Staying Entertained at Home

Posted on Mon May 18, 2020.

Schools are closed and stressed parents are desperate for new ways to keep the little ones entertained.
We asked our staff members to share some ideas:

Cooking class

Choose a country and teach the little chefs how to prepare the national dish. This is a good way to keep those wandering minds and hands busy.

Travel around the world in 80 meals

30 Must-eat dishes from around the world

Jamie Oliver: World Food Recipes

Start a garden

Not only will growing your own vegetables keep the kids busy but it might save you some trips to the shops too.

Indoor herb garden ideas

Winter gardening tips for kids                     

Camping at home

Let your child's imagination run wild as they pretend to go camping in the backyard. Build a fire, toast some marshmallows, tell ghost stories and don't forget to make some animal shadows with your torch!

Genius backyard camping ideas

Bird Feeder

Let the children get creative with a Bird Feeder and see who can identify the most birds.

Garden Bird Identifier

Sunbird Feeders

Learn a new language

With a wide variety of free tutorial channels online, now is your chance. Expand on "international dish day" and explore the culture and traditions of your chosen country.


Make a bucket list

Make a list of all the places you want to travel once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

Have you climbed to the top of Tweede Waterfall in the Jonkershoek nature reserve

Watched Stellenbosch University Choir’s free lunchtime concert?


Take a tour:

Have you visited the Louvre, the Vatican or the San Diego Zoo? Broaden your horizons and stave off boredom with some amazing virtual tours.

Zoo webcams


Take a game drive

A live safari with knowledgeable guides is right up our alley! We're addicted to the award-winning WildEarth's safariLIVE.

Check out WildEarth Kids: Children ages 4-18 can experience a free, live and interactive safari where the answers are tailored to the age of the child.