Easter specials, delights and events for the family

If you’ve been too busy dealing with the kids, work, bus strikes, taxi strikes and marching to parliament to get rid of President Zuma then you may have forgotten to organise some time out for the family for Easter. But fret not, Mombabbles has come up with an A-Z list of deals to take advantage of, outings, and delights to treat the family with this Easter weekend and even beyond. The hard part will be deciding what to do and when!

  1. Adventure Clubs
    If you haven’t already downloaded this app, and you have children aged 0-6 years of age – you should. Create childhood memories by going on adventures recommended by this app. It provides great inspiration and events if you are sitting at home, bored. At the time of writing, there was still space on some events over the Easter period, including Winnie the Pooh & Friends: Kids Market Day; the Hands On Eagle Encounter at Spier and the Easter egg hunt at Vergenoegd Wine Estate. If you have your heart set on an adventure that is already full just tap on the ‘notify us’ button and the app will send you a notice if a space becomes available.
  2. Baby’s First Sitter
    Get R100 off if you book a babysitting stint with Baby’s First Sitter this Easter (14-17 April). “The Special is valid for any babysit booked for Friday through Monday. These days are public holiday’s so Public holiday Rates apply (R200 per hour). Minimum of four hours to be booked. Clients can book all through the weekend, however availability is more likely the sooner they book. Not to be combined with any other offers,” says Naomi Groenewald, founder of the business.
  1. Bugs Playpark – Easter egg hunt
    Buy a VIP ticket to partake in the hunt 5th Easter egg Hunt hosted by Bugz Playpark for your kids. The children will be divided into three age groups and tasked with finding the delicious sweet and colourful delights which have been secretly hidden around the playpark. Fun activities will include a visit by the Easter Bunny, dazzling tricks by a magician and more.
    When: 17 April
    Cost: The Park Admission Fee of R50 for adults, R35 for pensioners, R60 for kids and R120 VIP full rider package includes their famous Easter Egg Hunt.
    Contact: Email party@bugz.co.za or call 021-988-8836
  2. Clicks
    Buy any 3 Easter eggs or chocolate bunnies and get the cheapest free in their Mix & Match 3 for 2 deal. Valid till 17 April.
  1. Highty Tea Tighty: Cupcake special
    High Tea Tighty is offering these delectable Easter cupcakes at just R160 per dozen. Save R55! Moist chocolate cupcakes filled with homemade marshmallow, frosted with a creamy chocolate buttercream nest, topped with crushed flake and finished off with smarties. Or opt for the mixed box below.
    Contact: Email zaheera@highteatighty.co.za or call 076 263 0143 to order.
    When? Valid 14 and 15 April only
  1. Incredible Illusions exhibition, V&A Waterfront Watershed
    Kurt Wenner, the internationally acclaimed 3D artist and inventor of this fun and spectacular type of artwork as seen on pavements around the world, will be opening his “Incredible Illusions” exhibition.
    Commonly known as 3D interactive pavement art, the pieces on exhibition are completely interactive and educational – a concept very different from the general idea that is given at conventional museum of no touching and no photographing.
    The exhibition includes an educational zone that shares the history of Pavement Art and how geometry plays a pivotal role 3D painting, immersive and interactive art pieces. To conclude your experience there is an “Art Jamming” zone where visitors can learn the basics of 3D painting and express themselves. The paint used is nontoxic however, it’s near impossible to remove from clothing. To assist, complimentary apron will be provided.
    Cost: Kids under 5 get in free. Adult (18 years & older) R135pp. Youth (6–17 years) R100pp. Family (2 adults + 2 youths or 1 adult + 3 youths) R390
    When: 4 April 2017 till 23 July 2017.
  2. !Khwa ttu – Easter family day
    !Khwa ttu are having an Easter Family fun day on the 15 April from 10am to 3pm. There’s a u/6 years and u/12 years kids adventure single track trails and a 10km trail open for over 12s and parents. There will be an Easter egg treasure hunt, Bushman bow & arrow shooting, jumping castle, face and egg painting, various food stalls, free gifts and prizes and the Easter bunny will even be there. Simply bring your child’s bike and helmet.
    When: 15 April from 10am to 3pm
    Cost: R50pp
    Where: R27 West Coast Road, Yzerfontein
    Contact: khwattu.org; Tel: 022 492 2998
  3. Lourensford market
    On the 16 April, 2017 Lourensford are set to have an Easter Sunday market from 10am till 3pm. The Easter bunny will be there and there will be treats (marshmallow eggs) for the kids. There’s face paingint, a jumping casle and slide. Furkids (dogs) are also welcome as the market is pet friendly.
    Where: Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130
    When: Sunday, 16 April
    Contact: 072 284 1654
  1. Makro
    Makro says they have amazing deals on hi-tech, gaming, appliances, clothing and more. There’s also the chance to win a big Easter Shopping experience worth R20, 000 if you spend R1, 000 or more with Makro credit (valid 26 March to 30 April, 2017). Click here for more info.
  2. Pick n Pay
    Get a free Lindt gold bunny. Buy any Lindt product online and get a free 50g Lindt bunny (Western Cape and Gauteng only). Check out their Easter prices in their catalogue section (valid from 4 April till 17 April). There’s also Easter cellular phone deals valid from 25 March – 21 April. View them on the catalogues page, here.
  3. Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton
    Easter special from April 14th to May 1st, where you can book a sharing room including breakfast for R1300, and children under 12 stay for free.
  4. Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront – Free Easter egg hunt
    Our Easter Egg hunt is gaining in popularity and the kids have so much fun! The Shimmy Beach Club Restaurant will have its normal A La Carte Lunch Menu. For the Kids we have two au pairs on duty on the day that will keep an eye on the kiddies in the play room as well as lead the Easter Egg Hunt between 13:00 and 14:00.
    Cost: Bookings as well as the Easter egg hunt is free of charge.  Bookings are essential as space is limited!
    When? 16 April
    Contact: Email info@shimmybeachclub.co.za, or call on 021 200 7778.
  1. Spier: Food and Easter fun
    Spier have a whole host of things to do for you and the family this Easter: There’s a farm-to-table feast where you can tuck into a sumptuous seasonal dinner at Eight Restaurant on Friday 14 April. All food is prepared with fresh, home-grown, seasonal ingredients sourced from Spier’s farm and nearby and trusted suppliers. Email eight@spier.co.za to book. You can opt to have Sunday lunch with the family in the Old Wine Cellar on Sunday 16 April. Tuck into meat roasted on the spit accompanied by fresh, seasonal, farm-to-table sides. Then help the kids hunt for Easter eggs on the bamboo lawns. R395 for adults and R190 for kids. Email aldrinel@spier.co.za to book. Alternatively there’s a Sunday feast at Eight. Enjoy hearty dishes before helping the kids hunt for Easter eggs on the Bamboo lawns. It’s R400 for adults and R200 for kids. Email eight@spier.co.za to book. Tuck into a Hogcross Bun. In addition to its usual mouth-watering menu, the Hoghouse BBQ and Bakery will be serving up Easter-inspired pastries hot from the oven throughout the weekend. If you want to stay over at Spier you can save 25% on your accommodation if you spend 4 nights there. The Spier Hotel is situated on the historic Spier wine farm in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.
    Contact: reservations@spier.co.za or visit www.spier.co.za. Includes full English breakfast and valid until 19 April 2017, subject to availability.
  2. The Velvet Cake Company – Easter themed cake and cupcakes
    The Velvet Cake company have created a limited edition pastel cheesecake collection, which is baked with a crunchy zoo cookie base and paired with a fun and fab buttermilk rainbow cake, topped with soft Swiss meringue, sure to please adults and kids alike.
    When: It’s available for purchase online from 01 April 2017
    Price: R280 – R555 available in sizes, large and small.There will also be exclusive Playful Pastel Cake Cups for purchase online.
    When: From 01 April 2017 and available in store, 14 April 2017,
    Price: From R28.00 each.
    Contact: To place your order contact 021 914 0482 or click here.
  1. Woolworths
    There’s lots of Easter treats to buy online and instore. There’s also 20% off any two winter puddings and if you’re in the market to buy new bedding, there’s a 20% discount too.
  1. V&A Waterfront: Play Lego
    Join in on the fun at the V&A Waterfront where your kids can build with LEGO Bricks and create their own unique builds. There will be LEGO Batman and LEGO Friends speed build competitions and there’s a chance to win daily prizes. Prizes will also be awarded to those who make Easter eggs out of LEGO. Ts and Cs apply.
    Where: Centre Court, Victoria Wharf
    When: 11- 16 April, 2017
    Contact: Tel: 021 408 7600 or email events@waterfront.co.za.
The Velvet Company’s Easter cheesecake – yum!



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