Watershed Play Pad: Petting Zoo, Shows and more

Jubilee Hall at the Watershed will be transformed into a kid’s wintery dream these school holidays, with a full programme of entertaining, stimulating and creative activities for children from ages 0 through 14 years.

From Saturday, 27 June to Friday 17 July parents can take their children to The Watershed between 10am and 5pm to run and play off some of their energy during the holidays. A once-off fee of R40 per child (no charge for parents) will cover children’s access to most of these activities for the day.

The Watershed Play Pad will include a tractor and push-bike park where children can delight in riding racing and chasing, a soft-play and ball pond aimed at children aged 0 to 3 years, and crafts and sand art activities, made possible by various craft kits available to purchase, to get the creative juices flowing.

The fun continues with mega slides, a jumping castle, and a toddlers’ mini roller coaster for the adventurous kiddies. Children will be treated to daily shows ranging from magic and juggling to kids’ drumming. Face painters, balloon sculptors, and carnival games will also sprinkle Jubilee Hall, making for a colourful, creative kids winter.

Teens will not be left out in the cold with a special Teen Pad set up for socialising around a hoop ball machine, table tennis, pool and foosball tables, and a giant Connect 4 and Twister game. Candy and cold drink stands will be available in the space.

Finally the ever-popular Petting Zoo also returns to the Watershed as part of the winter programme. For an additional R20 per person, children and adults alike will delight in seeing some of their favourite furry friends and farm animals, including Guinea pigs, puppies, piglets, goats, and much more.

In addition to the Play Pad area, the Watershed will also host a pop-up Toy Exhibition with over 1000 pieces, some dating back as far as 1910. The exhibits will eventually be showcased in the Cape Town Museum of Childhood due to open in 2016.

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