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Top tips on how to survive as a working from home parent



Being a parent who works from home is seriously tough, it means you have to work and think of creative ways to keep the kids entertained while being productive. It’s not an easy feat to achieve. There are parents who have experience working from home, and there are some parents who have only recently transitioned. But it can be challenging for all remote working parents. So, what can parents do? 

We’ve got a few tips to help you navigate productivity and creating entertainment for children. Keep reading below to learn more.


When you search for fun things to do near you, you’ll find that Canal Walk events come at the top of the search list. We have a busy events calendar, which is tailored to entertain each family member. From fashion shows to arts and craft activities, we’ve got family fun in Cape Town covered! Parents can sign up to join Kids World, a kids club where you receive the latest news on upcoming family entertainment specifically aimed at kids between the age of 4-12 years old.

Coffee Shops and Restaurants

Speaking of which, we have lots of coffee shops and restaurants and now you can enjoy free uncapped WIFI by connecting to HY-Canal Walk. This means you can kill two birds with one stone; you can work while spending time with your family over delicious food, smoothies, and coffee. Coffee shops and restaurants such as Mugg & BeanVida e Caffè, and Primi are work station friendly. Whatever food cravings you and your family have, Canal Walk will cater to your needs!

Nu Metro

While you put some work in, Canal Walk’s Nu Metro Cinema will allow your kids to immerse themselves in the best cinema experience on the biggest screen in the city. Enjoy the best cinema experience in the country at Nu Metro Canal Walk's Scene Xtreme, which is great for action movies with a three-storey high screen and 360-degree sound, or you can sit back in comfort and luxury at the Scene VIP cinemas with fully reclinable seating and service to your seat. See the latest releases and book your next movie showing in Cape Town now.


If entertainment galore were a place, it would be the Wonderland Game Centre! It’s a world of neon lights, arcade games, X-riders and prize machines for people of all ages. Your kids will have tons of fun hopping from one game to the next until their hearts are satisfied and content! They may even win some prizes if they’re lucky. All you have to do is ensure that they have money to exchange into tokens and you can have peace of mind that as you’re working, they have the most fun.

Century Karting

We don’t mean to brag but ummm, Century Karting is a number one go-to destination for locals. And, that’s because it offers adrenaline-junkies a chance to enjoy speed in a safe environment. The marshalls are always on standby to assist whenever needed. Your kids can have the most fun while being taken care of, so you don’t have to worry about a thing as you work. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see above, Canal Walk is the go-to destination when you’re looking to work and entertain your kids. We work with you to make your life as easy as possible. And, who knows, you might also gain yourself some brownie parent points. So, collect your tribe and prepare for a productive and fun-filled day at Canal Walk Shopping Centre!

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