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Parents and teachers – get set for SUCCESS
A practical, useful workshop filled with numeracy, literacy, card games ideas for 4 - 8 year olds
Cost: R100 payable at the door.
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Renee is a teacher ( BA; DSEMH; Foundation Phase; Montessori Pre Primary) educational consultant, author and life coach. She has shared her ideas in SA, Namibia, Swaziland, India, Thailand and Cambodia. Visit  Follow her on twitter: @Reneelighton
To book Renee for a talk in your area contact her on  082 71 44356 or 021 6839224

Entertainment for kids parties, functions or school functions and venues of choice by the parent.
Anthea Olivier Clamber Club Tel: 071 909 7318 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clamber Club Babies in Sunset Beach will be opening on October the 14th

Wendy Vinnicombe Clamber Club Babies Sunset Beach Tel: 082 747 7365 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Clamber Club Somerset West Holiday Club
Monday 27th Sep - Friday 3rd October. From 9-11am and 2-4pm each day. Ages 8 weeks - 4 years (siblings welcome) Cost R60 per session or R50 if you book more than once To book contact mel 0794236592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tots n Pots Constantia - Cape Town

Deirdre will be holding a WINTER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP for the holidays. A morning class from 10 – 11.15 and an afternoon class from 2.30 – 3.45. Classes are R130 each. She will also be doing COOKING CLINICS some mornings from 9-12 for R200. Here children will make two recipes , we will have a food quiz with prices and games. HOT CHOCOLTAE and MUFFINS for all!. Email or call 076 816 3892




Planet Kids - the most exciting and inclusive play centre in Cape Town!

Jumping Castles, fun ramps, intergalatic ball wall, outside and indoor areas, fooft slide, dream swing. Open Wednesday to Sunday as well as during School Holidays and on Public Holidays. Drop off facility. Planet Kids is passionate about what we call ‘inclusive play’ and we welcome kids with all abilities. Our facilities are wheelchair ‘friendly’ and our staff are always keen to be as accomodating as possible.For kids 2 – 13 yrs : R30 for the first hour (R50 for 2 hours) Under 2 yrs : R1 per month of age (minimum charge R10) per hour

Parents : Free entry Planet Kids is located at 3 Wherry Road, Muizenberg Website



Workshops by Renee Lighton

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Noordhoek Farm Village 7 days a week from (9am til 5) a popular family friendly destination. The playground accommodates various age groups with suitable activities and safety features. The high activity zones for bigger children are physically separated from the low activity zones for children of lower ages and the space was opened up to ensure that parental visual contact is available at all times from any location in the playground and from Cafe Roux. Cafe Roux is situated adjacent to the playground and offers childrens parties as well as welcoming children of all ages and providing a kiddies menu. All the restaurants are child friendly, with specially planned meals and menus to accommodate our little people. In addition Noordhoek Farm Village offers Free children’s activities every Saturday morning between 10h30 and 12h30. 021 789 2812

Table Mountain Cable way - Lower cable station, Tafelberg Road. Tel: 021 424 8181

South African National Circus School - Trapeze acts, acrobatics and more.  Find them at 2 Willow Road, Hartleyvale, Observatory.  Tel: 021 692 4287/073 2733 538.

Adventure Boot Camp Nationwide -  Tel: 021 447 27 46 or visit their website.

Drakenstein Lion Park - A rehab and re-homing centre for rescued lions. Old Paarl Road (R101) Klapmuts. The Park is open daily from 09h30 to 17h00. Feeding Times are on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 16h00. Admission is R50 for adults and R25 for children. Tel: 021 863 3290.

The Playshed - offers a wide range of activities for children to enjoy, including a magnificent jungle gym with excellent ball pond and amazing slides. Different play stations engage the little ones in exciting ways ensuring that their minds and bodies are well entertained while having fun. We are conveniently situated in Oude Molen Eco Village, Pinelands with easy  access from 3 major high ways - N1, N2 and M5. Parking is for free! Come and have some fun with us!!

City Sightseeing Canal Cruise 9am - 5pm daily every half hour- Take a 35 minute long boat cruise on the Shosholoza or Bonamanzi boats. R20 Adults and R20 children. The cruise leaves from the Jetty behind the One and Only Hotel. Visit

World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa - Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. A tropical garden setting in the Hout Bay Valley is the environment in which the aviaries are spaced over 4 ha of land, framed by the back of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles, Constantiaberg, Chapman’s Peak and Little Lion’s Head. Valley Road, Houtbay. Tel : 021 790 2730. The World of Birds is open 9h00 – 17h00, every day of the week, 365 days of the year. The Monkey Jungle is open from 11:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 15:30.  website

The Giraffe House - c/o R304 towards Stellenbosch and R101 (towards Paarl) -is a  Wildlife Awareness Centre providing easy access to some of our wonderful wildlife and bird species. Focusing mainly on African wildlife, Giraffe House aims to provide a place for people to enjoy a family picnic in the fresh air, whilst experiencing and learning about animals and conservation. Education is our primary focus, and we cater for preschool and school groups. Guided tours will be available on request. Recreation and relaxation are important in today's busy world, and Giraffe House offers the family an opportunity to spend affordable quality time together outdoors. Jungle gyms and a giraffe jumping castle are available. There is no restaurant on the permises, but a refreshment kiosk supplies snacks and something to drink. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic basket. Giraffe House is also a fun kiddies party venue. Entrance fees: Adults R45, Pensioners R30, Kids (2 - 15) R25.  Open 7 days  week from 9-5pm.  Tel: 021 224 4506 for more information.

The Longest Zipline Tour in Africa - We are open every day of the year. Kids from 3 years old can be accommodated. A lot of fun for the whole family and only 1h30 min drive from Cape Town. We operate in most weather conditions rain or snow. The tour consist of 8 slides varying from 100-290m in length totaling 1.4km. The price includes use of all equipment, guides and drink during and after the tour.
Tel: 086 742 6739.

Cool Runnings tobogganing - is the most popular adventure sport hitting the world right now. It’s a summer version of the thrilling winter sport but on steel instead of snow. Ride the 1,25 kilometers of twisting steel half-pipe at Cool Runnings Bellville, and reach up to 40k per hour. You control the speed with a servo hand brake, so you can go as fast or slow as you like. These bob sleds on wheels are suitable for all ages - even 8 year old’s can go down alone, while kids under 8 sit in the double-seat with an adult. Tel: +27 (0)21 9494439. Opening Hours - Tues-Fri 12am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm, School + Public Holidays (incl Mondays) 9am-6pm.

The Blue Train - is a fun activity for children from one year old and up. Have a little trip on Cape Town’s only miniature train with a view of the sea, passing ships and Robben Island. Train tickets are R9 a ride. Proceeds generate funds for the Rotary Club of Sea Point’s projects, so this is not only fun, but good causes benefit as well. You can also spend quality time in the upgraded safe park, playing on a climbing rock, a jumping castle or the jungle gym as well as ride on our new tricycle track. Group bookings for rides are available. A nominal fee is charged for children to use the park facilities. This is also a great place to celebrate a birthday. On weekends and public holidays: R10 per child for the use of the tricycle track, the jumping castle, the climbing rock, the jungle gym and the ball park. Tel: 021 4344297/072 3838195.

ADULTS ONLY - MYSTERY GHOST BUS TOUR  - Cape Town Groups of 30 or more - Any Night. Teambuilding, Birthdays, Bachelors, Bachelorettes, Clubs  Try the EVP on our website Bookings through Computicket or Checkers/Shoprite



The following workshops are for parents, teachers, au pairs, domestics, grandparents. All the workshops use what you have at home to play up a storm! The ideas are fun, practical, light on cash, time, stress and the environment. All workshops to be booked by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or sms 082 71 44356 at least 2 days before the date of the workshop. Renee will confirm your attendance. Sign up to receive workshop information on our website Cost R80 pp per workshop.

Baby Play Date - On Friday mornings from 10 am - 12 noon there will be a group for 6 - 12 month olds for Mommies and Daddies and babies to socialize. As we only charge from 10 months old the younger babies and their parents can come in completely for free. The 10 -12 month olds will be charged from R20 - R22 a once-off session (depending on their age) or R 67 - R86 for a monthly card ( 4 X 2-hour sessions) Tel: (021) 788 3070; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view homepage

Mom's Day Off and Toddler Play Date - On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 12 noon there will be a new group for 18 - 24 month olds where they can socialize and practice saying bye-bye to Mommy. We will make this the same time as Toddler Play Date for the 12 -24 month olds where mommies will stay to make the transition to Mom's Day Off easier. Mom's Day Off will be from R75 to R95 a once-off session (depending on age of child) or from R288 to R350 for a monthly card (4 X 2-hour sessions) Toddler Play Date will be from R22 to R50 a once-off session (depending on age of child) or from R 86 to R190 for a monthly card (4 x 2-hour sessions) Tel: (021) 788 3070; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view homepage

Baby and Kids Lifestyle Market- Observatory Recreation Centre 9 - 1pm - A new holistic baby and children’s market that features over 60 stalls selling quality preloved baby and children’s clothing toys and decor for babies and children.There are also various activities for children two play areas and pony rides. Tel: 083-309-8024

Tots n Pots - A programme designed to develop your Child's fine Motor skills whilst creating a dish of their own to take home! Ages 3 - 12yrs - Join the fun!  Workshops, Birthday parties and Holiday clubs. Tel: Yolande Davis 0795134491 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Two Oceans Aquarium - Tel: 021 4183823.

Graceland Venues is based in Paarl. Parents can host their child's party, day visit or hire the venue and enjoy the numerous fun activities available. Read more

Bizzy Bodies (Somerset West, WCape) has the biggest indoor play gyms in Cape Town with supervision for children from the age of one to 12 years and convenient coffee shops for parents.  021 852 2101 or Westlake Business Park - 021 7020505. View Busy Bodies Website

Kidz Discovery Club (Camps Bay) - Age-appropriate, professional baby-and-toddler and mother-and-child groups. Art and tactile exploration, language, fine and gross motor development, visual motor play and funky experiments. 3 months to 4,5 years. Read more

Millstone Farmstall and Cafe - The Millstone Farmstall has a fantastic kiddie’s garden with a tree house ship for pirate voyages for the boys. There is a Wendy House on stilts with a slide that is ideal for toddlers, and there are swings under a tree. Milly May, the resident friendly pig, is also waiting to make new friends! Kiddies can feed the horses or go on rides, and the farmstall also sells organic produce grown on the farm. They are also the only wood-fired bread bakers in Cape Town, with a fabulous range of breads. Their handmade butter biscuits are legendary, and they sell honey straight from the beehives.  For more information and for bookings please contact Millstone Farmstall & Cafe on 021 4478226

ATLANTIC RAIL DAY TRIPS - 10h30 - 16h00 at Monument Station, Cape Town - Atlantic Rail will be running a trip from Cape Town to Fish Hoek (return) departing Cape Town at 10h30 and later departing Fish Hoek at 14h30 for the journey back. Cost: R220 Adults, R110 Children (3 - 12 Yrs) read more

SunScene Outdoor Adventures (Cape Town) - We specialise in outdoor educational activities for both adults and children. We offer the opportunity to enjoy a breath of fresh air while having fun with your friends or teammates. Try out our high and low ropes activity course or learn how to surf or sandboard with the help of our experienced guides. Tel: 021 7830203 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Visit our Website

Stodels Nurseries Milnerton - Garden centre with fantastic outdoor play area for children of all ages. On Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 to 6  you can enjoy a cup of coffee while the children jump on the jumping castle pr climb on the jungle gym. Call 021 5284000 Website

Gymboree Play & Music- Join us every Thursday morning from 9-11am for play time where you and your child can explore our incredible playfloor at leisure outside of class time. Every two weeks our playscape changes. Come and see why we are the global leader in classes for kids!
Members free. Non-members cost R40/child. Contact 0216712338

Cape Town’s favourite big wheel will stay in the city for the rest of the summer season and is now in a brand new location, right in the heart of the action, on Market Square. Come and take a trip and see the mountain and harbour like you’ve never seen them before. The wheel is a great treat for the entire family. Time: 10am - 10pm (Fri + Sat until 12am) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie - Great place to spend some family time. Home to some very friendly farm animals – including goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and a pony – Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard is a fun-filled favourite with visitors to Imhoff.   Home to some very friendly farm animals – including goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and a pony – Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard is a fun-filled favourite with visitors to Imhoff.  Website 021 7832007 Read more

Looking for something fun to do with the children at a bargain price ?  The AfriSam Children’s Centre is the perfect place for the kids to go to the beach this winter. The Centre has a beach theme and is decorated in bright summery colours, green grass and palm tree bookshelves. Children can entertain themselves building sandcastles, watching puppet shows and creating works of art while parents can sit back, relax and enjoy refreshments from our snack stop.

Barrydale Country Fair Tractor- trailer and donkey carts will take visitors on a tour around the town, visiting local shops, restaurants and studios, where there will be a variety of entertainment, activities and specials.  There will be a craft market and food stalls on the municipal lawns in the center of town, and a children’s entertainment area on the NG church lawns, with a jumping castle, games, face painting, etc. Other activities include: A parade with vintage cars, floats & motorbikes, a downhill soap-box cart race, a flower-arranging competition and auction, a beer tent with live entertainment, the Karoo Saloon potjie-kos competition finals, wine-tasting, luxury picnics at the Blue Cow, farm tours, and much more.

FUN TIME KIDS (Epping, Cape Town) is an indoor Halaal kids party venue that caters for the ages from 9 months to 12 years. We host your party for you. All you have to bring is your guests, platters, cakes and kids. We have two big  jumping castles, a jungle gym, wall climbing, funny mirrors and a toddler area for the children to play. All our equipment is clean and safe. For the dad’s who think kids parties are not for men think again we have a pool table, playing cards and dominos so they don’t feel left out. We have a lounging area as well as tables and chairs for the adults to sit and eat. We also have a prayer room for our muslim clients. Cell: 0822981193 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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