Five things to do with the kids this holiday

It’s school holidays, and suddenly you have your hands full trying to entertain a household full of bored kids and teens. Even though you’ve taken time off to spend with your kids, there are only so many times you can watch that DVD before your nerves are frazzled and you’re starting to fantasise about your cubicle at work.

Here are five things you can do with the kids to keep them entertained.

No need to be “board”!

A quick turn around the board games aisle in your favourite shop reveals dozens of board games – from old favourites like Scrabble, Monopoly and 30 Seconds to games based on beloved books, comics and movie franchises.

Keep hot chocolate flowing and enjoy some healthy family competition!

Chalk it up to creativity

Arm your kids with a box of chalk and find a nice spot in the sunshine on your driveway or another piece of concrete around your home, and let your kids create to their heart’s content!

Draw a racetrack for your kids’ prize cars, sketch fantastic scenes or relive your own school days with a few rounds of hopscotch.

Plant the seeds for summer

Give your kids a winter project that they can watch grow! Gardening isn’t just a summer project – you can plant hardy herbs such as thyme or oregano, a healthy batch of lavender, or pretty flowering plants such as geraniums and camellias.

Bake up a storm

Get the kids involved right from the start – let them pick out what they want to bake, and what they might want to decorate it with. Be on hand to supervise – but resist the urge to take over.

Make movie memories

Or you could take the family to a movie at Gold Reef City. Their 50% off deal is back by popular demand – you’ll pay half-price for your tickets to every movie, every day!

There are some great movies guaranteed to keep the kids enthralled this holiday – including Spider-Man: Homecoming, Transformers: The Last Knight, Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3.

Enjoy a few hours of relative peace and save a few rand – book now at www.goldreefcity.com.

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