Summer Activities For Kids at Norval Foundation

Summer Activities For Kids at Norval Foundation

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Let their inner Picassos run wild in the surrounds of this world-class art museum.

Keeping your little ones entertained during the summer holidays (six weeks, to be exact!) is a challenge – to put it mildly. Not least because finding activities that balance fun, education and entertainment are few and far between.

But, fret not parents and caregivers… For one month – between 5 December and 5 January – the Norval Foundation in Steenberg is hosting a series of art-inspired tours and workshops for kids of all ages.

Kids at Norval Foundation

Norval Foundation Kids Holiday

Founded by the Norval family, the museum is home to a series of world-class, purpose-built galleries, a sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre, restaurant and bar, as well as a children’s playground. Dedicated to showcasing art in an environment that fosters an appreciation for nature and culture, the foundation’s ethos is carried through to all the children’s workshops, too.

Some of the activities on offer this summer include:

Family tours

Discover the works of famous South African artist (including William Kentridge) in this hour-long kid- (and adult-) friendly! tour. Kids will receive a free booklet packed with activities for them to enjoy.

William Kentridge workshops

A series of workshops – Christmas-card making, decoupage, sketching and design – inspired by the various artworks and sculptures of Kentridge.

Robotics workshops

In these RoboArt Robotics Workshops, kids will learn how to think like a robot (code), and also how to be creative! They’ll learn some basic coding concepts, complete the challenges and create their own piece of robotic art. Children will be divided into two groups: 5 to 9 years; and 10 to 13 years.

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Norval Foundation 4 Steenberg Road Steenberg Estate Cape Town


087 654 5900