un things to do these school holidays in and around Cape Town:
Just off the N7 outside Cape Town in the direction of Malmesbury.
Zone 7 is a recreational park for off-road bike and Quad bike enthusiasts... Located off the N7 out-side of Cape Town...
They have four Motorcross tracks:
Senior MotoX Track
Kiddies MotoX Track
Enduro Loop - NOW 10,7km
and an Off Road Go-Cart Track
Their facilities include:
Change Rooms with Toilets and Showers
Quad Bike and Go-Cart Rental
For more information, please contact:
Johann - Cell: 073 1829480
Cape Town Science Centre:
Boasting more than 250 interactive science exhibits and mind-boggling puzzles, the Cape Town Science Centre is a world of discovery under one roof.
In addition to the hands-on displays, the CTSC offers science shows, curriculum-based hands-on workshops, holiday programmes, science camps, science theatre, travelling exhibitions, hands-on experiments, excursions, experiential driven programmes.
There are Saturday learner enrichment school, robotics workshops & tournaments, chess workshops & tournaments.
Phone: 021 300 3200
Address: 370B Main Road, Observatory
Snow World at Canal Walk:
Experience the festive season as it would be in the North Pole. Step into the magical world of fun and festivities at Canal Walk this December.
Canal Walk's Snow Play Park will be open every day from 10am to 10pm, with sessions every hour on the hour until 9pm. Session last 45 minutes each.
Tickets cost R70, with a R30 special for snow play for tots under two, and R50 tickets for mini riders between two and five years. Those who simply want to wander through this jolly folly and experience the magic of the season pay just R20.
Book at Computicket.
Meet Santa in his Sleigh:
Thurs 5 - Thurs 12 Dec: 12am - 6pm daily
Fri 13 - Tues 24 Dec: 10am - 9pm daily
SWAT Laser Tag:
S.W.A.T Laser Tag Games is a make believe combat game that can be enjoyed by all members of the family.
Laser Tag is suitable for all ages from 6 and up, and both the guys and gals can play this new form of laser tag with ease.
SWAT Laser Tag is safe, environmentally friendly, exciting and challenging to play.
Unlike Paintball Games the Laser Tag Gun projects a harmless infrared beam – much like your television remote, so no pain and bruises!
Once you get used to the equipment you will find the laser tag guns extremely accurate and be amazed at the effective range of the laser taggers.
At SWAT they ensure that unlimited ammunition and lives are included in their rate, so there will be no sitting around watching your friends play after an early elimination.
They do of course progress to more challenging laser tag missions after the first few rounds, so the quicker you aim better, the higher your chances of survival in the last few SWAT Laser Tag challenges.
For more information contact:
Address: Melkbos, Melkbos 4×4 Arena, West Coast Highway (R27), Western Cape, South Africa
Contact: Donovan on +27 (0) 741 888 777
A summer toboggan track with 1.2 kilometres of wiggly steel half pipe based in Tyger Valley, Cape Town, Cool Runnings is the perfect day outing.
The grassy slope opposite the Bellville Velodrome in Tyger Valley is where Cool Runnings is based they have filled the gap for an affordable, adventure activity that's great fun for the whole family.
FREE parking and entry for everyone and great value tickets for single, multiple, or all-day unlimited rides.
For more information:
Cool-Runnings Ticket office: 021 949 4439
Tickets can be bought online through Computicket.
Cape Town's center for all things related to the sport of Rock Climbing.
KidsCityROCK gets kids on the wall!
They have Junior Programs: Ages 9 - 16 at beginner and intermediate level.
Times: Typically one afternoon a week, 15:00 - 17:00, please call us to find out exactly when we offer this program
Beginner Program: Ages 8-10
8 week program over several days (3 consecutive days during the holidays) during the school term. This will teach your child to tie the correct knots for climbing, proper belay technique, basic climbing safety strategies, and introductory climbing techniques. Groups are small (max 8 children) to maximize learning and safe climbing time on the walls! Sign up four children or more and we can book these lessons for you at a time of your convenience.
* no kids younger than 8yrs old
Intermediate Program: Ages 11-13
8 week program for those who have completed the Beginner Program and are now hooked on climbing, sign up for the intermediate level and see you climbing skills improve. The intermediate level involves constant review of everything learned in the beginner level plus more coaching of climbing skills and technique. This program is available for terms (come once per week for the school term).
Advanced Program: Ages 13-16
This is for children who excel at the sport and want to take themselves to the next level of competing with other youths. Admittance to the advanced level must be approved by our instructors.
For more information:
Address:Cnr Collingwood & Anson, Observatory CAPE TOWN
Telephone: 021-447 1326
Ratanga Junction Theme Park:
There's Something for Everyone. More than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from Kids Rides to Family Rides and Thrill Rides for the more intrepid adventurers. Boat Ride add to the offer.
The white-knuckle thrills and spills, are only one element offered by Ratanga Junction. The other attractions are designed to entertain children, families, and those who prefer to take their thrills in more manageable doses.
Ratanga Info-line: (021) 550 8504
Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club:
For those seeking a bit more adventure why not try some of the great mountain bike trails on offer. For a great list of trails and their technicalities.
Visit the following website:
Vivobarefoot School Shoes - What is all the fuss about?
In 2009, an independent medical study directed by Podiatrist Annette Thompson, of Cape Town University tested VIVOBAREFOOT on children without foot imbalances or deformities. The tests, which were conducted by qualified biokineticists, an orthotist and a podiatrist, showed:
Improved foot muscle strength, in all cases
Improved proprioception (balance)
Improved ankle function and strength (plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, inversion, eversion)
Improved strength recovery and muscle tone (particularly in the children who had previously worn rigid soled shoes).
The results for barefoot and VIVOBAREFOOT were identical.
VIVOBAREFOOT additional features:
Recycled, sweat absorbing and antibacterial shoe liner.
Breathable, removable and washable footbed.
Anatomically aligned to the axis of the foot, allowing toes to move; vital for correct foot function.
Vegan options available.
Non sweat shop production (independently monitored).
Benefits of VIVOBAREFOOT Kids include:
Allows natural growth and development
Stimulation of nerve endings in feet enhances sensory perception and circulation
Strengthens feet and body
Naturally aligns posture
Protection from the environment
"These shoes are one of the best pairs I’ve ever purchased!" - Cindy (Pally School Shoe)
"The shoes are soft and comfortable and hardy. He can put them on himself (this is a big deal when starting Grade One)" – Happy Mom (Rooty School Shoe)
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