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10 Things to do with the kids these holidays

Outings not only help to pass the time, they get kids away from their screens, walking, moving, reading, extending their general knowledge, learning new vocabulary and spending quality time with their parents or siblings.

Visit the Cradle of Humankind at Maropeng – has a world class museum is a fun and informative outing for all ages. 
Contact: Tel 0145779000, email info@maropeng.co.za, maropeng.co.za
Visit Kloofendal Nature Reserve – Friends of Kloofendal is a conservation NGO that offers guided nature tours through the Kloofendal Nature Reserve in Roodepoort. These tours give you a chance to learn about and interact with the nature reserve’s plants, animals and insects.
Contact: Tel 0116742980 or 0796935608, kloofendalfriends.yolasite.com
Hop On Hop off Red Bus – The bus will help you get acquainted with the city on a hop on, hop off basis all the while you can choose to sit on the open-top upper deck or in sheltered comfort underneath while the running commentary introduces you to the urban core of Mzansi. 
Contact: Tel 0861 733 287
Take a drive to The Lion Park – Open every day of the year from 8:30am to 9pm, the Lion Park guarantees close encounters with some of Africa’s most revered species.
Contact: Cell 087 1500 100
Get together with friends and play Action Cricket – Alberton
Contact: Tel 08611 ACTION (228466)
Get in touch with your roots at the Wits Origins Centre – The Origins Centre, located on the campus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Braamfontein, takes you on an 80 000 year journey from past to present in search of ancient art and culture. 
Contact: Tel 011 717 4700
Go for a picnic at Rietvlei Zoo Farm – Enjoy horse rides and a zipline ride while you are there. 
Contact: Tel 011 024 1512/4
Go Fishing – Fun Fishing at Rietvlei. Open from Sunrise to Sunset. Bass, Carp, Kurper, Barbel – catch and release. Contact: Rene Coetzer Cell. 082 851 3353
Go to the Theatre and see Freckleface Strawberry – Venue: National Children’s Theatre 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg 
Contact: Tel 011 484 1584/5
Visit the Geology Museum – A copy of the Cullinan diamond, floating rocks, fluorescent rocks, poisonous rocks – all these and more rock wonders are to be seen at the new Geology Museum in Museum Africa. Situated in Newtown at the Museum Africa – entrance is free.