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5 Family-Friendly Cape Town Winter Activities

Updated: Jun 12, 2023


Keep the family busy during the upcoming Winter School holidays. We know that it can be daunting planning a getaway and figuring out how to keep the young ones entertained and with the holidays fast approaching, we have curated a list of family-friendly activities that one can get up to in and around Cape Town, all within reach of our luxury accommodation offerings. We’ve also identified some winter specials for you to take advantage of!

1. Show off your Ninja skills!

Cape Town playing in an indoor obstacle course
Source: Total Ninja

Challenge the whole family with some fitness adventure fun at Total Ninja. Located in Observatory, it is home to Africa’s largest indoor inflatable obstacle course. This local activity is fit for all ages and is bound to get your blood pumping!

Price: R80 per hour for kids under 5 | R160 per hour for adults and children above 5.

Location: The Warehouse, Black River Park, Observatory, 7925.


2. Get your groove on!

Young people in Cape Town wearing roller skates
Source: Rollercade

Feeling groovy? Take your loved ones out to Rollercade. Situated at the action-packed Battery Park, channel your inner 60s and glide along to the tunes of the DJ. Rollercade offers a mid-week special where you get 25% off a booking between Wednesday and Friday*. Price (2-hour session): R150 per person (incl. rental skates & safety gear) | R80 (bring your own skates) | R40 spectator’s fee.

Location: Alfred Street, Waterfront, 8000

*The discount can only be redeemed when you book on their website.


3. Dive into the ocean!

Young children at the Cape Town aquarium doing a bus tour
Source: City Sightseeing & Two Oceans Aquarium

Fish, fins and fun! Find all of this and more at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Learn about, and experience, the world of the oceanic wildlife that thrives off the Cape Town shores. *Tip: If you purchase tickets on-site after 15:00 for a same day visit, you get a reduced ticket fee! OR View the city on foot and skip the aquarium queue when you ride on the famous City Sightseeing red bus with their aquarium winter combo. Aquarium Price: R235 for adults | R175 for students & children aged 14 - 17 | R110 for children 4 – 13 | Free for children under 4.

City Sightseeing Aquarium Winter Combo: R495 for adults| R159 for children (aquarium ticket included).


4. Thrill-seek in the city!

Family-friendly school holiday activities and rides in Cape Town
Source: City Sightseeing & Sky-Hi Ride

Hop onto Cape Town’s famous City Sightseeing red bus and seek your rush of adrenaline in the heart of the city centre! Situated on the 28th floor of Hotel Sky, experience the unique bird’s eye view of the city from the Sky-Hi Ride. Celebrating your child’s birthday this holiday? They can ride for free on during their birthday month! Price: Ride free in your birthday month | R200 per person | R50 for spectators. City Sightseeing Sky-Hi Ride Combo (incl. walking tour): R445 for adults | R259 for children. Location: Hotel Sky, 9 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001


5. Play with clay

Cape Town people enjoying ceramic painting activity
Source: The Clay Cafe

Play Van Gogh for a day at the Clay Café in the City! Situated in the midst of Cape Town’s best restaurants, unleash your inner artist with this inner-city ceramic painting activity. With a vast array of options from mugs to bowls, animal-shaped ceramics and much more, grab a meal and play with colour! Price: R45 Studio fee + price of chosen ceramic. Location: 199 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001


With these options in mind, your stay in the city is bound to be fun and filled with great memories for you and your family!

Need a place to stay? We have got you covered. Visit our website and choose from our portfolio of luxury city accommodations, all just a stone’s throw from the Cape Town’s finest. If you are in search of an affordable city getaway, we are running a Winter Special! Book a 3-night stay at One Thibault Residence and only pay for 2!

In The City ITC Hospitality Cape Town One Thibault accommodation deals Winter Special

*Offer is only available through direct bookings on our website. Offer only applies to One Thibault Residence.

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