30 Day Outing Ideas With Kids For The June Holidays 2016


Stuck for idea’s for What To Do with the kids in the June / July holidays? Here is my list of some fun day outing ideas to do with the kids in and around Cape Town:

1. Table Mountain: Take the kids on the Cableway for FREE with the Kidz Season Special and enjoy spectacular views of the BEST city in the world 🙂

2. City Sightseeing Bus: Take the kids for a FREE scenic tour of Cape Town with the Kids Season Special on the open top, double-decker red bus


Snow World

3. Company’s Garden: Stroll through the Company’s Garden, laugh at the adorable squirrels, enjoy a meal at the child-friendly Company’s Garden Restaurant and visit the Planetarium, which has a holiday program for kids, click here for details

4. Grand West Casino: Book a session at Snow World, play Ten-Pin Bowling or watch a movie – ideal for rainy days

5. Watch a Show: Noddy is on at Atrscape; the Wizard of Oz and Little Red Riding Hood are on at Somerset West Playhouse; Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment and Dora theExplorer are on at Grand West Casino


MV Logos Hope

6. MV Logos Hope: Take the kids on the floating bookshop at the V & A Waterfront from 24 June – 11 July and enjoy some treats in their cafe

7. V&A Waterfront: Enjoy the kids Holiday Entertainment Programme at the V & A – click here for the full program, the Jolly Roger Pirate Boat is hugely popular with kids, ride on the Cape Wheel, scratch for a gem at Scratch Patch, play a game of putt-putt at Cave Golf if it is raining, or if it is sunny the kids can play in one of the play areas located outside the V&A Shopping Wharf and Clock Tower precinct

Two Oceans Aquarium

Puppet Show at the Two Oceans Aquarium

8. Two Oceans Aquarium: Visit the Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront and watch a puppet show on three times a day at 10:30am, 1:30pm or 4pm; then enjoy a harbour cruise on the City Sightseeing Boat – kids are FREE with the Kidz Season Special, departs from the jetty outside the Aquarium every 20minutes

9. Mouille Point: visit the wonderful Green Point Urban Park with two separate play areas for different age groups; play a game of Putt-Putt on the Promenade and visit the Blue Train Playpark and ride on the iconic Blue Train and let the kids run wild in the huge play park

Green Point Urban Park

Green Point Urban Park

10. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens: enjoy some Holiday Entertainment at Kirstenbosch Gardens – see the full program here. Children have FREE access to the gardens during the winter school holidays

11. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens: walk on the Tree Canopy Walkway and see the life sized Dinosaur sculptures made from tin; dine at child-friendly Moyo which has a lovely play area for the little ones, or bring your own picnic

The Cape Town Science Centre

The Cape Town Science Centre

12. Cape Town Science Centre: a great outing for kids and ideal for rainy day entertainment and they run a holiday entertainment program, click here for more details

13. Butterfly World: perfect for rainy days, set in a tropical garden, there are also reptiles, monkeys and more; for lunch head to child-friendly Floreal Brasserie on the Marianne Wine Estate

14. Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre: open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm; for lunch head to Weltevreden Wine Estate and let the kids play at Carnival

Giraffe House

Giraffe House

15. Drakenstein Lion Park and Chimp Haven: visit the sanctuary for rescued lions; for lunch head to La Grapperia at the Spice Route

16. Spier Wine Estate: grape juice tasting for kids while mom and dad wine taste; then visit Eagle Encounters; for lunch visit child-friendly Mulderbosch Vinyeards for gourmet pizza and a relaxed afternoon and play a game of Boules while the kids play on the jungle gym

Spier Wine Farm

Kids Grape Juice Tasting

17. Ratanga Junction: take advantage of the #Throwback special at Ratanga Junction, prices have fallen! Open 8 – 17 July, 10am – 5pm

18. Rainy Days: on those days it just rains and rains and you need to get the kids out to release their energy try Jump Around in Paarden Eiland, Rush in Claremont or for some rock climbing adventures try City Rock in Observatory or HangTime Gym in Pinelands and Belville or try the new be.Up Park in Pinelands which has a trampoline zone, maze area and a unique climbing adventure called clip and climb

19. Imhoff Farm: visit the petting zoo Higgledy Piggeldy Farmyard and enjoy a meal at the lovely child friendly Blue Water Café where kids can play in a secure garden and treehouse, read more here

Imhoff Farm Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard

Higgeldy Piggeldy

20. Deer Park Café in Vredehoek: enjoy a meal at this lovely child-friendly cafe and let the kids play in the Rocklands Road Park, read more here

21. Acrobranch Constantia: take the kids on an adventure at Acrobranch and visit Clay Café in Hout Bay or Jonkershuis on the Groot Constantia Wine Estate

22. Cool Runnings Toboggan Park: go for an outdoor Toboggan ride, the only one in Africa! Read more here

Cool Runnings Tobbogan Park

Cool Runnings

23. Cape Peninsula: visit the adorable African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach and take the kids sightseeing to Cape Point and enjoy a FREE ride for the kids on the Flying Dutchman funicular to the lighthouse

24. Vergelegen Wine Estate: visit this stunning estate and enjoy a meal at Stables Bistro, let the kids enjoy the incredible play area, and take a wander through the beautiful landscaped gardens


Grape Juice Tasting

25. Lourensford Estate: a great family outing, let the kids join in on some wine tasting with a grape juice tasting and enjoy a meal at the lovely, child-friendly Millhouse Kitchen, read more here

26. Wine Estates: visit the exquisite, child friendly Mont Marie with a lovely play area for kids or the the charming Tokara Delicatessen

27. Hout Bay: visit World of Birds and enjoy a meal at Dunes Restaurant, a lovely seaside restaurant which has a play area in sand or take the kids on a Seal Island Tour departing from the Hout Bay Harbour, read more here

World of Birds

World of Birds

28. Laborie Wine Estate: grape juice tasting for kids at Taste at Laborie and a enjoy a meal at the child-friendly Harvest at Laborie, read more here

29. Bugz Playpark: lots of rides and lots of fun, open daily 9am – 5pm

30. Markets: Visit the lively, child friendly Root 44 Markets in the Stellenbosch Winelands every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm or the Sunday Family Market at Blaauwklippen Estate, on every Sunday 10am – 3pm with lots of entertainment for kids

Visit my website for more ideas: www.lovemycapetown.com



  1. Hi Natalie, fab article and cool site, thanks! Love all the gorgeous photos. Really enjoyed reading your About Me page and I totally agree with you – there’s no place like home. Love the Mother City!

    • Hi Lauren, thank you for taking time to comment and so lovely to hear your kind words. We are very fortunate to call the Mother City home, I Love my Cape Town 🙂

  2. Hi Natalie, fab article and cool site, thanks! Love all the gorgeous photos. Really enjoyed reading your About Me page and I totally agree with you – there’s no place like home. Love the Mother City!

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