The school holidays are almost here and our neighbourhood is never short of things to do. Parents and kids can look forward to getting their hands dirty with fun & interactive art classes at Art Jamming, skating fun at Rollercade while Hint Hunt promises visitors of all ages a magical adventure in their Live Escape Games and so much more!
Battery Park is also home to Rollercade where families can enjoy roller-skating, a game of pool or listening to music. You’re also welcome to host your next company social or private event.
Another way to see explore the ocean without getting wet is with a visit to the acclaimed Two Oceans Aquarium. Here you can get a glimpse of life under Cape Town’s oceans and an introduction to the fascinating creatures that live in it. You can meet giant sea turtles, a Nemo display of clownfish, and waddling penguins to name a few.
Visit the Touch Pool to get up close and personal with creatures and plants from the deep. This all-weather venue is an ideal destination for families to enjoy, and young and old will have the opportunity to explore below the waterline and discover an intriguing world usually hidden from sight.
For some indoor fun, PlayDate SuperPark boasts a gigantic, triple story 450 square metre 3-dimensional maze, has two Submarine Escape Rooms, a high line ropes course and a kiddie’s mini maze for the younger ones. This space incorporates educational play, delicious food, creative stimulation and more.
For those that prefer to watch, indulge the amazing foods on offer and or grab a cup of coffee all under one roof.
The Scratch Patch
By spending time searching through a wide selection and beautiful variety of gem stones at the V&A Waterfront’s Scratch Patch, kids will be sure to get lost with time and leave with a bag full of precious gems.
Southern Africa is often considered the ‘gemstone capital of the world’ as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found here. Visitors can make their way to Scratch Patch and experience the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones. This outlet is one of the most popular and convenient places to see and buy gemstones and gemstone products.
Kids and adults could spend a delightful hour or two selecting a choice of semi-precious stones. Want to keep the kids busy? Let them search and pick their own gemstones in the Scratch Patch. You never know what you might find.
Kids can be sure to unleash their individual creativity by playing, painting, sponging or spraying at Art Jamming in the Waterfront. Get ready to express yourself using our paints, a variety of drawing materials, 45 different colours, paint brushes, easels, and 12 different sizes of canvas. What is great is you don’t need any painting or drawing skills, but there are qualified artists on hand if you need any help.
It’s also a great idea for a birthday party or a function. And for the young kids, there is Messy Play – let your kids explore and learn to be creative.
Real dough can be just as fun for little ones as playdough. If they are aged between five and 10 years old and are keen to get into the kitchen to learn to bake or cook, head over to the Makers Landing Demo Kitchen every Saturday and Sunday.
Parents can keep an eye on their little ones through the glass windows of the Demo Kitchen while enjoying delicious coffee and food, or doing some essential shopping for everything from sourdough and rusks to chocolate and cheese. And when lessons are over, the Makers Landing team will clean up after the little chefs.