Holidays are a wonderful time for families to gather and enjoy spending time together. Make sure you and your kids take away happy memories of this family time by taking a few minutes to plan ahead. Luckily, there are plenty of fun things to do in Cape Town to keep children of all ages entertained. Here are some ideas for activities the whole family will enjoy:
1. Cape Town Science Centre
Who says holidays can’t be educational? The Cape Town Science Centre has over 250 interactive exhibits and mind-boggling puzzles, making it a world of discovery all under one roof. There’s more than enough to fill a whole day here, and entry is only R50. While the kids explore, parents can enjoy some down time or catch up on emails at the SciCafe, which offers a menu of healthy options and free Wi-Fi.
Artjamming is all about kids putting on an apron, facing a blank canvas and unleashing their inner artist. Artjammers are provided with a menu of 12 different size canvases, easels, brushes and tools to freely express themselves with an array of non-toxic acrylic paints. Encourage your kids to paint Table Mountain, a nature scene or their favourite African animal and let them go wild with colours to create a little piece of Cape Town to take home.
3. Cape Town City Sightseeing Bus
Sit and watch the world go by and hop off when you feel like exploring. The City Sightseeing Bus is one of the most entertaining ways to teach your children (and yourself!) about Cape Town’s rich history. A ticket for the City Sightseeing Bus takes you directly to all of Cape Town's top attractions, including the Table Mountain Cableway, V&A Waterfront and Camps Bay. There’s also an informative and amusing kid-friendly audio version for the little ones.
4. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
The stunning views and gardens at Kirstenbosch will always be a prime spot for picnics with little ones and a perfect place for them to get rid of their extra holiday energy. While you’re there, don’t miss the Boomslang (tree snake) canopy walkway, a 130m long aerial boardwalk which offers incredible views of Cape Town. Plus, children under six years get free entrance.
5. Glowing Rooms SA
Go on a 3D golfing adventure with Glowing Rooms SA! With an 18-hole golf course and a Glowing Rooms café, this outer space experience offers fun for the whole family. Think glow-in-the dark everything! Unlike the traditional 3D process that requires 2 images, Glowing Rooms uses 3D glasses to create 3D images from normal 2D images by pulling forward the colour red and sorting the remaining colours according to their position in the rainbow. Don’t forget to take some cool photos!
Let us know if you have any other suggestions, or if we can help you with any special arrangements for your family stay at Cloud 9.