All the Jozi family fun: Ready, set, go!

2018-03-10 18:00 - Saara Mowlana
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School holidays are just around the corner and it's easy to feel panicked at a potentially lacklustre holiday period of being stuck at home with bored children and household demands. But do not sweat, Jozi has enough events and attractions to keep your sanity in check.

Whether you're in the mood for some tasty food or are in need of some Hogwarts magic to add some zest to your holiday fest, Jozi has plenty of exciting things to keep you cosy!

READ: School Holiday Fun: SA's unique kids' activities and parks to visit

If you do find yourself and your family walking around Joburg between 29 March and 9 April, keep your eyes peeled for one of the following events:


Pre-Easter March Night Market

March your feet on over to this pre-Easter night market. It is hop and happening on Good Friday, 29 March, between 18h00 and 22h00 over at Market on Main in Fox Street. Their next night market falls on the eve before Good Friday. Kick off the Easter Weekend under the stars with your family.

Enjoy a fun time over some yummy treats and get some nifty crafts under the Jozi night sky.

Taste of Jozi Food Festival

Head on over to experience Joburg culture with great food, great people and music. This is a food festival with what organisers promise are only the best vendors on the market and guarantee you a truly fun filled Jozi lifestyle experience. It cooks off at the Old Johannesburg Train Station in Newtown on 30 March between 13h00 and 23h00.  

Tickets prices range between R40 for children to R550 for groups larger than 10 - for more information and to book your tickets, click here.

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Family Colour Run

Keep your family active and enjoy some vibrant fun at the Family Colour Run kicking off at The Weekend Market JHB in Rifle Range Road on Saturday, 31 March at 08h00.  The entry charge is R50 for kids under 12 and R80 for adults and tickets can be purchased via Computicket.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Kids World

Also taking place at The Weekend Market JHB on 31 March is the Easter Egg Hunt which is set in motion at 11h00. Enjoy the timeless game as well as fun rides that will keep your kids entertained for hours and deliver a fun day under the sun for the whole family.

All About Kids Expo

The All About Kids Expo 2018 is a family-focused event hosted by Studiemeester SA and brought to you by MiWayLife taking place at Clearwater Mall between 6 - 8 April. Visitors will have access to interesting and innovative kid-friendly activity providers, makers and brands out there.


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Joburg Zoo

The Jozi Zoo in Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview, will keep you and the family engaged and intrigued with its array of incredible animals, beautiful scenery and great picnic spots. Entry charges are R50 for students (with a student card), pensioners and children and R80 for adults. For more information on fees, visit the Joburg Zoo website

Zoo Lake 

This picnic haven is perfect for families looking to get out of the house and into nature. It boasts the Coronation Fountain, a Johannesburg heritage symbol. Aside from being a popular spot for picnicking, it's also a great spot to walk your dog or take a leisurely boat ride and even braai. It has its own information centre and houses one of the renowned African themed restaurants, Moyo.

Its Sports Club is another favourite with residents - offering a variety of sports amenities, a restaurant and pub. You can find this otherworldly attraction located at the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street, Parkview. 


If you're looking for some adrenaline to really kick-up your holiday fever, take your kids and their friends for the ultimate obstacle course challenge. Situated in the heart of Jozi at James & Ethel Gray Park, Melrose Street Extension, this exciting venue makes for a fun and easy quickie escape. Get rid of all the pent up energy from work and school schedules. Toss your stress to the wind as you swing from the trees and zipline through the leaves at Achrobranch. It’s 2 hours of huge fun with Tarzan swings, crossings, walkways, bridges, acro-bungy and zip lines! The average cost is around R190 per person, to view the detailed price list and make a booking, go here

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Northcliff Hill

No matter what you think of Jozi as a city, seeing it from way up high is rather spectacular, Northcliff Hill - the city's second highest point - offers a comprehensive view of Johannesburg. Rope the family in and head out to soak up breathtaking vistas of the CBD on the one side and the northern suburbs on the other. While the experience is quite impressive any time of day, opting to go for a sundowner picnic is always a great idea! You can find this rockophile heaven located in Joseph Avenue, Randburg.

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ABSA Art Gallery

Take in, with the family in tow,  some of the stunning artworks on display at the Absa Art Gallery. This lovely spot is located at the Johannesburg headquarters of one of South Africa’s major banks, ABSA, in the middle of the Johannesburg central business district. The gallery showcases temporary exhibitions, and holds a competition each year - the finalists of which will have their work displayed. The gallery is open Mondays - Fridays between 08h00 - 16h00 and closed on weekends and public holidays.

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