Don’t know what to do this long weekend? Your city is packed full of fun and family friendly events and activities. Here is your chance to discover a new part of your city.

Events in your area

Sunset walk on Delvera Vineyard

An early evening family walk around the Delvera vineyards with the setting sun in the background. Easter eggs will be given to the hikers after the 9.75km walk.

— Saturday, 31 March 2018

— Start at 4:30pm

— R100/p for adults and R50/p for children under 10.

— Bring a Jacket and a torch

— Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera Farm, R44, Stellenbosch

Just Nuisance Turns 81

Just Nuisance Day is a an annual family event to celebrate the life of the first dog to be enlisted in the Royal Navy at Simon’s Town. This is celebrated with a 2km fun family and dog walk through the streets of Simon’s Town. The event sponsor, is a dog food company, JOCK, who will be donating R20 000 to TEARS, a non-profit dog rescue organisation. They will also be sponsoring some prizes like the best dressed dog.

— Sunday, 1 April

–10am to 5pm

–Free

— Jubilee Square, Simon’s Town

Funderland

This is a one of a kind fun family festival that lasts for 11 whole days. There will be interactive zones, virtual reality games, shows and of course exciting competitions. Plenty of entertainment for the entire family with fun-filled activities, learn and play..

— 28 March to the7 April

— From R200

— Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood

Parade With Toys.

Toys, toys, and more toys when you come to the Easter Toy Parade at the Artjamming and Toy Kingdom stores. Colourful toy characters will line up for the Toy Parade in the form of a flash mob dance anyone can join them. Stores will greet young visitors with balloons and bubbles, as well as some special offers for Build-a-Bear sessions.

Paw Patrol and Toy Kingdom’s Stay Safe initiative will also teach pre-schoolers to explore their surroundings safely, with helpful tips that will keep them out of danger. Receive a booklet that teaches youngsters about road safety, and as they complete each activity they receive a sticker. When all activities are complete, they receive a special safety certificate. As long as stocks lasts.

— 29 March to 8 April

— 11.30am daily

— Free

— Toy Kingdom and Artjamming, Breakwater, V&A waterfront

Durbanville Library Easter Holiday Programme

Durbanville Library is hosting an Easter holiday program in April 2018.

It is time again for a holiday programme and this time we will be going on an adventure in the arctic world with polar bears and penguins.

— 3-6 April 2018

— 10:30 am to 11:30 am

— Free

— Durbanville Library Hall

Open Air Cinema, The Galileo

Watch a movie under the stars. Check out the open air Galileo Cinema.

— Price range from R89 and R175

— Various venues around Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, and Northern Suburbs

Tobogganing in Durbanville

Coolrunnings is a fun day for the whole family. The adventure involves riding down a hill on a steel pipe track in a toboggan, the toboggan is break controlled so the ride is completely safe for children.

— Prices range from R45 to R350

–Durbanville, Cape Town

Peppa Pig

Fans of Peppa Pig will love his larger than life musical puppet show, featuring all their favourite songs and interactive sing-a-longs.

–29 March to the 2nd of April 2018

_ Tickets range from R199

—  64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg

Lippizaners Easter Performance

Be mesmerised be the Lippizaner horse performance and enjoy a meal, as well as an Easter egg hunt, before the show.

— 1 April 2018

— 10:30 am

— Tickets range from R150

— 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami

The Weekend Market Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at The Weekend Market, there will be rides, games and more, they are even some great prizes to be won.

— 31 March

— From 11am

— Weekend Market, 1 Rifle Range Rd, Johannesburg

Prime Circle Barnyard Rivonia

Rock royalty, Prime Circle will be touring around South Africa this Easter. The tour will promote their new album, “If You Don`t You Never Will”, set to be released this September. Join them at the Barnyard Theatre this is a show you do not want to miss!

— 28 March

— 6pm – 9pm

— R200

— Rivonia Barnyard, 5 Achter Rd, Paulshof, Sandton

Easter Egg Hunt

Join Mtwalumi Holiday resort for a special Easter Egg Hunt.

— 1 April

— 8:30am – 9:30am

— Mtwalumi Holiday Resort, Dek Rd, Durban

Easter Egg Exploring

Kids can join in an exciting Easter Egg Hunt all around the Durban Botanic Gardens .

— 31 March and the 1st of April

— 10h00 – 14h00

— Durban Botanic Gardens

Giba Gorge MTB Park

Running & biking fans this is for you! Come to these outdoor running and biking trails, a BMX and Super Cross Track, a restaurant, picnic spots and camping sites

— Daily

— 7am to 5pm

— 110 Stockville Rd, Westmead 3610

Phezulu Safari Park

For a family excursion with a difference, take a drive to the Valley of 1000 Hills and enjoy a day in the wild at this African-bush-inspired Game Reserve. The kids will love the live crocodile show.

— Daily

— 08h00 – 16h30

Activities for the home

Throw an Easter Party

Why don’t you invite your neighbours to a easter party. You can have an egg and spoon race, A bunny race aka a potato sack race and even some decorating eggs. A quick and easy way to invite your neighbours is though OurHood, you will be able to connect to everyone in your neighbourhood who is signed up.

Decorating Eggs

Get your kids to decorate some egg shells and use the inside of the eggs to make a tasty Easter breakfast. Here is how you do it:

  1. Use a pin or small nail to prick the egg twice once at the top and the other at the bottomof the egg.
  2. Put your mouth over the hole at the top of the egg, and gently blow the insides of the egg out.
  3. Carry on until all the egg is out of the shell.
  4. Wash the egg and put it aside to dry.
  5. When the egg is completely dry, you can now start painting.

 Watch an Easter movie

Get together a few of your friends or your kids friends and have an easter movie marathon where you can watch movies like Hop.

Try some Easter DIY’s

DIY’s are always enjoyable to do. Go to Country Living or DIYs & Crafts for some ideas.

Have an amazing long weekend.

From your friendly neighbours at OurHood.