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Join us at Clamber Club in Balito for the next term.  Clamber Club is a carefully constructed 9 week toddler stimulation programme, where children move to the Clamber Club action songs, exercise using exciting equipment and learn with Jog the Frog our fitness mascot.  Help your child develop all the perceptual motor skills such as eye hand and eye foot coordination, body awareness, spatial skills, motor planning, bilateral integration and more. These skills form the foundation of academic learning. The 4th term begins 6th October – book now!
Bronwyn Bartels Clamber Club Tel: 076 2222 946 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.clamberclub.com

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Zigzag Farm Family Country Fair in the Shongweni Valley -every last Sunday of the month! It's the place to be for meeting and greeting, shopping and eating - we have it all! R5 cover charge is donated to animal welfare organisations and 1 lucky visitor can win a hamper worth R250! Follow the boards from Hillcrest / Assagay,  Kassier Road. Time:  9am to 3pm. Tel: 031 7691597

 

Essenwood Craft Market, (Saturdays 9am til 2pm) - focused on the entire family.  The kiddies play area is conveniently situated right next to our Food Court enabling parents to keep a close eye on their children at play while they enjoy a meal or 'cuppa' in a lively and sociable atmosphere complimented by the music of one of our many buskers.  If you keep a keen eye open, on some days you might even catch a glimpse of a celebrity or two. Come rain or shine we are there. Lots of fun and entertainment for all!

 

Ist Saturday of each month - Back to Nature-Fun Family djembe Drumming at Nature Reserve HILLCREST. Join us for a fun filled interactive kids/parents/family drumming event. (Shaker making,diablo and poi demo,trix stix games...) Large Family Kids special: For every 3 children, one gets in free.(Bring along a friend free if you have 2 kids) ... Cost; R30 per participating child / parent. Time: Event starts sharply@ 11.00am - 12.00 Bring: a picnic for after the event, blanket, chair (optional). Springside Nature Reserve Hillcrest Website

 

The Heritage Country Market - 9 Old Main Road, Hillcrest.  On the last weekend of every month from 9am to 1pm the Heritage hosts this popular Sunday market. Yummy things to stock up your larder, a variety of art and crafts and an assortment of other treasures.  There’s painting and crafts for little artists and face painting for budding drama queens (and kings)! There are also pony rides and the captivating Menagerie Animal Farmyard where young nature lovers can touch the animals and learn more about them. Tel:  031 765 2500.

Rock climb on the climbing wall at Gateway- Gateway Indoor Climbing Rock at Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga Rocks. Indoor rock wall 22.5 meters in height. 30 Routes grades 9-28 and fully bolted for lead climb. Tel: 031 5709200.
 
Visit the Umgeni River Bird Park - Spectacular waterfalls and lush vegetation form a magnificent backdrop at this fine bird park. Set on the bank of the Umgeni River, it displays more than 400 species of birds. Refreshments and light meals served in the tea garden. Catering is provided for children's parties. Free flight bird show 11am and 2 pm daily (except Mondays). Open 9am to 5pm. Tel:  031 5794600.

Fitzsimons Snake Park - Home to South African and exotic species. Snake feeding on weekends after every venomous snake demonstrations daily: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 15:30. Snake 'touch' demonstrations offered at schools using non-venomous species. Snakebite management lectures offered at hospitals, ambulance companies and medical schools. Telephone: 073 156 9606.

 

Outlaw Farm Pony Camps and Out-Rides – Hillcrest (KZN) Every weekend and school holidays. We take outrides for almost two hours for all levels of experience from total novice to experienced riders. Out into the open, up and down Dale and for those that can ride we canter and trot. For those that are nervous we are always mindful of your abilities and as such you will have a quiet enjoyable ride on a safe horse/ pony. All our horses and ponies are well trained to not run towards home and will go at the speed set by the trail leader. Join us at any time by giving us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you even during the week. Website


Shongweni Market (KZN) is a farmers market that opens every Sat. From 6am to 10.30am . It is one of the biggest open markets in KZN and offers shoppers anything from food to jewellery, clothing, flowers, nursery plants etc. The market receives people from all walks of life, take your dogs there to be sociable with other dogs! Cnr Alvestone and Kassier roads, Shongweni - “FUN PRODUCTS FOR FUN KIDS”  Bath fun, Bath books, Fun Kids books,, ages 2-8; junior sequin books from ages 4 to 12; sun products, mosquito products, and many more quality products available.  On view at Shongweni market 0833036055
 
Bring your family for pony rides at Reunion Park (End of Vintner place), Isipingo. Tempest the Gentle giant will look after you and your children. Remember to bring a carrot or apple to thank Tempest for your ride. Every Saturday and Sunday, and public holidays from 3pm-6pm. Costs only R10pp. Call: 0843008053
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Noo Noo Farm- Visit this bug farm to learn about insects in a safe, friendly environment (ages 3-16 years). Or visit the Savage Jungle to learn about mapwork and navigation (ages 7-16 years). Open Monday to Friday for school groups only.   The Noo-Noo Farm is an outdoor educational venue on bugs, insects and noo-noo's. The venue allows school kids from 3 years to 16 years the opportunity to get out of the classroom for a hands-on learning experience in a fun environment. A fun school outing to the Noo-Noo Farm takes approximatley two hours. Teachers are free, parents R 8.00 a person and children R 16.00. Teachers and drivers get free tea and biscuits. Discount rates apply if more than one venue is visited on the same day. See Prices page. There is a basic tuck shop selling colddrinks, sweets, chips, biltong and fun toys for the children. Visit the website

 

Giba Gorge (Durban) is a mountain bike park second to none. With 40km of single track trails, a UCI standard BMX track, and an exhilarating free ride track, Giba promises to cater for all bike enthusiasts. Giba Cafe restaurant, an organic nursery and a superb art gallery for all cultural tastes. We cater for kids parties on weekends with guided rides to the waterfall and a great family set up under the shade of the trees on our lawn. If its exciting exercise or leisurely lazing you are looking for, Giba is the place to be.

 
 
The Durban Botanic Gardens Tea Garden - This is a restful oasis, where family and friends can rejuvenate and soak up the beauty that surrounds them, while sipping a cuppa and tasting the delicious eats that the Tea Garden has to offer. Be sure to try out their Famous “Crumpets and Scones with the WORKS”. Opening Times : Mondays : 10:00 – 16:00, Tuesday – Sunday : 9:00 – 16:00 For further information contact: 031 2012766

Tots N Pots Umhlanga/La Lucia/Durban North: The Children’s cooking classes are small hands-on classes in a relaxed “kitchen” environment.   The classes will be held from Oscars in Durban North , in Mackeurtan Avenue, next to the Woolworths and Northland Boys School. As from 1 October - 26 November, classes  will run from 9am - 10am at a cost of  R800 per term. Please book early as the class numbers will be restricted. Tel: Sam Valiallah 079 124 8839 or email or visit their website.

Fine Young Cooks (Ballito) - For kids age 4 to 12 years. Join in cooking classes and learn about manners, kitchen safety and more, while learning to cook snacks, lunches or dinners. 

Bruce's Boot Camp Fun, military-style fitness programme, running over 6 weeks. Price includes three morning or evening sessions a week, and a pre-camp consultation. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Morningside Primary School, Lumsden Crescent, Morningside Cost: R1000 Tel: 0825565540

@Tap Childrens Playground - open Tuesdays to Saturday for parents & children. There is a coffee corner for parents & large safe playground for the kids. Don't miss storytime on the big screen at 10am on Saturdays.Contact 031 563 0882

Umgeni Steam Railway - Normal Kloof-Inchanga-Kloof trains departing at 08h30 and 12h30 and Inchanga-Kloof-Inchanga trains departing at 10h30 and 15h00 or Kloof-Inchanga (one way) at 16h00 (make your own return transport arrangements). Catch the 06h30 departure from Inchanga to Kloof, have a Wimpy breakfast [now open at 07h00] at the Kloof Wimpy across the road from Kloof Station and be back on board by 08h25 for the return trip departing Kloof at 08h30 for a 09h30 arrival at Inchanga.    Then you can visit the Inchanga Craft Market before making your way back home. "Early Bird" - Inchanga-Kloof-Inchanga at 06h30 (telephone booking only) Imagine traveling in a 2010 train consisting of 1930's coaches, one being built in 1908, all pulled by a 1912 loco !!  Visit the website

Adventure Golf at the Pavilion,Westville, Kwa Zulu Natal- For just R25 per child you can play for up to two hours at the Pavilion,Westville Call Eugene or Phillip on 031 265 1570

Wave House - Family Day Outing Wave House boasts the biggest man made stationary wave in the world – The D-Rex – which is a 10 foot barreling left and right point break wave. It’s a fusion of surfing, snowboarding, skating and wakeboarding and is a challenging ride for people of all ages. There are also two FlowRiders for family fun and the biggest skate park in South Africa. The new ride in town is the Wave House Tube Ride – which features four water slides for the whole family in a safe and secure environment. Email

ART CLASSES: Drawing and painting classes for beginners and advanced. Classes are conducted by well-known artist Fransie Pretorius, who is also an accomplished photographer and ceramicist. Venue: 22 Portman Rd, Dawncliffe, Westville. Saturdays 2pm to 5pm and Wednesdays 9am to 12pm. Contact Fransie on 031 – 266 6422 or Email.

Duck 'n Deck Animal Farm - Walk and talk to the animals, Pony rides,School groups by appointment. Tea Garden is available serving delicious farm style breakfasts and light lunches. Secure environment and parking. Open Tuesday to Sunday, School Holidays and Public Holidays9:30am to 4:00pm/ Entrance fee: R15.00 per person - children will receive a free packet of animal food and babies under 1 year FREE
Cheryl Evennett

Mitchells Park Playground and Zoo is open daily - has spacious shady lawns, landscaped gardens and a playground with jungle gyms, swings and slides. Durbanites enjoy this Park with its spectacular, colorful flower beds, which are redesigned and replanted every season. Telephone: 031 303 2275
Opening times: Daily 8am to 4pm Entrance fees: Adults: R4, Children under 18 years: R3 Facilities: Mini Zoo. Refreshments at Blue Zoo Restaurant and Alley’s Snacks in the Zoo Where to find us: 10 Ferndale Road, Morningside, Durban, 4001

Minitown - Open every day of the week.  Mini Town is located near Fitzsimmons Snake Park on Snell Parade. There is an entry fee of R15 for adults and R10.00 for children (age 2 to 12). Mini Town has a small refreshment kiosk where cooldrinks and snacks may be purchased. 031-337 7892.

Ice Skating - Birthday Parties for kids and Teens -also open 7 days a week during school holidays. There are various skating sessions during the day. Call Call 031 - 332 4597 

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