15 Fun Things to do in Johannesburg this Easter

  • School holidays 2018 - Easter| Activities & Excursions |Things to do with Kids

Autumn is around the corner and although it is still warm, the days are becoming shorter, the nights longer (and cooler) and the sunlight is losing its harshness, lending the world a softer glow. After a very hot summer in Johannesburg, I am eagerly awaiting the warm sun and cooler air of Autumn and I cannot wait to indulge in some much-needed quality time during the upcoming Easter festivities and school holidays.

Here is what’s on in Johannesburg this Easter:

(Read our blogs to find out what's on in Cape Town - Easter 2018 and what's on in Durban this Easter)

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Kid-Friendly Events this Easter

Arts & Culture 

Future Park

A virtual city in a digital universe for the kids to create and play in.

When: 24.02.18 - 08.04.18

Where: The Globe |  Silverstar Casino | R28 |  Muldersdrift |  Mogale City | JHB

Peppa Pig
Fans of Peppa Pig will love his larger than life musical puppet show, featuring all their favourite songs and interactive sing-a-longs.
When: 29.03.18 - 02.04.18
Where: Theatre of Marcellus | Emperors Palace | 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg

The Sound of Music

This famous musical requires no introduction. It is a firm family favourite and a definite must-see during this holiday.

When: 31.03.18 - 29.04.18

Where: Teatro | Montecasino Blvd | Fourways




Lippizaners Easter Performance

Be mesmerised be a Lippizaner performance and enjoy a meal, as well as an Easter egg hunt, before the show.

When: 01.04.18 | 10h30

Where: 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami


Reefsteamers Magaliesburg Express Train Tour

I am super excited about our impending trip on this heritage steam locomotive train to Magaliesburg from Johannesburg Park Station. My almost 3-year-old will be utterly fascinated! Visit the Reefsteamers website to find out more regarding the various activities available in Magaliesburg (i.e. picnics, helicopter flips etc).

When: 31.03.18 | 09:00 - 17h45

Where: Park Station JHB


Excursions & Activities

Acrobranch Outdoor Activity Parks

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Take the kids on a safe, outdoor, obstacle adventure and let them experience your childhood memories of climbing trees and ‘foefie’ sliding. Acrobranch has 4 branches in the Gauteng area to choose from, so book an age-appropriate obstacle course, enjoy their zip line and try out the acro-bungy (it’s amazing!).

When: Wednesday - Sunday: 09h00 - 17h00

Where: Johannesburg: Melrose Park & Huddle Park | Centurion: Sunlaws Estate, Olifantsfontein | Pretoria North: Honingnestkrans | Pretoria East: Rosemary Hill

Gold Reef City Theme Park

Africa’s largest theme park promises an exciting and fun-filled day out. This family excursion must-visit has thrill rides, tamer family rides, a 4D theatre and a mine museum with an underground mine tour. A cinema, a variety of child-friendly restaurants and accommodation are also available.

When: During School Holidays: Monday - Sunday: 09h30 - 17h00

Where: C/O  Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde

A Trip on the Gautrain

South Africans are not used to the public transport systems found in Europe and the USA, so the Gautrain, with all its bells and whistles, is something exciting. And let’s be honest, kids love trains! Take the kids on an excursion to Rosebank for some Bubble Waffles at Plan B (yum!) or to OR Tambo International and marvel at the aeroplanes.

When: Monday - Sunday, approx.: 05h00 - 21h00 (exact times vary according to the station)

Where: Choose your closest station: Park, Rosebank, Marlboro, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Hatfield, Rhodesfield, ORTIA


Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic at Poplar Park, Sandton

When: 18 March 2018 | 15h00 - 18h30

Where: Poplar Park, 11 Poplar Ave, Riverclub, Sandton

Easter Egg Hunt at Norscot Manor, Fourways

When: 25 March | 09h00 - 17h00

Where: Norscot Manor, 16B Penguin Ave, Fourways

Kings Easter Festival

When: 29.03.18 - 01.04.18

Where: King's College and Preparatory School, 54 Hornbill Rd, Bryanston



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Offering a festive atmosphere with artisanal & fresh, homemade treats, handmade products and more, markets are often a popular family destination:


Fourways Farmers Market

When: Every Sunday: 09h00 - 16h00

Where: C/O William Nicol Drive and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways


Bryanston Organic Market

When: Every Thursday & Saturday: 09h00 - 15h00

Where: 40 Culross Rd, Bryanston, Johannesburg


The Blubird Wholefood Market Birnam

When: Every Sunday: 09h00 - 14h00

Where: Blubird Shopping Centre, C/O Atholl-Oaklands Rd and Fort Str, Birnam


Rosebank Sunday Market

When: Every Sunday: 09h00 - 16h00

Where: Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Johannesburg


Read our blog for more must-visit family markets in Gauteng.


Child-Friendly Restaurants 

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Johannesburg has a variety of fantastic family-friendly restaurants on offer - find our ultimate list here.


Picnic Spots

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There is no better way to relax than with a family picnic in the tranquillity of nature. Click onthe link for our list of favourite picnic spots in Johannesburg and surrounding areas.

Happy Easter all! Tell us what you are up to these holidays? We love to hear from our fans!


For more information please visit: Johannesburg

Alexa A wife and mom, Alexa is an avid traveller always on the lookout for a new adventure. She is a high energy, natural influencer and inspiration to those around her. Although she has based her career on sales and marketing, she studied politics, philosophy and economics. A passion for writing has led her to blog on Things to do with Kids and on her personal blog called ‘Sleepless in Jozi”, which is focused on life as a mommy, travelling and generally being a busybody. In her free time, Alexa loves spending quality time with her family, the outdoors, reading a good book and exploring new restaurants, markets and activities. 

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