Easter events in your neighbourhood

Private Property South Africa
Jackie Gray-Parker

Check out these Easter-themed events and activities to keep you and the little ones entertained.

2016 is flying by. Christmas is already a distant memory, Valentines has come and gone and Easter is just around the corner as evidenced by all the Easter themed chocolates and sweets which have been crammed onto virtually every shop shelf. In keeping with the time of year, there are myriad Easter themed events and holiday activities lined up to keep the little ones (and not so little ones) busy and entertained. Read on to find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood.

Johannesburg:

This little bunny went to market…

The Little Field Mouse Market is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Market Day at Fourways Gardens Residential Estate on Sunday the 20th of March. Registration for the Easter egg hunt begins at 8.30am and kicks off at 9am. The Easter Bunny will also pay a visit during the course of the day. Other features to look forward to include a jumping castle, games, face painting, great food and a craft market. In a nutshell the market should make for a great Easter themed day out for the whole family.

Think of others this Easter

If you’re in the mood to channel your energy into something positive this Easter, book your spot at the Soweto Animal Rescue and Advisory Centre’s (SARAC) Easter Picnic on Sunday the 27th of March at 11am. Each guest must bring a hand-decorated hard-boiled egg to the event. The best decorated egg will win a prize. There will be an Easter egg hunt for the little ones as well as lunch. Refreshments will also be on sale. The event costs R100 per adult and R30 per child. All proceeds will be donated to the shelter. SARAC is located at 595 Bennet Street, Zuurbekom.

Cape Town:

Winelands Easter

Easter in Cape Town wouldn’t be the same without a winelands event. This year, Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek is inviting the whole family to a fabulous Easter event on the 27th of March. Guests can indulge in an Easter picnic, a sumptuous three course meal at the Werf Restaurant or a buffet at Rhone Homestead. An Easter egg hunt will be held during the course of the day and the little ones’ will be given the opportunity to trot around on ponies if they feel so inclined. The event begins at 12pm. Prices vary depending on the meal option selected.

Go green over the Easter period

The Greenpop Reforest Fest at Platbos Forest near Gansbaai is now in its fifth year. Anyone with an interest in the environment can participate in two events aimed at conserving the ancient Platbos Forest during the month of March. A Family Fest will be held on Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th of March and a Friend’s Fest will take place from Friday the 18th to Sunday the 20th of March. Over 8000 trees need to be planted over the two weekends with a view to reviving the forest. Aside from tree planting there will be camping, yoga sessions, forest walks, live music and talent shows. Ticket prices start at R300pp.

Durban:

Easter fun with the fishes!

Easter is all about family fun which is why uShaka Marine World’s Easter Treasure Trail makes for the ideal event. On the 26th and 27th of March, the Easter Bunny will be joining children at uShaka’s Sea World and Kids World for an exciting treasure hunt. There will also be Easter eggs galore, face painting, Easter themed activities, delicious food and so much more! The fun begins at 7am, following which guests can watch a dolphin show. Tickets cost R130pp for the Easter Treasure Trail or R180 for a combo ticket which includes entry into Wet ‘n Wild and Sea World.

Easter in style

For those whose Easter Egg hunting days are behind them, there’s always Easter high tea! This year the Oyster Box will host a special Easter themed high tea from the 3rd to the 6th of April. In addition to live piano music and gifts, guests will be treated to freshly baked scones, pastries, quiches and cakes, finger sandwiches and hot and cold savoury treats. A variety of hot and cold beverages will also be on offer, all of which costs R320pp.

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