The school holidays have just begun and perhaps the kids are already moaning, “Im bo-ored” as they flick through to the next TV channel and stare at you blankly hoping you have the perfect solution. Although it may be a bit chilly outside we have compiled a list of activities to get the kids out and about for the day and will keep you from pulling out your hair.

Ratanga junction may be closed but that doesn’t mean the fun stops there – Cape Town has an array of events to get the whole family involved in.

1. Artjamming 

Let the kids explore their creative abilities and express themselves at Artjam, located at the V&A Waterfront. The younger kids are allowed to get involved in the ‘messy’ play and Artjam has a holiday line up of events. From the 25 June – 13 July 2018, Artjam will host ‘music and movement’ sessions for various ages.

Contact: 021 425 5050
Website: www.artjamming.co.za

2. Scratch Patch and Cave Golf

What kid doesn’t love sifting through thousands of little stones to find their ‘diamond’ – the scratch patch is the perfect hunt and adventure for the kids. Along with being a scratch patch there is an indoor putt-putt course and makes for a full day of activity. Both of these venues are located at the V & A Waterfront and near family friendly restaurants to grab a bite after a full day.

Contact: 021 419 9429
Website: www.scratchpatch.co.za

 

3. Lets go Bowling 

Enjoy a family affair of fun as you bowl against each other, located in Stadium on Main in Claremont, Lets go bowling is situated next to a gaming arcade that gives parents the nostalgia of catching a teddy from the ever famous ‘crane game’. There is a kids special hosted every Saturday from 8:30 – 10:30 for R35 and includes a drink and NikNaks.

Contact: 021 671 4759
Website: letsentertainu.com

 

4. CapeNature Reserves 

The best sort of medicine is exploring the natural landscape and woodlands of Cape Town. Take your kids along to learn more about the biodiversity in our backyard as CapeNature is giving kids free entry to all the Western Cape parks from 22 June – 16 July 2018. The promotion applies to all kids under the age of 16 and normal entry fees apply to adults.  Explore the conservation parks and breathe in fresh air as you explore the best of the Western Cape.

Website: www.capenature.co.za

 

5. Cape Town Science Museum 

Take learning a step further with the Cape Town Science Museum makes science fun for kids. The interactive museum is hosting a holiday program from 22 June – 16 July 2018. It is known for stimulating the motor neuron skills of children and creates a stimulating environment for everyone to learn.

Contact: 021 300 3200
Website: www.cts.org.za

 

6. PlayDate SuperPark and Hint Hunt

A venue that offers a jam packed day of fun for everyone  – an indoors activity park that has mazes, escape rooms, a rope course , a role play initiative to encourage imaginative thought and much more. The park is a child’s wildest dream come true – there is a dedicated WiFi and work area if you plan on clocking some more hours while the kids go and play. The Superpark is home to Hint Hunt, a live mystery game where the players must solve a puzzle to escape. The thrilling adventure is the perfect event to get the family bonding.

Contact
Superpark: 083 279 4453
Hint Hunt: 021 448 9864

Website: www.superpark.co.za

 

7. The Ice Station 

Enter a winter wonderland at the Ice Station, located at Grand West Casino – hiring a pair of skates cost R60 and sessions are a total of two and a half hours.  The ice skating rink is kid friendly and has stand by emergency services – there is a current special of R 495 for beginner lessons in ice skating.

Contact: 021 535 2260
Website: www.icerink.co.za

 

8. Up Cycles 

Get the whole family moving with Dutch style bicycles as you ride around the V & A Waterfront or Sea Point Promenade – there are special types of bikes allocated for kids of all ages and include bikes seats for toddlers. A child seat costs R60 and one full hour on the road as you roam cost R 70, helmets and locks are provided free of charge.

Contact: 074 100 9161
Website: www. upcycles.co.za

Picture: Pexels

 

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a cat lovin' vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs. Her current obsessions include; the handmaidens tale, island destination holidays and cats in bow ties. She has the ideal bank of gifs to use at any appropriate moment and collects hats.