What To Do In Cape Town This School Holidays

cape town school holiday

School’s out in Cape Town, well the whole of South Africa actually and you’re probably already wandering what to do with the kids this school holiday.

This school holiday is an extra long one, so we going to have to get really creative when entertaining the kids.

To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of the top school holiday activities happening in and around Cape Town! 

Cape Town School Holiday Activities

Canal Walk’s Frozen Fun Slide Park

Where: Canal Walk Shopping Centre

When:29 November 2019 and runs until  5 January 2020

About: Get ready to slide into summer with the arrival of Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Frozen Fun Slide Park, which opens on 29 November 2019 and runs until  5 January 2020.

The school holiday entertainment celebrates the eagerly awaited launch of Disney’s Frozen 2, the sequel to the smash hit 2013 movie, Frozen.  Frozen 2 follows Elsa, her sister Anna, and a host of friends, including the lovable snowman, Olaf, as they set out on their latest quest and will hit the big screen in South Africa from 6 December 2019.

Sessions are 45 minutes every hour, on the hour and will open from 10H00 each day (except 25th December and 1 January 2020), with the last session at 20H00.  This allows plenty of time for festive season shopping, or for entertaining energy filled kids during the holidays, not to mention a space for mom and dad to chill out in the heat of summer.

Tickets to the Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Frozen Fun Slide Park are available on www.webtickets.co.za  and on site at the event ticket booth and cost R100 – full rider; R80 – mini rider and R35 – non-rider.

cape town school holiday

Bugz Playpark

Where: Bugz Playpark, Kraaifontein

When: Throughout the school holiday.

About: Bugz Playpark is definitley a favourite on our to-do list this school holiday. Aidan and Alyssa just cannot get enough of this place and can we blame them! The park in itself has so much to offer, but this school holiday – there is so much more. Bugz will be running a host of holiday activities including Magic shows, Bubble and Game bonanzas as well messy play workshops.

You can check the full holiday programme here.

cape town school holiday

A Visit To The Aquarium 

Where: Two Oceans Aquarium , V&A Waterfront

When: Holiday programme takes place from 5 December to 14 January 2020 

About: Longer hours, activities for entire family and exciting new animals make  the Aquarium an awesome destination this school holiday!  The aquarium has an exciting line-up especially for the holidays which include all day kids arts and crafts, penguin exhibit feeds as well as a puppet show.

You can check out the full line-up here.

cape town school holiday

Cape Gate Summer Splash

Where: Cape Gate Shopping Centre

When: 6 December – 11 January (except Christmas and New Year’s Day)

About: This huge outdoor water park will ensure heaps of fun offering various water slides, a wave board, paddle boats, a mini beach, a dunk pool, foam slip and slide and weekly beach activities.

You can expect giant inflatable water slide, which is 5m high, 22m long and 6m wide; front water slide at 8m wide and 15m long as well as a wave simulating slide that is 3m high, 10m long!

Sounds amazing right! Shaded areas and seating will be available, along with a refreshment station to complete the beach vibe!

Cape Town Science Centre Holiday Programme

Where: Cape Town Science Centre

When: Throughout the holidays

About: Check out the fun activities that the Cape Town Science Centre have on offer for the duration of the school holidays  which include daily hands-on workshops, busking demonstrations, Camera Obscura Tours, Science Shows, Clubs and so much more.

This is definitely on our list for the holiday!

cape town science centre


Where: Waterworld, Strand

When: Throughout the School holidays

About: I remember taking Alyssa and Aidan to Waterworld on the very last day of the school holidays in January. Alyssa and Aidan got to slide down supertubes and they were completely mesmorized. In fact, it was SO hard to get them to leave!

We’ll have to go back there soon, as we promised the kids! But it’s so awesome, they just love it.

Happy Holidays!



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