Things for kids to do in Cape Town before going back to school

Posted on 10 January 2024 By Taylah Strauss

It’s almost back to school time, and since the holidays are nearly over, your kids probably have nothing to do. Now is the ideal time to squeeze in one last fun activity before school resumes, which is why we have compiled a list of child-friendly activities to do in Cape Town.

1. AJ’s Roller Rink


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Especially on those rainy Cape Town days, an indoor roller skating rink is a fantastic way to keep the kids entertained this holiday. The entire family can enjoy the roller rink at AJ’s Roller Rink, which is decorated in neon disco style. Making sure that visitors have a great time is their top priority. Children must be accompanied by an adult if they are under the age of 14.

Rates: For more information on their rates, tournaments and workshops check out Daddys Deals.

Contact details: 064 844 6345

Address: Merchant Walk, Duynefontein, Cape Town, 7441

But before we go on, does your child need to start at new school? If that’s the case, get an idea of the cost with this guide to the most expensive schools in South Africa.

2. Sense Virtual

Sense Virtual Deal

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At one of six VR stations, Sense Virtual is inviting you to an amazing and immersive gaming experience that makes use of the newest entertainment technology. You can feel completely at ease dropping off the kids in a setting that is kid-friendly.

To get the best interactive gaming experience, pick from a huge selection of the newest games.

Rates: Click the link for more information on their rates and specials.

Contact details: 076 969 5375

Address: Shop G2, The Regent, 21 Regent Rd Sea Point.

3. WildX Adventures – QuadBiking

WildX Adventures

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Look no further than a quad biking experience if you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity to do with your older children. Off-road quad biking rides are available at WildX Adventures on exciting trails with plenty of twists and turns. Anyone over 12 can ride the quads because they are simple, secure, and safe.

Rates: For more information on their rates and specials, check on Daddy’s Deals.

Contact details: 082 066 1197

Address: Melkbos 4×4, Otto du Plessis Dr, Melkbosstrand

4. Honingklip Horses

Honingklip horse riding

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Change your urban lifestyle for a horseback riding adventure. It benefits both parents and children. Children receive amazing pony rides, and parents receive a voucher for beer tasting at the Honingklip Brewery. The fun is now accessible to the entire family!

Rates: For more information on their rates and specials, check on Daddy’s Deals.

Contact details: 079 773 1003

Address: R43 Hermanus Road, Bot River

5. Ice Skating

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Ice skating is not only fun, but it is an excellent workout. It works nearly every muscle in the body and requires great focus and synchronised movements. Cape Town’s GrandWest casino not only has an ice skating rink for adults, it also has a mini rink for kids, where there is constant supervision. Outside of commercial hours, the rink also offers private ice skating lessons. A session typically lasts one to two hours, at which you can leave at any time.

If you do not have your own skates, they have skates available to rent, as well as lockers. Just remember extra thick woolly socks!

Rates: For more information on their rates and specials, click here.

Contact details: 021 535 2260

Address: 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood

6. Bowling

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Also located in GrandWest, is Ten Pin Bowling. Teams can set up their names on the machines assigned to each bowling lane. You also get shoes that are safe for the lanes and which protect your feet, though these are not compulsory. Ball too heavy? Not a problem, they offer a range of bowling balls, from small and light to big and heavy, just try your hand to figure out what works.

Rates: For more information on their rates and specials, click here.

Contact details: 021 505 7777

Address: 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood

7. Two Oceans Aquarium

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The Two Oceans Aquarium name is derived from the fact that the southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Cape Town is in the ideal geographic position to showcase the marine life found in both oceans.

They offer numerous informative exhibitions and tours, such as a touch pool, a kelp forest exhibit and a penguin exhibit.

Rates: For more information on their rates and specials, click here.

Contact details: 021 418 3823

Address: Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront

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