The KwaZulu-Natal Travel and Adventure Show
Tourism KZN is the host of the KZN Travel and Adventure Show, on from Friday until Sunday.
It primarily consists of local hospitality offerings and prize getaways. For the kids, there will be free shark dissections on Saturday and Sunday; Sharks of the other variety (players), Sharkie and Rhino Man will also make an appearance.
Kids holiday camp Sugar Bay will have a mechanical surfboard and Sumo suits to try out and All out Adventures from the Berg area has a list of activities that kids/school groups can do.
A bonus is that your ticket also allows you free access to the ECR House & Garden Show on the same day.
Parking is at the ICC and show times are 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
TV/Film On Camera Acting course
American acting coach and casting director, Angela Valverde-Riekert, holds acting classes for adults and kids in Glenwood.
This holiday is the perfect time to help your little ones follow their dream or just enjoy a confidence boost in the company of a new set of friends.
Spaces are limited at the OCA studio so secure a seat by making enquiries at 084 984 3621 or [email protected]
Wildlife Warriors make their Pledge
The Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife, is hosting its biannual Wildlife Warriors Holiday Club. The specially designed Crow Education Centre has been a hive of activity with young minds eager to soak in knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and the role they have to play in conservation efforts.
With fun, recycling-inspired craft, activities, games and animal quizzes, the Crow team has nurtured its holiday programme into something they have become extremely proud of and more importantly, it’s an initiative that caters to a crucial part of Crow’s mission “action and education with regards to the protection of all natural resources”.
The five-day programme is broken down into different themes: pollution, recycling, biodiversity, animal identification and being a wildlife warrior. At the end of the week, all the children make their Wildlife Warriors pledge to always help and never hinder conservation efforts.
Suncoast kiddies winter holiday activities programme
At Suncoast every weekend until July 17 – from Friday to Sunday – kids can take part in a line-up of fun activities which include face painting, craft tables, interactive games and much more. The action takes place from midday to 3pm.
Other entertainment includes a fashion show, yogi gym and a dancing workshop, all taking place at the Suncoast (ECR) stage area.
In addition, there will be live performances every Wednesday, until July 13 from a unicyclist showing off some cool tricks, a juggler, balloon-maker and a magician.
Guests can also visit the Surf & Skate School. Located on the promenade on the lawn in front of Wimpy, the school offers fun, exciting and affordable classes in surfing or skating from professionals. Group and individual classes are available.
Young Artist Programme at the Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design (CFAD)
The programme is an opportunity for youngsters between the ages of 8 and 18 years, to experience the atmosphere of college life and to express themselves creatively. The Young Artist programme provides young artists the chance to explore media and concepts not generally offered at school level. Students will be encouraged to develop their own way of seeing the world and to express this vision through a specific medium.
Classes are kept small for individual attention, allowing students to work closely with the creative instructors.
The CFAD was established in 1994 by cartoonist, illustrator and journalist Nanda Soobben. It is a tertiary institute that offers training in Fine Art, Animation (2D and 3D) and Graphic Design.
The Young Artist Programme will be run on the CFAD Campus (5 Walnut Road, Smart Xchange Building, Ground Floor, Durban) until July 15 (9am-2.30pm). The course will include drawing, painting, design studios, computer graphics, animation and cartooning. The cost, excluding the art kit, is R800.
Tala Collection Private Game Reserve
With more than two weeks of school holidays left, the Tala Collection Private Game Reserve has some fun activities on offer to keep the kids busy.
A fun competition is happening this month with an awesome prize to be won – worth more than R18 000.
Situated between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the more than 3 000-hectare reserve is easily accessible – keeping travelling time to a minimum for the youngsters in the back seat!
The competition – Tracking for Tala Treasure – can involve the whole family. It’s I-Spy with a twist. Here’s what you have to do: Drive around Tala, find and take a photograph of each of the following: 1) Stewart the Giraffe (ask the staff at reception for his description!); 2) A bird at Acacia Dam; 3) The Rock Pools; and 4) An aloe at Aloe Lodge.
Once all four photographs have been taken, post them on the Tala Collection Facebook page – and include the hashtag #TrackingTala. The winner’s prize is a weekend at Figtree House.
Please note the photographs must be taken at Tala during July.
Pack the mountain bikes as well and tackle the Reserve’s new MTB trails. There are three different distances: 3.5km, 5km and 10km – with the shortest one being perfect to do with the kids.
Cycling with viewing the game along the way will certainly give the youngsters something to talk about when they return to school. Don’t forget to pack your cycle-helmets and water bottles and enjoy a family outing to remember.
There is a rock pool braai area – to relax for a lunchtime picnic – or Tala’s Aloe Restaurant, where the family can share a delicious meal together.
A diverse choice of accommodation is also available for a short affordable holiday break – these range from rustic to luxury and can suit any budget.
Special holiday rates are on offer, to find out more e-mail [email protected]
Winnie the Pooh
KickstArt presents Winnie the Pooh at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the UKZN campus until July 17, with performances at 2.30pm Tuesday-Sunday and 7pm Friday. No babes in arms, or children under 3.
The production is a colourful and faithful adaptation of AA Milne’s classic children’s story.
Winnie the Pooh is an enchanting, episodic retelling of Milne’s classic and widely loved stories of Christopher Robin and his lovable menagerie of colourful animal friends and their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Winnie the Pooh stars Rowan Bartlett as the much-beloved bear, and Belinda Henwood as his nervous sidekick, Piglet.
The cast is joined by an ensemble of talented children: Christopher Robin is played jointly by Ivan Williams and Jake Savage. Alexander Beetle is Keryn Lynne Scott; the squirrels are Grace McIlroy and Sarah Sparks and the rabbits are Julia Sutton and Jordyn Everett.
Booking is at www.computicket.co.za. Ticket Prices: Adults: R180/R150/R120; Children/Pensioners: R150/R120/R100