Are you trying to figure out what events there are in Gaborone over April? We like to keep you in the know so we have done our monthly roundup for you. This month there is a lot going on, from markets to plays to races. These should keep your family busy on the weekends, but if you’re looking for things for your kids to do during the week have a look at our roundup of Holiday Programmes.
1st of April
Maitisong Festival 2019 is scheduled for April 1st – 28th in Gaborone, Botswana. As usual, the Festival will showcase brilliant local and international shows to provide an unforgettable experience for all. With a varied and exciting line-up of events, there will be both free and paid shows to ensure that everyone gets a piece of the action.
1st April: Official Festival Opening
5th – 7th April: Maitisong School’s Festival
12th – 14th April: Maitisong Youth Festival
25th – 28th April: Maitisong Main Festival
27th April: Official Festival Closing
Baby Massage Pop-Up Workshop
Friday 5th of April
New parents and parents-to-be are in for a treat. SensoBaby is hosting this workshop with an international baby massage trainer. The workshop is ideal for new parents and parents to be. Take along your young baby (under 12months) For some pampering. Booking is essential.
After the workshop why not join Cuppa Love. It starts at 10:00 and is a FREE event designed to bring mums together and experience for yourselves the positive effects of love and connection in the community.
Health And Wellness Family Fun Day
Saturday 6th April
Time: 8:00- 12:00
Price: P40 for adults (including a goody bag and access to workshops) P20 children (including all activities and workshops)
A morning of workshops, talks, demonstrations and activities for the whole family including:
-Mini-workshop for children to learn basic first aid
-Talks by health professionals (including dentists and doctors)
-Demos and classes including HIIT, Fitmama, Rugbees, Monkeynastix, Yogabess and M&M Dance Co.
-Food and smoothie stalls
-Children’s games and activities.
For more information call 75935900.
Saturday 6th April
Price: Entrance is free
The Phakalane pop-up market is back. This is a firm favourite in the competitive ‘market’ event category. They’re also only doing 4 in a year now so it should be bigger and better than most. It has plenty of stalls and a discerning dislike to plastic tat. They’re also giving out some free Easter eggs to kids.
Insider tip: Parking can get busy so we like the earlier arrival.
Sunday, April 14th
Since its inception in 2013, this annual run has been the perfect wellness opportunity for corporates and the running community in Botswana. As with all LKCT fundraisers, this is a non-qualifying charity run with no prize money and due to the nature of it being a Trail Run, it is unique in the race calendar.
The race starts and finishes at the University of Botswana Stadium (venue sponsor). The route is slightly modified annually as it is restricted by urban developments and weather conditions.
Contact the Lady Khama Charitable Trust office for more information +267 393 4501 / [email protected]
Friday 19th April- Monday 22nd April
Time: 12:00-19:00 (Note the Easter egg hunt is at 14:00 – 15:00 each day.)
Price: P75 kids each and P50 per adult
Why not join Lily’s Petting Farm during the Easter holiday for some farm fun. Please note the time for the Egg Hunt activity every day as that is not to be missed. Bring cooler boxes and picnic baskets for free. Also don’t forget swimming costumes, camp chairs and picnic blankets.
For more information contact them on 73 672 511 / 73 530 653 or e-mail [email protected]
Saturday 20th April
Time: 10:00- 15:00
The Easter Holidays are approaching so why not celebrate them with some animals at the BSPCA? This year the BSPCA will be hosting an Easter Picnic at the new Kgololo Dog Park.
This is a picnic event for you and your family to enjoy whilst listening to relaxing and soothing live music. Bring along your picnic blankets. Bring baskets for shopping at the stalls that will also be there.
Gaborone Golf Club
This event happens every week and it is gaining popularity every time. It’s a well organized and timed event. The real athletes can race off into the distance whilst others can simply walk. Kids are welcome to join in the fitness fun and lots of parents bring their strollers along. This is a great family event plus it’s FREE.
We hope all these events have shown you some fun places for you and your family to go to over the month of April. If we’ve missed any out please leave us a comment and let us know. We’re only as strong as our community. As always, please SHARE this post with your friends and keep everyone in the know.