15 Fun Things to do in Durban this Easter

  • Easter Holidays|Activities & Excursions|Things to do with Kids

Autumn has arrived, bringing with it cooler weather to most parts of our mesmerising country, South Africa. Except for Durban that is - this vibrant coastal city always has a warm tropical climate and it, therefore, comes as no surprise that it is such a popular holiday destination during the Easter holidays. For those of you planning on spending your family getaway in and around Durban, here is our bucket list of 15 top things to do with kids:

 

(To find out what's on in Cape Town this Easter, click here, and in Johannesburg, click here)

 

Easter Holidays|Activities & Excursions|Things to do with Kids

 

Kid Friendly Events this Easter

Arts & Culture

The Great Moscow Circus

This world famous circus is gracing the shores of Durban with their exhilarating, hilarious and captivating acts. Expect clowns, daredevil acts, jugglers, balancers and much more.

When: 15 - 26.03.17

Where: Suncoast Casino, 1 Battery Beach Rd, Durban

 

Goldfish Live at the Durban Botanic Gardens

If you are in the mood for a fun evening out with friends, book tickets to this once-off outdoor event featuring Goldfish and Veranda Panda. Don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes!

When: 01.04.17

Where: Durban Botanic Gardens, 70 St Thomas Rd, Durban

 

Lifestyle

South Coast Bike Fest

This is a must for all adrenaline junkies and lovers of sports and active activities. Expect an adrenaline fuelled experience as you watch a variety of extreme sports while being surrounded by the biking elite, live music concerts, great food and a market. Entrance is free if you register online for the #freefunseeker pass.

When: 27 - 30.04.17

Where: Margate

Excursions & Activities

Jump 4 Joy Indoor Trampoline Park

Easter Holidays|Activities & Excursions|Things to do with Kids

The name says it all: ‘jump for joy’! Jumping on trampolines is a great stress reliever and this activity puts a smile on everybody’s face. It helps that the kids love it too!

Where: Unit 4 Chestnut Grove Industrial, 122 Brakenhill Road, Waterfall | 7 Travertine Crescent, Durban North

When: Open Daily: 10h00 - 18h00

Giba Gorge MTB Park

Running & biking fans: this mountain bike, adventure park and kids party venue is for you! They have outdoor running and biking trails, a BMX and Super Cross Track, a restaurant, picnic spots and camping sites (yes, you can even make your family adventure a weekend affair).

Where: 110 Stockville Rd, Westmead 3610

When: Daily. 07h00 - 17h00 (Members are allowed 24hour access)

Groovy Balls Adventure Park

This family-fun amusement park and party venue offers zorbing, paintball and off-road go-karting.

Where: Lot 152, Off Capital Hill Drive, Cliffdale

When: Tuesday - Sunday 08h30 - 18h00 (Booking is essential)

Durban Funworld

If you thought that there was nothing better than spending a family day at the beach, think again. Durban has a beach side amusement park! Now you can have the beach views and keep the kids entertained for hours, with theme park rides, carnival lights, music and more, all while being transported back to your own childhood.

Where: Opposite Marine Parade Holiday Inn on Durban’s Beachfront

When: 11h00 - 18h00

Phezulu Safari Park

For a family excursion with a difference, take a drive to the Valley of 1000 Hills and enjoy a day in the wild at this African-bush-inspired Game Reserve. The kids will love the live crocodile show.

Where: Old Main Road, Bothas Hill, Durban

When: Daily, 08h00 - 16h30

Rhino River Lodge

Easter Holidays|Activities & Excursions|Things to do with Kids

We love this family orientated, Big 5 safari lodge found in the heart of the Zululand. It is the perfect bush holiday destination for a mid-getaway break away from the busy beach-crowds.

Where: Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal

There are so many child-friendly outdoor activities available in this holiday paradise, that we have created a separate blog post for it! Read more here.

Markets

Easter Holidays|Activities & Excursions|Things to do with Kids

The laid back atmosphere and variety of activities and produce on offer, make markets a fantastic family excursion destination and, luckily, Durban has a variety on offer!

 

Golden Hours Family Market

Where: C/O Uitsig Rd & Radar Dr, Durban

When: Sundays: 10h00 - 15h30

 

The Stables Lifestyle Market

Where: 9 Jaco Jackson Dr, opposite the Rugby Stadium, Durban

When: Wednesday & Friday: 18h00 - 22h00 | Sunday: 10h00 - 17h00

 

Essenwood Craft Market

Where: Stephen Dlamini Rd, Berea, Durban, 4001

When: Saturdays, 09h00 - 16h00

 

Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market

Where: Mr551 Rd, Outer West Durban

When: Saturdays, 06h00 - 10h30

Family Friendly Indoor Activities

Mangwanani African Kids Spa

Easter Holidays|Activities & Excursions|Things to do with Kids

Mangwanani has recently opened a kids’ spa at uShaka Marine World, offering kids’ pamper parties, as well as everyday pamper packages, ideal for some parent-child bonding.

Indoor Fun

Easter Holidays|Activities & Excursions|Things to do with Kids

For those rainy, indoor days, here is a list of fun indoor holiday activities (including a variety of inexpensive options).

If you are headed to Ballito - click here and here for child-friendly and family activities is this delightful coastal town.

Happy Easter everyone! We hope you have a wonderfully exciting family holiday. Let us know what you get up to?

 
Alexa A wife and mom, Alexa is an avid traveler always on the lookout for a new adventure. She is a high energy, natural influencer and inspiration to those around her. Although she has  based her career on sales and marketing, she studied politics, philosophy and economics. A passion for  writing has led her to blog on Things to do with Kids and on her personal blog called ‘Sleepless in Jozi”, which is focused on  life as a mommy, travelling and generally being a busy body. In her free time Alexa loves spending  quality time with her family, the outdoors, reading a good book and exploring new restaurants, markets  and activities. 

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