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

For outdoor, indoor, small, big & affordable parties

Last updated: Tuesday, 11 June 2024

Finding the right kids’ birthday party venue can be tricky. We’ve rounded up 15+ indoor, outdoor, small, large and affordable picks for kids between one and 14. There’s the largest inflatable obstacle course in Africa, candle making, biking, skating, strawberry picking, mountain scooter riding, an escape room and more.
 

RIDE GO-KARTS IN THE NORTHERN SUBURBS

For the kids 10 and older, channel your inner F1 drivers at Tyger Valley Centre’s latest addition: Extreme Go Karting. Decorated with flags from around the world, the track layout is classic with chequered flags at the starting point. For the supporters there’s tables and benches on the sidelines. 

Age group: 10 and above
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday (and public holidays), 10am to 8pm; Sunday, 10am to 7pm
Cost: From R150 for a five minute session (no extra cost for venue hire or corkage)


Tyger Valley Shopping Centre | Mezzanine Level | Facebook  | Image: Extreme Go Karting
 

MAKE YOUR OWN CANDLES 

Let the kids get creative at Candle Avenue with candle making workshops. There’s a wide variety of themes to choose from like Alice in Wonderland, army, under the sea, and Frozen. An adult catering station is set up for the parents. For teens’ parties, alternative activities can be arranged like mug painting and pillow designing. 

Age group: Five and up
Hours: Friday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm; Saturday, 9am to 11am or 12pm to 2pm
Venue capacity: 15 kids max
Cost: Crafts between R96 and R178pp


10 Moraea Road | Halali | Durbanville | @candleavenue23 | Image: Candle Avenue

HIRE OUT A SKATE PARK 

You can either hire out this skate park, or for a private space, the birthday room. The Shred has different packages such as Cheap Skate, Piggy in the Middle, or The Full Monty. At an additional cost, you could also get a skateboard birthday cake. Find out more about skating, rollerblading and BMXing at The Shred

Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday, 8am to 6pm; Tuesday to Thursday, 8am to 9pm; Friday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm
Venue capacity: 40 kids max
Cost: Packages from R210pp


68 Auckland Street | Paarden Eiland | @the_shred_skatepark | Image: The Shred

EAT WAFFLES ON THE BEACH

At this family restaurant, right on Onrus Lagoon, kids can build their own waffles. The toppings are almost endless, from jelly tots and Smarties to jelly beans and Bar One pieces. There’s also loaded hotdogs and signature waffles at The Waffle Shack.

Age group: Any age
Hours: Monday - Sunday, 7am to 10pm
Cost: Build your own waffles from R65


1 Atlantic Drive | Onrus River | @milk_onthebeach | Image: Milk on the Beach

PICK STRAWBERRIES ON A FARM

You might know Redberry Farm for its strawberry picking, but did you know there’s an ice cream and pizza parlour too? You can choose between three party packages. Plus you can also customise various activities based on your budget.  

Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am to 4pm
Venue capacity: Depending on venue, between 20 and 80 people max
Cost: Basic package is R135pp


Geelhoutboom Road | Blanco | George | @redberry_farm | Image: Redberry Farm

RIDE BIKES ON A WINE ESTATE 

This outdoor bike track is on the same estate as Kristen’s Kick Ass Ice Cream, Chardonnay Deli and Ember & Oak. Parents can bring their own drinks, snacks, cakes and decor, and it offers a two hour bike session. If kids don’t have their own bikes, rentals are also available at the Constantia Uitsig Bike Park.   

Age group: All ages
Hours: Daily, two hour time slots from 10am to 4pm
Venue capacity: 40 kids per party max
Cost: Venue hire is R395, plus R100 per biker 


Constantia Uitsig | Spaanschemat River Road | @bikepark_uitsig | Image: Max Sullivan

SUPERHERO ESCAPE GAME FOR THE TEENS 

In HintHunt’s latest escape room, you have 75 minutes to work through puzzles and clues to defeat a supervillain and save the city. This escape room feels like it’s straight out of a Marvel movie. With a difficulty level of 5/5, it’s recommended for kids ages 13 and up. See why Marble is being called HintHunt’s best escape room

Age group: 13 and up
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am - 5.30pm; Friday + Saturday, 10am - 8.30pm; Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Venue capacity: Four to six players
Cost: R395pp in a team of six 


Watershed | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | @hinthuntafrica | Image: Hint Hunt

RIDE SCOOTERS THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS

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 or through vineyards on gravity scooters at Scootours

Age group: 10 and upwards can ride on their own; kids four to nine can join as passengers of adults
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday,  8.30am to 9.30am, 10am to 11am, 1pm to 2pm and 4pm to 5pm
Venue capacity: 23 max
Cost: Packages from R150 per child


Scootours Cape Town | @scootourscapetown | Image: Scootours Cape Town

CHANNEL YOUR INNER NINJA, INDOORS

This is the largest inflatable obstacle course in Africa, says Total Ninja. Based on the popular TV show Ninja Warrior, it's a great place for the kids to climb, swing and jump. Party packages include exclusive access to the party room, personalised party invites, a dedicated party coordinator and more. Parties are in two hour sessions. 

Age group: Five and up
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Venue capacity: Maximum 32 people
Cost: From R295 per child in off-peak season; R350 in peak season


Black River Park | The Warehouse | 2 Fir Street | Observatory | @totalninjabrp | Image: Total Ninja
 

PET ANIMALS ON A FARM

Higgeldy Piggeldy Farm Yard is one of Imhoff Farm’s best attractions. Kids and parents can pet and feed animals like cows, sheep, goats, pigs, emus, rabbits and more. Parties are hosted in the farmyard with undercover parking available, and venue hire starts from just R50 per hour.

Age group: All ages
Hours: Morning slots until 1pm, Afternoon slots from 2pm
Venue capacity: 40 people max
Cost: Petting zoo entry, R20pp; Venue hire, R50 per hour


Area 51 | Imhoff Farm | Kommetjie | @imhofffarm | Image: Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard

SLIP AND SLIDE AT WATERWORLD

Waterworld in Strand has five waterslides, safe play areas for kids under six, putt-putt, a jungle gym, zip slide, obstacle course and shaded café. The park is open from September to April and is closed on Mondays during school terms and open during holidays. 

Age group: Toddlers, young children and pre-teens
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 9am to 6pm
Venue capacity: 30 kids max
Cost: R120pp, R30 for spectators

 
 
 
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PLAY LIKE A COWBOY AT THIS PLAY PARK

Kids can have endless indoor fun at this play park in Somerset West. The birthday child gets one hour free on their special day and it’s no cost for kids under one. There are three party venues to choose from, and it is essential to bring along IDs or birth certificates when visiting Wild Wild West. 

Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sunday, 9am - 2pm
Venue capacity: 40 kids max
Cost: Packages from R135 per child


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

SWING, CLIMB AND JUMP AT THIS INDOOR PARK

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

Age group: All ages
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Venue capacity: 25 kids max
Cost: From R160 per child (ages 1-3); from R200 per child (ages 3+)


Corner of Burton and Aurora Street | Durbanville | @ipic_play | Image: Ipic Play

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. Personalised party packs are available at an additional cost. 

Age group: All ages
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9am to 4pm; Saturday, 7am to 4pm; Sunday, 8am to 3pm
Venue capacity: No maximum
Cost: R100 - R150 per child


Wolwefontein Farm | Darling | @livingcolourdarling | Image: Living Colour

CUSTOMISE AN AFFORDABLE PARTY

The Ambiance Lifestyle Venue has an indoor space that parents can customise to fit their budget. The venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces, and parties are in three hour slots. The outdoor area of the venue has a trampoline, two jumping castles, and two water slides. 

Age group: All ages
Hours: Friday, 2.30pm to 5.30pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 11pm
Venue capacity: 30 kids max
Cost: R100 - R150 per child 


501 High Road | Turfhall Estate | Wetton | @ambiance_kiddies | Image: Ambiance

BRING THE ROLLER SKATING PARTY TO YOU 

On The Roll, is a mobile roller skating rental trailer that comes to a venue of your choice, fully equipped with skates and helmets. For an additional cost you can add music, lightning and a smoke machine. This is great all-year round, because you can either roller skate outdoors, or take it to an indoor venue.

Age group: From 13 and up
Cost: From R300 per child


Various locations | @ontheroll.co.za | Image: On the Roll

By Sarah Williams  

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