Parenting, SchoolBreak

School is out … what now?

School Break
School Break

I’m not sure if I’m thrilled or terrified that school break is once more upon us!

Three weeks of doing our best to keep our young man from being “bored”.  Hubby working from home is God sent, something I don’t acknowledge often enough to him. He has more flexibility with his time so will be able to arrange meetings around any activity we may plan.

No getaways, so we have to find interesting activities to keep our son entertained over the next few weeks. I’m sure there will be a few playdates, but what about the rest of the time?

Dora's Pirate Adventure
Dora’s Pirate Adventure

If you’re in Joburg, why not go on a Pirate Adventure with Dora? It’s happening at Theater of Marcellus at Emperors Palace between the 14 & 17 July.

Head on over to Computicket and book a seat or two for the family.

If you’re not in the mood for the theatre, why not visit the local Papachinos or even Smile Cafe ? They have an amazing play area catering for the different age groups. I find the venues great not only for the kids but also for us parents to catch up with mates.

Joburg Zoo
Joburg Zoo

Our son does not tire of visiting the Zoo and getting to know the different animals. It has been a while since we last visited it, so this will be a great option.

If you go before 1 July 2016 you will be able to get in on the old fees. After that, the entrance goes up.

Adults R80   Children (3-12 years) R50

Maybe you want to really tire your kids out so you can get some work done in the

Acrobranch Kids
Acrobranch Kids

afternoon. Checkout Acrobranch Kids great for kids from age 3 to spend some time outdoors breathing fresh air, instead of sitting around at home in front of the iPad. They will be swinging through trees in snug fitting harnesses.

Price at last check start from R100 per person but is dependent on the course you select. Suggest you call ahead.

Little Cooks Club
Little Cooks Club

If like our young man your child or kids are into exploring the kitchen why not check out the Little Cooks Club? A great way for them to start learning about nutrition and the joys of cooking.

Visit their site, select the nearest Little Cooks Club to you and contact them for costs. It seems like a great venue, not just for the holidays but also to host your child’s next birthday party.

There you have it, some great things to do with your child during the school holiday, that said, why not also visit Pinterest  for some inviting craft ideas for  your toddler? They have fun and easy suggestions to occupy you and your child these holidays.

Whatever you decide to do with your little person during the school break, remember more than anything else they will love you for spending quality time with them!

Enjoy the school break!





1 thought on “School is out … what now?”

  1. Thanks E! You make it possible for me to work from home so that is something I don’t acknowledge often enough…its all about team work and giving our son the best we possibly can!

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