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Alladin at the Nassau Theatre!


The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company will be premiering their brand new show ALADDIN, at the Nassau Theatre (Groote Schuur High School) in Newlands from Monday 30th June until Saturday 12th July at 10:00am. (12 performances only) Call Elton on 083 364 8284 or email: elton@lilliputplayers.co.za for more details. Tickets R50,00 per person Bookings at Computicket Read More »

Butterfly World


Butterfly World is the largest free-flying park for butterflies in Southern Africa. An enclosed garden offers a spectacular array of colourful butterflies which flit around visitors. Other attractions include a reptile bay and spider room, for the more adventurous visitor! Venue: Route 44, Klapmuts (just off the N1 on the wine route between Paarl and Franschhoek) Time: 9am – 5pm ... Read More »

The Sound Of Music

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The Sound Of Music has hit South African Shores. After a successful run in Cape Town, Joburgers can now get a chance to see it. This lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains from Austria, with its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage ... Read More »

Chocolate chip hot cross buns

choc chip buns

By Vicky Pollock I love Easter and the thought of eating hot cross buns. But have never been a fan of raisins in any type of cooked food. That is why a chocolate chip hot cross bun is just up my alley and my kiddies love them. Enjoy! Ingredients : 4 cups plain cake flour 1½ teaspoons mixed spice 2 ... Read More »

Frozen Fruitcicles – a delicious treat


By Bernadine Lewkowski       Ingredients Bananas Good quality chocolate for melting Hundreds and Thousands          Method Cut bananas in half Insert a lolly stick Freeze until ready to use ·        Melt chocolate according to directions on the pack ·        Dip the frozen banana into the chocolate and then roll in hundreds and thousands or nuts ·        Serve as soon as ... Read More »

A piece of heaven on earth


The Waterberry Coffee Shoppe in Ballito is, as they say, “a piece of heaven on earth”. Besides the delicious food, there are jungle gyms for the kids to play on, sand art to keep them busy with as well as a walk in the forest where they may even be lucky enough to see the little Duiker that lives there! Tel: ... Read More »

20 places to go Easter egg hunting in South Africa

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While the backyard is a great place to hide the eggs again this year, you might want to consider posing the children a bit more of a challenge by taking them to a local park for a morning of hunting and picnicking. Here’s where to go Easter egg hunting in South Africa (18 – 21 April) this year. 20 spots ... Read More »

Techno Laziness

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By Robyn Borowsky I had a colleague tell me a concerning incident that happened at her work recently. She runs a swimming school for toddlers and children, and whilst teaching one of her students, this child’s sibling sat on the side having a massive tantrum. When my colleague looked closer, she realized that this toddler was crying because she was ... Read More »

Freckleface Strawberry – The Musical

freckleface strawberry

For the first time on South African stage! FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY –  THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, is a brand new family musical. You and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to overcome obstacles and love the skin they’re in. ... Read More »

The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant

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This delightful and joyous production, showing at The National Childrens Theatre in Gauteng, promises to be a rollercoaster ride of love and adventure. 17 March – 4 May 2014 When:  Mondays to Saturdays during government school term and Tuesday to Sundays during school holidays. Time: 09:00 and 11:00 during government school term and Saturday 14:30, and 10:30 and 14:30 during school ... Read More »