Safe fun for the kids this holiday

Looking for ways to keep your children safe, active and entertained during the school holiday? Take a look at this list of fun and safe activities we've put together.

Reading activities in library

Visit our MOD centres

The Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Programme is run by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport.
 

The MOD centres provide sport and recreational activities to over 40 000 children in disadvantaged areas and communities within the Western Cape.

They ensure that children are provided with fun-filled educational activities that develop their skills and interests.

June 2017 holiday activities 

This holiday, the MOD centres will offer a number of activities, ranging from sport activities to life skills programmes, which are provided in a safe environment for your child to learn and be active, we encourage you to consider these holiday programmes which are offered at your nearest MOD centre.

Libraries

Our local libraries will also be offering some fun, educational activities for children during the June holiday. From craft activities to educational talks, there'll be something for everyone. 

You can contact your local library for more information about these holiday programmes. Children doing arts and craft activities

Museums

Why not plan a trip to your nearest museum this holiday? There are 28 museums in our province which develop and promote collections, exhibitions and programmes to educate citizens.  You don’t need to make a booking, but a small entrance fee is required. 

Volunteer

There are many non-profit organisations (NPO) that need help during the holidays. Volunteering is perfect for your older children and provides an opportunity to gain new skills. This can be a great opportunity to help underprivileged people. Find an NPO near you.

Job shadow at the Western Cape Government (WCG)

Job shadowing is a fun way for teenagers to learn about different careers and can help them choose a career path.

If your child is interested in shadowing at the WCG, you can contact our Human Resources department on 021 483 6799.
 


Safety first

An injured child is a parent’s worst nightmare. Follow these safety tips from the South African Police Services (SAPS) to keep them protected during the holiday:

  • Talk to your child about strangers. They should never tell strangers their name or where they live.
  • Make sure your children know your full name, address and phone number.
  • Teach your child to keep all windows and doors locked when they’re at home alone.
  • If a stranger is at the door, teach your children to tell the stranger you’re busy and that he/she should come back later.
  • Ensure your child knows how to dial emergency numbers if they feel threatened.
  • If your child gets lost in a mall or public area, tell them to go to a shop assistant for help immediately.
  • Don’t leave your children alone in your car, whether it is running or not.

Useful contacts

In case of emergency, use these numbers:

Childline South Africa: 0800 55 555
SAPS: 10 111 or 112 from a cellphone
Ambulance: 10 177 or 112 from a cellphone

The content on this page was last updated on 11 July 2017