Boredom Busters: V&A Waterfront
We were invited to spend the day at the Waterfront a little while ago and it sounded like the ideal opportunity to perk up the family after an exhausting few months. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily grind, that life starts to feel a bit like one long run on the hamster wheel of monotony. I’m actually boring myself just talking about it. So, let’s get on with it, shall we?
Boredom Busters: V&A Waterfront
The reason for the invitation was to get us to write about all the things you can do at the V&A Waterfront this holidays and boy, are you spoiled for choice. While doing all the things call get expensive, it is well worth saving up a little each month so that you can have one or two memorable days during the school holidays. I mean, what will the kids write about when that (dreaded) “what I did over the holidays” essay comes a’ calling? And, to be perfectly honest, you owe yourself a treat after all the work you did to earn that pay cheque.
Our day started at Col’Cacchio’s where we met up to have pizza and receive our tickets for our day of treats. It was the perfect start to an awesome day as we prepared ourselves to “do” the Waterfront properly. I had to caution the kids to pace themselves as everyone knows, pizza is irresistible to kids.
It was so great catching up with the other bloggers who had been invited to this outing and I got to see so many of my favourite people that time grew wings and it was time to get moving before we started catching up.
We need to burn off some of those calories so we headed to Fantasy Skate near the swing bridge. What an experience. While most kids noticed that it was “pretend ice” loads of fun was had and the 20 minute session was over before the kids had had time to really get into the swing of things. Thankfully many of the mums chose to give up their tickets for the sake of the kids having fun. It had nothing to do with us not wanting to fall on our butts.
Once the kids had all the fun they could possibly manage, it was time to move on to The Cape Wheel. It is always such a treat to get to experience this awesome wheel with the best views of Cape Town that it is actually a pity that it is a little pricey for the locals. Everyone should get a chance to experience this at least once in their lives and it would be amazing if they could run a birthday special like the Table Mountain Cableway does where you are allowed 1 free trip on your birthday just by showing your ID document.
There was just enough time to stop off at Limnos Bakery for some sugar before it was time to head to the much anticipated Future Park Launch Event.
I know I should say MUCH more about Future Park but there are no real words to describe how awesome it is. You need to experience it for yourself. It is the most enjoyable exhibition (if one can call it that) I have experienced in forever and kids of all ages will get their kicks out of seeing their artwork brought to life in 3D. There is a brilliant special for a family of 4 so go and get your tickets and then let me know what you thought.
Disclaimer: We were invited to spend the day at the V&A Waterfront and given vouchers to experience everything mentioned. All words, thoughts and pictures are my own.