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June 28, 2011

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden school holiday activities


Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

If you’re fretting about what to do with your kids during the chilly school holidays, don’t. With the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s fantastic Winter Wonders programme, there is plenty to see and do while enjoying the outdoors.

Each weekday there’s a multitude of adventures in the huge, beautiful garden. From creative workshops to inspiring walks, you and your young ones will be amazed by and educated about biodiversity all day long.

For a fun, innovative morning of creating works of art out of waste, join the Kirstenbosch Gold Fields Environmental Education Centre, or design unusual 3D clay models at the eco-art workshops with Sue Nepgen.

Nothing beats listening to a great story about our wonderful environment and the interesting creatures that live in it so don’t miss the storytelling session. Book lovers can stock up on their favourite reads at the bookstore for less with the special holiday discounts.

Get your heart pumping while admiring the beauty of your surroundings with the Botanical Society’s nine interesting walks. With so many fascinating creatures, plants and more to see, this is a great way to spend some quality family time outdoors.

Scrapbook enthusiasts, both big and small, will love the workshops available in the hall next to the Kirstenbosch Tea Room. Make the memories of your chilly day of fun last with a handmade wooden photo cube or a canvas scrapped masterpiece.

Having that much fun is bound to make you hungry, so fill up at the tea room with some deliciously warming winter food, including the lentil moussaka with grilled eggplant and creamy béchamel sauce for only R69 or feast on a jumbo muffin and coffee for just R30 at Caffé Botanica.

Remember, young nature lovers between 6 and 17 years get free entry. For more information about the Winter Wonders programme, phone +27 (0)21 799 8686.

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