This Saturday it’s time for aSCAREium, an evening of ‘spooktacular fun’ for the whole family at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. Even for this non-kid (and non-parent), it sounds pretty fun:

With themed areas for ghoulishly creative arts and crafts and funtabulous games, families with younger children are sure to have a frightfully entertaining and fascinating evening, while discovering the fantastically fabulous creatures that call the Aquarium their home.
Young and old can set their imaginations free and dress the part, as pirates and mermaids, princes and princesses, fairies and superheroes are all welcome at the aSCAREium. The interactive arts and crafts, face painting and magic shows that will be on offer, are sure to keep the young ones busy and entertained.


I love the Aquarium! One of my most memorable visits was back in 2009, when I attended a fantastic poetry-reading evening there (‘DEEP: A Night of Creative Currents featuring Sharks, Poets and other Endangered Species‘).  It was magical and mysterious and I’ve been going back for more ever since.

I think it sounds awesome – something I would have loved back in the day (and secretly would quite enjoy even now).

For more information about the aSCAREium and the Two Oceans Aquarium, please contact their members centre on +27 (0)21 418 3823 or email

aSCAREium – Event Details:

Where: Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
When: Saturday 27 October 2012. 7.30pm to 10pm
Cost: R140 for kids. R100 for adults.

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