Cape Town Kids

On this Cape Town Kids page I'll be adding places to see and activities to do with children.

I will start off, by adding my favorite top 15 child-friendly activities. I know this will be difficult to keep down to only 15, but here goes (Alphabetically)!

I'm talking children that must be accompanied by an adult here (Teenagers will also enjoy many of these activities):

This was supposed to be a top 10 list, but I just could not stop. Below is the complete list of attractions for kids in Cape Town.

Attractions and Activities for children in Cape Town

Adventure Activities
Cape Town offers a great variety of adventure activities, from diving to flying from Cycling to surfing and lots more.

Adventure activities, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Animal Viewing
With all the parks, reserves and private ventures, animal viewing opportunities in Cape Town abound.

Animal viewing, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Boulders Beach
Not only will you be able to see African penguins, you'll even be able to swim WITH them.

Penguin, Boulders Beach, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Bugz Family Playpark
Bugz Family Playpark is the largest outdoor and indoor play park in the Western Cape and is geared to entertain two to ten year olds.

Bugz Family Playpark, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

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Butterfly World
Butterfly World is a tropical garden in a 1000 square meter green house where exotic butterflies can fly freely.

Butterfly World, Cape Town

Cape Town Science Centre
The aim of Cape Town Science Centre is to provide children with interactive displays and activities showing that subjects like science, mathematics and technology can be fun!

Cape Town Science Centre, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Cheetah Outreach
Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah.

Cheetah Outreach, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Cool Runnings toboggan track
The Cool Runnings toboggan track is made of stainless steel. A ride takes 6 minutes speeds of up to 40km/h can be reached.

Cool Runnings toboggan park, Cape Town

Cultural Attractions
Cultural attractions gives one an insight into the heritage of South Africans in general and Capetonians more specifically.

Cultural Attractions, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Drakenstein Lion Park
All the lions brought to the Park are captive bred / hand reared and cannot be rehabilitated to the wild.

Drakenstein Lion park, Cape Town

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Eagle Encounters @ Spier
Eagle Encounters is a bird of prey rehabilitation, education, conservation and eco-tourism centre.

Eagle Encounters, Spier Wine Estate, Cape Town

Giraffe House
Focusing on African wildlife, Giraffe House aim to teach you about animals and conservation.

Giraffe, Giraffe House, Cape Town

Helderberg Farm
Helderberg Farm, is a hive of activities for young and old - quadbiking, walking, picnics, strawberry picking, combat games, etc.

Helderberg Farm, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Honeybee Education Centre
The Honeybee Education Centre aims to educate people, especially children on the important role the honeybee plays in our environment.

Honeybee Education Centre, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

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Horse Riding
Cape Town have many centres offering horse riding lessons, outrides and various other activities.

Cape Town Horse Riding, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Imhoff Farm
So much more than animals, so after riding on camels and seeing a snake show, you can buy home-made breads and cheeses.

Camel ride, Imhoff farm, Cape Town

Indoor Karting
Expect a fast, well-built track, high-quality karts, electronic timing and results printouts complimented by a fully licensed pub for fast foods and refreshments.

Indoor Karting, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

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Jolly Roger Pirate Boat
The Jolly Roger is the only authentic Pirate Ship in South Africa and sails daily from the V&A Waterfront.

Jolly Roger Pirate Boat, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Laserquest
Laserquest is a popular and exciting electronic tag game, safe for boys and girls.

Laserquest, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Miniature Blue Train
The Miniature Blue Train can be found next to the sea on Beach Road, Mouille Point. The diesel operated train runs through a tunnel and under a bridge along a track of approximately 1 km.

Miniature Blue Train, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Monkey Town
Experience the wonderful world of monkeys with 27 different species to be seen - many on the endangered list.

Monkey Town, Somerset West, Cape Town

MTN Sciencentre
The MTN Sciencentre is an interactive science centre.
Through the use of hands-on exhibits children are taught that science, maths and technology are fun.

MTN Sciencentre, Canal Walk, Cape Town

Museums
The Cape Town Museum Route is dominated by museums under the curatorship of Iziko. Their are however many excellent private museums as well.

Museums, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Nature Reserves
The Cape Town Museum Route is dominated by museums under the curatorship of Iziko. Their are however many excellent private museums as well.

Nature Reserves, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Newlands Rugby and Cricket
Newlands rugby and cricket stadium are close to each other. Support your favourite sport.

Newlands Cricket Stadium, Cape Town

Putt Putt
Cape Town's weather gives one an opportunity to enjoy a few hours of playing putt putt quite regularly.

Putt Putt, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Planetarium
Learn more about the stars, planets and constellations in the sky above Cape Town.

Planetarium, SA Museum, Cape Town

Planet Kids
Planet Kids is a large Indoor Play and Activity Centre with an outside play area as well.
Great for birthday parties and during School Holidays we organise exciting & educational programs.

Planet Kids, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Ratanga Junction
Ratanga Junction is situated a mere 10 minute drive from Cape Town.
Attractions include 23 rides ranging from Kids Rides to Super Thrill Rides.

Ratanga Junction amusement park, Cape Town

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Rock Climbing
At City Rock Indoor Rock Climbing Centre, kids can find their feet in a programme called "test drive" where children of 6 years and older climb under the supervision of an adult for as long as they want to.

Indoor Rock Climbing, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Scratch Patch
Scratch Patch is a place where the floor is covered in thousands of tumbled-polished gemstones.
The idea is for you to scratch around to find your favourite stone.

Scratch patch, Cape Town

Stodels Nursery Bellville
Stodels Nursery Bellville is more than just a nursery. Kids love it there.

Stodels Nursery Bellville, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Strawberry Picking
The places to pick strawberries in Cape Town are all in the Stellenbosch region. You are provided a container which you have to fill with as many as you can.

Strawberry Picking, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town

Two Oceans Aquarium
See fish in their natural habitat and spend some time at my favourite, the Kelp Forrest.

Shark, Two Oceans aquarium, Cape Town

Tygerberg Zoo
The only zoo in the Western Cape - home to lions, tigers, zebra, cheetah, chimpanzees and marmosets.

Tygerberg Zoo, Cape Town

West Coast Ostrich Ranch
An experienced tour guide will explain the origin and reasons for ostrich farming and interesting facts about the largest bird in the world.

Ostrich, West Coast Ostrich Ranch, Cape Town

World of Birds
The largest bird park in Africa with more than 3000 birds and other smaller animals - see cranes, owls, swans, kites, gulls and many more.

World of Birds, Cape Town

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Cape Point Ostrich Farm

Well trained guides will be more than happy to show you around and give you detailed information about the life cycle of an ostrich, from egg to the adult bird.

Cape Point Ostrich Farm, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town


Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum

The Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, miniature houses, antique dolls, cars, cuddly toys and an extremely detailed and lifelike miniature of South Africa's famous Blue train.

Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town


The Ice Station Skating Rink

The Ice Station is Cape Town's only ice rink and features an Olympic-sized skating rink as well as a mini ice rink for smaller children.

The Ice Station Skating Rink, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town


Dye-Hard Paintball

Dye-Hard Paintball specialises in hosting paintball games.
Games can be organised for adult or kiddies birthday parties, bachelors' parties or for colleagues wanting to get rid of some stress or just a bunch of friends wanting to play and have fun.

Dye-Hard Paintball, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town


Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

Guided tours lead you across open dams via ramp ways.
Visitors have an opportunity to touch and hold a baby croc, and during summer months, you will have the opportunity to witness the feeding of the bigger crocs.

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Cape Town Kids, Cape Town


Bizzy Bodies

Bizzy Bodies offers an active play experience for children aged 1 - 12 years.
The equipment in the play area is such that children are encouraged to jump, climb and run.


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