It's time to have a little fun in the suburb of Randburg! Question is: what do you feel like doing today? You can head to one of the malls in the area and see one of the latest movies on circuit. Or you can spend some time in the sun and fresh air competing for the best par with Adventure Golf. Or how about taking a stroll through Delta Park? The options are endless.

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Movies
Parks
Recreational Activities
Sports

Movies

Cresta Shopping Centre

Looking to catch one of the latest blockbusters on the big screen? Then be sure to make your way to Ster-Kinekor Cresta Shopping Centre for a fun day out at the movies. There's sure to be a film that'll catch your eye, whether you're looking for an animation for the kids, something romantic for you and your sweetheart to watch together, some adrenaline-packed action or a story that'll have you reaching for a tissue (or two). To see what's on at the movies at Cresta, click here to visit the Ster-Kinekor website. You can either book your tickets online, or purchase them at the cinema. Don't forget to grab the popcorn and slushie!

Visit Cresta Shopping Centre.

Northgate Shopping Centre

For the ultimate experience in movie viewing, visit the Century Cinemax at Northgate Shopping Centre in Northriding. This is the very first shopping centre in South Africa to feature the amazing movie-screening technology from Century Cinemax. You can expect top-notch cinemas reaching international standards, boasting impressive state-of-the-art surround sound and clear picture. Each screen is unique and offers a different experience for maximum family entertainment and comfort.

Visit Northgate Shopping Centre.

Movies

Parks

Delta Park

One of the city's biggest green lungs and a Sunday stroller's paradise, Delta Park in Victory Park offers visitors wide open spaces and plenty of lush to help them reconnect and enjoy nature. There's 104-hectares of grassland and woodland to explore. Be sure to wear comfy clothing and shoes, as you can stroll these grounds for hours! This is also a wonderful spot to take your four-legged companions, as there's plenty of space for them to run around, stretch their legs and even meet a few new fur friends. Many of the park's visitors enjoy the many walking trails, which link three beautiful tree-lined dams. Don't forget to pack a lovely picnic basket, find the perfect spot and enjoy the ambiance.

Visit Delta Park.

Golden Harvest Park

Near the Northgate Shopping Centre and Ticketpro Dome in Northriding, is a pristine 55-hectare park, offering visitors rolling walks around a dam and indigenous bushveld to admire and enjoy. This beautiful park is a hidden gem that not many Joburgers are aware of. The Golden Harvest Park is completely fenced off with a guard at the gate to ensure the park's visitors' safety while the explore and experience this stunning little piece of nature. Also, keep in mind that there's an entrance fee that needs to be paid in order to get into this park, but the minimal fee is well worth it.

Visit Golden Harvest Park. 

The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

One of the most popular parks within Randburg, the 81-hectare Johannesburg Botanical Gardens form one of the city’s vital green lungs. Visitors can expect large, grassy, open spaces scattered with trees, offering the perfect location for runners, picnickers and dog walkers. It hosts the occasional concert season and kite-flying competitions, as well as the ever-popular Linden Market four times a year. Visitors can also spend the afternoon taking a leisurely stroll through the park's special gardens – the Shakespeare Garden, the Rose Garden, the Herb Garden, a Hedge Demonstration Garden and the main arboretum. The park is fenced and there are gates located at all the entrances which are staffed by security guards.

Visit The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.

Recreational Activities

Adventure Golf

Within the Ferndale on Republic Mall premises lies a well-known putt-putt course that everyone who resides in Randburg knows of, as it has been in its exact location for MANY years. Gather the family and enjoy a little bit of competitive fun at the Adventure Golf course. 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, Koi ponds and water fixtures. And after an exciting game, why not grab a drink from the onsite bar?

Visit Adventure Golf.

Northgate Ice Rink

When was the last time you went ice skating? Or have you never been ice skating before? Well, it's time to make your way to Northgate Shopping Centre, pull on some skates and take to the ice at the Northgate Ice Rink. This is the perfect spot if you're looking to plan a kids birthday party or just want to do something fun with family and friends. There are two sessions that run throughout the day and there's the option of skate hire if you do not own your own ice skates. And if you're feeling thirsty or a tad peckish, there is also a tuckshop on site.

Visit the Northgate Ice Rink.

Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track

Put the pedal to the metal and enjoy some go-kart racing action at the Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track in Strijdompark. They cater to drivers aged between 7 to 70 and offer three different kart sizes, ensuring that everyone can join in on the speedy fun! There are also various race styles available, including quick 10-minute races, Grand Prix style events and endurance races. Please note that bookings are essential. It's thrilling entertainment for the whole family.

Visit the Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track.

Honeydew Mazes

For unique outdoor entertainment for the whole family while getting some fresh air and sunshine, visit Honeydew Mazes and get lost in their a-maize-ing mazes! They offer a variety of mazes to explore, as well as Moonlight Mazes where you venture through the twists, turns and dead ends of the various mazes at night, in the dark. This is also an interesting entertainment option for birthday parties, school outings and team building events.

Visit Honeydew Mazes.

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Image by Honeydew Mazes.

Sports

Randpark Golf Club

With two of the best manicured courses in the country, as well as separate a mashie course, Randpark Golf Club’s uniquely different to other golf courses. It is the ultimate urban golf destination on par with excellence. Also, be sure to check out their takeaway, golf events, special offers and more.

Visit Randpark Golf Club.

Randburg Harriers Running Club

Founded in 1982, the Randburg Harriers Running Club is a family-orientated running club offering a variety of amenities and facilities available to their members. This is just the club if you're looking to get into running as a sport. There's entertainment for all ages.

Visit Randburg Harriers Running Club.

Ballbreakers Cresta

Grab your friends and head to BallBreakers Cresta 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 Cresta.

Century Cinemax

Northgate Shopping Centre's cinema had a renovation not too long ago that brought in Century Cinemax. This cinema has long been a popular choice in West African countries like Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Century Cinemax makes use of the latest digital technology to provide viewers with the best sound and picture quality. Each one of the screens offers a different experience with unique viewing for the ultimate movie experience.

Viewings include VIP 2D, VIP 3D, 2D Max Screen, 3D Max Screen, Gold VIP, Playroom 2D, Playroom 3D, Standard 2D and Standard 3D, on comfy plush seats. Other treatments include reclining seats, cuddle seats and treats. Treats offered are flavoured popcorn, candyfloss, hot chocolate in a cone and slushies. And the best thing about this movie house? Kids get their very own bright and colourful cinema!

Find more information here.

Century Cinema

Ice Rink

Perhaps the most popular draw to Northgate Shopping Centre, the ice rink offers hours of chilly fun for the whole family. Cost for a session of skating is *R80.00 for entrance and *R35.00 for skate hire. But there are discounted rate for groups, on Tuesdays, for Sunday Night Madness and for those with a Cheap Skate Card.

Other services available at the Northgate Ice Rink include skate sharpening for *R50 as well as party hire and a tuck shop offering snacks and drinks. Those who are unable to skate can join the ice skating academy for an eight week course (1 hour per week) with professional coaches. These lessons are great for all ages.

Find more information here.

Northgate Ice Rink

Fantasia

This shopping centre boasts one of the largest arcades at a shopping mall. Fantasia has all the latest in arcade games to keep the fun going. Here, individuals, couples, families and children can spend hours upon hours having a blast playing the large variety of games on offer. The better you do in a game, the more tags you earn. These tags can then be exchanged for your choice of toy.

So grab your friends and head on over to Fantasia. Spend the day battling against zombies in an adrenaline pumping shoot out. Fight against a bask of hungry crocodiles, wage war against the strong arm or bust a move dancing against the clock. Enter an action packed basketball game against the jolly clowns, try your chances at beating lady luck or test your strength on the hammer game.

Find more information here.

Fantasia

Events

Adjoining Northgate Shopping Centre is the Ticketpro Dome, one of Joburg's most popular entertainment destinations. They offer many events throughout the year including conferences, exhibitions, shows, concerts, banquets and festivals.

Apart from the dome, Northgate Shopping Centre itself hosts a multitude of events. These consist of sidewalk sales, road races, putt-putt, competitions, Black Friday sales, Halloween fun houses, fun fairs, shavathons and Christmas events. These fun events are perfect for the whole family.

Find more information here.

Ticketpro Dome

Contact details: Northgate Shopping Centre | 011 794 1687 | Corner Northumberland and Olievenhout Avenues, Northriding | [email protected] | https://www.northgate.co.za

*Prices correct at time of writing.

**Images sourced from Northgate Shopping Mall's website and Ticketpro Dome's Facebook page.

Brrr - Winter's Here!

Date: Friday, 21 June 2019 at 14:30 - 16:30

Let's get creative this winter and craft the cold away at this amazing event. Bring the kids and whole family or even maybe your friends who are into crafts. Those hands won't be freezing because there is plenty to do around the city. The Brr - Winter's event is just something all of us should attend. See you there!

Take To The Avalanche Slope

For skiing, bum-boarding, snowboarding and tubing, minus the freezing temperatures and slushy snow, make sure you head to Avalanche, situated at Cedar Square in Fourways. Visitors of all ages will have a blast sliding down their 65m ski slope, and you can even take a few skiing or snowboarding lessons if you're planning a visit to the Alps anytime soon. Avalanche is open every day from 08:30 until late and sometimes hosts special events in the evenings. The facility also offers a kids' jungle gym and activity centre, a restaurant filled with snacks and good food and expert ski instructors. Call ahead to find out about availability, specials, events and more.

Snowy Activities

Visit The Ice Rink!

Winter activities are not complete without a visit to an ice rink. While there are rinks all over the city, the most popular one in Joburg has to be the Northgate Ice Rink. Plus, they're offering a winter holiday club for the kids during the winter school holidays, as well as half-price Tuesday nights, Family Day Sundays and more. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for upcoming events, specials and more.

Snowy Activities

Take Skiing Lessons @ The Ski Deck

You don't need snow to learn how to ski, bum-board or snowboard – all you need are experienced instructors, 20-40m of ski slope, patience and the Ski Deck in Ferndale. They've been around for years and offer the opportunity for all ages to learn how to ski. Choose from casual bum-boarding from R100* per person (two-hour session), skiing lessons from R1 140* per person (three lessons) or lessons with their fully computerised ski and snowboard simulator, The Sky Tek® Power Carver (from R2 450* for six lessons, by appointment only).

Snowy Activities

Enjoy Sweet Sounds This Winter Season

Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019 - Thursday, 13 June 2019

When is it ever a bad idea to enjoy amazing classical musical sounds? Never, right! And we think is exactly what you will enjoy this winter, warming up your soul with incredible music. Equally at home in the opera pit, Moody began his career as apprentice conductor for the Landestheater Opera in Linza, Austria. So you know your ears are in safe hands, because violinist Ye-Eun Choi is defined by her dynamic sound, rich with vibrant timbre and sensitive nuance. Her colourful, expressive lyricism and virtuosity has earned her acclaim for her engagements as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

Enjoy Sweet Sounds This Winter Season

Warm Up by the Fire at Churchills Bar

When we think of a snowy winter, we think of stepping into a British pub, grabbing a pint, heading to the fireplace and warming up after being out in the cold a tad too long. If that's also your vibe, Churchills Bar at Melrose Arch is just the place to experience it without spending a fortune on a ticket to London. Just imagine sinking onto one of their stuffed leather sofas, warming yourself by the fire with a whisky in your right hand and a cigar in your left. Sounds about right! They have a varied list of cognacs and cigars for you to choose from and, as for food, they do a scrumptious fish and chips.

Snowy Activities

Beat The Cold This Winter

We thought let's just let you in on a secret on how to keep warm this winter. We all want be warm this winter especially when we decide to go out and explore amazing places to have dinner at. This time around there is no way winter is going to hold us back from doing amazing activities in the city. So we've compiled a list of Top Restaurants With Fireplaces In Joburg, check it out!

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival!

Date: 14 June - 30 June 2019

Most of you (and your kids) would have grown up watching Walt Disney movies. Well, now you get to see these much-loved characters come to life and take to the ice with Disney on Ice present Magical Ice Festival! See your favourite Disney characters take to the Ice at Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria, and the Ticketpro Dome this June. They all take you on a brand-new fairy tale twist that's jam-packed with thrills, adventure, fun, music, dancing and excitement. Make sure you get your tickets here before it's too late.

Disney on Ice

The Dullstroom Winter Festival

Date: 21 - 23 June 2019

Warm up this winter with the Dullstroom Winter Festival! This winter fest will be bringing you live music on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 at Bohobo Cafe Bar, close to the centre of the village and within walking distance from all the best restaurants and entertainment Dullstroom has to offer. The headline act this year is the Black Cat Bones. They will be supported by Die Horries, Vern Deysel and Quintin Butler. Opening the show will be local band, the Dullybuggers, featuring guest artists, Albert Meintjes and Freddy Voodo. Don't miss out! Get your tickets here

Dullstroom Country Fest

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Date: 22 June 2019 - 04 August 2019

Gauteng's most popular wine route, the Vaal River Meander Wine Route, is back, celebrating 16 years of fine wines and experiences at the Vaal. Expect a wine extravaganza like no other in a variety of different settings and ways, be it by house boat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, water-taxi, tour-bus or hotel. To kick off the wine tastings, don't miss the Vaal River Wine Expo on 22 June 2019. Click here for more information about the Vaal River Wine Expo and the Vaal River Meander Wine Route.

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Visit The Northgate Ice Rink

All the Disney on Ice action is making us want to pull on a pair of skates ourselves! Since we don't get those beautiful snowy winters we see in Europe, we need to compromise when it comes to the fun winter activities (like skiing and ice skating). Cue the Northgate Ice Rink! The chilly season is not complete without a visit to the rink for some ice skating and belly gliding across the ice. Sundays are family days, so make sure you rally up your loved ones for a fun day out together.

The RMB Turbine Art Fair 2019

Date: 11 - 14 July 2019

This year, the annual RMB Turbine Art Fair is one the move, heading to 10 Fricker Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg. This isn't just an art fair, it's a lifestyle event. Guests will have the opportunity to view an incredible range of fabulous artworks from galleries and artists around the country and start collecting with pieces that are reasonably priced for first-time buyers. Other than delighting your visual senses, you can also enjoy great food, live music and get the chance to meet new and interesting people. All in all, this makes for a wonderful day out in the city. Get your tickets here.

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Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival

Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019

Need something to warm you up from the inside out? Then don't miss the Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival at the stunning countryside escape, Bosheuvel Country Estate in Muldersdrift. Here, you'll be able to sample and taste some of South Africa’s best wines, craft beers, craft gins and liquors, as well as some international wines. With over 60 producers presenting more than 400 products including bubbly, Whites, Reds, Portuguese wines, craft gins, craft beers, ports, brandies and so much more, there's sure to be something just for you. Click here to get your tickets now.

WODAC 2019

Date: 19 - 21 July 2019

This exciting family event features three days jam-packed with demonstrations, competitions, informative talks and charming shows. You can expect everything pet-related all under one roof, from champion show-dogs and cats to obedience and agility competitions, horse shows and exciting parades. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak to breeders about the best dog, cat and exotic pet breeds for your lifestyle and family and discover the latest pet treats and care products, while meeting some of SA’s champion pets. It's the biggest pet expo in the country, so make sure you make a stop here if you're an animal lover. Click here to get your tickets now.

WODAC 2018

The Coffee & Chocolate Expo

Dates: 26 - 28 July 2019

One thing most people love about winter – comfort food! And what could possibly comfort you better than coffee and chocolate? To get your fix, don't miss Coffee & Chocolate 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome this July. This delicious show promises not only a visual and sensory extravaganza, but there will also be a Chocolate Workshop, brought to you by Beyers Chocolates; the Coffee Theatre where you can watch how to make a great cup of coffee using the trendiest and innovative coffee machines; the ALL STARS Arena and much more. You don't want to miss out on this decadent experience. Get your tickets here.

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Women's Health Fit Night Out

Date: 17 August 2019

Women’s Health’s epic workout party is returning to Jozi for a winter warmer sweat session! Expect six super-cool workouts perfect for all fitness levels. Expect the hottest fitness trends all jam-packed into an exciting late afternoon and early evening of fun and fitness, led by trainers, yogis, dance instructors and the Women’s Health team. Attending trainers and workout programmes will be revealed soon. Get your tickets here.

Fit Night Out

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