Keeping the kids busy during the winter holidays is always challenging, which is why we think these exciting holiday activities are awesome. Now you have one less thing to worry about.
Fourways Mall, Johannesburg, from 22 June to 1 July 2018
There’s a wide range of holiday activities lined up under the theme #FourwaysFun. Toddlers and tweens can look forward to specially created and curated experiences to add to the popular Fun Factory that offers ten pin bowling, Spin Zone bumper cars and an X-Rider 4D Theatre. The rest of the family can join in on the mayhem of sticking coloured dots all over the walls and furniture. Trampoline enthusiasts can enjoy unlimited access to the BOUNCE area for the duration of the school holidays, with an all-day pass. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture epic moments at the Snow Globe selfie station and the Emoji Corner.
For more information, visit fourwaysmall.com.
Playground at Melrose Arch
Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, from 22 June to 29 June
The Piazza has been converted into a world of fun for the duration of the school holidays, with lots of fun activities to look forward to, from Giant Snakes and Ladders to Skittles, jump rope and mini soccer. Your little one can also have her face painted, play a bit of hop scotch and take Thomas the Tank Engine for a ride around the colourful railway track. The kids will be supervised as they lose themselves in Joy Land, so you can enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants, orconnect to free Wi-Fi and catch up on some work.
For more information, visit melrosearch.co.za.
Young Engineers Edutainment Workshop
Cresta Mall, Johannesburg, from 29 June to 15 July (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
If you believe that fun should be educational, the Barnyard Court has an exciting line-up of edutainment for your tot. Cresta has partnered with the Young Engineers team to provide an engaging, practical learning platform for little ones. Their minds will be stimulated at the workshops as they learn scientific principles, demonstrated by trained staff using LEGO and K’nex assembly kits. They’ll also have the opportunity to build blocks and colour in while exploring the world of science in a fun and accessible way. Catch the Soccer World Cup action at various restaurants or browse the new stores that have been added to the newly renovated mall.
For more information, visit crestashoppingcentre.co.za.
Thobeka Phanyeko is mom to Oratile, 4. She is a journalist with a BA in Media studies from the University of Cape Town and has extensive experience as a journalist and content producer which she gained from Reuters, eNCA and Caxton Magazines. She is also a life coach and NLP Practitioner and is passionate about motherhood and women empowerment.