Fun Activities to do in Cape Town with Kids, Secret Cape Town

There are plenty of activities you can do with your kids to keep them entertained. From trampolines, to chocolate making classes, to fun tree houses, and everything in between. Keep your little ones entertained, or join them in the fun!

Here are some fun activities you can do in Cape Town with your kids: 

Scootours

Location: Kloof Nek Parking Area, 209 Tafelberg Road, Table Mountain National Park

Cost:  R650 (driver’s ticket); R290 (passenger ticket)

Opening Times:  Tuesday – Sunday, 9am; 12pm; 3pm

Scootours is a non-motorized, eco friendly way to experience the beauty of the iconic Table Mountain. While riding, you can take in breathtaking views down the slopes and into the city. There are two options available: a one and a half hour self-guided ride or a two hours ride with a tour. 

Your kids will love it because the scooters are easy to control. Additionally, there will be a professional guide helping them throughout the whole experience. Children who are younger than 10 years old can’t drive the scooter, but they can still experience the ride under adult supervision. 

Ceres Steam Train to Elgin Railway Market 

Location: Harbour Bridge Hotel, Dockrail Road, Foreshore

Cost: R750 (adults, return); R500 (children 3 – 13 years, return); free (children 0 – 2 years)

Opening Times: Saturday & Sunday, 8am – 5.30pm

If your child loves trains, then this will be the best family activity you can do together. The steam train departs from the Harbour Bridge Hotel in the Foreshore district. It then takes you and your family on a three and a half hour ride to Elgin. You can marvel at the beautiful mountain landscapes, and play a game of spot-the-sheep along the way. Once the train arrives at Elgin Station, you can explore the Elgin Railway Market, where you will find live music, and an amazing selection of clothing. You will also find accessories, craft stores, street food and some refreshments. 

There is also a dedicated play area for kids where they can climb walls (R20 for 10 minutes). Kids of any age can try this activity. Experts from Cape Canopy Tour supervise to ensure the safety in the play area. 

Battery Park

Location: Battery Park, V&A Waterfront

Cost: Free entrance, but you’ll need to pay for parking 

Opening Times:  Daily, 6am – 6pm

Contact Details: 021 408 7600, canal@waterfront.co.za 

The Battery Park is a new addition to the Waterfront. There are a lot of outdoor activities here that your children will enjoy. These include a high quality skate park, a scooter path, and a mini court for basketball and soccer games. There’s also stand up paddle boarding and canoeing activities available at the canal. So, bring a picnic basket and enjoy the day with your kids. 

Two Oceans Aquarium

Location: Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Cost: R185 (adults); R140 (pensioners, students, children 14 – 17 years); R95 (children 4 – 13 years); free (children 0 – 4 years)
Rates valid until March 2020

Opening Times:  Daily, 9.30am – 6pm
Feeding times
Daily, 12pm (I&J Ocean Exhibit); Daily, 11.30am & 2.30pm (Penguin Exhibit); Sundays, 3pm (Predator Exhibit); Wednesdays, 1pm (Kelp Forest Exhibit)


The Two Oceans Aquarium is a great place to experience live ocean exhibitions and also includes an interactive touch pool. The Two Oceans Aquarium is one of Cape Town’s premier tourist attractions. The aquarium has more than 8,000 species available for your viewing pleasure. There’s also the predator exhibit, the underwater tunnel, and the rockhopper penguin colony. 

Playdate Superpark

Location: Jubilee Hall, Watershed, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Cost: R85 (children over 2 years, one hour) | R35 (children over 1 year, one hour) | Free (children 0 – 1 years)

Contact: 067 028 0738, events@superpark.co.za

Opening Times:  Daily, 10am – 7pm (April – August) | 10am – 6pm (September – March)


Located in the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront, this popular indoor playground is a great experience for your kids. Indoor adventures includes a 3D maze, zip line, obstacle course and other fun activities. If your kids get tired, there’s also a café that serves food for kids and coffee for parents. 

Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Location: 1 Turf Club Road, Milnerton

Cost: R130 for 18 hole course | R230 per person (minimum of 10) for UV event room

Contact:  +(0)21-551 22 44 | info@glowingrooms.co.za

Opening Times: (Closed on Mondays) | Tuesday to Thursday: 10am–7pm for paid and confirmed event room bookings of 10 people or more | Fridays: 1pm–8pm | Saturdays: 10am–8pm | Sunday: 10am–4pm

Enjoy a unique game of mini golf with a glow in the dark twist. It’s guaranteed fun for young and old! The space has UV lights, and an awesome 3D course, with 3D murals, as well as an event room. Play a game of mini golf wearing 3D glasses and experience 3D illusions and images while aiming to get a hole in one.

Cape Town Science Centre

Location: Cape Town Science Centre, 370B Main Road, Observatory

Cost: R75 (adults + children) | R35 (pensioners) | R265 (family package: four people) | R65 (per person, group of 10 or more)

Contact: +27 21 300 3200 | info@ctsc.org.za

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday: 9am – 4.30pm | Sunday and public holidays: 10am – 4.30pm

If you are looking for a fun educational outing, then the Cape Town Science Centre will be your best choice. The educational centre focuses on technology, science, mathematics, and engineering. It will help your kids to develop an interest in these fields in an exciting way.  There are interactive exhibits, brain teasing puzzles, and a lot of other activities to keep your kids engaged for hours. It’s a great place for families to visit and engage in activities together. 

be.UP Park 

Location: Gardener Place, Rose Innes Street, Pinelands 

Cost: R90 (be.Junior package, one hour in the kids’ maze) | R130 (be.Giant package, one hour including trampoline, AltiGame and kids’ maze) | R85 (be.Climbing package, 30 minutes on the climbing wall) | R20 (grip socks)

Contact: 087 057 1400, enquiry@beuppark.co.za 

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday: 11am – 6pm | Friday to Saturday: 9am – 10pm | Sunday: 9am to 7pm | public and school holidays: 9am – 8pm

be.UP has everything for adventurous kids. The park is filled with climbing walls, trampolines, and a huge maze. The trampoline zone is available for children who are 120cm tall. The wall climbing area has 11 walls and the tallest is eight meters high. For the brave ones, there’s also an AltiGame zone that has an elevated climbing net and a suspended swing step. Your kids will love the biggest indoor kids maze in South Africa with colourful ball ponds, tubes, tunnels and slides. 

Dinosaur Exhibition at Kirstenbosch

Location: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands 

Cost: R75 (adults) | R40 (students) | R20 (children 6 –17 years) | free (children 0 – 5 years; pensioners on Tuesdays)

Contact: 021 799 8783, kirstenboschinfo@sanbi.org.za 

Opening Times: Daily, 8am – 6pm

If your kids are fascinated with dinosaurs you can let them interact with life-sized sculptures of the prehistoric creatures in the beautiful botanical garden..  There’s a total of six tin dinosaur sculptures, created by the talented David Huni. These sculptures are placed among the endangered species in the garden’s Cycad Amphitheatre. 

The Playstation Cafe and Adventure Park

Location: South Palms Shopping Centre, 333 Main Road, Retreat Tokai

Cost: R60 – R85 (first hour, depending on season) | R60 (additional hour) | R80 (all-day pass during off-peak) | R100 (Drop and Go, first hour) | R65 (drop and go, additional hour) | Free (children 0 – 2 years, first hour)

Contact: 087 470 0497, info@theplaystation.co.za

Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm | Closed on Mondays except school and public holidays | Closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day

Hold on, this isn’t the playstation that you are thinking about. It’s very similar to Rush in Claremont, but aimed mainly at kids aged 12 and below. This indoor amusement centre is kids heaven! And adults can share in the fun. There’s a wide screen TV, coffee shop, and free wifi. Your kids will adore this place with its large slides, wall climbing, and other adrenaline-packed activities. 

There’s also games and puzzles to mentally stimulate your children along with the physical workout. There is also a space for toddlers who are two years and younger. They can play in the bakery, fire engine, mini supermarket and hardware store. Your kids will never run out of things to do in this indoor play area!