Sylvia's Night Market In The Fall

What Is It?

The night is still young and so are you, join in on this incredible night market for nothing but the best in entertainment and so much more. Sylvia's Night Market in the Fall is filled with awesome attractions giving you an amazing line up of entertainment:

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 April 2020 at 17:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R10 per person.

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Pretoria Zoo Family Fun Day

What Is It?

Listen up Joburgers, we heard that there is something amazing coming to Pretoria for the whole family and we want to be part of it all. Get the whole family together and enjoy a fun weekend with thrilling rides at Pretoria Zoo Family Fun Day. It promises to be a weekend to remember with lots of activities to keep everyone entertained. There is something for everyone, so be sure not to miss it, you can expect giant inflatables, fossil digging competitions, colouring, jumping castles, tug of war, mobile train, parachute, and go karts. And for the kids there will be pedal boats on a pool, instant photo-booth and face painting.

When Is It?

Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 09:00 - 17:30.

Where Is It?

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, 232 Boom Street, Daspoort 319-Jr, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R120 - R150 per person, and you can simply purchase yours by clicking here!

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Father's Day Festival At The Bedfordview Night Market

What Is It?

It's about that time when we spoil Dad for Father's day, so why not celebrate at The Father's Day At The Bedfordview Night Market.

A good time out spent with the family is a valid excuse to celebrate Father's Day. There will be good food, drinks and stalls to maybe squeeze in a gift for daddy dearest.

A day to celebrate Dad and all the things he does for you!

So go and spend quality time with dad!

Where Is It?

Bedfordview Night Market, 78 Boeing East, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng

When Is It?

Wednesday, 16 June 2019 at 11:00

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R10 per person, kids under 5 years get Free entry.

For More Information

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Father's Day Fiesta Carnival

What Is It?

It's time to spoil dad, and what better way than to take him to the Father's Day Fiesta Carnival taking place at the Houghton Golf Club?

The day will be filled with tons of activities and amazing competitions for the best dressed, you don't want to miss out.

Be sure to spoil dad this father's day and have a fiesta with the family!

Where Is It?

Houghton Golf Club, Osbourne Road and Grant Avenue, Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng

When Is It?

Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 12:00

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R120 - R300 per person. For more information, click here.

Adult - R300 per person

13 - 18 Years - R150 per person

5 - 12 Years - R120 per person

Younger - Free

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Kicking It With That Fun Dad

For as long as Devin Karpes can remember, he's always wanted to do comedy. From taking the piss out of his mates around the braai to pranking his wife at home, Devin has always had a funny side to him. There was a fork in the road for him, though, when his daughter was born. Should he grow up and become a serious father or should he take the road less travelled, stick to his guns and become the coolest parent around? Well, of course, Devin took the unbeaten track and saw his new fatherhood as a platform to pursue his dream of comedic stardom.

In walks That Fun Dad. What started out as a way for Devin to express his humour with content created and inspired by his baby daughter, it has grown into a social media success with over 21 000 followers on Instagram, making Devin an influencer to be reckoned with. But instead of telling a bunch of dad jokes, Devin decided to flip the coin and produce edgy content. From dropping swear words every now and then to making a video of Jacob Zuma counting his children, That Fun Dad is here to kick ass and push the envelope as far as he can.

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The buck does not stop there. Devin has also created a character called Simi (who Devin plays flawlessly), modeled after the typical Sandton mom. Simi caters to the moms who subscribe to That Fun Dad's social media channels. Her job is to review baby products, crack jokes about Tasha's, and to interacts with brands. In a nutshell, this is all an excuse for Devin to spend time with his daughter and in return, he receives tons of content to entertain the masses with.

The content that drives Devin's social media brand specifically on Instagram and Facebook, revolves around the new experiences he goes through as a first-time father. Everything from feeding to changing to getting the little one to sleep is turned into comedy gold. Devin also gives advice for new parents in a segment he calls Just The Tip Thursdays.

What's next? That Fun Dad is teaming up with a handful of NGOs and brands to make a difference in the lives of many toddlers growing up without parents. Devin is devoted to spending time at different orphanages with the aim of entertaining the kids. It's the personal experience which lacks in the foster system that Devin wants to tackle head-on. As important as it is for individuals to donate to charity, it's also important to spend time with kids growing up without parental figures.

Watch this space for upcoming adventures with That Fun Dad as he makes the world a better place, one smile at a time. Here's a little tip for all you parents-to-be:

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By Shawn Greyling

If you would like to get involved in That Fun Dad's mission to help out little ones who are growing up without parents, drop a comment and we'll start chatting. Sharing is caring so show this to that father-to-be buddy of yours. 

Gentlemen, Enjoy A Man's Day Out At Montecasino With A Guy Thing

What Is It?

If there’s one thing we all love about Saffa men, it’s that they are anything BUT ordinary. There’s no one-size-fits-all with our guys – they range from the regular "Boere seuns" and rugby supporters to outdoorsmen and techno-geeks. In celebration of all men, no matter which genre they fit into, Montecasino has created an event just for them.

A Guy Thing is a show for ALL South African men, from ALL walks of life. This is a three-day event, dedicated to all things male. So, no scatter cushions, distressed frames or scented candles allowed! This is a manly day out, filled with eating, drinking and exploring the latest and trendiest things in men’s products, gadgets, fitness ideas and more. Needless to say, this is also THE perfect Father's Day idea. Don't buy him a gift, buy him a ticket so he can choose his OWN Father's Day gift.

A Guy Thing Montecasino

When Is It?

Friday, 16 June to Sunday, 18 June 2017. Event times are as follows:

Where Is It?

At the Piazza and grassy area at Montecasino, 01 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R100 per person and can be bought at Quicket or at the entrance to the event.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.tsogosun.com.

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Taking Care Of Yourself As A Parent

 

To all those out there with babies or young kids, raise your hand if you’ve reached the stage where you’ve given up on making an effort to eat healthily and exercise regularly? Where you will leave the house in what many would deem pyjamas, complete with a greasy top knot? If your own hobbies and interests have been replaced by finding the best nappy prices, driving the kids from one extra mural to another, and cutting chewing gum out of your five-year-old's hair - again!

As moms, I’m sure most us have experienced all of the above. Having a newborn is the most challenging job on earth – or so we think. However, being a parent to multiple kids has got to take the cake. Let’s get real – where are we supposed to find the time and energy to look after ourselves?

You may be wondering why caring for yourself is so important. Little people notice and absorb so much more than we realise. As parents, we need to be healthy role models to them so that when they mirror us, we don’t regret the choices we’ve made.

Parenting is tough, and sometimes we need an hour or two during the week to reboot our emotional systems - time to put our feet up without any distraction, to eat well, exercise, catch up on our social lives and to invest in our relationships with our partners. The biggest mistake that we make is feeling guilty about doing these things. For some reason, we work ourselves up to believing that taking time out will mean we’re bad mothers but, really, it’s the exact opposite!

Parenting is a job. A 24-hour, full-time job. We don’t get to escape it on weekends, after 17:00 or on public holidays. Unlike a general office job, we’re always on call. Think of taking time out for yourself as ‘taking leave’. We need to energise and to reboot emotionally - to catch up on our friendships and relationships. This is what will literally keep you sane. It’ll also help you realise that there are hundreds of thousands of parents around the world who are going through the exact same things as you are.

If this article hits home for you, pick up the phone and organise a babysitter, arrange a dinner date with your other half or hang out with a friend. Lace up your running shoes (which are most likely starting to get dusty), and go for a jog. Make better choices when you’re next at the grocery store so you can make your desire to eat healthily a reality. And love yourself by taking time out for yourself. Your kids will be there when you get home – just the same as when you left them. However, you’ll return as a brand new version of yourself! 'Me-time' really fuels your Super Mom powers. Making the effort to make it happen is really worth it… and you are worth it.

By Lisa Harrison