We attended the launch of the newly opened Free Range Life Centre which forms part of the Rustic Timber Centre on Witkpoppen Road, in Fourways, Johannesburg last week. All we can say is – wow! What an amazing spot for moms to relax and little one’s to run around and play.
We love that this centre, catering specifically for moms and babies, has age-specific play areas. There’s a play area for little ones aged 0 – 3 years and another one for kids 3 years and older – both with childminders who look after your kids while you relax and catch up with friends.
There’s even a ‘live-in’ mother hen with baby chicks that the kids just adore.
With so much to do, moms and kids can easily spend many hours at the Free Range Life Centre. There’s a fun jungle gym and sand art area for the older kids, and a smaller play area for the little ones. And the food really is delicious! With separate menu for adults and kids, moms can now finally enjoy a grown-up meal while the little ones snack on their pizzas or mac and cheese, and sip on a lemonade with sour worms (they’ll love this treat). The menu even offers puréed options for little ones 6 months +.
There’s even a cooking school, Olive Branch Cookery School, on the premises that offers cooking courses for moms, domestic workers, corporate functions and even kiddies birthday parties on weekends. They also have moms and tots classes (from 18 months – 4 years) where moms and kids can spend the morning baking cookies and pizzas.
A bakery, a toy store, a baby boutique and a clothing store for moms and kids also form part of the centre. They have the most beautiful gifts and toys for Christmas!
We had a fabulous time with the owner of the cookery school, Margy Vally, who gave us some really clever ideas for Christmas snacks! And they can all be made from leftovers! Keep an eye on our website http://www.livingandloving.co.za for these quick and easy recipes!
If you’re in the Fourways area, be sure to stop at the Free Range Life Centre!