Cape Town Kids Activities

Spring Holidays 2017 - September/October 2017

Are you looking for great Cape Town Kids Activities for the upcoming Spring school holidays? South Africa's spring school holidays are just around the corner. Schools all over South Africa are on holiday break at the end of September when the third school term will be finished, and public schools will be closed from 30 September until 8 October 2017. Be aware that private schools might have different holiday times and opening dates, some schools already break up earlier or later! So make sure to check your children's school calendar and check common official closure times here.

On ExpatCapeTown, you will find here some great Cape Town kids activities to keep you little ones and your teenagers busy and happy when spending the school holidays in Mother City. 

In ExpatCapeTown's guide to the school holidays, you will find out:

  • when and where these events take place
  • for which age groups the programs are catering
  • how much the activities will cost
  • who to contact with links to the specific event organiser

Holiday Clubs, Workshops, Kids Shows, Entertainment and more

There are loads of Cape Town kids activities on offer in and around the Mother City besides the usual great attractions like going to the Bird Park in Hout Bay or watching the African Penguins in Simonstown or the many fabulous Cape Town museums where your kids will be entertained and where your children will gain also some wonderful new insights or can test their talents. Or you might want to give them some play time and have some hours for yourself.

And if are in Cape Town 'only' for a holiday? Then you might be happy to have a day to yourself for visiting some of Cape Town's best attractions without having the kids moan. There are many fun events planned - even though it's winter time! Simply enjoy your Cape Town shopping without feeling guilty, because your kids will have a great time mingling with other kids and making new friends. Here are some of the best kids activities you can find in Cape Town.

Cape Town Kids Activities:  Workshops, Holiday Camps and more...

• Cape Town, Century City: Ratanga Junction Fun Park. Fun Days: 29 September 2017 - 8 October 2017. Open from 10am to 5pm. With more than 25 attractions with rides, roller coasters and shows this park provides fun entertainment for the whole family. Tickets: From R70 for a fun pass (no rides, but shows) up to R179 for an Adventurer Ticket/R95 for kids under 1.3m. Please double-check and find more info here.

• Cape Town, Grand West Ice Station: Iceskating and Disco Night Fever on Ice at the Ice Station. School Holidays with many extra public skating sessions. Check the weblink for more info. Costs: Regular entrance fees apply. From R35 (skate rental extra from R40) Mini ice rink session R25. Spectators R40. More info.

• Cape Town, Muizenberg: Playtime at Planetkids. Great place for kids up to 13 years, with drop off facility. Playtime from R25/35 per hour. Open Wednesdays to Sundays and during school holidays. Popular party venue. More info. 

• Cape Town, Woodstock: Science Centre. School Holiday activities from 29 September 2017. For kids of various age groups. Let's Code Camp from 2 - 6 October 2017. Programme still to be published. More info.

• Cape Town, CBD: Iziko Museums. School Holiday shows at the Planetarium go with weekend schedule from 29 September 2017. Various age groups. Visit the new planetarium and Digital Dome. More here.

Cape Town Kids Holiday Camps

• Cape Town: Downhill Adventures 2017. Adventure activities with action packed adventure programs, half and full-day kids party adventures and day trips. How about taking the kids for sand boarding, stand-up paddling or surfing lessons in Cape Town this holiday or have a fun day with a quad biking and sand boarding combo in the Atlantis dunes, just north of Cape Town? More info.

• Cape Town, various suburbs: Sporting ChanceRugby, Cricket, Soccer, Hockey and Multisport Workshops. 29 September 2017 - 6 October 2017. Sports Clinics are held on various dates in Constantia, Durbanville/Bellville and Hermanus these Spring holidays for children from ages 4 - 13. Rates from R150/day depending on sports activity and age of the child. Enquire directly and mention you heard from us. More info. 

• Cape Town, Newlands: Helen O'Grady Drama Academy. Drama Classes for children from ages 5 - 18 years. Enquire with the academy about your nearest branch and book your Summer holiday programme for December now! More info.

• Cape Town: Boot Camp - Holiday Programme (only in December 2017 - book now!) Lots of action packed adventures for kids from 7 - 14 years. Enquire for their current holiday programme and team building camps. More info.

More great Cape Town kids activities, events and kids shows

• Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: The Wizard of Oz. 16 September - 8 October 2017. Popular family musical. Tickets: From R150. More info.

• Cape Town, Newlands Nassau Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood. 19 - 21 September 2017. Fairytale for the whole family. Tickets: R75. More info

• Cape Town, Somerset West: The Snow Globe. 28 - 30 September 2017. Children's Ballet in two acts at the Playhouse Theatre. Tickets at Computicket. More info.

• Cape Town, Muizenberg: After Ever After. 29 September - 8 October 2017. A show for children and with children at the Masque Theatre. Tickets: R90 at Computicket. More info.

Cape Town Kids Activities at the V&A Waterfront - September/October 2017

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: Springbok Experience Rugby Museum. Portswood House. Open 10h00 - 18h00 every day. More info.

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: Underwater Photographer of the Year. Exhibition at the wonderful Chavonnes Museum - until 30 September 2017. Tickets: Children under 16 free/Adults: R100. Bring your Wildcard for entry reduction to R70. More info. 

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: My Little Pony Friendship Tour. 23 - 24 September 2017. At 11h00 and 15h00 at the Amphitheatre. Free entry. More info.

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: Cape Town Busker's Festival. 5 - 8 October 2017. Various venues. Free entry. More info.

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: Future Park. From 23 September 2017 until December 2017. Playing in a digital universe at the Watershed/Jubilee Hall. Tickets: From R130. More info.

Kids-Activities page - disclaimer: All dates, times and prices are subject to availability and can change. Call the event organizers if you have any questions and check for exact costs and times. Booking for most of these events is essential. 

There is also great Cape Town kids activities and entertainment offered by the bigger shopping centers in Cape Town during school holiday times. In many Cape Town shopping malls you can leave your kids in a supervised area where they can enjoy painting, clay art, pantomime classes and many other great activities. Check for events in the best Cape Town shopping centers here. 

Wishing you a fantastic time in Cape Town. Make sure to let us know about your experiences when you explore some of these fantastic Cape Town kids activities and excellent Cape Town holiday clubs and workshops. Best!

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