Cape Town - The school holidays are on their way, South Africans.
This could mean chaos and destruction in your home... unless you utilize these artistic ways for your kids to express their creativity.
Traveller24 has put together a list of arty things to keep the young ones entertained during the school holidays this October. It is the perfect time to relax, try something new, hang out with friends and do the things they love.
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Why don't you give these a go?
1. Creative with clay
The Clay Café – Cape Town
For those who love painting, decorating and keeping busy for the entire day, this airy space located under Table Mountain is a perfect dose of fun. Children can pick a clay item they would like to decorate and get creative with decorating the 'blank canvas' of clay. It is a relaxed atmosphere with a green garden and jungle gym to play on.
2. For the musicians out there
Little Maestros – Classical Music Concert for Tots - Cape Town
Classical music has a pool of benefits for young children. It helps develop fine skills and can be the start to a world of opportunity and enjoyment. Why not start now? The Young Blood Gallery in Cape Town is bringing classical music to “little ears” through the great classical musicians. Parents bring your child’s own favourite musical instrument for them to make their own music. This is also a relaxed way for parents to enjoy good classical music without the stresses of trying to keep the little ones quiet.
3. Horse back riding on the beach in Durban
Horse Back Riding - Durban
The Equine Ranch in Durban specializes in Beach Adventures on the scenic Reunion beach in the south of Durban. Guides include a guide that shows you the ropes and offers one the basic instructions in the art of riding. This is perfect for those who have never ridden before to learn something new and also practices safety and kindness to animals. Perfect for pony lovers.
4. The messier the better
Artjamming - Cape Town and Johannesburg
Art is all about the fun and freedom of mixing colours and expressing your ideas on canvas. Jackson Pollock sure made art look very easy. Children can spend the day with their friends in a safe environment creating something very special to take home. Its all about the splashing, spraying and wild brush strokes.
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5. Thrill seekers
Kimberley’s Big Hole - Kimberly
This very town played an integral part in the early development of SA. Take your kids to the Big Hole to enjoy a few games and learn about the diamond rush and the politics that came with it, but also take them through the grand old hub of Kimberley to get a glimpse of the old town as it used to be.
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My Africa Adventure - Mpumalanga
Explore and go on an adventure in the wild. They will have a chance to discover new things about themselves, explore and see beautiful parts of Mpumalanga. The art of making new friends and exploring the land on a game farm outside of Nelspruit is set to be fun. This six day camp may be better suited to older kids.
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7. Waves of fun
Wild Waves water park KwaZulu-Natal
Ready to try the Boomeranga, the Aqua Loop, Super Bowl and many more crazy rides? This fun water park surely got creative with their designs and a visit to the park will surely be the cherry on top for the school holidays.
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8. Theatre of dreams
Johannesburg Childrens Theatre - Johannesbyrg
Ditch the movies for the theatre these holidays. This city theatre has an extensive lineup of especially for the school holidays. Shows will allow little ones to watch their favourite stories told on colourful stages. They also offer a holiday broadway musical camp specialising in art, drama and dance.
9. Rooi Kappie - Cape Town
Join Little Red Riding Hood as she visits her Grandmother, in the city. A well known tale that never loses its ability to intrigue children is coming to life with a entertaining modern flair. The show will be held at the Nassau Theatre in Cape Town and promises to be full of laughter.
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