It’s that time of the year again; I’m not referring to Christmas but rather the dreaded 4-week Western Cape school holidays. Dreaded for the mere fact that parents will be wracking their brains about what do with the kids during the school holidays. For that very reason, we’ve rounded up a few things to do during the Cape Town school holidays.

 

Anna Beulah Farm, Durbanville

 

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This farm is an absolute gem for keeping kids busy. The animal feeding takes the kiddies around the farm to the chickens, ponies, sheep and rabbits to give them some yummy treats. Anna Beulah also offers ceramic painting and a kids party venue complete with outdoor play area. Mom and dad can browse their vegetable garden and purchase some fresh produce from the onsite shop or sit down for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat at the restaurant.

www.annabeulahfarm.co.za

 

Delheim Riverside Picnic, Stellenbosch

If mom and dad are desperately in need of some de-stressing nature therapy (which I’m sure they are!)  but are unable to go away for a few days then a picnic under the trees along the river at Delheim is the answer. The lawn is lush green and the little ones will enjoy chasing the butterflies around. There’s also a jungle gym which is more suited to the slightly older children. Picnic baskets serve two people and you can choose between meat or vegetarian options; kiddies baskets are also available. Wine can be purchased separately to be enjoyed with your delicious picnic.

www.delheim.com

 

Spice Route, Paarl

 

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We all know Spice Route as a great weekend destination but since their play area addition, it’s become the one of the best things to do with kids in Cape Town. The play area includes customised jungle gyms, swings, a mini bike track and a sandpit. The play area is ideal for older children and perfect for summer playtime especially with DV Café serving delicious homemade ice cream and sorbets. For the parents there’s wine, beer, chocolate and gin tastings as well as three restaurants to choose from!

www.spiceroute.co.za

 

Alpaca Loom, Paarl

 

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Cute fuzzy animals alert! If you’re looking for things to do with toddlers in Cape Town then this is it. Kids can feed and interact with the alpacas or go on a guided walk around the farm with them. Moms and dads can enjoy a light meal and coffee at the coffee shop or take a walk through the weaving studio to see the weavers at work.

www.alpacas.co.za

 

The Stone Kitchen, Wellington

 

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We present to you, an off the beaten path hidden gem! The Stone Kitchen at Dunstone in Wellington is the epitome of child-friendly; featuring an indoor and outdoor play area, putt-putt, jungle gym and sandpit. Our little one had so much fun that he didn’t want to leave! Mom and dad can peacefully enjoy their meal and glass of wine while the kids keep themselves entertained at The Stone Kitchen’s well-equipped kids area. If you’re up for a drive out of Cape Town with the kids, this is the place to pop into.

www.dunstone.co.za

 

Onse Huisie Restaurant, Blouberg

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One of the best child-friendly things to do in Cape Town during summer is a beach day. Onse Huise is a family-friendly beachfront restaurant perfect for a bite to eat after a fun filled day frolicking in the water. This popular restaurant offers a large kiddies play area with a child-minder keeping a close eye. West Coast potjie, Lamb Bredie and chicken pie makes the menu one to look forward to for the grownups and they’ve got familiar favourites on the kids menu.

www.onsehuisie.co.za

 

Preekstoel, West Coast National Park

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A hidden beach with unusual rock formations situated within the West Coast National Park. This unspoiled beach is so secluded that you’ll feel like you’re on your own little island getaway. The shallow waters are ideal for the little ones to splash around in while mom and dad keeps a watchful eye over them. Spend a few hours soaking up the sun, enjoying the azure waters and return feeling refreshed.

www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast

 

Du Vlei Farm Stall, Hermon

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The perfect road trip pit stop if you’re on the way to Porterville or Tulbagh with the kids. The farm stall has the quirkiest outdoor play area; tractors, motorbikes and a ‘racing track’ all made of used tyres. The restaurant offers freshly prepared meals, bread and cakes that you can enjoy either indoors or at the outdoor seating area.

www.duvlei.co.za

 

 

Author: Gaynor

Half city dweller. Half road trip explorer. Full supporter of local South African travel!

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