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What's on This Autumn and Easter Holiday in Cape Town 2020

What's on This Autumn and Easter Holiday in Cape Town 2020

Autumn in Cape Town is the most beautiful time of the year. The trees and leaves turn a bright red, earthy brown, vibrant orange and mustardy yellow. Temperatures also stay quite pleasant and the sun loses its harshness. This, along with Easter, makes it quite a magical time for families to enjoy the many 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 scattered through the gardens.

(See what's on in Johannesburg, Durban and on the Garden Route this Summer)

Read our Things to do With Kids under R100 in CT and 55 fun things to do in Cape Town for other ideas of what to do!

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

What’s on this Autumn 2020

March 2020 to May 2020 – Easter Edition

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND FESTIVALS

Easter Monday Family Day, Tableview (West Coast)

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

Take part in this Egg-citing Easter fun family day in Table View. Loads of fun for the little ones with face painting, an Easter-egg hunt and jumping castle. (Please bring your own Easter-egg baskets). Enjoy a delicious Easter buffet offering beef, chicken, fish, baked potatoes and assorted salads.

Adults: R135 | Children under 12: R70

When: Monday 13 April, 12:00 - 18:00

Where: Driftwood Café, Cnr Hampstead Close & Parklands Main Rd, Table View

Who: All ages

Tel: 021 556 8897

Email: driftwoodcafe5@gmail.com

Easter Open Air Cinema, Durbanville, (Northern Suburbs)

**CANCELLED: Covid 19 Please view Galileo Webpage

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

Easter Open Air Cinema, Durbanville

The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents an Easter extravaganza with "Wonder Park" at Meerendal Wine Estate, under the stars! Complete with a kiddies playland (jumping castles, face painting, colouring in, games, activities) and an Easter-egg hunt, with child minders to keep the little ones busy while mom and dad relax on the lawn.
Adults: R170 (includes entry, backrest, blanket & Frey chocolate) | Children under 10 – Free

*Free tickets must be reserved online with paying tickets — limited to 2 free kids per transaction, must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Sunday 12 April, 16:00 - 21:00

Where: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville Hills

Who: Toddlers, Teens, Adults

Tel: 071 471 8728

Email: hello@thegalileo.co.za

Web: Galileo Open Air Cinema

#Win: Win a family package for four to The Galileo Open Air Cinema. Competition ends 2 April 2020.

Durbanville Plaasfees, Durbanville (Northern Suburbs)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

Celebrate the flavours, sounds and wholesome fun of farm life! Entertainment for adults and children, from live performances to magicians, spinning wheels and cash tubes to a Draadkar Grand Prix. Edu Animals will give an educational talk with rescued animals like hedgehogs, reptiles, whippets, tarantulas, as well as raptor and snake demos. Honest-to-goodness farm food – it’s all there! Browse among the variety of stalls and do not forget to visit the Builders’ Trade Fair. Family fun at its best with a 100% farm flavour.

Adults: R70 | Children 2 and older: R30

When: Saturday, 14 March from 08:30

Where: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville

Who: 2 years and older

Tel: 082 376 3236

Email: plaasfees@bergsigdv.co.za

#Win: Family fun on the farm for young and old - Win tickets to the Durbanville Plaasfees

Houtstok 2020 Family Festival, Langebaan (West Coast)

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

The 4th Houtstok Radio Family Festival takes place at the sports grounds in Langebaan. The festival is ultimately about family and not just the performing artists. It’s a Woodstock-style family festival for all ages. Enjoy good food, good music and good company. All supporters of Houtstok will gather here to meet and mingle, while various sports events will cater for the more physical visitors too.

Adults: R100 | Children under 16: R75 | Children under 12: R50 | Children under 6: Free

When: Friday 10 April at 19:00 – Saturday 11 April at 07:00

Where: Gateway Centre, Mykonos Crossing, Langebaan

Who: All ages

Tel: 022 880 0122

Email: info@radiohoutstok.fm

Mad Hatters Picnic, Durbanville (Northern Suburbs)

**Postponed until further notice

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

This Mad Hatters Picnic brings you the most popular and creative event focused on the out-doors, the five senses and a bucket full of creativity! All is not quite what it seems as a White Rabbit, a Mad Hatter and a little girl called Alice host a most unusual tea party. Young and old are invited to put on their maddest hat and come to the Mad Hatters’ Tea Party. The organisers are also trying to break the Guinness world record for the most people to attend a Mad Hatters’ Tea Party, so help them make it happen!

Tickets are available at Quicket.

When: Saturday 28 March, 12:00 - 18:30

Where: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville Hills

Who: All ages

Tel: 076 892 2535

Email: contact@picnicsinthepark.co

Jellybean Junior Dash, Epping (Cape Flats)

**CANCELLED

As part of the Human Rights Cycle tour, there will be a junior dash for our little champions. Every participant that completes the course will be a winner. Must have: Helmet & own wheels. Distance: 1 km - 3,5 km
Only online entries will be accommodated.

Tickets Available at Quicket.

When: Sunday 22 March

Where: 110 Gunners Circle, Epping

Who: 3 years and older

Tel: 087 820 7223

Email: info@racetec.co.za

The Giant Pumpkin Festival, Heidelberg (Overberg)

** TAKE NOTE: Festival will be redesigned for this year, decision still pending

There are big prizes up for grabs at the Giant Pumpkin Festival – the biggest pumpkin will win R17 500! The festival will celebrate, as usual, the largest pumpkins in South Africa and also host a golf day, a trail run, beer garden, luxury camping (glamping), live music and dance, and entertainment for the whole family.

Tickets available at Entryninja.

When: Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March

Where: Vink St, Heidelberg

Who: 5 years and older

Tel: 028 722 1850

Email: info@pumpkinfestival.co.za

Feast at Spier Hotel this Easter, Stellenbosch (Winelands)

Long weekends don’t get more delicious than this! Be sure to bring the kids! They will receive an Easter egg bag so no one will leave home empty handed.

Good Friday Seafood Buffet – Friday 10 April 2020:
Get into the Easter spirit with a dinner packed with Cape Malay-inspired flavours. Look
forward to braaied snoek, a simmering pot of West Coast mussels, fish curry and much
more. R380 per person, R190 for children aged 6-12.

Annual Easter Spit Braai - Saturday 11 April 2020
Spier will be enthralling braai-lovers with tender, rosemary-infused lamb from the spit,
fire-roasted corn, pork belly and chicken kebabs. R380 per person, R190 for children
aged 6-12.

Easter Sunday Lunch - Sunday 12 April 2020
A festive feast featuring classics like roasted prime rib on the bone, roast chicken and
slow-braised lamb, along with plenty of tasty salads and sides. R480 per person, R240
for children aged 6-12.

When: Friday 10 April – Sunday 12 April

Where: Spier Wine Hotel, Annandale Road Stellenbosch 7600

Who: 6 years and older

Tel: Call 0(21) 809 1100

Email: info@spier.co.za

Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival, Elgin Valley (Overberg)

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

Elgin Valley welcomes visitors to their much-loved wine festival, indulging in South Africa’s best cool-climate wines, accompanied by delicious food offerings and a host of live music and entertainment options. Plenty of child-friendly activities are on offer to keep your kids safe and entertained.

Children under 18 enter for free with an adult.

When: Friday 1 May & Saturday 2 May

Where: Various wine farms, Elgin Valley

Who: All ages

Tel: 071 267 9785

Email: info@elgintourism.co.za

Web: Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival

SA Cheese Festival (Stellenbosch)

**CANCELLED due to the national ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

What's on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

Discover the widest variety of local, international and artisanal cheeses, explore the brand-new #Winefest, #Foodfest, #Beerfest and #Ginoclock, and meet the makers of the finest niche products in the #CheeseFest Halland the Cape Made Mall. The SA Cheese Festival programme also includes tasting experiences, outdoor music concerts by Spoegwolf and other popular artists. Enjoy fun activities such as the Ladismith Cheese carving competition and the Laughing Cow Kiddies Corner.

When: 25 to 27 April 2020

Where: Sandringham, next to the N1, Stellenbosch turn-off (exit 39)

Who: Toddlers, Tween, Teen

Web: SA Cheese Festival

#Win: Win a SA Cheese Festival family ticket and 20 Laughing Cow and Kiri Cream Cheeses.

KIDS ACTIVITIES

Kids Cooking classes, V&A Waterfront (City Bowl)

Come and enjoy the perfect combination of fun and creativity. The course will teach participants how to make the food they like, kitchen etiquette, using the equipment correctly, while adding a fun angle to helping parents in the kitchen. Drop your kids off while you go shopping or join them for some morning fun, setting a platform for kitchen participation at home.

Cost: R450 (limited to children aged 8 to 12 years only)

When: Saturday 28 March, 09:00 - 11:00

Where: Stir Crazy Cooking School, 14 West Quay Rd, V&A Waterfront

Who: 8- 12-year-olds

Tel: 021 790 7165

Email: info@stircrazycooking.co.za

Kids Galaxy-out of this world (Willowbridge| Northern Suburbs)

** Postponed Covid 19 Please view Willowbridge Events page

Kids Galaxy-Out of this World | Willowbridge | Things to do With Kids

Willowbridge Shopping Centre presents Kids Galaxy. An out of this world experience which allows children to create their own galaxy bath bombs, experiment with CO2 and explore intergalactic gasses such as helium, liquid nitrogen and hydrogen in a safe environment. Create your own oomph galaxy with a big bang!

When: Saturday 21 March -Saturday 29 March 2020

Where: Willowbridge Shopping Centre

Who: Toddlers to teens (Ages 3-12)

Web: Kids Galaxy

#Win: Two 4 tickets to attend the Willowbridge Kids Galaxy event. An out of this world experience! Bring the kids to create their own galaxy bath bombs, experiment with CO2 and explore intergalactic gases such as helium, liquid nitrogen and hydrogen in a safe environment.

Fun Holiday Activities at the Two Oceans Aquarium (V & A Waterfront )

**Due to the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the requests and recommendations made by the office of the Presidency of South Africa, the Two Oceans Aquarium will temporarily close its doors to the public from Wednesday 18 March until Tuesday 14 April 2020.

Holiday Fun at the Two Oceans Aquarium | Cape Town | Thongs to do With Kids

The Two Oceans Aquarium have your Easter holiday plans covered! Join the egg-citement  from 21 March to 29 March 2020 with fun and adventure for the whole family. They have put together a full and fun daily holiday programme, ideal for families that want to make a day of visiting the V&A Waterfront. From 'Music of the Sea' to the Water Day Trash Bash beach cleanup at Lagoon Beach , a family sleepover and much more.

When: Saturday, 21 March - Sunday, 29 March 2020

Where: Two Oceans Aquarium, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Who: All Ages

Web: Holiday Fun at the Two Oceans Aquarium

LIVE SHOWS

Tales of Little Grey Rabbit, Foreshore (City Bowl)

** CANCELLED, until further notice.

A long time ago, in a little house on the edge of a wood, lived a hare, a squirrel and a little grey rabbit. The hare was a conceited fellow. The squirrel was proud, but Little Grey Rabbit was kind and thoughtful and took good care of them both. One day, a weasel moved into the forest and captured the squirrel and hare. Go see if you can help Little Grey Rabbit rescue her friends.

Tickets from R90 available at Computicket.

When: Saturday 21 March - Sunday 30 March

Where: Artscape Theatre, Foreshore, Cape Town

Who: 2 years and older

Tel: 021 410 9800

Email: artscape@artscape.co.za

Paw Patrol Live, Goodwood (Northern Suburbs)

** CANCELLED

It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Ryder will need all paws on deck as he and the PAW Patrol discover a secret treasure map while on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. It’s up to Chase, Marshall, Skye and all their heroic pirate pup friends to save the day and find the pirate treasure before Mayor Humdinger finds it first!

Tickets available at Ticketpros.

When: Saturday 11 April & Sunday 12 April

Where: Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, Goodwood

Who: All ages

For more information: Visit https://www.pawpatrollive.co.za/

Email: info@vstarentertainment.comSlapstick, Cape Town (City Bowl)

Slapstick, Cape Town (City Bowl)

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

The show is a vibrant collage of the greatest, funniest and most enchanting moments, all professionally choreographed with high energy and exceptional talent. Expect energic performances selected from Journey Beyond, Cirque my Ride, Greatest Little Circus Show and a dash of their latest production, inspired by the hit musical Frozen! The show will be performed by Zip Zap professional company accompanied by Zip Zap amateur performing troupe.

Tickets available at Quicket | Children under 4: free

When: Saturday 18 April & Sunday 19 April

Where: Zip Zap Circus School, 10 Jan Smuts St, Cape Town City Centre

Who: All ages

Tel: 021 421 8622

Email: info@zip-zap.co.za

EXHIBITIONS

Comic Con, Cape Town Stadium (City Bowl)

Comic Con Cape Town will be an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen in the Mother City! Firmly grounded in comic book culture, this new convention will inspire fans and offers the opportunity to discover something new at each turn. Featuring legendary comic talent, the ever popular artist alley, celebrities, local and international artists, incredible cosplay and so much more, this 3-day event will represent the best of pop culture in Cape Town.

Various priced tickets available at Computicket.

When: Friday 1 May – Sunday 3 May

Where: Cape Town Stadium

Who: All ages

Tel: 011 549 8300

Email: info@comicconcapetown.co.za

Cape Adventure Lifestyle Show, Durbanville (Northern Suburbs)

**CANCELLED

The show offers an interactive platform between visitors and exhibitors with anything from adventure driven destinations, activities, outdoor gadgets and gear and an informative focus on a healthy, active lifestyle for the whole family. Enjoy trail running, mountain biking, sport workshops and more.

Various priced tickets available at Quicket.

When: Saturday 4 April at 09:00 –Sunday 5 April at 15:00

Where: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville Hills

Who: All ages

Tel: 076 867 8920

Email: info@adventurelifestyleshow.co.za

CHILD-FRIENDLY EVENTS

Let Love Win, Capegate (Northern Suburbs)

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

This February ‘Let Love Win’ by writing down your love story and popping it in the box at Capegate Shopping Centre’s Love Wall situated opposite Cardies.

Remember to fill in your contact details on the card provided and stand to win a two-night stay at Goukamma Nature Reserve worth R4000 plus a R1000 Capegate gift card to get ready for your getaway.

When: Wednesday 5 February-Saturday 29 February 2020

Where: Capegate Shopping Centre’s Love Wall situated opposite Cardies.

Who: Teens to adults

Web: Let Love Win

CANSA Shavathon – Capegate (Northern Suburbs)

What’s on this Autumn 2020 | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

Visit Capegate Shopping Centre’s Centre Court to shave or spray your hair and donate to raise funds to help CANSA continue delivering care and support programmes to those affected by cancer.

CANSA’s annual Shavathon will be staged for the 17th consecutive time in shopping centres around the country.

Participants can shave, spray or donate by adults giving R50 and children, under the age of 12 years, giving R25.

When: Saturday 29 February & Sunday 1 March 2020

Where: Centre Court, Capegate | Time: 9am - 4pm

Who: Teens to adults

Web: CANSA Shavathon, Capegate

Fun Out Door Kids Activities | Acrobranch

The Village Vibes Experience (Muizenberg)

**Cancelled (if all goes well, keep a look out for the market the last Saturday of April)

The Village Vibes Experience is a family-friendly event that includes an arts & crafts market, kids theatre by The Jungle Theatre, kids entrepreneur market and a Pop Up Art Auction, where a range of established and up and coming artists will raise funds for Beauty Without Cruelty.

When: 28 March 2020

Where: Palmer Road Muizenberg

Who: All Ages

Web: The Village Vibes Experience

Find Picnic Spots 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!

Visit a Child-Friendly Restaurant, Cape Town + Cape Winelands

Having fun and enjoying all the holiday events, why not pop into one of these restaurant or coffee shops. Sit down relax and let the kids play, because these restaurants are all child-friendly.

Tracey

Tracey

Tracey, a former communications specialist and globetrotter, studied Psychology, Sociology and Management and is now a full-time mom of two boys. Tracey is constantly searching for connections, support and inspirations to start influencing and encouraging other stay at home moms. She is affectionate, charismatic and deeply caring making her decisions to dedicate her time to children and other moms ideal. She loves spending time with her family, traveling and trying out new family friendly activities. Writing for Things to do with Kids is a new adventure and dream for Tracey.

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