School’s out and you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to keep the kids entertained for the next 6 weeks!
If you have an awesome getaway planned, that’s great but even if you’re planning to stay in the city – there’s loads happening in and around the city to keep the kids happy.
Don’t despair, I’ve got a list of activities happening in and around Cape Town that will help you conquer the cabin fever!
Space Station At Canal Walk
This festive season, Canal Walk Shopping Centre will be playing host to a visiting space station that is designed to welcome earthlings of all ages and provide them with discovery and delight. On loan to Canal Walk by an inter-planetary council of earth conscious beings, the Super-Galactic Space Station will land in the Centre Court on 7th December 2017 and will depart on 14th January 2018.
The space station includes a gigantic inflatable space maze where would-be space travellers are welcome to explore a series of zones. Space explorers will proceed to the launch pad before embarking on their mission – to get to the sun (and have as much fun as possible along the way).The incredible journey, includes a 4m inflatable slide – younger explorers can experience crawling through a ‘wormhole’ positioned at the bottom – a hall of mirrors, a constellation and solar system board that lights up; an asteroid field where pioneers will need to dodge planets, while the more active will appreciate the obstacle course and UV laser web zone.
he Canal Walk Space Station takes place 7th December 2017 to 14th January 2018 (please note that it will be closed on 25 December). The Space Station will be open very hour on the hour, from 10H00 to 21H00. The cost of exploring is from R40 per person and can be purchased at www.computicket.co.za.
Dinos Alive At Cape Gate Shopping Center
This December, Capegate Shopping Centre hosts the first ever dinosaur augmented reality exhibition in South Africa – DinosAlive Augmented Reality! We attended the media launch this week and the kids absolutely loved it.
The expo combines cutting-edge technology with educational elements to deliver a truly immersive dinosaur experience.
Children and adults will have the opportunity to learn about the T-Rex, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the Parasaurolophus by interacting with these creatures on a big screen and their phone or tablet and by gathering information from computer-generated Dinos.
The playpark offers the most diverse play experiences for kids between the ages of 2 to 10. The enormous shaded outdoor playpark as well as the large indoor area filled with obstacles, slides, educational boards and challenges are intended to keep attention spans going while allowing creativity to overflow. The outdoor playground is everything a child can imagine – swings, jungle gyms, maps, peddle carts and waterslides; each activity stimulates little minds, builds motor skills and burns energy the fun way!
Also – on 09 December 2017, Bugz Playpark is marking their 10th birthday with an exclusive bash to celebrate a decade of parties, play dates, and fun. We’re looking forward to this!
Future Park at the waterfront
Interactive digital technology will breathe life into children’s drawings at teamLab’s Future Park exhibition at the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed from 23 September to 31 January. This perfect family exhibition has come to South Africa for the first time this year. The exhibition has seen more than four million children across the world play in an ever-changing digital environment while they develop their fine motor skills.
The exhibition’s fun, interactive activities will captivate the imagination and introduce young ones to the wonders of technology by using scanners and sensors to make each child’s colourful drawings come to life in a digital universe. At the sketch aquarium, children can colour in fish and other water creatures, scan them and watch as they swim about with other children’s creations across a floor-to-ceiling digital screen.
Spend A Day In The Winelands
A drive out from the city to the Winelands can really feel like a mini-vacay. In the past we’ve visited some great family friendly spots in Paarl and Wellington, which will give you some ideas to plan the perfect day trip!
Transformers Exhibition At Grand West
Seeing is really believing and being up close and personal with Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and the Megatron is every kid’s dream come true (and some adults too).The Exhibition is in fact a walk through exhibition depicting the rise of Transformers from the iconic 1980’s animated Generation 1 toy line, to the new age animated Rescue Bots and lastly to incredible scrap metal sculptures, which tower above to represent the CGI Transformers we see in the movies today.