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Posted on: Thursday, 18 April 2013

Enjoy a Family Day in Sandton

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Catch a movie at Sandton City

A movie @ Sandton City?

Johannesburg has a constant vibe, an ever-present buzz that makes it so very exciting. However, it does not always lend itself to relaxing days spent with family, since there is an on-the-go atmosphere that never dies. Still, there is plenty to see and do as a family day in Sandton, regardless of how big your group, or the ages of your children.

Here are just five of the top family activities and attractions in Sandton:

1. Catch a Movie at Sandton City

Indulging in popcorn and Slush Puppies while relaxing in the theatre is always a good way to unwind and keep little ones (and the not so little) entertained. Amidst luxury hotels in Sandton, the Ster Kinekor offers a variety of the latest releases in South Africa, and is well equipped for children and adults alike.

2. The Geldhof Chocolatier

Get a bit creative

Get a bit creative

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Sample some of the most delectable flavours at this indulgent hotspot. There is an astounding variety of chocolates, including sugar-free options for those that have dietary limitations. In addition to providing treats for the entire family, Geldhof Chocolatier is also the ideal spot to buy gifts for friends and family back home. The superior quality has earned this franchise acclaim throughout Johannesburg,

3. Artjamming™

Within the Blubird Shopping Centre of Sandton is this innovative family hotspot. Artjamming™ is an interactive experience for both adults and children, who can spend time exploring their own creativity and that of one another. Customers receive a blank canvas, paints and art tools and are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild as they mix, match and explore. There are 12 different canvas sizes from which to choose, as well as easels and as much paint (non-toxic, acrylic) and implements as you desire. This is a fabulous way for families to learn about one another in a stress-free environment. After all, you are not the one that has to clean up!

4. The Peacemakers Museum

The Peacemakers Museum

The Peacemakers Museum

Open seven days a week, the Peacemakers Museum is situated on the iconic Nelson Mandela Square just outside of the Sandton City Mall. This museum is dedicated to introducing the public to the Nobel laureates. These are incredible people from all corners of the earth, who have achieved wonderful things in different spheres. Their achievements have impacted positively on the world, affecting each of us to some degree. Such laureates include Nelson Mandela, FW De Klerk and Desmond Tutu. Some of the exhibitions are interactive, which involves the little ones and makes this achievement of practical interest to them. There is no entrance fee.

5. The Village Walk African Cultural Market

This market is situated on the corner of Maude Street and Rivonia Road in Sandton, and is open to the public from Monday to Sunday. As its name implies, it immerses visitors into the arts, crafts and performances of the African culture. Goods for sale include African masks, carved wooden ornaments and implements for the home, curious, beaded jewellery, clothing, and more. This is the perfect place to go shopping for yourselves as well as for gifts and mementoes to take home.

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Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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