The question is, how to keep the kids busy during the school holidays? Don't worry we have you covered with plenty of attractions, activities, food and lots more. There is something for everybody and enough ideas and things to do with your kids to keep everyone entertained for the entire holiday period. Don’t miss out on these fun Things to do with Kids in Cape Town during this year's Easter school holidays!
( See what's on in Johannesburg and Durban this Easter Holidays)
What's On in Cape Town and surrounds 2018
March – June 2018
Cape Town Sixes
This annual amateur cricket festival features several cricket leagues for all levels of competitiveness, music, comedy, a gourmet food village, wine on the wicket, beach bar, a family area, and much more.
Where: Greenpoint Cricket Club
When: 24 and 25 March 2018
More info: www.capetownsixesfestival.com
Mommy and Me Expo
In its second year, this expo offers fun activities and entertainment for the kids. There will be a play area and of course some good food and wine too. You can enjoy talks, exhibitions, demonstrations, competitions and loads more.
Where: D’Aria in Durbanville
When: 1 - 3 June 2018
Contact: 084 596 1753
More info: Please visit Mommy & Me Expo 2018
Direct Axis Walk for Hunger
Bring the family for a meaningful day of relaxation– all the money raised at the event will go towards their meal distribution plan to feed the hungry. After the fun walk, the whole family can enjoy the food market where there will be plenty of entertainment for everybody.
Where: Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town
When: 25 March 2018, from 09:00
Contact: 0217056278 | 0764062633
More info: www.facebook.com/DirectAxisWFH/
The Cape Town Burger Experience
Burger lovers' paradise! Indulge in the different types of burgers and wonderful variety of flavours that are out there. A family area and kids' zone promise fun for everyone.
Take notice: No tickets will be sold at the door. Visit the website below to buy tickets.
Where: Jan Van Riebeeck High School Sports Field, De Hoop Avenue, Tamboerskloof
When: 7 April 2018, 17:00 – 22:00
More info: www.quicket.co.za/events/39219-the-cape-town-burger-experience/
FedHealth Impi Challenge
The Impi Challenge is for adventure lovers who enjoy the outdoors. Put yourself to the test on one of the fun obstacle trails, 5 km, 10 km or 18 km. For the faint of heart, there is also a mini 1-km challenge. The appropriate ages for this event start from 6 years to 18 years and older.
Where: Coetzenburg Sports Complex, Coetzenburg Road, Stellenbosch
When: 7 and 8 April 2018, starting at 06:30 on both days
Contact: 087 012 5044
More info: www.impichallenge.co.za
Durbanville Freedom Day Run
Choose between a 5-km or 10-km route. Afterward, enjoy the lucky-draw prizes and further entertainment for the whole family.
Where: Durbanville Hills Wine Estate
When: 27 April 2018 (Freedom Day)
Contact: 082 443 3033
More info: www.trailfun.co.za/
SA Cheese Festival
There will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family and of course everything you need to know about artisan cheese. Lots of fun activities will keep the kids entertained.
Where: Sandringham Farm, Sandringham Rd, Muldersvlei, Stellenbosch
When: 27 April – 29 April 2018
Contact: 021 975 4440
More info: www.cheesefestival.co.za/
Tulbagh Vintage & Vine Faire
Taste wine, sample olives and handcrafted cheeses and much more. Vintage theme. Plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Kids under 18 enter free of charge.
Where: Morgansvlei Country Estate, Tulbagh
When: 26 May 2018, 10:00 – 16:00
Contact: 023 230 1375
More info: www.facebook.com/TulbaghVintageandVineFaire/
The Afrikaans Language Monument will be alive with the sound of talented musicians like Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels, Paxton & Sead D Band as well as Jak de Priester. The event will be hosted by Uncle Cal, ensuring everybody stays entertained. Other artists will include No S'wett, Soul Sound and Elwira Standili.
Where: Afrikaans Language Monument, Paarl
When: 6 April 2018
Contact: 021 863 0543/4809
More Info: Please visit Amfi-Konsert
Peppa Pig in Cape Town
This is a live musical theatre show an unforgettable experience with interactive songs and lots of fun. Life-size puppets and other exciting costume characters will surely entertain the young ones. Book at Computicket.
Where: The Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC)
When: 6 - 8 April 2018
More Info: Please go to Peppa Pig Live for more information
This is a one of a kind fun family festival that lasts for 11 whole days. There will be interactive zones, virtual reality games, shows and of course exciting competitions. Plenty of entertainment for the entire family with fun-filled activities, learn and play. Purchase tickets at Computicket.
Where: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood
When: 28 March - 7 April 2018
Contact: 021 271 0122
More info: Please visit Funderland for more information
Eggsperiment with Science, Willowbridge
Eggsperiment with science this school holiday at Willowbridge Shopping Centre. Experience screaming jelly babies, smoking lava lamps, smoke bubbles and more.
Sessions have been designed for our junior (3-6) and senior scientists (7-12).
Tickets start at R 50 and include take-home science kits.
Where: Willowbridge Shopping Centre
When: 29 March until 8 April 2018
More info: Please visit Eggsperiment with Science at Willowbridge
Open Air Cinema, The Galileo
Take the kids to see a movie, The Galileo offers movies to entertain the kids such asRise of the Guardians and The Jungle Book. They also have plenty of entertainment before the movie starts as well as yummy food to eat.
Where: Various venues around Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, and Northern Suburbs
Excursions & Activities
Ratanga junction play park, Century City
Ratanga Junction is one of the most popular activities to do in Cape Town, with over 25 attractions, rides and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. They open their doors during the Easter holidays - find more information on Ratanga operating hours and rates here.
Visit Planet Kids party venue, Muizenberg
An exciting play centre found in Cape Town, offering an indoor and outdoor play area as well as coffee, tea, and snacks.
Where: 3 Wherry Road, Muizenberg
Contact: 021 788 3070
Website: Planet Kids
Go Tobogganing in Durbanville
This holiday if you haven’t been, then it’s about time you paid a visit to Cool Runnings in Durbanville. They are affordable, starting at only R35 per ride. A fun day for the whole family. The adventure involves riding down a hill on a steel pipe track in a toboggan, the toboggan is break controlled so the ride is completely safe for children.
Visit their website for bookings and more information.
Go to local Markets
Blaauwklippen Market, Cape Winelands
This is a family market located on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Relax and spend time with family and friends every Sunday. Children entertainment is on offer every week. A great place to spend your day.
And last but not least, for added family fun, visit a restaurant or have a picnic:
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.
- Cape Town Child Child-friendly restaurants
- Garden Route Family Restaurants
- Somerset-West Child-friendly Restaurants
- Stellenbosch Restaurants
- Paarl Restaurants