What’s On For Kids… July Holidays 2017


There is plenty to keep the little ones entertained this July holiday! Enjoy the holidays and all the fun activities 🙂

Holiday Specials

Kid’s Season: Table Mountain 3 for 1 Special

It’s Kidz Season at Table Mountain! 2 kids ride FREE on the Cableway with the purchase of one return adult ticket. This offer runs from May 1 to September 30 and is valid on weekends, public holidays, and during the June and July school holidays!

The Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from 24 July to 6 August, 2017.

Kid’s Season: City Sightseeing Bus and Boat 3 for 1 Special

The annual Kids’ City Sightseeing Special is back. Kids are FREE on the City Sightseeing Bus and Boat with the purchase of one adult one-day bus ticket and one adult ticket on the harbour cruise. The special runs from 1 May to 8 October 2017 and is valid on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. Kids under 5 are always FREE!


The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice

This year Disney On Ice returns for its sixth time with The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! Enter a dazzling world where adventure awaits and join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy as they walk down memory lane in colourful celebration of magic, spirit and family fun.

Grand West | 19 July – 23 July 2017 | Tickets at Computicket



Noddy at Artscape

Noddy, Big Ears, Tessie Bear and all their friends are back. Tessie Bear is very concerned about Noah`s Ark. Repairs are needed to stop the animals from escaping. The animals also need to be fed and stores are running low. Tickets on sale at Computicket.

Artscape Foyer | 1 – 15 July | 10:30am | Tickets at Computicket | R90

Peter Pan at Canal Walk

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the Darling children will transport theatregoers to the magical Neverland to be amazed by all its wonders during the winter holidays this year. The young, and the young at heart, will be entranced by the mysterious mermaids from Mermaid Lagoon; the beautiful Indian Princess Tiger Lilly and her brave Panther; the fun loving Lost Boys and the oh-so-evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates aboard the Jolly Roger.

Canal Walk | 1 – 23 July (closed on Mondays) | 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm | Tickets at Computicket | R80





The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company’s most popular  show, Pinocchio, is based on the original Carlo Collodi classic of the little wooden puppet who has to prove himself to be honest and trustworthy before he can become a real live boy, with help and guidance from Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy. 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. This is a traditional fairy tale with a modern twist.

Baxter Theatre | 3 – 8 July | 10:30am | Tickets at Computicket | R75



The Iziko Planetarium

The newly refurbed Planetarium is now open and showing the following shows this July holiday. Shows are approximately 45 minutes.


Join our pet pal Tycho and his friends, Ruby and Michael as they blast off on a space travel adventure ̶exploring the sun, moon, planets and so much more! Suitable for Grade R – Grade 6.

1 – 23 July | Monday to Sunday 11am & 2pm


Go on an extreme mission of discovery. Explore how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity for humankind.

To Space & Back

To Space & Back

1 – 23 July | Monday to Sunday 1pm & 4pm; Wednesday 8pm


Need to break away from everyday life? Sit back, relax and take off on a journey of unimaginable scale and beauty through our universe! Suitable from ages 5 and up. 

1 – 23 July | Monday to Sunday 12pm & 3pm; Wednesday 7pm

Holiday Programmes

Cape Town Science Centre Holiday Program

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.

Holiday Programmes

Artjamming V&A Waterfront & Willowbridge

Artjamming run a Winter Holiday Workshop from 3 July – 21 July, Monday to Friday, for kids age 2 – 8 years. Book online www.artjamming.co.za

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Biodiversity waste workshop

Biodiversity Waste Workshop

Biodiversity and Waste Holiday Art Workshop: 19 July

What happens to all our litter and waste? Could we reduce, reuse or recycle it? Learners aged 10 – 12 will enjoy a walk in Kirstenbosch and come to appreciate just how special our biodiversity is. They will consider the impact litter and waste is having on our special plants and animals. Back at the Gold Fields Education Centre they will use waste materials to make a useful item, which they will taken home with them.

19 July | 9am – 1pm | R60

Nature’s Treasure Box Holiday Art Workshop

Children aged 6 – 9 love this workshop. They enjoy a game and a story linked to the theme. They are led into Kirstenbosch Garden in small groups by our education officers, where they have fun in nature and discover just how varied and beautiful it is. They return to the Gold Fields Education Centre, where they paint and decorate a box into which they place some of nature’s treasures. Be sure to book early, as this workshop usually fills up fast!

20 July | 9am – 1pm | R60

Holiday Camps

Zip Zap Circus

Zip Zap Circus

Zip Zap Tots Camp: 17 – 21 July 2017

A FUNdraiser full of fun circus activities! Join a unique experience where your children get a taste of circus magic through a week jam-packed with fun circus activities. The children will even get to participate in a live show! Booking a place for your child will also offer a fun circus holiday week to a kid from one of our social outreach program. Bring circus magic into the holidays!


Bugz Playpark

For the first time ever, the playpark has reduced their VIP entrance rate from R120 to R90 from May to September 2017. Bugz Playpark is the perfect venue to keep the little ones busy and with 7 indoor party venues, they provide parents with the opportunity to plan their special child’s birthday party without any stress or hassle.

56 Tarentaal Rd, Joostenberg Vlakte

Ratanga Junction July Jol: 14 – 23 July

An outdoor Theme Park with over 30 attractions and 23 rides ranging from roller coasters to carousels you will find rides suitable for the whole family and kids of all ages. Discounted tickets available on Webtickets from 24 June.

Cape Theme Park, Century City | 14 – 23 July

V&A Waterfront: Wintery Wonders

V&A Waterfront

Stargazing at the V&A Waterfront

Stargazing at the Waterfront: 1 July

A budding astronomer’s delight, both young and old are invited to experience the stars at the V&A Waterfront these winter holidays, with a free-to-attend stargazing event. With the date chosen for optimal viewing, visitors enjoy live telescope views of the Sun, Moon, stars, planets and other heavenly bodies!

Saturday 1 July | 3pm – 9:30pm | V&A Waterfront Pierhead, next to the Swing Bridge | Free

Kids Studio: From Farm to Family

Kids Studio: From Farm to Family is an interactive learning experience for young children, designed by Cape Town–based Studio-H to teach children more about healthy, balanced eating and where the food we consume comes from. ‘Farm to Family’ is a five-part journey, based on five pillars: (1) Discover, (2) Learn, (3) Grow, (4) Taste, and (5) Share. Each step will have a specific learning area and activity attached to it, ranging from choosing food stuffs based on the different food groups, to tracing the food journey and making a ‘face mask’ of different foods.

Three 1.5-hour sessions will be held each day, to facilitate a full experience for each child. Please note that while the programme is free, entry will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dates: Tuesday, 4 to Monday, 17 July
Times: Daily sessions @ 11:30am – 1:30pm; 2:30pm – 4pm; 4:30pm – 6pm
Venue: Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre
Cost: R30 per child; R50 for two children
Contact [email protected] or 021 417 1162 for more information.

Kids Studio From Farm to Family

Kids Studio From Farm to Family

PLAY-DOH Kitchen Creations Junior Chef Competition

Calling all budding master chefs – the PLAY-DOH Kitchen Creations Junior Chef Competition is coming to the V&A Waterfront these winter school holidays to put young ones’ creativity to the test! Sponsored by Hamleys and FREE to attend, the competition will include a Master Chef–style ‘cook-off’. Children will compete to make the best kitchen creations using PLAY-DOH, all for the coveted prize of a Kitchen Creations set.

18 – 24 July | 10am to 6pm | Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre | FREE


PLAY-DOH Kitchen Creations Junior Chef Competition

PLAY-DOH Kitchen Creations Junior Chef Competition

Incredible Illusions: Jaw-dropping 3D illusions: 4 – 23 July

Incredible Illusions, the largest collection of 3D illusions created by master artist Kurt Wenner, is open at the V&A Waterfront to enthral both young and old alike. Comprising a jaw-dropping Grand Gallery of 360° 3D illustrations supported by a collection of humorous and adventurous images, this will be the exhibition’s first stopover on the African continent. Fun from beginning to end, the Incredible Illusions exhibition includes an Art Jamming zone where children and adults alike can learn the basics of 3D artwork to express themselves creatively. An educational zone tells the brief story of ‘Pavement Art’ and how the mathematical field of geometry plays a pivotal role in compiling a 3D design.

4 April to 23 July | 10am – 7pm | The Watershed

Price categories weekdays, weekends & holidays
Adults (18 years and older) R135 per person; R180 per person
Youth (6 to 17 years) R100 per person; R120 per person
Children (5 years and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 2 youths OR 1 adult & 3 youths) R 390 per family; R 480 per family
Group (10+ people) R100 per person
School group (10+ learners) R80 per person

Incredible Illusions: Jaw-dropping 3D illusions

Incredible Illusions: Jaw-dropping 3D illusions

Please note:
Ticket pre-bookings via Webtickets and www.incredibleillusions.co.za
Tickets available at the door (subject to availability)
The exhibition ticket office is a cashless operation: purchases made at the ticket office can only be paid by debit or credit card.
Cash ticket transactions can be done at Pick n Pay stores: the V&A Waterfront Pick n Pay store is located in the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre.
For group and school discounts, or daily specials, please visit www.incredibleillusions.co.za/schools. Discounts are subject to change and availability.


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