Fun for all ages

2019-12-10 06:01
Holiday fun is on offer until January at municipal facilities across the city.

Holiday fun is on offer until January at municipal facilities across the city.

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Expect a jam-packed line-up of holiday activities in Mitchell’s Plain this festive season.

With the schools officially closed, the City of Cape Town’s community services and health directorate has pulled out all the stops to ensure a fun, safe and educational holiday with activities at various municipal facilities.

“The City’s facilities have put together hundreds of programmes to ensure no one is bored this holiday and to give parents peace of mind. It can be a stressful time for adults as their school-going children may not have anywhere to go during the summer holiday,” says Cape Town mayor, Dan Plato. “While our facilities have risen to the occasion to make sure these events are fun and interactive, many of them have an educational and development aspect. They help to develop leadership, social and physical skills. Children also get to try new things and gain resilience, developing confidence and self-esteem,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

In Mitchell’s Plain, residents can look forward to a host of activities. None of the events take place over weekends or on the public holidays.

. In Town Centre from today (Tuesday 10 December) to Thursday 19 December there will be a host of activities, including celebrity story hour with Jarrad Rickets, Blaqpearl, Rodney Brown and Katlego Maboe, a dance-off with comedian Wayne McKay, a puppet show, Christmas movies and card-making. On Thursday 12 and Friday 13 December the events will run from 10:00 to 11:00 and on Wednesday 11 and Tuesday 17 December the event will run from 11:00 to 12:00. The reading on Wednesday 18 December will take place from 15:00 to 16:00.

. From today (Tuesday 10 December and Wednesday 11 December and then again from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 December, a children’s programme will be run at the Lentegeur library with reading, movies, games and fire safety sessions. It starts between 11:00 and 12:00 on the various days.

. At Pelican Park library there are arts and crafts activities for children until Friday 13 December.

. Currently running at the Thusong/ Nelson Mandela Family and Youth Centre there is a variety of sport and craft activities from 9:00 to 16:00 daily. The programme will end on Tuesday 7 January.

. At the Rocklands Civic Centre until Friday 10 January there are a host of activities from 10:00 to 16:00 daily.

At Eastridge community hall is a life skills and recreational programme from 09:00 to 16:00 until Tuesday 14 January.

. At Swartklip indoor centre up to Tuesday 14 January from 8:00 to 16:00 daily there will be a variety of activities including life skills, swimming lessons, jumping castles, treasure hunts and tournaments on individual days over the course of the programme.

. Mandalay recreation hub is running a similar programme up to Tuesday 14 January from 9:00 to 16:00 daily.

. On Wednesday 18 December, there will be a beach programme at Strandfontein Pavilion from 8:00 to 16:30 and a safer summer programme on Monday 30 December at Mnandi Beach from 10:00 to 15:00.

. From Monday 6 to Friday 10 January, there will be an arts and culture programme at Beacon Valley community centre from 14:30 to 16:30 daily.

. From Monday 6 to Tuesday 14 January from 08:00 to 16:30, there will be activities at Strandfontein community centre.

V For more information, visit the City’s website: www.capetown.gov.za.

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