Winter is coming and it’s getting cooler for the kids to play outside all the time. Here are some ideas of how to keep them happy when the weather isn’t.
It’s getting cold and rainy, and there’s only so much screentime that you can allow before the kids’ eyes turn permanently square. Here are some ideas of how to get out and about in the winter weather.
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GO ON AN AIRPORT ADVENTURE
If you’ve only ever used the airport to get to and from places, it might surprise you to consider it a destination for a family outing. Instagrammer @tamsitam, who is a mom of two young boys, says that this unlikely excursion was a hit with the whole family. The outing included lunch at Spur, playing in various family-friendly play areas, exploring the airport itself, and of course, the highlight, watching the planes take off and land from viewing areas. “Seeing so many different planes and airport vehicles was a huge hit with the toddler,” she says. If you’re in Gauteng, try Lanseria International Airport for some incredible views of the aircrafts.
HAVE A BLAST WITH INDOOR BOWLING
Family members of all ages will have a great time down at the local bowling alley. This fun, social game is great for developing hand-eye co-ordination, and a little healthy competition. Get the kids into the spirit of things by getting them to come up with their screen names on the car ride over. Let’s Go Bowling has great facilities and is located in Cape Town, George and Centurion. Xtreme Ten Pin Bowling is a world-class facility in Johannesburg, and The Fun Company in Durban promises fun for the whole family.
GET YOUR SLEUTHING SKILLS ON WITH HINTHUNT
If you’ve ever wanted to lock your child in a room and hide the key, now’s your chance! HintHunt is a fun escape game, where small groups need to work together to solve puzzles and mysteries in an interactive theme room. HintHunt is great for kids ages seven and older if supervised, and 15 and up if on their own. There are multiple rooms so you can go again and again – your teens will love the virtual reality version. HintHunt has locations in Cape Town at the Old Biscuit Mill and at the V&A Waterfront,. If you’re in Durban, visit Escape Hunt which offers a thrilling experience.
BURN SOME ENERGY AT AN INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
Indoor trampoline parks have taken off around the country, and they’re the perfect place to spend some of that pent-up energy. From bouncing around to their hearts’ content, to trampoline dodgeball tournaments, to mazes and climbing walls, the options for entertainment are limitless. BeUp has locations in Cape Town and Durban, Rush is in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Bounce Inc is across Gauteng.
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LET RCS HELP YOU ENTERTAIN THE KIDS
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