Thinking of winter school holiday activities? The winter school holidays always come around pretty quickly, and with this in mind, there is a world of delight at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town guaranteed to keep young minds and bodies busy – no matter what age, personality or interest.

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Best school holiday activities in Cape Town with indoor play areas

For quieter, less adventurous kids, simply take them for a walk through the V&A Waterfront to watch the seagulls as they follow the boats, yachts and ships moving in and out of the harbour.

When the children are done playing, take a break at the Food Court where hungry tummies can be recharged.

Fun school holiday activities at the V&A Waterfront, some are indoor play areas


A place where kids can paint, spray, sponge and play: the most fun anyone can have with a paintbrush. Here kids can unleash their creativity. And there’s Messy Play for the young kids.

Cave Golf

This is an indoor putt-putt course which is laid out inside a man-made cave. It is next to the Scratch Patch Play area. Let your kids test their golfing skills.

Cape Wheel

Let your kids see the spectacular view of Cape Town from the 40-metre high Cape Wheel. One ride takes 15 minutes and lets you go around 4 times.

Chavonnes Battery Museum

This old fort museum and its guided walking tour tell the fascinating stories of seafarers, shipwrecks, explorers, slaves and soldiers of the Cape. Youngsters can even try their hand at firing a cannon!

Kids Ahoy Playground

Kids aged four to 12 will have endless fun exploring this delightful play area with its slides, bridges, and children’s rides, as well as regular entertainment.

Hamleys Express Train

Hamley’s Toy Shop has its own train – the Hamley Express. Kids (and parents!) can get on board and it will take them on a journey around the V&A Waterfront, weather permitting. Youngsters will receive free badges and possible prizes.

Nu Metro

With 14 movies from which to choose, there is always bound to be a movie your kids want to see – whether they prefer animation, adventure, comedy or fantasy.

Pirate ship/Tommy the Tugboat

Get your kids on board the fearsome Jolly Roger for an authentic pirate adventure either in the harbour or at sea. Or set sail on the cartoon-themed harbour cruiser called Tommy the Tugboat.

Pirate ship/Tigresse

Get your kids on board the fearsome Jolly Roger for an authentic pirate adventure either in the harbour or at sea. Or set sail on the Tigresse Sailing Catamaran for a seaside cruise.

PlayDate SuperPark and Hint Hunt

An indoor activity park with mazes, escape rooms, a ropes course, and so much more. It’s stimulating and educational, and kids (and parents!) of all ages will love it.

The Pierhead Chess Board

A giant outdoor chess board where kids can test their strategic skills and mental dexterity – or simply watch others play.

Scratch Patch

Gemstone products, unusual stone specimens and even a space where kids can pick their own gemstones. Sift through the Scratch Patch, and find your own treasure.

Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

An interactive museum with audio-visual displays, fascinating sports memorabilia and an opportunity to test your own rugby skills in the “Springbok Trials” game zone. The kids will love it.

Two Oceans Aquarium

See fascinating sea creatures up close in this enormous aquarium, with its fascinating exhibits, viewing tunnels and tanks. This is an opportunity for young and old to learn more about the intriguing world underneath our oceans.

Up Cycles

Travel around the V&A Waterfront on cruiser-style Dutch bicycles. There are special bikes for kids of all ages, including bike seats for toddlers.

So, there’s plenty of family fun to be had at these school holiday activities in Cape Town 2018.

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