The school holidays will be here before we know it. Parents are wondering how to keep their children busy and engaged over the August holidays. Many nursery schools and local businesses are offering holiday programmes.
Here’s a roundup of some of the most exciting that we’ve found so far. We’ll keep updating this page as we come across more, so keep coming back.
Bala Holiday School
Price P500 a week
Baobab School Phase 2
Week 1 August 13th – 17th August, Week 2 August 20th- 24th, Week 3 August 27th-31st
Bala will be exploring nature in this holiday program because “nature is good for you”. It’s for kids aged between 3-13. There is going to be experiments, reading and crafts. The progamme is from 8-12:30.
Get in touch with them on 75 654 759
Dipeo & Peo Mela
Price: P50 a day
Maruapula or Phakalane
Week 1. 27th-31st August. Week 2 3rd-7th September
There will be two themes. The first week is all about ‘in the garden’ and week two is all about the circus. They’re open between 7:30 and 12:30. Children and siblings from other schools are also welcome. There will be lots of fun had by all.
Call Dipeo on 390 9639 Peo Mela on 395 9178
Price P600 but P500 per week if signed up by August 6th.
Northside Primary School
13th-17th August and 20th-24th August
Dibini’s holiday programme is one of the best around! Comprised of arts & crafts, games, sports, reading stories and of course dance, every child that goes enjoys the playtime with friends. Suitable for ages 3-8. Times: 07:30 – 13:00.
For more details contact Sanne 77 103 628.
Price P875 per child, P675 for an additional child. P775 early-bird valid until Friday the 10th August
2oth to the 24th August
Golf is a fantastic sport and a brilliant skill to give your children. Any adult golfer wishes they started earlier so why not get them in with Mpho. This is for kids aged 5-16.
Call to register on 393 5309/393 5336
Price P650 per week
14-16th, 21-23rd and 28-30th August.
Grooving Einsteins have a holiday boot camp to boost your child’s mind, body and soul. Activities include: yoga, dance, arts and crafts. As well as confidence and character building. It’s from 8-12:30 and does include lunch. This is a great programme for the 5-12 year olds.
Give them a bell on 75 381 979
The writers club is for 5 mornings from 9am-12pm. This one is for kids who are 8 years plus. They write, illustrate and publish their own book! P1250 for the week. (This includes a published copy of your child’s own book.) Boooking is essential.
P100 per day
The activity club has a range of art, science, writing, singing and drama.
Glee camp is for those kids who like a splash of the dramatic. It is for kids aged 5 and up. It involves singing dancing and drama games. These all build to a final performance.
Call 75 935 900 to book.
Block 3 Industrial
Inplay have a special running for the school holidays. P99 for a 2hour play session. Get your children to burn up some energy jumping, sliding and having fun.
Price: P100 per day
13th August – the last Friday of their holiday.
The Jack and Jill Team offer an all-rounded program to keep your busy children entertained and happy during the holiday. It runs from 8am -1pm. They do lots of fun activities like baking, cooking, painting, crafts, dress up, water play, mud play and colouring. Students under age 5, from any nursery school, are welcome to attend.
Call 392 3241
Price: P700 or P800 if you include soccer or dance
13th-17th of August.
Kings camp offers a wide range of activities to keep your kids entertained and making friends. Plus they pack their week with special activity days like ‘Wet Wednesday’ and the end of finale, ‘The Kings Games’, so that every child comes home smiling.
We stand to be corrected but it appears you book online here.
Price: P300 per day
20th-24th for 2-4 year old. 13th- 17th 5-11 year old.
It’s one of the pricier programmes but we’ve heard good things. They have a lot going on between 8:30-12:30 everyday. It is a craft, sensory and movement program.
Call Rose to book 3918812 *Booking is essential
This is facilitated by an occupational therapist and is a graded program. It is 2-4pm. Children learn about bike safety, steering, braking and getting on and off their bike. This is befor learning how to scoot, balance, and finally RIDE!
Call Rose to book 3918812 *Booking is essential
Super Kids Camp
Price P600 per week
Artistic Minds Academy
With cooking, active games, science and storytelling this looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s for kids aged between 4-12.
Call 72 798 954 or 75 383 667
Price P50 a lesson
Peo Mela Nursery School Phakalane
27th – 31st August and 3rd – 7th September
Wendy was a former professional dancer and a much loved ballet teacher. She makes every girl feel like a princess. She is going to be doing a holiday programme for 4-5 year old ballerina. Class runs from 12:30 to 13:15.
Get in touch with Wendy to book 77 713 301
Yoganastics For Kids
Price P100 per day P400 per week P1200 Monthly
6th August -14th September
Advent always has a fun filled holiday camp. This one includes gymnastics, yoganastics, arts and crafts, soccer and much more. Bring your own snacks but fruit is available for free.
Call 73 252 898 or 77 846 198
In addition to these ideas, don’t forget that there are lots of exciting places you can go for outings during the day. View our listings for ideas. Above all else, have an amazing holiday!
If you’re running a holiday programme and are not included here, get listed by submitting your business on Family Gems.