Family Fun with Canal Walk’s Ice Galaxy

It’s that time of year where everything should be slowing down and we can all begin to catch our breath. After a long year of early school routines, extra murals, school registrations, concerts and recitals, it’s nice to finally have the end of year in sight. A time where you can just be with your family and do fun things together… and that’s why we loved Canal Walk’s Ice Galaxy.

We love doing things that the whole family can enjoy, something that offers a unique experience for each age group. And yes, it’s a welcome bonus if it’s something adults can enjoy too! I mean come on, it doesn’t always have to be about the kids, right? So experiencing the Ice Slides at Canal Walk’s Ice Galaxy with my family was something I just had to do and what an amazing opening event it turned out to be. My boys Noah (4) and Brody (2) were entertained from the moment we arrived until the moment we left (high on excitement and sweets)!

While the ice sides were a huge hit, the thing that won my kids over was the “snow” area, which had been transformed into a mini Winter Wonderland with cones, buckets and spades scattered all over for the kids to play. With fun music blaring and colored lights projecting onto the white snow, it was an experience that drew them right in. I think my kids must have sat in this section for well over 2 hours!

Here’s what’s kept this year’s elves so busy at work!

“Knowing that he was going to have to pull out all the stops to top last year’s Wonderland, Santa was inspired to reach for the stars and create a towering 90m long DOUBLE LOOP helter-skelter ice slide. Extra long cosmic sliding fun titled the ‘Ice Galaxy’, will transform Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s centre court into an ice space station. From 5 December 2015 to 10 January 2016, from 10H00 to 22H00, it is the place to go to beat the heat of Cape Town’s summer.”

How ridiculously awesome does Canal Walk’s Ice Galaxy sound, right? I even braved the big slide and both my boys went on the long kiddies slide, about 1567 times. You will be happy to know there is even a slide for babies! It really is fun for the WHOLE family.

Where: Centre Court, Canal Walk Shopping Centre
When: From 5th December 2015 – 10 January 2016
Cost: Full Rider R80 pp/per 45 min session, Mini Rider R60 pp/per 45 min session, Non-Rider R20 pp/per 45 min session – Tickets available at
Restrictions: an adult must accompany all children.

Cool things to look out for:
* The Ice Galaxy
* Photos with Santa
* The Canal Walk Polar Express Train
* Gift Wrapping Service – monies raised help Reach for a Dream
* Extended Shopping Hours

For more information you can go to or contact the Customer Helpline on (021) 529 9699/98.

Leigh Geary

Leigh Geary was born and bred in good ol’ Jozi before moving with her family to Cape Town where she continued high school. She went on and studied Foundation Phase teaching and Child Psychology through Damelin while working in the childcare industry as an aupair. She is married and has two energetic little boys, Noah and Brody, who inspire her to record her stories for them as well as bringing moms together through shared experiences on her blog The Mom Diaries.

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