Do you wish to get away from all the hustle and bustle of South Africa’s Cape Town city center together with your children? Luckily, the area around Cape Town offers a wide range of children-friendly activities. Whether you are after budget outdoor adventures or educational exhibits, there is no shortage of kid-friendly activities near Cape Town. We’ve rounded up the best getaways for families with children on a budget near Cape Town.
1 Bugz Playpark
From the popular Animal Farm with beautiful tree houses to peddle carts and choo-choo trains, there is something for everyone here at Bugz Playpark in Kraaifontein. Some of the most popular attractions include sand pits, horse rides, playhouses, and sand pits. In case you get hungry, you can have lunch at one of the nearby tuck shops and restaurants. Monster Burgers offer delicious waffles and milkshakes, while farmer’s breakfast is also available. The entrance to the park costs between R35 and R60.
2 ROOT44 Market
Located in Stellenbosch, ROOT44 Market is just a 45-minute drive from the center of Cape Town. The market is open only on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm and offers a number of local crafts, food stalls, and live music performances. Take your kids here to enjoy spectacular views of the Stellenbosch wine country and check out leather goods, kid’s clothing, and jewelry on sale. This cool market also has a nice lawn area where kids can play.
3 Squirrel Golf
There are a number of children-friendly activities near Cape Town, but Squirrel Golf at the Devonvale estate in Stellenbosch is one of the most popular adventures for kids. Spend a Sunday afternoon playing golf with the little ones for just R30 for a six-hole game. Your kid will receive a certificate at the end of the Squirrel Golf game.
4 Cool Runnings
Located in Durbanville, Cold Runnings is the first tobogganing track in South Africa that attracts hundreds of families with children on the weekends. The track is 1.2 kilometers long and a single ride for children under 14 will cost you just R40. Children under the age of 8 must ride with their parents and the track is open from 9 am to 6 pm on the weekends. The rides are safe for children, as the speed of the bob-sled is brake-controlled.
5 The Duck Parade
Head out to the picturesque Vergenoegd wine estate together with your kids to check out the famous Duck Parade. Besides having an opportunity to see hundreds of little ducks running around the estate, expect to find a number of hiking trails through the vineyards. Bird-watching is also one of the most popular activities here. The Duck Tour costs R10 for children and R20 for adults.
6 Noordhoek Farm Village
Noordhoek Farm Village offers one of the most popular children-friendly activities near Cape Town. With its age-specific playgrounds and kid-friendly restaurants, this farm village is the perfect weekend destination for families with children. You can watch your child play on the lawns while having brunch at the beautiful Café Roux.
7 Planet Kids
Suitable for kids of all ages, Planet Kids offers a number of children-friendly activities and attractions including intergalactic ball walls, ramps, and jumping castles. This fun center is open from 10 am to 6 pm from Wednesday to Sunday and the entrance for children costs R30 per person.