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: email@example.com | www.webtickets.co.za
The Galileo, Cape Town
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
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
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
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
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.
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