Things to do with Kids this Winter in Durban

Things to do with Kids this Winter in Durban

What’s on this Winter in Durban and Surrounds

Durban, with its tropical warm weather, is the best place to visit in winter: it’s cool enough not to cause a sweat and it’s never too cold for the beach. In other words, it has the perfect weather for fun family excursions and activities.

If you are lucky enough to be in this part of the world this winter holiday, here is our bucket list of family-friendly fun, thrill and adventure.

Also read our guides on things to do with kids in Johannesburg, what's on in Cape Town and things to do with kids on to the Garden Route.

Kid-Friendly Events this Winter 2019

15 May - 14 August 2019

Arts & Culture (Activities & Excursions)

Ingane Yami Benefit Concert (Kloof)

This exciting benefit concert is brought to you by two of South Africa’s premiere school music departments (Hilton College & St Mary’s DSG) in support of an amazing cause by raising funds and awareness for Ingane Yami Children’s Village.

When: 22 May 2019

Where: Amphitheatre at St Mary's DSG, 30 St Marys Road, Kloof, 3640, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Ages: All


CURRO HCA Winter Fair (Hillcrest)

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Durban

This outdoor celebration is centred on community, family and fun and will feature sports demonstrations and games, a kid’s adventure playground, exhibitions by local businesses, food outlets, stage activities and more.

When: 25 May 2019

Where: CURRO HCA , Blessing Ninela Road 2, Hillcrest, South Africa, 3650

Ages: All


Peppa Pig LIVE! (Durban)

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

We have some good news for those Peppa Pig fans among you! Peppa Pig LIVE! is back in September this year so get those tickets before they sell out. This action-packed live stage show is especially designed to give young fans an unforgettable first live theatre experience.

When: 13 – 15 September 2019

Where: Suncoast Casino Hotels and Entertainment Suncoast Boulevard, O R Tambo Parade, Durban, 4056

Ages: All

Contact: Peppa Pig Live | Durban

Holiday Programmes

Sugar Bay Holiday Camp (Zinkwazi Beach)

A fun children's holiday programme which offers sleepover camps for children between the ages of 7 and 17 years old.

When: School holidays

Where: 21 Nkwazi Drive, Zinkwazi Beach, 4480

Ages: 7 - 17


Busyballers (Berea)

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Durban

A positive and fun sporting experience for kids.

When: School holidays

Where: Musgrave Berea, 4001

Ages: 0 - 9


Lifestyle Activities (Outdoor Excursions & Activities)

Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk (Durban)

In support of the Sole To Sole charity (a cause dedicated to distributing shoes among the less fortunate), the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk will donate your pair of used shoes after you take part in the family-friendly walking event.

When: 19 May 2019

Where: Start Ushaka Marine World

Ages: 5+


Miss Messy Run (Pinetown)

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Durban

Expect only fun in the form of mud, colour, inflatable obstacles and foam at this ladies-only running event (4km).

When: 25 May 2019

Where: Giba Gorge MTB Park, 110 Stockville Road, Pinetown, KZN South Africa

Ages: 5+


Ntenga Foundation Charity Run / Walk 5 & 10km (Durban)

Have fun while supporting a good cause as all the funds raised at this sporting event will go towards buying school shoes for underprivileged children.

When: 17 June 2019

Where: Moses Mabhida Stadium, 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban, 4023

Ages: All


Blythedale Fun Ride (Blythedale)

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Durban

Take the family on an active adventure at this amazing farm with its awesome tracks through canelands and bush and its spectacular scenic ocean views. There will also a kids' loop available.

When: 02 June 2019

Where: Blythedale Farm, Blythedale Beach , South Africa, 4449

Ages: 5+


Durban Funworld (Durban)

The name says it all – a world of fun awaits kids and adults alike at this amusement park, situated on the Durban beachfront.

Where: Opposite Marine Parade Holiday Inn on Durban’s Beachfront

When: 11h00 - 18h00


Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park (Pinetown)

How does a 40km mountain bike trail sound to you? Like the perfect way to get fit and active while bonding as a family? Then this place is a definite holiday must. Also expect a BMX track, a child-friendly restaurant and picnic spots.

Where: 110 Stockville Rd, Westmead 3610

When: Open Daily: 07h00 - 17h00 (Members are allowed 24hour access)


Hillcrest Paintball (Bothas Hill)

If your kids like strategy and action, then a game a Paintball is the ideal activity for them.

Where: 15 Wootton Ave, Bothas Hill, Durban

When: Open Daily: 08h00 – 17h00


Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve (Umhlanga)

This nature reserve offers stunning hiking and walking trails through a dune forest, across a lagoon at the mouth of the Ohlange River, and finally to the beach. Pack a picnic basket, look for birds and enjoy a family day in nature.

Daily guided walks are available, bookings and enquiries to be done at the Breakers Hotel.

Where: Hawaan, Blackburn

When: Open Daily: 08h00 – 17h00


Phezulu Safari Park (Valley of 1000 Hills)

This game reserve, situated in the Valley of 1000 Hills, offers a crocodile and snake park, among its many other game-viewing pleasures, and as such is an exciting venue for a day trip family outing.

Where: Old Main Road, Bothas Hill, Durban

When: Open Daily: 08h00 - 16h30


11. Rhino River Lodge (Hluhluwe Game Reserve)

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This luxury family-friendly game reserve and lodge offers families the perfect bushveld getaway (without any Malaria).

Where: Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal


Outdoor Fun 

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

There are so many child-friendly outdoor activities available in this holiday paradise, including a trip in a steam train and a family outing to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, that we have created a separate blog post for it! Read more here:

52 Things to Do With Kids in Durban

Family Adventure Activities

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If adventure is the name of your family's game, then be sure to read our post on 10 exhilarating outdoor adventure activities in Durban.

Family-Friendly Markets

Who doesn’t love a relaxing stroll through a market, to browse, shop and eat? Markets even offer kids entertainment and activities.

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: Monday - Saturday: 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

Umhlali Village Market

Where: Umhlali Village Main Road

When: Every last Saturday of the month

Indoor Activities and Excursions

Jump for Joy Trampoline Park

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

Should you have the bad luck of a miserable day, take an indoor day and ‘jump for joy’, literally, at KZN’s first trampoline park.

Where: Unit 4 Chestnut Grove Industrial, 122 Brakenhill Road, Waterfall | 7 Travertine Crescent, Durban North

When: Open Daily: 10h00 - 18h00

Mangwanani African Kids Spa

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

Another fabulous indoor activity is a day at the spa! And now you can take the kids along so that they can also get pampered!

Where: uShaka Marine World

When: Open Daily: 08h00 – 17h00

Indoor Fun 

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

For those rainy, indoor days, here is a list of fun indoor play venues.

Child-Friendly Restaurants

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

Durban Restaurants Guide

We have put together a guide to 30 child-friendly restaurants in Durban & surrounds, including Howick, Umhlanga, Ballito and Salt Rock.

Ballito Getaway

Family Fun in Ballito

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

If you are heading to Ballito - read our list of child-friendly and family activities in this delightful coastal town, titled Mojitos in Ballito

ATKV Natalia Resort Winter Entertainment Programme

ATKV Natalia | KwaZulu-Natal | Child-friendly family accommodation

If you are going on holiday to Durban, make sure to book your stay at ATKV Natalia. They have a wonderful Winter holiday programme planned.

More Information: ATKV Natalia

Stay warm this winter and be sure to collect lots of fabulous family memories!





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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