Activities for Children in Cape Town
As a parent I really hate planning a family holiday. Whilst I am happy sitting around reading a book, exploring museums and visiting the dark and dodgy corners of the city, my children will be rolling their eyes, dragging their feet and uttering those words all parents loathe, I’m bored. To avoid this problem requires proper planning and in planning my family trip to Cape Town I found there were hundreds of kid’s activities in Cape Town. So many in fact I may just leave them there to fend for themselves whilst I go off exploring the far flung corners of the earth.
Two Oceans Aquarium- An amazing experience for children in Cape Town. The Two Oceans Aquarium features over 3000 marine species from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Sharks, turtles, and penguins swim lazily through the kelp forests while king crabs crawl lazily across the aquarium floor. The kids will really love the hands on experience of the touch pool and the shark feeding exhibition. THe V&A is great for parents as well; there are over 450 retail outlets. Where: V&A Waterfront, Dock Rd.
Planet Kids-The perfect place to spend a wintery day or escape the summer heat. Jumping castles, painting, intergalactic ball wall, slides and much more galaxy related. Let the kids run wild whilst you sit back and relax in the café. There is also an outside area. Where: 3 Wherry Rd.
Cool Runnings-All the emotion of bob sledding without the snow. Whizz down the 1.2 kilometres of steel half pipe reaching speeds of up to 40km an hour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. A great family activity in Cape Town. Where: Off Carl Cronje Drive.
Giraffe House- If you are looking to some of South Africa’s unique wildlife up close whilst learning more about their conservation a trip here is a must. The children will love having a picnic under the watchful eye of a giraffe. Other animals at the park include Monkies, Eland, Springbok, Crocodiles and Ostrich. Where: 39km from Cape Town between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts.
Ratanga Junction-Cape Town’s very own fun park with over 30 different rides. Make yourself sick on the rollercoaster, get wet at Monkey falls or fly through the air on the slingshot. There are loads of kid friendly rides and attractions which make it a great day out for the family in Cape Town. Where: Century City, Cape Town.
There are many more children’s activities in Cape Town, visit the penguins at Boulders Beach, wander around the Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens, go whale watching. In fact there is so much to do in Cape Town maybe I won’t go off exploring after all.
James – Marketing Team