Story Time @ Book Lounge
This independent bookstore sells quality children’s books that are hard to find elsewhere.
The beautifully decorated cupcakes are delish!
Each play is staged with a lot of humour to delight kids of all ages.
Kids love seeing their favourite children’s stories come to life.
The coffee shop has a large range of complementary magazines to browse through.
Zooming around on the ‘Flying Saucer’, a padded board on wheels, is fabulous!
There are wet wipes, sanitizer and free bum cream at the changing station, in case you forgot to bring your own.
For only R10 you can buy a bag of farm feed and give all the different animals some nibbles.
The friendly guides make sure the tour is as informative for adults as for kids.
Climbing into the Daphne submarine and the minesweeper are hard to beat!
Tommy the Tugboat
It's a safe little boats tour, especially for parents with toddlers and babies.
Watching the chubby seals laze about in the sunshine is too cute!
The course is well maintained and the carpets are clean.
Getting a hole-in-one is tricky but feels amazing!
Sanccob Seabird Rehabilitation Centre
A visit to this centre helps to save an endangered species.
‘Adopting’ and naming a wild penguin – it doesn’t get much better than that.
It’s a wonderful way of taking part in an ancient Cape tradition.
Who wouldn't love to watch a real cannon getting fired?!
Volunteer at the SPCA
Teens learn to take responsibility and help others.
Take care of all the animals you would love to have as pets but can’t.
The extremely friendly staff makes sure all guests have a great time.
The chocolate tasting is a winner!
Parents with school-going kids love to join the full moon hike during summer months.
The child-sized, soft building blocks are great fun!
Kids can ‘adopt’ a cat for R120 a month. It stays at the café and is a great way to see if your child is mature enough to have a cat at home.
You can feed the cats little treats and they’ll love you even more!
It's one of few places worldwide where you can see fossils in the ground exactly as they were uncovered by archaeologists.
Kids love to join a mock dig and making your own fossil!
World of Birds
There's lots of safe space to run along the winding paths.
The highlight is feeding the tiny monkeys that come to sit on your legs and shoulders.
Long Street Baths
Parents love the nostalgic architecture and the old-world wall tiles.
Kids are allowed to jump in from the side of the pool.
It's a skillful game with lots of laughter, and an opportunity to learn patience and teamwork.
It doesn’t matter how good you are, it’s always great fun.
The Rainbow Puppet Theatre
There is decent coffee for sale as well as a delicious selection of home-made cakes and savoury snacks.
Kids love shouting along to warn the puppets of approaching baddies.
The Giraffe House
Kids not only experience a wide range of animals, they also learn why they are special.
The interactive creepy crawly encounters are scary fun.
It’s a fun outing that brings children closer to nature.
Kids love the 40-minute boat ride on the wetland’s canals.
Because it’s a small centre, there is less sensory overload for tiny tots.
Making a fairy’s home during one of their ‘magical workshops’ is a treat.
Shop in peace for plants while the kids play their hearts out.
It’s much more fun than the usual jungle gym set-up.
It’s a great way to teach your kids that the world is even more fascinating than they thought.
The film where the dog travels into space is so much fun!
Blue Train Park
An extremely affordable outing that all kids will love.
Going on a pretend train journey along Cape Town’s beachfront is fabulous.
Sea Point Swimming Pool
Families love the different pool options for kids of different ages.
Jumping off the diving board is thrilling every time.
Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve
It's the most wonderfully calm place to cure nature-deficit-disorder.
Spotting a flock of bright pink flamingoes is magical!
There is a separate section for under 3s, where tiny tots can waddle about safely on padded mats.
Kids love the two awesome tree houses and all the animals on the farm next door.
Golf Village Mega Putt Putt
Parents can work on their golf swing on the driving range and golf academy on the same premises.
Kids love the extra challenge of the tricky bridges, steep inclines and tunnels.
Le Bonheur Reptile Adventures
Not only the crocs will be hungry: have lunch at the kid-friendly Lakeview restaurant, a picnic on the lawn or bring and braai your own meat.
Watching massive crocs move under water, standing up close to the glass of the aquarium.
Rondevlei Nature Reserve
Have a picnic at the tranquil tea room which overlooks the wetland (it can be rented for daytime events).
Kids love to spot hippo footprints along the one kilometre waterside trail!
The zoo is surrounded by lots of wine farms where you can stop for a relaxed lunch or wine tasting.
Kids love feeding the dozens of cute and cuddly guinea pigs.
Warrior Toy Museum
It's a nostalgic journey to the beginning of the last century.
It’s almost as good as visiting a toy shop - only better!
Observatory Swimming Pool
It’s not the prettiest pool, but has a distinct, lovely neighbourhood feel.
A great place to meet kids from the neighbourhood!
V&A Waterfront, Simon's Town
If you don’t find a special gem, you can browse the massive selection of stones inside the Scratch Patch shop.
Kids love scratching around for their favorite stones.
Muizenberg Swimming Pool
Eight lifeguards on duty (in high season) make sure all swimmers are super safe.
Apart from the beach, there are a jungle gym, mini golf and a waterslide park right next door.
Iziko Natural History Museum
The museum’s 1.5 million scientific specimens ensure there is lots to discover for kids of all ages.
A kids’ favourite is having their photo taken inside the jaws of a gigantic fossil shark.