What's on this Easter & Autumn in Durban

What's on this Easter & Autumn in Durban

Easter 2020 has arrived, bringing with it Autumn and the cooler weather to most parts of our mesmerising country. 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 living in this magical place or those of you planning on spending your family getaway in and around Durban, here are some fun activities to do with kids to fill up your Easter buckets! Make the most of the outdoors these school holidays.

(See what's on in Cape Town, Johannesburg and on the Garden Route this Autumn)

Read our Things to do With Kids in Durban under R100 and 52 things to do With Kids in Durban for other ideas of what to do!

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Durban | Things to do With Kids

What’s on this Autumn 2020

March 2020 to May 2020 – Easter Edition

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Durban Dessert Festival, Umhlanga (Durban)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Durban | Things to do With Kids

Durban’s sweetest festival returns. It is the ultimate sweet tooth paradise. They will have over 25 dessert and food stands, Live Music, DJ’s and food demos. Bring along the whole family and indulge. Tickets include entry into the festival and all of the entertainment.

Adults: R50 | Children: R20 | Children under 12 are Free

*Please note tickets brought from unauthorised agents or third parties are not valid and admission to an Event on the strength of such tickets will not be permitted

When: Saturday, 28 March at 10:00 – Sunday, 29 March at 20:00

Where: Park Square, Park Avenue, Umhlanga, Durban

Who: 2-4, 5-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 064 809 2066


Extreme Bugs Exhibition, Westville (Durban)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Durban | Things to do With Kids

A new exhibit Extreme Bug Exhibition featuring the amazing behaviours and extreme characteristics of some of the earth’s most fascinating creatures—insects. The exhibition will feature giant, moving, hissing, clicking insects from different parts of the world. Imagine this: a 6m Tarantula and a 6m Scorpion from head to tail. Ideal for family outing, kid’s parties and school groups excursions.

Some activities are included in the standard entrance ticket and other excluded activities are R30.

Adults: From R80 | Children: From R60 | Family of four: From R250 two adults and 2 kids

When: Friday, 1 May – Sunday, 3 May, 10:00am – 18:00pm

Where: Westville Park Gardens, Williams Road, Westville

Who: 0-1, 2-4, 5-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 063 988 5527


Easter in the Wild, Yellow Wood Park (Durban)


Are you looking for a truly unique Easter egg hunt experience for you and the kids? Then look no further. Join everyone at the Kenneth Stainbank Nature reserve for the wild easter egg hunt. Walk on the Stainbank trails and experience the wildlife in their natural habitat while you look for your eggs. There will be snacks, finger foods and drinks on sale.

Accompanying adults: R20 | Children: R80

When: Sunday, 12 April 2020 from 10:00-12:00

Where: Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, Coedmore Ave, Yellow Wood Park

Who: 0-1, 2-4, 5-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 031-462 1127


The Musgrave Market, Musgrave (Durban)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Durban | Things to do With Kids

The Musgrave Market is held at Berea Park under the lush canopy of trees that line this beautiful park. The market is wheelchair and animal friendly so you can bring the whole family along. The kids will stay occupied with the kid’s entertainment available while you browse the variety of stalls selling everything from one of a kind handmade items to bargain second-hand items. There are lots of food options so you can grab something to eat and sit back and relax whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

Free Admission

When: Saturday, 21 March 2020 from 09:00-14:00

Where: Berea park, Stephen Dlamini Road, Musgrave Durban

Who: 0-1, 2-4, 5-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 0736256725


Family Picnic Funday, Emlanjeni (Durban)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Durban | Things to do With Kids

The more you praise and celebrate your life the more there is in life to remember. This family picnic fun day includes access to all the games. And a bonus, food and drinks for the day are included as well.

Activities on the day:

  • Games
  • Jumping Castle
  • Water Slide
  • Music and much more!

Adults: R50 | Children: R150

When: Sunday, 29 March 2020 from 10:00-18:00

Where: 6 Phongolo Rd, Emlanjeni, KwaMashu

Who: 0-1, 2-4, 5-9, 10-12, 13+

Tel: 0796608818


Fun Outdoor Activities this Autumn, Durban

Scootours, Drakensberg

Markets, Durban

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Durban | 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

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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