17 Things to do with your Kids this Summer in Cape Town

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Submitted by campbell on Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:05
16 Things for Kids to do This Summer Holiday

Summer is almost here and if you are a parent, there is so much to do with the kids this summer. Have a look at some of the fun things listed below. And please, if you think we missed anything, please leave a comment below!

1. Jolly Roger Pirate Boat (V&A Waterfront)

Ahoy. With more than 5 different cruises to choose from, this is an adventure to enjoy with your kids or a group of kids. Prices range from R70 to R220. Aye aye!

2. Monkey Town (Somerset West)

Stop the kids’ monkeying around and rather take them to see real monkeys ! With more than 230 animals and 28 different exotic species, this is a trip for them to tell their friends of in the new school year.

3. Butterfly World (Stellenbosch)

A tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house, Butterfly World, is a paradise of free flying exotic butterflies. And who doesn’t like Butterflies?

4. Two Oceans Aquarium

Well planned out exhibits include the I&J Predator Exhibit, Atlantic Ocean Gallery, Indian Ocean Gallery, The ocean basket Kelp Forest, The Sappi River Meander, Frogs: Beyond the Pond and Afrisam Children’s Centre. There are 88 species to be experienced, which are made up of Marine fish, Freshwater fish, Reptiles, Amphibians, Marine invertebrates, Birds and Microscopic live.

5. Simons Town Penguins

Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town ,with over 2500 birds, is a beautiful part of our coastline. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the day watching the penguins.

6. Blue Train Sea Point

This pretty little train is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Mouille Point, Cape Town. The train operates every day from 09h00 until sunset if the weather permits it.The price per ride is only R10 and the proceeds go towards charity.

7. Kids Get Wild Camps

Catering for kids from grades 1 – 7 and with a ratio of 1 guardian for every 5 kids, Kids Get Wild is made for happy kids this holiday. With over 80 different types of activities they can keep your kids active and busy this holiday.

8. Yoga for Kids

With yoga classes for children from the age of 24 months to 16 years, Y Is For Yoga, dedicates themselves to guiding children and teens through the principles of yoga. Benefits of Yoga for children include:Build strong and flexible bodies, relaxation techniques, improve focus and concentration, increase learning potential, improve balance and coordination, increase body and spacial awareness, develop self-assuredness, confidence and self-expression, sharpen and expand awareness and importantly, help children to cope with the stress of modern living.

9. Bizzy Bodies

Get them from behind the PC, TV, PS and let they again learn to enjoy PLAYING. Bizzy Boddies offers children from 1 to 12 years, a active play experience. They provide age appropriate toys for all to enjoy. I have been told the parents enjoy some of the fun and games as well!

10. Cool Runnings

Something to put excitement in the holiday is the thrill of riding 1.25km down a metal half pipe at speeds of up to 40km/h They are the first in South Africa and Cape Town’s only Toboggan track located at Tygervalley.

11. World of Birds

This is the largest bird park in Africa. World Of Birds houses over 3000 birds and small animals. 400 different species in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries.

12. Horse Riding

Take your children to one of Cape Town’s wide variety of guided Horse riding Farms. I supply a few but a wider variety is available in your area.

13. Castle of Good Hope

The oldest building in South Africa. Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station. Teach your child about the Dutch settlement of 1652.

14. Cable Way

Everybody wants to be on top of the world, especially children, so enjoy the day on Table Mountain, purchase a ticket at the gate for R205 for adults and R100 for children under the age of 18 years and marvel in the view. Various restaurants and shops to cater for your food and beverages needs as well as souvenirs is also to your dispense.

15. Iziko Museums

Visit a new one every day. The variety of museums under management of Iziko is: Bertram House, Bo-Kaap museum, Groot Constantia Manor House, Koopmans-de Wet House, Maritime Centre, Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House, Planetarium, Rust en Vreugd, SAS Somerset, Slave Lodge, Social History Centre, South African museum, South African National Gallery, William Fehr collection at the Castle of Good Hope.

16. Sunscene Outdoor Adventures

A wide variety of fun in the sun can be had with the people of SunScene Outdoors Adventures. Let them teach your child to Sandboard, Surf, Stand Up Paddle Surfing and for the not so faint of heart, Sky diving.

17. Surfing

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer, body-boarder, extreme sports junkie, big wave surfer or traveler, the guys of Cape Town Surfing will make you feel right at home in the sea. They offer scenic accommodation, surf lessons, tour packages, surf camps, surf equipment and rentals, and much much more!

Local Cape Town author who loves to write about South Africa.