What Is It?

Looking to take it easy on Easter weekend? Then why not lay back with the festivities at the two-day Bespoke Garden Market at The Stables Village Centre? There's going to be exciting Easter entertainment perfect for the whole family, including the furry ones (please ensure that they're on a leash as there are ducks on the property). You can also expect plenty of delicious delights, live entertainment, a jumping castle for the little ones, an Easter Egg hunt and lots more for the kiddies. And of course, there'll be a variety of products from clothing to artisinal snacks for sale. Don't miss out!

When Is It?

Saturday, 20 April 2019 – Sunday, 21 April 2019 from 09:00 till 18:00.

Where Is It?

The Stable Village Centre, 212 3rd Street, off Cedar Road, Chartwell, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

There's no entrance fee, but, a donation is humbly requested to support the talented local artists. All donations are for the live entertainment.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit the Bespoke Garden Market Fourways on Facebook.

You can also contact them on 083 327 6833 or [email protected].

What Is It?

The exhibition features Wits University fossil display, Dinosaur Toy Shop, family dinosaur related activities play area and its ideal for family outing, school group visit and kids parties. The Dino Expo has traveled across South Africa, exhibited in more than 20 cities and town, witnessed by over 6 million people across the globe, attracting over 144 000 followers on social media. So be part of the people who will be attending and enjoy all the fun.

Activities included in the standard entrance ticket:

  1. Jurassic Tour 15 minutes walk
  2. Dino Fossil Digging
  3. Jumping Castle
  4. Dino Coloring
  5. Wits University Fossil Display

Kids Paid Activities R30 per activity:

  1. Dino Rides
  2. Dinosaur instant photo
  3. Dino Egg instant photo
  4. Bumper Cars
  5. Kids Electric Train

When Is It?

Friday, 16 November 2018 at 10:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Ticket price not communicated, you can call 078 624 1513076 327 0392 or email [email protected]

For More Information

Visit both their Facebook page or visit www.thedinoexpo.com for more information.

What Is It?

Join in as Poplar Park in River Club will be hosting a spring wellness morning. Bring your friends to enjoy an hour of yoga, pilates or both in the park. Worried that the babysitter is not coming over? Then, do not worry bring the kids to the park as well because there is a kiddies playground, jumping castle and even a special yoga session designed specially for the little ones. And of course some mouthwatering foods just for you, as House of Crepes will be there serving breakfast and Coffee Café will be creating some buzz with delicious coffee.

When Is It?

Monday, 24 September 2018 at 09:00 - 10:00.

Where Is It?

Poplar Park Riverclub, 11 Poplar Avenue, Riverclub, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R50 per person, get yours by contacting [email protected]

For More Information

Contact [email protected] for more details.

What Is It?

We are big fans of Norscot Manor and love the sound of their Easter Family Day, which is guaranteed to be a fun day out for the whole family. Other than having the opportunity to meet the ever-popular and beloved Easter Bunny, there will be a variety of food stalls, a face painter, a jumping castle, a candy table, as well as numerous activities for the kids to enjoy. Also, guests will be able to meet and play with some of the loving pets currently homed at Kitty & Puppy Haven.

When Is It?

Sunday, 07 April 2019 from 10:00 – 13:00.

Where Is It?

Norscot Manor Recreation Centre, 16B Penguin Drive, Norscot Manor, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry for the day is a donation to the Kitty & Puppy Haven. Make sure you RSVP to 011 467 4119 / [email protected].

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit their Facebook event.

You can also contact them on 011 467 4119 / [email protected].

GoG Lifestyle Park, Lanseria 

Those who are in-the-know can’t get enough of this adventure venue that provides an abundance of excitement, freedom and adventure for all ages and fitness levels. Activities are graded according to how challenging they are – green (easy), blue (medium) and black (the ultimate challenge).

Why Go?

To be honest, it’s an absolute bargain. Entry is around *R150 and includes ALL activities (including extreme activities) and you can stay there for as long as you like. Pack a picnic basket and/or braai meat (braai facilities are available). You only need buy your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) at the on-site bar, restaurant or pop-up shop.

What’s On Offer?

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00 (the restaurant is open from 10:00 to 21:00).

Address: Plot 126, Nooitgedacht (Old R114), near the old Lion Park.

Tel: 072 394 7437

Web: GOG Lifestyle


Pines Resort, Krugersdorp

Pines Resort is another unsung venue when it comes to a water-based day out. Featuring numerous slides, swimming pools, jumping castle, playgrounds, braai facilities and shaded picnic spots, the resort has received many positive reviews that make it worth checking out.

Why Go?

Kids can swim, slide and splash to their heart’s content for R100 – R140 for the day. You can pack your own picnic or buy toasted sandwiches and fries at the shop, plus the facilities are clean and well-maintained.

However, you must pre-book at Computicket AND print your tickets to be allowed entry. No tickets are sold at the gate.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00.

Address: 2 Ivan Smuts Avenue, Silverfields, Krugersdorp, Johannesburg.

Tel: 011 955 3845

Web: Pines Resort

Wild Waters, Boksburg

Yes, it’s still there – why mess with a good thing?

Why Go?

Featuring a variety of attractions including raging rapids, wave pool, super-tube slide, speed slide and the frightening Kamikaze Slide, Wild Waters is a highly effective antidote to “Moooooom, I’m bored!”. There are also jungle gyms, sandpits, braai areas, volleyball facilities and even a putt-putt course, as well an on-site tuck shop selling drinks and snacks.

Hours: Daily: 10:00 – 17:00.

Address: N12, Rondebult Road, Boksburg, Johannesburg.

Tel: 011 826 6736

Web: Wild Waters

Aquadome - Vanderbijlpark

This is the place to be when you are looking for an out-of-this-world experience. Both kids and adults will have a ton of fun at the Aquadome. They offer pools to suit everyone, whether you just want to relax or have a splashing good time. The kids will love the water slide and shipwreck, and everyone enjoys drifting along in the lazy river or taking a dip in the warm waters of the indoor, climate-controlled Aquadome.

Why Go?

Aquadome at Emerald Resort and Casino offers pool-side fun for any season. Summer or winter, you will enjoy your money's worth with their indoor pools. Mom, dad and the kids will all have something to look forward to.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 20:00.

Address: Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd, Vanderbijlpark.

Tel: 016 982 8000

Web: Aquadome


ZambiBush Resort - Pretoria

Let's take a road trip to Pretoria for an amazing family day out! ZambiBush offers many swimming pools, water slides, playgrounds and entertainment. This resort specialises in family celebrations and birthday parties for the kids. They will organise everything you need to make the day special.

Why Go?

ZambiBush Resort is set across lush gardens and lawns that face the local dam. There are a number of separate children’s venues to entertain children within the resort. ZambiBush offers ideal options for weekend getaways in Gauteng. You can relax at one of their 34 lapas situated around the pools, with tables, chairs and braai facilities. They have a shop with refreshments and take-aways.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00.

Address: 37 Cecil Avenue, Sinoville, Pretoria.

Tel: 084 504 3481

Web: ZambiBush Resort

Happy Island Water World - Muldersdrift

We all need a good splash every now and then. And at this water park both young and old will have an amazing time. Get your adrenaline charged and ready because it's about to be splashy!

Why Go?

Happy Island offers 10 water activities to enjoy, which includes something for everyone.

What’s On Offer?

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00.

Address: 106 Lake View Drive, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

Tel: 010 600 3333

Web: Happy Island Water World

Happy Island Water World

What Is It?

Perfect for families and children of all ages, The Dino Expo promises to bring a selection of dinosaurs 'back to life' at the Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition. This exciting exhibition has traveled across the country, setup in more than 22 cities and towns, and has been witnessed by over six million people across the world.

What's even more exciting about dinosaurs taking over Sandton is the news that the exhibition has just received new dinosaur models and will be bigger and better than ever before. The newly imported dinosaurs include the Triceratops, Stegosaurus, an adult ride and many others will be unveiled at the newly established Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition for the first time.

The phenomenal exhibition is a great value day outing at Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition. Activities included in the standard entrance ticket:

There's also paid-for activities for the kids, at R30 per activity:

When Is It?

Friday, 26 April 2019 – Sunday, 21 July 2019 from 09:00 – 19:00 on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.

School groups on Fridays, only by appointment.

Where Is It?

Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition, Rivonia Boulevard and 9th Avenue, Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets will be available at Pick n Pay and Webtickets from R80 per person.

For More Information

For more information about this expo, visit their website at www.thedinoexpo.com.

Also, call them on 078 624 1513 or 076 327 0392 or email [email protected].