Children’s Petting Zoo
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 outside the V&A Food Market, the Petting Zoo will be open to children of all ages.
Date: 3 – 9 October | Time: 10am – 5pm | Venue: Outside the V&A Food Market | Cost: R25 per person
College of Magic Spellbound Performance
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. These thrilling magic and comedy experiences are suitable for the whole family, but remember: anything can happen during this magical performance!
Date: 3 – 7 October | Time: 2pm – 3pm | Venue: Amphitheatre | Cost: FREE
Body Worlds Vital at the V&A Waterfront
A first for South Africa, the awe-inspiring BODY WORLDS Vital exhibition celebrates the wonder, sophistication and fragility of the human body. You are invited to explore a stunning collection of real human bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices.
BODY WORLDS Vital is both profoundly educational and exceptionally fascinating and engaging – making it an a great experience for the whole family. Children are equally as fascinated as their parents to see what’s inside their bodies. Be completely captivated – and learn a lot!
TIP: As a guideline, Vital is of interest to children aged 8+
Date: 9 August to 23 October | Venue: Jubilee Hall, Watershed, V&A Waterfront | Time: 10am – 7pm
Cost: Weekdays: R120 | 6 to 17 yrs R100 | Family of 4 R360 | Weekends and public holidays: R160 | Children U5 Free
Cape Town Science Centre
The Cape Town 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.
Click here to view their October Holiday Programme.
370B Main Road, Observatory | Monday to Saturday 9am – 4:30pm | Sunday 10am – 4:30pm | www.ctsc.org.za
PINOCCHIO at the Nassau Theatre
PINOCCHIO 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. 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. A fairytale classic for the whole family. Presented by the Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company and directed by Elton John Duffy.
Date: 3 – 8 October |Time: 10:30am | Location: The Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School, Palmyra Road, Newlands | Cost: Tickets are R70
Bookings can be made at Computicket or book online at www.computicket.com
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.
Date: 30 September – 9 October | Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: R179 Adventurer (above 1.3m) | R95 mini Adventurer (under 1.3m) | R70 Fun Pass non Rider
Discounted tickets available on Webtickets.
The Ice Station Grand West Casino
The Ice Station have a packed schedule for you to look forward to during the Spring Holidays… Snowman Building, TOP Radio DJ’s performing LIVE, Lazer Shows and more! Details can be found on their Facebook page.
Penguin Festival – 8 October in Simon’s Town
The annual Penguin Festival will be held in Simon’s Town on 8 October at the Simon’s Town Navy Sports Field for a fun-filled family festival. The festivities will kick off with an African penguin release, that have been rehabilitated by SANCCOB at Seaforth beach at 10AM. Witness this incredibly moving experience as the penguins waddle back into the ocean and swim away to freedom. Afterwards, head to the Simon’s Town Navy Sports Field right next to the beach for the festivities including food trucks, kiddies rides and entertainment and fun marine education activities! A great day out for the whole family.
The Kids Zone will include mini soccer, puppet show, meet a real penguin, mini rides, inflatable obstacle course, face-painting, jumping castle, climbing wall, Zorb balls, etc.
There will be Live music, Edutainment/environmental talks, Exhibitions, Craft beer/wine tasting, Food trucks and Cooking demonstration by a SASSI Braai Ambassador
All proceeds go towards saving the endangered African penguin.
Date: 8 October | Time: 11am – 4pm | General admission FREE | Entry into Kids Zone R100 (kids under 2 FREE) | Park at the Seaforth Beach parking area.