What's on This Autumn and Easter Holiday in Cape Town 2024

What's on This Autumn and Easter Holiday in Cape Town 2024

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.

Did you know Easter is a moveable Holiday? In the Gregorian calendar, it is always observed on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Easter 2024 will be observed on Sunday, March 31.

A 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.

xx Tanya

What’s on around Cape Town this Autumn 2024

March 2024 to May 2024 – Easter Edition

Indoor Kids Activities Cape Town, Cape Winelands and Northern Suburbs

Yes, Autumn holidays are awesome and often associated with early winter rain. So if you are looking for things to do on a rainy day in Cape Town, then start looking at our indoor entertainment suggestions below.

Let's Roll holiday fun at Canal Walk (Cape Town North)

Canal Walk Family Entertainment | Easter 2024

Canal Walk introduces another fun activity this long weekend. Bring the whole family to enjoy their old-school roller-skating rink from April 26 to May 1. Aimed at tweens, teenagers, and families, there is something for everyone to do. Skating sessions run for 50 minutes and include skate hire. Guests are also welcome to bring their own skates. Join them for a funky silent disco with two live DJs on April 26 and 27 from 8 – 10 pm.

When: 26 April to 1 May 2024
Where: Centre Court, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Cape Town
Who: Tweens, teenagers, and families

Win tickets to see Filmfinity’s latest release: 10 Lives - In cinemas from 26th of April

Be awed at Two Oceans Aquarium (Cape Town)

Indoor entertainment ideas Cape Town Aquarium

Embark on an enchanting voyage beneath the waves at the iconic Two Oceans Aquarium. Since 1995, it has captivated locals and tourists with the rich marine life of the Southern African coastline. Conveniently located at the vibrant V&A Waterfront and open 365 days a year, it's the perfect destination for exploring, even on rainy days or bad weather, with no pre-booking required. Delve deeper with guided tours, animal encounters, and thrilling scuba diving experiences. Discover the wonders of the ocean firsthand and create unforgettable memories with family and friends. Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium for indoor activities, rain or shine.

Where: Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
When: Daily
Who: Suitable for all ages.

Join the Holi-Yay Club at Playalot Indoor Adventure Park (Kuils River, Northern Suburbs)

Things to do with Kids - Holi-Yay - March 2024.jpg

Bring the kids for an entire day (𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙛 𝙖 𝙙𝙖𝙮) filled with obstacles, activities, laughter & learning. Lunch is also included, because we know that you are very busy at dinner time and having a ‘break from packing lunch boxes’ is just what you need. What’s more, is that our solution is extremely affordable for what it is. Hour and hours in the coolest adventure park on planet Earth. Your kids will love you for it!

When: Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March 2024 | Half Day: 10am to 2pm | Full Day: 9am to 5pm

Where: Playalot - Haasendal Gables, Kuils River

Who: Perfect for primary school kids (boys & girls)

Get creative with Kraftalot Workshops at Playalot Indoor Adventure Park (Kuils River, Northern Suburbs)

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Spoil the kids this School Holiday, with a Kraftalot Workshop (that includes playtime, of course). The ideal way for you to also enjoy your well-deserved break.

It includes 30 Minute facilitated arts & crafts workshop and 90 Minute playtime.

When: Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March 2024 | 10am - 12pm

Where: Playalot - Haasendal Gables, Kuils River

Who: Perfect for primary school kids (boys & girls)

2024 Easter & school holiday outdoor entertainment ideas!

Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Acrobranch, Nationwide (Stellenbosch, Constantia, Wilderness)

Easter Egg Hunt Cape Town 2024 | Stellenbosch

This easter weekend (29 -31 March 2024), come & zip on over to your nearest Acrobranch! Kids & adults can experience our amazing tree-top courses including ziplining. Check out our awesome line-up:

* Hop-for-discount challenge from fri-sun: jump as far as you can for a chance to save 5, 10, 15, or 20% on your adventures (discount will be applied to your booking).

* Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Sunday, 31 March at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Enjoy safe & secure outdoor activities - dedicated instructors provide training & on-course support. Slots are limited, book now!

When: Fri, 29 – Sun, 31 March 2024
Where: All 11 Acrobranch Parks (Gauteng | Western Cape | KZN) Their Western Cape play and party venues include Constantia Nek in Cape Town, Timberlake Organic Village on the Garden Route, and Stellenbosch Adventure Park at Klein Joostenberg Farm in the Cape Winelands.
Who: Kids from 3 yrs. to adults, all fitness levels welcome

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.

Zipline Cape Canopy summer holiday activities around Elgin this Summer 2021 - 2022 |Things to do With Kids

Book an outdoor adventure for you and your family! (Stellenbosch, Constantia, Wilderness)

School holiday entertainment ideas | Easter With Kids

Craft timeless memories in nature with loved ones. Explore their 2-hour adventure courses, perfect for ages 3 to adults. Encounter high ropes, daring crossings, and thrilling ziplines. Safety is their priority with expert guidance. Certified instructors provide full training and support. Ideal for Birthday Parties, School Outings, Family Fun Days, and team-building. Join Acrobranch for an unforgettable experience of fun and bonding.
Limited time offer: Save 25% on all adventures between 20 March and 2 April 2024 (Promo code: WithKids25) Remember to use your coupon when you book.

When: 20 March – 2 April 2024
Where: All 11 Acrobranch Parks (Gauteng | Western Cape | KZN)
Who: Kids 3 yrs – adults, all fitness levels welcome

Join the Taalmunument for an Easter Egg hunt (Paarl, Cape Winelands)

taalmonument easter egg hunt 2024

The Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument (ATM) is the perfect place for Easter eggs, picnics and prizes on Monday morning, 1 April 2024! With the Easter Bunny hiding eggs and colourful items overnight, young and old, but especially the young, can be sure that a fun hunt awaits them in the beautiful gardens of the monument. In addition to the free Easter eggs, numerous prizes are also up for grabs. There are playgrounds, crafts and outdoor games that will make short shrift of children’s chocolate-induced energy while family and friends can leisurely view the monumental sculpture and have a picnic (bring your own or pre-order at the Suikerkan bistro).

Normal admission prices – R40 per adult, R10 per child under 18, free for under 6s and annual permit holders – apply, but bookings via 021 863 0543 or email are necessary so that they can determine numbers in advance. The easter egg hunt starts at 09:00 followed by the children’s entertainment.

Where: Taalmonument, Paarl
1 April 2024 from 9am
All ages are welcome

Home entertainment ideas

Blow out and decorate Easter eggs at home

Tracey 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.

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!

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!

Visit our blog for more home entertainment ideas.

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 guides, feel free to contact your local child-friendly restaurant for a special time out. Please phone in advance to avoid disappointment.



Tanya is our publisher. With an honours degree in Biokinetics, diploma in Business Marketing and Administration, and as a master analyser, she loves blogging about educational topics, and how to simplify life. She is an extroverted logical thinker and enjoys writing about products and services that solve problems and makes life more enjoyable. She is a scientist at heart with a love for life, travel, family, friends and universal principles. In her free time, Tanya reads books on spiritual and business growth. Things to do With Kids created a career that involves her heart for family life, problem-solving and travelling. Tanya surrounds herself with geniuses who share her values, love for wisdom and life.

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