Kirstenbosch is firmly entrenched as the family favourite for a day out. There are so many little paths and exciting areas to discover and wander through.
Take your kids to the enchanted forest where the mystical looking trees will provide a beautiful backdrop to their fun and games. Do “leaf-races” in one off the many little streams in shady groves of indigenous trees. There are stunning metallic dinosaur sculptures in the Cycad area, making you feel like an extra on Jurassic Park.
Pretty much anywhere is a great place to set up and have a picnic, unless you want to make use of the deli or the restaurant near the main entrances.
Noordhoek is a wonderfully tranquil neck of the woods out in the direction of the Cape Agulhas Nature Reserve, a laid back little seaside community.
At the Farm Village you will find a great collaboration and coming together of various arts & crafts & artisan skills.
If you are hankering for ice-cream, sushi, a haircut, a horse ride or a visit to the art gallery, they have it all. There are great food options spanning the entire gamut from deli to roast to cafe style.
The kids area is great and the entire space is a little enclosed, allowing you to keep an effective eye on your charges.
Kids are home, the cabin fever has set in, what is there that you haven’t done a million times before to keep everyone entertained? We’ve got you covered, we’re looking at ways to keep the kids busy, entertained and happy over the holidays.
Best in class in the spirit of community projects is this, the little play project. It is a fantastic garden with playground and cafe adjacent to a beautiful nursery (the plant kind) next to a bridge in Diep River. It is tucked away so well that a lot of locals aren’t even aware of it (something that will probably soon change).
You can pop round, let your little ones play in safe surroundings that are truly beautiful, and enjoy a great coffee or sandwich. Then there’s always the nursery, where it’s very easy to leave behind a little money here and there for some pretty plants are quaint trinkets for your garden back home.
A breath of fresh air in this otherwise urban environment :-)
Kids will often be willing to help in the kitchen, but you may be more concerned with the mess they make than the benefits of what they may learn to allow them to participate.
Tots n Pots makes this very easy for you, they allow kids to experience the working of a kitchen and the skills associated with that (such as fine motor development, speech development, perceptual skills, bilateral integration and sequencing skills).
Look out for the Holiday Club specials, there are a lot of themed days and entertainment for the long holidays (for both grown-ups and kids). Lots of fun with mixing, weighing, mashing, pouring and stirring together awesome recipes to enjoy (and replicate later at home).
Once again, we are looking at ways to keep our little ones occupied and stimulated while trying to sneak in a bit of fun for ourselves on the side 😊. Join us as we explore activities for kids in Cape Town this week.