Term 1 of 2018 is already coming to a close, so the Easter school holidays are upon us already! Parents are wondering how to keep their children busy and engaged over the next few weeks. Many nursery schools and local businesses are offering holiday programmes to keep your kids busy and entertained.
Here’s a roundup of some of the most exciting that we’ve come across.
Artistic Minds Academy
23rd April – 4 May
Super Kids Camp is a holiday activity program designed to give your child a memorable fun filled time while schools are closed. Their six session categories include Dance, Arts & Crafts, Active Games, Dramatised story telling, Cooking, and Science and Technology. We enrich your child’s school break and expose them to their hidden gifts. It’s a full-day programme from 7:30am – 4:30pm and costs P130/day or P500/week.
Call 7279 8954 to book.
Bala After School
Baobab School in Broadhurst
16th April – 4th May
Bala will once again be offering a holiday camp through the first three weeks of holidays. They take children from ages 3-13, so it’s a great option for Primary School Students. Classes are from 8am – 12:30pm each day and you can expect lots of fun, experiments, and innovation. The cost is P500/week.
Cll 7565 4759 to book.
Dipeo in Maru-a-pula is open for the first 2 weeks of holidays, Monday to Friday from 7:30am – 12pm. The cost is P50 per day. They will take in children from any nursery school and older siblings are able to join too. On offer are lots of fun arts and crafts each day and a baking activity per week.
Call 395 9178 to book.
16th-20th April and 7th-11 May
The writers club is for 5 mornings from 9am-12pm. This one is for kids who are 8 years plus. Write illustrate and publish. P1250 for the week. This includes a published copy of your childs own book. Booking is essential.
30th April-4th May
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
Holiday Sessions (Tuesday-Friday)
If your kids are bored over the holidays you can drop them off at InPlay. The ECE-trained floor supervisors will look after them and provide lunch. They offer a morning session from 9:30am-1pm or an afternoon one from 1pm-5pm. The price is P350 for either session. If you book 3 in a week the cost drops to P295/session. The price includes a babysitting assistant, food and drink.
Call 311 6043 to book.
Kiddies Holiday Camp
Sasakwe, 30 minutes outside of Gaborone
21st-22nd April, 28th-29th April, and 5th-6th May
There’s nothing better than getting children outdoors for nature play, so for older or confident children this looks like an amazing experience. These weekend camping trips include trail walks, cloud watching, cultural games and much more. Children depart early Saturday morning and return Sunday afternoon and spend the weekend in nature in Sasakwe. The cost is P650 which includes transport and food. We’d love to get a report back on this one!
Call 7161 9565 to book.
G-West Phase 2
16th April- 11th May
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 each day over the whole holidays. They do lots of fun activities during the day 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 to book.
Mai’s Aquatic Centre
We’ve just received word that Mai’s is offering their super fun swim camp again this holiday… stay tuned for details. We’ll update this post as soon as we’ve got the info from Brigitte.
Malepa Kids Code Camp
LRC International School, Phase 2
The MALEPA Club Kids Code Camp is a code education program designed for children aged between 8 and 12. This event aims at promoting an interest in computer science and tech careers in kids. This looks like a fantastic initiative by a new business in Botswana. P700 total, and it runs from 8am-4pm over the two days.
Call 311 4353 to book.
Like Dipeo they are open for the first 2 weeks of holidays, Monday to Friday from 7:30am – 12pm. The cost is P50 per day. They will take in children from any nursery school and older siblings are able to join too. On offer are lots of fun arts and crafts each day and a baking activity per week.
Call 395 9178 to book.
13th April: SensoBaba @ GEA Rec Grounds
17th April: Holiday Playdate @ InPlay
3rd May: Holiday Playdate @ GEA Rec Grounds
19th May: Term 2 Start Party @ SensoBaby
If you don’t have school-aged children it can be hard to see all of your regular activities shut down when the schools do! Even though SensoBaby’s term has ended and the REWA Education Centre closed, you can meet up with your friends over the holidays with or without the SensoBaby team. SensoBaby is hosting a number of playdates over the holidays. Anyone with an infant or child under the age of 5 is welcome to attend. The cost is P50 for sensory playdates at the Rec.
Call 7475 3883 to book.
OT For Children
26 April – 11 May
OT for Children is offering a number of different events over the holidays. These are excellent, specialised activities to keep your children learning new skills and developing their gross motor skills. They have a learn to ride bike program running from 16-20th April. Spaces are limited so it’s essential you reserve a place quickly! From 16-20th April they are also offering a morning holiday group for children between 5- 11 years old. The following week, 23-27th April, is a morning toddlers group for all children between ages of 2-4 years. And finally from 7-11th May they’re hosting a morning holiday group open to toddlers and older children.
Call 391 8812 to book.
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.