Having a child is one of the most special blessings in the world, but, it can also be exhausting, especially if you have no idea how to entertain them.
So, Briefly.co.za decided to help out parents, who either live in Cape Town or plan on visiting soon, by listing 52 fun activities they could do with kids in the Mother City.
1. A movie under the stars
Families could spend some valuable time together at Galileo Open Air Cinema, which features child-friendly movies and various other activities for the kids. Gates open at about 4pm and tickets start at R89 p/p.
2. AfriCamps at Stanford Hills
AfriCamps gives families the opportunity to experience camping with a modern twist. The 55sqm camps are equipped with WiFi, complete kitchens, separate bedrooms and baby-sitting services, to name only a few.
Children under the age of two stay for free and it is a R100 per child (Between ages three and 16) when accompanied with two adults.
3. Bugz Playpark in Kraaifontein
Bugz Playpark is the ideal location for kids to enjoy themselves in any weather. The park offers both outdoor and indoor facilities, which consists of rides, swings, jungle gyms and playhouses.
There is also a spot where the entire family can enjoy something to eat. To top it off, the rides have an age limit of 60, which means even grandparents can have some fun.
The park is open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
4. Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures
The entire family can have fun at Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures, which is situated in Paarl. From petting reptiles to bass fishing, there are many cool activities to keep everyone occupied.
Prices range depending on the activity.
5. Pirate-themed adventure golf
From 10am to 4pm everyday of the week, the entire family can enjoy themselves at the pirate-themed obstacles, complete with ships and pirate costumes. There is also various restaurant options after the little ones worked up an apatite.
6. Glowing Rooms SA
With no age limit, any member of the family could join in on the fun of the glow in the dark mini-golf course.
An 18-hole course costs R130 per person.
7. Shimmy Beach Club
Almost all kids love swimming, which makes the Shimmy Beach Club ideal for the perfect place to keep the little ones busy.
Shimmy Beach Club is situated at the V&A Waterfront. The kiddies menu ranges from R25 to R75.
8. Rush Indoor Trampoline Park
According to the owner of the park, it is home to the “largest foam pit in the world”. Located in Claremont, with prices ranging depending one's age.
9. Two Oceans Aquarium
At the Two Oceans Aquarium, the entire family can be sucked into a different world. Offering different displays of the aquatic life found in the ocean, including a penguin enclosure and a new large scale exhibit.
Price depends on a person's age and tickets can be booked online to avoid standing in a long queue.
10. Waterworld Strand
Waterworld Strand is located just 35 minutes away from Cape Town and offers Five waterslides, putt-putt, a jungle gym, an obstacle course and a zip line.
Prices varies depending on the time spent there- a full day of water sliding costs R135 p/p.
Here are more places in Cape Town which offers fun activities for kids:
1. Njalo-Njalo in Vredefort, Touws River
2. Xplore Cape Town offers a three day tour of the Garden Route for R5 500 p/p.
3. Scootours Cape Town- see the beautiful sites the Mother City has to offer on non-motorised, eco-friendly vehicles.
4. Vredenheim Animal Farm in Stellenbosch- kids R40, adults R20
5. Root 44 Market in Stellenbosch- Ages three to 12: R90 p/p for unlimited play all day and R35 per child for unlimited mini-golf only. Parents pay a R20 entry fee.
6. The Bike Park at Constantia Uitsig- R65p/p per day
7. Boulder's Beach Penguin Sanctuary
8. Kenilworth Karting which offers a a 310m racetrack. Price is dependant on one's age
9. Play area at the swanky Ritz Hotel, which is open to all guests
10. Cape Town Science Centre- R38 per person Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 4:30pm
11. Iziko Museum Planetarium- R30 per child under the age of 18
12. School of Rock in Claremont- Prices dependant on programme
13. Butterfly World in Clapmuts- R88p/p for adults and R49p/p for children
14. The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum- Price dependant on age
15. aFREAKa Clothing offers kids the opportunity to pick their own unique onesie- Prices range from R500 to R1k
16. Scratch Patch- R17 for a small bag and R95 to overload a big bag
17. Art Jamming- price depends on the size of the canvas
18. The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat
19. Clay Café- R30p/p for three colours of paint, firing and glazing
20. Maze World in Kommetjie- R40 p/p
21. Cool Runnings in Bellville- Prices depend on age and number of rides
22. The Noordhoek Farm Village which offers free activities for kids
23. Sporting Chance, price depends of the number of days and age
24. Millstone Garden Café and Farm Stall, which is located in Pinelands- R10 for a horse ride
25. Intaka Island in Century City- Price dependant on age
26. Drakenstein Lion Park in Paarl- R25p/p for kids and R50p/p for adults to enter lion sanctuary
27. Action paintball in Kommetjie
28. The Warrior Toy Museum in Simon's Town- R50 p/p
29. Graceland Venues in Southern Paarl
30. Planet Kids in Muizenberg- Price depends on age and hours spent at Planet Kids
31. The Magic Arcade area at GrandWest Casino
32. The Giraffe House in Muldersvlei
33. World of Birds, which is the largest bird park in Africa
34. Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West
35. Downhill Adventures- suitable for children six years and older
36. Imhoff Snake Park in Kommetjie
37. Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding in Noordhoek- minimum age of 12 required
38. Gary’s Surf School in Muizenberg
39. White Shark Diving Co. in Gansbaai
40. Cave golf at the V&A Waterfront
41. The Blue Train Park in Mouille Point
42. Battlefield Live SA in Wynberg Park and Altydgedacht Wine Estate
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