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March 25, 2014

School Holidays in Cape Town: What to do with the kids this autumn

There is plenty to see and do with your kids in Cape Town during the school holidays, including a trip up Table Mountain. Image courtesy of www.tablemountain.net

School’s out from Friday 28 March, 2014 for Cape Town’s younger residents and visitors and we’re sure, like most parents, you’re wondering just what to do with them?

We’ve got you covered, folks, with a variety of fun and entertaining events and things to do around the Mother City this autumn:

Sightseeing for the little ones:

Table Mountain Cableway’s School Holiday Fun

Treat your angels to an adventure on our wonder of nature, Table Mountain this school break.

From interacting with magical characters, enjoying a puppet or magic show and balloon sculpting, there is plenty to see and do for young visitors.

Date: 29 March to 6 April
Cost: R 100 return for children and R 205 for adults when bought online
Location: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Contact: +27(0)21 424 0015
Website: www.tablemountain.net

Family Holiday Fun with City Sightseeing Bus

What better way to introduce your children to the beautiful Mother City that from on board the popular red hop on hop off City Sightseeing Bus?

Stimulate their visual and mental skills with the amazing views and interesting facts about our hometown with the best 'Kaapse' stories told to them on audio by Blatjan Baboon, Salty the Seagull, Abie from the Bo-Kaap and Mandisa the Mongoose or surprise them with a tour of the Table Bay Harbour with the Canal Cruise.

It’s guaranteed fun for the entire family!

Date: 24 March to 5 May
Cost: Canal Cruise 1-Day adult ticket R30 and R10 for children 5 – 15); 1-Day Red City Tour R150 and R70 for children 5 – 15; 2-Day ticket (includes the Red City Tour, Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, Canal Cruise and Night Tour) R250 adult ticket price and R150 for children 5 – 15
Location: Bus departs from the Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27 (0) 21 511 6000
Website: www.citysightseeing.co.za

Indoor playtime for the young inquisitive minds:

Robotics Holiday Workshops at the South African Gallery

R2D2 and his mechanical cronies are being dissected and created at the Iziko Museums’ iconic South African Gallery this school holiday with its fascinating robotics and aviation workshops.

These workshops for grades 1 to 9 sees your young geniuses learn to make everything from crocodiles to boats and programming Mindstorms robots to understanding what makes aeroplanes fly and a tour of the Iziko South African Museum.

Date: 2 - 4 April
Cost: R 500 for 3 days
Location: South African National Gallery, Company’s Garden
Contact: +27(0)21 448 8516
Website: www.ortsacape.org.za

The Kids Only Club at the One&Only

The One &Only Cape Town is one of the Mother City’s most notable luxury hotels and welcomes families with excellent accommodation, enriching kids’ and teen activities as well as dedicated supervision.

The Kids Only club; for children aged four to eleven, offers activities centred around themed days, arts and crafts and excursions. For the teens aged thirteen to seventeen there is a separate programme of activities and excursions. Kids Only is open from 10am - 7pm daily.

Date: Daily
Location: One&Only Cape Town,V&A Waterfront
Contact:  +27(0)21 431 5800
Website:  www.capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com

Outdoor thrills for tiny adventurers:

Fun along the Atlantic Seaboard

Sea Point and Mouille Point– think ocean, open grass verges, sculptures and jungle gyms. Around the corner in Mouille Point; putt-putt and the miniature Blue Train await.

There’s also a maze, the oldest lighthouse in South Africa and ice creams to end off with.

Date: Daily
Cost: Various
Location: Sea Point and Moulille Point
Website: www.capetown.gov.za

Nature's Treasure Box Holiday Art Workshop at Kirstenbosch Gardens

Young flora lovers will discover the joys of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens with an exploratory tour, story-telling, games, treasure box building and more at this amazing workshop.

Date: 3 April
Cost: R 50
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Contact: +27(0)21 799 8670
Website: www.sanbi.org

Thrilling entertainment for miniature thespians:

Discover Zip Zap at the V&A Waterfront

Our favourite seaside shopping destination‘s famous amphitheatre will play host to the entertaining, fun Zip Zap circus performers this school holiday.

Don’t miss the daily free performance at 15h00 as the youthful artists swoop, fly, contort their bodies and somersault for your delight at the V&A Waterfront.

Date: 31 March to 4 April
Cost: Free
Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 408 7600
Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Tales of Little Grey Rabbit at the Artscape Theatre

The enchanting tale of the Little Grey Rabbit and her brave adventures comes to life on the Artscape Theatre stage and is perfect for the little ones on cooler days.

Date: 29 March to 5 April
Cost: R 60
Location: Artscape Theatre, Foreshore
Contact: +27(0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Storytime 2: Cinderella and the Frog Prince at the Masque Theatre

Two of the most beloved fairytale characters, Cinderella and the Frog Prince return with a new and magical tale at the Masque Theatre.

Date: 1 to 4 April
Cost: R 40
Location: Masque Theatre, Muizenberg
Contact: +27(0)84 367 1046
Website: www.masquetheatre.co.za

Need to fill those tiny tummies after a fun day out? We have your top Family Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town.

Coming Soon: Easter Weekend Events in Cape Town and Free Things to Do With Your Kids in the Mother City.

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