Things to do with Kids this Summer

Things to do with Kids this Summer

The end of the year has arrived and as we all get ready for the festive season and a well-deserved break from work and school, it’s time to focus on some quality family time. This time of year is all about creating those special memories after all.

Here is a list of family-friendly venues and events to visit during the summer school holidays:

Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

Excursions, Activities & Events

Jolly Roger Pirate Ship, V&A Waterfront

Explore the sights and sounds of the harbour on top of a pirate ship. How exciting! The kids will love it.

Where: V&A Waterfront

When: Open daily (incl. public holidays) | 09:30- 18:00


Take the family on an active adventure with thrilling zip lines, age-appropriate obstacle courses built among trees and an exhilarating acro-bungy experience. Round off this fun family day with a picnic, taking in the natural surroundings of the Acrobranch venues.

Where: Branches in Cape Town and the Garden Route

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

Build-A-Bear Party

Every day during the festive season is an excuse to have a party and a unique and fun party idea is a Build-a-Bear workshop. So, get a group of friends together, book a party and make your own stuffed animal.

Where: Branches at the V&A Waterfront, Tygervalley and Canal Walk

When: Open daily (incl. public holidays) | 09:00 – 17:00

Ratanga Junction

This thrilling theme park is opening its doors for the festive season on the 24th November 2017. Be sure to make the most of your visit as this iconic family-friendly destination will be closing its doors soon.

Where: Ratanga Junction, Century Boulevard, Century City, Milnerton

When: 24.11.17 – 16.01.2018 | 10h00 – 17h00

Moyo at Kirstenbosch

This African-inspired restaurant is situated in the mesmering Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Enjoy a day out in nature, while having a relaxing family meal.

Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town

When: Open daily (incl. public holidays) | 09h00 – 18h00


Excursions, Activities & Events

Magaliesberg Canopy

In the mood for an adrenaline-fueled experience guaranteed to result in a day of family bonding? Magaliesberg Canopy offers a unique eco-adventure, ziplining through the second oldest mountain range in the world on 10 cable slides measuring up to 140m in length.

Where: Rustenburg

When: Open daily | 06h30 – 16h30

The Johannesburg Zoo

Every kid loves a trip to the zoo: a day in the outdoors, interesting and magical animals and creatures unknown and, best of all, the one-on-one family time.

Where: Jan Smuts Ave, Parkview, Johannesburg

When: Open Daily (incl. public holidays): 08h30 – 17h30

Roll Egoli Roller Rink

Recreate those happy roller-skate inspired childhood memories with your children at this fun venue in Bryanston. Expect a 1000m² covered skate rink, a garden with some friendly chickens, an outdoor play area as well as a child-friendly restaurant.

Where: 296 Main Rd, Bryanston

When: Tuesdays to Sundays | 09h00 – 1800 | Open until 21h00 on Fridays and Saturdays


This venue is perfect for an indoor day and offers hours of activity and laughter on a synthetic ski slope. Do something different and try your hand at skiing, bumboarding, snowboarding and tubing this summer.

Where: Cedar Square Shopping Centre, Fourways

When: Open daily | 08h30 – 17h00


Take the family on an exhilarating tree-top adventure with age-appropriate obstacle courses (yes, even for the adults), ziplining and much more.

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

When: Wednesdays – Sundays (incl. public holidays) | 09:00 – 17:00


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