It’s that time of the year again….the winter school holidays have just started and the kids are home. We all know that there is only so much TV and movies one can take before you are completely bored with that too. Here are some fun activities you can try with the family these holidays without ‘’breaking the bank’’.


Artjamming™ in Melrose Arch 
Artjamming™ is great fun for both adults and children. It offers a relaxed, informal setting where you are given a canvass on which you can paint anything you like with as many paint colours as you please. What’s best about Artjamming is that you don’t even have to be a trained or skilled painter to take part. All you need is unlimited imagination. Visit the Artjamming™ website for more information.

National Children’s Theatre 
You will never go wrong with a theatre production. The National Children’s Theatre showcases adaptations of classic and contemporary plays with beautiful costumes, fantastic characters and amazing sets. A visit to the children’s theatre will definitely go on the hall of fame of your kids’ most memorable days during the holidays. Visit the theatre’s website here for more information on bookings and upcoming plays.

Wonder Cave 
The Wonder Cave is situated at the Cradle of Humankind Heritage Site in Kromdraai. There you will get a chance to see millenniums of solidified minerals, cave pearls and stalactites. There will not be a dull moment throughout your visit to this wonderful destination. Tours are suitable for both children and adults. Visit their web page here for more information on bookings and tariffs.


uShaka Marine World 
A visit to uShaka Marine World is an absolute must-do for the whole family. There is plenty to do there for both children and adults, including a dedicated play area for kids with great adventures tailored specifically for the young ones. Visit the uShaka Marine world website for more information on fees and activities.

Mindgame Escape
This one is ideal for families with older children. Group will be placed in a room and given clues to work their way out of the room while racing against the clock. Children between 6 and 16 can participate, provided that there are adults supervising. Visit the Mindgame webpage here for more information.

Sugar Rush Kiddies Market 
The Sugar Rush Kiddies Market is hosted every Saturday in Ballito at 8am to 1pm. This market offers an array of delicious treats, fresh produce and home-made arts and crafts. It features play areas galore for the young ones to enjoy as the parents sit back and relax. Click here for more information on the Sugar Rush Market.

Cape Town

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway 
When you buy an adult return ticket on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, you get a free ride for two kids. Once at the top of the mountain, the kids can explore the mountain and get a free cableway character sticker and sweet treats. For more information, visit the Table Mountain Cableway Kidz Season 2018 page.

See Cape Town on an eco-friendly scooter with the family. Children between the ages of 4 to 9 can go on the tour free of charge, provided that they are accompanied by an adult paying driver. These tours are available in Stellenbosch, Table Mountain and Franschhoek.

The Red Bus
Hop on the Red Bus with the entire family and see the city from a different perspective. The bus stops at the Two Oceans Aquarium, The Clock Tower, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and at The World of Birds. Visit the City Sightseeing page for more information.

Looking to go on a short getaway with the family? Have a look at these affordable winter getaways around the country. Plus, you get great discounts on car rental and accommodation if you’re a Multiply member.