What's on This Autumn and Easter Holiday in Cape Town 2021
Autumn in Cape Town sees the trees and leaves turn bright red, vibrant orange and mustardy yellow. For a while, the wind seems to settle so Capetonians can enjoy balmy autumn days. This, along with Easter, makes it quite a magical time for families to enjoy outdoor activities, markets and festivals. Our personal favourite thing to do as a family over this period is to visit the wonderful Easter-egg hunts and see the excitement on the children’s faces as they search for brightly coloured eggs hidden in the gardens. Are you spending Easter at home with some special Easter traditions or will you be heading out? Tell us on Facebook! If you are still looking for ideas- here are some of our favourite Easter and school holiday entertainment ideas in Cape Town, Durbanville, the Cape Winelands and surrounds.
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What’s on around Cape Town this Autumn 2021
March 2021 to May 2021 – Easter Edition
Indoor Kids Activities Cape Town, Cape Winelands and Northern Suburbs
Visit GrandWest for a fun day out | Goodwood
As the largest entertainment and leisure destination of its kind in South Africa, GrandWest offers visitors a safe, non-stop fun experience. The Kids Fun Packs provide a fun experience for kids aged between 5 and 17 years while adding value for money. There are two different Kids Fun Razzle and Dazzle Packs that kids can choose from.
When: With the exception of The Ice Station, the Kids Fun Pack vouchers can be redeemed at any time. For ice skating, vouchers can only be redeemed during the following times:
- Weekdays from 10h00 to 12h30 or from 14h00 to 16h30
- Saturdays from 09h00 to 11h30 and from 12h00 to 14h30
- Sundays between 12h00 and 14h30.
Where: Cape Village, GrandWest
Who: The Kids Fun Packs cater for ages 5 to 17
Web: Visit the GrandWest website for further information or to purchase Fun Packs via Ticketpro.
Get ready for some epic holiday fun with Capegate Shopping Centre | Brackenfell
Join in some nature-loving fun at Capegate’s Upcycled Garden workshop this holiday! Kids of all ages are invited to create their own plant pot using recyclable materials and plant a seedling to take home. Not only will they learn how to create a mini garden, but they’ll also be taught how to care for their plant. There are 3 designs to create and a variety of plants to choose from. See if you can make them all! Take a selfie with your creation at the Upcycled Garden and stand a chance of winning one of 3 R500 Capegate gift cards.
When: 24-28 April 2021, Time: 10am – 1pm. The last session starts at 12.30. Sessions last 25 minutes and start every half an hour.
Where: Centre Court, Capegate Shopping Centre
Who: Toddlers to Teens
Virtual Easter Egg hunt- Willowbridge Shopping Centre | Tyger Valley
Children and parents are invited to find Willow and his friends. This exciting Virtual Easter Hunt combines a traditional Easter Egg Hunt with the latest cutting-edge technology. Follow the Willowbridge Shopping Centre Facebook & Instagram page for daily clues. Chocolaty treat bags may be collected every weekend from 26 March – 24 April. Find the golden eggs and win surprises from Kiddiwinks & The Dairy Den. Children do not need to find all the bunnies in one day and can make multiple trips to find them.
When: 26 March – 25 April 2021
Where: Willowbridge Shopping Centre | Tyger Valley
Who: Suitable for all ages, toddlers, school kids, tweens, teens and adults alike!
Spend a day at Playalot, indoor play park and entertainment facility | Kuils River
This Easter you can spend R400 at Playalot or Playalot Café and pop a balloon. No booby traps and prizes to the value of R10,000.00 to be won. This stunning, travel-themed adventure park features age-appropriate play zones as well as a Playalot Café, a VIP Lounge (licensed bar), a golf simulator, a beauty salon, a dance academy and a fitness studio. Their corporate offering consists of spacious workstations and meeting rooms with USB and HDMI facilities and uncapped wi-fi. Playalot offers a Europe-themed soft-play zone (ages 0 – 3), an Africa-themed zone (ages 4-9) and an Asia-themed zone (10-99)! Other unique offerings include a 5D cinema, climbing walls and a sky ride.
When: Saturday to Thursday – 9am to 5pm | Fridays – 9am to 7pm
Where: Located inside Haasendal Gables Shopping Centre
Who: Suitable for all ages, babies, toddlers, school kids, tweens, teens and adults alike!
Keep Your Kids Entertained at Wonderdal with their TWO 4 ONE special | Cape Winelands
At Wonderdal children can discover the worlds of science, nutrition and nature across a variety of indoor and outdoor activity zones. Bring a friend or sibling along for a 2-hour edutainment experience for FREE! Yes, when you buy one ticket, you receive the second one free. While their trained WonderPals make sure your little ones are safe and having fun, parents can enjoy the beautiful Hazendal Wine Estate, offering a range of culinary and cultural experiences for the whole family. Go, discover a world of wonders!
Where: Wonderdal on Hazendal Wine Estate, 60 Bottelary Rd, Stellenbosch
When: Valid until 30 April 2021, Note: Re-usable safety socks at R30 a pair are required to play in Wonderdal
Who: 5 - 13 (i.e activities are suited for preschoolers, school kids, tweens and teens)
MOYA – Acrobatic Art Film – presented by Zip Zap Circus
As a pivotal part of their evolution, Zip Zap Circus tell their next chapter through the launch of their first-ever acrobatic art film as a virtual screening at the end of April. Their professional wing pushes creative boundaries beautifully blending collective acrobatic work, African dance (including Gumboots and Pantsula), with traditional circus disciplines. Besides being a fundraiser, they aim to re-ignite the uniquely South African ‘gees’ and pride in our Country, Province, City and in our rainbow people. Proudly supported by: The National Arts Council, the African Culture Fund, WESGRO, French Institute of South Africa – IFAS Culture.
When: You can watch this art film on-demand anytime for a period of 48 hours from 00h00 on Saturday 24 April 2021 to 23h59 on Sunday 25 April 2021 - UTC +2. SAST.
Where: Global event as it is a virtual screening
Who: All ages
Tickets on Quicket
Outdoor Entertainment Ideas!
Starry-starry night out with the family | Cape Town and surrounds
The Galileo Open Air Cinema provides a magical and unique way of watching a movie together as a family, under the stars in the great outdoors. Adapting to Covid concerns, The Galileo now offers three styles of cinema for you to choose from:
The Galileo Royale: An exclusive VIP experience at a selection of intimate venues around Cape Town.
The Galileo Picnic: The much-loved, classic Galileo on the lawns of Kirstenbosch Gardens with an artisanal food market on location.
The Galileo Drive-In: A unique and nostalgic cinema experience from the safety & comfort of your car. Park backwards and pack the boot with blankets & pillows for an unforgettable experience.
When: Wednesdays | The Galileo Royale
Thursdays | The Galileo Picnic
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | The Galileo Drive-In
Where: Various venues across Cape Town, including Kirstenbosch Gardens, The Cape Academy & Cape Town High School.
Who: All ages are welcome (toddler, preschooler, school kids, tweens, teens, adults)
Go on a family adventure!
Get R100 off per person when you book your adventure with Cape Canopy Tours. For hours of continuous fun and time spent in nature, be sure to visit Cape Canopy Tours in the Overberg.
Go Easter Egg Hunting at Bon Amis | Durbanville
If you feel like a fuss-free Sunday afternoon, why don’t you spend it with us relaxing in our Bon Amis Restaurant whilst the kids run around hunting Easter eggs? Bloemendal also offers an outdoor kiddies play area, perfect to entertain the kids. Bring the younglings to Bon Amis Restaurant on Sunday, 4 April to celebrate Easter. The hunt begins at 2pm! Table bookings are required to avoid disappointment.
When: Sunday, 4th April 2021
Where: Bon Amis Restaurant on the Bloemendal Wine Estate
Who: Suitable for ages 5-9
Hop and hunt and Acrobranch outdoor play park | Cape Winelands + Southern Suburbs
Bunny hop for a discount or let the children hunt for Easter treats at Acrobranch Constantia and or Klein Joostenberg, Stellenbosch. Acrobranch is a fun outdoor activity that both adults and kids love. They offer birthday parties and team building activities too! Visit them these school holidays for an absolute fun day out!
When: 2 - 5 April 2021 (Easter events only) - Open for school holidays too!
Where: An Acrobranch play park near you
Home Entertainment Ideas
Get creative at home with Fitbrain | National
Easter Bunny Gingerbread House Kit is a fun family activity for all to enjoy! This very festive new edition Gingerbread House Kit comes all-inclusive with pre-baked panels, assorted candy, red, white and green icing & Piping Bags. It is the perfect, creative home entertainment option and makes a great gift!
When: Stock on hand as they are baked daily.
Who: All ages as a supervised activity
Blow out and decorate Easter eggs at home
Tracey recently shared a german tradition where they blow out eggs, let them dry and then decorate them for the tree. What a special and crafty tradition.
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#Jozimom #ACTIVITY With all things Covid-19 at the moment and South Africa going on a lock down, things are scary and daunting for moms, dads and children alike! Sebastian and I decided to let you in on what we did this week and hope it helps you have as much fun as we did doing it. Being part of a German family, some traditions are new to me, like Easter Egg Blowing. What you will need: Fresh eggs, A small pin and a toothpick (mom, you can prick the egg and let the little ones make it bigger with the toothpick), Bowl, Paper Towel, And a whole lot of patience and fun! Enjoy everyone and see you next week when we decorate them ;) . . . #withkids #FridayFeature #momblogger #momlife #funwithkids #kidsactivities #SocialDistancing #QuarantineandChill #StayHomeStaySafe #stayhome #TogetherAtHome #indoorplay #familyfun #familytime
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#Jozimom #FridayFeature As promised we are back this week with ideas on how to decorate your Easter eggs for the Easter Tree. 🥚🍭🥚 What you’ll need: -Food dye in any colour (soak them in the dye for a few hours and leave them to dry overnight) -coloured chalk. -bottle brushes. -stickers. -googly eyes. -an apron -the dye may stain clothes and hands. -a space to put eggs onto to dry, we used an egg tray. (Ps... I cheated and bought the dye decorating Easter kit from Woolworths 😉) We put together a small segment on how we did it and what we did but you must just have fun and go wild! Send us photos when you’re done 😃 . . . #withkids #Activity #Lockedinkids #momblogger #momlife #funwithkids #kidsactivities #SocialDistancing #QuarantineandChill #StayHomeStaySafe #stayhome #TogetherAtHome #indoorplay #familyfun #familytime
WIN with The Galileo Open Air Cinema
Win a drive-in experience with The Galileo Open Air Cinema! One family can win entrance to a 2021 screening of their choice. Make the day special by parking backwards and packing the boot with your favourite blankets & pillows.
To enter- simply answer the question on the Facebook post below.
Winners will be drawn via random selection and will be contacted via Facebook, so please be sure to check your notifications. Subject to availability and booking in advance.
The competition closes on 5 April 2021 at 23:55
Winners announced by 9 April 2021.
Terms and conditions apply.
Go Camping at a child-friendly camping resort (Western Cape)
With two extra holidays, Easter Weekend naturally calls for a getaway. What we love about camping is that you can take your own easter eggs and hide them in nature for the little ones to find. Choose a camping spot near Cape Town here. We love Kam Bati!
Visit our blog for more home entertainment ideas during Covid -19.
Find a child-friendly picnic spot near you
Do you want to enjoy this Easter outside and in the sunshine, why not visit one of the many child-friendly picnic spots in Cape Town! It is one of my favourite outings as you get a good mix of nature, open space and good food!
Visit a Child-Friendly Restaurant, Cape Town + Cape Winelands
As we gradually update our guide, feel free to contact your local child-friendly restaurant for a special time out. Please phone in advance to avoid disappointment as during lockdown things change on a daily basis.