Family Fun Friday

The weekend will be one to remember with these fun activities for the whole family, in your area.





Take your children on a journey that’s out of this world at the Johannesburg Planetarium. Thomas the astronomer will be hosting an insightful and fun lecture called Space Travel.

Thomas’s rocket will capture your little ones’ imagination as they travel to the moon and beyond! The show is specifically for 5- to 8-year-olds.

Date and times:     2 November, 10.30am and 3pm

Venue:                        The Johannesburg Planetarium

Cost:                            R23 per person




Take a walk on the wild side this weekend at uShaka Marine World. uShaka is going all out this Halloween with parades, a House of Fear and a Phantom Ship. Expect spine-chilling surprises around every corner.

Tickets are limited; book at Computicket or at the uShaka Marine World ticketing office. (Please note that the Halloween fun is for children aged 13 or older.)


Dates and times:   2 and 3 November, 9am to 5pm

Cost:                             R40 per person (Excluding entrance fee – Adults: R139; Children: R105)

Venue:                        uShaka Marine World


Cape Town


When many of us think of mushrooms, the ones that usually pop into our minds are the white button mushrooms we buy in the supermarket. But there’s a lot more to these fungi! The Mushroom Guru will tell you about mushrooms for hours on end and get you excited about them too. In fact, mushrooms are an extremely interesting topic and a field worth exploring!

The Mushroom Guru does workshops to encourage people to grow their own exotic mushrooms like shiitake and oyster mushrooms. The shiitake log-inoculation workshop teaches you how to inoculate a log in order to grow your own shiitake mushrooms. This is great fun, as everyone drills holes into their log and then stuffs it with dowels.

In the oyster-mushroom workshop you will learn about the different kinds of oyster mushrooms, how to grow them at home and how to prepare them.

The next oyster-mushroom workshop is on 2 November. Book your spot here or visit their web page for future workshops.


Date and time:                   2 November, 9am

Venue:                                    47 Mountain Fern Crescent, Fernwood Estate,   Old Sir Lowry’s Pass road, Somerset West

Cost:                                        R350 per person





Pack a picnic basket and take the children to the Pretoria National Botanical Garden this weekend.

Relax in the beautiful park, explore one of the hiking trails or take a guided tour if you are interested in learning more about the plants in your area.

It’s an excellent environment to teach your children to appreciate nature and cultivate a respect for plants.

The botanical garden is also a great spot for birdwatching. Make a game of it and see who can identify the most birds.


Dates and times:            All day, Monday to Sunday

Cost:                                     Adults: R25; Students: R15; Children: R10

Venue:                                 Pretoria Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria





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