15 Fun Things to do in Durban this Easter

15 Fun Things to do in Durban this Easter

Autumn 2018 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:


(Read our blogs to find out what's on in Cape Town this Easter and what's on in Johannesburg this Easter.)


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Kid Friendly Events this Easter

Arts & Culture

Barry Hilton Live at Sibaya

This is something for families with older kids. Get ready for a fun night out filled with loud belly laughter and the odd (happy) tear.

When: The Rockwood | Sibaya Casino | Sibaya Dr | Umhlanga Rocks



Giba Night Trail Run Series

Take the family for an exciting and adventurous trail run in the dark. Don't forget your torches!

When: 04.04.18 | 17h30

Where: Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park | 110 Stockville Rd | Westmead


The Easter Eggsplorer

Let the kids explore the Durban Botanic Gardens during this epic Easter Egg Hunt.

When: 31.03.18 - 01.04.18 | 10h00 - 14h00

Where: Durban Botanic Gardens

Excursions & Activities

Jump 4 Joy Indoor Trampoline Park

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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: 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)


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

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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!

For the adventurous at heart, we have put together a fun guide to exhilarating outdoor adventure activities in Durban.


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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!


Sugar Rush Kiddies Market

This monthly market features an amazing variety of kids activities allowing the kids to bask in a day focused on them.

Where: Sugar Rush Park | Esenembe Rd | Ballito

When: 07.04.18: 08h00 - 15h00


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

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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

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For those rainy, indoor days, read our list of fun indoor school holiday activities (including a variety of inexpensive options), as well as our list of indoor play venues in Durban.

If you are headed to Ballito and looking for some child-friendly and family activities in this delightful coastal town, read our blogs titled Mojitos in Ballito and Our Family Beach Holiday in Comfort and Style.

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



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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