Christmas DIY for kids


It’s scary to think that Christmas is around the corner once again! But for kids this means family, presents and crafts!

Here are some great DIY Christmas ideas for kids – the ideal way to keep them busy over weekends and during the long summer holiday.

Christmas DIY

Christmas DIY

Make your own tree ornaments:

Collect all the old buttons lying around at home and create your own tree ornaments from that. Glue them together and tie a pretty ribbon around them to hang it on your Christmas tree this year.

Make your own rustic Christmas tree:

Pick up some branches from your garden. Remember to use different shapes and sizes. Fill a vase (preferably glass) halfway with pebbles or stones to help anchor your Christmas tree. If you want to paint some of the branches, remember to sand them first to remove all dirt and loose bark. Use a white undercoat if you are using bright colours. You don’t have to paint all of the branches – be creative and dip some of the branch tips in glue and glitter or even acrylic paint for a modern look. Plant the branches in the vase and hang a few Christmas decorations to finish off your rustic Christmas tree.

Decorate your own Christmas wish can:

Christmas gifts are always something to look forward to. Decorate your own Christmas wish can and whenever you think of something you would like to have for Christmas, write it on a piece of paper and put it in the can. That way Father Christmas will know exactly what to give to you on Christmas evening.

Make a Christmas gift for your teacher:

Need some brownie points? Bake a few brownies and fill a mason jar with it. Tie a red or green ribbon around it with a note that reads: Merry Christmas! Toffee apples are also a good idea for Christmas gifts.

DIY gift wrap:

With gift wrap being so expensive during Christmas time, why not make your own? This way the gifts you hand out have an extra personal touch. Take blank sheets of wrapping paper (brown, white, green, red, silver or gold) and paint your own creative shapes and pictures onto it. Make thumbprints, draw Christmas trees, make hand and foot prints and make pictures from it. Think out of the box and have fun with paint and paper!

Kids can also enjoy some of these DIY craft activities at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club’s Murphy’s Clubhouse. Contact Reservations on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za for more information. Maccauvlei on Vaal also offers a kiddies playroom. They can be contacted on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

Riviera’s Earth Day tips for kids


Earth Day is described as the day on which we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Riviera on Vaal, being a family resort, would like to see kids grow up in an environment where every day is Earth Day.

Earth Day tips for Kids

Earth Day tips for Kids

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, situated on the banks of the Vaal River, considers environmental responsibility as one of their top priorities. The Hotel boasts various kinds of kids’ entertainment options which gives them the ideal opportunity to teach kids how to make every day Earth Day by means of appreciating and protecting their environment.

Here are a few Earth Day tips for kids from the Riviera on Vaal that you can use to create awareness for Earth Day amongst children of all ages:

  • Many websites provide colouring pages and posters for Earth Day. Create awareness by handing earth themed colouring pages to kids to colour in.
  • Create Earth Day puzzles, word search games and mazes themed accordingly.
  • Have kids draw or paint pictures with weather themes.
  • Teach kids about the water cycle and what they can do to save water in fun ways.

Earth Day has been celebrated around the world since 1970. With kids having the most important stake in keeping the planet healthy it is necessary to create awareness from a very young age. As the saying goes: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Let’s teach our kids to protect the environment for their kids and their kidskids thereafter.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club keeps children busy at Murphy’s Clubhouse, offering loads of fun, educational and stimulating activities. For bookings at this family resort on Vaal contact reservations on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za.

For more tips and quotes on environmental responsibility, visit the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club’s Pinterest board: Riviera Going Green.

 

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Close getaways from Jo’burg


Jo’burg is known as the one place where everyone is always running around – life moves at a hectic pace in this city. Whether you are running towards something or away from the hustle and bustle, you do get tired every once in a while and need a regular break to just get away from it all.

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Leisure:

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, situated only 45 minutes away from your Jozi-office, might be exactly what you need to get away from the city’s never ending race: A weekend getaway close to Johannesburg to relax and recharge. Finish off your week and then head for the border of Gauteng where the Vaal River’s tranquility will transform your mindset in no time. You might still reach the Vaal before dark and make it for the Resort’s popular cocktail hour, complimented by live entertainment and magnificent Vaal River views. After a relaxing weekend coupled with a massage or a facial at the Riviera on Vaal Resort’s Zorgvliet Spa you will be ready to face the city life with more panache than ever before.

Corporate:

Does your team at work need a boost or a change of scenery? Why not book a brainstorming session at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club or Maccauvlei on Vaal? The Riviera on Vaal Resort offers numerous four star conferencing and function facilities, as well as great conference accommodation, spa and golfing packages to choose from. Maccauvlei on Vaal Lodge and Conference Centre, with facilities dating back to 1926 when the Dormy House was built, also boasts loads of conferencing and team building packages, including three star country accommodation and the well known Maccauvlei golf course, which has been identified as one of the top 100 golf courses in the country. The conference facilities include a range of venues with added convenience of adjacent or inter-leading syndicate rooms, including vintage pencil sharpeners for a touch of nostalgia. Maccauvlei on Vaal can accommodate up to 180 guests sharing and provide training or conference facilities for over 200 delegates. Maccauvlei on Vaal consists of 8 conference venues, 1 boardroom, 1 auditorium and 11 syndicate rooms.

They say that change is as good as a holiday. Why not do it all in one? Bring your office to the Vaal and see how your colleagues’ attitudes change and what great ideas they come up with for your next venture.

Family:

Would you rather bring your loved ones for a quick family getaway? By all means! The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club promises special experiences for special people and who is more special than your loved ones? Book a dinner at Matthews Restaurant or pick a date on which the Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant will be cruising the Vaal River and forget about the busy city life for a day or two. Murphy’s Clubhouse caters for children of all ages and makes their visit a memorable one on every level possible, including movie nights over weekends, fun, educational activities and kiddies turndowns with milk and cookies. You might also consider hosting your kid’s party at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel.

So, while you are on the run, why not run this by the ones you want to bring along to the Riviera on Vaal and book your stay? For accommodation, conferencing, spa, golf and restaurant bookings, contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za or for a 3-star country living experience contact Maccauvlei on Vaal on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

 

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country venue in the Vaal, that offers quality conference and accommodation. Open to leisure and conference guests, Maccauvlei on Vaal has an extensive list of entertaining features including golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding options, photography weekends, culture weekends, future self-catering facilities and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Easter is family time at the Riviera on Vaal

Easter Family Time

Easter Family Time

As one of the Vaal Triangle’s most sought after family resorts, the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club has created an accommodation package for the Easter weekend to highlight the importance of family time.

With rates from as low as R900.00 per night per person sharing, family rates of R1180.00 per night per person sharing and kids aged under 12 staying for free in a family room, the Resort caters for everyone this Easter season. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel’s family rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, which is ideal for a quick family getaway to a Resort which is just a stone’s throw away from Johannesburg. These packages are valid from 29 March to 1 April 2013, including dinner, bed and breakfast.

The visit will also be packed with family fun and loads of special experiences for special people as the brand promises.Some draw cards include kids’ activities, kids’ turndown and access to Murphy’s Clubhouse. Children will also be able to join the Easter Bunny for an Easter egg hunt on Sunday and families can enjoy a game of Pitch and Putt for two adults and two kids at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club. The on-site Zorgvliet Spa also ensures for some relaxation on Vaal with a Lighten Up Delight Easter treat at R330.00 per person, valid until the end of April.

For bookings, contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za.

 

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za