15 Great Activities for the Kids’ Easter Holidays

Jolly Roger Pirate Boat Kids Party

School holidays can be tough on parents, but fear not! The Easter holidays are short and there is plenty to do to keep your kids entertained. From chocolate-making workshops to rock climbing, escape rooms, adventure parks and more, your children can have their pick of delightful ways to keep busy.

Parents need not feel left out either, as many of these activities have options for the adults to enjoy whilst the children play to their heart’s content.

Honest Chocolate treats in a box - Easter holidays activities

Honest Chocolate Bonbon Workshop: Discover how your favourite Easter treats are made

If you’ve ever wondered about the magic of chocolate making, then this is for you! This activity offers a full tasting and introduction to how cacao beans are farmed and processed as well as a demonstration of how an ethical bean-to-bar chocolate is made.

Guests are also taught to dip, decorate and wrap their own set of four bonbons to take home. The activity is vegan and child-friendly.

Cost: R450pp, book via Quicket.

When: 30 Mar, 10am – 12pm
Where:  Honest Chocolate Factory, 7 Barron St, Woodstock, Cape Town

Galileo Open Air Cinema at V&A Waterfront

Galileo Open Air Cinema: Family-Friendly Movies Under the Stars

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is a company that shows movies in a variety of beautiful locations, all over Cape Town. The lineup over the Easter school holidays is focused on kids’ movies, animations and family-friendly classics. Catch The NeverEnding Story on Wednesday 20th March, the musical Pitch Perfect on Friday 22nd, Peter Rabbit on Friday 29th, and many others.

Locations include numerous gorgeous wine farms in and around Cape Town, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the V & A Waterfront Battery Park, and others. Parents (and adults in general) will enjoy one of these special nights out, too.

Cost: Various, ranging from R130 (students and pensioners) – R800 (VIP+ double ticket). Book through Webtickets or through the Galileo website.

When: Various dates
Where: Various locations

A playdate obstacle course with swings

PlayDate SuperPark: A family adventure destination

SuperPark is a one-stop adventure destination, offering a wide range of activities to suit adults, teens and children of all ages. It is a fully equipped adventure park that is safe and supervised.

Highlights in SuperPark include the Freestyle Zone, which comprises of an obstacle course, Flying Fox Zip Line, Escape Games, extreme structures, 3D maze, Mini Maze, the Game Zone, Nerf Wars, Mini Putt-Putt, F1 Simulators and more.

In addition to the various games and activities on offer for various age groups, the park also houses a fully equipped café that serves snacks and meals for kids and adults, along with a five-metre bar and a projector screen for adults looking to take a break and watch a game or two.

Cost: R95pp (1 hr) | R140pp (1.5 hrs) | R170pp (2 hrs) | R220 (All Day Pass)

When: Mon to Sun, 10am-5pm
Where: SuperPark, The Watershed, Jubilee Hall, 17 Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

A child painting on a canvas - Easter Activities

Artjamming: Create an Easter masterpiece with paint and paper

This Easter, bring out your children’s creativity with the ultimate ‘paintertainment’ experience at Artjamming. Kids can order a canvas of their choice and dress it with their creativity, or possibly draw inspiration from the Easter holiday for their creation.

Whether it’s playing, painting, sponging or spraying, it’s about putting on an apron to face a blank canvas and unleashing your own individual creativity that makes Artjamming the most fun you can have with a paintbrush.

Artjammers are provided with a menu of various size canvases, easels, a choice of non-toxic acrylic paints on tap, brushes and tools to freely express themselves. This fun activity is open to people of all ages, so parents are welcome to join in on the fun if they wish.

Cost: R185 – R1 200pp (depending on choice of canvas)

When: Sundays to Mondays, 9am – 5pm daily
Where: V&A Waterfront (above Toy Kingdom) or Lourensford Estate, Lourensford Rd, Somerset West

The interior of an escape room - Easter Activities

HintHunt: Solve clues to find the way out of intricate escape rooms

HintHunt offers a variety of game options to keep the children entertained and encourage their problem-solving skills. And in addition to their staple Escape Rooms, HintHunt also offer an Amazing Race, Mobile Escape Games, Online Escape Games and Outdoor Escape Games.

The Escape Room games are designed to put the mind to the test as participants work together as a group to find hidden clues, solve tricky riddles and unlock mysterious puzzles – all with a time limit of 60-75 minutes to escape. The building has six different game rooms which cater to small groups of two to six people.

Each escape room is ranked at either a 4/5 or 5/5 difficulty level. The different rooms include a MARBLE (a play on MARVEL) room, an Escape Plan room, The Old Hotel, a Cursed Treasure room, and a room with a Shipwrecked theme.

Cost: R315pp for 1 hour | R395pp for 75 minutes, book via HintHunt

When: Mon, Tues, and Thurs, 10am – 7pm | Wed, Fri, and Sat, 10am – 8.30pm | Sunday, 10am – 5.30pm
Where: Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

The Lourensford Putt Putt course

Lourensford’s Ultimate Putt: A relaxing afternoon of putt-putt & scenic views

An exciting addition to Lourensford’s offering is Ultimate Putt: an 18-hole putt-putt course. With a 20% discount for groups of 10 or more, this experience serves as a great day out for the entire family this Easter.

During the games, families can take in the beautiful scenery on the wine farm, and once their competitive appetites have been satisfied, book one of the many other activities that Lourensford has to offer such as the Archery Adventures or MTB trails, or simply grab a bite to eat on the farm or at the weekend market.

For bookings contact 079 559 1046 (whatsapp is best) and secure your spot enjoying a relaxing afternoon under the trees!

Cost: R70pp (U10) | R80pp (10 years and older)

When: Tues to Thurs, 1.30pm to 5pm | Fri, 12.30pm to 8pm | Sat & Sun, 10.30am to 5pm
Where: Lourensford Wine Farm, Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town

The Total Ninja inflatable course

Total Ninja Obstacle & Inflatable Park: Become a ninja for the day

The Total Ninja Obstacle and Inflatable Park is a haven for adventure seekers and fitness enthusiasts looking for a unique and thrilling experience. Total Ninja is designed to cater to individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

For the younger kids, there are the Mini Ninja Inflatable and Softplay areas. The Inflatable is a course designed for children under the age of five to have a safe environment to harness their inner ninja.

The Softplay course is equipped with colourful obstacles, slides and multi-level climbing frames. Children over the age of five and parents can also join in on the fun and participate in the many other adrenaline activities Total Ninja has to offer.

For those parents that rather not get in on the action, there is a cafe section where they can sit, eat and supervise their children from a safe distance.

Cost: R80pp (u/5 for 1hr) |R120pp (u/5 for 2hr) | R160pp (Ages 5+ for 1hr) | R240pp (Ages 5+ for 2hr), book via Total Ninja

When: Monday to Friday, 10am – 9pm | Saturday, Sunday, School & Public Holidays, 9am – 9pm
Where: The Warehouse, Black River Park, South Park Entrance, 2 Fir Street, Observatory, Cape Town

Kuier at the Castle market

Kuier@TheCastle Market: A new craft market in a historic setting

The new Kuier@TheCastle  market is curated by the Craft + Design Institute (CDI) and brings together a diverse range of products, including jewellery, ceramics, textiles, woodwork, and fine art, accompanied by local performers and a feast of food options. With networks stretching far and wide, the CDI is sourcing new products and vendors to delight visitors while spotlighting Cape Town’s creative community.

What sets Kuier@TheCastle apart from Cape Town markets is its unique location, located within the Castle of Good Hope where Table Mountain looms in the background. Make the most of your visit and let the kids run around and explore exhibitions at the Castle’s six museums and historically significant sites. 

Visitors can also enjoy live entertainment by local performers, as well as live demonstrations and workshops, allowing visitors to explore the skill that goes into crafting unique pieces.

Cost: R30  | R15 children + pensioners | U7 free. Safe parking inside the Castle via the Darling Street entrance.

When: Saturday 30 March (and last Saturday of each month) 9am – 4pm
Where: Castle of Good Hope, cnr Darling St & Buitenkant St, Cape Town

Girls jumping on a trampoline

Playalot : Indoor Adventure Park for all ages

Playalot is a cleverly designed, travel-themed indoor family adventure park that caters for children and adults of all ages. This venue offers state-of-the-art interactive learning equipment that not only keeps kids entertained but active and learning in the process.

It is the perfect way to stimulate both learning and physical activity in your children over the Easter break.

The facility includes a Europe-themed soft-play zone (for ages 0 – 3), an Africa-themed play zone (for ages 4 – 9), and an Asia-themed play zone (for ages 10 – 99). Other unique offerings include a 5D cinema, climbing walls and a sky ride.

For the parents, there is also a cuisine section, a spa section, a golf simulator, a VIP lounge and an Infinity lounge.

Cost: R50 (Compulsory Playalot socks) | R140 (1 person, 1hr) | R260 (2 people, 1hr) | R360 (3 people, 1hr) | R440 (4 people, 1hr) | R10pp (Spectator visits)

When: Sunday to Thursday, 9am – 5pm | Friday & Saturday, 9am – 7pm
Where: Shop 33, Haasendal Gables Shopping Center, Kuils River, Northern Suburbs, Cape Town

Children skating on an ice skating rink

Ice Skating at GrandWest: Hit the ice these Easter holidays

Cool the children down from the summer heat at Grand West Casino’s Ice Station. With both an Olympic size skating rink and a mini supervised ice rink for children under five years old, parents can give their children the ultimate ice-skating experience.

While the kids have their fun, the parents can choose to either supervise the young ones, partake in the fun themselves, or roam around GrandWest and have their own fun.

Book one of the session slots now, or pay on arrival.

Cost: R10 per spectator | R60pp – R95pp, book via bookings@icerink.co.za

When: Mon, Wed & Thurs at 10am – 4 pm | Tuesday at 10am – 7.30 pm | Fri & Sat at 10am – 11:30 pm | Sun at 10am – 8:30 pm
Where: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Acacia Park, Cape Town

Kids jumping on the Rush trampolines

Rush Trampoline Park: Channel the Easter bunny with a bounce on the trampoline

Rush is an indoor extreme Trampoline Park with 1500-2500 square meters of adventure, excitement, fun and challenges. This is the perfect spot for the kids to get into the Easter spirit, bouncing around just as the Easter bunny would.

Rush features around 1700 square meters of wall-to-wall interconnected trampolines, including dodge-ball courts, a cube foam pit, hydraulic slam dunk basketball hoops, a battle beam, a 4-meter-high Performance Wall, and much more.

Whilst the kids play, the parents can get access to free WIFI, imported coffee, healthy snacks and a cake bar.

Cost: R160pp (1 hr) | R260pp (2 hr) | R200 (one parent and one toddler) | Book via Rush

When: Tues to Thurs, 11am to 7pm | Fri & Sat, 9am to 8pm | Sun, 9am to 6pm
Where: 25 Stegman Rd, Claremont, Cape Town

adventure golfBenguela Cove Mini Golf: Pirate Adventure

Kids and adults can try a dose of competitive fun with the mini golf course. With only a ball, putter, and skill, the game aims to get around the outdoor course in as few attempts as possible. And to work your way through the various pirate challenges that you will encounter on your way. The Pirate Adventure Golf Course at Benguela Cove is available for kids’ birthday parties, team-building events, schools or families looking for fun activities to spend an afternoon in the Winelands. The space is fully licensed, and food and light snacks can be ordered.

This adventure golf venue does not offer child supervision, but parents and supervising adults are welcome to join and supervise as spectators. Babies enter FREE.

Cost: From R50pp to R280 per family, see full rates here. Book via email  info@benguelacove.co.za

When: Friday to Sunday, Public Holidays, and School Holidays from 10am to 6pm

A child climbs up an obstacle course at Ipic Play

Ipic Play: A climbing adventure for the kids

At Ipic Play, children between the ages of 0 to 2 years can enjoy a digital art room and see their drawings come to life. They also get to enjoy a play area called Toddler Town and a mini slide.

For the 3- to 12-year-olds, features include climbing walls, a gladiator pit, tunnels and slides, high ropes course, jumping zones, and more. Teenagers and older can enjoy even more obstacle courses.

For the supervising parents, the venue also offers the convenience of an on-site Knead Bakery and Café to cater to food and beverage requirements. The space is an air-conditioned venue, inclusive of a sound system and scenic view from the Vista Deck that the parents can also enjoy.

Cost: R30 (Once-off Play grip socks) | R60pp – R280pp (kids) | R50pp – R150pp (adults)

When: Mon to Thurs & Sat, 8am to 6pm | Fri, 8am to 9pm | Sun, 8am to 7pm
Where: Cnr Aurora & Burton St, Aurora, Durbanville

Jolly Roger Pirate Boat Kids Party

More Pirate Adventures: The Jolly Roger Boat Trip

The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat is a unique attraction, being the only authentic pirate ship in South Africa. Activities like face painting transform the kids into fearsome pirates, and a treasure hunt prepares them for the adventures ahead. The highlight of the Jolly Roger Pirate Boat Kids Party is the Pirate Pledge, a unique initiation into the world of seafaring rogues that captures the imagination of every child on board.

Cost: Robinson Cruisoe – R250 per child | Captain Hook – R300 per child (includes party packs) | Private Kids Party – R 8,500 (2-hour Exclusive Venue Hire) A minimum 10 kids are required for a booking. Booking Options Include daily scheduled trips, private charters, children’s parties, and sunset cruises with entertainment, which should all be done through the website.

When: September to end April – time slots at 10am to 12pm, 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5pm | The experience runs for 1 hour and 45 mins (1-hour venue hire with the entertainer, 45 mins boat cruise. Excludes food and drink).
Where: Meet at 7A, 5 W Quay Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Waterfront Charters Kids Combo

Waterfront Charters’ Kids Boat & Train Combo

The Waterfront Charters and Hamleys’ Children’s Combo gives wide-eyed smiling youngsters a ride on the Hamleys Train followed up by a Half-hour Harbour Cruise aboard the famed Southern Cross. It’s an absolutely enchanting combo.

Children will need an adult to accompany them aboard the boat, so Mom or Dad (or both!) can join in the fun.

Cost: R100 (kids), R50 (kids online booking), R158 (adults), R185 (adults online booking).

When: Various times
Where: V&A Waterfront Harbour

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