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No kid will ever be bored at the V&A Waterfront – there is just so much to do and such a variety of activities from which to choose. (Check out our list of specials available for the school holidays)

Whether your child is young or older, creative, active, likes adventure, or prefers exploring interesting things by themselves, as parents you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting an activity for the day at the V&A.

Below are some suggestions that will turn any weekend or school holiday into something that will be remembered fondly for a long time to come – whatever it is that your child enjoys.

The Active Kid

For the child who has energy to burn, we suggest the following:

PlayDate SuperPark

This in an indoor activity park with mazes, escape rooms, a ropes course, and so much more. It’s stimulating and educational, and kids (and parents!) of all ages will love it.

Contact them:  021 448 9864
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Kids Ahoy Playground

A delightful play area for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. Slides, bridges, and children's rides, as well as regular entertainment. There are four playgrounds situated around the property.


Two Oceans Aquarium

See fascinating sea creatures up close in this enormous aquarium, with its fascinating exhibits, viewing tunnels and tanks. An opportunity for young and old to discover an intriguing underwater world.

Contact them: 021 418 3823
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Up Cycles

Take your kids to see this amazing city on cruiser-style Dutch bicycles. There are special bikes for kids – and even bike seats for toddlers. And drop the bike at any of the drop-and-go points.

Contact them: 074 100 9161
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Springbok Rugby Experience

An interactive museum with audio-visual displays, fascinating sports memorabilia and an opportunity to test your own rugby skills in the "Springbok Trials" game zone. The kids will love it.

Contact them: 021 418 4741
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The Young Adventurer

For the child who thrives on excitement, we recommend:

Scratch Patch

Gemstone products, unusual stone specimens and even a space where kids can pick their own gemstones. Sift through the Scratch Patch, and find your own treasure.

Contact them: 021 419 9429
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City Sightseeing Boat & Bus

Take your kids to see all or any of 50 major attractions of the amazing Cape Peninsula on this hop-on-hop-off bus. Let someone else do the driving and make it a memorable family occasion.

Contact them: 021 511 6000
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Chavonnes Battery Museum

This old fort museum and its guided walking tour tell the fascinating stories of seafarers, shipwrecks, explorers, slaves and soldiers of the Cape. Here your kids can even fire a cannon.

Contact them: 021 416 6230
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Two Oceans Aquarium

See fascinating sea creatures up close in this enormous aquarium, with its fascinating exhibits, viewing tunnels and tanks. An opportunity for young and old to discover an intriguing underwater world.

Contact them: 021 418 3823
Read more

Hamleys Express Train

Hamley's Toy Shop has its own train – the Hamley Express. Kids can get on board and it will take them on a journey around the V&A Waterfront, weather permitting. Free badges and possible prizes.

Contact them: 021 408 7600

Artjamming

A place where kids can paint, spray, sponge and play: the most fun anyone can have with a paintbrush. Here kids can unleash their creativity. And there's Messy Play for the young kids.

Contact them: 021 425 5050
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Springbok Rugby Experience

An interactive museum with audio-visual displays, fascinating sports memorabilia and an opportunity to test your own rugby skills in the "Springbok Trials" game zone. The kids will love it.

Contact them: 021 418 4741
Read more

The Quiet Explorer

For the child who loves finding out new interesting things (sometimes on their own), we recommend the following:

Artjamming

A place where kids can paint, spray, sponge and play: the most fun anyone can have with a paintbrush. Here kids can unleash their creativity. And there's Messy Play for the young kids.

Contact them: 021 425 5050
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Nu Metro

With 14 movies from which to choose, there is always bound to be a movie your kids want to see – whether they prefer animation, adventure, comedy or fantasy.

Contact them: 0861246362
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Hamleys Express Train

Hamley's Toy Shop has its own train – the Hamley Express. Kids can get on board and it will take them on a journey around the V&A Waterfront, weather permitting. Free badges and possible prizes.

Contact them: 021 408 7600


Chavonnes Battery Museum

This old fort museum and its guided walking tour tell the fascinating stories of seafarers, shipwrecks, explorers, slaves and soldiers of the Cape. Here your kids can even fire a cannon.

Contact them: 021 416 6230
Read more

Pirate ship/Tommy the Tugboat

Get your kids on board the fearsome Jolly Roger for an authentic pirate adventure either in the harbour or at sea. Or set sail on the cartoon-themed harbour cruiser called Tommy the Tugboat.

Contact them: 021 421 0909 (Jolly Roger and Tommy the Tugboat)
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Scratch Patch

Gemstone products, unusual stone specimens and even a space where kids can pick their own gemstones. Sift through the Scratch Patch, and find your own treasure.

Contact them: 021 419 9429
Read more


Cave Golf

This is an indoor putt-putt course which is laid out inside a man-made cave. It is next to the Scratch Patch Play area. Let your kids test their golfing skills.

Contact them: 021 419 9429

Cape Wheel

Let your kids see the spectacular view of Cape Town from the 40-metre high Cape Wheel. One ride takes 15 minutes and lets you go around 4 times.

Contact them: 021 418 2502
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The Easy-going, Calm Child


The Pierhead Chess Board

A giant outdoor chess board where kids can test their strategic skills and mental dexterity – or simply watch others play.

Contact them: 021 408 7600
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Pirate ship/Tigresse

Get your kids on board the fearsome Jolly Roger for an authentic pirate adventure either in the harbour or at sea. Or set sail on the Tigresse Sailing Catamaran for a seaside cruise.

Contact them: 021 421 0909 (Jolly Roger and the Tigresse)
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Hamleys Express Train

Hamley's Toy Shop has its own train – the Hamley Express. Kids can get on board and it will take them on a journey around the V&A Waterfront, weather permitting. Free badges and possible prizes.

Contact them: 021 408 7600


Artjamming

A place where kids can paint, spray, sponge and play: the most fun anyone can have with a paintbrush. Here kids can unleash their creativity. And there's Messy Play for the young kids.

Contact them: 021 425 5050
Read more


PlayDate SuperPark

This in an indoor activity park with mazes, escape rooms, a ropes course, and so much more. It’s stimulating and educational, and kids (and parents!) of all ages will love it.

Contact them:  021 448 9864
Read more


Cape Wheel

Let your kids see the spectacular view of Cape Town from the 40-metre high Cape Wheel. One ride takes 15 minutes and lets you go around 4 times.

Contact them: 021 418 2502
Read more


Kids Ahoy Playground

A delightful play area for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. Slides, bridges, and children's rides, as well as regular entertainment. There are four playgrounds situated around the property.

Come this way, for a full list of kids activities.

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