The school holidays is around the corner – here are some fun things to do on an off day with the kids!
Book Reading at the Book Lounge in Cape Town
Every Saturday at 11h00, The Book Lounge in Roeland Street has a free story telling session, perfect for 3-8 year olds. They also have fun craft activities on Wednesdays for kiddos 5 and older. A bonus is the lovely coffee and books that you can enjoy while your kids are being whisked off into the magical world of words! Great for rainy days!
Visit their site for their schedule HERE
Breakfast at the Oranjezicht Market in Granger Bay
Due to the weather the OZN Market moved to Granger Bay (behind the stadium) With big tents with inside seating and wonderful food to choose from – the market is a perfect breakfast spot for a Saturday morning! Parents can also shop for wonderful, fresh produce and enjoy a stunning view of the ocean.
FREE ENTRY – Read more here
Coffee at the Playshed in Pinelands
Craving a quick cup of coffee and some cake? The Pinelands-based Playshed is the perfect stop for parents keen to give their kids some quality playtime. It has an awesome jungle gym, ball pond and slides – but also features different play stations for the little ones and tasty treats for light lunches and early breakfasts too! Great for a play date!
See the rates and more details here.
Get creative at The Clay Cafe in Hout Bay
The perfect boredom buster and a creativity injection! Choose from a vast array of unfired bisque and a wide selection of colourful paints to create your own crockery. There is a garden and playground outside so once children are finished painting there is still plenty to explore. Also a great idea for children’s parties!
Prices range from R30 a person, includes three colours of paint, firing and glazing. Bisque items range from R15 to R220. See more here.
The Little Cooks Club in Johannesburg
Want to get the kiddies involved in the kitchen? The Little Cooks Club has franchises throughout Johannesburg and will offer morning classes for children during the school holidays. (Each franchise has a different schedule, so it’s best to phone and check what’s on offer at the franchise nearest to you). It’s not only a great way for kids to learn about nutrition and the joys of cooking but also a fun thing to do together!
Price From R170 – R250 depending on the activity and age of your child.
Get Starry Eyed at the Joburg Planetarium
Awesome and educational – the Johannesburg Planetarium should be at the top of your to-do list. They have experts on site to answer any of your kids’ astronomy questions. Added bonus:they sell telescopes at the Planetarium which means you can take star-gazing home with you!
Tickets cost R25 for children, R38 for adults and R140 for families.
Cave Golf at the VA
Really need to get out of the house? Cave golf is a budget friendly outing that is fun for the whole family! Riddled with obstacles and twists and turns – cave golf is a lovely winter activity. It is covered and dry and has the scratch patch right next door! Be sure to grab a yummy sandwich or smoothie at the VA Food Market on your way home!
R18 a round, operating hours 9:00 to 17:30, last round at 16:30. See more here.