Things to do with Kids this Winter

Things to do with Kids this Winter

Winter has officially arrived and although this is the absolute best time of year to put on those slippers and slouch at home in front of a roaring fireplace with a delicious wine or hot chocolate, Cape Town and Johannesburg have so many fun events lines up that you will want to brave the cold, explore and have fun!

Here is a list of what’s on during the June / July school holidays:

Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

Excursions, Activities & Events

Two Oceans Aquarium

For a magical and wondrous indoor day, visit the popular Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. Be sure to complete your day with a family meal at one of the family-friendly restaurants.

Where: V&A Waterfront

When: Monday – Sunday (incl. public holidays_: 09:30- 18:00


Get active and let the kids develop those gross motor skills at an Acrobranch tree-climbing adventure park near you. You will love the age-appropriate and guided obstacle courses, zip lines and acro-bungy!

Where: Branches in Cape Town and the Garden Route

When:  Wednesday – Sunday (incl. public holidays: 09:00 – 17:00)

Cableway Kidz Season

Explore Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain in a cable car. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is currently offering a special: two kids ride for free with the purchase of one adult ticket, including a number of fun activities for the kids.

Where: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

When: 01.05.17 – 24.07.17 | 08:30 – 17:00

Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Enjoy gourmet food and the best wines the Franschhoek Wine Valley has to offer. Also on site is a children’s play area and a caricature artist.

Where: Franschhoek Huguenot Monument

When: 15 – 16.07.17 | 12:00 – 17:00

Incredible Illusions – 3D Art Exhibition

See world-famous Kurt Wenner’s 3D art at the V&A Waterfront.

Where: The Watershed, V&A Waterfront

When: 04.04 – 23.07.17 | 10:00 – 19:00

Disney on Ice: The Wonderful World of Disney

Join a Disney cast that spans generations and be thrilled by your children’s excitement as they experience this mesmerising showcase.

Where: GrandWest Arena, GrandWest

When: 17.07 – 23.07.17 | 09:00 – 17:00

Peter Pan

The kids will love this show about the magical world of Neverland.

Where: Canal Walk

When: 01 – 23.07.17 | 11:00, 12:30, 14:00



Excursions, Activities & Events


A show the entire family will enjoy, the 60min Lippizaner performance is on every Sunday in the indoor arena. Let the kids feed carrots to the horses afterwards and enjoy a bite to eat at the child-friendly Café Capriole.

Where: Kyalami

When: Sundays | 10:30


Swing from trees like Tarzan and accept the challenge of an age appropriate obstacle course. Acrobranch has fully trained guides to ensure your kids’ safety!

Where: Branches in Centurion, Rosemary Hill, Pretoria North and Melrose

When: Wednesday – Sunday (incl. public holidays: 09:00 – 17:00)

Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey

Do not miss out on this musical icon’s final world tour.

Where: Teatro at Montecasino

When: 06 – 09.07.17 | Thurs. – Sat.: 20:00 & Sun.: 18:00

Puss in Boots

A remake of the popular children’s story, this pantomime features a host of new characters.

Where: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino

When: 30.06 – 23.07.17 | Wed. – Sat.: 14:30, 19:30 & Sun.: 11:00, 16:00

Disney on Ice: The Wonderful World of Disney

Join a Disney cast that spans generations and be thrilled by your children’s excitement as they experience this mesmerising showcase.

Where: Ticketpro Dome

When: 30.06. – 09.07.17 | 10:00 – 17:00

The Smurfs

Join Papa, Brainy, Clumsy and Smurfette Smurf as they attempt to save spring.

Where: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace

When: 13 – 30.07.17 | 10:00, 14:00, 18:00

The Adventures of Mr Toad

A remake of the popular musical, ‘Wind in the Willows’.

Where: National Children’s Theatre, Parktown

When: 20.06. – 23.07.17 | 10:30 & 14:30

History of Humankind Tour

Visit the World Heritage Site of the Cradle of Humankind and learn about the development of humankind. This is bound to be super interesting!

Where: Maropeng Visitors Centre, Mogale

When: Daily, 09:00 – 17:00

Good Food & Wine Show

A culinary event including food & wine tasting, talks, celebrity chefs and more.

Where: Ticketpro Dome

When: 28 – 30.07.17

Collect memories, not things, so add this guide to your bucket list and enjoy the holidays!

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