Things to do with kids for the School Holidays

Looking for things to keep the kids busy these school holidays? We’ve got some great ideas that won’t break the bank.

Ratanga Junction
Always a winner, let the kids get their adrenalin flowing at Ratanga. Discounted tickets from R50 for the Easter Season 31 March – 17 April. Visit for more info.

Khwattu San Holiday Programme
Ideal for kids 6 years and younger between 10th and 17th April. Boys and girls can join Donika, Joula and Charné to play games, make arts and crafts, track animals, learn to sing a bushman song and indulge in a delicious healthy picnic.
For kids older than 6 years an adventurous MTB tour awaits. Bring your bike or use one at Khwattu and join Matios for the adventure of a lifetime. Visit a traditional village, learn to track and to hunt with a bow and arrow and look for animals among granite rocks and at the waterhole. All tours depart twice every morning throughout the holiday. Departure times are 9am and 11am, the duration of each tour is 1.5 hours, the price per tour is R95 and it includes a picnic surprise. Click here for more information.

Easter Family Fun Day
Also held at Khwattu on 15th April, all day non-stop adventure for the whole family.

Holiday Chess Club
Keep the kids mentally active these holidays with chess holiday programs. Beginner and intermediate group programs available. All sessions will be at the Girl Guides Hall on Hof Street, Flamingo Vlei. R350 for 3 one and a half hour group sessions or R600 for 6 one and a half our group sessions. Call Stanley for bookings and more information 071 155  8071.

Tobogganing in Durbanville
Cool Runnings is always a popular choice for young and old alike. Open Monday – Friday between 11am and 6pm and from 9am on weekends. If it’s raining, Cool Runnings may be closed for safety reasons. Click here for more information.

Young Engineers Cape Town Blouberg
Young Engineers CT Blouberg teaches children Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) concepts with LEGO®. The Young Engineers CT Blouberg Easter Holiday Programme will take place from the 3rd – 7th April 2017. The programme is suitable for children ages 6-13 years. 2 Sessions a day: 9.00am – 11.00am; and 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. R500 per week or R150 per session. Contact Candice 084 874 7645 or to register your child for the holiday programme.

Holiday Fun at Stodels Milnerton
Take your little ones to Stodels Milnerton during the school holidays, lots of egg-citing ideas to keep them entertained during the Easter Holidays! All activities are free, and last an hour, from 11am-12pm.
•    April 5: Why not get creative, and make your own Easter themed card!
•    April 7: Go Potty, as you finger paint your very own pot to take home.
•    April 12: For the budding waterwise gardener, create your very own cactus garden.
•    April 16: Who doesn’t love a good Easter Egg hunt.  Sneakily placed delicious eggs amongst the trees, bushes and plants. For more information, call 021 528 4000.

Weekend Fun at Sandown Retail Crossing
Each weekend the centre will have fun activities in celebration of their Big Birthday Bash on the 22nd April 2017. Here’s what the weekends have in store.
8 April 10:00 – 12:30 Magic Show and Reptile Show
14 April 9:30 – 11:30 Easter Bunny visits the Centre, petting zoo and pony rides
22 April 10:00 – 12:00 Big Birthday Bash Circus