3 Fun Family Activities to try in Gauteng this Weekend
The year is winding down quite quickly; soon we’ll be able to count on one hand the number of weekends remaining until the holiday season kicks into gear. Parents of children who are of school-going age are likely immersed in the challenges of final examination preparations — or, in the case of tertiary education, hoping for a resolution to the #FeesMustFall movement happening around the country.
As per routine, Gauteng seems to have skipped spring and gone straight into the summer. With the sun shining, birds chirping and end of the year fatigue setting in, the more weekends spent winding down with loved-ones the better. Here are three fun activities to do with your family around Gauteng this weekend.
1. Eat the city
The Keleketla Library in Troyeville has been hosting fun cultural events ranging from poetry nights to book launches in the past few months. This weekend they launch a food experience called KeleKutya,where they will serve African dishes as familiar as uphuthu and braai meat.
The second day of the event on Sunday 25 October is a brunch geared toward families. On that day the menu will offer waffles with toppings, with amagwinya and ragu as options. At the brunch there will be a playground area for children.
2. Kart around
Xtreme Indoor Karting is a go-karting facility located in Cedar Square, Fourways. Children as young as 12 years old are allowed to kart; that’s where the age restrictions end. In November, they will introduce kiddies karts, which will accommodate children between the ages of nine and 11 years old.
If your family is fun-loving and enjoys action activities, this is definitely the one for you to try.Contact Xtreme Indoor Karting to check availability for this weekend before you make plans.
3. Eat your heart out
Gauteng has, over the years, become known for its markets, with trendy spotslike Neighbourgoods and Market on Main becoming a firm favourite of the Johannesburg social calendar.
Enter Tshwane’s Hazel Food Market — a spot for the dedicated food lover. Located in Tshwane’s Old East, you will not find a single stall of trendy accessories or clothing that often dominates these markets. Open from 8AM until 2PM, there arestalls and stalls of food, spanning Indian food, pesto, a juice bar, pastries, biltong, Moroccan food, frozen meals, fresh produce and more.Along with being a wonderful and extensive food experience, Hazel Food Market also offers a play area with a jungle gym and jumping castle for the kids.