Looking for a fun night out on the town? Or on the hunt for a daytime adventure perfect for the whole family? Fourways has plenty of entertainment lined up for you, no matter what you're looking for. Grab your friends and family, jump into the car, and head to Fourways to explore what they have to offer.

What Are Your Looking For?

Movies
Parks
Recreational Activities
Sports

Movies

Fourways Mall Ster-Kinekor

Need to keep the kids entertained while you run a few errands at Fourways Mall? Not a problem! Head to Fourways Mall Ster-Kinekor and see what blockbusters are on circuit. There's sure to be something to entertain the kids far better than shopping. Or better yet, why not make it a fun family-outing and watch a movie together? Don't forget to grab a few snacks at the kiosk before you head into your movie.

Visit Fourways Mall Ster-Kinekor.

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Montecasino offers families the ultimate entertainment destination in Fourways. And of course, the entertainment lineup would not be complete without the biggest and latest blockbuster movies on the big screen at [email protected]! Bringing you films across many genres, including Hollywood, Bollywood and local, you're sure to find the perfect movie to entertain all ages. [email protected] offers their visitors an unparalleled entertainment and cinema experience they're sure to enjoy!

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Cedar Square Shopping Centre Ster-Kinekor

Cedar Square Shopping Centre has it all - lovely restaurants, retail stores galore, and of course, the latest exciting movies to hit the circuit! Once you have done all your shopping, why not get your ticket to see that latest animation movie with the kids? Or better yet, get your fill of adrenaline with the newest and coolest action movie that has just been released? Not matter what you're in the mood for, there's sure to be a film on circuit for you.

Visit Cedar Square Shopping Centre Ster-Kinekor.

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Parks

Kingfisher Park

Looking for a safe place to let our dogs run free without having to worry about them getting lost once you let them off their leash? The Kingfisher Park in Fourways offers a small 12-hectare park, perfect for short strolls and letting your pooches burn off some energy, safely. Here, dogs are allowed to be off their leashes if they're friendly and socialised. While they frolic about, you can enjoy the fresh air, sounds of the local bird life and enjoy the scenery.

For more information, call 011 783 7407.

Norscot Koppies & Kingfisher Nature Reserve

With an area of approximately 16 hectares, the Norscot Koppies & Kingfisher Nature Reserve is truly a jewel in the heart of suburbia. Situated in Douglasdale, this reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including Blesbok and Duiker. It's the perfect spot to unwind on a Sunday afternoon. The reserve is open twice a month. Any donation are used to keep the reserve beautiful, clean, safe and enjoyable for all.

Visit Norscot Koppies & Kingfisher Nature Reserve. 

Recreational Activities

Montecasino

For all the entertainment you could ever need, visit Montecasino! There's sure to be something to excite you and your family. See if Lady Luck is on your side on the casino floor. Feeling hungry? Grab a seat at one of their amazing restaurants or head to the food court for something on-the-go. Kids will be entertained for hours at the Magic Company. Or why not enjoy a day admiring the beautiful birds at the Montecasino Bird Park just outside the casino? There's also shows on at the theatre, movies on circuit and shops for you to explore. Talk about loads of entertainment!

Visit Montecasino.

Adventure Golf

Gather the family and enjoy a little bit of competitive fun at the Adventure Golf Course at Fourways Mall. There are three different courses to choose from, each with nine holes ranging in difficulty, offering guests of all ages hours of entertainment. Along the way, enjoy the many various natural features, caves, ponds and water fixtures. This makes the ideal day for the whole family, and perhaps even a fun date night idea for you and that special someone.

Visit Adventure Golf Fourways Mall.

Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park

Have a love for animals? But more specifically, cold-blooded and scaly reptiles? Then this park is a must-visit! The Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park is becoming one of the most exciting attractions in Gauteng, offering visitors the opportunity to take part in thrilling activities including holding a baby crocodile, touching exotic snakes and getting up close and personal with creepy crawlies like a tarantula! It's an exciting day out for all ages.

Visit The Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park. 

Sports

Ballbreakers Fourways

Grab your friends and head to BallBreakers Fourways to play a few rounds of pool. This pool hall is just the place if you're looking to catch the latest sporting action, grab a few after work drinks with colleagues and friends, listen to a few good tunes from the jukebox or if you want to hon your pool skills and sink a few balls.

Visit Ballbreakers Fourways.

Fourways Action Sports

Home of the Fourways Action Falcons and the Western Gauteng Wolves, Fourways Action Sports offers just the place to enjoy Action Cricket, Action Netball and Action Soccer, which are a few of the fastest growing social activities in the country. Experience the excitement and thrill of sport as the arena comes to life with both seasoned and up-and-coming talent, practicing, playing and sharpening their claws for their upcoming season.

Visit Fourways Action Sports.

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What Is It? 

US Kids Golf is proud to present the US Kids Big 5 South Africa Open, which will give golf-loving kids (boys and girls aged 5 to 18 years) the opportunity to obtain the Priority Status and qualify to the US Kids World Championship, the European Championship and the Venice Open. This will be the first time that US Kids Golf will be hosting this tournament in the country.

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The Big 5 South Africa Open will take place at the prestigious Zebula Golf Estate and Spa. The Zebula Golf Course is located in a basin of the most pristine African bushveld. Surrounded by game lodges, nature and wildlife reserves, Zebula certainly boasts one of the best locations for a bushveld course. Zebula is the only 5-star golfing resort in South Africa. It’s not all looks though; the Peter Matkovich designed course reveals his usual flair for being both challenging and accommodating. Peter went of his way to ensure the land's natural contours were followed. This results in a seamlessly integrated bushveld course that is second to none.

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About US Kids Golf 

US Kids Golf was the first youth golf organisation to provide age and gender-appropriate yardages for junior golf competitions so that players could aspire to make pars and birdies in tournaments. Additionally, the organisation pioneered the aspect of “parent-caddies”, bringing parents inside the ropes to make them a part of the competition, and bringing the family closer together during tournament rounds.

US Kids Golf has branched out into South Africa to assist boys and girls aged 5 to 18 to be able to travel all over the world and be exposed in high standard international fields representing their own country.

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When Is It?

Friday, 21 February 2020 to Saturday, 22 February 2020. 

Where Is It?

Zebula Golf Estate and Spa, Farm 534, Mabula, Bela-Bela, Limpopo.

How Much Is It?

Limited spots are available, so be sure to register now.

To obtain the registration code, email [email protected].

For More Information

For more information about the US Kids Big 5 South Africa Open, visit zebula.co.za.

Click here to visit their Facebook event.

Don't forget to follow Zebula Golf Estate & Spa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Papier-Mâché Easter Baskets

Let the kids make these papier-mâché baskets for their egg hunt instead of spending a fortune buying baskets.

What you need: 

Method: 

Blow up the balloon and tie it closed. Draw a pattern around the balloon with a marker. Balance the balloon on a bowl to prevent it from moving around too much. Next, tear the newspaper into long strips. Dip the paper into the papier-mâché and attach it around the top of the balloon until the pattern you drew is complete. Continue attaching newspaper until you have a thick layer of paper around the balloon (about five layers). Allow the papier-mâché to dry, this will take a few hours. When the papier-mâché is dry, pop and remove the balloon. As an optional step, sand the basket to get smooth edges. Next, paint the basket and attach embellishments of your choice. Make some small holes in each side of the basket and attach the ribbon.

Image and idea sourced from Red Ted Art.

Easter Egg Wreath

These wreaths are not only adorable, but easy to make too. Make a few and hang them off a tree outside during the Easter holidays for a gorgeous decoration.

What you need: 

Directions:

Start this project by cutting out the inner portion of the paper plate. Cut out large egg-shaped patterns from the coloured paper. Next, glue the eggs onto the paper plate. Tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to the top of your wreath.

Image and idea sourced from The Resourceful Mama.

Eggshell Painting

Let your little ones have a blast creating their own art masterpieces. But be warned, this project can get a little messy. We recommend doing it outdoors with lots of newspaper!

What you need:

Method: 

Carefully wash the eggshells to remove any remaining egg then fill them with various colours of paint (we recommend using washable paint). Glue a bit of tissue paper (in the colour of the paint) over the opening of the egg shell. Now, hand the eggs over to the kids and watch as they make a mess throwing their paint bombs at the canvas.

Image and idea sourced from Growing A Jeweled Rose.

Bunny Boxes

This is a great way to put an Easter spin on your children's juice boxes. When they are done with their juice, they can use the box as a delightful organiser.

What you need: 

Method: 

Wrap the sides of the juice box in brown paper. Cut two feet and ears per box out of the brown paper. Next, cut out pink inner ears and foot pads and glue onto the brown pieces. Attach the feet and ears to the juice box and draw on a face.

Image and idea sourced from Scrapping With My Bug.

Peekaboo Eggs

These unique crafts are made using clothing pegs. When you pinch open the peg, you'll receive a surprise visit.

What you need: 

Method:

Start by cutting out small egg shapes from the glitter cardboard. Then, cut the egg shape in half in a zig-zag pattern. Glue each side of the egg to the clothing peg. Make sure you align the egg and peg, so that the egg closes when the peg is pinched closed. Cut out a small piece of yellow paper and draw on eyes and a beak using the coloured pens. Cut out a tiny piece of cardboard and attach it to the other side of the peg. Stick the yellow paper onto the cardboard so that it is facing the egg.

Image and idea sourced from One Little Project.

Easter Character Jars 

These cute jars can be made in any Easter character of your choosing, think bunnies, chicks, eggs or even carrots. Fill them with speckled eggs, Smarties and other sweets and hide them for the kids to find during their Easter egg hunt.

What you need:

Method: 

To begin, paint the jars and their lids in the colour of the Easter character, such as white for bunnies, yellow for chicks or orange for carrots. Next, cut out embellishments from the coloured paper, such as a beak and feet for a chick and ears and feet for a rabbit. Make whiskers for the rabbit using white pipe cleaners. Glue on these embellishments with the hot glue gun and fill with sweets.

Image and idea sourced from Creative Ramblings Blog.

Do you have any other Easter crafts for kids? Tell us about them in the comments section below!

Chocolate Egg Nests

These little nests are simply adorable and kids are bound to have a blast crafting these delicacies. Add a ring of licorice to the nest to make a basket instead and fill with your child's favourite sweets.

Ingredients: 

Method: 

  1. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter over a low heat.
  3. Remove the chocolate from the heat and add the cornflakes. Mix until all the cereal is coated in chocolate.
  4. Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press three chocolate eggs in the middle.
  5. Chill in the fridge for an hour, until nests are set.

Recipe and image sourced from BBC Food.

Cake Pops

This recipe is so easy to make that the little ones can do it all by themselves. These pops can be attached to sticks or just left in chocolate and enjoyed. Easter baking sorted.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Crumble the cake and mix with icing.
  2. Roll the mixture into small balls.
  3. Dip the balls in melted chocolate and scatter on sprinkles.
  4. Place the pops on wax paper and allow to set.

Recipe and image sourced from Loaves And Dishes.

Bunny Butt Cupcakes

Who knew a bunny butt could be so cute? Made to look like a bunny digging for carrots, this is the perfect way to decorate some yummy cupcakes for Easter.

Ingredients: 

Method: 

  1. Scoop two balls out of each vanilla muffin using a melon baller.
  2. Ice each chocolate muffin with the chocolate icing and dip in the chocolate cookie crumbs.
  3. Melt the white chocolate and place into a plastic sandwich bag. Snip off a corner and pipe small bunny feet onto baking paper. Allow to cool.
  4. Melt the pink chocolate and place into a plastic sandwich bag. Snip off a corner and pipe small toes and pads onto the white chocolate feet.
  5. Melt the vanilla icing for about 10 seconds in the microwave. Dip the vanilla muffin ball into the icing and then into the coconut. Repeat with the marshmallows.
  6. Using more white chocolate as glue, attach the marshmallows to the centre of a muffin ball.
  7. Place the muffin ball in the centre of the chocolate cupcakes and glue on the bunny feet with more white chocolate.

Recipe and image sourced from Spend With Pennies.

Easter Egg Cookies

For this Easter baking recipe, use shop bought cookies or make a batch of your favourite recipe. Cover a table in a washable cloth and let the kids go crazy crafting their masterful creations.

Ingredients: 

Method: 

  1. Beat the egg whites until frothy.
  2. Add lemon juice.
  3. While beating, gradually add the sugar until combined.
  4. Pour icing into separate bowls and add food colouring.
  5. Put the icing into piping bags.
  6. Decorate the cookies as desired.

Recipe and image sourced from Kidspot Kitchen.

Easter Bark

Finally, we have Easter bark. Not only is this an easy and delicious treat, but it's also a great way to use up any leftover Easter sweets.

Ingredients: 

Method: 

  1. Line a baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate at a low heat.
  3. Spread the chocolate onto the baking paper. Use a spatula to spread it in an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle with sweets.
  5. Allow to set.
  6. Break up into pieces and enjoy.

Recipe and image sourced from Kitchen Confidante.

Do you have any other Easter baking recipes for kids? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

Christmas Baking

One of the best things about Christmas is all the delightful treats! From mince pies and sugar cookies to gingerbread and trifle, Christmas baking makes our hearts, and tummies, happy. The fun and delicacies makes all the mess worth it. So grab the kiddos, put on those aprons and get baking! And, don't forget the best part - licking out the mixing bowl!

To see our favourite festive baking recipes, click here.

Christmas Treats

If baking isn't your thing, we don't blame you. It's hard work baking up a storm in the sweltering Joburg summer. But that doesn't mean you'll miss out on the delightful Christmas treats and snacks! Instead, have festive-themed confections like popcorn snowmen and strawberry Santas. Or, why not let the kids decorate ready-made cupcakes, brownies or cookies in the festive spirit?

To see our tastiest Christmas treats, click here.

Christmas Decorations

Store-bought Christmas decorations aren't only expensive, they're also low quality. For more affordable and special decorations, why not DIY them? The kids will have a blast crafting their own creations. Snowflakes, mini Christmas trees, ornaments, garlands and wreaths can all be made with items already around your home. And the kids will sure be thrilled when they see their crafts proudly displayed on the tree.

To see our great Christmas craft guide, click here.

Christmas Movies

What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a few classic family Christmas movies? Not only are these enjoyable for the whole family, but it will get mom, dad, the kids and the grandparents spending quality time together. With the likes of Home Alone, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nutcracker, your family will be in the spirit of the season humming Christmas carols in no time.

To see our most beloved Christmas movies, click here.

Christmas Villages

There is nothing that's sure to delight the little ones quite as much as a Christmas village, complete with merry music, sparkly lights, sweet indulgences and a visit from Santa Claus himself! Luckily, Joburg is packed with villages offering all this and more. Delight your whole family with these magnificent light displays, giant Christmas trees, a visit to Santa's Workshop or even a magical carnival, Christmas style.

To see our list of Christmas villages to take the kids to this December, click here.

Christmas Events

It's Christmas. And no one wants to be cooped up in the house all December long. So, pack up the family and head to one of these joyous events. The kids can give Santa their Christmas wish lists or spend an evening marveling at enchanting light displays. While they're occupied, you can finish all your shopping for the holiday season without stepping foot inside an overcrowded mall!

To see our top Christmas events for kids, click here. 

Christmas Stocking Fillers

Speaking of Christmas shopping, what are you getting the kids for Christmas? No idea? Don't worry, we've got you covered. We took a sneak peek inside Santa's Workshop and found the best stocking fillers for the little ones. What kid wouldn't love a bubble gun, gooey slime, water balloons or chalk bombs? Gift the children with these, and they'll be set for a summer of fun.

To see what Santa has hidden in his bag of toys, click here.

We at Joburg.co.za wish you and your family a safe and merry Christmas. 

What Is It?

The annual Magalies Rocks the Cradle Festival is on its way! This is one you don't want to miss out on. Go on a three-day weekend adventure that’s just an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg.

There is so much coming your way at the Magalies Rocks the Cradle Festival 2019. And, it's all set against a magnificent backdrop of mountains, valleys, rivers and indigenous woodlands. Plus, there are events which cater to every member of the family. Families, foodies, art and music lovers or even city-slickers wanting a weekend of green breathing space can escape to a place that resonates with a 2.5 billion year history. See you there!

When Is It?

Friday, 23 August 2019 - Sunday, 25 August 2019.

Where Is It?

Magalies Area. Visit their website for more information on venues.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information

Follow them on Facebook for more information.

Contact them on 073 673 8283 or via email at [email protected]

Visit The Sweet Spot of the Mall: The Easter Fun Zone

Easter is a special occasion, so of course, Eastgate has once again gone all out by adding a family-friendly 'sweet spot' that both young and old will just love! From 29 March - 15 April 2018, the Strelitzia Court will come to life with the Easter Fun Zone, offering an unforgettable experience jam-packed with loads of Easter-themed activities to excite the little ones.

Families can take a stroll down Lollipop Lane, enter the Bunny Path and hop about from one exciting activity to the next. There's something for all ages, includes the Edu Play Corner, the 4D Colouring Zone, a Donut Ringtoss, a Bunny Hop Mallow Spot, Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread House that offers virtual reality Easter eggs hunts, PS4 gaming and movies, and last but not least, the Hopscotch Patch.

This vibrant and thrilling Easter playground is the perfect spot if you're looking to treat the kids to a little fun in between shopping. They've marched around the mall with you, they definitely need a fun break.

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For More Information

For more information about Eastgate and their Easter celebrations, visit www.eastgateshops.com or contact them on 011 479 6000. 

Also, check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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