Three places to take your kids! @JoburgRedBus @NCTParktown @natzoo

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

My sister, Mary-Ann has a friend that is visiting Gauteng from PMB this week, and needed some ideas on how to keep their kids entertained. Thought I would share my current top three kid friendly places to visit!

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One of our favourite activities is jumping on the @JoburgRedBus. (Personally, I think every city should have a red bus!) You can hop on, and hop off starting at Gold Reef City or Gautrain Park Station. Along the red route there are awesome stops to entertain the kids like Sci-Bono Discovery Centre (get off at stop #9) as well as the theme park at Gold Reef City (stop #6) and Carlton Centre (stop #3) the tallest building in Africa. Besides the thrill of riding on an open air bus, you will enjoy the wind in your hair, and you truly would have experienced the core of Joburg. Do remember sunscreen!


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The National Children’s Theatre in Parktown, Johannesburg is a must. Currently on stage is the Under The Baobab Tree. A production that had us on our feet dancing, laughing and me… crying. LOL (I’m a sentimental fool.) We loved every second and so will you and your kids! The show has been so successful that it is back for a second run.. that is saying huge amounts in terms of Children’s Theatre!! You can contact @NCTParktown on 011 484 1584/5 or email bookings@nctt.org.za to book.

 


 

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Pretoria Zoo is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The 85-hectare Zoo houses 3117 specimens of 209 mammal species, 1358 specimens of 202 bird species, 3871 specimens of 190 fish species, 388 specimens of 4 invertebrate species, 309 specimens of 93 reptile species, and 44 specimens of 7 amphibian species. Clearly there are lots to see, and which kids doesn’t love animals? Saturday, 11 October 2014 is African Penguin Awareness Day. The NZG will be hosting a number of fun-filled activities to draw your attention to the conservation of the African penguin.


 

I wish you enough time to do all three!

Wenchy

 

Winner of the @JoburgRedBus @budmarsh_lodge #HopOnHeritage is…

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

On Friday, I had the absolute pleasure of doing a @JoburgRedBus #HopOnHeritage tour with some awesome Twitter folks with much gratitude to City Sightseeing. It was a day of true enjoyment and much laughter. I am sure @WalterPike and @SpicedWeasel took especially awesome pictures as I had serious lens envy!

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Listening to the comments around me I felt incredibly blessed to be sharing my view of being a tourist in my own city. Especially once we entered the city centre, so many recalled memories (including me, yes – I am THAT old!). There was much laughter and entertainment by our resident comic @RichSimmondsZA (nutter!) and I absolutely loved seeing @SamanthaPerry smile and who did an awesome #selfie with her @Wakaberry glasses on … as well as @MeeAParkins who preferred the covered side of the bus.

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We left from Gold Reef City and got off at Stop 11 in Braamfontein to have coffee at Double Shot. We walked across the road for lunch at Eight Six for some lunch and cupcakes.

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It was truly such a fun and HAPPY time. It was wonderful to see everyone smile and enjoy themselves after the gloom reports of the weather. Well, since I always take the weather with me, it was sunny but crisp and fabulous!

@Budmarsh_Lodge joined in our most fabulous endeavour and offered a prize of one nights accommodation at Budmarsh which includes a six course, fine dining experience prepared by Executive Chef Chris Tustian, a delightful breakfast and a night away at my favourite weekend get-away in Magaliesburg valued at R3500 to the contestant who interacted with Budmarsh the most.

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Our wonderful day out of the office with thanks to @Stuttafords_ZA, @McNabsFeelGood, @DoritosSA, @Budmarsh_Lodge, @JoburgRedBus and @Wakaberry.

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The winner for the absolutely amazing night away at Budmarsh Lodge prize is:

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Congratulations darling!!!

I wish for you to experience being a tourist in YOUR city!

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Wenchy