
The Red Roman Shed is one of Emperors Palace’s biggest attractions. This 1592 square metre bunker hosts the popular Crafters Fair Market, as well as a number of live music shows, social events and private functions. Bring the kids along to indulge in yummy eats and arts and craft fare from over 140 stallholders. The market usually takes place over the first weekend of the month, from Friday morning to late Sunday afternoon.
Emperors Palace Casino
Emperors Palace Main Casino boasts an impressive 850 slot machines, eight American Roulette tables, five Blackjack tables, two Poker tables and 10 Hold’em Poker tables. This is where dreams are made and dashed, promising an enthralling experience for all who dare to place a bet. Emperors Palace also offers various private gaming rooms and the elite Gladiators Poker Room to its most seasoned players.
Olympus Sky Bar
Situated atop the Peermont Metcourt Hotel, the Olympus Sky Bar quite literally transports you to ‘the top of the world’. Come and enjoy the lush African sunset and sparkling city lights, overlooking the expansive Kempton Park suburb and beyond. Guests are invited to indulge in an array of expertly mixed cocktails, premium spirits, wines and the finest in local and imported beers. The venue also caters light meals for private events, consisting of tapas style dishes, including grilled satay skewers and mezze boards. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy life’s finer pleasures.
M (formerly Marc Antony’s) is a bespoke Cocktail Bar and Craftorium at Emperors Palace. Here, you can socialise, unwind, catch the latest sports games and disconnect from the outside world. Live entertainment is provided every Friday and Saturday evening from 20:00 until 23:30, as well. M is the ultimate venue for weekend entertainment, leisurely cocktails and good times with friends, so be sure to stop by.
Newton’s Pub and Grill offers fair priced drinks, tasty pub-style meals and a great atmosphere. This is the kind of place that people gather to de-stress and have some good fun. Come and make new friends at Newtown’s or bring along your old crowd to enjoy a night out. Either way, you’re sure to leave Newton’s in a smashing good mood.
Pomula Park Nature Reserve
Spending time in the outdoors is proven to benefit overall health. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors in Kempton Park, visit Pomula Park Nature Reserve. This relatively small reserve has a lot to offer, including fishing activities at the surrounding Blaauwpan Dam. The venue is child-friendly too, making it the ideal spot to bring the family over the weekend for some much-needed downtime.
Kempton Park Golf Club
Avid golfers will be delighted to know that Kempton Park boasts its very own 18-hole golf course. Rumour has it that this is where Ernie Els learnt to play golf, so try your hand at teeing off and you may just hit the perfect swing. Kempton Park Golf Club has approximately 800 members, including an active ladies and junior section. If you are part of a golf loving family, this is the perfect club for you and the kids.