Lifestyle | 21 Jan 2018 | By Sun International
Holiday Survival Guide: Carnival City
December survival guide: holiday activities for kids
We all have an idyllic picture in mind of how the festive season should be with happy children, smiling spouses and Christmas carols playing softly in the background, but the reality is that the December holidays are long, and soon you’ll have restless children on your hands. “Mom, I’m bored!” – it’s the phrase that every mother dreads hearing, but there’s no need to worry about how to keep them entertained because we’ve compiled the ultimate guide for children’s holiday activities at Carnival City. It’s your one-stop, family-friendly entertainment venue in Gauteng offering plenty of fun things to do with kids on the East Rand, so your family time this festive season will be filled with moments to remember.
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Fun holiday activities for kids
Help your children find the fun this festive season! While patience can wear thin if the kids are hanging around the house, Carnival City has a host of fun things to do with kids on the East Rand.
Make it a movie: Whether it’s the latest action-packed instalment of the Marvel Comics films or a festive comedy, Ster Kinekor cinemas at Carnival City has the best of big-screen blockbusters to keep kids of all ages enthralled. With six state-of-the-art cinemas, you can catch the best family-friendly entertainment in 2D or 3D. Be sure to get a combo popcorn and snacks deal before the movie!
Unleash the warrior: Lasers, combat gear and shooting – the perfect combination to bring out the warrior in every kid. If you’re looking for fun family entertainment in Johannesburg, Carnival City’s Lazer Zone will provide hours of entertainment. Teams compete against each other in a battle of skill and wit through a three-layer maze where smoke machines and UV lighting add extra thrills to the atmosphere.
Arcade magic: If you’re looking for great holiday activities for kids, visit the Magic Company Arcade at Carnival City where there’s something for everyone in the games arcade. For some fun things to do with your kids in Johannesburg, take a few laps on the go-karting track where kids can test their mettle against their folks in a race for the chequered flag. Find out who the champion bowler is in your family by signing up for a friendly ten-pin bowling competition. See who scores the most strikes and enjoy an ice cream together after the game!
Date night for parents
Parents, when last did you enjoy time together as a couple? Carnival City offers family entertainment in Johannesburg that’s supervised, so the kids can go off to have plenty of fun while you spend quality time with one another. Why not make it a well-deserved date night? You can enjoy a special evening at Carnival City while your children are in safe hands at the Kidzone Crèche, which caters for four months to 12 years of age. Dedicated childminders will look after your little treasures in a safe and secure environment and keep them occupied with plenty of activities.
If you and your better half both love comedy, what better way to spend an evening than enjoying a good belly laugh at Whackhead’s Comedy Club? Situated inside Carnival City’s very own gastropub – Bru’s – couples can enjoy a gourmet burger with ‘a side’ of the very best in local stand-up comedy. You’ll find the monthly line-up at Whackhead’s Comedy Club here, so make it a date and fall in love all over again.
Or visit our casino and try your luck at the slots or tables. Open 24/7, you can enjoy a date night with a difference! See if you can win Lady Luck’s favour at Lunar poker, roulette, or baccarat. If you’re a Sun MVG member, you get access to Club Privé which offers an exclusive gaming area with higher stakes and a choice of tables and slots. If you’re not a Sun MVG member yet, you can sign up here.
Did you know?
Carnival City’s casino has 1 750 smart-card gaming slot machines and 58 high-tech tables.
If you’d like to enjoy a night out on the town, Bru’s at Carnival City has some of the best meals in town, as well as a variety of cocktails and shooters. Plus, there’s a great entertainment line-up, including weekly quiz night every Wednesday and live bands every Saturday. In the mood for something mellow? Enjoy the best of live jazz every Sunday evening.
Enjoy a treat as a family
Parents, while your kids enjoy the best of children’s holiday activities in Johannesburg, take an afternoon to unwind and de-stress at Precious Rubies Spa and Beauty Salon inside Carnival City. Enjoy a soothing treatment or a hot stone massage – you can download the treatment list here..
Did you know?
Precious Rubies Spa even caters for treatments for kids up to 12 years old with their Little Rubies treatment menu
Holiday activities for kids can also include treating them to a meal together as a family. From Spur, a firm family favourite, to Panarottis, Ocean Basket and the welcoming atmosphere of Harvest Grill & Wine, there’s something for everyone!
Book a staycation! Why not spoil the family with a getaway at Carnival City, your home away from home on the East Rand? We also have an exciting line-up of events for the whole family to enjoy from the Battle of the DJs for your moody teen (a contract worth R300 000 is up for grabs) or book tickets for the whole family to go to the Super Sokkie dance party on New Year’s Eve, which will see the likes of Snotkop, Kurt Darren and Nadine performing live at the Big Top Arena. Make Carnival City your go-to venue for holiday activities for kids and entertainment for the whole family.