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Activities fit for a toddler

 
Thinking of activities for your toddler might seem daunting. But there's loads to do that won't bore them or irritate you...
Elhaam Ajam

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Article originally in GoTravel24


Window to South Africa’s oceans: Two Ocean’s Aquarium
Besides being one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town, your child’s sure to marvel at over 3 000 living sea animals. There’s everything from sharks to fish, turtles and penguins.

At the Holcim Children's Play Centre your babies are allowed to express themselves through drawing, painting and clay modeling. Peter the Penguin will do a daily puppet show as your child participates in song and dance.

There are nappy changing facilities’ available. At your disposal and free of charge are a limited number of baby carriers. You can enquire at the Visitor Services desk.

Two Oceans Aquarium
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Tel: 021 418 3823
 
Explore Camps Bay

No, I’m not suggesting you take your little one for a swim in the heart of winter. What I am saying is that you let your baby revel in the sand. Collecting sea shells and sea pebbles is like discovering diamonds to your kid! Take a bucket and spade… maybe they can bury the dog.
Tel: 021 438 3972 for more information

Jimmy Jungles all over Cape Town

Jimmy Jungles is an indoor adventure playground ideal for kids from 6-months to 9-years-old. There’s branches sprawled across Cape Town in Tygervalley, Somerset West and Mossel Bay.
Your family can experience fun under safe and supervised facilities. It’s like an indoor play park with monkey bars and creative activities that include drawing and painting! They’re open 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm.
Tel: 021 914 1705

Welcome to Monkey Town

Get ready for some monkey business. There are 27 different species of monkeys and are over 200 individual monkeys for your kids to see. What’s even more exciting is that you’ll see monkeys roam freely in the meandering covered walkways. It’s open daily from 9am – 5pm.

Monkey Town,
Mondeor Road
Somerset West, Western Cape.
Tel: 021 858 1060

Kicking it at the West Coast Ostrich Ranch

You’ll appreciate the pleasant drive through the Boland wheat lands. What’s cool is that guides meet you at the entrance. It’s here that you decide whether to do the tour or just feed the ostriches!

If you opt for the tour, you’ll be rewarded with an informative but fun one. You’ll discover everything from the size of their brains to why it is that they stick their heads in the ground!

I was surprised to discover that there are two varieties of ostriches, namely the dwarf and albinos. Another uncanny fact is that it’s a relative of the emus and rheas. Your toddler will no doubt be wowed by any sight of this giant bird.

Adults pay R32 and children under six are free.

West Coast Ostrich Ranch
Van Schoorsdrif Road (off the N7)
Philadelphia, Cape Town.
Tel: 021 972 1955

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