The Winter Holidays are here and Family fun and entertainment is set at Canal Walk Shopping Centre with the much-anticipated annual theatre production! This year, the age-old tale of ‘giving and equality for all’ comes to life with the telling of Robin Hood, as Centre Court is transformed into Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle.
On Saturday I got to take Alyssa and her 2 cousins to see the production and we really enjoyed it. Alyssa hadn’t really heard about Robin Hood, prior to the show so the storyline was completely new to her. I think her cousins who are a little older (aged 5 and 8) comprehended it a little better and were intrigued every minute.
Isn’t it great to spend time with your kids on this long Easter weekend?
While out shopping in Canal Walk yesterday, we popped in at Toy Kingdom where they hosted a Play-Doh workshop. Alyssa is an avid fan of Play-Doh, so when she was greeted by a real, live walking Play-Doh she was really excited. Even Aidan got in on the fun…
So Alyssa and I have finally convinced her Dad to allow her to get her ears pierced. I wanted to do it when she was a little baby but under no circumstances did he allow it. Most jewelry stores only do it for kids 3 years and older anyway, however there are stores that do it at any age. My take was that the earlier it’s done, the sooner it’s forgotten.
I can actually remember the day that my Mom took me to get mine pierced. I was about 5 or 6 years old and I remember her telling me that it would just feel like a little pin prick. I remember it being a lot worse than that, so I must admit I was a bit scared about taking Alyssa.
Schools out, Santa’s sleigh bells are ringing and 2016 is knocking at our door. There’s about 5 weeks where we need to keep the kids entertained before schools open in the new year and if you are lucky enough to be able to get out of town for a vacation, that’s half your problem solved.
However for those of us who are having a stay-cation we will need to get creative to keep the kids entertained and free from cabin fever. Day trips will be the answer to this and we are so blessed to be living in Cape Town as there is just so much beauty and adventures awaiting! You don’t have to be a hundred miles away to have fun 🙂
Here are a few ideas on my list to keep Alyssa and Aidan entertained this holidays