It’s School Holiday Time!

It’s School Holiday Time!

Introduce your child to the a fairy tale classic during the holidays

After a completely sold out run at the Baxter Theatre and the Nassau Theatre in 2015, The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company will be performing one of their most successful shows, ‘Pinocchio’, for the school holidays.
‘Pinocchio’ is back by popular demand and will run from Monday, October 3, until Saturday, October 8, at 10.30am at the Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School, in Palmyra Road, Newlands.

The production is based on the original Carlo Collodi classic of the little wooden puppet who has to prove himself to be honest, trustworthy before he can become a real live boy, with help and guidance from Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy. Kids will get to follow Pinocchio and Gepetto on their adventures to Stromboli’s Puppet Theatre and inside a whale. Watch Pinocchio’s nose grow as he lies to Gepetto and see Jiminy Cricket magically turn into a life-size cricket.
‘Pinocchio’ is one of the world`s best loved fairytales and is adapted and directed by Elton John Duffy, who has been producing Children`s Theatre for almost 25 years. This is a true traditional fairytale with a modern twist that stars Sindi Harrison as Pinocchio.

Tickets are R70 per person. Bookings can be made at Computicket.
For school block booking prices or queries, call 083 364 8284 or 021 558 2650; or send an email to
For more information, visit

Magical mischief and furry friends for the holidays

the-petting-zoo-should-be-hit-with-young-animal-loversMagical mischief and adorable animals abound at the V&A Waterfront these October school holidays, with the return of the Petting Zoo and College of Magic just in time to keep little ones occupied.

College of Magic to keeps kids ‘Spellbound’ – October 3 to 7
Filled with grand illusion and theatrical wonders, let astonishment take over and the impossible become reality during the College of Magic’s ‘Spellbound’ at the V&A Amphitheatre these school holidays.
Families of all ages can look forward to daily magic shows from Monday to Friday, October 3 to 5, between 2 and 3pm daily. These magic and comedy experiences are suitable for the whole family, but keep in mind: anything can happen during this magical performance.

Petting Zoo returns with more fluffy friends – October 3 to 9
The ever-popular Petting Zoo will return to the V&A Waterfront this October, giving younger visitors the chance to cuddle up to their favourite furry friends. Situated near the Kids Ahoy Playground (opposite the Cape Wheel), the Petting Zoo will be open to children of all ages from 10am to 5pm from Monday to Sunday, October 3 and 9.
Entrance is affordably priced at just R25. Tickets are available at the door.


Kids Foraging & Harvest Morning

get-your-kiddies-to-make-some-new-friendsWith the spring holidays upon us, children have the opportunity to participate in a fun morning of gathering and tasting different scented leaves and edible flowers at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery at Cape Point on Tuesday, October 4.
Children will learn fun facts about plants, get to meet farm animals, create artwork, make and eat delicious pizzas or scones with the foraged and harvested ingredients with Fynbos iced tea, and have fun in the playground with new friends.

Venue: Veld and Sea Classroom, Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Point
Time: 10am to 1pm
Cost: R280 per child, R440 for 2 children
For more information, call 072 234 4804; send an email to; or visit,

Have your kids learn some cooking skills during the holidays

copy02-2Add a dash of cooking pizazz and a good dose of creativity to the kids’ spring school holiday at the Spice Route Destination’s Mini Master Chef activities, from Thursday to Saturday, October 6 to 8.
Wrapping up the last few days of the school break, the Spice Route Destination will be hosting pizza-making classes where kids can create their own deliciously “cheesy” masterpieces. The cooking sessions will alternate with fun outdoor activities and music.
Located in the beautiful Paarl Winelands just 40km outside of Cape Town, the Spice Route Destination is an ideal family daytrip destination that offers a journey of discovery and different sensory experiences. So while the kids get busy in the dedicated cooking area under adult supervision, mom and dad can explore the Destination’s offerings in their own time.

Session times: First session from 11am to 12.30pm; second session from 12.30pm to 2pm
Cost: R150 per session for kids aged 3 to 12
Tickets are limited and bookings are essential. Email for bookings. EFT payments are accepted and tickets can be purchased at the Spice Route Destination on the day. Kids aged 3 to 12.
For more information on the various daily offerings at the Spice Route Destination, visit