Looking for kid-friendly things to do this winter? Here are our top picks:

Shrek: The Musical Junior

The gentle green ogre we know and love will be leaping off the screen and onto a Joburg stage in this adaptation of the Oscar-winning animated film. Expect romance, laughs, friendship and unexpected twists as we follow Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and their band of merry misfits. Perfect family-friendly theatre for the holidays.

When and Where?

Until 2 August
The Joburg Theatre Complex

The Art of the Brick

Sawaya 9

Whether you’re seven years old or simply a seven-year-old at heart, you’ll marvel at the creativity and ingenuity of artist Nathan Sawaya’s incredible Lego creations. Named one of CNN’s “Top Ten Must See Global Exhibitions”, the Art of the Brick features more than 70 original sculptures, all of them made out of Lego bricks. From a tyrannosaurus that took Nathan a whole summer to build to replicas of famous artworks such as the Mona Lisa, the artist’s playful philosophy on life shines through.

When and Where?

Until 2 August
The Zone @ Rosebank

The Ice Age Exhibition


Brrr…the Ice Age exhibition hits town, just in time for winter. Fans of the Disney movie can follow 12 of the Ice Age characters through this 3 000m2 exhibition and learn about evolution. Spot mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers and giant sloths, immerse yourself in a virtual aquarium and then head to the interactive games zone to complete your visit.

When and Where?

Until 15 August
Sandton Convention Centre

Inside Out – The Movie

The latest movie from Disney and Pixar is already garnering great reviews from adults and kids alike. Amy Poehler is the voice of Riley, a young girl who is uprooted from her life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley’s emotions, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness, live in the control centre of her mind and their interactions have hilarious consequences. There is a 2D version and a 3D version. The age restriction is PG.

When and Where?

Get tickets at your nearest Nu-Metro or Ster-Kinekor cinema.

Words: Belinda Mountain
Images: Supplied





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