How to keep the kids busy during the upcoming school holidays

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Keeping children busy during school holidays might seem like a daunting task.

Here are a few ideas, so the only tough decision you will have to make is deciding which one to do first.

– Picnic at the Union Buildings

Who wouldn’t want to savour the slightly warm winter days and have a picnic at one of the most famous buildings in South Africa?

– Take a trip down memory lane

Give the children a history lesson by taking them to visit the Ditsong national museum of natural history (formerly Transvaal museum).

– Explore what nature has to offer

Visit Africa’s oldest game sanctuary, Groenkloof nature reserve, which not only has a mountain biking trail but also offers guided horse trails.

– Family time at a train theme park

See the trains at Cedar junction train theme park. It is the biggest train theme park in Pretoria east and offers zip-lining, train rides and much more.

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– Take a trip to the zoo

With exciting tours and the opportunity for families and groups to sleep over as part of a camping tour, a visit to the National zoological garden of SA should definitely be part of the to-do list.

– Visit a toddler-friendly and interactive zoo

Kinderplaas zoo offers toddlers the opportunity to interact with animals in a fun, educational and safe environment.

– A trip to the home of biodiversity and natural vegetation

Situated in Pretoria east, the Pretoria national botanical gardens is the the best place to look at the fauna and flora the country has to offer. There’s a restaurant on the premises so make sure to make some time for lunch.

– Make a date at Magnolia park

Enjoy the great outdoors and take in the magnificent scenery at Magnolia park. It is one of Pretoria’s most beautiful parks and plays host to many arts and crafts markets.

– Visit Bester birds

Breeding exotic birds and exporting various rare animals, Bester birds and animals zoo offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the animals, how to care for them and even the opportunity to cuddle with them.

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