Fri 12 Jun 2015, 13:49
Meet the Teletubbies and I Can Cook at the DStv Kids Xtravaganza for not-to-be-missed July holiday magic.
Children’s favourites Teletubbies and I Can Cook are the star attractions at the DStv Kids Xtravaganza, which takes place at Vodacom World in Midrand from 4 July to 9 July.
Tellytubbyland – complete with Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po and Tinky-Winky – comes to Johannesburg for holiday entertainment at its best for the entire family. The four popular characters from the CBeebies (DStv Channel 306) hit show will be keeping youngsters entertained during the holiday break followed by a fun session in the kitchen with I Can Cook’s presenter Katy Ashworth.
There will be three live hour-long stage shows every day followed by a 90-minute play session in the massive Fun Zone with a host of activities including face painting and gaming stations.
“The DStv Kids Xtravaganza is the perfect opportunity for DStv to bring our amazing kiddies entertainment to life. The Teletubbies is regarded as one of the top children’s TV programmes in the world. It is certainly an institution in South Africa and we are excited to bring these well-loved characters as well as I Can Cook presenter Katy Ashworth to our local audiences,” says Simon Camerer Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at DStv.
The award-winning Teletubbies, which has been described as a truly British institution, has attracted an audience of around one billion children in 120 countries around the globe. It was announced earlier this year that the programme is back in 2015 with Jim Broadbent, who will play the part of the Voice Trumpet and Jane Horrocks, who will lend her voice to the show’s new “Tubby phone”.
Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po frolic and play in the idyllic Teletubbyland while a baby's face in a sun coos and laughs. The Teletubbies have televisions in their stomachs on which they watch real children. A large, pinwheel-shaped windmill begins a “magical event” during episodes.
Katy Ashworth has become a household name around the world thanks to presenting CBeebies’ I Can Cook which welcomes children into the kitchen to create a host of delicious meals and snacks that are quick and easy to prepare even if the grown-ups don’t know their way around the kitchen.
Katy is thrilled with the challenge to get youngsters in the kitchen and cooking up a storm. She says: “This is exactly what I've wanted to do since I was a little girl making home-made TV programmes in my loft. To be given the opportunity to present such a brilliant show that embodies everything I love – food, children and music – was just amazing. I am so proud to be the face of a show that’s sending out such a great message and I thank my lucky stars every day!”
The DStv Kids Xtravaganza takes place from Saturday, 4 July, to Thursday, 9 July at Vodacom World. Show times are at 09:00; 12:30 and 16:00 followed by 90 minutes in the Fun Zone. Tickets are available at Computicket at R135 a person and includes entrance to the live shows as well as the play time in the Fun Zone.
Get your tickets now for this July’s best holiday entertainment at Computicket.
The DStv Kids Xtravaganza is brought to Johannesburg courtesy of DStv & Vodacom World in proud association with Mitsubishi Motors, Jacaranda FM and Reach For A Dream Foundation.