At the Cape Town Science Centre

Next Sleepover:

  • Date: To be announced (drop off between 18:00 and 19:00, pickup the next morning between 08:30 and 09:00)
  • Registration form: SORRY WE ARE FULLY BOOKED
  • Indemnity Form: DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Cost: R350 (Cash, EFT or Snapscan )
  • Registration due date:


What is the Living Maths Sleepover all about?

In our experience, Living Maths is an academic programme with a difference.  We teach primary school children about LIVING, using MATHS.  We do this through a practical and hands-on based curriculum.  Living Maths emphasises that children should experience the application of mathematics in order to fully grasp and appreciate its usefulness.  A sleepover is merely a natural extension of the Living Maths classes with the added dynamism of interaction, socialising, developing ideas, exploring and discovering together with peers. The Sleepover will be taking place at the Cape Town Science Centre opposite Groote Schuur Hospital.  The sleepover has a limit of 120 places and it will work on a first come first served basis. Exciting activities have been put together to ensure that the children maximise their experience.  There will be ample adult supervision.

Tell me more about the programme

The Sleepover has been designed in such a way that there will be activities to cater for everyone.  Our experience has taught us that the variety on the programme will have even the quietest or the shyest child feeling comfortable when taking part.  We have prepared many activities that involve the Living Maths approach to understanding Maths. Without divulging too much about the programme, here is what your child can look forward to while having loads of fun and making new friends:

  • A legendary evening of group activities
  • Great food and an opportunity to play with all the displays
  • Videos and movies on the Big Screen inside the Multimedia Room

NB: There is a strong likelihood that your child will have limited sleep at the sleepover partly due to the excitement and partly due to nocturnal children. Subsequently, they will probably be exhausted. If you feel that your child needs their sleep and they cannot exercise self-control then we do not recommend that you send your child.

When is this Sleepover anyway and how much are we talking?

The next sleepover will be on Saturday 26 August 2017 at 19:00. The date for each sleepover will be announced a few weeks before the event.  Please ensure that your child is dropped off at the Cape Town Science Centre  (370b Main Road, next to Groote Schuur Hospital) between 18:00 and 19:00. The total cost of the Sleepover will be R330 and it includes accommodation, breakfast, security, plenty of adult supervision and the brilliant programme. The sleepover will end at 08:00 am the following morning.  Kindly collect your child before between 08:00 and 08:30 am as the CTSC opens shortly afterwards to the general public.

So where do we sign up?

If you are interested in registering your child, please understand that we can only take a maximum of 120 children and therefore we highly recommend that you contact us at your earliest convenience. We are operating on a first come first served basis. Our previous sleepovers have been booked within 2 weeks of making the application forms available. You may fax, phone or email us your details and we will get the necessary application forms to you.  We will ONLY ACCEPT COMPLETED FORMS as a means of confirming your booking. FORMS are also available by clicking the links at the top of this page.

The deadline for the registration will be announced (if any places are still available) – Due to catering and accommodation arrangements, we need to have final figures before we embark.  We will be paying for the venue and breakfast upfront and would therefore kindly request that your sleepover fees accompany your application forms.  Children from Grades R-7 are welcome to attend.


So what must my child bring?

The following items are recommended to ensure a comfortable sleepover:

  • Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Pillow
  • Change of Clothing, Toiletries
  • Torch, Snacks and sweets. (Optional)

Parents please ensure that all items that belong to your child are clearly marked.  We kindly ask the parents not to send your child with expensive clothing or expensive items since we will not be held responsible if these valuables go missing.

We will have a Cellphone (083 308 3883) at the venue in case you would like to contact us in an emergency.  We have decided that as much as we enjoy parental support and participation in everything that we do, this sleepover is the only exception.  Children will be taking a break from their parents and vice versa. As parents, you deserve a rest too.

If you have any further questions, read our Sleepover FAQ. If you still need answers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely.

Chief Imagination Officer 

PS:  Please explain to your child that they need to exercise self-control and if they are too rough and found responsible for any damages, they will be sent home with the bill.  This is not only unpleasant for you but also for us as we may not be allowed to make use of the Sciene Centre as a venue for future sleepovers.

PPS:  Your child does not need to attend the Living Maths programme to attend the sleepover but every participant is required to complete the registration form.

PPS:  Our banking Details:

  • Bank:  Nedbank, Rondebosch
  • Branch Code: 104809
  • Account Number: 1048034909
  • Account Name: Living Maths