Good company Sunday market

Its Sunday and you’re looking for something to do that keeps the whole family entertained…

Why not visit the Good Company Sunday market?

Based in the heart of Cape Town, among the picturesque scenery of the Company’s Gardens, the Good Company Sunday market offers something for everyone.

The market focuses on the things that make life worth living:

good food, good vibes and good company.

Conveniently located under the old oak trees next to the Iziko South African museum and Art Gallery, this outdoor market offers plenty to see, eat and do.

An extensive range of activities for the whole family, including dogs is on offer. You can expect pony rides, kids activities, games and picnics, mouth-watering food, amazing crafts and good vibes.

Some of the highlights that keep people coming back are :

– Yoga For Charity which returns this Sunday. Join the market organiser, Shaun, for a FREE Yoga class at 10am. Don’t forget to take a yoga mat!

– Giant Jenga, see how far you can get without making the tower tumble!

– Lawn Bowls, who needs an alley when you have the lush green grass of the Company’s Gardens?

So round up the family and visit the market every Sunday(weather permitting) to share in the spirit wholesome goodness.

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Cape Town Ostrich Farm

Situated in the quaint area of Phillipi, the Cape Town Ostrich farm boasts rolling lawns and Cape Dutch style buildings overlooking picturesque mountains.

If you haven’t yet visited , it’s a wonderful family setting surrounded by animals.

Home to cheetah, ostrich, emu, peacocks, geese, goats, tortoise and crocodiles.

You can get up close to some tame ostrich, feed the chicks, stand on ostrich eggs, sit on an ostrich and meet Tom thumb the world’s smallest ostrich.

There’s a restaurant, play area, picnic sites (although you may not bring your own picnics on the property), museum, souvenir store and miniature scratch patch.

If you don’t want to take the tour entry is free and you gain access to the play area, picnic grounds, scratch patch, shops and restaurant.

You can also see the cheetahs, the goats and geese.

The tour cost R109 each for adults. Bear was free.

Our day out

The friendly tour guide rounded up his group who consisted of tourists and us today. After taking our tickets he led us into the ostrich museum.

Here we were shown the skeleton, eggs, leather, preserved body parts, feathers and other items of interest as he gave us an informative, funny introduction to understanding ostriches.

From here we were led outside and introduced to the ostriches.

We got to feed the chicks and bear just wanted to jump into the cage and play with them. He didn’t seem to understand just how aggressive ostriches can be.

A man sat sorting feathers into bundles to be cured and sold as feather dusters and we each had the opportunity to stand on an ostrich egg.

There were photo opportunities next to the baby crocodile cage and with the tortoises.

The emus seemed to be quite a rude bunch of birds and aggressively ran towards us as we walked past.

We met Tom thumb. The world’s smallest ostrich according to the Guiness book of records. He was just a few centimeters taller than bear.

Bear even got to touch him and feed him. This too me was so great as often these experiences do not cater for toddlers.

Finally we reached a large pen and everyone under 75kgs was given the opportunity to sit on an ostrich. I was happy to see that the structure that held the ostrich was designed to take most of the weight off the ostrich.

After our tour we enjoyed something cool to drink, admired the cheetahs and peahens and watched bear running wildly on the emerald green grass.

The perfect way to spend family day.

Split second science …Making science fun

What do Split Second Science do ?

Split Second Science aim to provide a service that is sustainable, promotes social awareness and furthers science education through scientific curiosity generation, edu-tainment and up-sci-cling.

School services

School services include science shows and extramural science clubs, giving children the opportunity to interact and engage with science on a deeper level.

Homeschool Science Practicals

Understanding the challenges homeschools face in providing a suitable environment for science practicals, Split Second Science completely take the problem out of your hands allowing you, as a parent or educator, to relax.

They oversee and conduct science experiments carried out with 5 or more children at one of three locations:

  • your home
  • an external venue organised by you
  • or at Tutor House in Bellville.

Special arrangements can be made upon request.

Birthday parties

Split Second Science birthday parties have proved to be nothing short of an incredible experience.

Lava lamps, sherbet, goo! Split Second Science have found the perfect combination of creating an exciting birthday party with a prolonged, interactive and engaging science experience that your children won’t want to forget in a long time.

All take-home experiments can be used multiple times, providing the kids with a prolonged science experience.

60 minutes of non-stop fun, with all safety considerations taken care of, it’s the perfect gift to give.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact info@splitsecondscience.co.za

076 732 7155.

Holiday science fun

These holidays Split Second Science will be at Willowbridge Shopping Centre running the March/April activation Eggsperiment With Science.https://www.facebook.com/events/275717962964557/?ti=cl

A visit to Cape Kids Collaboration

This Easter weekend at the Waterfront, the Cape Kids Collaboration pop up shopping experience is attracting hundreds of parents and parents to be.

Doors opened yesterday and the fast moving queues led us to cute pink goodie bags.

Entrance is R30 per person and kids under 16 are free.

With 100 participating well known baby brands on offer, this is one event you do not want to miss.

Open till Sunday so you still have 2 days to pop over.

I grabbed my eldest daughter, my son’s friend and her 5 month old and Little bear and we headed towards the Waterfront via Mycity.

A little lost when we got there we enquired at the Two Oceans aquarium as to where we were meant to be. The helpful ladies at reception gave directions and we soon found our way to the fast moving queue.

Once inside the is sooooo much to see.

The kids entertainment section is downstairs and a lift will take you upstairs if you taking the kids in their pram.

Beautifully designed stands cover all areas of baby and toddlers needs and I was pleasantly surprised to discover new brands I had not heard of.

There truly is something for everyone.

For more images of the brands that are exhibiting follow our Instagram page and discover which products I thought were amazing

V & A Waterfront Easter holiday fun

Just some of the many fun things little bear enjoyed yesterday at V & A Waterfront .

The highlight of our visit was the Paw patrol safety fun at centre court. little bear didn’t want to leave . Cars and paw patrol … this little boys two favourites.

There was even a certificate of completion.

By signing up for the Toykingdom loyalty card your kiddo automatically receives a free Paw patrol activity pack.

Due to the rain we missed the fun activities at the amphitheater. But giant Easter eggs welcomed guests and I believe there will be daily activities like eggcersize, hip hop dancing, pin the tail on the bunny, face painting and Easter bunny visits.

We took advantage of the play areas outside and captain bear sailed the high seas, climbed mountains and used up all his energy running around before feeding half his lunch to the sea gulls.

Numetro has the Peter rabbit movie showing and the Easter bunny is handing out kitkats to all kids who complete the colouring in picture of Peter Rabbit.

Little bear enjoyed the toy parade with Toykingdom and the cha cha slide flash mob dance at Artjaming. I even joined in .

He loves the climbing frames and Lego tables inside Toykingdom and the friendly staff are very patient with toddlers who want to see everything.

As always the Hamleys train keeps the kids busy and some window shopping and toy trying in store is also great fun.

Don’t forget if you visiting Wimpy has a book promotion with their kiddies meal.

The Two oceans aquarium also has a program choc o block full to keep the kids busy.

All in all one day is just not enough to do all the fun activities at the Waterfront.

Pepper pig live in South Africa

“Peppa Pig: Live in South Africa” is an action-packed show, designed to deliver to young fans of ALL ages an unforgettable first, live theatre experience.

This fully immersive live musical stage show, featuring all your favourite interactive sing-a-longs, will have fans laughing, cheering and dancing – just like Peppa!

This one-of-a-kind live stage experience – with incredible life-sized puppets and amazing costumed characters – brings Peppa Pig to life in a whole new way for South African audiences. Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in a fantastic adventure filled with buckets of surprises and plenty of muddy puddles!

Tickets available at www.computicket.co.za from R199 with discount family packages available.

Cape Kids collab … A family event not to be missed.

If you are in Cape Town this weekend you will want to head to the V & A and enjoy the Cape Kids Collab pop up shopping experience .

A dynamic collaberation of proudly South African and local brands who have united to make this event a success, showcasing their goods and services aimed specifically at both Mom and Kids!

Boasting more than 100 unique collaborators for the ultimate shopping experience for Moms and Moms-to-Be.

A pop up shopping experience for all your needs in the following departments:

  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Education & Toys
  • Fitness
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Entertainment & Parties
  • Maternity wear & products

Fun for the kids

Bring along the kids for tons of fun at the Cape Town Aquarium next door and a live performance by local performers.

Face painting , puppet shows, science demos, aquarium feeding sessions and mascots are just a few of the fun activities planned for the kids.

The program

Food and beverages will be a valuable and tickets can be purchased through Quicket.