5 Family-friendly ways to find your Mother City school-holiday chill

2018-03-10 12:30 - Saara Mowlana
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The school holidays are nearing and if you're fearing being cooped up all day with the kids at home, these events are here to make sure your holiday is well spent!

Whether you wish to walk through fun and pretty markets or merely explore the natural wonders and hidden gems of the Cape, this school holiday promises to be one jam packed with activities!

READ: School Holiday Fun: Budget-friendly things to do in Cape Town

If you do find yourself and your family wandering the Cape between 29 March and 9 April, keep your eyes peeled for one of the following events:


Clay Cafe

Let your creativity flow alongside your tea or coffee at the Clay Cafe. Paint some ceramic art on mugs, plates, kettles or saucers while you sip on delicious tea and indulge in an interactive cafe experience sure to keep the entire family enthralled. Make your booking here.

Table Mountain Cable Car

Take your holiday to another level by hitching a cable car ride up to the top of Table Mountain to enjoy the breathtaking views and snap pics of the dassies with your kids. To view prices, buy tickets and keep track on the mountain weather conditions, click here.

Up Cycle along the coast

Get your family up and cycling along the coast in Sea Point to keep them both active and entertained this holiday. This fun activity costs only R70 per person for a whole hour and is sure to have you wanting more as you soak in the fresh salt air and the vistas. For more pricing information click here.

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Putt away the holiday stress

R20 a head will get you and your family hitting it off over Putt Putt at Mouille Point in Sea Point. The location has two courses for you to choose from and 18 holes of varying difficulties and is sure to fuel some healthy competition and exhilaration under the Cape sun.

Two Oceans Aquarium

Take an aquatic trip over at the Two Oceans Aquarium and immerse yourself and family in the wonders of the sea world. Online booking allows for a 10% discount. Adults are charged about R150 per person and children under four years of age enter free while the rest range between R70 and R110. Buy your tickets here.

Ratanga Junction 

This family fun park has brought joy and adrenaline fuelled entertainment under the sun for the past two decades. This theme park is officially closing its doors for the final time come 30 April. Grab the family and experience the nostalgia of blood pumping rides like the Cobra rollercoaster or cool down vibes like the Monkey Falls. Relive the hype one last time with the family before Ratanga Junctions is merely a memory and a nostalgic tale.

Prices range between R70 and R180 with certain additional costs for certain rides - for more on this, click here.