School is over and winter holidays has just started! Looking for new family activities and you are stuck in your city? Read below and plan some days thanks to our inspirational ideas for things to do in our beautiful country!

Cape Town

KIDS FOOTBALL PROGRAM AT GREEN POINT

Green Point Salesian AFC are hosting a weekend football program for boys and girls starting on Saturday the 4th July! Children between 7 and 9 are invited to join in the free weekend children’s football program. Sessions will be hosted each Saturday morning from 08.30 – 09:30 for the remainder of the year.
When: Every Saturday morning from the 4th July
Price: Free

For more information, click here!

Pretoria

NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS – MAROPENG

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is offering different courses for different grades: kids will be introduced to various species through fun hands-on activities as scavenger hunts and many others!
When: June 2015 – July 2015
Price: R100/250
Check the website here!

Instead, for those who want to hang around the city we recommend the Maropeng (the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind) and the Sterkfontein Caves!
When: Every day (09:00 – 05:00)
Price:
  Adults: R160 Children (4-14 years): R90
Check here for more info

Durban

SEA WORLD – LARGEST AQUARIUM IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

At uShaka Sea World, it is really an adventure! You will be thrilled and delighted by at least two dolphins shows each day. But that is almost nothing compared to the fact that you will discover the largest aquarium of the southern hemisphere, with underground viewing galleries, extending more than 500 meters through a series of four superbly designed old ship wrecks: the uShaka aquarium is indeed a place that will take your breath away. Incorporated into the Sea World complex, there is also the possibility to have Animal Encounters: Meet a Dolphin, I&J Snorkel Lagoon, I&J Ocean Walker and Xpanda Shark Cage Experience are only some of the options available to uShaka visitors to truly experience interactions with sea creatures.
When: Open Monday to Sunday
Price: Children (3-12): R115- R149

For more information click here!

Johannesburg

THE ART OF THE BRICK – THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR LEGO ART EXHIBIT

The Art of the Brick, the world`s most popular LEGO exhibit, is in The [email protected], Johannesburg, featuring sculptures created entirely from LEGO bricks. Internationally acclaimed artist Nathan Sawaya thinks that LEGO sculptures appeal to children and adults minds alike, as those incredible compositions have always been synonym of supreme creativity and timeless joy.

With displays and interactive tuition areas designed to maximise enjoyment for all ages, The Art of the Brick promises to be one of the most interesting expos ever to feature in South Africa.
When: 3 April 2015 – 2 August 2015
Price: Kids: R95 – Adults: R140 – Family of 4: R395

For more information, click here!

Port Elizabeth

CREATIVE TEXTILE ART WORKSHOPS AT THE NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM

This Art Museum is offering fun and creative hands-on art activities for children aged seven to thirteen years during the July school holidays.
Both boys and girls are welcome to experience with a variety of materials like wool, string, fabric, fabric paints, cardboard, collage strips, beads and other materials.
When: 01 July 2015 – 09 July 2015
Price: R30

For more information click here!

OurHood wishes you and your family a wonderful Winter Holiday!

The OH team