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ANIMALS

Birthday Celebration at Montecasino Bird Garden – Apr 27 8.30-4pm
The Montecasino Bird Gardens, is celebrating its 11th Birthday. Children can enjoy the “Flight of Fantasy” bird show while enjoying sweets, treats, and birthday cake. JT the Jelly Tots man and the Oros Man will make a special appearance, while Tango the Toucan, the Bird Gardens mascot, will also be there to meet and have his picture taken with his friends. Have your face painted, watch the funny stilt walker with his marionette, or try and decipher the mime artist’s secret messages, Apr 27

Johannesburg Zoo Saxonwold, Apr 27-May 1.

National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo) Pretoria, Apr 27-May 1.

RESTAURANTS WITH PLAY AREAS


All the following restaurants have play areas for kids and are open from throughout the Freedom Day weekend through until May 1.

The Silver Birch Randpark Ridge
Situated at Lifestyle Garden Centre opposite the playground so your kids can play while you have a  light meal.

Doppio Zero Restaurant, Cnr Bellair and Malibongwe Drives Northriding
Has a supervised play area kids can use in the shopping centre while their parents enjoy their meal. They’re offering free kids pizzas when the parents buy a meal on  Friday evenings.

Cornish Kettle Teagarden, Irene
The Cornish Kettle is a tea garden, restaurant and kiddies birthday party venue offering secure outdoors playground and a large duck pond. Services include themed party packs, kiddies meals menu and duck feeding. Variety of popular themes available. Fully catered adult meals, snacks and drinks

Villa San Giovanni Pretoria,
Join as at our family friendly restaurant to enjoy delicious traditional Italian food. Kids are also welcome in our special dedicated play area with jungle gyms, traffic area, swings etc.


MARTIAL ARTS CAMP

Alchemy Training Camp – Apr 27-30 in Rustenburg.
3 days & nights of martial arts training covering self defense, syllabus work and weapons training. All training, meals accommodation and adventure activities included as well as a game drive. Educational and fun, Under 13 and under 18yr olds

PARENTING HELP

Parenting Workshops, Bright Start Early Intervention Centre, Saxonwold coming up in May  and June. R300 per couple or R150 and most workshops covered by medical aid. They have:
Dunstan Baby Language, workshops: Learn to meet your baby’s needs quickly and efficiently by recognising the early sound patterns babies use to communicate.
Child birth education workshops

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