Free and inexpensive things to do with kids around Cape Town this school holiday

  • Winter 2017 Free and inexpensive things to do with kids

2017 Winter School holiday activities 

Break-up day is is here! If you have one weekend to go before payday arrives- we have awesome news for you. In our FREE winter magazine ( ) we have a wide variety of free and inexpensive things to do with the kids this school holiday, including some discount coupons and freebies. If your child did not get one at school, don't despair - you can still view it online.  I have divided this post into "Free for kids" , then "Free activities and activities under R100" and "Coupons" where you will have to print the coupon and show it in order to claim your discount.

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1.Free for kids:


Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers two kids a free ride with every adult return ticket purchased. When you are at the top they can get a free map and explore table mountain. Enjoy lunch for only R53.50 per child or take your picnic basket with. Read here about the Table Mountain 2017 Kidz Season Package.

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City Sightseeing

The hop on hop off bus and harbour cruises at the V&A Waterfront offers two kids free rides with every adult ticket purchased. Save save save- see more about the hop on hop off family special here!

Ferrymans Tavern + family restaurant

Winter 2017 activities- Family friendly restaurants Cape Town

Kids can eat free from Mondays to Thursdays at Ferrymans at the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. They offer a fun, enclosed outdoor play area- see the detail here and adults can enjoy good food, local beer and sport.


2. Free and inexpensive family and kids activities near Cape Town this winter holiday 

I have included prices where possible and you can also scroll down to the coupons section for even more money savers!



V&A Waterfront

V & A Waterfront has  an extensive line-up of family activities. Coming from the northern suburbs of Cape Town, I never really knew what a fantastic family entertainment hub the V&A Waterfront is. Yes, we all know about the Aquarium and the Cape Wheel, but they also have the loveliest harbour cruises, a scratch patch, indoor put-put for the rainy days, family friendly restaurants like Ferrymans (below) and more. This winter, they offer activities from 100% Free to R75 per ticket. 

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Here is a summary of some of the FREE activities as well as activities for under R100 per person -read the full blog on their winter holiday kids activities here

  • Memorable Ice Skating at Fantasy Skate
    • Cost: R 30.00 per 20min slot (price includes skate rental, optional socks available at R 12.00)
  • Pump Track
    • Cost: R 75.00 (tickets can be bought at the door)
  • A Stargazing Experience
    • Cost: FREE
  • Kids Studio: From Farm to Family
    • Discover,  Learn, Grow, Taste, Share
    • Cost: R 30.00 per child | R 50.00 for two children
  • PLAY-DOH Kitchen Creations Junior Chef Competition
    • Where: Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre
    • Cost: FREE

outdoor, active activities Cape Town | Things to do with kids Winter 2017

Pump track at V&A Waterfront


Share your holiday pictures with us on social media and stand a chance to win R2000.00.  - read more here. 

Photo competition Cape Town Kids

Cave golf 

Cave Golf at the V&A Waterfront presents you with a very interesting putt putt experience. The indoor course offers you 18 holes which are deceptively difficult.

Cost:  is R42 per player of which R20 is a refundable deposit. 

Grand West Funky Packs

This bulk entertainment pack will save you lots and is the ideal INDOOR playdate.

The Funky Pack combines a meal at Subz, an indulgent ring doughnut at Doughnut Hive and an ice skating session at The Ice Station. The meal at Subz includes any chicken Subz and a 250ml Henties juice. This package offers R117 worth of value for R75.

The Cool Pack combines a meal at Nando’s, a party pack at Doughnut Hive, an ice skating session at The Ice Station and ten pin bowling or laser tag at The Magic Company. The Nando’s meal includes a quarter chicken, single chips and a roll. The Cool Pack delivers R180 worth of value for R130 per pack. The Fun Packs are suitable for children aged five to 17. Fun Packs can be purchased at Doughnut Hive. 

2017 Winter Cape Town Activities Northern Suburbs Winelands

Family friendly shopping centers:

Cape Gate Into the Jungle

Cape Gate in the Northern suburbs has great movies for kids and family ablution. They also have indoor entertainment- Into The Jungle where kids can play and explore while mommy watches, or shops. Into the Jungle is suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 10 years old and is only R60 per child per day.

3. Coupons: 

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

Le Bonheur Crocodile farm offers a "Buy one tour, get one free" option when you go for a croc pond tour and animal encounter. Book a picnic and spend the day with catch and release fishing if you wish . Download and print the coupon from page 20 if you did not get a print magazine. They are valid until October 2017.

Animal touch farm Paarl

Family friendly restaurant Ocean Basket:

Ocean Basket Glengarry has a new kids' play area - print this voucher and take it in for a free kids meal!


Road trip ideas:

Join Tulbagh for the Christmas in Winter festival- just an hour drive from Cape Town with a chance of snow! 

Winter Wonderland promises to entertain families with young kids in Gordon's Bay, Cape Winelands. 


Now that should keep you busy without breaking the bank! Let me know how you found the magazine, what you would like to see more of in comments.

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For more information please visit: Things to do in Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and Northern Suburbs

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