#Kids: School Holiday Programmes For Winter 2018

School holidays are here, and if you have no idea as to how you’re going to keep the little ones busy for the next three weeks, then check out these kids holidays programmes. Make sure you book your spots ASAP as some programmes start next week!


Holiday Fun at The Johannesburg Zoo

Join the Johannesburg Zoo for their winter holiday programme taking place between the 25 – 29 June 2018 from 09:00 – 13:00 daily. Here, kids can experience outdoor adventures with a range of fun activities including arts and crafts, animal feeding and enrichment and lots of fun game. Every day at the Johannesburg Zoo is different! Just make sure you pack your little ones some lunch to take along with them on the day. Booking is essential, so contact Lebo on 011 646 2000 or email lebo.moalusi@jhbzoo.org.za. Entry is R90 per person.

Northgate Ice Rink Holiday Club

Keep your kids entertained these winter school holidays by letting them skate their hearts out at the Northgate Ice Rink Holiday Club which will be running daily from 08:00 – 17:00 from 02 – 06 July 2018 and again from 09 – 13 July 2018. The programme offers kids (ages between 6 – 13 years) loads of fun and action. Plus, they’ll be in great hands with the experienced facilitators. And as for their safety, the venue has a paramedic on duty and an access-controlled door. Costs are as follows: a full week (five days) – R1 100 per child; three days – R750 per child; one day – R250 per child. This also includes a mid-morning snack and lunch. Booking in advance is essential so make sure you contact info@theicerink.co.za ASAP.

Dinosaurs of the Lost World at Cradlestone Mall

Cradlestone Mall will be bringing a bunch of prehistoric and long-forgotten giants and monsters to life these school holidays! Not only will it be educational and interesting, but it’ll also be something fun and exciting for the kids (and grownups too). These school holidays are going to be… “roar-some”! Sorry, we just had to throw that in there. Other than the massive T-Rex dinosaur display and 24 other animatronic dinosaurs throughout the mall, there’ll also be dinosaur-themed activities including live augmented reality, dinosaur rides, fossil digging and displays, an interactive play gym and even dinosaur face painting. Also, let the kids experience the inflatable amusement at the Woolies court. This cool experience takes place from 23 June – 15 July 2018 and entrance is FREE! Get all the details here.

Dinosaurs Lost World

Bright Young Chefs Holiday Club

Do your children enjoy cooking and getting their hands dirty? Of course they do! Bright Young Chefs will be hosting a winter holiday club to keep them busy and entertainment over the school holidays. The cost is R150 per session (three hours long) per child, which includes a chef’s hat, use of all the equipment and ingredients needed, refreshments, aprons (for use only) and takeaway containers. They’ll have lots of fun cooking and baking delicious treats such as monster cookies, troll cupcakes, unicorn shortbread, chicken and mushroom pie, and mac and cheese and even enjoy some exciting food science! Click here to book now.

Nutty Scientist Holiday Programme

This one might be a tight squeeze considering it starts soon, but there are fun and educational Nutty Scientist holiday programmes happening at both the Nutty Scientist 1st River Trail Boys Scout Club in Bryanston and Nutty Scientist Huddle Park in Linksfield. Each location has two holiday programmes from 25 – 26 June and 28 – 29 June 2018. Take your pick from the Crazy Science Investigators where kids help the Nutty Scientists solve an epic mystery using fun science experiments or the Master of Disaster offering kids the opportunity to explore the wondrous disasters of the world by joining the Nutty Scientists on their journey to discover how, why, what and when these natural disasters occur. It might not be too late, hurry up and book now!

Lillian Gray Holiday Art Programme

Are your kids creatives? If so, then make sure you enrol them into the Lillian Gray Holiday Art Programme before the end of this week! This holiday workshop will focus on a different artist each day of the programme. The programme is as follows: Day 1 – Acrylic painting; Day 2 – Clay; Day 3 – Print making; Day 4 – collage; Day 5 – scraper board and painting clay statues. The kids will be exposed to various mediums of art so that they can explore and find what they are drawn to most. The programme takes place between 25 – 29 June 2018 so book ASAP! Spacing is limited!

Kids Holiday Dance Programme At Five6Seven8 Dance Studio

The best way to let the kids blow off some steam is to have them dancing all over the place. Sounds like a good idea, right? then why not sign them up to Five6Seven8 Dance Studio’s Kids Holiday Dance Program? This dance workshop will cover Acro, Breakdancing, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre and other dance styles and will take place over two weeks – 25 to 29 June 2018 and 02 – 05 July 2018. Contact them ASAP to see if there’s any space available.

Holiday Programme with Leapfrog4Life

This unique and fun-filled holiday programme gives kids plenty of things to do during the school holidays. Some of the activities include outdoor and indoor games, arts and crafts to take home, free Mindfulness Personal Development mini play-shops, stories, fun exercises, yummy food, picnics in the park, nature walks and lots more! This programme is available from 25 – 29 June 2018, 02 – 06 July 2018, 09 – 13 July 2018 and 16 July 2018. Book your spots before it’s too late.

Let Them Grow Holiday Programme

Let Them Grow offers a holiday programme for kids up to and including 7 years during the school holidays and provides them with a safe and fun environment to play and run around. This programme offers 11 fantastic activities alternated over 16 days with so much more in between! This includes hot chocolate and marshmallow day, paper mache day, hysterical games day, splatter paint day and many more! It takes place over 25-29 June 2018, 2-6 July 2018, 9-13 July 2018 and 16 July 2018. Booking is essential.

Vaal Kids Festival


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