Wa­ter­front fun, what­ever the weather

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THE V& A Wa­ter­front is de­ter­mined not to let rain end play this win­ter, with a full line-up of ac­tiv­i­ties to keep chil­dren busy come rain or shine.

One week into the school hol­i­days, two more to go. The V&A Wa­ter­front is al­ways a good on­estop des­ti­na­tion for ac­tiv­i­ties to keep the chil­dren en­ter­tained.

Ju­bilee Hall in the Wa­ter­shed will be home to a rep­tile gar­den un­til July 18 with Monty the Gi­ant Python and the twin Boa Con­stric­tors on dis­play, live snake shows, ed­u­ca­tional short films, fas­ci­nat­ing facts about rep­tiles at the pop-up Rep­tile Lab, and ex­pe­ri­enced snake han­dlers on hand to share their knowl­edge.

Ac­cess in­cludes sand art, Lego ta­bles and a PlayS­ta­tion ter­mi­nal. Open daily from 10am till 6pm, tick­ets are R50 from www. webtick­ets.co.za

The whole fam­ily can get in­volved on the 50m pump track, un­til July 17. This is a con­tin­u­ous track where the rider uses an up-and-down pump­ing mo­tion to pro­pel the bi­cy­cle/scooter in­stead of ped­alling, pro­vid­ing the per­fect tool to im­prove bal­ance, learn skills and im­prove con­fi­dence on a bike. The track is open from 10.30am un­til 3.30pm daily. Hel­mets, bikes and scoot­ers are pro­vided free of charge.

The In­no­va­tion Sta­tion in the Vic­to­ria Wharf cen­tre court pro- vide high-en­ergy cre­ativ­ity and play­ful fun with work­shops that fo­cus on en­cour­ag­ing ex­plo­ration and stim­u­lat­ing chil­dren’s imag­i­na­tions and prob­lem-solv­ing skills.

Over­seen by four en­gag­ing fa­cil­i­ta­tors, this year’s work­shop theme is re­cy­cling and seeks to in­stil a pos­i­tive, en­vi­ron­men­tal ap­pre­ci­a­tion mes­sage in chil­dren’s minds. The daily work­shops, which run un­til July 10 be­tween 11am and 6pm, will fo­cus on the pro­cesses of de­sign­ing, mak­ing, pro­to­typ­ing and play­ing with re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als, and cost R20 a child a day..

Rug­by­tots will be run­ning two hol­i­day clubs for bud­ding Spring­boks. The sport­ing ses­sions are de­signed to fill a gap in the child- hood de­vel­op­ment sec­tor, by us­ing rugby spe­cific skills. Rug­by­tots will de­velop your child’s phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and so­cial at­tributes, as well as gen­tly en­cour­ag­ing rugby- spe­cific skills such as run­ning with the ball, find­ing space, kick­ing, catch­ing, scor­ing a try, and more.

Held on the cro­quet lawn in front of the Spring­bok Ex­pe­ri­ence rugby mu­seum, the first club is from July 4-8, and the sec­ond from July 11-15. Each will have three classes a day, or­gan­ised by age group, from twoyear-olds to seven-year-olds. The cost is R300 (for one week’s worth of ses­sions) or R550 (for two weeks’ ses­sions) a child.

Book­ing is es­sen­tial: www. rug­by­tots.co.za

For more in­for­ma­tion call the V&A Wa­ter­front Info Cen­tre on 021408 7600 or email info@wa­ter­front.co.za

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The V&A Wa­ter­front has a full line-up of ac­tiv­i­ties to keep kids busy come rain or shine.

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