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Creative ways to have fun in the snow
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Creative ways to have fun in the snow

Heavy snowfalls over parts of South Africa overnight have given many families the chance to enjoy fun in the white stuff. Here are some simple but creative ways to have fun in the snow that you may not have thought of before: First things first! Wrap everyone up warmly - I know it sounds obvious, but children are not penguins and aren’t automatically enthusiastic about venturing out into freezing conditions! To persuade them to have fun in the cold outside they will need to feel very warm and toasty on the inside! Snowmen with a difference Start your snowman by rolling 3 large balls of sno...
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10 mostly Indoor Activities to do with Kids in Winter in Cape Town
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10 mostly Indoor Activities to do with Kids in Winter in Cape Town

10 mostly Indoor Activities to do with Kids in Winter in Cape Town. What were they thinking when they designated five whole weeks to the June / July holidays this year? This is the time of year when it rains and children end up on the couch in front of television or before the computer screen, rather than out of doors where they would rather be. And parents end up tearing their hair, and each others', out. My sister always has a back-up plan. A list the length of her arm of options she can do with her kids at the drop of a hat. I confess, I tend to leave a lot of this up to inspiration. And...
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Things to Do with Kids in the Cape Town City Bowl
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Things to Do with Kids in the Cape Town City Bowl

... things to Do with Kids in the Cape Town City Bowl We start our fun outings in the Cape Town City Bowl where there are a number of activities to delight children of all ages. A fun activity is to catch the double decker open-top bus (#1) for a 2 hour guided trip around the Mother City. The tour includes the Waterfront and city centre, stops at Table Mountain and concludes with a coastal drive back through Camps Bay. It's a hop-on hop-off type tour so you can jump off anytime (plan ahead and park your car somewhere close by) or make like tourists and take the full two hour tour! It’s a g...
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Things to Do with Kids on the Atlantic Seaboard
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Things to Do with Kids on the Atlantic Seaboard

... things to Do with Kids on the Atlantic Seaboard - Moving on to the Atlantic Seaboard, head to Mouille Point for a day of fun for the little ones and the 'big kids' too. Riding the Blue Train (#12) is a fun activity for children from one year old and up. Have a little trip on Cape Town's only miniature train with a view of the sea, passing ships and Robben Island. You can also spend quality time in the safe park, playing on a jungle gym and other play items. The train operates every day from 9am until sunset, weather permitting. Afterwards head over to the Putt Putt Course (#13) for ...
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Things to Do with Kids in False Bay
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Things to Do with Kids in False Bay

... things to Do with Kids in False Bay - On the other side of the Cape Peninsula, the False Bay coast offers some favourite activities of Cape Town's kids. All the moms we asked recommended spending time at Boulers Beach in Simons Town. We've published lots of articles about the Boulders Beach Penguins (#36) so check out "To Boldly Go ... why swimming with Penguins at Boulders is so great" for a first hand report if you haven't tried this yet! Take a dip in the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean and find yourself swimming with the Penguins - its great for kids of all ages, you will enjo...
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Things to Do with Kids in Southern Suburbs
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Things to Do with Kids in Southern Suburbs

... things to Do with Kids in Southern Suburbs Heading indland to the Southern Suburbs, an ever popular favourite with Capetonian moms regarding things to Do with Kids in Southern Suburbs is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (#48), in the Newlands / Claremont area. All the moms we asked for help with this "list" had Kirstenbosch in their top 10 and agreed that it's a wonderful place for kids. There are plenty of spots ideal for family picnics and lots of exploring for little ones to do. CityRock (#49) is Cape Town's centre for all things related to Rock Climbing. Their facility feature a ...
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Things to Do with Kids in Blaauwberg
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Things to Do with Kids in Blaauwberg

... things to Do with Kids in Blaauwberg Continue the school holidays with a day in Blaauwberg and enjoy a very special experience - get a group of 8 (kids and parents) and take them for a "behind the scenes" tour at SANCCOB (#67). It's highly educational, interesting and very moving to see the work that is done here. It costs R45.00 per person (kids under 1 year go free) and lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. After the tour at SANCCOB, take your beach buckets and spades to Bloubergstrand Beach (#68) for a day of fun and sun, and all of the usual beach activities so popular with kids. ...
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Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town North
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Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town North

... things to Do with Kids in Cape Town North - Heading to the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, the Play Park at Stodels (#73) in Bellville offers a delightful entertainment area, complete with trampolines, sandpits and an animal farm. Parents can keep a watchful eye from the outside decks of the restaurant while kids get to pet and feed the goats, bunnies, ducklings and piglets. Another kiddie's delight in Bellville, Jimmy Jungles (#74), is a premier Indoor Adventure Playground that offers supervised, secure facilities for toddlers and children from 6 months up to a maximum height of 1....
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Things to Do with Kids in Cape Helderberg
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Things to Do with Kids in Cape Helderberg

... things to Do with Kids in Cape Helderberg Region - In Somerset West, kids (and grown-up kids) can create their very own, loveable teddy bear. At "Build a Bear" (#80) little 'bear builders' assist in building a 'beary' cute friend starting from the wide selection of a basic bear character; to choosing and insertion of its signature giggle, growl / personal message sound-chip, it's red satin heart placement, final sealing stitch and barcoding, to it's wardrobe selection and then it's international naming and all the way home! Still in Somerset West, Monkey Town (#81) is literally t...
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Things to Do with Kids in Cape Winelands
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Things to Do with Kids in Cape Winelands

... things to Do with Kids in Cape Winelands Head out to the Cape Winelands which offers an amazing array of activities for kids. In Paarl you can keep the kids entertained at Bugz Play Park (#84) for a few hours. Here you will find a colourful extravaganza of sandpits, pedal cars, jumping castles, rowing boats, jungle gyms and a choo choo train, and will tire out little ones in no time. Older and more adventurous little ones can giddy up and trot around on the resident horseys or tear up the surrounds on the selection of quad bikes. Open 7 days a week from 09h30 to 17h00, find them at 56 ...
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Things to Do with Kids in Cape Overberg
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Things to Do with Kids in Cape Overberg

... things to Do with Kids in Cape Overberg - Take a drive out to Greyton and spend a fun day or two exploring this quaint town. Take in the beauty of Greyton at your own pace, enjoying the scenery around you - by bicycle! In this wonderfully scenic town, Greyton Bicycle Hire (#94) provides people of all ages the means with which to view Greyton and the surrounding areas by bicycle or simply to have fun by riding one of the ever increasing number of tracks. And for those of you with very 'little ones', Greyton Bicycle Hire even have baby carriers for their bicycles so the whole family can j...
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Kids Cape Town
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Kids Cape Town

Kids Cape Town - It’s not always easy travelling with the kids  - they need almost constant entertaining, and woe betide the parent who takes their child on one too many ‘boring’ museum tours. Luckily, Cape Town has some really exciting things to do and places to see for intrepid little ones. Read on for kid-friendly holiday activities in the Cape ... The Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront is a fun and interactive – not to mention educational – way to spend an afternoon. Kids can wander around the fascinating Two Oceans galleries, tremble at the I&J predator exhibit and have ...
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Things to Do with Kids during the School Holidays
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Things to Do with Kids during the School Holidays

It’s that time again ... school holidays ... which means it’s time to spend some quality time with your children, nieces, nephews, god-children or any other little ones in your life. But the big question that might be playing on your mind is what are we going to do? School holidays are quite long over this period in South Africa and sometimes it’s not all that easy to keep kids entertained for long periods of time, it’s often on the go all the time. If you are running out of ideas or would like some fresh recommendations of things to do with them over this time, then we have a few suggestio...
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