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December 05, 2013

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

Be amazed at the V&A Waterfront's Summer Magic spectacular these school holidays in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of Sam Burrows Photography

School’s out, #lovecapetown Moms and Dads, and these summer holidays, there is plenty to see and do with your little ones in the Mother City.

Get out into the sunshine and enjoy a variety of fun activities, take in a show or spend the day at the beach with the little people in your life:

For the tiny thespians:

Summer Magic - An Illusion Spectacular

The enchanting V&A Waterfront’s amphitheatre is the setting for the amazing College of Magic’s spectacular Summer Magic performances.

As South Africa’s largest touring magic show, the Summer Magic will dazzle you and your offspring with spellbinding illusions, mystical characters and so much more.

This magical family experience is free so don’t miss it daily at 15h00.

Date: 7 - 24 December
Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 408 7600
Website: www.waterfront.co.za or www.collegeofmagic.com

Hansel and Gretel at the Baxter Theatre

The classic Brothers Grimm fairytale of our favourite heroic brother and sister who defeat a nasty old witch comes to life at the Baxter Theatre.

Date: 5 December – 11 January
Location: Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch
Tel: +27 (0)861 915 800
Website: www.computicket.com

Winnie the Pooh at Artscape Theatre

He’s round, he’s sweet and boy, does he love his hunny pot… don’t miss this local production of Winnie the Pooh at the Artscape Theatre this December.

Date: 10 – 21 December
Location: Artscape Theatre, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com


Comedian Marc Lottering stars as Scrooge in this live adaptation of Charles Dickens’ legendary tale of a man who learns the error of his ways with visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Date: 4 December – 25 January
Location: Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

For the mini thrill-seekers:

Snow Play Park at Canal Walk

A winter wonderland awaits your little darlings at Canal Walk which includes a 21m Ice Cream Whirl Slide, photo opportunities in a magical Snow Globe, a chance to meet Santa and so much more.

Date: 5 December – 5 January
Location: Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City
Email: visitorinfo@canalwalk.co.za
Website: www.canalwalk.co.za

Ratanga Junction

Whether they enjoy freefalling on the Monkey Falls, getting soaked on the Crocodile Gorge or whirling through the air on the Cobra, your miniature daredevils are sure to have the time of their lives at Cape Town’s premier theme park.

Date: 29 November 2013 – 14 January 2014
Location: Ratanga Junction, Century City
Website: www.ratanga.co.za

For the beach babes:

Break out those cute cosies, tasty snacks and sunscreen and head out to one of Cape Town’s eight Blue Flag beaches for a swim and sandcastle building with your munchkins.

After a wonderful day out at the beach, treat them to a cone at one of our top ice cream spots.

For the little outdoor lovers:

Green Point Urban Park

Pack the picnic basket, grab your camera and get down to this gorgeous eco-friendly park in Green Point. With its plethora of flora, thrilling swing and slide sets, free entrance and vast open space; it’s the ideal spot for a fun family day out.

Location: Green Point
Contact: +27(0)21 430 7399
Website: www.capetown.gov.za

Harry Potter Trilogy at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

If you have little budding movie buffs with a love of magic and all things Potter, don’t miss the Galileo Open Air Cinema’s screenings of the first three movies at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Tickets start from and are available at Webtickets.

Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Newlands

Website: www.webtickets.co.za


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