• Book now for the five-day Junior Nature Conservator course at the Pretoria Zoo, for Grades 7-12, from 9-13 Dec – R 250
  • Carols by Candlelight with the SA Lipizzaners and the Welsh Male Voice Choir – at 15h00 on Sun 8, Sun 15, Mon 16 and Sun 22, and at 19h00 on Wed 4, Fri 6, Wed 11, Fri 13, Sat 14, Wed 18, Fri 20, Sat 21 and Mon 23
  • Sleeping Beauty on Ice‘ is on at Montecasino, with the world-class Imperial Ice Stars, from 5 Dec – 16 Jan
  • Disney’s ‘Cinderella is on at the People’s Theatre, Braamfontein, from 4 Nov to 24 Dec.  Bookings: 011 403 1563
  • Seussical Jnr‘, a fun-filled Broadway show for the whole family, is on at the National Children’s Theatre in Parktown from 4 Nov to 22 Dec – R110/R90 – Bookings: 011 484 1584/5 or email
  • At The Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia, ‘We are the Champions‘ – introduce the kids to the music of Freddie, Michael, Elton and Tina, until 29 Dec
  • From 11-13 Dec, at Gold Reef City, ‘African Adventure‘, a vibrant, fun-filled family musical – R 95pp
  • Holiday fun for kids, crafts and games, at the Playground at Montecasino from Fri 11 to Sun 22 – free entry

Every Saturday

  • Free storytime for 4 to 8 year olds (and younger if with their parents) at 10h00 on Saturdays at Love Books in Melville
  • Plenty of space and activities for kids, and dogs are welcome too!  At the  Jozi Food Market at Pirates Sports Club, every Saturday from 08h00

Week 1

  • Sun 1 – Mama Magic Baby Expo at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate – a dedicated play area and Barney shows will keep tots busy while you browse
  • Sun 1 – STM Summer Festival – live entertainment, colour fun, slip ‘n slide, market stalls and children’s entertainment at the ‘Ball & All Driving Range’ in Nooitgedacht
  • Sun 1 – Holiday Nite Market at Signet Terrace, 1 Dec and 15 Dec – ‘Kiddie-preneur’ market and fun for the whole family
  • Sun 1 – Carols by Candlelight at the Pretoria NBG, with The Bala Brothers and Fielding Band Foundation,  at 18h00
  • Thu 5 – Traditional Christmas Carols at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate – gates open at 16h00.  Free entry – take a new unwrapped toy for charity
  • Sat 7 – Kids will enjoy a 5km Fun Run/Walk around the Pretoria Zoo from 6am – with a medal at the end!
  • Sat 7 – Take Reefsteamers’ ‘Magaliesburg Express‘ steam train ride from Jhb station at 09h00.  Booking essential

Week 2

  • Sat 14 – Teddy bears’ picnic for 3-8 year olds and a family Christmas sing-along for all at the Lakeside Mall

Week 3

  • Sun 15 – Holiday Nite Market at Signet Terrace – ‘Kiddie-preneur’ market and fun for the whole family
  • Mon 16 – Take Reefsteamers’ ‘Magaliesburg Express‘ steam train ride from Jhb station at 09h00.  Booking essential