Ideas for kids' activities during the school holidays
While children are understandably delighted when school holidays arrive, their parents frantically try to think up ways to keep their children entertained, safe and stimulated. During school holidays, the question: “how will I keep my kids busy?” is on every parent’s mind.
Parents today look for kids’ entertainment environments that are geared towards a child’s safety and security. During school holidays, there are a number of kids’ holiday activities available in and around Johannesburg and Gauteng that will enable parents to breathe a sigh of relief.
The choice is mindboggling. If parents can afford to pay, there are nursery schools which offer full or half day holiday care, universities offering technology holiday workshops, drama schools with acting programs, sports clubs offering golf, soccer or scuba diving courses, just to name a few. There are also companies which organise sleepover adventure holiday camps all over South Africa, including the Drakensberg, Magaliesburg or Kwazulu Natal, that will keep children thoroughly entertained. For parents with less disposable income, look out for local facilities such as public libraries and educational museums which organise free kids holiday activities.
Some ideas for kids’ activities that will entertain children of any age at home include a cooking day, arts and craft activities, and even a sing-along. Why not do some baking with your children, getting them involved in simple recipes they can manage almost on their own? For day outings, most children love animals, so a visit to a local zoo, crocodile farm or bird park is always a treat over the school holidays.
Whatever your children’s preference, there is sure to be something happening that will catch your eye these school holidays. There are incredible online resources with information about kids holiday’ activities at your fingertips that will enable parents to relax, knowing their kids are happy , safe and busy during the the school holidays...