School Holidays 2017: What's on for families with kids in Cape Town this summer

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  • School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids
  • School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids

Things To Do With Kids: What’s on this summer in Cape Town?

 

Hip-hip-Hooray! It is almost school holidays and Charlene has put together a comprehensive list off fun holiday activities and things to do with kids in Cape Town, South Africa, this summer! You will never be at a loss for ideas and no one will be bored with these boredom busters. Enjoy fun time together with your families at these events, catering for kids under 12 too!

Outdoor activity ideas:

Noddy Party 2017, Somerset West, Cape Town

The Noddy Party is one of the oldest ongoing fundraising projects in South Africa. Parents can bring a picnic to enjoy while Noddy and friends entertain the little ones.

Where: Vergelegen Wine Estate, Somerset West

When: 30 November 2017

Contact:  info@nody.org.za | www.webtickets.co.za

The Galileo, Cape Town

School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids

The Galileo has opened its doors once again for summer. Come and enjoy a selection of great movies at selected beautiful venues throughout Cape Town.

Some kids movie nights:

  • Finding Dory: 7 December at the V&A Waterfront venue
  • Moana:  10 December at Kelvin Grove

Where: Please see the website for more information on movies and venues

When: See website for more information

Contact: 021 447 1641 | The Galileo

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

From the end of November to the beginning of April, various musical concerts will be held on the lawns of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. The whole family can enjoy a wonderful picnic and some of the best live music.

Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

When: See website for the different times and concerts

Contact: 021 799 8783| www.sanbi.org/events

Carols by candlelight Vergelegen, Somerset West

School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids

Experience and enjoy a picnic out on the lawns of the Vergelegen Estate. Sing Carols and have a good time watch a Christmas entertainment under the stars.

Where: Vergelegen Estate

When: 13 December 2017, Wednesday

Contact: 021 852 4608 | Book online at Computicket

Sterrekykpiekniek, Paarl

Come learn all about the stars at the Taal Monument on Paarl Mountain at the Stargazing picnic in collaboration with the Orion Observation Group (OOG). Bring your own picnic.

Where: Die Afrikaans Taalmonument

When: 11 November 2017 and 16 December 2017 – See website for further dates in 2018

Contact:  www.taalmuseum.co.za or you can book online at Computicket

Full Moon Picnic, Paarl

School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids

Come and enjoy a picnic by moonlight at the Paarl Monument.

Where: Die Afrikaans Taalmonument

When: 1 December 2017 – see website for dates in 2018

Contact: www.taalmuseum.co.za or book online at Computicket

Festival of white lights at Spier, Stellenbosch

School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids

This is an annual event at Spier where the family can enjoy various performances. Arrive early and enjoy a picnic or go to PJ Vadas’ Hoghouse BBQ and bakery for some lekker farm-style food.

Where: Spier Wine Farm

When: 8 December 2017

Contact: 021 809 1100 | www.spier.co.za

Ratanga Junction Theme Park

Ratanga has more than 30 attractions, including 23 rides ranging from Kids to family rides and thrill rides for the more intrepid adventurers.

Where: Ratanga Junction, Century City

When: Please see website for opening times and dates

Contact: 021 206 1111 | Ratanga Junction (https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/content/ratanga-junction-park-cape-town)

Kids hooping at Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West

School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids

I love hooping and I know many kids like to hula hoop too. So why not join a class at Lourensford Wine Estate at the Life Retreat Studio. They offer Saturday morning kids classes and a Sunday family fun day while the Lourensford market is on.

Where: Lourensford Estate, Life Retreat

When: Saturday’s from 09:00-10:00. Please inquire as dates and time may change.

Contact: 087 1505 042 | Lourensford Wine Estate (https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/content/lourensford-wine-estate)

Club Mykonos Festival, Langebaan

The festival grounds at Mykonos Langebaan will play host to the highly-anticipated annual Mykonos Festival. This is yet another initiative by Mykonos Casino and Resort to bring only the best in family entertainment to the West Coast area, with exciting competitions and entertainment for all ages.

Where: Club Mykonos Resort

When: 1 5 and 16 December 2017

Contact: info@clubmykonos.co.za | www.letsgo.co.za

While you are exploring the Cape West Coast, visit Groote Post Country Market's, Christmas Market

Find arts, crafts, food, decor and plenty of kids’ activities, definitely a country market to visit these holidays.

Where:  Groote Post Estate

When: Christmas market is on the 17 December 2017

Contact: 022 451 2202 www.grootepostcountrymarket.co.za

Stargazing at the Waterfront

Enjoy live telescope views of the sun, moon, stars, and planets during this exclusive, free stargazing event.

Where: V&A Waterfront Swing Bridge (weather permitting)

When: Please see website for more details

Contact: 082 335 4851 | V&A Waterfront kids activities (https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/child-friendly/v-waterfront-kids-activities-cape-town)

Tygerberg Children’s Choir Christmas Concert

A multi-award-winning choir performing their annual Christmas Concert

Where: Endler Hall, Cnr Victoria and Neethling Streets, Stellenbosch

When: 2 and 3rd December 2017

Contact: 021 808 2358 | Book at Computicket

Indoor activity ideas for this summer:

Come rain or shine- there will be fun for all visiting Cape Town and surrounds this school holiday. Whether it’s raining or the sun that is sending you back indoors, you can be sure to have fun at these events.

Get a touch of culture

Frog Prince, Artscape, Cape Town

Bring the kids to enjoy a fun theatre experience. A story about a Prince who is turned into a frog and a kiss from a Princess is the only thing that can save him. Oh, and there is, of course, an evil witch who tries to spoil everything. Come and help the Princes and Princess foil the witch’s plans.

Where: Artscape Theatre

When: 9 December 2017

Contact: 21 410 9800 | www.artscape.co.za

V&A Waterfront, Amphitheatre Cape Town

Alex in Waterland

This is a part of the V&A Ocean Life Festival. The theatre show helps kids to learn about pollution, especially plastic in our oceans. Join Alex and friends as he tries to save the planet from pollution.

Where: The V&A Amphitheatre

When: 2,3rd December 2017

Contact:  021 408 7600 | V&A Waterfront kids Activities 

Shrek the musical, The Playhouse, Somerset West

School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids

Family fun is to be had when you come to the Playhouse theatre. The kids will love this musical adaptation of the movie, Shrek.

Where: The Playhouse

When: Please check website for dates and times

Contact: 082 678 9077 | Book at Computicket

More Fun Activities to do with kids in the school holidays

Bugz Playpark birthday bash, Joostenbergvlakte

Bugz is turning 10, so don’t miss out on this event, there will be plenty to see and do. Magic shows, games, fun competitions, and of course candy floss. A day filled with play, excitement, and fun.

Where: Bugz Playpark

When: 9 December 2017

Contact: 021 988 8836 | www.bugzplaypark.co.za

Cool Runnings

School Holidays 2017 | Family activities | Whats on this summer | Cape Town | Things To Do With Kids

This is a summer activity your kids will want to do over and over again. I recently enjoyed a day out with the family here and everybody had a fun time, adults and kids.

Where: Cool Runnings in Tygervalley

Contact: 021 949 4439 | Cool Runnings (https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/content/cool-runnings)

The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio, Paarl

Come and have a look and find out all about farming with Alpacas. Have a look at the beautifully handcrafted products and afterward sit down and enjoy some delicious cake and coffee. The kids can enjoy the petting zoo and jungle gym or join the Alpaca barn tour.

Where: The Alpaca Loom Shop in Paarl

Contact: 084 793 3666 The Alpaca Loom Studio (https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/content/alpaca-loom-coffee-shop-and-weaving-studio)

Acrobranch, Cape Town

This is a great outdoor adventure for the kids. The kids will have fun swinging through the trees on zip lines. There are different courses available to suite everybody’s level from toddlers through to adult challenges.

Where: Hout Bay

Contact: 021 201 1121 Acrobranch, Cape Town (https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/content/acrobranch-adventures-kids-party-venues-cape-town)

As you can see there are plenty of things to do and see. Have fun and enjoy those precious moments with the family, making memories that last a lifetime.

For more information please visit: Fun things to do with kids in Cape Town

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