When the sun is not shining do not fear our beautiful city Cape Town has plenty of indoor activities and entertainment for our little people to keep them busy during. Here are some ideas:
Artjamming is the perfect paintertainment for your little one whether it’s playing, painting, sponging or spraying, it’s about putting on an apron to face a blank canvas and unleashing their creativity.
V&A Waterfront | Tel: 021 – 425 5050 | Willowbridge, Durbanville | Tel: 021 – 914 9224 | www.artjamming.co.za
An AMAZING indoor family fun park with a wide variety of activities to guarantee a fun time while exercising including a Trampoline Zone, an AltiGame, Climbing Walls and a huge Kids’ Maze, perfect for the little ones.
Gardener place, Rose Innes Street, Pinelands | Tel: 076 372 1330 | www.beuppark.co.za
A huge indoor inflatable play area with lots of bouncing to be done and great fun for the littles ones. The perfect place to get all that energy out.
15 Montague Drive, Montague Arena, Montague Gardens | Tel: 021 – 552 3165 | www.bounceworld.co.za
Bugz Playpark is the perfect venue to keep the little ones busy with indoor and outdoor play areas.
Bugz Playpark, 56 Tarentaal Street, Joostenbergvlakte | Tel: 021 – 988 8836 | www.bugzplaypark.co.za
Set in a lush tropical garden here you will find an amazing variety of exotic, tropical butterflies. There are also other interesting animals including reptiles, snakes, tarantulas, birds, marmoset monkeys and meerkats divided into different sections. There is an interactive section and an indoor aviary. The Jungle Leaf Café serves breakfast, lunch and has a kids menu.
Route 44, Stellenbosch | Open daily 9am to 5pm | www.butterflyworld.co.za
Cafe Paradiso is an awesome family friendly café located in trendy Kloof Street in the CBD offering children a unique cooking experience to make their own pizza, cookies or ice a cupcake in the kitchen while mom and dad enjoy a meal.
110 Kloof Street, CBD | Tel: 021 – 423 8653 | www.cafeparadiso.co.za
Cape Town Science Centre
The Science Centre is a brilliant way for kids to experience Science in an entertaining and educational environment with over 250 hands-on exhibits and mind-boggling puzzles. There is so much to see and do your kids will be kept busy for hours having fun while being in a learning environment.
370B Main Road, Observatory | Tel: 021 – 300 3200 | ctsc.org.za
City Rock located in Observatory is an indoor rock-climbing venue, in a safe environment. The climbing facilities include a large bouldering area and high walls for roped climbing. There are three climbing options for kids. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed to climb.
A welcoming café to families, great food, an outside kids play area and a wide variety of bisque (already made pottery pieces) to paint from. Choose from over 200 items and decorate your pottery piece.
Main Road, Hout Bay | Tel: 021 – 790 3318 | www.claycafe.co.za
Glowing Rooms SA
This is the first 18-hole mini golf course in the country that is glow-in-the-dark with amazing 3-D features. It is fantastic for the whole family and perfect for something different. Modern technology is used for the 3-D glasses, which adds a new dimension to mini-golf. But, this isn’t just for children; adults will have a ball. There is a themed event room for parties and other occasions, and a retail store.
1 Turf Club Dr, Milnerton | Tel: 021 – 551 2244 | www.glowingrooms.co.za
Grand West Casino: The Ice Station
An Olympic sized indoor skating rink in a world-class facility and a mini supervised ice rink for under 5 year olds.
Grand West Casino: Ten-pin Bowling
This state-of-the-art ten-pin bowling alley provides outstanding entertainment for family outings and 12 lanes of cosmic bowling.
Experience the thrill of climbing with indoor and outdoor walls, dedicated bouldering areas, and top-end training facilities, there’s something for everyone. HangTime Gym are located in three Cape Town climbing gyms in Cape Town CBD, Pinelands and Belville.
Iziko South African Museum
The Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance including fossils almost 700 million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.
25 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town CBD | www.iziko.org.za/museums/south-african-museum
The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome brings the most advanced digital visualisation technology to Cape Town. Visit the newly upgraded Planetarium and watch on of their exciting shows! It is a space of innovation, exploration and discovery; where art, science and entertainment meet ̶ creating a new platform for artistic production, an e-Research centre and sheer entertainment facility. Check their website for a list of current shows.
25 Queen Victoria Street | www.iziko.org.za/museums/planetarium
Jump Around is an indoor trampoline park in Paarden Eiland. The arena is filled with 1000 square meters of trampoline fun so you can literally bounce off the walls 🙂
Unit 3 Table Bay Industrial Business Park, Milner Street, Paarden Eiland | Tel: 021 – 510 1997 www.jumparound.co.za
A fantastic, child friendly market with an indoor play area, food stalls and craft market all located undercover.
R44 Audacia Wine Farm, Stellenbosch. Click here to read more.
An indoor trampoline park perfect for all ages. The wall-to-wall, interconnected trampolines will get your heart pumping and your face smiling. Inside the park there are over 17,000 square feet of trampolines, 2 dodgeball courts, 3 basketball lanes, a gigantic foam pit, 2 tumble lanes, a free-fall stunt jump foam pit, a battle beam and a fidget ladder.
104 Main Road, 3rd Floor Stadium on Main (Access from the parade area), Claremont | www.rushsa.co.za
The Book Lounge
Free Story Time every Saturday at 11am; ideal for 3 – 8 year olds.
71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town
Two Oceans Aquarium
Experience the incredible diversity of the marine life of the warm Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic Ocean. The aquarium displays over 3000 marine species including sharks, fish, turtles and penguins with large viewing windows. The displays are well laid out and presented with educational information on all species and raised viewing platforms for children. Click here to read more.
Dock Road, V&A Waterfront | Tel: 021 – 418 3823 | www.aquarium.co.za
Scratch Patch V&A Waterfront
Experience the beauty and variety of gemstones in Southern Africa. Thousands of gemstones literally cover the floor where you can scratch for your favourite. Purchase a pot and scratch away for a South African gem. Kids love this but it is great fun for everyone. Cost ranges from R17 for a small bag to R95 for a large container.
Dock Road, V&A Waterfront | Open daily from 9am – 6pm
Cave Golf V&A Waterfront
Cave golf is a well-designed indoor 18-hole mini golf, or putt-putt, course set inside a man-made cave. It is sure to challenge your golfing skills with its tricky course and obstacles.
Dock Road, V&A Waterfront (next to the Scratch Patch)