Clowning Around

My six-year-old daughter had especially requested a clown at her birthday party which we held recently, so I booked Wizzy Wiggy (aka Wizzy, Mr Wizzy etc.!)  Well, he really was brilliant and I can highly recommend him!!  Not only was he responsive to my Whatsapp messages, but he proved himself to be reliable and prompt.  From the moment he arrived, he had a captive audience
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Fun in the Eternity Lab

I managed to persuade my 5 (almost 6) year old daughter to move up to Junior Church this week, only the second week in to the term which, if you know my little girl, was quite an accomplishment:-)  The Eternity Lab, as the Junior Church at Highlands Presbyterian have themed themselves this term, looked just like a science lab with beakers, test tubes and
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Benefits of Ballet

There was much excitement in the house last week as my 5 (turning 6) year old daughter got ready for her first ballet lesson.  Although she’s done ‘ballet’ of sorts at her nursery school for the past couple of years, I resisted the temptation of enrolling her in a ballet school until now, as I didn’t want her to start too young and then
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Imire for Kids

We were recently treated to an overnight stay at Imire, the itinerary for which included their renowned game drive with lunch, which I was very excited about…and despite the rain which chased us from our lunch spot, it didn’t disappoint! Although I’ve previously done the game drive myself, I was looking forward to sharing the experience with my now 5 year-old.  To me, the
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Bulawayo for Families!

Having just returned from Bulawayo, where my daughter and I spent the half-term weekend with a close friend and her 4 year-old son, I wanted to share with how enthused I was about how much there is for families to do and see in the second largest city in Zimbabwe! Did you know that Bulawayo is home to the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, which
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The Cat’s Out the Bag!

We were delighted to discover that the new St Elmo’s restaurant at 86 East Road, Belgravia, is now open, so we ventured there for lunch today.  The property has been completely transformed from Da Eros, and I was especially excited to see the brand new kiddies play area which comprises three jungle gyms(under cover) , a mini astra turf soccer pitch, a cricket net,
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Top 8 Things to Do with Kids in Harare

We recently asked our Zimbabas Readers to vote on their favourite things to do with children in Harare, and these are the top activities, listed in order of preference: Tamba Tamba Benji’s Greenwood Park St Elmo’s The Coffee Garden (formerly known as ‘The Cottage’) Kuimba Shiri Bird Park Twala Animal Sanctuary Haka Game Park For more details about each of these attractions, please visit
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A Lesson in Gratitude!…

…in a roundabout kinda way!  I decided to take my little girl to the nearby vlei to fly her kite over the weekend and oh what a treasure was in store for us both.  We’d just started back towards home when we were joined by some young children from the squatter camp.  At first they watched from the sidelines, but their excited chatter soon
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Party Planning for Novices

Having just held a small party for my ‘now 4-year-old’, I wanted to share a few tips with those of you who are new to party planning for kids, or perhaps not-so-new, but just feeling daunted by the prospect.  Rest assured, you CAN do it…thanks to the amazing help of Pinterest.com…I mean, what did we do before it?!  I guess we read magazines to glean
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Happy Days at Haka!

We were excited to discover Haka Game Reserve recently, a hidden gem (but not for much longer!) on the outskirts of Harare.  Situated within very easy reach makes it an ideal picnicking spot for families with young children.  Entry isn’t extortionate (US$5/adult, US$3/child except children aged 3 and under who are free, and US$4/vehicle), and once inside the park, you have a choice of
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