My husband and kids love being outdoors. Me? I’m more of a lie next to the pool, reading a book, sipping on pina coladas while the bronzed pool boy feeds me peeled grapes and fans me with palm fronds kind of person. However, family time is important and you can’t help get infected by their enthusiasm and the fun they have so they usually plead for me to come along (aka: need me to drive them there).
Exploring Cape Town: Sandboarding
This past weekend we went sand boarding thanks to the birthday voucher my sister gave my husband for his 40th birthday. Sand in every orifice. YAY! Okay, I’ll stop. It was fun. Well, sliding down the hills was fun. Climbing back up….not so much!
The kids took to it like they were born on the slopes rushing up and down for the full 3 hours. They slide down hills standing on sand boards then lying on their tummies on sand boards and then on toboggans. Sunscene provided helmets, goggles, boards and the friendly instructor (who LOVED the kids). I was happy to take around 500 photos. I can’t wait to blow some of them up and print them on canvas. Christmas presents for the grandparents, SORTED!
I would highly recommend you give this a try. It’s a little pricey but it is value for money when you consider what you get for those 3 hours. Your kids walk away learning a new skill that will leave them exhausted enough for a VERY early night and some serious bragging rights during circle time, when they get back to school on Monday morning. SunScene also does kiddies parties and, as I found when I hosted an ice skating party for the kids a few years ago, if you keep them so busy having fun for 3 hours it brings the cost of catering right down (since no one will bother to eat anything).
If other extreme adventures are you thing, I would recommend visiting Extreme Scene which is a one-stop-shop for all extreme adventures in the Western Cape. Gavin is awesome and will arrange anything you need.