10 things to do in Cape Town with young children

Need some inspiration for holiday fun with your children in Cape Town? Here are 10 great activities that will keep them, and you, entertained.

10 things to do in Cape Town with young children

Children's activities Cape Town

1. The Scratch Patch

Southern Africa is often considered the “gemstone capital of the world” as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found in this part of the world. At the Scratch Patch in either Simonstown or the V&A Waterfront, your can dig for your very own gems for just R17.

2. The Aquarium

Watch their little faces light up as they encounter beautiful and strange marine life at the V&A Waterfront. With 3,000 species on show, it calls itself one of the best in the world and for the more adventurous, there is a 3pm daily feeding of Ragged-tooth sharks.

3. Artjamming

The Artjamming studio at the V&A Waterfront will bring out the creative talents of any budding artist. The studio provides the canvas, brush and paints and you can happily let them create a masterpiece without the headache of having to clean up afterwards.
Art sessions start from R135.

4. Build-a-Bear Workshop

It might be more of a costly endeavor than most outings but for that special treat, treating your youngster to their own personalized bear experience that will be a memory cherished for years to come.

5. Company’s Gardens

On a clear day it’s a wonderful experience to let your family run through the open spaces of the gardens and spot the many resident squirrels. Depending on the season, beautiful roses can be seen, as well as vegetables and an array of bird life. Fancy a delicious slice of cake after all that running around? Head to the Company’s Gardens restaurant for well-priced food.

6. Rush Indoor Trampoline Park

For the adventurous types, let them bounce away their energy during Toddler Time at Rush in Claremont – aimed at 4 year olds and under, it’s an active environment and older siblings are allowed to accompany which saves mom and dad from moving too much.

If you want to stay in the Southern Suburbs, Harfield Guest Villa is a cozy retreat kitted out for kids with cots and highchairs available and they serve a delicious breakfast in the morning for hungry tummies.

7. Bugz Family Playpark

Suitable for ages 2-10, the playpark situated in the Northern Suburbs has both an indoor and outdoor section and a huge variety of rides and activities to occupy every mind. With a train, tree house, castle, plenty of slides, regular magic shows and Bugz characters that frequent the area, it makes for a fantastically energetic day out.

8. The Playstation

The PlayStation offers toddlers and children aged 0-12 years old a wide range of activities that encourage interactive and imaginative play. Parents are encouraged to explore the park with their children and there is a dedicated FREE play area for toddlers 2 years and younger.

9. Butterfly World

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