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What's on this Easter & Autumn in Johannesburg

What's on this Easter & Autumn in Johannesburg

We all know that Autumn brings all the bold colours of reds, yellows and oranges. This makes the outdoors, along with the cool weather, quite magical in our beautiful city. But with Autumn comes Easter, which thows some bright happy colours into the mix of blues, greens, purples and pinks. Walking through the shops at this period the shelves are lined with all sorts of Easter Eggs and Easter crafts. I’m lucky enough to have my son’s birthday fall around Easter every year and it makes for the best mini breaks, excursions and activities. I’ve already started putting together a list of things to do this Autumn and Easter and I thought I would share them here with you. These all look like they are so much fun!

(See what's on in Cape Town, Durban and on the Garden Route this Autumn)

Read our Things to do With Kids under R100 in JHB and 52 Awesome Things to do with Kids in Johannesburg 2020 for other ideas of what to do!

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

What’s on this Autumn 2020

March 2020 to May 2020 – Easter Edition

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Easter Events Activities

Easter Hunt, The Herb farm (Midrand)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

Easter weekend fun at The Herb Farm with an egg-citing Easter Hunt. The kids can look forward to some fun activities including making their own Easter baskets, baking Easter treats and, of course, hunting for the Easter eggs in the Herb Garden. There are also Rose Gardens,
and African Medicinal Garden and a Monastic Garden. There is also a Kids Play area with Restaurant
When: 10-13 April 2020

Where: The Herb Farm, Midrand

Who: All ages

For more information: The Herb Farm

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND FESTIVALS

Rand Show 2020

** Due to COVID19, the Rand Show has cancelled/ postponed the event for now

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

The Rand Show is one of this country’s most iconic events on the annual entertainment and exhibition calendar. They continue to deliver an even more exciting offering in 2020, they announced not only a new look and feel for the event, but also a brand new, thrilling journey of discovery with something for everyone – from visitors through to exhibitors.

Adults: From R130 | Children 2-12: From R30

When: 8 April 2020 - 13 April 2020

Where: Johannesburg, various zones

Who: All ages

For more information: Rand Show 2020

Pretoria Zoo Kids Carnival, Daspoort (Pretoria)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

The Pretoria Zoo Kids Carnival will be staged at the picnic area. vocal groups, DJs and dancers, will hit the stage to entertain and create a buzz, while the kids can get their faces painted and enjoy fun-fair rides, magicians, and plenty of games. The whole family can enjoy the charming carnival atmosphere. There will be loads of food trailers, fashion stands as well as a fully-fledged amusement park and great prizes.

Theme: White T shirt (They will be splashing colour powder)

Activities are included in the General Ticket

Adults: From R150 | Children 2-12: From R120

*You are allowed to bring a picnic basket, cooldrinks umbrellas and chairs. Braai stands will be available. Cooler box charged at R50

When: Sunday, 5 April 2020 from 10:00-18:00

Where: Pretoria Zoo 228, Bloed St, Pretoria

Who: 2-4, 5-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 078 1821 679

Email: info@namelafunrides.co.za

JHB Zoo Kids Carnival, Parkview (Johannesburg)

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

The Kids Carnival at Joburg Zoo, much like it’s sister festival at Pretoria Zoo, will be staged in the Band Stand area. vocal groups, DJs and dancers, will hit the stage to entertain and create a buzz, while the kids can get their faces painted and enjoy fun-fair rides, magicians, and plenty of games. The whole family can enjoy the charming carnival atmosphere. There will be loads of food trailers, fashion stands as well as a fully-fledged amusement park and great prizes.

Theme: Hawaiian

Activities are included in the General Ticket

Adults: From R150 | Children 2-12: From R120

*You are allowed to bring a picnic basket, cooldrinks umbrellas and chairs. Braai stands will be available. Cooler box charged at R50

When: Saturday, 4 April 2020 from 09:00-17:30

Where: The Johannesburg Zoo Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park drive, Johannesburg

Who: 2-4, 5-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 078 1821 679

Email: Info@namelafunrides.co.za

Superhero Family Festival, Thaba-Tswane (Pretoria)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

This is an event for families who are crazy about Super-Heroes. The event is a perfect platform for superhero lovers to dress up in their favourite superhero costumes. The event will have amusement rides, robot costumes, food stalls, markets, children’s crafts, kids' clothing and more. Everyone is welcome and it is definitely a family affair. Their state-of-the-art rides and fascinating robot costumes will leave the whole family with unforgettable memories. Superhero costumes are not compulsory; visitors are free to wear any outfit that is suitable for them.

Tickets from R60-R950

When: Friday, 13 March at 10:00 – Sunday, 15 March at 22:00

Where: Heartfelt Arena, 1000 Voortrekker Road, Thaba-Tshwane, Pretoria

Who: All ages

Tel: 071 717 1255

Email: info@superherofamilyfestival.com

Groot Op Die Gras, Silverton (Pretoria)

Go and spend Mother’s day in the beautiful garden for Groot Op Die Gras. A music and lifestyle festival for the whole family. Take everyone along for an African music festival with top artists, a beer garden, delicious food stalls and a play area for the kids.

Adults: From R80 | Children 11-17 : From R60 | Children infants – 10: R15

When: Saturday, 9 May 2020 from 10:00-22:00

Where: Pionier Museum Keuning St, Silverton, Pretoria

Who: All ages

Email: grootopdiegrassa@gmail.com

Web: http://www.grootopdiegras.co.za

Easter Egg Hunt, Aeroton (Johannesburg South)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

Bring the kids to the Biggest Easter Egg Hunt in Jhb South, over 4000 eggs to be found, with tons of exciting entertainment & games. There will be awesome cash prizes up for grabs. Go and explore the water park, splash pools for all ages, super slides, carousel rides, jumping castles, rocket rides, gladiator and foam pit for a day to remember.

Tickets from R70

When: Saturday, 11 April 2020 from 09:00-18:00

Where: Weekend Market JHB Aeroton, Johannesburg South

Who: All ages

Tel: 066-053-5425

Email: info@weekendmarketjhb.co.za

The Sylvia’s market Easter family day, Observatory (Johannesburg East)

Sylvia's Market will be hosting an Easter Market and Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Monday. There will be lots of fun activities, including the Easter Egg hunt for the kids. There will be a surprise visit from The Easter Bunny, live music, food, craft and beverage stalls and lots of family friendly entertainment. This is a dog friendly event too.

Tickets are R10

When: Monday, 13 April 2020 from 10:00-16:00

Where: 59 Frederick St, Observatory, Johannesburg

Who: All ages

Tel: 082 307 7057

Email: info@sylviasmarket.co.za

LIVE SHOWS

Lenny & Hugo, Lynnrodene (Pretoria)

**All shows for March and April have been canceled or postponed. Do watch our website for more info.

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

The two characters are best friends and together they promise a show from the top shelves of pure enjoyment for the whole family! Come dance and laugh and play with Lenny the Lion and Hugo the Hyena. Award-winning music, sing-along songs and some wonderful fun activities promise to keep young and old entertained for the full hour. Come and join Lenny & Hugo, bring your children and bring out the child in you.

Adults and Children: R85

When: Monday, 30 March 2020 from 11:00-12:10

Where: Atterbury Teater/Theatre 3, Daventry Rd, Lynnrodene, Pretoria

Who: 2-4, 5-9

Tel: 012 942 5951

Email: info@atterburytheatre.co.za

KIDS HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

The World of Golf Holiday Camp, (Woodmead)

**Postponed until further notice

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

At the World of Golf for the holidays we will be running a Holiday Youth Camp over the 23rd, 24th and 25th of March as well as there will be a SmartTeens camp taking place on the 26th and 27th of March

Every weekend at the World of Golf, we have children’s activities ranging from:

Build a Pizza
SNAG Golf
Mini Soccer
Shooting Hoops
Face Painting
Paint a picture
Colour a Picture
A variety of kids crafts

When: Over the School holidays

Where: Cnr Woodmead Dr & Maxwell Dr, Waterval 5-Ir, Woodmead

Who: 5-9, 10-12 and teens

For more information: World of Golf

Kids Festival at Relish Bistro, Hatfield (Pretoria)

Come and join Relish Bistro for a kiddie’s day out in the sun! They will have horse rides, horse cart rides for the littler ones, painting, balloon popping surprises and lots more!

Free Admission

When: Saturday, 28 March 2020 from 11:00-16:00

Where: Relish Bistro Grosvenor St, Hatfield, Tshwane

Who: 0-1, 2-4, 5-9, 10-12

Tel: 012 7473651

Email: info@relishbistro.co.za

Kids Camp, Goodlands Estate (Pretoria)

Kids In Ministry is a discipleship process, which allows children to grow in knowing God, His voice and His purposes for their lives. They get to, experience what a personal relationship with God looks like, and what it entails! They will be taught about the baptism in the Holy Spirit. All subject matter is presented in a fun, interactive way, the way children learn best! A catching theme is used keeping it fun and engaging!

Tickets from R1300 pp, Costs include all lodging and meals, a certificate of completion, a T-shirt and many more crafts and take home activities!

When: Monday, 23 March at 09:00 – Friday, 27 March at 12:00

Where: Goodland Estate Tshwane

Who: 5-9, 10-12

Tel: 083 235 1699

Email: mariska.vandermeulen@doxadeo.org

Mother and Child Paint Experience, Fairlands (Johannesburg West)

This is a special time to spoil mom with a Mother & Child Paint Event. The day typically starts with welcome drinks and snacks. After which guests will settle down with their own easel, paints, canvas and brushes. Lillian Gray then guides them step by step in creating a unique artwork. All participants will be painting the same image, and by the end of the event, each artist will take their creation home.

Tickets from R900 per pair (Mother + Child). | For additional Child + R 350 | Includes rose for mom, cookies, coffee, tea & all art supplies.

When: Saturday, 9 May 2020 from 09:00-12:00

Where: 82 Kessel Street Fairland

Who: 6-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 076 828 2448

Email: hello@lilliangray.co.za

Kids Holiday Art School, Fairland (Johannesburg West)

** Postponed to 22-26 June

This holiday workshop focuses on a different artist each day. They explore the artist’s techniques and life story. The kids then proceed to work on their project based on the specific artist. The kids are exposed to various mediums of art so that they can explore and find what they are drawn to most. Please request a program below for day-to-day activities.

Session 1: 9-10:00 / 10 min Break

Session 2: 10:10 – 11:10 / 15 min Break

Session 3: 11:10 – 12:15 / Pick Up

Tickets from R1200 for 5 days

When: Monday, 23 March at 09:00 – Friday, 27 March at 12:00

Where: 82 Kessel Street Fairland

Who: 5-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 076 828 2448

Email: hello@lilliangray.co.za

Kids Arts and Crafts Class, Brooklyn (Pretoria)

For this arts and crafts class for kids, they will learn how to make their own jewellery box that will be painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint. The cushion that comes inside the box, will be covered with their own choice of fabric that will be provided from their selective fabric range. The duration of this workshop will be approximately 1 hour.

Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.

Tickets from R190 pp (Materials included)

When: Saturday, 28 March 2020 from 10:00-11:00

Where: Art Corner at Rosalinda 1004 Justice Mahomed, Brooklyn

Who: 8-12

Tel: 087 943 5450

Email: katinka@rosalindastudio.co.za

Acrobranch Outdoor Activity Parks

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

Markets

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Johannesburg | Things to do With Kids

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

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

Picnic Spots

There is no better way to relax than with a family picnic in the tranquillity of nature. Click on the 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!

Alexa

Alexa

A wife and mom, Alexa is an avid traveler 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 busy body. 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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