How to keep the kids entertained this holiday season

The summer holidays are upon us. End-of-year examinations have been completed and report cards have been sent out. Not only is Cape Town teeming with festive gees, but it’s the most anticipated and longest school break that our children have been looking forward to all year. Also read: Shop for Christmas stocking fillers at these festive gift fairs As parents,... Read more → The post How to keep the kids entertained this holiday season appeared first on CapeTown ETC.

How to keep the kids entertained this holiday season

The summer holidays are upon us. End-of-year examinations have been completed and report cards have been sent out. Not only is Cape Town teeming with festive gees, but it’s the most anticipated and longest school break that our children have been looking forward to all year.


Also read: Shop for Christmas stocking fillers at these festive gift fairs


As parents, the end-of-year school holidays bring a sigh of relief as school-related worries fade away in the summer sun, but they also bring a new kind of stress: what to do with these busy bodies to keep them entertained until school reopens.

The City of Cape Town’s “libraries and recreation hubs have put together an extensive programmes to ensure our children can let off some steam, while remaining engaged and having fun,” says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross.

Libraries offer a variety of activities for all ages, including some focused on the season, such as Christmas parties and making Christmas decorations.

Picture: City of Cape Town

Other staples on the programmes are movies, indoor and outdoor games, face painting, puppet shows, as well as a host of various crafts and storytelling, among other things, to keep children entertained.

The City’s Recreation and Parks Department has put together a holiday programme of hundreds of activities, which include hikes, e-games, a variety of sport codes, talent shows and indigenous games.

Picture: City of Cape Town

“I want to encourage parents to send their children to join in the fun activities. The young ones will develop their social skills in a fun way, while parents will have peace of mind that their children are kept busy within a safe space and in a constructive manner,” adds Councillor Van der Ross.

Check out the schedule of school holiday programmes at the various libraries, and recreation hubs HERE.

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