Festive Season at the V&A: Activities for Kids

This festive season, our neighbourhood has lot of activities in-store for you to enjoy and enchanting friends to meet.

Meet Mother Earth & The Guardian of Joy at the Summer palace: 7 – 24 Dec

Venue: Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping centre

Cost: Free

Kids can explore a magical Summer Palace where they will be welcomed by Mother Earth and the Guardian of Joy – keeper of peace and kindness. The palace is also home to enchanting beaded creatures. They have come from far and wide to visit for the holidays and they can’t wait to meet you! Stand a chance to win a V&A Waterfront voucher, simply get your colouring in sheet at the Summer palace, post your colour in sheet on twitter or Instagram tagging @vandawaterfront and using the #JoyAtVandaA

V&A Waterfront Kids Christmas Show with Santa 12 – 24 Dec

Venue: Amphitheatre

Cost: Free

Meet Zoemba the rhino and Jelly, his ellie sidekick as they get up to all sorts of mischief that’ll have little ones singing and playing fun festive games! Santa Clause also pays Zoemba and Jelly a visit to spread joy and take pictures with the little ones. Think colouring-in competitions, sing-alongs, face painting, bauble-making with Wola Nani and more!

Wishes upon a Baobab: 3 – 24 Dec

Venue: Battery Park lawn

Visit our Baobab tree at Battery Park Share how you are spreading joy this festive on the ribbons available at the ambassador station and hang on our Baobab tree. Share your image and stand a chance to win a R500 V&A waterfront voucher

Imagine college of Magic: 2-7 Jan

Venue: Amphitheatre

Cost: Free

Prepare to keep asking ‘how did they do that?’ This show has the wow factor, with lots of tricks up its sleeve…

Frozen 2 movie: 6 November

Venue: Nu Metro

Purchase tickets here.

Still love singing along with Frozens’ Elsa and Anna? Frozen II is coming to cinemas this December, lets see what adventure they embark on with their friends Kristoff, Olaf and Sven

Artjamming Art camp: 10 – 19 December

Venue: Artjamming, Breakwater (above Toy Kingdom)

Let you inner Picasso out and join in the fun at art camp. Ticket includes a painting project, art and crafts, slime workshop, snack, music and movement.

Read more about Artjamming.

Battery Park: everyday

With free parking on weekend you can spend a day at battery park with the family. Shoot some hoops and roll on the skatepark. Enjoy water sports like stand-up paddling and water bikes in the canal. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the lawn. Deck chairs, umbrellas, golf balls and punts available at our ambassador station for your enjoyment.

Need some more inspiration?

Discover more of the joy and fun for kids here.

  • Scratch Patch
  • Cave Golf
  • PlayDate SuperPark
  • Up Cycles
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Tommy the Tugboat
  • The Cape Wheel
  • Pierhead Chess Board
  • Jolly Roger Pirate Boat
  • Hamleys
  • City Sightseeing Tour bus
  • AWOL Bicycle Rentals

Spread the love and share the joy

When you visit our neighbourhood this year, please share your pics with us, we’d love to see them! Use #JoyAtV&A and you could win a spot prize for doing so.