It totally feels like we just started the first term, yet here we are, at the very start of the school holidays! The first term holiday is usually about a week if my memory serves me correctly. This time its a whole two weeks. In this article, you’ll find 15 indoor kids activities in Cape Town for March 2019 school holidays. I’ve also previously put together a smaller list of outdoor kids activities in Cape Town which are budget friendly too so I’ve got everyone covered.
Indoor Kids Activities in Cape Town for March 2019 School Holidays
Watch Wonder Park Movie at Canal Walk
We were fortunate to watch the premiere of Wonder Park at Numetro’s Scene Extreme cinema. It’s the biggest screen in South Africa with state of the art sound. Theres plenty of booster seats for your tiny humans and reclining seats for the tired mama!
Plus, your kids will be even more thrilled when you take them to meet and greet Boomer from Wonder Park on Saturday, 30 March 2019, from 4pm – 6pm on the Centre Court Stage. (Thank me later ha!)
For more information, visit Canal Walks website: Canal Walk
Visit SPACE at Cape Gate Center (15 – 31 March 2019)
Your kids will love this entertainment created specifically for them. They will get to learn some educational facts about space and get to climb through a 16m wormhole and lazer zone. Our favorite was the very thrilling rocket ride. It slowly lifts space travelers to the top and then drops to the bottom in lightening speed! Pretty cool!
Visit their website (then navigate to ‘Entertainment’ then ‘Events’) for more info: Cape Gate Centre
Fun Food Lab at Willowbridge Center in Tyger Valley (21 – 30 March)
Young scientists will learn about the chemistry of food, create their own edible experiments and enjoy their tasty and healthy treats to take home. Here is an idea of what to expect:
Seniors (7 to 12 years old) R 65.00 Per Child includes:
- Opening Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Demo
- Fizzy Liquid Nitrogen Lemonade
- Edible Soil Layers
- Chia Seed Slime
- Red Cabbage PH Indicator
Juniors (3 to 6 years old) R 55.00 Per Child includes:
- Opening Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Demo
- Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Scrub
- Edible Candles
- Mini Popcorn with Popcorn Dust
- Fizzy Lemonade
For more information, visit their website (and navigate to ‘Whats On’ then ‘Events’): Willowbridge Centre
The Playstation Adventure Park & Cafe in Retreat
This is where the fun never stops. Here are some some of the activities the adventure park offers:
- Active and Interaction Play (Ages 0-12 years old)
- Climbing activities
- Dedicated 1st Hour Free play area for toddler’s under 2 years old.
- Themed area to cater for imagination play and kids city
- Café with a healthy gourmet menu, Coffee, wide-screen TV’s and free Wi Fi
- Relaxation area for adults in cafe
- Large group and private exclusivity venue hire
- Two Large party rooms
- Themed parties (cake, platters, party packs, balloons, decorations and lots more) all made in house
For more information, visit their website: Playstation Adventure Park & Cafe
The Kids Gym in Sable Square, Century City
This is a fun fitness centre for kids who simply want to have fun or are serious about their fitness. The centre was designed for kids from 18 months to 15 years old.
The centre offers the following facilities:
- Ninja Zone
- Jumping Zone
- Fitness Zone
- Ball Zone
- Balance and Hanging Zone
- Rhythym Zone
- Plus a Playzone which offers a pay for play area
Mamas, you can enjoy a coffee at the Ninja Bean cafe with free wi-fi!
For more information, visit their website: The Kids Gym
ComixEx 2019 at GrandWest Casino (23 & 24 March 2019)
Previously focusing exclusively on comics, cosplay and gaming, ComicEx has evolved into an all-round entertainment brand with many facets. With comics, movies, gaming, paintball and lazer tag (specified events only), cosplay, Parkour, live entertainment, music, magic and prizes to be won.
Apart from all of our interactive entertainment and adventure experiences, you can take a look around our artists alley and chat with the artists themselves and see how they do their awesome work, get great products from our specialized exhibitors, sit back and enjoy our live entertainment or even get a free photograph with one of our backdrops or cosplay characters in our very own DionWired Cannon photo booths.
For information, visit their website (and navigate to ‘Events & Entertainment’): GrandWest Casino
Visit Cafe Paridiso in Kloof Str Cape Town
Young chefs get to make their own pizza and eat it!
For more information, visit their website: Cafe Paridiso
The Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory
Cape Town Science Centre has more than 250 interactive science exhibits and mind-boggling puzzles. It is a world of discovery under one roof. In addition to the hands-on displays, the CTSC offers science shows, curriculum-based hands-on workshops, holiday programmes, science camps, science theatre, travelling exhibitions, hands-on experiments, excursions, experiential driven programmes, Saturday learner enrichment school, robotics workshops & tournaments, chess workshops & tournaments, Science Out Loud popular science talks, maths and science exam preparation lessons, educator enrichment workshops & educator forums, computer courses, and mini-exhibitions on topical science events.
For more information about The Cape Town Science Centre and their holiday programs, visit their website: The Cape Town Science Centre
Be Up Park in Pinelands
This is a pretty cool indoor trampoline and climbing park. The park has the following entertainment sections:
- Trampoline Zone
- Clip n Climb
- Kid’s Maze
- be.Up Cafe
Oh and, the park does have a little baby and toddler section too!
For more information, visit their website: be.Up Park
Art Jamming at the Waterfront
Whether it’s playing, painting, sponging or spraying, put on an apron to face a blank canvas and unleash your own individual creativity. Artjammers are provided with a menu of 12 different size canvases, easels, a choice of non-toxic acrylic paints on tap, brushes and tools to freely express themselves.
Art Jamming will also be hosting a school holiday program between 22 and 29 March 2019.
For more information, visit their website: Art Jamming
Planet Kids in Muizenberg
A very exciting and inclusive play and activity centre in Cape Town which caters for all kids-incl kids with disabilities. The venue has a large indoor and outdoor facility (subject to weather).
Some of the activities at planet Kids include:
- Jumping castles complete with climbing walls and aliens
- Area for the Astronautees (under 3s)
- Work room for workshops and parent meetings
- Intergalactic ball wall
- Fun ramps with a space slide
- Spacecabs and spaceboards
- Outside area with a Fuffy Slide and Dream Swing
- Indoor and outdoor seating
For more information, visit their website: Planet Kids
Indoor Golf at the Waterfront
Cave Golf is 18-hole mini-golf. The layout is fun to play. It is well-designed and challenging enough to be enjoyed even by regular golfers.
For more information, visit the Waterfronts website (and navigate to attractions): V&A Waterfront
Ice-skating at GrandWest
Home to the only indoor ice-skating rink in the Western Cape, The Ice Station at GrandWest invites amateur and professional ice-skaters to hone their skating skills on an Olympic-sized rink. Open all-year round, ice skating at GrandWest is one of the most popular all-year-round activities enjoyed by kids and adults and makes for a fun afternoon out
For more information, visit GrandWest’s website: GrandWest
Indoor Rock Climbing at HangTime gym in Pinelands and Bellville
Experience the thrill of climbing in our two Cape Town climbing gyms. With custom-built walls, dedicated bouldering areas, and top-end training facilities, there’s something for everyone. Everybody is welcome – no matter your age or experience level. HangTime Gym aims to take the intimidation out of climbing, and offer a friendly, safe, supportive environment for you to enjoy this fantastic sport.
For more information, visit their website: HangTime Gym
Bounce World in Montague Gardens
This venue is only open on Saturdays and Sundays and has a seperate toddler section. Bounce World is suitable for children between the ages of 2 – 9 years old.
For more information, please visit their website: BounceWorld
That concludes my list of Indoor Kids Activities in Cape Town for March 2019 School Holidays.
If you know of any other cool indoor places for the kids, please email me to add it to this list: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the short form here: Get In Touch
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