Holiday fun with the kids
Wondering what to do for the school holidays? Here is a look at what you can do in your city.
22-15 July: Clay Cafe Ceramic Painting
Looking for something fun to do with the kids these school holidays? The Clay Cafe offers a mix of creativity and fun for children with their ceramic painting classes. The kids can choose from a vast array of unfired bisque and a wide selection of colourful paints to create crockery that is both personal and completely unique.
Where: Cape Town, Clay Cafe
Time: By booking
Cost: Holiday Special, R85 (Bookings essential.)
6-10 July: Disney on Ice World Fantasy
For the first time in South Africa, Disney World is bringing four of your favourite stories and putting them to ice in the World of Fantasy show. Audiences will be thrilled by high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar's CARS race across the ice. The kids can dive into The Little Mermaid's enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within. This show promises to be fantastic entertainment for the whole family.
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Time: 11am - 8pm
Cost: R180 - R300
(This show is also available in Johannesburg at the Coca Cola Dome from 26 June - 1 July.)
28-30 June: Shipwrecked Puppet Show
Pretoria Youth Theatre presents a dynamic puppet show adventure. In this show you will sail along the seven seas with the notorious Napoleon and his crazy partner one-eyed Pete. Join in their adventures as they come across some fun island characters and help rescue their lost treasure. This muppet show is full of adventure and is very interactive. Adventure awaits so climb aboard the pirate adventure. This is a a must-see for all.
Where: Pretoria, Irene Village Theatre
26 June – 15 July: The Little Mermaid
An award winning duo, Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer are bringing one of the world's best-loved fairy tales, The Little Mermaid to Cape Town. Based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this exciting new musical is brought to life on stage with breathtaking sets, magnificent costumes, puppets and memorable songs. This production also showcases some of South Africa's finest musical theatre talents and is a great outing for the whole family.
Where: Canal Walk, Cape Town
23 June - 15 July: Winter Holiday programe at the Science Centre, Cape town
If your kids are fascinated by objects that fly they will love The All Things That Fly Show. They will learn about the science behind flight while making flying objects from bits and pieces you can find at home.
Youth (3 - 18): R38
Group (10 or more): R33 each
Family Package (4 persons): R132
Some of the programme highlights include:
Do you have liitle olympians at home who love nothing more than to keep active? The kids will team up, run & stomp in their very own Balloompics.
When: Saturday 23 June, Thursday 28 June, Friday 13 July
Cost: Age 6+: R5 (+ entry fee)
There's nothing like the feel of a hot, fizzy bath after a day in the cold. Get mixing as you make your own bath salt.
When: Thursday 5 July
Cost: Age 5+: R5 (+ entry fee)
Visit their website for more details.
1-31 July: uShaka kids World
Alongside the ever-popular Sea World, uShaka Kids World is a haven for kids from the ages of 2 to 12, filled with jam-packed activities and interactive areas.
Boasting Africa's biggest jungle gym and close to perfect weather uShaka marine world offers fun from sun-up to sun-down. The kids will be amazed with the Black Skulls treasure cave, Treasure Island nugget search and the Water Canon Zone, where unsuspecting Duzi River passersby are ambushed with blasts of water!
Where: Durban, uShaka Marine World
Time: 9am - 6pm
The Cape Country Meander
Need to escape to the country during the school holidays? The Cape Country Meander is ideal for day trips and fun outdoor activities for the whole family. Kids will love the new BMX track has just opened in Elgin on the Thandi/Paul Cluver farm. There are many activities on offer to keep everyone happy.
Visit their website for the events calendar.