Things to do with Kids this Spring in Johannesburg

What's on in Johannesburg this Spring

Although it feels like we have completely skipped spring and rushed straight into summer with these soaring temperatures, the birds are still tweeting their ‘welcome spring’ songs, the flowers are still blooming anew and the spirit of spring can still be seen in everybody’s happy demeanour. If you are wondering what to get up to with your families this holiday, here is our bucket list:

Spending the holiday in another part of our beautiful country? Read our guides: Things to do with Kids this Spring in Cape Town, Things to do with Kids this Spring in Durban and Things to do with Kids this Spring in the Garden Route.

Kid-Friendly Events

Arts & Culture

Crafts in the Park

This food and craft market offers a day of leisurely family-shopping in a safe and beautiful park environment. Enjoy a bite to eat at the tea garden or have a relaxed family picnic with your shopped treats in the park.

When: 30.09.2017

Where: Bunny Park, Benoni

Christmas in October Market

This is a special instalment of the ‘Crafts in the Park’ market, offering you the chance to start that Christmas shopping early.

When: 07.10.2017

Where: Bokkie Park, Benoni

Spring Folk Market

The ‘In the Forest Venue’ promises a mesmerising experience with its large forest of trees. Take the kids on an enchanted forest journey while indulging in some retail therapy.

When: 30.09.2017

Where: In the Forest Venue, Aloe Ridge Drive, Walkerville

Irene Village Market

I remember visiting this market as a child with my mom and grandmother and I am looking forward to taking my little Bean this year. Expect over 250 unique arts and crafts stalls, antiques and collectables and deliciously yummy treats.

When: 30.09.2017

Where: The Big Red Barn, Irene


East Rand Spring Festival

Carnival City is hosting the first of its kind spring festival this year. Expect products, services and freebies as well as live music, a Miss Spring festival and exciting giveaways.

When: 29.09.17 – 30.09.17

Where: Sun Park, Carnival City

Ludwig’s Roses Spring Festival

This is another of my favourite annual festivals and it definitely warrants to the drive to Pretoria North. Experience a day of relaxed farm life in amongst a sea of magical roses in bloom, tractor train rides, educational talks and much more.

When: 06 – 08.10.17

Where: Ludwig’s Roses, North of Pretoria

Zoo Trot at the Johannesburg Zoo

Join this family-friendly fun run/walk run through the Zoo and end your morning with a leisurely family breakfast.

When: 08.10.17

Where: Johannesburg Zoo

Holiday Entertainment

Yeesh Holiday Programme

This fun indoor party & play venue is offering a holiday programme during the spring school holidays. Expect supervised activities such as baking, icing, face painting, pizza making, treasure hunts, games, painting, arts & crafts and more.

When: 30.09.17 – 07.10.17

Where: Yeesh, Woodmead

Outdoor Excursions & Activities

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Family-friendly Activities on a Budget

Read this blog post, inexpensive outdoor activities for families with kids in Johannesburg, to find a variety of fun outdoor activities for under R 100.00

Outdoor Adventure Activities

Read our latest post, 13 Unbeatable Adventure Activities in Johannesburg, to find some adrenaline-fuelled family activities.

Indoor Excursions & Activities

Party & Play Venues

To escape the heat, here’s our fun guide to kids’ indoor play venues in Johannesburg

Child-Friendly Restaurants

We have put together a complete list of 53+ child friendly restaurants in Johannesburg & surrounds.

Go Camping

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Camping is arguably the most affordable holiday accommodation and the resorts often include a variety of fun child-friendly activities. Read our latest blog listing 50 family friendly camping spots in South Africa for your spring getaway inspiration.

Happy spring and enjoy the heart-warming weather!



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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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