This weekend Love is in the air and while you may have planned some Adult time with your other half, there is still lots to do for the whole family. There are also a few things for Valentines Day that are family focused (so now would be a good time to send a forgetful partner the link to the post)
So let’s start with Family orientated Valentines Celebrations
Giovanni Pane Vino – A hidden Gem on the corner of Main Road and Witkoppen in Bryanston is having a lunch on the 14th February with live music from The Jazz Company and the best news of all, kids are welcome. They have a beautiful huge wooden Jungle Gym for the kids to play on as well as pony rides and tractor rides. They will have the inflatable water slide up, so bring the kids costume and towel. Call them now on0729146820 to book you place
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens – Families are invited to enjoy a Valentine’s Day picnic at the Walter Sisulu NBG on Valentine’s Day. SAMA award winner Tiro Moshosho will serenade you with a repertoire of favourites by Teddy Pendergrass, Barry White, The Bee Gees, Julio Iglesias, Celine Dion, and Marvin Gaye and more. Take your picnic baskets and enjoy live romantic music, a train ride, jumping castles and the beautiful gardens. Cost: Adults R 70, Pensioners and Botsoc members R 50, Students R 50, Scholars R 35, Children under 6 Free. Gates open at 15h30. Music programme begins at 16h00.
Saturday 13th February
Space Travel – Travel with Thomas the astronomer in his giant rocket, to the game reserve, and then on to the Moon and beyond! Sing-along show specifically designed for 5-8 year olds. Saturday 13 February 2016 at 10h30. Tickets are available from half an hour before the show, at the door. Doors close promptly at the advertised show time, with no late entry. Tickets: R 30pp
World Radio Day – Join Sci-Bono as they explore World Radio Day on Saturday. World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. This a day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. Take your family along to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and explore the unique value of radio through exciting hands-on activities, workshops and science shows – unearth the science of radio! Entry fees are R 25 for children between 3 and 16 years old, free for children under 3 years and R 40 per adult. No charge for pensioners.
Meet the Author – Take your children to Exclusive Books at Melrose Arch (from 11h00)to meet Julia Donaldson, the author of the beloved children’s books ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. Julia Donaldson was the 2011-2013 Children’s Laureate and her books have sold more than five million copies worldwide. Free, but please RSVP
Yoga Playdate– The playdate will consist of age-appropriate yoga warm ups, adventures with yoga poses, partner poses, breathing, stories and end with relaxation to teach the children the power of quiet time for the body and mind. This is an hour when as a mom or dad you can leave discipline at the door of the studio; the yoga is not competitive and the children are not corrected in yoga poses. This may be the one hour when it’s absolutely perfect whatever your child is up to. If they wobble in tree pose, so what? If they fidget, let them. If they tickle you and don’t take the yoga seriously, laugh with them. The yoga playdate is like a clear canvas where your child can be free, childlike and through that feel happier and more peaceful. Moms, dads and children derive all the same benefits from yoga: strength, flexibility, discipline, relaxation and peace of mind. The classes have been created so that you can gain all the excellent benefits, but mainly enjoy being together in your parent/child relationship doing something physical and playful. Booking is essential and may be made at email@example.com R 150 per parent/child team.
Sunday 14th February
Zoo Trot – What better way to start Valentines Day? You and your family can join other zoo trotters, running to beat your own record, or walk with family and friends at your own pace to reduce stress, build stamina, keep fit or just socialise. The Trot is open to young and old – some parents even push their babies in strollers on the walk. The trot consists of a 5 or 10 km fun run or walk inside the zoo grounds. Direction markers are placed along the route to guide you and zoo staff is present to help you stay on route. The route passes some of the most popular zoo animals such as the lions, elephants, giraffe, monkeys and one of most resilient animals: Phila, the Black Rhino. Registration opens at 07h00, the Trot begins at 07h30 and ends at 10h00. The special reduced entry fee is R 50 each and children under the age of three get in free. For every three consecutive trots completed, you will receive a special Zoo Trot medal, featuring one of the zoo animals. After the walk/run, Zoo trotters can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the zoo’s Cafe Fino or bring picnic baskets and enjoy the rest of the day at the Johannesburg Zoo.
Have Fun everyone and we will see you out there this weekend.