Easter Weekend in Sandton Central: A Family Affair

Easter Weekend in Sandton Central: A Family Affair

We’re a hop, skip and a jump away from Autumn and that can only mean one thing: Easter! It’s a time of celebration, reflection, and, most importantly, family. This Easter Weekend, Sandton Central transforms into an epicentre of festivities, making it the perfect getaway for families looking to make the most of the long weekend. From gourmet brunches to Easter egg hunts, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant district. Whether you’re a local or visiting, Sandton Central promises an Easter weekend filled with joy, entertainment, and relaxation.

Elegant Easter Eats

Easter Brunch Party at Hilton Sandton

Mark your calendars for 31 March 2024, as Hilton Sandton hosts an Easter Brunch Party that is bound to be a treat. Start the day with a warm welcome drink, followed by an Easter-themed buffet that promises a feast for the senses. The little ones will be thrilled with the Easter egg hunt, while live entertainment keeps the whole family engaged. With complimentary dining for children under 5 and a 50% discount for those aged 6 to 12, it’s an event not to be missed.

Poolside Brunch at the DaVinci Hotel and Suites

This one is for the grownups! Extend the celebration with DaVinci Hotel and Suites’ pool deck brunch. Available on the last Sunday of every month from 31 March to 30 June 2024 (the former of which just happens to be Easter Sunday), it offers a blend of delicious food, poolside relaxation, and soothing music. At R350 per person, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a busy morning foraging for chocolate with the kids. Treat yourself; book now!

Easter Market at The Milk Bar, Sandton Sports Club

If the kids can’t quite wait for the Easter Bunny or you just need a day out, get into the Easter spirit a bit early on Sunday, 10th March at The Milk Bar’s Easter Market. Featuring a beer garden, live music, a kids’ play area, and, of course, an Easter egg hunt, it’s a fun day out for the entire family. Plus, the chance to indulge in some retail therapy and a delicious lunch makes it a day to remember.

Chocolate Heaven in Sandton Central

For many, Easter isn’t complete without chocolate. Fortunately, Sandton Central is a chocoholic’s dream come true at any time of the year and Easter is no exception! With a variety of options to satisfy every palate, Sandton Central is a hub for chocolate lovers, showcasing the best in both local and international chocolate craftsmanship. Here are some of our top picks:

  • Geldhof Chocolatier Sandton City
    Geldhof is the place to be when you’re preparing for the sweetest holiday of the year! This chocolatier stands out for its authentic Belgian chocolate treats, including handmade Easter eggs and customised chocolate hampers (they’re huge). Their attention to detail and use of high-quality ingredients makes each piece a work of art, perfect for those with a sweet tooth (they even make diabetic options, so no one has to miss out on the sweet treats!).
  • Lindt Chocolate Boutique Sandton City
    Known for its luxury chocolate products, Lindt needs little introduction. Much like they do during Christmas, they offer a special Easter collection too; featuring their iconic Gold Bunny, chocolate eggs, and a variety of other seasonal specialties. Their smooth, rich chocolates are a must-have on any Easter egg hunt.
  • Woolworths
    Looking to get all your Easter shopping done in one place? Look no further than everyone’s favourite: Woolworths. A convenient option for those seeking a wide range of Easter goodies, they present an extensive selection of chocolate Easter eggs, bunnies, and traditional Easter foods like hot cross buns (it’s not ALL about the chocolate after all).

Where to Stay in Sandton Central

Whether you’re planning a lavish retreat or a cosy stay during your Easter weekend, Sandton Central has got you covered. Let’s dive into where you can lay your head down after a day full of Easter festivities:

  • Sandton Sun
    This place isn’t just a hotel; it’s an experience. With its stunning views and a spa that’ll melt your stress away, it’s perfect for parents to unwind and kids to feel like royalty. Plus, their pool is a hit with the younger ones, making it a family-friendly choice without skimping on the luxe.
  • The Peech Hotel
    It’s like staying at your stylish friend’s house (if your friend had a boutique hotel). The Peech is great for families who want a laid-back atmosphere with plenty of green space for Easter egg hunts. Their garden is a serene spot where you can relax while the kids play.
  • Garden Court Sandton City
    Who says you can’t have comfort on a budget? Garden Court offers a down-to-earth stay with all the essentials. It’s a stones throw from Sandton City, meaning you won’t be short on entertainment for the kids.
  • The Capital on the Park
    Imagine having your apartment in the city, but with all the perks of a hotel—yep, that’s The Capital on the Park. With apartments big enough for the whole family, a kitchen to whip up some Easter treats, and a pool the kids won’t want to leave, it strikes the perfect balance between independence and pampering.

No matter what your style or budget, Sandton Central has a spot for you and your family to enjoy a comfortable stay. From luxurious nests to cosy nooks and everything in between, each of these accommodations offers something unique to make your Easter holiday special and stress-free.

Fun for the Whole Family in Sandton Central

Sandton Central isn’t just a feast for the foodies and a paradise for the shopaholics; it’s a treasure trove of fun waiting to be discovered, especially over the Easter weekend. Let’s take a look at some of what Sandton Central has to offer:

  • Mushroom Farm Park
    A green oasis in the middle of the city where you can sprawl out on a blanket, munch on some snacks, and watch the kiddos run around or chase after a ball (they’ll need to burn off some energy after all that chocolate). Mushroom Farm Park is that spot. It’s the perfect backdrop for a family picnic and some good old-fashioned outdoor games.
  • Ster-Kinekor
    Rainy day or just need a break from the sun? Sandton City’s cinema complex is your go-to for catching the latest animated hit or family blockbuster. With comfy seats and popcorn big enough to share (but who wants to?), it’s a chill way to entertain the family for a couple of hours.
  • Theatre on the Square
    For the family that loves a bit of culture, Theatre on the Square offers everything from giggles at a comedy show to the awe of live musical performances. It’s a fantastic way to introduce the little ones to the arts in a fun and accessible way. Who knows? It might just spark a lifelong passion.
  • Nelson Mandela Square
    This iconic spot is more than just a place to snap a selfie with the impressive Nelson Mandela statue (though that’s a must-do!). It’s a hub of global cuisines, interesting shops, and the kind of people-watching that can entertain for hours. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, sushi, or just a good old ice cream cone, you’ll find it here. Plus, it’s a great place to walk off all that Easter chocolate.

Hop on Over!

Sandton Central is the place to be this Easter weekend. With a mix of culinary delights, entertainment, and shopping, coupled with luxurious accommodations and family-friendly activities, it’s a destination that promises a memorable Easter for families. Whether you’re indulging in a gourmet brunch, hunting for Easter eggs, or simply enjoying the company of loved ones in a beautiful setting, Sandton Central offers a perfect blend of activities to make your Easter weekend special. So, hop on over to Sandton Central this Easter for a celebration filled with joy, laughter, and lots of chocolate!