As always, the Mother City doesn’t disappoint and there are some exciting family-friendly things to do in Cape Town this festive season to keep the kids happy and leave you feeling like you’ve actually had a great break.
Weltevreden Estate Kids Carnival
This stunning carnival-inspired kids’ play area, otherwise known as the “Kids Carnival”, is located on Weltevreden Estate in Stellenbosch.
The venue boasts a fully stocked bar (for the grown-ups), a build-your-own-pizza area (for the kids), a sweet counter, plenty of shady trees, beautiful surroundings, two enclosed trampolines and two enormous jungle gyms.
The climbing facilities are top notch and extremely safe. Parents can enjoy oven-fired pizzas, with peace of mind that their little ones are having an absolute ball.
Sundays are the best days to head down there for a quieter day out with the family.
Deer Park Café
This awesome restaurant is located on the slopes of Vredehoek, overlooking the City bowl. The perfect spot for a family breakfast or lunch, Deer Park Café is a popular destination for city dwellers who need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The café is right next to a lovely, well-maintained park area with lush lawns, swings and jungle gyms. This is a great facility for kids who like to run around to their heart’s content. Meanwhile, moms and dads can enjoy a well-deserved cup of coffee and a bite to eat in the restaurant or in the park.
Deer Park Café is also the perfect venue for kids’ birthday parties and other casual events.
Moyo Blouberg, Big Bay
Moyo at Eden on the Bay Mall recently launched the opening of their brand new kids playroom that boasts slides, a climbing wall and a cool activities area.
Parents can relax on the veranda and enjoy the unspoiled views of Table Mountain and Robben Island while the kids have a ball under the watchful eye of a permanent child-minder.
After lunch you can head down to the lawns or the beach for a fun afternoon with the family. Eden on the Bay Mall is one of the few pet friendly destinations in Cape Town so be sure to bring your fur babies along too.
The “I Love Big Bay” Market
These guys are the new kids on the block when it comes to markets, and they have certainly made their mark. After just two successful monthly markets, the I Love Big Bay Market has the potential to become one of the West Coast’s top markets around.
It takes place right on Big Bay beach where visitors can enjoy an epic sunset and the view of Table Mountain.
Their offering includes several food trucks, over 10 options for dinner, fashion, craft and goods traders, not to mention great coffee, cold brews, two wine bars, and craft beer on tap. If that sounds like your ideal night out, check out their details below.
Eden on the Bay Christmas Market
With the best view of Table Mountain in Cape Town, Eden on the Bay is a popular hub on the West Coast for tourists and locals all year round. That makes it the perfect spot for an outdoor Christmas market: just the sea, sun and a great vibe.
This year’s market will showcase the best of local arts and crafts, with food provided by Eden’s own restaurants. Why not make a day of it with the family? Once you’re done browsing the variety of stalls, enjoy ice cold sun downers at one of the restaurants on the strip or relax on the rolling lawns.