CPT – Kids Fun Guide 6-12 Feb

*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