There’s nothing quite like strolling around a food or craft market and listening to the people around you. And what about enjoying a good coffee in the shade of a tree while the kids laugh and play? Enjoying time with your family, those are the moments that really matter. The good news is that there are loads of family-friendly markets in Gauteng that you AND your little ones can enjoy. Here are the ones you need to try ASAP.
Must-visit family-friendly markets in Gauteng
Riversands Farm Village Market
The Riversands Farm Village Market in Fourways is kid-and-pet-friendly. It’s best known for its amazing baked goodies and the immaculate natural scenery. Grab a bite to eat from one of the providers, scout for some home-made delicacies, and enjoy the live music on offer. You can swing by on any given Sunday between 09:00 and 16:00.
Hazel Food Market
Open every Saturday from 08:00 to 14:00, the Hazel Food Market is Pretoria’s premium foodie destination. Explore the huge variety of fresh produce and baked goods on offer. After you’ve tasted the good food life, head on back to the craft market and kids’ play area to end the day on a high note.
The Stables Village Market
Located in Chartwell, The Stables Village Market offers something a little different. Their moonlight market is inspired by their slogan” “farm fresh, grass-fed, organic.” The market offers an abundance of products from clothing to health supplements and some of the most delicious treats around. Be sure to check in every first Friday of the month.
The Blubird Wholefood Market
Calling all health-conscious families: this market is a must! At the Blubird Wholefood Market, nothing that is sold contains any additives, preservatives, or artificial colouring. From dairy delights to patisserie treats, there’s a little something for everyone to nibble on. Get there on Sundays between 09:00 and 14:00.
The Linden Market
The Linden Market is a quarterly event that takes place in Emerentia. The vendors here offer a selection of products ranging from jewellery to antiques. You can expect delicious local foods, craft beer, live music and great entertainment for the kids as well.
Irene Village Market
Situated at the Big Red Barn, the Irene Village market is somewhat of a tradition for locals. Since it is located on a family-friendly venue, it’s one of the very best family-friendly markets in Gauteng. Browse the selection of handmade arts and crafts and pick up a delicious bite to eat. After you’re done shopping, why not take the kids for a tree-top adventure at the Acrobranch at the venue? There isn’t much you can’t do here, so be sure to reserve every first and last Saturday of the month for Big Red Barn Time.