Things to do in Cape Town with your kids
Feeling a bit bored, are we? The weather outside is still gorgeous so get dressed, grab your children and prepare for an epic weekend in Cape Town that is sure to leave the entire family smiling.
The Waterworld Strand features nothing but endless fun with waterslides, a putt-putt course and an obstacle course. Enjoy lunch at the café with delicious sandwiches and an Italian cappuccino. There is no alcohol or braais allowed on the premises so families can be sure to enjoy a safe and peaceful time with their children.
Beach Road | Strand | +27 (0) 21 584 4702 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum
Wait, before you knock this option down due to the word museum, just read on and you’ll understand why your son will love this. Apart from the audio-visual exhibits of all things Rugby, children can take part in kicking, passing and other fitness and recreational challenges through a Wii game with a virtual coach on large screens.
So, while mom and dad immerse themselves in our proud Rugby history, this museum provides ample activities to keep the young ones entertained. Families of four only pay an entrance fee of R140 in total.
Portswood House | Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 418 4741
Most children are fascinated by these tiny, delicate creatures and where better to see them than Butterfly world in the Western Cape Winelands. This tropical garden houses a vast variety of species from Costa Rica to the Philippines. Think your son might not be into the whole butterfly situation? Take him to see some of the scorpions and spiders. With ducks and goats roaming freely, this is a lovely place to take the family.
R44 | Klapmuts | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 875 5628
The Ice Station at Grand West Casino
Spend the day on the skating rink at the Grand West Casino. Whether novice or expert, everyone is welcome. The young ones get a skating rink all to themselves so no worries of them being trampled. Enjoy a steamy mug of hot chocolate and a biscuit to boot.
GrandWest Casino | 1 Vanguard Drive | Goodwood | +27 (0) 21 535 2260
The Scratch Patch
Dig around for shiny jewels at the Scratch Patch in Simon’s Town. With all the amethysts, agates and crystals, you would think this excursion would be very expensive. On the contrary, it costs R15 for a small bag and R90 for a large bag. Who isn’t going to love this?
Dido Valley Road | Simon’s Town | +27 (0)21 786 2020
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