If you want to treat the kids to a fantastic day out, where there's fun and excitement to be had at every turn, then take them to the Rand Show. Because it's showtime at the Rand Show, South Africa's biggest consumer show, which means top quality entertainment for the whole family.
From 18-28 April, the showgrounds at Nasrec will become a playground for all ages, and while there's fun to be had throughout the halls and arenas, Tumble Town in Hall 10B is a dedicated zone for kids, featuring a variety of great activities.
The Tumble Mania experience
Tumble Mania is a specialised educational movement activity which develops gross motor skills, getting kids moving with a smile. International gymnast and instructor, Michelle Haasbroek, and her team of trained Tumble Mania staff, will give kids aged 3-7 a fun, gymnastics-based movement experience. Let the kids jump, roll, and have loads of energetic fun in the specially designed Tumble Mania arena, packed with a variety of specialised minigym equipment designed to get kids moving, like the inflatable tumble track which promises stacks of bouncing, tumbling fun.
It's a good, healthy dose of fun in a supervised and stimulating play environment; the kids won't want to miss this.
Colour your world with Marlin Kids
Get creative at the Marlin Kids stand, where heaps of glittery activities will add sparkle to your children's day. Using the Marlin Kids range of wax crayons, coloured pencils, retractable crayons, glitters and glitter glues, kids can colour in and decorate pictures of Marlin Kids' characters: Mikey, Mandy or Spike the dog. Once their artworks are complete, they can spin the wheel to win great prizes for their creative efforts. There are more prizes up for grabs in the hoop-shooting and score-a-goal games.
Mom and Dad can join in, colouring with their littlies or doing puzzles, while older kids can test their skills on the foosball machine. Later, there'll be a chance to meet and take photos with Mikey, Mandy and Spike.
Join Ronald McDonald® in McDonaldland at Hall 10B for loads of fun under the watchful eye of trained McDonald's hostesses. Come and enjoy sporty-fun activities in the balanced, active, lifestyle arena, have your face painted, and take your photo with Ronald McDonald®. Every day at 1:45pm. there is also a super-fun 45-minute interactive magic show.
At 1pm every day, kids can join Ronald McDonald® as he leads the Rand Show parade around the showgrounds, driving in his famous Bug. If you join the parade on Freedom Day, 27 April, you'll be in for a real treat, as Ronald McDonald® leads the parade into the main arena and then releases a thousand balloons to celebrate 20 years of democracy.
Junior gymnasts on display
The Elite Rhythmic Gymnastics Club is coming to the Rand Show to explain the benefits of gymnastics to visitors. Rhythmic gymnasts dance to music while handling apparatus like balls, hoops, ribbons, clubs and ropes. Come and watch kids skilled in this beautiful, graceful sport, as they perform short routines throughout the day.The Rand Show 2014Dates:
From Friday 18 April to Monday 28 April, 2014. Show hours:
Gates open daily at 9am. Ticketing booths into the showgrounds close at 6pm, although the show closes at 7pm.Venue:
Johannesburg Expo Centre, Rand Show Road, Nasrec. (GPS - S26°14.810' E27°68.695')Tickets:
R100 for adults, R50 for pensioners over 65, R50 for teens aged 13-16, R20 for kids aged 6 to 12, and FREE for children under six.
Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket. (There is no surcharge on Computicket tickets.)Value:
Tickets give visitors free entry to the majority of the Rand Show's top attractions.Top attractions:
The Naked Scientist; SNOW Time, the Rand Show's winter wonderland of snow; The Pit Bull International Xtreme Motor Show; SA's Strongest Man Qualifier; Theuns Jordaan, Swing City, Dozi and Tokyo Groove, plus many more in concert on the Showtime Stage; the SA Chefs Theatre; tactical military displays and exhibits; the Animal Kingdom with bird and snake shows and more; and playtime for kids in Tumble Town.