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Parkour, a Treasure Hunt and Bootcamp These School Holidays
Holiday programmes, boot camps and the Zip Zap Circus for June-July holidays
It’s probably the kids’ favourite time of the year, but three weeks off can get taxing on the parents. The good news? We’ve rounded up a list of activities for kids and the whole family to enjoy for the June–July holidays, from holiday programmes to an affordable trip up Table Mountain, you’ll wish the holidays were even longer.
STELLENBOSCH ANIMAL FARM
Take the kids out to the winelands to see the cuddly farm animals at an animal farm or enjoy the thrill of a mini racetrack or an enormous sandpit in Stellenbosch. This family-friendly spot has a play area for the kids, and one for the parents too – the vineyard produces its own wine and offers wine tastings. There’s so much more to discover, you’ll definitely want to spend some holiday time at the Vredenheim Animal Farm.
Price: R50pp for kids and R75pp for adults to enter the animal farm
R310 | Stellenbosch | +27 (0)60 387 5593 | firstname.lastname@example.org
A luminous 3D course, complete with UV lights, 3D murals and illusions for a very unique and action-packed game of mini-golf. Experience it at Glowing Rooms in Milnerton.
Open: Fridays 1pm–8pm, Saturdays 10am–8pm, Sundays 10am–4pm
Price: Play: 18-hole course: R130pp. Birthdays: Specially-themed UV event rooms: R230pp(minimum 10 people)
Shop 16 | The Gallery | Milnerton | +(0)21 551 22 44 | email@example.com
CALM AND EASY GLAMPING
Enjoy a night under the stars in Elgin’s apple country where kids can experience the beauty and wonder of nature, while your camping trip is kept as low-maintenance as possible. Do tents with real beds, their own wooden decks and bathrooms sound like the ideal glamp to you? You’re going to want to experience Cherry Glamping.
Open: 7 days a week
Price: R2000 for the first night, R2950 for two nights, R1250 per night thereafter
N2 | Elgin | +27 (0)82 788 9837 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKOUR FOR PARENTS AND KIDS
The Moya Centre in Fish Hoek is all about movement: everything from climbing, martial arts, parkour, workshops and parties for kids. Kids work their energy out in the stunt studio. There’s yoga and parkour on offer for adults too, so parents can workout at the same time. You can try out a class for free, too.
Open: Monday to Friday 8am–9pm.
Price: R480 per month, for one class per week for kids and adults. R680 per month for two classes per week for adults. Or R780 per month (three classes per week) for adults, and R150pp per class for drop-ins.
81 Kommetjie Road | Fish Hoek | +27 (0)63 693 9516
AFTERSCHOOL AND HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES
This one’s just for the kids. Kay-dee Educare in Mowbray is an aftercare with a school holiday programme for all kids – they care for kids with autism, ADHD, ADD and other disabilities, too. Their holiday club gives kids a friendly group to enjoy outings like going to the movies and lunch at different restaurants, as well as activities such as dancing, computer lessons, karate and swimming during their time at the club.
Open: Monday to Friday 7am–6pm.
Price: Full-day fees during school holidays are R200 per day per child, which includes meals, class and fun activities.
1 Hill Park Lane | Mowbray | 021 689 9615
TREASURE HUNT ON TABLE MOUNTAIN
During Kidz Season at the Table Mountain cableway, on until 8 July, and again from 18 August to 30 September 2019, two kids ride for free with an adult whose has purchased a Kidz Season return ticket, any day of the week. That’s three for one, and it includes a treasure hunt map for the kids and something sweet when they hand in their Kidz Season vouchers at the Shop at The Top.
Open: Everyday 8:30am–6pm.
Price: R290 for an Adult Kidz Season return ticket.
Tafelberg Road | Gardens | +27 (0)21 424 0015 | email@example.com
Let the kids experience a sense of independence and adventure on a school holiday camp. Bootcamp South Africa hosts a winter camp every year. It’s held at Buffalo Drift on the banks of the Berg River, and kids from all over Cape Town sign up to the annual camp. With a splash pool, sports field, fishing competitions and canoe river races, it’s an unmissable experience for schoolgoers on holiday.
Open: The camp runs from 2–5 July 2019.
Price: R2600 per child (ages 7–14), which includes transport, accommodation, catering, facilitation and a snake and reptile show.
Buffalo Drift | Ruigtevlei Farm | Tulbagh | +27 (0)83 707 6298
SILLY CIRCUS ACTIVITIES
Kids aged 5-8 years can enjoy a jampacked weekend of magical fun with the Zip Zap Circus’ winter camp. Interactive games, learning circus techniques and the chance to make great new friends are what the weekend is all about. Kids are taught through games in a non-competitive, safe environment that is all about fun. At the end of the weekend, children stage a live show with make-up and music. Children will receive hot chocolate and cookies each day, along with a clown red nose, a participation certificate and a ticket for them and a friend to the Greatest Little Circus show on 24 or 25 August 2019.
Open: 24–28 June 2019, 9am-11am.
Price: R850 per child for the weekend.
Zip Zap Circus Dome | Founders Garden | Jan Smuts Street | firstname.lastname@example.org
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