Joburg Family Guide – 8Sep

Spring Expo 2016

St Andrews School for Girls will host a community style event to welcome Spring. With just over 100 stalls with everything from toys to gifts, fashion and more, this event is bound to exciting for the entire family.

17 Sept @ 9am

R20

St Andrews School for Girls. Off St Andrews Avenue, Bedfordview.

(Tel) 011-454-9408

 

Africa Aerospace and Defence Show

Get to see the aircraft in flight in put through their paces at Waterkloof.

17 – 18 Sept @ 8am

R70 – R1000

AFB Waterkloof. Solomon Mahlangu Drive, Centurion.

(Tel) 0861-915-8000

 

Spring Spectacular

The Lipizzaner stallions are a sight to behold. With such grace and prowess, watch as they perform sychronised movements and dance.

17 Sept @ 5pm

R100

Lipizzaner Centre. 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami.

(Tel) 079-716-4792

 

Bounce Inc SA

South Africa’s first trampoline park is open and waiting for you to come and jump, dive, spin and just have fun. Catering for various skill levels, kids or all ages can enjoy it including grown up kids. They also do parties and cater for groups!

10am – 9pm (Mon – Fri)

Bounce Inc. Cnr Woodmead and Maxwell Drive, Waterfall Lifestyle Centre. (Tel) 011-517-2500

 

Montecasino Bird Gardens

Wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.

8:30am -5pm (Mon-Fri), 8:30am-6pm (Weekends)

Montecasino. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways, (Tel) 011-511-1864

 

Gold Reef City Theme Park

Gold Reef City Theme Park has an abundance of adventures, it won’t be long before you’ll be drawn to the squeals of delight! Also the only place in Southern Africa where you can enjoy a 4D movie!

9:30am-5pm

Cnr Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde. (Tel) 011-248-6800


Acrobranch

They have so much to offer from zip lines, swing bridges and Tarzan Swings. They cater for various difficulty levels and offer a safe family friendly environment to have fun.

9am – 3pm

Within James and Ethel Gray Park, outside Melrose Arch. (Tel) 086-999-0369

 

Ice Skating

Learn how to ice skate at the Northgate Ice Rink, conveniently located in Northgate Shopping Centre. Skates can be hired at the venue.

10am – 5pm (Daytime Session), 7:30pm – 10:30pm (Evening Session)

R30 Skate Hire / R65 entrance fee

 

Roll Egoli

An ideal space for kids to have a Birthday or just have fun skating in a safe environment. The facility boats a 1000 square metre cover roller rink with a smooth concrete floor. Skate scan be hired at the venue as well. Ages 4 and up.

9am – 9pm (Fri & Sat), 9am – 6pm (Tue – Thurs)

R60 per entry/ R25 Skate Hire

296 Main Road, Bryanston. (Tel) 083-232-9861

 

Ten Pin Bowling

The Magic Company Ten Pin Bowling is a new extension to the existing Magic Company entertainment store. The Bowling arena caters for all families and groups, including corporate team builds and games.

12pm-12am (Mon-Thurs), 12pm-2am (Fri), 10am-2am (Sat)

Montecasino. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways, (Tel) 011-511-0124

 

Randburg Raceway

A well looked after go-kart facility which is perfect for birthday parties and functions. Multiple race formats and packages to choose from. From ages 9 and up.

10am (Mon – Sun)

R150 – R450

272 Samantha Street, Strijdom Park. (Tel) 011-792-2260

 

James Hall Museum of Transport

The James Hall Museum of Transport is a land transport museum covering various modes of transport dating back some 400 years and is the largest museum of its kind in South Africa. Get to see steam vehicles, bicycles, trains and trams.

9am -5pm (Tues-Sun)

Free – Donations welcome

James Hall Museum. Corner of Reynolds and Rosettenville Roads, Pioneer Park. (Tel) 011-435-9485

 

Sterkfontein Caves

These are ancient Dolomite caves that form part of the fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind. Among the fossils found here, the most famous are the remains of early humans Mrs. Ples and Little Foot.

9am – 5pm (Daily)

R97 – R165 (Kids under 4 FREE)

Kromdraai Road, Muldersdrift. (Tel) 014-577-9000

 

Museum Africa

This is one of Johannesburg’s biggest history and cultural museums housed in the old fruit and vegetable market, which dates back as far as 1913. Featuring exhibits of the discovery of Gold in Johannesburg to the era of township Jazz in Sophia Town.

Tue – Sun @ 9am – 5pm

Free

Museum Africa. 121 Bree Street, Newtown. (Tel) 011-833-5624

 

Origin’s Centre

The Origins Centre tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality. The Centre contains the latest interactive multi-media equipment.

Open daily 9am – 5pm

R40 – R500

The Origin’s Centre. Yale Road, Wits University, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-717-4700

 

Museum of Military History

The Museum’s collection of more than 44 000 items are divided into 37 separate categories and include the official South African war art and photograph collections and is the only museum of its kind in South Africa.

9am -4:30pm (Daily)

R20 – R40

22 Erlswold Way, Randburg. (Tel) 011-646-5513