School holidays are a breeze in Cape Town. Here are five of the best activities for the kids these school holidays.
KIDS FOODIE WORKSHOP AT THE RED KITCHEN
Training your kids to become experts in the kitchen will pay dividends one day, so enroll them into as many of these kids cooking classes at The Red Kitchen as you please. Four different classes will be available for kids aged four and up, including cookie stack boxes, mini quiches and tarts, a cakepop workshop and barnyard cupcakes.
WINTERTAINMENT AT THE GRAND WEST CASINO
Just because it’s wintertime it doesn’t mean your kids have to be cooped up in the house during the school holidays. Grand West Casino is hosting a string of ‘Wintertainement’ activities providing endless hours of energy-zapping entertainment. Your kids can look forward to tons of fun with juggling shows, clowns, arts and crafts, and much more!
Highlights include a meeting of the much loved minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob, theatre screenings of Beauty and the Beast and a ‘do it yourself’ photo booth.
Where Grandwest Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood
When Saturday 27 June to Sunday 19 July 2015 (during school holidays) 12 pm – 4 pm
ARTJAMMING: THE ART OF PAINTERTAINMENT
Artjamming is every kid’s dream, to be given cans of paint and told to let their imaginations go wild. Adhering to no set rules, the little ones are given an apron (because with access to paint, there’s bound to be plenty of mess), a blank canvas and the wonderful opportunity to cultivate their creative side. No prior drawing or painting skills are needed, the only objective is to have fun!
Artjamming’s winter programme allows kids to get creative in several workshops ranging from Fun Foam to Picasso portraits.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS AT THE TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLEWAY
Treat your young ones to the breathtaking view of Mother City that can only be seen on top of Table Mountain! Luckily, the Cableway’s Kidz Season special will be available throughout these school holidays – every adult return ticket bought allows two children to accompany the ride for free! The mini explorers can collect a treasure hunt map at the ticket office to turn their trip into an adventure or they can have a splash in the rainwater rock pools. There’s also plenty to learn with displays on seasons, times, hemispheres, and geography.
Where Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Tafelberg Road
When Kidz Season is from 1 May – 31 October 2015
Cost 2 children ride for free (under 18 years) with the purchase of an adult return for R225
Contact www.tablemountain.net, +27 21 424 0015
STEP INTO THE TOMB OF KING TUTANKHAMUN
Celebrate by going back even further in time and step into the world of Ancient Egypt with the ‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb And His Treasures’ exhibition. The world-renowned exhibition has recreated the pharaoh’s tomb to its exact size, including all the burial treasures that were discovered along with Tutankhamun. Coupled with the real-life size of the tomb is an audio guide and videos to make the experience that much richer. This is what childhood dreams are made of and is not to be missed! Your kids will certainly have a memorable day with the famous young pharaoh.
Where SunExhibits, Grandwest Casino, 1 Vanguard Drive, Goodwood
When 2 June – 27 September 2015, Sunday – Thursday and public holidays 9 am – 7 pm, weekends 9 am – 9 pm
Cost R100 – R440 pp
Contact www. tut- exhibition.co.za