Things To Do in Cape
Town For The Whole

May, 10 2022

Unrecognizable happy parents with daughters in casual clothes running back with holding hands while enjoying time together on green meadow in summer evening

We are all too aware of the conundrum “family time” creates. You want the whole family to spend time together and do something… anything.


With kids of different ages and with different likes and dislikes, it is really hard to find an activity everyone will enjoy.

But not to worry anymore! We have found some great things to do in Cape Town with teens, tweens and everyone in between.

These kid-approved activities will have the whole family enjoying time spent together creating memories and even a few family snaps for Insta! It’s that good 😉

Things to Do in Cape Town For The Whole Family

1. See a Movie

Image source: @thegalileo

The Galileo open-air cinema is up and running again with several family friendly movies screening at Kirstenbosch and wine farms in and around Stellenbosch and Durbanville. There are food stalls and pre-ordered picnic baskets available, so all you have to do is sit back and wait for someone to shout ACTION!

Check out the upcoming movies and book tickets here.


2. Go Glamping

Image source: Glen Eden Farm

We know camping might not get teenagers excited for a weekend away with Mom and Dad but glamping, well that is a whole other story. We can almost promise you the cute handcrafted gipsy wagons and teepee tents at Glen Eden Farm in Montagu (about 2.5 hours drive from the Mother City) will have the kids tear their eyes away from their iPhone screens (for a while, at least 😂).

Plus, each glamping site has a wood-fired hot tub and there’s a dam for fishing and swimming on the farm, as well as a pool, fire pit, nature walks and horseback rides (on the neighbouring farm).

Oh, wait, can we hear the kids say “cool”?


3. Play a Round of Putt-Putt at Kleine Hazen Putting Park

Photographer: THE WORKS BROTHERS | Copyright

Challenge the whole family to a fun day out at Kleine Hazen Putting Park at Hazendal, just outside of Cape Town. The park offers 27 holes of adventure golf that is ideal for all ages and levels of golfers, from beginners to pros. Plus, there are loads of other outdoor activities such as a life-sized chess set and jungle gym the kids can enjoy.

Top tip: Pair a putt-putt adventure with a Babushka Picnic and tick off two of our top things to do in Cape Town in one fun-filled day!


4. Stargaze

Image source: @izikomuseumssa

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are …

Well, now you don’t have to wonder anymore!

A visit to the Planetarium will provide all the answers young (and not so young) stargazers may have. The digital planetarium is the most advanced of its kind on the continent and the fascinating shows transport viewers to galaxies far, far away through an immersive multi-sensory experience.

In our books, this is one of the TOP things to do in Cape Town

See the show schedule here.


5. Scooter Around Table Mountain

A visit to Table Mountain is a must on any “Things To Do in Cape Town” list but rather than taking the bus or cable car (“It’s so done”, we hear the kids say), why not explore the area with a Monster Mountain Scooter? Scootours offers a unique Table Mountain Experience during which families can explore the terrain with a non-motorised scooter, making it safe for young and old to operate (kids aged 4 to 9 can ride with a parent or guardian, while kids 10 or older may drive their own scooter).

The activity takes about 2 hours and provides loads of downhill pleasure!

6. Go for a Picnic

Image source: @hazendal_estate

It might not be a novel idea but there’s a reason picnics have been around since the 1800s. What is lovelier than spreading a blanket under a tree, unpacking a basket filled with surprise delights and enjoying our marvellous landscape and sunshine?

At Hazendal, just outside of Cape Town, there are plenty of beautiful spots available where you can enjoy their delicious Babushka Picnics (bookings are essential). Plus, there are loads of activities and sights to keep everyone entertained, from the Marvol Gallery to a Classic Car Museum, an outdoor play area and much more!


7. Take a Cooking Class

Image source: Stir Crazy Cooking

It is said that the family that cooks together, stays together. So why not sign up the whole family for a cooking class? Not only will the kids (and maybe even Dad) learn to whip up something delicious and healthy for themselves but it’s also a great way for the family to bond and learn valuable skills such as teamwork and kitchen etiquette.

Stir Crazy Cooking in Cape Town offers kids classes for youngsters aged 8 and up (parents are paired with their children) as well as themed classes for older cooks.

There you have it, folks. 7 Super fun activities the whole family can enjoy in and around Cape Town from toddler to tween and teen!

And if you ever feel like offloading the kids and taking a small (and might we say much-deserved break), why not head over to Wonderdal where our WonderPals can supervise, entertain and educate your little ones while you enjoy the offerings at Hazendal?


For more activities to enjoy with the kids in and around Cape Town, download The Ultimate Survival Guide for Parents now. It is filled with fun, fun, fun!


The Amuki and Wonderdal Team

We look forward to sharing the wonders and magic of Wonderdal with you and your children. Wonderdal is a space where kids can explore, discover and experience a world of wonders in science, biology and nature. We hope this blog inspires you and your kids to be curious, to play and to discover the wonders of our world, together.