My Top 10 Things to do with kids in the Easter Holidays 2017:
1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit: 1 – 13 April
Mrs Rabbit lives in her cosy burrow under a big fir-tree. She has three good children, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail and the naughty child, Peter. Their neighbour Mr McGregor grows vegetables in his garden, but Mrs Rabbit forbid her children to enter the garden as their father had had an ‘accident’ there. One day naughty Peter decides to explore Mr McGregor’s garden.
Venue: Artscape Theatre Centre
Date: 1 – 13 April 2017
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2. Play Lego at the V&A Waterfront: 11 – 16 April
Visit the V&A Waterfront for a fun filled week of building with LEGO® Bricks! Create your own unique builds, take part in the LEGO Batman and LEGO Friends speed build competitions and stand in line to win daily prizes! PLUS show us your Easter egg made out of LEGO® Bricks and WIN instant prizes.
Venue: Centre Court, Victoria Wharf
Date: 11 – 16 April 2017
Time: 9am – 7pm
3. The Mysterious Two Ocean Treasure: 3 April – 9 April
The Mysterious Two Ocean Treasure is a magical tale about an adventurous girl, a weird tour guide, talking seagulls, a gambling cave troll, prankster clownfish, a loveable shark, and a very mysterious treasure. Amy hears about the mysterious treasure lost somewhere in the Waterfront, intrigued by its mystery she sets off to find it. Along the way she meets some very strange characters, and not all of them are very helpful in her search. Will she find the treasure or will it stay lost forever?
Date: 3 April – 9 April 2017
Time: 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Venue: V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre
4. Bugz Playpark Easter Hunt: 17 April
Great EGGZITEMENT at BUGZ taking place on 17 April! The Park Admission Fee of R50 for adults, R35 for pensioners, R60 for kids and R120 VIP full rider package includes their famous Easter Egg Hunt. The children will be divided into three age groups and tasked with finding the delicious sweet and colourful delights which have been secretly hidden around the playpark. Fun activities will include a visit by the Easter Bunny, dazzling tricks by a magician and so much more!
The playpark boasts with a colourful and intriguing outdoor and indoor area for kids aged 2- 10 filled with obstacles, slides, educational boards and challenges to keep attention spans going while allowing their creativity to overflow. Join Bugz Playpark to end the holiday with loads of rides, obstacles and games to play! Make sure to be there before 11am to not miss out when the festive Easter hunting begins!
Date: Monday 17 April 2017
What: Easter Egg Hunt
Cost: Included in the entrance fee
Bugz Playpark, 56 Tarentaal Street, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein | www.bugzplaypark.co.za
5. Cape Town Science Centre Holiday Programme
The Science Centre is a brilliant way for kids to experience Science in an entertaining and educational environment with over 250 hands-on exhibits and mind-boggling puzzles. There is so much to see and do your kids will be kept busy for hours having fun while being in a learning environment. They run a Holiday Programme, click here for the full schedule.
Where: 370B Main Rd, Observatory
Date: 1 – 17 April 2017
Open: 9am – 4:30pm Monday to Saturday; 10am – 4:30pm Sundays & Public Holidays
6. Ratanga Junction: 31 March – 17 April
More than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from Kids Rides to Family Rides and Thrill Rides for the more intrepid adventurers.
Where: Cape Theme Park, Century Blvd, Century City
Date: 31 March – 17 April
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Discounted tickets on Webtickets
7. Eagle Encounters Easter Egg Hunt: 14 – 16 April
Over the Easter weekend every year, the Easter Bunny manages to nimbly find his way around our predatory birds, delivering chocolate eggs for all our visiting children.
Place: Eagle Encounters, Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
When: 14 – 16 April 2017
Time: 09:30am – 5pm
Cost: R75 per adult; R65 per child
8. Lindt Gold Bunny Gardens: 31 March – 02 April
This Easter, children in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban will have the opportunity to embark on the ultimate Easter hunt, as The LINDT GOLD BUNNY Gardens, once again, make their way to all three major cities over the holiday period. These enchanting gardens will play host to a series of Easter hunts, during which children will be able to fill their baskets with delicious LINDT treats.
How to gain entry:
To enter the gardens all you need to do is purchase a LINDT GOLD BUNNY Milk 100g from a Woolworths store or at The LINDT GOLD BUNNY Garden Kiosk and keep your till slip (Each LINDT GOLD BUNNY Milk 100g entitles one child to enter a LINDT GOLD BUNNY Garden). Hunts take place twice per hour.
Where: Canal Walk and Cavendish
When: 31 March – 02 April
Recommended age group: 4 – 10 years old
9. Art Jamming Holiday Programme: 3 – 14 April
Artjamming studios are located at the Cape Quarter, Cavendish Square, The Paddocks, V&A Waterfront and Willowbridge. Holiday classes available.
When: 3 – 14 April
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: R165 / class
Art, Music and Movement: 2 – 4 year olds
Time: 10 – 11:30am
Arts & Crafts: 5 – 10 year olds
Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: R150 / class
Messy Play: 6 months – 2 years
Time: 10 – 11am
Bookings essential. See their website for details: www.artjamming.co.za/holidays
10. Kirstenbosch Gardens: Nature’s Treasure Box Holiday Art Workshop: 6 April
Children aged 6 – 9 love this holiday programme, which includes games, stories, a walk through Kirstenbosch and the creation of their own very special “nature’s treasure box”. They paint and decorate the box and put into it the natural treasures that they find and make during the morning. They are guided and closely supervised by the experienced team of Kirstenbosch education officers.
Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Date: 6 April 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm
Age: 6 – 9 year old
Contact details: Naz van Niekerk or Jacqueline Loni on 021 799 8670 or email [email protected]
How to book: Pre-booking and pre-payment essential. Use the contact details above.