For many of us, the end of the winter term is a relief. A sign that lighter and warmer mornings will be upon us soon. However, it also means we have a months holiday in which we have to entertain our children.
If you’re wondering how on earth to keep your kids busy and engaged over the August holidays don’t worry we have done our usual roundup of August holiday programmes. There are the normal favourites and a few newcomers.
We’ll keep updating this page as we come across more, so keep coming back. Don’t forget if you want to stay in know like us on Facebook.
Price: P60 for half a day and
12th of August to 6th of September
Brookhills Montessori has a fun-filled camp this August. There will be plenty of play happening. They have weekly themes. As well as crafts, music and dance. There will also be cooking and science classes.
For more information give them a ring on 72 869 302 or email them at [email protected]
12th – 15th August
Camp Botswana is now working with Mokoldi. They have is a kids camp focusing on fun and adventure.
There are lots of different activities such as giraffe tracking, learning survival skills, various workshops and even paintball. The package includes all activities, meals and materials. For ages 6-14 years. The fun kicks off at 8 am.
Booking in advance is essential. Ring 77 728 644.
Price: P80 for half-day and P100 for a full day
12th of August – 6th of September.
Week 1 – Spring Theme
Week 2 – Wild Animals Theme
Week 3 – Halloween Theme
Week 4 – Vegetables Theme
Cinderella takes children from the ages 9 months up to 10-year-olds. Their teachers will help your children complete their holiday homework and supply them with worksheets. There will also be an arts and crafts project to complete every day.
Tutoring is also provided at an extra cost. Please contact their office for the price.
The Chalkboard Drama Skills
P650 for the week
19th- 23rd of August
A fun and interactive workshop focusing on developing dramatic skills.
Price P600 for the week
12th – 16th 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. Time is 7:30-13:00. You must sign-up before the end of term because Sanne buys items for the holiday programme early. Also, be warned, this one fills up super fast.
For more details contact Sanne at 77 103 628. Signing up by email is required, [email protected]
Excel Golf Camp
Price: P875 for 1 child, the 2nd child is P775
12th-16th of August
Excel golf is a kids camp for golfing beginners and children with experience. We’ve heard great things. The golf equipment, water and a snack are provided. This is for kids aged 5-16. The camp runs for 9am-12pm.
Call Mpho on 71 662 863 for more information.
Price: P1500 for the week’s course
12th – 16th August
We’ve heard from the Honeycomb Hub that they are doing their Honeycomb Wood book course during the first week of the school holiday. Your child writes and illustrates there own book!
The price includes a copy of your child’s printed book, Honeycomb Wood putting it on Amazon and a book launch event.
We also believe they will be doing more programmes. We’ll keep you updated.
For more information call 75 935 900.
Price without lunch: P120 for a session or P400 for the week
Price with lunch: P150 for a session or P500 for the week
Block 3 Industrial
12th of August to 6th of September
Inplay have got you covered with holiday activities for your little ones. They have new activities and longer hours! Just book a week, a couple of days or a day of fun! Their sessions run from 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm.
Call them 3116043 for more information
Price: P100 a day
12th -16th August – First Aid Week
19th -23rd August – Space Week
26th – 30th August – Chef’s Week
2nd -6th September – Sports Week
The Jack and Jill Team offer an all-rounded program to keep your busy children happy during the holiday. As you can see each week has a different theme.
They also will do lots of fun activities like baking, painting, crafts, dress up, water play, mud play, and colouring. Students over 2 and under age 6, from any nursery school, are welcome to attend. It runs from 8:00 -13:00. This is a firm favourite amongst the August holiday programmes.
Call 392 3241 for more information.
P500 per week (4 days)
Week 1; 19th- 22nd of August
Week 2: 26th – 29th of August
Mai’s Aquatic Centre is running a swimming camp this August. This is a great way to get your kids back into swimming before summer. Drop off is at 8:30 and pick up is at 11:30. Bring your own towel, swimming cap and costume. Also, remember to pack a change of clothes, snacks and a drink.
Call 72 424 205 to book your spot.
P20 a morning
Gaborone Golf Club
Every Tuesday and Thursday morning of the holiday.
Nomads Junior Golf just hit our radar and we love it. Nomads organize for junior golfers to enjoy the game at the Gaborone Golf Club. Children play 9 or 18 holes depending on their ability.
Each child needs to bring their own mini golf set. This is for children aged 6 – 18. Parents can either drop their kids off and pick them up around 11:30. Or they can enjoy a relaxing coffee and cake from the Tea Hut at the Gaborone Golf Club
For more information about how your child can get involved please give them a call on 71 301 409.
P50 per day
Week 1: Monday 12th – Friday 16th of August
Week 2: Monday 2nd – Friday 6th of September
Peo Mela always has a wonderful holiday programme. This programme is always well attended so book in fast. They’re open between 7:30 and 12:30. Children and siblings from other schools are also welcome.
Call Peo Mela on 395 9178 for more information.
Price P100 per day, P400 per week, P1500 for 4 weeks.
12th of August to 12th of September
Advent is fantastic and he always has a fun-filled holiday camp. This one includes gymnastics, yoganastics, arts and crafts, soccer and much more. Bring your own snacks but there is fruit is available for free. There is also water for sale.
Call 73 252 898 or 77 846 198
We hope you’ve found some little gems to keep your family having fun this upcoming holiday. If we’ve missed any in our August holiday programmes roundup please let us know and we’ll add them. Otherwise, as always, please share the roundup with your friends to keep them in the know.
** Our holiday roundup is proudly sponsored by Toys R Us Botswana **