The winter school holidays will be here before you know it. That’s three long weeks to entertain your children right around the corner. These holidays can be complex – and expensive – to plan so we’ve listed some affordable activities to enjoy this June and July when you’re on holiday in Cape Town.
For something completely different, take the kids tobogganing this holiday. Cool Runnings has a 1.2km steel track with 17 bends, corners and a tunnel. Things can get really speedy and this experience promises a day full of fun for children who love a bit of action. Prices range between R35 and R350 based on the number of rides taken, so the day out can be as affordable or pricey as you make it.
Bugz Family Playpark
This indoor and outdoor park is suitable for children aged between 2- and 10-years-old. It is filled with a variety of rides and play areas. Rides include a choo-choo train, swing horses, a water slide and worm train. It costs R45 for adults to get into the park, and R35 for children. This is a great spot to host a birthday party.
Cape Town is home to plenty of museums offering insights in the city’s natural and cultural history. The natural museums include the Iziko South African Museum and the Iziko Planetarium. The social history museums include the Castle of Good Hope and the Bo-Kaap Museum. Entry costs range between R20 and R50.
With two branches in Simon’s Town and the V&A Waterfront, the Scratch Patch will keep your children occupied for hours. Sorting through polished stones for hours on end keeps children engaged and has a calming effect. Filling a small bag with stones costs just R17.
Adults and children alike enjoy playing Putt-Putt. Head to Mouille Point where you’ll be able to enjoy a game for just R30. It is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours while getting into the competitive spirit and enjoying the picturesque views of the beach front.
Green Point Urban Park
Enjoy being surrounded by nature and the great outdoors while in an urban environment. The park is home to an outdoor gym, play park, adventure park and outdoor labyrinth. This is the perfect spot for a family picnic, playing games or simply relaxing on a picnic. The best part, it’s free.
There’s plenty to do in Cape Town to keep you and your children occupied. If you’re in Cape Town on holiday, check in at a hotel in Green Point where you’ll be close to the action. There’s always something to do in Cape Town!