Over the long weekend, you don't want to miss out on the magical Easter Folk Market and Fairy Festival. Spend the day meandering through a real forest, spot the fairies and see their little houses along the Faerie Trail. Make sure you put on your prettiest fairy outfit and fairy wings, as they will be taking photos of all their visitors - big folk and little folk, even four-legged friends dressed as fairies and try for a world record. Enjoy the beautiful craft stalls under the trees. Treat your taste buds to delicious artisan food stalls and trucks, yummy fresh baked goodies, fresh hot cross buns and home-made Easter eggs. Craft beer, pink gin cocktails and drinks in coconut eggs will also be available on the day.
As for the fun activities, there will be a maypole with dancing ribbons, folk music under the trees, kites decorating the sky, archery for big and small visitors, tree climbing, pony rides, tomahawk toss, zip-lining for kids in the trees and exciting Easter Egg challenges. Pets on leashes welcome and there will be a prize for the best-dressed pooch.
When Was It?
Saturday, 31 March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00.
Where Was It?
In The Forest Venue, 02 Aloe Ridge Drive, Walkerville, Johannesburg.
How Much Was It?
Entrance costs R40 at the gate. Kids that fit under the giant mushroom only R 10! To jump the queue, book online.
Indulge In The Luxury Of Time In The Countryside This Easter
With two in-house restaurants, you get a variety of dining options for every occasion and experience. The fine dining a la carte restaurant called Rambling Vine offers diners an exceptional dining experience, complemented by an award-winning exclusive wine list offering. Rambling Vine is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years. The dress code is smart casual and regrettably, no sneakers, shorts, t-shirts or slops will be permitted.
Twist restaurant has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, and now has a modernised and sophisticated look with the finest most flavoursome and homemade dishes. The Executive Chef shows off his excellent culinary skills with a Sunday Carvery Lunch on every first Sunday of each month. The carvery selection offers a variety of roast meats ranging from lamb and beef to chicken, casserole dishes and fresh country salads.
There’s a fully operational Kids Club facility available which offers a whole new way for families to enjoy time away together, while also giving grown-ups a chance to really enjoy their break this Easter. The Kids Club caters for all age groups from toddlers to teens over weekends, long weekends and school holidays. A Kids Holiday programme is offering a lot of fun activities including an Easter egg hunt. Click here to view the program.
The Mountain Bike Activity Centre, known as TheCog & Sprocket, is ideally located for both mountain bike and trail running enthusiasts. It offers access to single tracks (varying in distance from 1.29km – 12km), along with several other useful facilities including deli-style dining, shower amenities, bike wash bays and ample parking. Complimentary for in-house GUESTS, and a nominal fee for day visitors, you can explore the countryside in 5-star style. More reason to escape to the outdoors in the country. Is the country outdoors calling your name? Then click here to find out more!
Time spent in the countryside would not be complete without the opportunity to relax, recharge and rejuvenate at the award-winning Mount Grace Spa. Located at the top of the property, with beautiful views of the Magaliesburg, the spa offers the ideal environment to unwind and ease away the stress of Jozi living. The spa has been named as the Top Spa in South Africa for the second year running. With 18 treatment rooms (of which nine cater to couples) and a variety of treatments and promotions on offer, look no further for a blissful pamper experience. End your treatment with a calming and complimentary hydrotherapy journey, which includes time in a heated flotation pool, steam room and reflexology walkway to name a few. Click here to view seasonal packages.
Indulge and enjoy full privacy during by selecting your preference from 16 unique conference venues spread across the property for privacy and tranquillity, secluded from daily distractions and which can accommodate up to 220 delegates. A dedicated events team will ensure that your exclusive event runs efficiently, smoothly and successfully, for a truly tailor-made experience. Experience the difference with a variety of themed tea and coffee breaks as well as healthy options. An express spa treatment menu is also available.