Family events you don't want to miss
Are you looking for some cool stuff to do with your kids? Check out the list below for fun family-friendly activities you can do.
Educate and Inspire
Body Worlds Vital has been extended due to popular demand. An extraordinary opportunity to learn just how amazing our bodies are by examining real life examples. More info here.
Health24 visited the expo earlier this year, read more here.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (above) runs until 5 November in Cape Town and then moves back to Joburg, and Annie (below) has just opened in Joburg before its Cape Town run in December/January. Introduce your children to the magic of theatre with these two classic shows.
Inspiration for Halloween
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not has just opened at the Waterfront in Cape Town, showing shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, and a replica of the ‘Lizard Man’ until the end of December. See here for full info.
For a family and pet friendly afternoon stroll-with-a-difference, get the face paints out and join in the annual Zombie Walk through Cape Town ’s Company’s Gardens and along St George’s Mall on 29 October. (NB: Best avoid these places if you have a little one that might get scared.)
Babies and Bumps
The Mama Magic Baby Expo returns to the Mother City 28 to 30 October and to Joburg for the first weekend of December, offering products and advice for all parents. See here for more information.
Go Fly a Kite
The annual Cape Town International Kite Festival which takes place on Saturday 29 and 30 October 2016, once again attracts kiters from across the world in its bid to raise funds for Cape Mental Health.
The 1950s-styled Pop-Up Drive-in Cinema at the V&A Waterfront is showing films on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, ranging from the old Jungle Book to Pokemon – perfect for the family. See here for more.
Dinosaurs are taking over Gauteng. The Dinos Alive exhibition in Klerksdorp runs only until the end of the month, so book your tickets now.
A colourful world of pedal cars, horses (and swing horses), row boats, mini tractor rides, mud kitchens, water slides and even a choo-choo train. They also have large sandpit, play areas with super jungle gyms, slides, swings and obstacles to crawl under and over. Playhouses, a tree house and even a castle keep imaginations soaring! And this is just to name a few! Check out the Bugz Playpark website for more information.