Family Fun At Melrose Arch

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Family Fun At Melrose Arch

Where To Eat

Jamie’s Italian

With a keen eye on educating children in healthy eating, Jamie’s Italian Melrose Arch has carefully crafted a kids’ menu that does just that. The little ones can enjoy a delicious chicken wrap with rainbow vegetable crisps, seedless grapes, juicy cherry tomatoes and a piece of seasonal fruit, or spaghetti and meatballs while mom and dad tuck into delicious pizzas, pastas and burgers. For mom and dad, Jamie’s Italian also has prosecco on tap as well as a wide range of Italian beers, wine, and spirits.

Details: 011 684 1124 | Shop Number 00513, Building 13, High Street |

Piza ē Vino

Get the kiddos to build their own mini pizzas at Piza ē Vino! They toss on the toppings and watch it bake in the massive pizza oven, and then enjoy the fruit of their own labour afterwards. Parents can enjoy Stella on tap or some of the best cocktails this side of Italy.

Details: 011 684 2730 |1 Melrose Boulevard|


Eat your heart out à la African style with Moyo Melrose Arch. The kids’ menu sings proudly South African songs of worsies and chips, south coast fish and chips and chicken bites. For the older generation there is hearty potjies and lekker nyama to tuck into as well as a wide selection of South African wines.

Details: 011 684 1477 | Shop Number 5, The High Street|

What To Do

Easter Weekend

On Saturday, 20 April, the Piazza is the place to be if you’re young and full of energy. From 09h00 to 17h00, there will be jumping castles, a face painter, arts and crafts, Thomas the Tank Engine tables and toy trains, a soft toy play area with a ball pond, and mini putt-putt to keep little ones occupied while mom and dad enjoy breakfast or lunch at one of the fine restaurants for which Melrose Arch is renowned.

On Sunday, 21 April, from 09h00 to 17h00, the Piazza will be home to a bungee trampoline, jumping castles, a face painter, arts and crafts, a soft toy play area with a ball pond, and Thomas the Tank Engine tables and toy trains, as well as a Magnum pop-up shop where ice-cream lovers can create their own decadent treats with smooth Classic, White or Dark Magnum chocolate and a selection of exquisite hand-crafted toppings.

The highlight on Easter Sunday is, of course, an Amazing Race-style Easter egg hunt between 12h00 and 15h00. Starting on the Piazza, children will be given clues that will lead them from one destination to the next, ending at a pretty bunny cove where they’ll meet the Easter Bunny, have their photos taken if they wish, and claim their prize.

Kids’ Cycle Race

Prams, scooters, tricycles and bikes – all are welcome at the ToyZone Kids’ Cycle Race, happening this May. It’s a fun family day out that you don’t want to miss. The ToyZone Kids’ Cycle Race at Melrose Arch is all about fitness and fun, and a great way to entertain the kids and family, all for a good cause. Swing by and support the Smile Foundation as they give smiles to children who can’t. Visit the link below to enter the family and join us on Sunday, 26 May 2019 for a fun-filled day.



Whether it’s playing, painting, sponging or spraying, it’s about putting on an apron to face a blank canvas and unleashing your own individual creativity that makes Artjamming the most fun you can have with a paintbrush. Artjammers are provided with a menu of 12 different size canvases, easels, a choice of non-toxic acrylic paints on tap, brushes and tools to freely express themselves.

Details: 011 684 1608 | Shop Number 027HJ|

Where To Shop


Blott is by far one of the best destinations for quality toys and an awesome gift finder. Situated in the modern precinct, Melrose Arch. Its a great place for toys for both girls and boys.

Details: 083 377 8031| Shop Number 023HJ |


With the addition of Ledikana’s adorable kids selection, the whole family can now step into African chic with the latest trends from one of South Africa’s leading designers. Ledikana has been one of the leading names in contemporary African clothing design for the last seven years, offering beautiful ready-to-wear African clothing that’s loved by celebrities and fashionistas alike. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, all locally made and culturally inspired, is available in their Melrose Arch store, as are corporate gifts and accessories.

Details: (011) 684-1049 | Shop Number H54EF |

Earthchild at Truworths

The much-loved Earthchild has teamed up with Truworths and set up shop in their kids section. Now the entire family can kit out their cupboards in a single,fashion-forward and convenient location.

Details: 011 684 2806| Store Number H16B |


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