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Fun Things to do in Cape Town with Kids | Family-friendly Activities in 2019 

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Fun Things to do in Cape Town with Kids | Family-friendly Activities in 2019
If you're looking for things to do with your kids this upcoming holiday, here's all you need to know. We've got the ultimate guide of fun, family-friendly things to do!
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Fun Things to do in Cape Town with Kids | Family-friendly Activities in 2019

If you're looking for things to do with your kids this upcoming holiday, here's all you need to know. We've got the ultimate guide of fun, family-friendly things to do!
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Fun Things to do in Cape Town with Kids | Family-friendly Activities in 2019
If you're looking for things to do with your kids this upcoming holiday, here's all you need to know. We've got the ultimate guide of fun, family-friendly things to do!

If you’re looking for fun, family-friendly things to do in Cape Town, then look no further. Cape Town is quite literally a playground of activities, places to see and things to do, which is why we’ve put this list together. From tobogganing to zip lining - Cape Town has got it all.

Don’t forget to check out what’s happening in Cape Town Today & This Weekend

Tobogganing at Cool Runnings

This is your chance to bring the all time favourite film, Cool Runnings, to life!

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme@CoolRunningsCapeTown

Home to South Africa’s first tobogganing track, Cool Runnings gives you and your children the chance to test your speed and agility down a single track. Children under the age of 8 must ride with an adult.

Once the sled is released and you’ll go flying down the track with 17 corners, S-bends and a tunnel. You can control your own speed with a easy-to-use break, but you can easily reach up to 40km an hour.

It is closed on Mondays, except during school holidays.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Tues-Fri, 12pm-6pm
    • Sat-Sun, 9am-6pm
    • The track closed on Mondays, except during school holidays.
  • Contact Number: 021 949 4439
  • Cost: Cost varies. Click here for full list
  • Address: Carl Cronje Drive, Bellville
  • More Info: Website

Rush Indoor Trampoline Park

Rush Indoor Trampoline park offers a day of adventure for parents and kids. With over 1700 square meters of wall-to-wall trampoline fun, this place will get you jumping with joy and adrenaline.

Your chance to jump off the walls @rushclaremont

Rush is also home to the largest foam pit in the world which is edged by three trampoline lanes that allow for jumpers to release their inner daredevils in a padded environment.

The facility boasts two dodge ball courts, three basketball slam-dunk lanes, two long trampoline lanes, a battle beam and so much more. For those who’d prefer to take it easy, there is also free Wi-fi and a coffee and cake bar to keep you entertained and sustained.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm
    • Friday - Saturday 9am - 10pm
    • Sunday - 9am - 8pm
  • Contact Number: 021 683 3841
  • Cost: Cost varies. Click here for full price list
  • Address: 109 on Main, Main Road, Claremont
  • More Info: Website

Snake Park

The Snake Park is located on one of Cape Town’s most loved farms, Imhoff Farm. It is a reptile sanctuary and rehabilitation centre. There is plenty to learn and see.Some of the animals housed here are:

  • African Grey Parrots
  • Aligators
  • Crocodiles
  • Blue Tongued Skink
  • Anaconda
  • Californian King Snake
  • Spitting Cobra
  • Burmese Python
  • Yellow Rat Snakes
  • African Rock Python

The aim of the park is to educate guests and they often do smaller school groups. They host a Mini Mo Show where you can touch and interact with the animals with professionals assisting you.

  • Entrance Fee:
  • Adults - R70
  • Kids U12 - R50
  • Operating Hours:
  • Daily from 9am-5pm
  • Contact Number: 083 244 5194
  • Address:
  • More Info: Snake Park
Visit the Higgeldy Piggeldy Animal Farm while you’re there and make a day of it.

Two Oceans Aquarium

A visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium offers you the chance to discover the diverse marine life found off the coast of southern Africa.

Experience marine life like never before@cape_to_byron

Get up close to the animals that call the surrounding oceans their home. You can even experience the touch pool and come face to face with the Aquarium’s new large-scale exhibit.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily. 9:30am - 6pm
  • Contact Number: 021 418 3823
  • Cost: Range between R72 to R149 pp
  • Address: Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website

The Scratch Patch at the Waterfront

The Scratch patch offers one of the most popular and convenient places to buy and scratch for beautiful gemstones in South Africa.

Scratch for your favourite gem @prettypandora23

Home to piles of shimmery, shiny gemstones, kids can sit amongst the tiger’s eyes, amethysts, agates and the crystals while choosing some favourites to take home.

If you’re lucky, you might find some real gems, including Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate and some other really exotic stones. It’s an inexpensive visit and popular for all ages.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily. 9:30am - 5.30pm
  • Contact Number: 021 419-9429
  • Cost: R15 for a small bag. R90 for a big bag
  • Address: Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • More Info: Website

World of Birds

World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the world.

Appreciate the beauty of nature @nikiii__ta

Over 3 000 birds of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk-through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature.

The aviaries are situated in a tropical garden setting in the Hout Bay Valley and is framed by the back of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles, Constantiaberg, Chapman’s Peak and Little Lion’s Head.

It provides a paradise for nature lovers and photographers and is one of the most loved tourist attractions Cape Town has to offer.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily, 9am - 5pm
  • Contact Number: 021 790 2730
  • Cost:
    • Adults R95
    • Children R45
    • Pensioners and Students R65
  • Address: Valley Road, Houtbay
  • More Info: Website

The Play Shed

The pinelands-based Play Shed is a one-stop for parents keen to give their kids some quality playing time.

Get lost in colour

The space is kitted with various zones crafted to meet the needs of a range of age groups. These zones include:

  • A major play area,
  • An under 3-year old zone,
  • A craft area,
  • A party venue
  • A coffee shop

The area boasts also various means of activities which allow parents to easily entertain their children in an uplifting, safe, educational, healthy and sociable way while having fun at the same time.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Tues - Sun, 9am to 5pm
  • Contact Number: 021 801 0141
  • Cost:
    • Free for babies 0-6 months
    • R25p/p per first hour for babies 7 – 12 months
    • R30p/p per first hour for toddlers 1-3 years
    • R35p/p per first hour for kids 3-12 years
  • Address: Oude Molen Eco Village, Alexandra Road, Pinelands
  • More Info: Website

3D mini-golf - Glowing Rooms SA

Join the exhilarating fun of South Africa’s first 3D glow-in-the-dark 18-hole mini-golf course!

Test your 3D mini-golf skills @glowingroomssa

Situated at The Gallery in Milnerton, this themed mini-golf course provides an awesome adventure for both you and your kids. Unlike the traditional 3D process that requires 2 images, Glowing Rooms uses imported 3D glasses that create striking 3D images from normal 2D images by pulling forward the colour red to the foreground and sorting the remaining colours according to their position in the rainbow.

This process creates beautiful 3D illusions without compromising on quality.

The venue also offers an event room for privacy private functions fit with UV lights, 3D murals, disco lights and an epic sound system.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Fri - Sat, 10am - 8pm
    • Sun, 10am - 4pm
    • Closed Tues- Thurs except for confirmed bookings of 10 or more
  • Contact Number: 021 551 2244
  • Cost:
    • 18 hole course: R130
    • UV event room: R230 pp
  • Address: Corner Koeberg Road & Turf Club Drive, Milnerton
  • More Info: Website

Bugz Playpark

Jam packed with activities, Bugz Playpark encourages the development of kids physically, emotionally and socially.

It's a Bugs Life @bugzfamilyplaypark

The park has something for everyone, from an animal farm to a train ride, peddle carts, sand pits, horse rides and so much more. Everything they’ve built has a purpose – to help kids grow through play.

Their massive outdoor playground will challenge little minds, work little muscles and burn off some of that endless energy the right way. The magnificent indoor area is for kids aged 2-10 and filled with obstacles, challenges and imagination-expanding fun!

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon- Sun, 9am-5pm
  • Contact Number: 021 988 8836
  • Cost: Cost varies. Click here for full price list
  • Address: 56 Tarentaal Street, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein
  • More Info: Website

Scootours Cape Town

Have you ever wanted to explore the Mother City a little differently? Well, here’s your chance! The non-motorised scooters are eco-friendly and provide an adventurous day out for the whole family.

See Cape Town differently@scootourscapetown

The scooters are the first of their kind in South Africa and are perfect for a casual ride through the city.

This 5 km track will take you on an adventurous off road track down the side of Signal Hill into Bo Kaap. The thrill continues as you are driven to Table Mountain for your final ride down the single track off the mountain! Each tour is lead by a professional guide and the tours last for roughly 1.5 hours.

  • Operating Hours: Daily from
    • 09:00 – 11:00
    • 12:00 – 14:00
    • 15:00 – 17:00
  • Contact Number: 082 776 0557
  • Cost:
    • Driver Ticket – R 550 pp
    • Passenger Ticket – R 290 pp
  • Address: Tours depart from Table Mountain’s Kloofnek Parking Area
  • More Info: Website

Milkwood Maze at Imhoff Farm

The charming Imhoff Farm invites the whole family to break away from the city life to embrace the world of wildlife conservation.

Explore this double-story maze @themilkwoodmaze

The double-story milkwood maze, built by former game ranger, Ian Pletzer, features riddles that participants need to solve in order to complete the maze. You’ll also be invited to learn about the conservation efforts in Southern African countries like Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

The maze is situated at Imhoff farm which also boasts an extensive list of exciting things to do for the entire family, including camel rides, horse riding, laser tag petting zoo, reptile shed and so much more.

  • Operating Hours: Tues - Sun, 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Contact Number: 021 783 4545
  • Cost: R40
  • Address: Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road
  • More Info: Website

Acrobranch Constantia

Make your way along the winding roads of the Constantia winelands and on to the Constantia Nek forest for a taste of adventure.

Take your play dates to new heights Acrobranch

Located beneath the majestic Cape mountains, this action packed aerial activity will have visitors of all ages revelling in the exhilarating tree-top adventures.

From adventure course for kids to the Swinging Tarzan, the Acrobranch experience will have you climbing through cargo nets, zip lines, barrels and so much more.

  • Operating Hours: Wed- Sunday 9am - 5pm
  • Contact Number: 086 999 0369
  • Address: 1 Hout Bay Rd, Hout Bay
  • More Info: Website

Cape Town is in no shortage of fun, family-friendly things to do. Whether you feel like treating your kids to a day of adventure or you simply want to keep them entertained during the school holidays, Cape Town has plenty to offer.

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