I love it when my kids break up from school after the first term is done and dusted! Especially these Easter Holidays where the weather begins to cool down and we spend lazy mornings in our PJ’s watching movies and doing crafts at home. But there comes point in the day where we all need to get out the house, even if it’s only for an hour or two. Because cabin fever is like such a real thing yo!!
And that’s where the tricky part tends to creep in. WHAT are we going to do with three kids that’s fun and that doesn’t break the bank? Apart from all the usual touristy things like the aquarium, what are the other activities happening in and around my area that my kids are going to love? And that will offer me and my fellow parents some peace and quiet while they are entertained?
So once again I’ve done all the hard work for you and found some wonderfully charming and interesting things happening in Cape Town these holidays (and beyond)…
Running from the 29th March – 9 April there will her an array of different fun activities suitable for the whole family. The line-up, run from different venues around the Waterfront includes: Stay Safe with Paw Patrol, Eggstaordinary Easter, Great Eggspecations and Easter Creature Feature. For more information on times and place you can visit their website.
This is the all-in-one expo where you will find everything you need from bump to beyond and is bound to be a wonderful event. It will be happening at an awesome pop-up venue at the V&A and is aimed at moms, babies, infants an toddlers, with lots on the entertainment line-up for the little ones! It will take place on the 30th March from 10 am – 5pm and 31st March from 10am -5pm and on the 1st April from 10am -3pm. The cost is only R30 per adult which means you have more money left over to shop! Visit their Facebook event’s page or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most of you may remember my two-year old Brody’s OBSESSION with Pepa Pig and I’m happy to say that at 4 years old his obsession with the little pink pig is going strong. We have had to promise him we are going and I’m sure it’s not going to disappoint. Apparently the Live version is designed to give it’s young audience a truly wonderful experience of sing – along activities and so much more! It will be happening at the Convention Centre from the 6th -8th April at 10am and 12.30pm daily. Tickets are R199-R399. Book Tickets via Computicket.
This is going to be jammed pack with so much fun! From magic, illusion, mystery, gaming and music, Sunderland is 11 days of unlimited fun i 25 different fun zones. Happening at Grand West Casino, with ticket prices ranging form R250 to R400, you can purchase your tickets here our contact Phillippa on 072 879 4077.
Looking to get away for a little mini-break with the family? Why not escape to the beautiful Cape Winelands to Spier Estate! There are some awesome Easter activities waiting to be enjoyed including an Easter Spit Braam dinner, Sunday brunch at their amazing restaurant Eight, picnics, lunch at Hoghouse, easter Egg Hunts and more. PLUS they are offering a 20% off a three night stay. Bookings are essential!
One of my all time favourite classics will be showing at the Nassau Theatre, Groote Schuur High school from 2-7 April. Showtimes are 10 am daily and tickets are available at Computicket at R80.
I mean if this place isn’t amazing enough with SO much to do for kids. This holiday they will be hosting a MASSIVE easter egg hunt and will include games, a magic show and even a juggler!! So Hop on over if your kids are keen to meet the easter Bunny on roller skates!! Hunt begins at 11.30am at Bugz Playpar, 56 Tarentaal street, Kraaifontein. Entrance is R50-R120! Visit their website or call them on 021 988 8836.
8. Free Art Trial classes
Aimed at 6-12 year olds, this multi-medium art expiration TRIAL class is taking place on the 17th April from 3.30pm -5pm at Kids Discovery, The Drive, camps Bay. Call them to book n 083 654 2494 or email them at email@example.com.
How exciting does this sound? Take a trip down memory lane and Watch the Jungle Book under the stars with your kids! You can put all your kid’s favourite in a picnic basket or buy some delicious food on site. Cuddle up under a blanket and let your imagination go on a wild ride at Central Park, Century City. Tickets are R89-R175 and you can visit their website for more info or call 071 471 8728.
This is for the little chefs out there who love to bake. With a mouth-watering selection of things to bake on different days, form brownies to Easter egg nest cupcakes, it sure is going to be a sweet celebration. It will be run from The Kids Cooking Club on Belvedere rd, Claremont and prices range from R170-R200 per class. You obviously get to take home the yummy treat with you!! Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
11. Kids Shack at Blue Route Mall
From the 2nd – 8th April (from 9-4.30 daily) Blue Route Mall has launched Kids Shack, the ultimate play area for moms who need to shop kid-free! Prices start at R30 for half hour but will reduce the longer you stay. Fro more information contact Bronwyn on 082 459 7137 or email her at email@example.com.
12. Free Fabric Painting! (This is after the holidays but worth mentioning!)
All you need for this one is to pay the R50 for your kit, but the two hour fabric painting workshop is absolutely gratis!! It’s going to take place on the 21st of April and 26th of May (from 8:45- 10:45am) in Pinelands. You can call 021 531 8076 or 082 391 4954. You can also email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
If thats not enough, this post has an extensive list of the usual things you can get up to with kids in our beautiful city! FOUTY THINGS!!
So there you have it mamas and papas, some fun boredom busters for you and the kids these April holidays!!! HAPPY EASTER MY FRIENDS!!!
Next up on the blog…. some amazing school holiday programmes!