The school holidays are here, and keeping the kids busy with fun things to do during this period is the key to holding onto our sanity while entertaining the kids.

Here are some fun activities you can do with the kids during the school holidays in Cape Town. From virtual gaming, silent discos, treetop adventures and so much more.

Treetop adventures 

Connect the kids to nature with an adventure among treetops, climbing, zip-lining and overcoming obstacle courses moving from tree to tree in a lush, green forest. Acrobranch is a unique experience with obstacle courses fit for both children and adults. Watch your kids’ eyes light up as they embark on a thrilling forest adventure.

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  • Location: Find the Acrobranch adventure nearest to you.
  • Cost: Entrance for 2 to the Monkey Moves obstacle course – R279. Get it here.

Visit a play park

Bugz Playpark is a paradise for children. Located in a beautiful natural setting, it offers an abundance of fun indoor and outdoor activities to ensure that children of all ages have something exciting to engage in. This place could easily occupy a whole day with everything you need at your fingertips – food, rides, slides, jungle gyms, trains, soft play setups and the list goes on.

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  • Location: 56 Tarentaal Road, Joostenberg Vlakte, Cape Town
  • Cost: A VIP play park pass for two – R170. Get it here.

Virtual-reality gaming 

A virtual-reality gaming arcade that allows you to immerse yourself in the fun, action and experience of gaming in a virtual world using the latest gaming technology. Sense Virtual is a safe, child-friendly space and the whole family can join in on the fun.

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  • Location: Shop G2 The Regent, 19-33 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Cost: A 30-minute virtual reality gaming experience – R123. Get it here.

Jump 4 Fun

Trampolines are a surefire way of getting rid of all that excess energy. Jump 4 Fun has activities to suit all ages. With an open jump area, an airbag drop zone, dodgeball, a basketball slam dunk, a 9-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark golf course and a gaming arcade, the kids are spoilt for choice.

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  • Location: 30 Mynhardt Street, Gants Plaza, Strand
  • Cost: An hour jump session and glow-in-the-dark golf – R99. Get it here.

Quad biking 

If you’re looking for an outdoor activity to do with older kids, look no further than a quad-biking experience. Thrill Seekers offers fun off-road quad biking rides on trails that twist and turn for the ultimate adventure. The quads are easy to ride, safe and suitable for anyone over 12.

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  • Location: Atlantis Dunes, Dassenberg Road, Atlantis
  • Cost: A 1-hour guided quad-biking experience for 2 – R999. Get it here.


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