City offers a range of activities for children during school holidays

Parents need not worry about how to keep their children entertained during the upcoming school holidays.The City of Cape Town’s Community Services Directorate will host a range of activities at many of its community centres, resorts, swimming pools, multi-purpose centres, sports fields, parks and libraries during the summer school holidays.

 

“Each of the six districts within the Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department will present programmes. They will use the services of volunteers to ensure that all of the programmes are effectively implemented. Our goal with these programmes is to encourage children from communities throughout the city to participate in sport, recreation and special events during the holiday period – and in the long-term,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Councillor Tandeka Gqada.

 

The volunteer programme standardises volunteer recruitment and management procedures across Departments, and also makes volunteers feel valued in the organisation.

 

Sport and recreation programmes

The Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has planned approximately 500 holiday programmes which will run from 7 December 2012 – 11 January 2013.

 

Indoor programmes that will be hosted at Community Centres include board games, gymnastics, rope-skipping, karate, pool, poetry and drama, concerts, indigenous games, cultural dances, Hip-Hop dancing, sports and fitness activities, talent shows and arts and crafts.

 

Outdoor programmes include five-a-side soccer, mini-netball, basketball, cricket, hockey, sport against crime, big walks, fun runs, jumping castles, face-painting, trampolines, touch rugby, beach walks, excursions, kayaking, golf clinics, fishing, sports days and various recreational activities and family fun festivals.

 

The public is encouraged to visit the centres in their communities. Below is the list of facilities and contact details where daily programmes will be run: (These details include only the areas within the Scenic South – Viv)

Facility/Area Contact details Facility/Area Contact details
Parkwood Park Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970 Wynberg Park Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970
Claremont Park Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970 Princess Vlei Eco Adventure Centre Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970
Fish Hoek Beach Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970 Hout Bay Park Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970
Steenberg Park Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970 Wittebome Civic Centre Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970
Steenberg Community Centre Tim Godfrey:021 701 1327 Lotus River Sport and Recreation Centre Melinda Adams:  021 706 1046
Grassy Park Library Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970 Ocean View Multi-purpose Centre Dale Hendricks:  078 0089331
Parkwood Community Centre Heinrich Jacobs:  021 705 3748 Zandvlei Resort Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970
Soetwater Resort Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970 Muizenberg Beach Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970
Retreat Civic Centre Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970 Wynberg Pool Carlo Benjamin:  021 712 0970
Coniston Park Community Centre Tim Godfrey:021 701 1327 Lavender Hill Community Centre Tim Godfrey:021 701 1327
Hangberg Sport and Recreation Centre Carlo Phillips:021 790 5673

 See also

http://scenicsouth.co.za//events/holiday-events-for-kids/