The winter school holidays are upon us again and if the weatherman is correct, we’re in for a chilly one, but don’t cower indoors with the family. Stare Old Man Winter in the eye with our school holiday fun guide.
Take a theatrical trip to Toyland
‘Noddy and his Friends’ are awaiting young theatre-lovers at Artscape Theatre Foyer, from June 27 to 9 July at 10.30am daily (except Sundays).
The Enid Blyton classic, adapted by acclaimed children’s dramatist David Wood and staged by Stagecraft Drama Studio, introduces kids to time honoured values like friendship, hard work and honesty while following Noddy through a series of adventures, which include building his own house in Toyland.
Tickets can be booked at Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695; or at Computicket.
Two lucky Cape Town readers can each win a family pack of four tickets. To stand a chance, send your name and “Noddy” in the subject line in an e-mail to: email@example.com, before 12pm on Tuesday, June 28.
Sassy fairytale revamp
The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company will be performing one of their most popular shows, ‘Goldilocks And The Three Bears’, at the Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School in Palmyra Road, Newlands, from July 4 to 16, at 10.30am daily.
Adapted and directed by Elton John Duffy, this enchanting fairytale classic is filled with laughter and audience participation, as well as numerous contemporary references to keep things fresh.
Bookings are via Computicket.
Two lucky Cape Town readers can each win a family pack of four tickets. To stand a chance, send your name and “Goldilocks” in the subject line in an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, before 12pm on Tuesday, June 28.
Festival of Magic
This winter school holiday, families are invited to experience endless childlike wonder with their little ones at the 2016 Traditional Children’s Magic Festival, taking place from June 29 to July 2, at the College of Magic – the Mother City’s only magical arts organisation – situated on 215 Imam Haron Road, Claremont.
The four day programme will feature magic shows by more than 50 of the city’s top magicians, jugglers, clowns, escapologists and more.
Tickets are R80 and include a free goody bag. Book at www.collegeofmagic.com.
Call 021 683 5480 for more information.
One lucky Cape Town family can win a package of four tickets to the Festival. Send your name and “Magic Festival” in the subject line in an e-mail to: email@example.com, before 12pm on Tuesday, June 28.
With the upcoming school vacation, the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) on 370B Main Rd, Observatory, has once again put together a fun filled holiday programme for all their visitors. An assortment of workshops and activities will challenge young scientists to explore, discover and learn while playing at the same time.
The focus will be on winter with activities and attractions like building crystals; glowing snow structures; snowflake light catchers; whilst the tech enthusiasts can look forward to the maker workshops, racing car simulations, interactive computer games and more.
For the full programme, visit www.ctsc.org.za; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 021 300 3200.
Cape Point puts focus on family fun
Cape Point is making it more affordable for parents to keep cabin fever at bay with their mid-year specials, which is running until Sunday, July 31.
Hop on board the Flying Dutchman Funicular and take a ride to higher grounds where you and your children will be able to visit the upper lighthouse and enjoy the panoramic land and sea views below. Two kids (aged 6 – 16) ride for free when an adult return ticket is bought for R58.
Utter the phrase ‘Kids Meal deal’ to your waiter at the Two Oceans Restaurant and a free kiddies meal will be delivered to your table with the adult main. That’s one free kid’s meal with every adult main meal ordered (sit down only).
Visit www.capepoint.co.za for more information.
Kidz Season at the Cableway
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s 3 for 1 Kidz Season special is once again running during the holidays. Treat your children to a taste of adventure with a five minute cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain, the 7 Wonder of Nature. The special sees two kids under 18 years ride for free (normal child rate R115) when an adult return ticket is purchased for R240 at the Lower Cable Station Ticket Office.
Children will receive a treasure hunt map and a voucher to get a little sweet something at both the Shop at the Top and at the Table Mountain Café.
Just a reminder: Take along some warm clothing, as the weather can be unpredictable.
For updates, visit www.tablemountain.net; or call 021 424 0015.
Two lucky Cape Town families can win a package of four tickets up the mountain. Send your name and “Cableway holidays” in the subject line in an e-mail to: email@example.com, before 12pm on Tuesday, June 28.
Brighten up the holidays with Dora and her pals
Dora the Explorer and her friends are coming to South Africa during the winter. ‘Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure’ will touch down in the Mother City towards the tail end of the holiday – at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, from July 15 to 17.
Families and kids are invited to join Dora and her pals Boots and Diego on a voyage of discovery as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party. Along the way, ‘Dora the Explorer’ fans will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach Treasure Island and avoid that pesky fox, Swiper.
Book via Computicket. For more information, visit www.nickelodeonafrica.com.
Five lucky Cape Town readers can each win a set of double tickets. Send your name and “Dora giveaway” in the subject line in an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, before 12pm on Tuesday, June 28.