Unusual Extramural Activities For Your Kids


Let’s face it, there are so many extramural activities in Joburg, but none that really stand out or are unique. Everyone is doing piano lessons, ballet or horse riding, but what if your child isn’t interested in the mainstream activities and wants to do something different? Keep reading, as we have a list of unusual extramural activities in the city for your little ones to try out.

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Join A Guides Or Scouts Club

Guides and Scouts clubs have long entertained and provided valuable life skills for millions of children, so why not let your little ones join one of these special organisations to get them outdoors, learning new skills, go camping and even selling brownies! Most clubs accept boys and girls from the age of 7 to 17 and teach complimentary skills. Most club members attest that these clubs taught them a few lessons that stuck with them for the rest of their lives. They will make new friends and have a blast. Take a look at Gauteng Scouts, Scouts South Africa, or Robin Hills Scout Group.

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Learn A New Language

There is nothing more interesting than learning a foreign language. When one first hears a new language, the sound is so unique and different that you cannot help but notice and listen. If you’re interested in offering your child the opportunity to learn about another world, it’s language, culture and customs, 2017 is the year to do it. For Italian, La Società Dante Alighieri Johannesburg offers extramural classes for children and teenagers. If you’d rather want to them to parlez vous, Alliance Francaise and Teachers & Interpreters – The Language Company offers French courses for students. Private tutoring can be arranged.

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Take Centre Stage With Some Drama Classes

Is your child a born performer and wants to have a future in television or theatre? Then why not nurture that dream and passion with drama or acting classes for kids. Not only will it build your child’s self-confidence, but it will also provide them with life and communication skills. If this sounds like an amazing opportunity for your little one, check out the drama programmes at Helen O’Grady Drama Academy or see when the next Holiday Camp at the National Children’s Theatre will be taking place. For acting lessons, try Kids On Camera.

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Let Your Little Ones Get Creative With Sewing Classes

Crafting is fun, and it’s even more so when your child can use these skills throughout their lifetime – whether they’re looking to create unique items or make their way into fashion design. If sewing sounds like a great creatvie outlet for your little one, Sew ‘n Grow is just the place to be. Not only do they offer sewing classes, but they also have sewing holiday programmes to keep crafty kids creating when school is out.

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Get Out And About With A Gardening Club

Looking for a way to get the little ‘uns away from their gaming stations and the television set, here’s a way to get them to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors.  Gardening and learning how to plant, look after and weed and enjoy the produce of plants is just the thing to fuel a lifetime of passion for living things.  Cherry Tomatoes Gardening Club is THE place to teach them everything they need to know about gardening. The classes are perfect for kids aged 3 – 10 years old and take place every Saturday morning.

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