July school holiday loom just around the corner and parents everywhere are quaking in their boots. It’s only a matter of time before whiny voices pipe up, saying those 2 grating words…”I’m bored”.
Of course, there is always something to do in Cape Town but very rarely does that something, not have a price attached to it. It doesn’t take a genius to work how what your budget would need to be if you went to see every show and did every activity. And, I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer to save that money for a proper holiday, preferably on a tropical island.
- Blanket Forts FTW. Just add pyjamas, fluffy socks and piles of books, oh! And snacks.
- Rainy day puddle hunting. Don’t forget your gumboots and your sense of adventure.
- Movie marathons. Visit the library and borrow a few DVDs. It won’t cost a thing. Pick up some more books for the next blanket fort, while you’re there.
- Learn something new. Choose a book on origami, friendship bracelet weaving or how to make your own soap. If your local library doesn’t have anything that tickles your fancy, find something interesting on YouTube.
- Bake. It’s a great way to practice those maths concepts while getting something delicious out of it.
- Hop on a train or bus and take a trip from the one end of the line to the other.
- While on that bus or train, visit a museum, science centre or planetarium. Now there’s a good way to spend money.
- Bundle up in the warmest clothes you have and head to the beach on a clear, crisp day. See who can find the most unique shell.
- Spend a day playing with Lego. Yes, even the grown ups.
- Explore your local green belt, park, forest or botanical garden.
10 seems like a nice round number, now it’s your turn. What do you enjoy doing as a family?