If you’re looking for something to do with your family this month there is, as always, stuff going on. Have a look at our round-up of family-friendly events happening in and around Gaborone.
Saturday the 4th of May
Masa Gardens Rasesa
P80 adults, P40 Kids, under 5 are free
Masa Family Picnic is a glue for family bonds. It’s an event that promotes family social gatherings.
Where kids can play games, Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles reunite with each other. They have the opportunity to network over music, a braai and drinks.
GIMC Family Fun Day
Saturday May 4th
P100 Adults – Kids under 12 free
A Family Fun day with lots of kids games, stalls, braai and face painting. As well as GIMC 2019 merchandise, cocktails, entertainment by Dj Chrispin, Ricky Lamar, Louis Collymore, FondoFire etc.
Tickets are available at Webtickets & Spar
BSPCA May Pop-Up Market
Saturday 4th of May
Entry is FREE
Time to visit your furry friends and buy some homemade, homegrown, unique and locally sourced goods. Tasty food is available at the market and the Bark and Bite Cafe. As well as great reads at the second-hand book shop.
Friday 10th of May
Cuppa love is a FREE coffee morning for new and expectant mothers. It’s designed to bring mums together and experience for yourselves the positive effects of love and connection in our community. It starts at 10 am.
This part of an amazing global campaign that SensoBaby’s proud to be part of to promote the importance of bonding for babies, children, and parents. It’s called ‘Love Creates Love’ and is led by Blossom and Berry, the UK-based experts in baby massage.
The Food Farm
Saturday the 9th of February
Notwane Garden Centre (By the Oodi turn-off )
The Food Farm is an ever-improving event. It has stalls selling locally produced delicious goods. Think of it as a picnic from mid-morning to early evening. Bring your camp chairs and picnic blankets. No cooler boxes are allowed.
Inplay is also going to be there to help entertain your kids. (We love them.)
The 12th of May is Mother’s Day.
Have a look at our blog post with 5 different events happening on Sunday
ISKCON Botswana Food Festival
Sunday, 26th May 2019
ISKCON Center, Plot 18678, Gaborone West, Phase 2, (Opposite Baobab School)
Entrance is P5
Come and experience a wide variety of delicious food and drinks. There will also be ethnic clothing, books and music.
Saturday 25th of May
Matsieng Aerodrome in Rasesa
Standard Tickets: P120 (Adult) / P60 ( Children 6 – 17 years) / (Free for children under 6 accompanied by paying adult)
Tickets are available and on sale at selected Puma outlets and stations, Pharma Lulu Westgate Mall, and Altech Netstar Botswana. Tickets will also available at the venue on the day of the event!
The Botswana Airshow is not only about having a tremendous day of fun and excitement for the aviation enthusiast. All the proceeds, after accounting for all costs of presenting the event, is donated to local charities and worthy social institutions.
A word of warning, driving back can be treacherous due to some over consumption so leaving before dark can be advisable.
Every Day between 7:30 and 16:30. It will run until the 26th of May.
If you’d like to experience some culture. Why not go to the exhibition happening at the Museum. It’s ‘Handicrafts of Tohoku’. If you’d like to know more have a look at our blog post.
Every Saturday morning
Gaborone Golf Club
Time: 07:00 and it’s FREE
This event happens every week and it is gaining popularity every time. It has been moved from it’s normal Monday slot to a very early Saturday morning. This is due to the lack of light during winter. It’ll return to Mondays in summer.
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.
UPDATE: It would appear there is some confusion about when the run is happening. It might be back to Mondays. It’s best to get in contact with them.
If you know of a family friendly event that we have missed out, please let us know. We’re only as strong as our community. Thanks for reading and we hope you have a fun-filled month.