School Holiday Programmes For Winter 2019

School holidays are here, and if you have no idea how you’re going to keep the little ones busy for the next few weeks, then check out our list of kids’ school holidays programmes. Make sure you book your spots ASAP!


Winter School Holiday Programmes 2019

Bright Young Chefs Holiday Club

Dates: 19 June – 05 July 2019

First up on our school holiday programme list is something tasty. Do your children enjoy cooking? Bright Young Chefs will be hosting a winter holiday club over the school holidays. The cost is R150 per workshop (three hours long) per child, which includes a chef’s hat, use of all the equipment and ingredients, refreshments, aprons (for use only) and takeaway containers. They’ll have lots of fun cooking and baking delicious winter warmer treats such as mini Black Forest Cake, a delicious Beef Pasta Bake, Lamingtons, Iced Sugar Cookies, and Space Cupcakes. Click here to book now.

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School’s Out at the Northgate Ice Rink

Date: 14 June 2019

When last did the kids go ice skating? Don’t miss out on the Half-Price Winter Break-Up Special on break-up day at the Northgate Ice Rink. This offer is valid during the day and night session, from 10:00 – 17:00 and 19:30 – 23:00, respectively. That’s half price skating, but the full amount of fun! That’s R57.50 per person for entry and skate hire! Usual entrance costs are R85 per person and R35 for skate hire. Score! Don’t miss out, it’s for one day only.

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Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival

Date: 14 – 17 June 2019 in Pretoria | 22 – 30 June 2019 in Johannesburg

If you’re looking for something that’ll delight the entire family, then be sure to get your tickets to see Disney on Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival, which will be skating into the Sun Arena at Time Square (Pretoria) and the Ticketpro Dome (Johannesburg) this June! Be whisked away into the winter wonderland and embark on an exciting adventure with royal sisters, Elsa and Anna from the Academy Award® winning feature film, Disney’s Frozen. The hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain-man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer, Sven, will be joining in on the action too.

Also, experience Disney’s The Little Mermaid with a show-stopping performance by Sebastian, get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans with spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn, from Disney’s Tangled, and get swept away by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in a spectacular show. This is a definitely must-see!

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School Holiday Programme At The Johannesburg Zoo

Date: 18 – 21 June 2019

Join the Johannesburg Zoo for their June holiday programme taking place between the 18 – 21 June 2019 from 09:00 – 13:00, daily. Here, kids aged between 7 – 13 can experience outdoor adventures with a range of fun activities including arts and crafts, animal feeding and enrichment and lots of games. Every day at the Johannesburg Zoo is different! Just make sure you pack your little ones some lunch to take along on the day. Booking is essential, so contact Lebo on 011 646 2000 (2243) or email Entry is R90 per person.

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Musical Theatre Holiday Club

Date:  01 – 05 July

The Musical Theatre Holiday Club at the Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts is aimed at all school-going children, divided into Minis, Juniors and Seniors groups. This holiday club runs during the week, ending with a showcase performance at the end of the workshop. It will develop your child’s coordination, musicality, expression, voice projection, improvisation and performance while encouraging youngsters to become a triple-threat in the arts. But, most importantly, it’s fun!

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The Nat Geo Kids Weird But True! Exhibition at Sci-Bono

Date: 16 June 2019 – 14 January 2020

Nat Geo Kids Weird But True! exhibition, brought to you by National Geographic, will be heading to the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Centre this June. For the first time in Africa, this engaging and interactive exhibition will give young minds the opportunity to explore our amazing and very weird world. So, kids and adults are invited to celebrate everything Weird But True! through wild, entertaining, brain-bending, visually stunning photos, graphics, games and installations.

Elements of Wonder School Holiday Programme at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Date: 15 June 2019 – 7 July 2019

Do your kids know that everything around them is made up of elements and chemicals? And that all these elements are orderly arranged in what scientists call the “Periodic Table of Elements“? If not, let the kids join Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in celebrating the international year of the periodic table of elements through various fun-filled, interactive and educational activities that includes hunts, workshops and exciting shows. It’s fun but educational. It’s edutainment!

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Lillian Gray School Holiday Programme

Date: 24 – 28 June 2019

Enroll the kids in the Lillian Gray Holiday Art School Holiday Programme! This workshop will focus on a different art each day and the programme is as follows: Monday – acrylic painting; Tuesday – clay; Wednesday – print making; Thursday – collage; Friday – scraper board and painting clay statues. The kids will be exposed to various art media so they can explore what they are drawn to most. The programme takes place between 24 – 28 June 2019 between 09:00 – 12:15 daily, so book ASAP! Space is limited.

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Casual Bum-boarding at the Ski Deck

Treat the kids to an afternoon of bum-boarding, slope-surfing and sliding down the 20m slope at the famous Ski Deck in Ferndale. No need to endure freezing conditions and travel to the other side of the world to enjoy a little skiing. The cost is R100 per child for two hours of fun. They’ll also have access to the jungle gym and zip line. Bookings for this are only available during the week and by appointment.

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Image by Ski Deck

Ranger Day at Lory Park Zoo

Date: 18 – 21 June 2019 | 02 – 05 and 09 – 12 July 2019 

Ranger Day at Lory Park Zoo is an opportunity to teach children about animals and how to be a zoo ranger for the day. This school holiday programme allows the kids to spend the day cleaning enclosures, preparing food for the resident animals and get the chance to interact with the ambassador animals. Children will be supervised by the education officer or supervisor on duty at all times to ensure their safety. The cost of this holiday programme is R200 per day and includes a lunch, drink and chips. Make sure your child has extra water, sunscreen and old clothes that can get dirty, as well as extra snacks to nibble on throughout the day.

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Silverstar Has Something Thrilling In Store

Date:  15 June 2019 – 07 July 2019

And last but certainly not least, Silverstar will be going all out with winter fun for the kids these school holidays, because not only will there be entertainment within the venue, but there’ll also be excitement on the Square and an amusement park! The Square will include fun activities like pedal karts, sand art and ceramic painting, colourful face painting and balloon sculpting. And as for the amusement park, they’ll have a thrilling time riding the Crazy Wave, the Sky Rider, spinning in the Music Box and zooming on the Hully Gully. In addition, there’ll also be a Fun House, Carousel, movies@Silverstar and more.

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