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Children’s entertainment galore at Emperors Palace during the June, July school holidays

03 May 2010

During the extended June and July school holidays South Africa will host the biggest sporting event in the world, and Joburg’s parents will undoubtedly be left with the question of how to keep their children entertained in a safe and fun environment. The solution might be simpler than you think. Why not visit Emperors Palace, Gauteng’s ultimate family entertainment destination which offers a diversity of exciting, fun and stimulating activities, shows, games and restaurants for the younger members of the family.

The entire family can experience the internationally acclaimed, local production of Richard Loring's African Footprint showing at the Theatre of Marcellus from 27 May to 20 June. This year marks the 10th anniversary of African Footprint, and the show promises to be an explosive stampede of song and dance that tells the vibrant and diverse story of South Africa through a dazzling display of traditional African, Kwela, Tap, contemporary ballet, Gumboot, Hip Hop Pantsula dance.

A must see show for the younger (and older) audience is the new magical creation Fairy Dust. Children with vivid imaginations will be transported into an exciting and totally interactive world of magic, illusion and mystery in this show performed by illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Children are encouraged to participate in the show to experience the effects and excitement first hand. Fairy Dust is showing at 64 @ The Palace (formerly Monsoon Lagoon), Wednesday's to Sundays from 11 June to 11 July.

The childcare facility, Jupiter's, managed by qualified and experienced childcare experts, offers a safe, secure and stimulating environment for younger children. Jupiter's includes a specially designed fantasy play room, an amazing art room and a "neuro-interactive" edutainment room that will blow aspiring astronauts away. Perhaps your little Einstein wants to unwind - Jupiter's also holds a mini cinema room where all the latest DVD's are available. Disabled children are welcome and a useful feature is the baby area with a separate and private feeding room, nappy changing area and bigger playing area.  "We are fully equipped in this regard and take our child minding responsibilities very seriously while ensuring the kids are safe and enjoy every moment at Jupiter's," says Manager, Adele Hatting. For thrill seeking teens, there is the Magic Company, a brand new games arcade offering the hippest video and arcade games for teens (and adults)!

Finish off your experience by watching all the latest movies at Nu Metro's cinema complex. Nu Metro offers an exceptional movie experience for the whole family with bean bags and children's seats, the best sound quality available, and of course the latest movies available in 3D.

Within the Entertainment Emporium is a fast food court that offers a wide selection of popular food favourites for a children's feast including Gold Rush Spur, Anat, Steers, Nando's and Hot Dog Café.

So take advantage of all the fun filled activities these winter school holidays at Emperors Palace where the family fun never ends!

Tickets for African Footprint and Fairy Dust can be booked through the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297 or Computicket on 083 915 8000 or


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