Enjoying the last of the holiday

With one week left of the school holidays you may only be taking some much needed time off now. So what do you do with the kids? Well here’s a few new and old things to keep your kids entertained during the last week of the holidays. And if you’re like me, who didn’t take leave there’s plenty of options to do over the next 2 weekends which will definitely make up for not being there – let me believe that, it helps me sleep better at night.

For those Parents who have been on holiday this entire time, well done and eina to your budget. Constantly keeping the kids entertained can be financially challenging. But because I’m such a bargain hunter I’ve included Groupon links to some of these activities.

  • Clay Café, Hout Bay

An oldy but a goody!

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Why not get creative during the last week of the school holiday, choose from a vast array of unfired bisque and a wide selection of colourful paints to create something personal and completely unique and if they kids aren’t interested let them enjoy the play area while you take a quick break with a cup of tea and cake and get your creative juices flowing.

Standard pricing per person: R35 studio fee (this includes 3X paints, the firing and glazing process) plus the value of your chosen bisque item. Items range from R20 to R250 depending on shape and size.

Items will remain at the Clay Café after being painted as they will need to be fired and glazed, please note this you may collect your items 2 weeks after you have painted them.

  • Snow World, Grandwest

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Snow World offers a huge range of activities not only for the kids but adults too. Have some fun in the Snow Box, amazing Ice Slides or adults grab a drink or cup of coffee in the Ice Bar and Raised Viewing Deck while your kids enjoy hours of fun.


Non-Rider Pass R50p/p

Mini Pass (includes ice slide, Ice Age exhibit and snow play area) R60p/p

Snow & Ice Rider (includes snow tubing, two ice slides, Ice Age exhibit and snow play area) R120p/p.

Snow Boarding Pass (includes snowboarding and snow tubing, all ice slides, Ice Age exhibit, snow play area) R140p/p

* All sessions are 45 min in duration

  • Le Bonheur Crocodile, Simondium

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* Currently on offer via Groupon (Crocodile pond tour for 2, 4 or 6)

Highly trained staff will take you on a 45-minute guided croc tour at Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm. Visitors have an opportunity to touch a baby crocodile, view crocodiles underwater through aquarium-style viewing panels, or even witness a feeding during summer months. With over 1000 crocodiles housed in the dams, croc lovers are bound to be spoiled for choice while spotting the reptiles.

And the highlight for me is that you get to touch a baby crocodile (Hubby has refused to do this)

  • Frankys Diner, Sea Point

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Franky’s Diner is an authentic 50’s style diner in the heart of Sea Point. Dig into a selection of tasty meals ranging from hamburgers, footlongs, sloppy joes, shakes, and curly fries – Franky’s Diner couldn’t be more 50’s even if they tried.

Plus they have an amazing kids section which if you go early enough your kids may have all to themselves!

* Currently on offer via Groupon (Burger, Footlong and a Milkshake/Drink for 2, 4 or 6)

Why not end the day off with a stroll along the beach or visit the local park

  • Bugz Play park, Joostenbergvlaakte

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Kids get to enjoy the colourful world that is the Bugz Family Playpark. They will wear green VIP wristbands while having fun on rides such as paddle-boats, water slides and tractor or mini train rides, as well as play areas. This playpark is designed for children who are between two and 10 years old.

The VIP wristband gives children access to the outdoor playground, sandpit areas with jungle gyms, slides, swings and various play equipment. While kids are busy being kids, parents and families can relax nearby at tables or log seats. The VIP wristband gives children access to the outdoor playground, sandpit areas with jungle gyms, slides, swings and various play equipment.

Rides are open during weekends, public holidays and school holidays, weather permitting – but the indoor play area offers more than enough excitement. There are various food options available at the indoor café – offering food items such as burgers, triple-decker sandwiches, Candy, slushies and ice cream

* Currently on offer via Groupon (Two VIP Tickets from R120 for Two Kids to Bugz Family Playpark) 
  • Monkey Town, Somerset West

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Monkey Town is a wildlife centre for monkeys and apes with more than 230 animals and 28 different exotic species. There are also koi ponds, many bird species and small antelope on the premises.


Fully licensed restaurant

Play park

Swimming pool (well not that this will be used during winter)

Picnic and braai area


Animal encounters will be open from 09:00 to 11:30 and from 13:30 to 16:00

Animal encounters with monkeys are an additional fee of R50 per person and

payable at Monkey Town cashier

Voucher is for adults only

Rates for additional people: 1 to 2 years, R25; 3 to 12 years, R50 and

additional adults, R85

Strictly no beverages or alcohol allowed on premises. These items can be

purchased on site

Reservation not required for entrance to Monkey Town, only Groupon voucher


Voucher may only be used once and access to other facilities will be voided if

not used on same day

* Currently on offer via Groupon (Entrance Tickets and Access to Swim and Braai Area from  
   R149 for  Two at Monkey Town)

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