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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where: Johannesburg Zoo
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
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.
We have put together a complete list of 53+ child friendly restaurants in Johannesburg & surrounds.
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!
For more information please visit: Things to do with Kids: Johannesburg