Kids holiday activities in Cape Town

Parenting is no mean feat, bring on the school holidays with the kids at home all day, and you’re likely to pull your hair out!

If you and your kids are ready to scale the walls in frustration, don’t fret. We have compiled a list of some fantastic holiday activities in and around Cape Town to save you (and your walls) this winter!


Calling all mums, tots and kids under 12, when last have you been to a live show? Storybook characters and childhood favourites come to life with Little Red Riding Hood at the Artscape and Noddy and The Wizard of Oz at The Playhouse. 


Meet your favourite Disney characters these school holidays!

Disney on Ice also returns to Cape Town in 2017 to celebrate magic, spirit, and family fun, as an extraordinary lineup of Disney stories come alive on the ice.


Get your kids out and about for some energy releasing adventure. Kids can enjoy hikes in Kirstenbosch, Cable car rides to the top of Table MountainRush Trampolining and the Jolly Roger for some pirate inspired fun.

The Riding Centre in Hout Bay is a great escape from the city. Riders will take your child for a horse ride while you sit back and enjoy a well-deserved Bootleggers coffee.


Make learning fun for your kids by getting them down to the Cape Town Science Centre to enjoy the incredible holiday programme they have on offer.

*Stand a chance to WIN an awesome TOY KINGDOM hamper by simply purchasing a ticket to the Cape Town Science Centre, 1 – 23 July 2017!


Bring your child’s creativity to life these holidays by attending art, music and movement, and face painting classes at Art Jamming which is situated at the V&A Waterfront.

A little further out of town, the Clay Café in Hout Bay guarantees that you will be going home with some “interesting” pottery pieces. It also offers the option of a light meal and a fantastic play area to get the blood flowing again after making their clay masterpieces.


If you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy, look no further than renting a bicycle from Up Cycles on the Sea Point Promenade. The Blue Train Park is another great option as it includes a play area and a picnic area as well as train rides for your little ones.

Whatever your preference, Cape Town has an abundance of opportunities for you and your family to explore and enjoy together.

So, get out the fleecy jackets and woolly scarves, and let the winter fun begin!


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