Waterfront fun, whatever the weather
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The V&A Waterfront has a full line-up of activities to keep kids busy come rain or shine.