Things to do with Kids this Winter in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

Things to do with Kids this Winter in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

What’s on this Winter in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands 2019

June marks my son’s birthday and although he is only starting to understand the concept of seasons and time, we have explained to him that when the leaves turn yellow, orange, red and brown and they fall off the trees, then it’s winter and the time to celebrate his birthday has arrived. Every morning for the last couple of weeks he has, therefore, eagerly been watching the trees as they go by his car window, remarking on the various colours and noting the many leaves on the ground as we walk into his school. ‘It’s almost my birthday!’ he eagerly exclaims whenever he gets the chance. I will soon have to look into kiddies party ideas to make sure his party is perfect!

The winter season is a favourite in our household and although it’s cold, we celebrate and we cuddle and we indulge in hot chocolate, coffee and pancakes! As usual, Cape Town does not disappoint this winter and this beautiful city has some amazing family entertainment on offer:

Kid-friendly Events this Winter 2019

15 May – 14 August 2019

Arts & Culture (Activities & Excursions)

Kids World Craft Corner at Canal Walk, Cape Town

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

Expect a fun-filled day of biscuit decoration as kids get to be creative with their own unicorn, dragon, dinosaur or mermaid biscuits and delicious edible paint. Plus, you'll receive your own box to take home and enjoy. Also expect additional activities such as balloon sculpting, face painting and sand art.

When: 25 May 2019

Where: Canal Walk, Century Blvd, Century City, Cape Town, 7441

Ages: 2-12

Contact: Kids World Craft Corner

Discover the Wonderful World of Disney on Ice, Cape Town

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

This year’s Disney on Ice is sure to fascinate and amaze with comical on-ice stories of everyone’s favourite princesses Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle.

When: 10 – 14 July 2019

Where: GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World | 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town, 7460

Ages: All

Contact: Showtime

Peppa Pig Live, Cape Town

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an incredible live adventure filled with buckets of surprises and plenty of muddy puddles!

When: 6 to 8 September 2019

Where: Artscape Opera House

More Information: Peppa Pig Live | Cape Town

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs | Cape Town | Shows

The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company will be performing one of their most popular shows, THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at the Baxter Theatre in the school holidays. Keep the kids busy with this fun and entertaining show.

When: 1 -6 July 2019

Where: Baxter Theatre

More Information: The Three Little Pigs

Taalmonument Museumdag dans-dans

Taalmonument Museumdag dans-dans | Things TO Do With Kids | Special Event

The free event showcases how museums serve as cultural hubs for the future of traditions. The Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument (ATM) will celebrate this year's International Museum Day in Paarl's iconic Toringkerk in style by paying homage to South Africa's musical wealth - from riel dance and klopse to traditional Xhosa dances and ballet. As this year's theme for Museum Day is ‘Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition', the event will focus on museums’ roles to serve as cultural hubs from where traditions can be preserved, lived and adapted.

When: 18 May 2019

Where: Afrikaans Taalmuseum

Contact: Taalmonument Museumdag dans-dans

STOMP is coming to Cape Town

STOMP 2019 | Cape Town | Event | Show

STOMP is a unique blend of rhythm, movement, comedy and dance. Don't miss out on this exciting show coming this September to Cape Town.

When: 10 -15 September 2019

Where: Artscape Opera House

More Information: STOMP Cape Town

SING - Choir Extrvaganza

Sing Choir Extravanza | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

The Ndlovu Youth Choir, whose performances in America's Got Talent (AGT) are taking the world by storm, will join a select group of internationally acclaimed SA choirs for the SING! Choir Extravaganza. Music lovers can look forward to a world-class choral music production with a diverse programme by four of the best choirs SA has to offer. Joining them on stage, are the Tygerberg Children's Choir, the Libertas Choir and the Cape Town Youth Choir.

When: 7 September 2019

Where: GrandWest, Grand Arena

More Information: SING

Cradle Of Creativity

Cradle Of Creativity | Cape Town | Shows | Things to do With Kids

ASSITEJ South Africa will host Cradle of Creativity in Cape Town, South Africa from 20-25 August 2019. As Africa is the cradle of humankind, so this international festival for children and young people will be a "cradle of creativity" for artists from across the country, the continent and the world.

When: 20th - 25th August 2019

Where: Baxter Theatre

More Information: Cradle of Creativity

Pep Bou’s Wonderful World of Bubbles, Cape Town


Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

Show has been cancelled.

Have you ever met a child who does not like bubbles? Or even an adult? This brand-new show is brought to you by the world-renowned bubble whiz, Pep Bou. Expect a combination of magical bubbles mixed with some fun clowning, lighting, music and crazy costumes. Check out the Baxter for more events and shows.

When: 11 – 21 June 2019

Where: Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Ages: All


Family-friendly Events at Hermanus FynArts, Hermanus, Overberg:

William the Whale sings Opera, Hermanus

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

A fantastical fun show of musical madness for all young people – and their parents - with well-known pianist, maestro Charl du Plessis. The beautiful music and singing at an opera so inspires the Prince of Whales, that he ends up singing along and stealing the show!

When: 14 June 2019 at 15:00

Tickets: 50 (children); R75 (adults) at or Hermanus Tourism

Contact: William the Whale sings Opera

Hip Hop Workshops, Hermanus

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

Children will enjoy being introduced to ‘popping’ and ‘old school’ styles of hip hop in a short choreographed piece in this workshop.

When: 15 June 2019 at 10:00

Ages: 6 – 8 years

In this workshop for older children, ‘b-boy’ and ‘house’ styles will be learnt in a short

choreographed piece.

When: 15 June 2019 at 11:00

Ages: 9 – 12 years

Tickets: R50 at or Hermanus Tourism

Contact: Hip Hop Hermanus

Astonish!, Hermanus

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

An afternoon of pure magic for the whole family with Mawonga Gayiya. A graduate from the College of Magic in Cape Town, Mayiya has represented South Africa at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas (2008) and the International Magic Championships in China


When: 15 June 2019 at 15:00

Tickets: R60 (children); R100 (adults) at or Hermanus Tourism

Contact: Hermanus FynArts

Acting out with Sindiwe Magona, Hermanus

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

Sindiwe is the recipient of the FynArts Legacy Award 2019 in honour of her longstanding and unique contribution to the arts in South Africa and beyond. Formerly a primary school teacher, she is also a well-known storyteller, actress and prolific author of children’s books.

Her interactive and creative workshop of storytelling and acting promises to be a memorable afternoon.

When: 16 June 2019 at 14:00

Tickets: R50 at or Hermanus Tourism

Contact: Hermanus Fynarts

Beach Calligraphy with Andrew van der Merwe, Hermanus

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

Celebrate school breaking up with a fun workshop on Grotto Beach. Andrew will show you how to use a beach wand as you re-imagine the beach as a canvass. Discover how beautifully the sand responds when you touch its fragile surface in the right way. Parents are welcome to watch!

When: Friday 15:00 (from 8 years)

Ages: 8+

Tickets: R150 at or Hermanus Tourism

Contact: Hermanus Fynarts Mob: 060 957 5371

Experience ‘A Whole New World’ of Kids’ Entertainment with Ster-Kinekor Cinemas, Nationwide

Aladdin is back on the big screen this May, this time in live action! There's also a host of wacky and wonderful characters coming to cinemas near you, from the imperfect but endearing Ugly Dolls, to the wise-cracking yellow Pikachu. Be sure to catch the latest children’s releases at one of Ster-Kinekor’s dedicated Kids’ Cinemas.

When: May 2019

Where: Ster-Kinekor Cinemas Nationwide

Ages: Dependant on the movie

Lifestyle Activities & Excursions (Indoor and Outdoor Activities)

Segway Spier Ubuntu Special

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

Segway Spier Ubuntu Special @ R295 p/p (minimum of 4 people). How about a tasting for 4 for mahala & a 15% wine discount aswell? No Segway experience needed (10yrs+). Training included in duration of tour.

When:Valid from now to now-now (May – September 2019)

Where: Spier Wine Farm

More Information: Segway Spier

Cape Kids Collab Market, Durbanville

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

This family-friendly event is a collaboration of local and international niche products for adults, babies and children. This unique shopping experience allows people to engage with interesting and useful brands. Expect a children’s entertainment area with paint, clay play, face painting, jumping castle, jungle gym and much more.

When: 25 – 26 May 2019

Where: Stone Shed, Adderley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town

Ages: All

Contact: Cape Kids Collab

Capegate Craft Beer Festival 2019

Capegate Craft Beer Festival | Cape Town | Special Events

Are you looking for a special date night with your significant other, without the kids? Well, the Capegate Shopping Centre is hosting the annual Craft Beer Festival. Experience great food and some craft beer from some of the best local breweries. This event is not for kids, only adults who enjoy a good beer.

When: 30 & 31 August 2019

Where: Undercover Parking at Entrance 6, Capegate Shopping Centre

More Information: Capegate Craft Beer Festival

Capegate Ice Slide

Ice Slides | Capegate | Kids activities

This year you and your family can try out a 28m long curved slide, a 24m long dipper as well as a 1.5m kiddie’s slide, which are all made from real ice. Amazing kids activities and fun for the whole family.

When: 14 June 2019 - 7 July 2019

Where: Capegate Shopping Centre

More Information: Capegate Ice Slide

CapeNature Winter Discount Promotion

CapeNature Winter Promotion | Cape Town | Kids Activities

Don't miss out on the CapeNature Winter Discount Promotion. Get awesome deals on accommodation and spend some fun family time together on your next getaway adventure.

When: 1 May-31 August 2019

Where: across the Western Cape

More Information: CapeNature Winter Promotion

Free Entry at CapeNature reserves

CapeNature Youth Day | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

Come and Celebrate Youth Day on Sunday 16th of June 2019, at a CapeNature reserve. All persons under 35 enter for free on the day.

When: 16 June 2019

Where: CapeNature Reserves

More Information: CapeNature Youth Day Celebrations

Table Mountain Cableway

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

Discover one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World with this affordable special offered to South African citizens. This 3 for 1 special allows two kids to ride the cablecar for free with every adult ticket purchased.

When: 08 July – 18 August 2019

Where: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Ages: All

Contact: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway -

Red Bus Kids Special, Cape Town

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

Discover all that the mesmerising city of Cape Town has to offer by taking a ride on the ever-popular CitySightseeing bus. You will make your transport-obsessed child’s day by merely being on the bus and you will be awed by the Mothercity! Children hop on and off for free with the 3-for-1 Kids’ Special in Cape Town as you can take two kids (under 18) along for free when you buy one adult one-day bus - or Harbour Cruise ticket.

When: 01 May – 01 October 2019

Where: City Sightseeing Cape Town | 81 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

Ages: All


Two Oceans Aquarium Trash Bash, Cape Town

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

The Two Oceans Aquarium is celebrating World Oceans Day by arranging a family-friendly beach cleanup in Hout Bay so get outside and teach our future decision makers and adults about their impact on the environment.

When: 08 June 2019

Where: Hout Bay

Ages: All

Contact: Trash bash

Wacky Wine Festival, Robertson

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

This über-fun family festival caters for the whole family, offering jungle gyms, ball sports, jumping castles, giant chess, face painting, a petting zoo, tractor rides and non-alcohol food and wine pairings for the kids and the most delicious wine from big and boutique wine estates for the adults.

When: 07 – 09 June 2019

Where: Robertson Wine Valley

Ages: All

Contact: Wacky Wine Festival

Winter Wonderland 2019, Gordon’s Bay

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

The annual Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights offers music, markets and merrymaking in the form of a family-friendly festival. Expect art and crafts, interesting toys for dad, competitions, a fantastic new Winter Palace with snow and the funfair.

When: 14 – 16 June & 21 – 23 June 2019

Where: Carnival Park, Gordon’s Bay

Ages: All

Contact: Winter Wonderland

Winter Festival - Tulbagh

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

Tulbagh celebrates the midwinter solstice! The village is bright with lights and Christmas trees. Restaurants offer traditional Christmas fare and stalls stud Church Street. Take a scenic drive through our Valley where the various wine estates enter into the Christmas spirit with entertainment for young and old. Enjoy cheese, Belgian chocolate and olive tastings or take part in a trail run through the vineyards. Tickets are available online at Quicket.

When: 22 and 23 June 2019

Where: Tulbagh


Winelands Chocolate Festival, Stellenbosch

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

We were hooked with the words ‘chocolate’ and ‘festival’ and cannot wait to get our chocolate-fill at this tasty and fun fest. In addition to tasting a variety of delicious treats, expect to meet South Africa’s best loved chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cake & sugar-craft artists at this year’s Winelands Chocolate Festival.

When: 17 – 18 August 2019

Where: Anura Vineyards, Stellenbosch | Off Simondium Road, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch, 7625

Ages: All

Contact: Chocolate Festival

Cape Point Winter Special

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

Keep the winter chills at bay with Cape Point’s mid-year specials (1 June to 31 July 2016) where two kids (aged 6 -16) ride free on the Flying Dutchman Funicular when an adult return ticket is bought for R58. Head up to the lighthouse and enjoy 360-degree land and sea views – if you’re lucky, you may even spot a whale or two. Pop into the Lighthouse 5 store (at the top funicular station) or the Logo Store (at the parking lot) and you’ll receive a free Cape Point place mat and coaster set with every purchase over R400.

When: 1 June 2019 - 31 July 2019

Where: Cape Point

Contact: Cape Point Winter Special

Hantam Vleisfees | Calvinia

Hantam Vleisfees | Calvinia | Special Events | Things to do With Kids

Calvinia is where the sheep are and each year the town celebrates their annual meat festival. Here you will be able to find stewed, curried and all kind of cooked meat. There will also be loads of things to do and music, a great day spent out with the whole family.

When: 30 and 31 August 2019

Where: Calvinia

More Information: Hantam Vleisfees

Family-friendly Events, Hermanus, Overberg

#KidsStayFree Special at Old Mac Daddy,

a #KidsStayFree special | Old Macdaddy | child-friendly accommodation

Old Mac Daddy, child-friendly accomodation is running a #KidsStayFree special this upcoming school holidays.

When: 15 June 2019 - 10 July 2019

Where: Old Mac Daddy, Elgin Valley

More Information: Old Macdaddy

Adventure Golf at Benguela Cove, Hermanus

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and competition, armed with nothing more than a ball and

putter. Adventure golf offers plenty of thrills and laughs for all ages. Linger longer while

children enjoy other free activities on these relaxing grounds.

When: 17 June 2019 from 10:00 to 14:00 - hourly tee-off times

Tickets: R150 (includes golf, burger, chips and a soft drink

Contact: Benguela Cove

Holiday Programmes this winter 2019

Accomodation Offers | Overberg, Grabouw

Trails End | Kids Holiday Programme

Trails End | Grabouw| Kids Holiday Programme

Bring the family book a stay at the Trails End Hotel, there will be a kids holiday programme. The kids will experience a lot of fresh air and can participate in a number of fun activities from hiking, cycling, table tennis and lots more.

When: 18-20 and 25-27 June 2019 and 2-4 July 2019

Where: Trails End Bike Hotel

More information: Trails End Kids Holiday Programme

Holiday Fun at Candle Avenue

Candle Avenue | Cape Town | Kids Holiday programme

Keep the kids busy this winter holiday! There's lots of fun to be had at Candle Avenue, with crafts, tea parties and lots more.

Where: Candle Avenue | Durbanville

When: 24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019

More Information: Candle Avenue Holiday Fun

Make it Magical Winter Holiday Programme

Make it magical winter holiday programme | Cape Town | Kids activities and crafts

Entertain the kids this winter holiday with fun arts and crafts with Make it Magical. Through our Fairy House Building workshops ( they also do private kids parties), we invite them into a world where fairies and elves exist, where their imagination does all the work, and their hands magically bring their fantasies to life.

Where: Multiple venues in Cape Town

When: from 17 June to 8 July 2019 various workshops

More Information: Make it Magical Holiday Programme

Style For Life Holiday Programme

Style for Life | Cape Town | Kids parties

Keep the kids busy this winter holiday with tea parties, baking and crafts.

When: 18 June - 20 June 2019

Where: Oude Westhof

More information: Style for Life

Holiday Fun at Iziko Museums, Cape Town

This winter holiday, the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is offering visitors an experience unlike any other in South Africa! Take a virtual ride in our immersive, digital, full dome theatre, with shows such as Perfect Little Planet, Dream to Fly and Asteroid Mission Extreme.

When: 15 June - 07 July 2019 | Daily rom Tuesdays to Sundays and on Wednesday evenings

Where: 25 Queen Victoria St, Gardens, Cape Town, 800

Ages: All

Contact: Iziko Museums

Holidays at Bugz Playpark, Cape Town

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Cape Town

The ever-popular token rides at this, the largest playpark in Cape Town, are open during school holidays and start at 9am (weather permitting).

When: 15 June – 07 July 2019

Customize your own Lilrose doll |Bugz Playpark | Event

They are also having a workshop where you can customize your own Lilrose doll

When: 28 June 2019

Where: Bugz Playpark | 56 Tarentaal Street, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein

Ages: All

Contact: Bugz Playpark

Holiday Club at Spier Hotel And Wine Farm | Stellenbosch

Things To Do With Kids | Cape Town | Winter 2019

Child-friendly holiday club at Spier. The kids can enjoy lots of fun participating in various arts and crafts activities, while parents get to enjoy a glass of wine over lunch. There are activities available from 18 months up to 6 years old as well as from 6 up to 13 years old.

When: 15 to 29 June 2019

Where: Spier Hotel and Wine Farm

More information: Holiday Club at Spier

Electro Wiz Kids | Willowbridge

Electro Wiz Kids | Cape Town | Kids holiday event

Fun and educational activities for the kids at Willowbridge this winter school holidays. Build your own Digital LED Clock, Metal Detector, Graffiti Robot and more to take home! Suitable for juniors (3-6) and seniors (7-12).

When: 15 June to 24 June 2019

Where: Willowbridge Shopping Centre

More Information: Electro Wiz Kids

The Tree House, Franschhoek

The Boschendal edu-play centre, led by the Tree House team, offers kids a real farm experience this holiday. The 5-day programme teaches children all about farm life, as well as many life skills which are important for young adventurers.

When: 01 June – 31 July 2019

Where: Boschendal Wine Estate, Pniel Road Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek

Ages: 4 – 14


Durbanville Library Winter Holiday Programme

Durbanivlle Library |Winter Holiday Programme 2019 | Kids activities

Time again for the Durbanville Library Winter Holiday Programme. From interesting stories to fun crafts, helping to keep the kids busy and entertained. Remember to book your place in a programme you wish to attend.

When: 24 June to 27 June 2019

Where: Durbanville Library

Visit: Durbanville library


ATKV GOudini Spa Winter Entertainment Programme

ATKV Goudini Spa | Rawsonville | Child-friendly holiday accommodation | Resort

If you are going on holiday in Cape Town , make sure to book your stay at ATKV Goudini Spa. They have a wonderful Winter holiday programme planned.

More Information: ATKV Goudini Spa

More Things to do with Kids in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

For a fun-filled family outing to an indoor venue, read our post on Kids Indoor Play Venues in Cape Town 2019.

Be sure to read our guide to child-friendly restaurants (50+ Child-friendly Restaurants in Cape Town, the Northern Suburbs and Cape Winelands 2019) for a delicious family meal (not cooked by yourself).



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