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Cape Town Families... - 4aKid

Summer holidays are here. With governments still concerned about Covid we thought we’d share 7 things to do with kids in Cape Town this summer, where practising social distancing would be easy! We know that well ventilated areas and crowd control plays a big roll, so here are my suggestions xx Tanya Badenhorst

  1. Enjoy a Circus Picnic in the Mother City

The entertainment and travel industry was hit hard and it will be a good idea to support them as they gradually return to work. A Circus Picnic by Zip Zap showcases a proudly South-African, family-friendly blend of traditional and contemporary circus, infused with humour, dance and exhilarating circus aerials and acrobatics. Visitors of all ages from toddlers to teens and older will enjoy these shows.

When: Friday, 11 December – Sunday, 20 December 2020

Where: Cape Town, Foreshore, Western Cape

Web: Get Tickets here


  1. Book your own Vintage Fire Engine Family Experience

If you’re looking for an idea for your next party, or family gathering, booking  vintage Mrs Doubtfire fire engine may spark your interest.  Here you can be in control of who gets to ride with you and ensure you create special memories together. With seating for up to 12 passengers, it’s a fun idea for all kinds of celebrations and parties.

Vintage Fire Engine Family Experience


Dates: Available any day of the week

Where: Cape Town City Bowl & environs



    Zip and climb, swing and slide at Acrobranch outdoor playpark and kids party venues (Stellenbosch, Constantia)

Acrobranch offers a great outdoor adventure for the kids and adults alike. Our family especially enjoy this activity as we as adults can participate too and scream shout and laugh like a child again. Overcome your fears and remind yourself of your true adventure spirit by taking part in the adult courses. Everybody’s fitness level is accommodated from toddlers through to adult challenges.



Where: Stellenbosch (Winelands) and Constantia

Web: Book online or phone 021 201 1121 Acrobranch, Cape Town


  1. Visit Willowbridge Shopping Centre, Tyger Valley, for educational entertainment these holidays

Join Willowbridge for an “Out of this World Kids Galaxy” in collaboration with Split Second Science and Art Jamming. This event is hosted in a well ventilated area and hygiene is always top priority. Children are invited to create their own galaxy bath bombs, CO2, hand sanitiser, explore space gases helium and hydrogen and see the power of liquid nitrogen. This activity is suited for kids ages 3- 12, thus toddlers to pre-teenagers.

Willowbridge Shopping Centre


When: 16 - 23 December, 2 - 9 Jan 2020

Where: Willowbridge Shopping Centre, 39 Carl Cronje Dr, Tyger Valley

Click here to book.

Read the full release here.


  1. Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium during “low tide”

Come rain or shine, Two Oceans Aquarium is always a top pick! With strict capacity management in place, you can visit the Aquarium during “low tide” – before 26 December. Further to this, the Aquarium will be giving away an annual membership to one visitor every day, 15-24 December. Be sure to pay them a visit as an awe inspiring venue that offers both educational experiences and appreciation for creation.

Two Oceans Aquarium


When: Open daily

Where: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Who: This activity is suited for babies, adults and kids of all ages



 6. Spend the day on a Wine Farm, Bloemendal

If I had to describe Bloemendal in three words “One stop family” would be it. Here MTB loving families can ride to their hearts delight, or just relax as they enjoy a glass of wine or family meal. Your little ones will love the kids play area, fitted with a large outdoor jungle gym, slide, crafts tables and on-site childminders. Enjoy a specially prepared Kids Pairing at Bloemendal Wine Tasting Room a true sensory experience. Bloemendal Market Days are hosted monthly during the season and are fun-filled with family activities!  This venue is suited for kids and families of all ages.

Wine Farm, Bloemendal


When: Bloemendal Trail Park is open daily. The Wine Tasting and Restaurant are closed on Mondays. More info here.

Where: M13 Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville

Web: Bloemendal Estate


  1. Cape Gate Shopping Centre, Brackenfell

Build A Bear Workshops is an experience that keeps on giving, my kids absolutely love their creations more than any other soft toy they have. This year at Cape Gate Children will be able to build their own furry friend and get some accessories at only R209pp. They will also donate R10 of each sale to the Reach for a Dream foundation- helping children who are fighting severe illnesses.  Kids from 3 years up to adults will enjoy this experience.

  Grinch teddy bear in a Christmas suit.   Brown teddy bear.

Where: Cape Gate Shopping centre 


Tanya Badenhorst is the founder of Proudly South African Magazine, Things to do With Kids. She is passionate about learning through experiences, our creator, loving family relationships and quality time together celebrating creation. “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable… if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- let us meditate on these thin


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