Dad's Day Outh May 2012; Greenpoint Park

There are a number of things in life we take for granted. At the same time if you do not sit up and notice you can miss the best parts of your life. With this in mind I decided to approach some other Dads I knew to do what I wanted to call Dad's Day out ( I have since found others calling it this, like Cape Town's child)

The rules where simple, no Mom's only Dad's. After about a month of emails back an forth we set a date and a venue

The Venue was Green Point Park in Cape Town, which was only opened properly just over a year ago. The kids ranged from almost 3 to almost 8, and we meet with picnic baskets and blankets and the obligatories when having kids.

Most of the Dad's remembered to bring the kids bikes, so they kids had fun cycling or using their scooters then we went to the junior kids park to meet, and once we had assembled we then moved to big children's park, which is rated 6 -16 but kids under 12 are allowed if supervised (I know it is a little confusing but that is what the signed said)

Before we knew it lunch time, and after scoffing our picnics the kids went back to play. At around 3pm we re-assembled and went off the the bio-diversity park, which the kids really enjoyed.

We felt very safe, there was security all over. It was a real South African experience with all races and creeds just there to have fun and enjoy a day in the Autumn sun, some ball games with one another, and enjoy one of the few free things left in Cape Town. I really felt that I was at last getting something back for all those rates and taxes I pay.

I would really recommend Green point park, but get there before 10:00 if you want parking or take the bus, if you are from the North.

The other Dad's shared this sentiment saying it was a great day out, and we will definitely do this again, and invite a few more Dad's next time (there were 4 Dad's this time).

One thing you must keep in mind though; you do a Dad's day out to enjoy your kids. If you expect to score points with Mom, and get some auxiliary reward, perhaps remember that this is normally what Mom does most days. It can sometimes be a hard bullet to bite ;)

More here:

No information to be found on the gov site but Cape Town Kids has a bit of information: