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Things to do with Kids this Spring in Durban 2019

Things to do with Kids this Spring in Durban 2019

What's on in Durban this Holiday

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate this happy, colourful time of year than by indulging in quality family time during the school holidays. If you are lucky enough to be in this tropical and relaxed part of the world, called Durban, this spring holiday, here is your bucket list of family-friendly fun, thrill and adventure:

Spending the holiday in another part of our beautiful country? Read our guides: Things to do with Kids this Spring in Cape Town, Things to do with Kids this Spring in Johannesburg and Things to do with Kids the Spring in the Garden Route.

Kid-Friendly Events

Lifestyle

Mama Magaic Baby Expo 2019

What's On | Durban | Things to do With Kids

Bring the kids along to see South Africa’s favourite purple dinosaur, Barney, live on stage and shop until you drop at Baby City. You can also have all your parenting questions answered at the Huggies Experts Lounge and there are also nappy change and breastfeeding rooms available for your convenience. Expectant moms can also enter the Pampers Premium Care Baby on Board competition where they can stand the chance to win a pregnancy starter pack that will ensure that you and your baby have the best start!

Entrance Fee: R75 per adult & R30 per additional child.

NB: 1 adult permits 2 children under 10 years free. T's & C's Apply.

When: 30 August 2019 - 1 September 2019

Where: Durban Exhibition Centre

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For more information: http://www.mamamagic.co.za/exhibitions/durban/

Durban Homeschool Expo

What's On | Durban | Things to do With Kids

The annual Home-school Expo in Durban is organised by the SAHomeschoolers in co-operation with Kragdag. It offers a number of things to make it worthwhile for parents that are considering home education, parents that have just started and experienced parents. There is a curriculum expo with a large variety of exhibitors. At the seminar experts will discuss various subjects related to home education. You can meet other home-schooling parents in the food court and there is plenty of space for children to play. Workshops will be presented by well-known speakers.

Entrance: R70 at door

When: 9 November 2019 from 09:00-15:00

Where: Anthem Church (37 Mackuertan Avenue, Durban North)

Who: Toddlers to adults

For more information: Durban Homeschool Expo

Durban Cheese and Wine Festival

School Holiday|Activities|Durban|Things to do with Kids

Cheese and wine are the only words I need to see to want to jump in the car and go! Pack a picnic blanket, indulge in some amazing foodie treats (i.e. a selection of South African wine and cheeses, speciality coffee, charcuterie and artisanal bread and enjoy the Durban climate, sun and live music. Watch the sun setting whilst sipping on an unlimited supply of top South African vino!

When: 5 October 2019

Where: Chris Saunders Park, Umhlanga

Who: Date Night | Adults only

For more information: Durban Cheese and Wine Festival | Tickets available soon at Web tickets.

Durban Street Food Festival 

School Holiday|Activities|Durban|Things to do with Kids

Come hungry for Durban's most exciting and diverse Food and Lifestyle festival! Experience the varied flavours and textures of Durban food culture and indulge a day of deliciousness. While you tease your taste buds with African, Indian, Asian and other mouthwatering flavors, enjoy the sumptuous sounds of the finest local musical talent, with live musicians by day and DJs when the sun goes down. Laugh and relax as you’re entertained.

Family fun and excitement let the Durban Street Food Festival entertain you and the whole family.

Tickets: R50 Adults | Kids under 12 free

When: 27 – 29 September 2019

Where: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For more information: Durban Street Food Festival

Fun Day for Special Needs kids

This is a FUN DAY for all 'kids with disabilities". There will also be a Flea Market which will includes Food Stalls for your convenience. So, bring the family ALONG & enjoy your day. The kids can enjoy a jumping castle and foam pit. There will also be a chance for the kids to paint on canvas, train rides and face painting. Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without popcorn and candyfloss.

Entrance Fee: Adults: R20 | Children: R10 | Special Needs Child: Free

When: 29 September 2019 | 10:00 - 17:00

Where: 11 Kinmount Ave, Hillary, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For more information: Fun Day for Special Needs kids

Outdoor Excursions & Activities

Family-Friendly Outdoor Excursions

The Howick Hospice Family Colour Fun Run

What's On | Durban | Things to do With Kids

Howick Hospice ensures access to Palliative Care Services for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of a life-threatening illness and reduced life expectancy. Holistic care and support extend to patients and families through direct patient care, training, referral, and the development of Strategic partnerships within Howick and its environs. The Howick Hospice Family Colour Fun Run is less about your time and more about the fun. The aim is to start clean and finish with as much colour on you as possible. After participants have completed the race the Howick Hospice Market is there to feed and entertain you.

Individual Tickets: 05 Sep 2019 - R125 | Scholar (10 years and Older): 05 Sep 2019 - R85 | Kids (2- 9 Years): 05 Sep 2019 - R30

When: 7th of September from 6:30 – 7:30

Where: 30 Amber Ave, Greendale Park, Howick

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For More Information: The Howick Hospice Family Colour Fun Run

Glenashley Spring Run/Walk & Family Fair

What's On | Durban | Things to do With Kids this Spring 2019

Join us for a 5km run or walk, departing from the School and through lower Virginia Bush. Enjoy delicious coffee, breakfast treats from the Glenashley Tuck Shop, a boerie roll or try one of our pop-up food stalls. Kids can enjoy the activities and inflatables, whilst you browse our market stalls.

When: 31 August 2019 from 07:00-12:30

Where: Glenashley Preparatory School

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For More Information: http://glenashleyprep.co.za

Kid’s Corner Open Days Market-Durban North

Kids’ Corner Open Days is a three-day pop-up market. We host a variety of vendors supplying exclusive and reputable ranges of baby and kids products and accessories. Books, toys, games, clothes, educational resources and more!

When: 3 October at 09:00 – 5 October at 14:00

Where: St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For More Information: Kid’s Corner Open Days Market

Little Dolphin Pre-Primary School Fun Day 2019

Little Dolphin is proud to present the 2019 Fun Day Event. It is an annual fund-raising event that is well attended by students, their families, Old Boys and Girls, and the general community of Westville, Cowies Hill, and Reservoir Hills. The event focuses on family-oriented activities and includes a Fun walk, carousel rides, puppet shows, a tea garden, games, and a jumping castle. We invite local schools to send students to perform an item to showcase their talents, thus fostering relationships, with the local Primary Schools.

When: 24 August 2019 from 09:00-14:00

Where: Little dolphin pre-primary School

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For More Information: http://www.littledolphin.co.za/

Read this blog post, Outdoor Family Friendly Activities in Durban, to find a variety of fun outdoor activities for the family to enjoy (including some free and inexpensive ones).

Outdoor Adventure Activities

Read our latest post, 10 Exhilarating Outdoor Adventure Activities in Durban, to find our favourite adrenaline-fueled family activities.

Indoor Excursions & Activities

Durban Ice Arena: Foam Party On Ice

What's On | Durban | Things to do With Kids this Spring 2019

Durban Ice Arena is hosting the ever-popular Foam Party On Ice. Experience an evening with foam on the ice and non-stop ice-skating time from 7pm - 10pm. Loads of fun for the kids so book now to avoid disappointment.

When: 12 October 2019 (7pm – 10pm)

Where: 81 Somtseu Rd, North Beach

Who: Scholars to Adults

For More Information: Durban Ice Arena: Foam Party On Ice

Party & Play Venues

What's On | Durban | Things to do With Kids this Spring 2019

Our ultimate guide to child-friendly indoor play venues in Durban

Indoor Family Activities

Read this guide, aptly named, from inexpensive to fancy family friendly indoor activities in Durban for some inspiration to your next indoor family excursion.

Child Friendly Accommodation in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Skabenga's Pirate Birthday Party

Join us for an afternoon of fun, games and delicious treats celebrating Skabenga’s special day. Skabenga asks that instead of a present for him, please bring some food for his less fortunate furry friends. The event is to be held at the 5-star Oyster Box hotel, a member of Red Carnation Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, which stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront.

When: 25 and 26 September 2019 | 12:00 – 15:00

Where: Oyster Hotel, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For More Information: Skabenga's Pirate Birthday Party

ATKV – Natalia Child-Friendly Holiday Resort

ATKV Natalia | Durban | Child-friendly Accommodation

The inviting silver sands and sparkling blue waters of ATKV Natalia beach resort can be found just 40 km south of Durban. The Resort is a tropical paradise with balmy, blissful weather all year round. They have more than enough kids’ activities and Things to do With Kids at the Resort, which include a Semi-private beach with shark nets and lifeguards, Heated outdoor swimming pool, Miniature golf, Trampolines and much more. The Resort is offering a wonderful August special, 25% discount on any accommodation from 12 to the 31 August.

When: 12-31 August 2019

Where: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Who: Toddlers to Adults

For More Information: ATKV Natalia Child-friendly Accomodation

Child-Friendly Restaurants

Child-friendly Restaurants|Durban|Things to do with Kids 2019

We have put together an extensive list of 30+ child-friendly restaurants in Durban and surrounds.

If you are heading to Ballito – read our post, Mojitos in Ballito, for a list of child-friendly and family activities is this delightful coastal town. 

Happy spring!

xxx

Alexa 

Alexa

Alexa

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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