Can you feel it? Spring is in the air!
What's On this Spring Cape Town 2018
Just in case the birds chirping and the beautiful displays of colour and various shades of green are not enough to put a spring into your step, we have put together a complete guide to things to do with kids in Cape Town during the next couple of months. The time for family excursions and activities in the warm spring sun has arrived!
Spending the holiday in another part of our beautiful country? Read our guides: Things to do with Kids this Spring in Johannesburg, Things to do with Kids this Spring in Durban and Things to do with Kids this Spring in the Garden Route.
For family-friendly picnic spots and child-friendly restaurants, be sure to read Cape Town's Favourite Family-friendly Picnic Spots and 50+ Child-friendly Restaurants in Cape Town, Northern Suburbs and Cape Winelands 2018.
There are also some Free Things To Do With Kids Around Cape Town this school holiday.
The Chocolate Festival
Area: Anura Estate, Stellenbosch
Date: 18 – 19 August 2018
The name alone makes us want to jump into the car! An entire festival dedicated to magical chocolate, expect a chocolate fountain, artisanal chocolatiers, bakers and sweet makers, as well as live music, kids’ entertainment and gin, bubbly, wine bars and craft beer. Children under 18 enter free.
CT Street Food Festival
Area: Cape Town
Date: 1 – 2 September 2018
Anybody loves a good festival and everybody loves delicious authentic South African food. Pair this with delicious kid-friendly snacks like ice-cream and popcorn and you have a winning family outing.
Franschhoek Uncorked Festival
Date: 15 – 16 September 2018
Visit the magical Franschhoek valley for this family-friendly fun-filled festival. Highlights of this event include themed tastings, bespoke meals, live music, old school lawn games and more.
SA National Parks Week
Area: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town
Date: 10 – 14 September 2018
Visit any of the 21 national parks during this week for a family excursion into our beautiful outdoors and get free entrance. This initiative applies to day visitors and is aimed at local communities.
Darling Wildflower Show
Date: 16 – 18 September 2018
Help preserve our endangered floral kingdom by visiting the annual Wildflower Show. Expect a mesmerising display of fynbos as well as access to the pristine wetland at Oude Post, a large variety of kids’ entertainment, food and craft stalls, tractor rides, a wine and beer tent and more.
Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival
Area: Tokai, Cape Town
Date: 16 September 2018
If you love pizza and pasta (I know, who doesn’t?!?), then this one-of-a-kind festival, showcasing our Mother City’s favourite eateries, is the family-friendly event, with live music and kids’ entertainment, for you.
One Word Festival
Date: 22-23 September 2018
Escape your busy day-to-day routine and visit this 2-day music festival. Expect local commercial bands, arts and crafts, poetry, buskers, massages, yoga, tai chi, storytelling, children's activities and much more.
Die Groot Plaasproe
Area: Sandringham, Stellenbosch
Date: 11 – 13 October 2018
Aimed at lovers of the outdoors, this 3-day festival promises a taste of real farm life, traditional ‘boerekos’, craft beer and a chance to meet over 300 farm animals.
Contact: Die Groot PlaasProe
There are many kid-friendly events on in Cape Town if you would like to add an event go to our Home Page to list your event. Write in the comments below if you have any family experiences to share with us.
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