School Holiday Fun

Winter holidays are midway and you’re wondering what to do to entertain the kids. We’ve found a few fun things to do.

Cool Runnings – Durbanville
Tobogganing at Cool Runnings Toboggan Park in Durbanville is loads of fun, weather permitting. Drop the kids off for a few hours while you go shopping or join in the thrill speeding down the 1.2 kilometre steel pipe track. Smaller children, (under 8) have to be accompanied by an adult. Prices vary from R40. For more information call 021 949 4439, e-mail: or visit the site at


Atlantic Surf Winter Holiday Club
Keep the kids entertained the healthy way these winter holidays and sign them up for Atlantic Surf’s Winter Holiday Club. Kids between the ages of 5 and 15 will have loads of fun learning to surf and enjoying beach lifestyle. Suitable for beginners as well as intermediate surfers who want to take the next step in surfing or body boarding. Enrol the kids from 11th – 14th July between 9am and 1pm. Call Anton 083 284 2422 or e-mail:

Ratanga Junction
Ratanga opens the adventure gates for a 12-day Jol from 8th to 17th July. More than 20 thrill rides and attractions are sure to keep the kids busy all day. Luckily prices have dropped substantially for this period. R45 for a fun pass or mini adventurer or R95 for the full adventurer (over 1.3 metres tall). For more information call 021 550 8504, e-mail: or visit


Snow World at GrandWest

Snow World is a snow park and entertainment venue offering snow and ice activities for all ages. Think ice slides, snowboarding, snow tubing. Kids will be elated snowboarding down the largest synthetic snow slope to come to Cape Town. Build a snow man, visit the Ice Age exhibit or have a drink while the kids enjoy hours of fun. Prices vary from R50. Time slots are sold on the hour for 45 minute sessions. Book tickets online at www.suninternational.comE-mail: or give them a call 078 775 0103.


West Coast Fossil Park
Take a trip up the West Coast and relax in the coffee shop at West Coast Fossil park while children 7 years and older sieve some sand, find fossils and identify them. This Palaeontologist activity is R25 a child and takes place Mondays to Fridays from 11:30 to 12:15 and 12:30 to 13:15. Booking is essential. 
Tel: 022 766 1606, e-mail: or visit

Enchanted Pizza and Pasta
Enchanted Pizza and Pasta in Parklands is offering culinary activities for the kids during the holidays. Let them try their skills at baking while making pizzas, cookies or cupcakes. Pizza making workshops will be held weekdays from 27th June – 15th July from 11.30 – 12.30 at a cost of R75. Cupcake making workshops will be on Tuesday 5th and 12th July between 2 – 4 pm at a cost of R135 per child and cookie making workshops will be held on Thursday 7th and 14th July from 2 – 4 pm. Call 021 556 9113 to book as space is limited.

Intaka Island – Century City
Just down the road, Intaka Island covers 16 hectares of wetland, birds and flora in the middle of Century City.  Take a tranquil 35 minute ferry ride on the Grand Canal and around Intaka Island and enjoy the fresh air. The ferry operates between 10 am and 4pm daily, with a special “hop on hop off” feature at Canal Walk and Crystal Towers. To book, call 021 552 6889 or e-mail: More information at


U-TAC Paintballing
If you’re feeling trigger happy, get a group of kids together and head out to the battlefield at U-Tac Paintball outside Atlantis. Here you get to enact a variety of military scenarios such as battling it out in a village, in trenches or in the bush. Braai facilities and a shop on the premises. Call 083 778 9111, e-mail: or check out the FB page:

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