A Guide to Cape Town Family Fun This April
A crop of school and public holidays will merge in April to ensure that there’ll be more leisure time than lessons for kids across South Africa. In Cape Town, it’s an action-packed time of year when parents and children can enjoy lots of events, entertainment and the great autumn weather. This year in particular is a great time for a family holidaying in Cape Town as booking a few extra days leave in between Easter and Election Day can yield an entire week or two off work in order to explore all the great experiences Cape Town has to offer.
Executive Marketing Manager of Cape Town Tourism, Velma Corcoran, adds; “There is literally something for everybody in the Mother City - for all age groups and all types of weather too. This city is a kid’s playground throughout the year with loads of indoor and outdoor activities available to keep the young ones entertained and stimulated, from animal adventures and outside play parks to indoor theatres and activity centres. Cape Town really is a wonderful family destination, jam packed with suitable activities.”
The average daytime temperatures for April and May range between eighteen and twenty degrees Celsius, with the occasional burst of rain expected during Cape Town’s green season; thus not too hot and pleasant enough to enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities.
Many of the city’s top attractions and shopping malls will be hosting school holiday programmes and Easter weekend activities, like an Easter egg hunt at the V&A Waterfront or the KidsOnly Club at the One & Only Cape Town.
Fun outdoor experiences include anything from viewing giraffes to visiting the World of Birds, going on a steam train along the coast to Simon’s Town, stopping at Boulder’s Beach to swim with African penguins or sandboarding in Atlantis.
Indoor activities abound too including rock climbing, circus experiences, go-karting and tobogganing, as well as visiting the Cape Town Science Centre, Central City history museums and the Waterfront’s Two Oceans Aquarium. There are also about fifteen theatres in and around Cape Town with productions to keep the whole family happy and shopping experiences like Canal Walk, with more than 400 shops for moms and dads, and an entertainment area with giant plasma screens, a movie cinema and food court complex for families.
As always, please be vigilant when it comes to your child’s safety; keep your child within sight at all times and make sure they know your phone number or have it written on their person.
• For more information on March Holidays and Easter Programmes for Kids, click here.
• Click here for a list of things For the Whole Family to do.
• Learn more about activities Inside and Outside All Year Round by clicking here.
• For a list of top family friendly restaurants in Cape Town, click here.
• Cape Town Kids could have over 200 listed activities available for kids at any given time. Visit www.capetownkids.co.za.
Important Days to Note:
• School holiday: 28 March – 7 April
• Easter weekend: 18 April – 21 April
• Extra school holiday: 28 April – 2 May
• Freedom Day: 27 April
• Worker’s Day: 1 May
• Election Day public holiday: 7 May
Keep an Eye on:
• Our events calendar for updates on what to do with the little ones during the school holidays.
• Our blog, for a series of child-friendly posts during the school holidays.
• Use the Cape Town Toolkit to source more ideas and put together a holiday itinerary.
Released for Cape Town Tourism by Rabbit in a Hat Communications, Tammy White, +27 21 671 2640, +27 73 202 5041, firstname.lastname@example.org.