Cape Town – Kid’s Fun guide 3 Jan – 9 Jan 2014

Fun For Kids @ Grandwest
Children will encounter face painting, magic shows, Christmas arts and crafts,
juggling, drumming, stilt-walking, story-telling, balloon twisting, break dancers, a
ballerina, sand art, a cartoonist, a hula hoop dancer, Christmas beads, cookie
decoration, clown face-painting and of course the highlight of the season, visits by
Father Christmas in the week leading up to Christmas Day.
Until 11 January
Grandwest

Snow Play Park
Activities and rides that are at once whimsical, wondrous and wild will be taking
place in the transformed Centre Court, where everything will be snow-sprinkled and
ice-crystalled, naturally. And this time there’ll be a sugar-rush too, with outsized
candy and lollipops providing that seasonal sweetshop feel.
Until 5 January
R20, R50 & R70
Canal Walk, Tel: (021) 529 9699 / 98

*Hansel and Gretel
Perfect holiday entertainment for the family at the Baxter this festive season. Based on the classic tale by
the Brothers Grimm, this delightful musical version by the award-winning duo Fred Abrahamse and
Marcel Meyer is set to capture the imagination of all ages and promises to be a treat for the young ones.
Until 11 January
R70
Flipside Stage, Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

*Pimp Your Biscuit
Pimp Your Biscuit is place that lets kids bake and decorate their own home style
biscuits from readymade cookie dough for the kiddies.
Every Wednesday – Saturdays @ 9:30am – 6pm
Stand 37, V&A Market on The Wharf, Tel: 071 617 7290

Discover a unique Two Oceans Aquarium in the Waterfront
One of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals,
including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen this spectacular
underwater nature reserve.
Open: Daily @ 9:30am – 6pm (incl. Public Holidays)
Two Ocean Aquarium Cape Town, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 418 3823

Ice Skating in Cape Town
Come rain or shine – ice skating is a must! Whether you want to organise a party or
just want to go skating with one or two friends, the ice rink is a whole lot of fun.
Grandwest, Tel: (021) 535 2260

Atlantic Rail Steam Train
Vintage fun for the whole family. Buxom, beautiful and still hard at work at the ripe
age of 63, Jenny hasn’t let the wrinkles of time mar her life’s mission.
Cape Town to Simon’s Town and back one to three Sundays a month.
R110 – R220
Cape Town Train Lodge Hotel, Tel: (021) 558 5805

Beautiful Butterfly World
Visit this Winelands paradise and be privileged to see resting butterflies, exotic
spiders and scary scorpions up close.
Monday – Sunday @ 9am – 5pm
Route 44, Klapmuts (near Stellenbosch and Paarl), Cape Winelands, Tel: (021) 875
5628

The Continent of Sulina
Swellendam’s faerie sanctuary. In a grove of green leaves a faerie with pale blue
hair sits with her arms folded and her head down. Across from her a wizened pixie
strokes his beard leaning on a toadstool by a bubbling brook.
Wednesdays – Sundays & Daily during school holidays @ 9am – 4:30pm
FREE
37 Buitenkant Street, Swellendam, Tel: (028) 514 1786

Noordhoek Farm Village
Renowned for long white sandy beaches, vast wetlands and ancient milkwood
forest, Noordhoek epitomizes a relaxed, unhurried lifestyle that is sought after by
many environmentalists and artists, so don’t be surprised to find horses, pigs, cows,
hens, ducks and rabbits roaming the gardens and open public spaces.
Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek, Tel: (0210 789 2812

Gemstones in the Scratch Patch Simons Town

A visit to topstones is fun. Tour the Topstones factory with the kids; there is plenty
for the little ones to have a flied day, and watch gemstones being tumble-polished
and crafted into a wide variety of products.
Monday – Friday @ 8:30am – 4:45pm, Saturdays & Sundays @ 9am – 5:30pm
Scratch Patch, Cape Town, Dido Valley Road, outside Simon’s Town, Tel: (021) 786 2020

Paintball
Teamwork, stealth and strategy are all part of what makes it so exciting. Hiding
behind trees, belly crawling through the grass or strategising with their team will
soon make them forget about their computers.
R95 – R120
Monday – Sunday: 9:15am-12:45pm, 1:15pm – 4:45pm
Area 51, Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 790 7603

Camel Riding
If the paintball sounds a bit too hectic then why not take your kids for a camel ride
at Imhoff Farm next door to the paintball.
Tuesdays – Sundays and public holidays: 12pm – 4pm
Short rides: R50 for adults, R30 for children, scenic ride (30 minutes): R150
Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 789 1711

Zip line
Your kids will love channeling their inner Tarzan on the ‘foefieslides’ while you enjoy
the picturesque backdrop of the Skurweberg Mountains.
R400
Monday – Sunday: 8am – 4pm
1 Voortrekker Street, Ceres, Tel: 072 1411804

Pirate Boat
Craving adventure on the high seas? Set sail aboard the Jolly Roger and enjoy the
live pirate show out at sea. Children will love the authentic looking pirate ship and
the sense of adventure that the crew helps to create.
Daily cruises: adults: R100, children: R50, sunset cruise: children: R100, adults:
R200.
Opening times: Subject to weather conditions
V&A Waterfront Harbour, Cape Town, Tel: (021 421 0909

Go-karting
Need for speed? Let them race each other around the 310m mini replica of the
Killarney racetrack, complete with twists and turns to keep the adrenaline pumping.
Adults: R70, children: R60
Opening times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 1pm – 11pm, Friday: 11am –
11pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 11pm.
10 Myhof Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 683 2670

Cool Runnings Tobogganing Park
We’ve swapped sunshine and beaches for the lure of snow here in Cape Town but
that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the winter sports they get to enjoy
elsewhere. Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 12pm -6pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9am-6pm
Off Carl Cronje Drive, Opposite Bellville Velodrome, Tel: (021) 949 4439

The Book Lounge
For younger children (3-8 years) there’s adventure of a different kind every
Saturday at 11am at the Book Lounge. The exciting stories will take them along for
a different journey each week. It’s a great way to get them excited about reading
and exploring the wonderful world of books.
Saturdays @ 11am
FREE
71 Roeland Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 462 2425

Cape Town Museums
The musty smell of old photographs and historic artefacts in well-lit showrooms
offers a welcome retreat from the rainy weather outside.
25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 481 3900

The Science Centre
A world of discovery under one roof, the Science Centre features a wide variety of
interactive displays and exciting activities for your enjoyment.
Monday to Saturday 9am – 4:30pm; Sundays & Public Holidays 10am – 4:30pm
370B Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 300 3200

Grandwest Children’s Entertainment
Magic Village
The arcade venue is an extremely popular section of the casino with people of all
ages enjoying the gaming facilities on offer.
Daily @ 11am – 10pm, Weekends @ 10am – 12am & School Holidays @ 11am –
11pm
Magic Company, Grandwest Casino & Entertainment World, Vanguard Drive,
Goodwood, Tel: (021) 534 0244

Clay Café
The Clay Café makes for a memorable day of creativity and recreation for children
and parents alike.
Monday – Friday @ 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday @ 9am – 4:30pm
Old Dairy, Oakhurst Farm, Main Road, Hout Bay

Green Point Park
Perfect for a family outing with scooter, bikes and picnic baskets.
Open Daily @ 7am – 7pm
Green Point Park, Bay Road, Green Point