Things to do with Kids this Spring in Johannesburg 2018

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What's on in Johannesburg this Spring

Spring is in the air: the birds are tweeting their ‘welcome spring’ songs, the flowers are blooming anew and the spirit of spring can 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

Matilda The Musical

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Brought to you by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this award-winning musical, based on the popular Roald Dahl classic, will warm your family's hearts.

When: 17.10.18 - 02.10.15

Where: Teatro at Montecasino, Fourways

Rumpelstiltskin

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This popular children's classic, about the Miller's daughter who turns straw into gold, is gracing the stage at the Irene Village Theatre this spring.

When: 29.09.18 - 06.10.18

Where: Pretoria Youth Theatre, Irene Village Theatre - Irene Village Theatre

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: 29.09.2018

Where: The Big Red Barn, Irene

Lifestyle

The Color Run Johannesburg

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I always get super excited about this happy and colourful event filled with energy, excitement and laughter. This year, the Color Run is hosting the Carnival Tour so expect stilt walkers, balloon shapers, music and good-natured clowning around.

Buy tickets on The Color Run website now. (psst, we have a giveaway for family tickets too! Enter here.)

When: 16.09.18 | 09h00 - 15h00

Where: Roosevelt High, 1 Thibault St, Roosevelt Park Johannesburg

Cradle Colour Festival

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Celebrate our rich national heritage at Stone Park, Maropeng's latest edition. This first-ever festival will bring our colourful, textured and flavoursome history to the fore. 

When: 24 September 2018

Where: Maropeng Stone Park, Gauteng

RedFest, Johannesburg

Expect a weekend filled with family-friendly theatrical productions, live music and the most delicious treats from Joburg's popular food trucks. This festival is set to be a fun and relaxing excursion for the whole family.

When: 28.09.18 - 30.09.18

Where: Redhill School in Morningside

ASHA Annual Family Fun Day

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This family-fun festival is offering a day of entertainment and delight. Expect children’s games, giant slides, medium slides, water slides and lots more.

When: 29.09.18

Where: Elkah Stadium, Rockville, Soweto

Mermaids, Pirates and Unicorns Festival

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Celebrate spring with a fantasy-filled mermaids, pirates and unicorns themed excursion the whole family can enjoy. Expect craft stalls, forest trails, shipwrecks, twinkly mermaid drinks, dastardly pirate concoctions and glittery Unicorn ice-creams! The kids will love it.

When: 29.09.18

Where: In The Forest Venue, 2 Aloe Ridge Drive, 1961 Walkerville, Johannesburg

The Jozi Tese Festival

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If you love all that our outdoor-loving, 'hip and happening' city has to offer, then be sure to take the family to this outdoor lifestyle festival and celebration at the ever-popular Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.

When: 30.09.18

Where: Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden’s 

Africa Aerospace and Defence Show

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This air show is held every two years and has, since its inception, become a must-visit event for families. Expect mesmerising, air-borne displays of various aircraft, food stalls and more.

When: 22 - 23.09.18

Where: A F B Waterkloof, Centurion

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!

xxx

Alexa 

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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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