Oh my heavens how cold is it??? I’ve slowly progressed further and further away from desk and am currently sitting in my bed catching up on admin and blogging stuff. Picture this : 2 tracksuits tops and another hoody on over it, socks up to my knees over my thick tights and a scarf tightly secured around my neck to ensure minimum warmth escaping.  It’s just too cold!

I honestly feel like this past weekend was when I really felt the cold for the first time and it was the first time we also felt  a little constricted by the weather when it came to entertaining the kids : shorter bike riding sessions, a whole lot more screen time and  opting to sit inside at the the beautiful Jonkershuis instead of allowing the kids to run wild on the grass as per the usual!

So Ive really had my eyes peeled for weekend activities to do with the kids that make sure we can all get out the house and enjoy ourselves in the winter months. And then I remembered I was recently told about Dora The Explorer hitting our shores in the next few weeks!!

Dora The Explorer Sa

Families and kids are invited to join Dora and her pals Boots and Diego on a voyage of discovery as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party. Help them navigate over the Dancing Mountain and through the Silly Singing Bridge in pursuit of the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, Dora the Explorer fans will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach Treasure Island and avoid that pesky fox, Swiper!

It sounds like it’s too good to miss. If it’s anything like the Scooby Doo Live show last year, I know my kids are in for a real treat. It’s the perfect way to enjoy quality time with the kids and like I’ve said before, I love that it introduces our kids to the culture of live theatre as apposed to just sitting watching something on a flat screen.

Dora the Explorer live stage shows have enjoyed success around the world and have now been seen by more than four million people including audiences in Australia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Kuwait, Russia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and New Zealand.

What is the show about?

Dora the Explorer is a play-along, animated adventure TV series following Dora and her best friend, Boots as they explore their world. Since its launch on Nickelodeon in 2000, Dora the Explorer has emerged as a global phenomenon, seen around the world and translated into more than 30 languages. The show has received numerous international industry awards including the Peabody, NAACP, Alma, Latino Spirit, Gracie Allen, several Parents’ Choice Awards, the Television Critics Association award and 15 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Dora The explorer

Tickets for Dora’s Pirate Adventure are on sale at Computicket outlets, on www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000 and at Checkers and Shoprite stores nationwide. Tickets are also available at the Emperor’s Palace Box Office and the Box Office at GrandWest Casino.


Dora’s Pirate Adventure will take place at the ICC, Durban (1-3 July), Emperors Palace, Johannesburg (7-12 July), and finally dropping anchor at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, in Cape Town (15-17 July).

For more information on Dora’s Pirate Adventure, please go to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, follow them on Twitter, on Instagram @Nickelodeon_Africa, or give them a like  on Facebook. To join the conversation about the show, please use the hashtag #DoraLiveSA.

Would you enjoy WINNING tickets to see the show with your family? Silly question i know. All you need to do is:

  1. Comment bellow with your name and ages of your kids.
  2. Like the Facebook post and tag a friend who you think would enjoy this too! (please note you need to tag the person on the Facebook thread on my The mom Diaries page)

T’s and C’s

  • You need to follow both steps in order to qualify for the prize!
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org on Tuesday 21 June and announced the following day.
  • My decision is final.
  • I will not be responsible for any losses or damages and attending the show will be done at the winners own risk.

Good LUCK to everyone!

  • Dora’s Pirate Adventure is brought to South Africa by Blu Blood and Life Like Touring in association with Nickelodeon.





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