Family Fun Friday

Looking forward to spending some quality time with your loved ones this weekend? We’ve got some great budget-friendly ideas lined-up for you


Cape Town: Pimp your biscuit


This is a fun, experiential activity station at the V&A Waterfront’s Market on the Wharf, where children can enjoy all the creativity of making and decorating their own biscuits without Mom having to worry about the mess.

Children can choose from five tasty cookie-dough flavours to mould, shape and decorate to their heart’s content with a choice of three toppings from a wide variety on offer. The biscuits are baked and ready to enjoy in just eight minutes.

Freshly baked biscuits can be purchased on site, as well as cookie dough and any of the accessories and toppings, which is great for those who don’t have time to stay and enjoy the baking activities. This’ll ensure hours of baking and decorating fun at home.


Dates & Times:

Wednesday – Sunday: 9:30am – 6pm



R50 gets you a batch of 6



Stand 37, Market on the Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town



Johannesburg: Go stargazing


The Johannesburg Planetarium is host to many shows that inform and educate people about the planets beyond our realm. There are numerous displays as well as interesting and profound information throughout the building.

A complete tour takes roughly two hours. Take note that during the week the planetarium admits schoolchildren only from Tuesdays to Fridays, whereas weekend shows are available for everyone interested in astronomy.

For more information, phone 011 717 1390.
Dates & Times:

Click here for a complete show diary: <http://www.planetarium.co.za/>

Please note that tickets are available from half an hour before each show, at the door.



R36 for adults

R23 for scholars

R23 per person for groups of 20 or more

R130 for a family ticket (a ‘family’ is a maximum of two adults with their dependent children and grandparents)

Johannesburg Planetarium, Yale Road Entrance 10, University of the Witwatersrand, Milner Park






Durban: Be mesmerised by Andre the Hypnotist


Following his sold-out season in 2012, Andre the hilarious hypnotist returns with more of his dry wit and heaps of new routines.

Andre will be at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre until 25 August.

Andre would like to remind theatre-goers that he will not drag you onto the stage or in any way coerce you to take part in the show. If an evening of good old family fun is all you want, Andre will let you enjoy the show without the risk of becoming the star. Andre’s show can, however, assist when it comes to getting rid of your mother-in-law, wife or husband. A mere snap of the fingers leaves you ‘single’….


Tickets can be bought at Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at www.computicket.com.


Dates & Times:

6 August – 25 August

Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 3pm



R90 per person

R65 per person for students, pensioners or children under the age of 12



Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban






Pretoria: Canoeing at Roodeplaat Dam


Some fresh air might be all you and your family need after a busy week. Drive out to Kameeldrift for a day of active family fun.

Activities offered at the dam include fishing, canoeing, birdwatching, mountain biking (bring your own), game viewing and horseback riding. Pack a picnic basket for the day or make a weekend of it and stay over in the camp site.

For more information, phone 076 196 7150.


Dates & Times:

Open daily from 5am – 7pm



Roodeplaat Dam, Kameeldrift

From N1 and Zambesi Drive, travel 6km east (towards Cullinan), turn left at Roodeplaat T1 and continue for 5,6km. It’s on the left before the bridge.





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