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Keeping children entertained during school holidays

With the winter school holidays underway, moms and dads need exciting activities to keep the children entertained. Most parents seek a balance of indoor and outdoor activities. These need to be varied, affordable and readily accessible to keep the young ones busy throughout the holidays. This is a great opportunity for youth brands to come to the party and meet the youth in various spaces, by contributing to holiday entertainment.
“School holidays are a bit hard on parents. The times we live in have made things tricky. In our times we could just wake up and go play outside. Nowadays - no. It's unsafe. There has to be an adult watching the kids like a hawk. It's horrible.” - @NanSishange (Twitter)

These holidays Disney brings together a magical and nostalgic production called Disney on Ice. The production tells the stories of legendary princesses including Tinker Bell, Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, Anna and Elsa, all incapsulated in a beautifully crafted show on ice. Audiences can expect high-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and an unforgettable experience.

“I likes Elsa the most because I have a dress just like hers.” – Caitlyn, 6

“More than anything, I loved the old cartoons that I used to watch too like The Little Mermaid, it reminds me of all the times I used to watch and sing along to the great songs, so coming here with my daughter was exciting.” – Kholofelo

Keeping children entertained during school holidays

KwaZulu-Natal - Durban ICCCape Town - Grand West Arena
4 July 2018 – 8 July 201811 July 2018 – 15 July 2018
Tickets between: R202 – R455Tickets between: R250 – R400

Another great production that’s on the go is Cartoon Network Live! which showcases the Cartoon Network characters in a thrilling stage show. Cartoon Network Live! features Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls in this interactive stage show, suitable for children aged 5 and up. This international show can be enjoyed by the entire family. Kids also get to meet the characters as they entertain them on stage.

3 July 2018 – 15 July 2018
Ticket Price: R175 – R390

Most parents know that you can’t go wrong with a movie outing at the cinema. What better way to experience this than through experiencing the latest instalment of the newly released the Incredibles 2. Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back, and they are ready to fight off the bad guys again. With great comedic narration, this movie is a one for the entire family. Another animated movie to catch is – a film about a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng who is on a journey to find his family.

Keeping children entertained during school holidays

Parents might want to look into alternative home-based entertainment and with the range of channels to pick from, DStv offers the family a variety of shows and movies to pick from. The latest BoxOffice craze is around the multi-award-winning movie, Black Panther. Black Panther is one of Marvel's most profitable releases of 2018 and features Chadwick Boseman in the story which takes place in a beautiful, fictional, African country called Wakanda. Like all Marvel movies, Black Panther is not short of the great action moves, a good soundtrack and a bit of comedic ambiance which makes it good watch for teens and young adults at R35 a pop.

Other youth–appropriate movies to look out for on BoxOffice:
  • Phantom Thread - Age Restriction 16 years
  • Peter Rabbit - Age Restriction 13 years
  • Loving Vincent - Age Restriction 13 years
  • Space Chicken - Parental Guidance
  • All the Money in the World - Age Restriction 16

Keeping children entertained during school holidays

6 Jul 2018 10:19