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Kids birthday party spots that make it super easy for mom and dad

From indoor play parks and putt-putt to boat cruises and rollerblades

Last updated: 13 July 2022

Parents, we know how stressful it can be planning the perfect birthday party for your kid. The theme, the catering, the gifts – to name just a few of the things you have to organise. From indoor play parks and putt-putt to boat cruises and rollerblades, we have rounded up 14 spots in and around the city that will make your kids’ birthday one to remember – and one moms and dads can enjoy, too.

THEY'LL LOVE THIS ACTION-PACKED PARTY

Here’s a  birthday party idea your kid will never forget: Take a fun, wild downhill ride at Middelvlei Wine Farm on eco-friendly Monster Mountain Scooters. Kids, friends and family can all challenge each other as they zoot down the mountain slopes and through the vineyard on these non-electric gravity scooters. 

An exhilarating, action-packed adventure will give you an appetite, so afterwards have a boerie roll and cool drink. Plus, there’s a free, online invitation included in the kids birthday party package. 

Benefit for Mum and Dad: Parents can join the fun, either riding on the same scooter or on their own. Plus, they get a complimentary glass of wine afterwards.
Age group: 10 and upwards can ride on their own; kids 4 - 9  can join as passengers of adults
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday,  08:30 – 09:30, 10:00 – 11:00, 13:00 – 14:00, 16:00 – 17:00


Scootours Cape Town | capetown@scootours.co.za | 082 7760 557 | Instagram: @scootourscapetown | Image: Scootours Cape Town

ENJOY A KIDS PARTY ON THE BLUE TRAIN

Celebrate your kids birthday with a ride on the “Old Lady”, a vintage mini blue train located on the beach front in Mouille Point. 8 500m2 of outdoor space to allow your kids to simply be kids, run wild and have fun. The Blue Train Park offers an array of interactive areas for kids between the ages of 1 - 12 years, including various climbing structures,a dirt bike track, zip line, rock-climbing wall, and a mini soccer pitch.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: To make this a stress-free day, chairs, tables and umbrellas are provided and will be set up before you arrive. Plus, parents can sit back and enjoy the ocean view while the kids play.
Age group: 1 - 12 years
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday,  09:30am – 11:30am; 12:15pm – 2:15pm; 3pm – 5pm


The Blue Train Park | Next to The LightHouse | Beach Road | Mouille Point | 084 314 9200 | info@thebluetrainpark.com | Instagram: @thebluetrainpark

PLAY LIKE A COWBOY AT THIS PLAY PARK

Kids can have endless indoor fun at this play park in Somerset West, from a course for ninja warriors to a climbing grid maze. The birthday child gets one hour free on their special and it’s no cost for kids under 1 at Wild Wild West. Please bring IDs or birth certificates.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: Book out the party room and all catering and decor will be organised for you. Plus, it’s free for adults.
Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sunday, 9am - 3pm 


7 Garvin Cicle | Gants Centre | Somerset West | 061 447 9488 | Instagram: @wild.wild.west.playpark | Image: Wild Wild West

BUILD CRÊPES AND PLAY PUTT-PUTT

Treat the kids with a French-themed fête. Voilà Café & Crêpes, in Durbanville, is available for birthday parties and other special occasions. Kids can build their own crêpes, with toppings including Nutella, Oreo Cookies, speckled eggs and marshmallows. Plus, there is an 18-hole mini-golf course on site. 

Benefit for Mum and Dad: Treat yourself to a classic crêpe while the kiddies eat and play. Plus, you can join in for mini-golf, too!
Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am - 4pm; Sunday, 8am - 2pm


22 Viridian Street | Burgundy Estate | Durbanville | 074 901 2966, Instagram: @voila_creperie | Image: @outwithkids_capetown 

SWING, CLIMB AND JUMP AT THIS INDOOR PARK

Ipic Play is the largest, next-level, indoor-adventure park in the Northern Suburbs. There are different sections for different age groups. Kids under 2 can play in Toddler Town or the Digital Art Room. Kids between 3 and 17 can explore the jump zone, a giant slide, the gladiator pit and lots of climbing! 

Benefit for Mum and Dad: You can book a party with themes including Black Panther, Lego, Peppa Pig and Frozen.
Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am - 6pm; Fridays, 8am - 9pm; Sundays, 8am - 7pm


Corner of Burton and Aurora Street | Durbanville | 021 205 3844 | Instagram: @ipic_play | Image: Ipic Play

PLAY DETECTIVE WITH AN ESCAPE GAME

Between a sinking shipwreck, cursed treasure or a decrepit hotel riddled with a murder mystery, this escape-room experience is the perfect birthday party idea for your little detectives. The rules are simple: find the clues and escape under 60 minutes. Teams can be between 2-6 people. Plus, there’s a fun play area at HintHunt Africa in the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront. 

Benefit for Mum and Dad: There are 4 escape rooms, so parents can try their hand at solving a mystery too.
Age group: Pre-teens and upwards
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am - 5.30pm; Friday + Saturday, 10am - 8.30pm; Sunday, 10am - 4pm


Watershed | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | 076 187 2764 | Instagram: @hinthuntafrica | Image: Simone Strydom

KEEP ROLLING AT THIS INDOOR PARK

Grab your knee guards and have some fun at Rollercade. This is the first indoor roller-skating park in Cape Town and it is jam-packed with fun, music, neon lights and good ol’ roller skating. Space is limited and booking your birthday session is required. Important: bring socks with you.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: The pool table, disco ball and live DJ will bring the vibes to the party, so no decor is needed.
Age group: 3 years and upwards
Hours: Daily, time slots vary. Check sessions here


V&A Waterfront | Alfred Street | 072 064 3963 | Instagram: @rollercadeza | Image: Rollercade

BOARD THE JOLLY ROGER + PLAY PIRATES 

We’ve all seen the Jolly Roger Pirate Boat, but have you actually been on it? It’s South Africa’s only pirate ship and has to be one of the most original birthday-party venues a child can have. Board it on your child’s special day and bring your own cake and treats or get the Jolly Roger team to organise it for you. Play games, listen to pirate puns and have one of the most epic kiddies’ birthday parties ever. 

Benefit for Mum and Dad: The Jolly Roger also offers a daily sunset cruise with champagne.
Age group: All ages
Hours: The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat runs daily; times can vary


Yacoob Yachts | 7A 5 W Quay Road | V&A Waterfront | 021 421 0909 | Instagram: @yacoobyachts_ | Image: Charlene Yared West

SPEND THE DAY ON A WEST COAST FARM

From cycling adventures and horse rides to bouncy castles and a kids play area, Living Colour in Darling offers loads of fun activities for all ages. Kids can spend the day playing on this stunning West Coast farm, while parents can relax with some food and drinks.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: The adventure rides are catered to kids and adults, so parents can ride with their little ones.
Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 4pm; Saturday + Sunday, 7am - 4pm


Wolwefontein Farm | Darling | 071 901 2532 | Instagram: @livingcolourdarling | Image: Living Colour

ACROBRANCH ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Let your kids live out their Tarzan fantasy by swinging through trees and dangling from branches (with strict safety measures, of course). Acrobranch Tree-Top Adventures offers great adventures, from ziplines to tree-top activities; making it the perfect adventure for your kids and their buddies.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: The activities have strict safety measures so you can rest assured your kid will be safe throughout the climbing experience.
Age group: 3 - 12 years (depending on activity)
Hours: Daily, 9am - 6pm


R304 | Muldersvlei Road | Stellenbosch | 086 999 0369 | Instagram: @acrobranchza | Image: Bongi Hill

RIDE A TRAIN WITH A SEA VIEW

All aboard the Blue Train. There are loads of fun things for kids to do in the Blue Train Park. Kids can take a ride on the “Old Lady” Mini Blue Train, make use of a mini-skate park, drive pedal push carts, whizz down a zip-line, and scramble over two jungle gyms and an obstacle course. There is also a small kiosk offering yummy treats.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: The park is open throughout the year and each entry ticket comes with one free train ride.
Age group: All ages
Hours: Summer: Tue – Sun: 9:30am to 6:30pm (Closed Mondays). Winter: Tue – Thur: 12:00pm to 6:00pm; Fri - Sun: 9:30am to 6:30pm


Next to The Lighthouse | Beach Road | Mouille Point | 084 314 9200 | Image: @notanotherdamntravelblog

SHOOT YOUR MATES (WITH PAINT)

Opt for a fun-filled, action-packed birthday with paintball and lasertag in Kommetjie. Imhoff Farm offers these two thrill-seeking activities every day of the week and has all the equipment needed to hunt down friends and have a good laugh.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: There are a number of restaurants and cafés on the farm where parents can relax while the kids play (or you can join in the fun).
Age group: Kids 11 and up
Hours: Daily sessions, 9:30am - 1pm + 1:30am - 5pm.


Area 51 | Imhoff Farm | Kommetjie | 082 388 7148 | Instagram: @imhofffarm | Image: Imhoff Farm

MEET TINKERBELL AT THIS FARM  

With various themes to choose from, animals to meet, fun interactive play areas and lots of adventure – The Riding Centre, in Hout Bay, is a wonderful venue for a birthday party. There are two venue options: The Garden Playground and The Adventure Playground. You can also learn to ride or let the kids stop by for some pony playtime.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: The Riding Centre will do all the work for you (decorating, organising food, party packs and more).
Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday, 1:30pm - 5:15pm; Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.15pm; Saturdays, 8.15am - 4pm

 
Main Road | Hout Bay | 021 790 5286 | Instagram: @theridingcentrehoutbay | Image: The Riding Centre

SLIP AND SLIDE AT WATERWORLD

If your kid has a summer birthday, opt for a splashy party. Waterworld in Strand has five waterslides, including safe play areas for under-6s and other attractions such as putt-putt, a jungle gym, zip slide, obstacle course and shaded café. You get two hours of access to all rides, as well as a picnic table area for the party. 

Benefit for Mum and Dad: Kids have full access to all activities, and there are lifeguards and personnel on hand to ensure their safety.
Age group: Toddlers, young children and pre-teens.
Hours: September – April; Tue - Sun from 9 AM – 6 PM (Closed on Mondays during term, open on Mondays during holidays).


Beach Road | Strand | 021 854 4702 | Instagram: @waterworld_strand | Image: Waterworld Strand

VISIT THE AQUARIUM FOR FREE

Although the Two Oceans Aquarium no longer offers the option to hold birthday parties there , you can now get free access to it on your birthday. And, if you bring a group of 10 people or more (like for a birthday-party excursion, for example) you get a 10% discount off the price of each ticket. Discover more free birthday ideas.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: There’s a play area on site for younger kids to enjoy.
Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday to Friday; 9.30am - 6pm; Saturday + Sunday; 9am - 6pm


Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | 021 418 3823 | Instagram: @2oceansaquarium | Image: Two Oceans Aquarium

WATCH AN OUTDOOR MOVIE 

If your kid’s birthday happens during the month of October to April, you can treat them and their buddies to a show at the Galileo Open Air Cinema. The birthday child will receive a free ticket, plus you can arrange a pre-birthday message on screen to make the day even more special.

Benefit for Mum and Dad: Galileo screens movies at some of the most beautiful wine farms and gardens in the city, which means you can drink world-class wine during the film.
Age group: All ages
Hours: Check the schedule here


Various locations | 071 471 8728 | Instagram: @thegalileo | Image: Galileo Cinemas

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