4 activities for kids this holiday around Gauteng
Schools are officially closed for the year. This mean no more rushing in the morning. It means emptier roads, and less traffic, because a number of scholar transport vehicles will not be on holiday as well. School holidays also mean that there aren’t mornings of panic about extramural activities bags and equipment. But, with the relief of children being home comes the anxiety of what they will do at home. Surely sitting at home day in, day out, is bound to get boring for them and if you will be at work you will go out of your mind with concern. So here are a few activities for kids to do in Gauteng to keep them busy these holidays.
A day at the theatre
The National Children’s Theatre presents a number of shows each year. During the holiday they host theatre camp for children who want to learn more about theatre – from performing to set building to costuming. The camp has finished for 2015, but the season’s production will be showing until the 23rd of December. Currently on show is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
Get up close and personal with nature
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa conduct holiday classes that are perfect for animal-loving young ones. Located in Pretoria, the Gardens have a wide range of animal population. But why not do better than just visiting the zoo?
For fees ranging R100.00 for day courses to R250.00 for five-day courses, your child can learn all about an animal of their choosing. There are causes suitable for children in grade R all the way to grade 12.
The local library
There are public libraries across the province built to be accessible to the public. An afternoon or two each week at the library will make time fly for your young child. Check with the library in your area if they host story hour for the children. If not, whoever accompanies your child can read and interact with them for the duration of the outing. Plus the best part is that it is free and keeps your kids away from a television for a while.
Going to the movies can be expensive. Why not organise and oversee a movie date for your child and their friends? Rent their favourite film or two, prepare snacks, pillow forts and block off a few hours of fun. If it’s a big enough hit, you could end up saving on entertainment money going forward, by using this fun approach instead