The much-anticipated end of year holiday is almost upon us. If you’re not going away, it means you’ll get to explore your city with fresh eyes, enjoy lazy summer days in the sunshine, and spend plenty of quality time with your kids. Sounds great, right?
Until day 3 hits and the most dreaded phrase known to parent-kind is spoken: “I’m booooored.”
But fear not! We’ve rounded up 7 of the best activities in Cape Town that will keep any small human entertained.
1. Bugz Family Playpark
Bugz offers an epic indoor play area as well as a popular outdoor section. In fact, it’s the largest playpark in the Western Cape, and the perfect venue for hosting a kiddies’ party. (I’m alllll about the Cake Boss Party).
2. The Kids Shack
Relax with a cup of tea while the little ones run wild on the push bike track and putt putt course. There’s also an arts & crafts section and soft play area.
3. Ratanga Junction
Just in time for the holidays, Ratanga will be open from 25 – 27 Nov, and again from 2 Dec – 10 Jan (excluding Christmas Day). From bumper cars to the Cobra, there’s something for all ages at this iconic theme park.
4. The Playshed
In addition to the jungle gyms and craft area, The Playshed has a dedicated zone for under 3-year olds, complete with padded mats, a mini ball pond and age-appropriate toys.
5. Intaka Island
In the heart of Century City lies an oasis of sprawling wetlands, rare birds and beautiful flora. Catch the boat to the island and spend an hour or two exploring nature with the kiddos.
6. Bounce World
Now here’s something that’s just as fun for adults as it is for kids. Bounce World is guaranteed to get the heart pumping and the adrenalin flowing!
7. Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
Get up close and personal with these prehistoric creatures. Le Bonheur offers guided tours of the farm, and a chance to touch or hold baby crocs during summer.
Check out the Activities section in your Entertainer app for even more ways to celebrate the summer break with your kids – and don’t forget to pamper yourself with a trip to one of our spas or salons. It’s your holiday too, after all.