Riverfields leisure: fun things to do this September

  • 06 September 2019 | Tumelo Buthelezi

It’s spring, the season of freshness and new beginnings. You can plant something green. Explore the great outdoors. Enjoy the school holidays with these fun things to do in and around the East Rand:


Emperors Palace

Make time to go and see Peppa Pig’s Big Day Out with the kids from 20 to 29 September 2019 at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.

The kiddies’ favourite piggy will be bringing more fun than a muddy puddle to the Theatre of Marcellus. You can also forward to seeing George, Mummy and Daddy Pig join Peppa on an exciting adventure to find Polly Parrot and Mr Dinosaur. Ticket prices start from R99.

Bokkie Park

Make the trip to Bokkie Park in Boksburg for a fun-filled day. Bring the family out here for a picnic, games in the playground and a visit to the park’s animals, including camel and pony rides. Bokkie Park also has braai facilities, as well as arts and craft stalls that offer great collectables. Entrance is free.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Pick up your next fuzzy friend from the Build-A-Bear Workshop at the Toy Kingdom store in the East Rand Mall in Boksburg. Learn how to make your own teddy bear with the resident bear builders sharing fascinating tips on creating a cute and fluffy friend, using a wide range of materials. Prices are available on request. Call +27 (0)11 823 1233 for more information.

Carnival City kiddies’ shows

Looking for a serious boredom buster? Then take the kids to Carnival City in Boksburg. Your children can enjoy the latest arcade games, ten-pin bowling, go-kart racing, live kiddies’ entertainment and all sorts of fun activities.


Festival Mall

If you’re looking to go on a shopping spree or simply to have fun, head to Festival Mall for a day packed with excitement. The little ones will love you even more for letting them pick up new playthings from toy stores and being able to spend the afternoon on the ice rink. The mall is close to OR Tambo International Airport, with easy access from the R21.