What To Do In Cape Town This School Holidays

Schools out and you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to keep the kids entertained for close to a month!

Although the weather is perfect to stay indoors, cabin fever will soon kick in when you tramp on yet another painful piece of lego. You will then find yourself looking for some exciting places to visit to keep everyone sane! Don’t stress… I’ve got a few ideas for that perfect family outing this school holiday.

Peter Pan @ Canal Walk

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the Darling children will be transporting theatregoers to the magical Neverland to be amazed by all its wonders during the winter holidays this year.

The young, and the young at heart, will be entranced by the mysterious mermaids from Mermaid Lagoon; the beautiful Indian Princess Tiger Lilly and her brave Panther; the fun loving Lost Boys and the oh-so-evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates aboard the Jolly Roger, who will lower the anchor for a sojourn at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre (CWSC) Theatre from 1 July – 23 July 2017.

Dates:                                                                           Saturday, 1 July to Sunday, 23 July 2017

Show times:                                                              Tuesday to Sunday at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm

Venue:                                                                          Canal Walk Theatre – Central Court

Ticket price:                                                              R80 – Book at Computicket

The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers

Created by Richard Griffin and the Madame Zingara team, the Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers brings you and your family a whole new stage & carnival experience.

This stellar cast of gypsy creatives are stepping up again to build a whole new play experience. The Grifizzi Brothers’ Base Camp Build  will be nestled at the foot of the False Bay mountains. Come and enjoy our winter garden with lots of entertainment, food a plenty, drinks, groovy vinyl and a whole lot of good mates too.

So wrap up, dress warm and bring your friends and family for this will be an evolution of beautiful installations coming alive.

Visit The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers website and Facebook Page for more details.

And let’s not forget, R10 beer and wine from 4-6pm daily.

PLAY-DOH Kitchen Creations Junior Chef Competition 

SAVE THE DATE for the PLAY-DOH Kitchen Creations Junior Chef Competition that is coming to the V&A Waterfront this winter school holiday to put young ones’ creativity to the test! Sponsored by Hamleys and FREE to attend, the competition will include a Master Chef–style ‘cook-off’. Children will compete to make the best kitchen creations using PLAY-DOH, all for the coveted prize of a Kitchen Creations set.

Dates to diarise: 18 – 24 July | 10am to 6pm | Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre | FREE

Bugz Playpark

For the first time ever, the playpark has reduced their VIP entrance rate from R120 to R90 from May to September 2017. Bugz Playpark is the perfect venue to keep the little ones busy and with 7 indoor party venues, they provide parents with the opportunity to plan their special child’s birthday party without any stress or hassle.

Bugz is also hosting “Holiday Gingerbread House Creations” classes during the holiday:Check out the

DATES:  4- 7 July; 11- 14July & 18- 21 July

AGES: 4 -12 yrs (Moms, dads, grannies or grandpa will be required to assist little Bugz if needed. You’ll love doing so!)

10:00 -10:45
11:45 – 12:30
13:30 – 14:15
15:00 – 16:00

Cost: 5tokens (R50)
( Not included in normal entrance fees to the park)

Check out the Facebook event page here for more information.

Incredible Illusions Exhibition

Kurt Wenner, the internationally acclaimed 3D artist and inventor of this fun and spectacular type of artwork as seen on pavements around the world, is open until 23 July 2017.

Commonly known as 3D interactive pavement art, the pieces on exhibition are completely interactive and educational – a concept very different from the general idea that is given at conventional museum of no touching, no photographing. In fact you are encouraged to take pictures of your experience and share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – like we did 🙂

The exhibition includes an educational zone that shares the history of Pavement Art and how geometry plays a pivotal role 3D painting, immersive and interactive art pieces. To conclude your experience there is a “Art Jamming” zone where visitors can learn the basics of 3D painting and express themselves. The paint used is nontoxic but beware it is near impossible to remove from clothing. To assist we will provide a complimentary apron.

For more information visit: http://www.incredibleillusions.co.za

Tickets available at www.webtickets.co.za

Explore Wellington

If you and your family want to do some exploring, why not take a drive through to Wellington. It’s really not that far out of Cape Town – in under an hour, you’ll be able to enjoy a little escape from the hustle and bustle.

There are some lovely kid-friendly spots worth checking out. For some inspo to help you along the way, here and here are some ideas.

Happy Holidays!



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