Activities For School Groups In Cape Town

Seeing as we get a lot of school groups staying with us, we've compiled a list of various fun, exciting & educational activities to do in Cape Town

 

School Group Activities In Cape Town

 

Whether you're on a sports tour or an art tour, we know it can be tricky trying to figure out what to do with a group of wired up kids.

Do you want to make the kids' experience in Cape Town as rich as possible? These activities below incorporate fun along with education, so as to enrich their energy-filled bodies and inquisitive minds, while having the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town and its surrounds. Parents/guardians can get involved too!

 

Play Shed

Activities for school groups in Cape Town

Kids' Indoor Play Centre In Cape Town For Fun & Education. Located right here on Oude Molen Eco Village, the Play Shed is an indoor play centre, which offers a friendly environment for both adults and children (under the age of 10 years).​ The Play Shed boasts various means of activities. These enable parents/guardians to easily entertain their children in an uplifting, safe, educational, healthy and sociable way while having fun at the same time.

RATES

0 - 6 months: Free
7 - 12 months: 1/2 hour R15 ; 1st hour R25 ; per 1/2 hour after first hour R10
1 - 2 years: 1/2 hour R20 ; 1st hour R30 ; per 1/2 hour after first hour R12.50
3 - 12 years: 1/2 hour R25 ; 1st hour R35 ; per 1/2 hour after first hour R15

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Acrobranch

Activities for school kids in Cape Town

Have a day filled with ziplining, treetop obstacles, aerial walkways, tree ropes and crossings! Book your school group on a 2 hour adventure of treetop obstacles and zip lines! Acrobranch is a treetop experience dedicated to offering children and adults alike a unique adventure as they move from tree to tree in lush, green forests. They have various obstacle courses in each of their parks, some for kids and some for reasonably fit adults and teenagers. Obstacles consist of awesome tree top high ropes and tricky crossings (with ladders, tunnels, walkways and bridges). Great for team building! 

Acro-twigs R110Perfect for the Kids
This course is a great place for the little ones to learn the ropes while being supervised by their parents and the ever-attentive guides
Age group: 3 to 6 years
9 Obstacles 

Monkey Moves R160: Beginners
This challenging course tests your ability and agility and as you make your way through a variety of obstacles
Age group: 7 years and up
Minimum height: 1.1m
22 Obstacles 

Swinging Tarzan R220: Moderate
Be prepared to test your agility and climbing ability to the limits, as you take on this course which offers a far greater challenge, than is first perceived
Age group: 10 years and up
Minimum height: 1.4m
32 Obstacles

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Iziko Museums

Activities For School Kids In Cape Town

Iziko Museums of Cape Town is the official name given to the group of national museums located near the city centre, otherwise referred to as the city’s ‘Museum Mile.’ Visit the natural history collections at Iziko South African Museum and Iziko Planetarium, or explore the wide range of social history museums including highlights such as Iziko at the Castle of Good Hope, Iziko Groot Constantia, Iziko Slave Lodge, Iziko Maritime Centre, Iziko Social History Centre, Iziko Rust en Vreugd, Iziko Koopmans-De Wet, Iziko Bertram House and Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum.

Museum Adults  6 to 18 Family ticket SA
students & pensioners

Iziko South African Museum

R 30 R 15 R 75 R 15
Iziko Planetarium R40 R20 R100 R20
Iziko South African National Gallery R 30 R 15 R 75 R 15
Iziko Old Town House R 20 R 10 R 50 R 10
Iziko Slave Lodge R 30 R 15 R 75 R 15
Iziko Groot Constantia Manor House R 30 R 15 R 75 R 15
Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum R 20 R 10 R 50 R 10
Iziko Bertram House Museum R 20 R 10 R 50 R 10
Iziko Koopman's-de Wet House R 20 R 10 R 50 R 10
Iziko Maritime Centre R 20 R 10 R 50 R 10
Iziko Rust & Vreugd (from gate) R 20 R 10 R 50

R 10

 

World Of Birds

Activities For School Kids In Cape Town

While In Cape Town, Taking The Kids To The World Of Birds Is An Absolute Treat! World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in tropical gardens, set in Hout Bay, Cape Town. It’s a great place to introduce school kids to nature since they get to walk amongst the winged animals and, therefore, learn about looking without disturbing.

RATES

Adults: R95
Children: R45
Pensioners and Students (with card): R65

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Two Oceans Aquarium

Activities For School Group Children In Cape Town

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a fantastic place for school groups to learn about the wonders of the ocean. The aquarium, located at the V&A Waterfront, has several activities that will delight young and old alike. Be sure to schedule your school trip to the time of day when the penguins, sharks and other fish are being fed. Don’t miss the Touch Pool which allows you and the kids to interact with anemones, starfish and seaweed. You can buy tickets for the Penguin Encounter that allows you and your children to come face-to-beak with the super-cute rockhopper penguins.

RATES

Adults: R160
Children 14-17 years: R115
Children 4 - 13 years: R75
Children under 4: Free
South African pensioners: R115
South African students: R115

You can get discounted prices if you buy your tickets online.

 

Cool Runnings Toboggan

Activities For Kids In Cape Town

A fun & adventurous outing for school groups (& parents) in Cape Town. Cool Runnings is the only toboggan track in Africa. It’s a summer version of the thrilling winter sport but on steel instead of snow. This is a fun and adventurous outing for your school group in Cape Town, not to mention for the parents/guardians who are brave enough, too! These bob sleds on wheels are suitable for all ages - even 8 year old’s can go down alone, while kids under 8 sit in the double-seat with an adult.  The park also boasts a large, covered terrace, food and drink facilities and a liquor licence, making it the perfect spot for corporate functions, family outings, and kids’ parties. 

    CHILDREN
(age 3-14)
  ADULTS
(age 15+)
1 Ride   R40   R50
3 Rides*   R110 (R36.66/ride)   R130 (R43.33/ride)
6 Rides*   R210 (R35/ride)   R240 (R40/ride)
12 Rides*   R290 (R24.16/ride)   R320 (R26.66/ride)

R400 (R22.22/ride)
R200 (R25/ride)
R280 per person
WORKING DAY PASS – unlimited rides*** **** R180 per person


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Planet Kids

Activities For School Groups In Cape Town

Planet Kids play centre in Muizenberg has jumping castles, an intergalactic ball wall, fun ramps with a space slide, an outside area with a foefie slide and dream swing, as well as various workshops and other activities. Refreshments can be ordered from the Flying Saucer Cafe, where grown-ups can sit and enjoy a coffee while browsing through a magazine. You can also drop the kids off and fetch them later.

RATES

2 – 13 yrs: R35 for the first hour (R60 for 2 hours)
Under 2 yrs: R25 
Parents: Free

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V&A Waterfront

Activities For School groups In Cape Town

School Groups Delight In The Excitement & Activities At V&A Waterfront In Cape Town. The V&A Waterfront is the most popular tourist attraction in Cape Town - yes, more popular than Table Mountain! There's something at the Waterfront for everybody, including for a group of school kids. Take them on a boat ride (to Robben Island, perhaps?), seal spotting, to the Scratch Patch, on the Wheel Of Excellence, to the cinema or check on their website to see if they are showing any entertaining performances at the Amphitheatre. If the kids get hungry, don't worry as the V&A Waterfront has a huge selection of restaurants and takeaway options. There’s also a play area with all sorts of interesting things, like pirate ships and jungle gyms near the food court.

There is no entrance fee to the V&A Waterfront, however you should consider costs such as parking, food and entertainment.

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Ten-Pin Bowling

Activities For School Children In Cape Town

Ten-Pin Bowling Is A Great Day Of Fun For Kids And Adults, Especially On Those Cold, Rainy Days. Ten-Pin bowling at Grand West is a great excuse to take a day out of educational outings for a day filled with fun and team building for school groups. The bowling alley offers UV lights and illuminated 12 lanes, while surrounded by pop music and tasty snacks and drinks. Get the school group together and go bowling, even if it’s raining!

RATESR50

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Giraffe House

Activities for Children In Cape Town

Giraffe House In Cape Town Focuses On Fun Wildlife Education. Focusing on African wildlife, Giraffe House aims to provide a place for people to enjoy the outdoors, whilst experiencing and learning about animals and why they are special. Education is their primary focus, and they cater from preschool and school groups to older groups. The wildlife education is presented in an informative wildlife conservation program. The play area consists of 3 jungle gyms and a lawn area and some animal food is available to treat the animals with.

RATES

Adults: R50
Seniors: R35
Children 2 - 15 years: R30

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Clay Café

Activities For School Children In Cape Town

Paint Your Personalised Pottery At Clay Cafe . The Clay Café is an inviting spot for school groups and their accompanying older folk to channel their inner artists and indulge in a couple of serene hours painting their own piece of personalised pottery. Visitors get to choose one of the many ceramics available. The Clay Café also boasts a lovely children’s playground complete with a jungle gym, giant tire swing and a red-and-yellow mini climbing wall that all overlook the picturesque scene.

RATES
Standard pricing p/p: R35 studio fee PLUS the value of your chosen bisque item.

(this includes 3 x paints, the firing and glazing process afterwards)

PRICE RANGE : from R20 to R250 depending on shape and size. There is a wide variety of items and styles to choose from with 4 shelves and over 200 bisque items you will be sure to find something that you like. 

PLEASE NOTE: Items need to be left at the Clay Café after you have painted them so they can be fired and glazed. This takes time: You may collect your items 3 weeks after you have painted them. All items can then be used in the microwave, dishwasher and oven.

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Cape Town Science Centre

Activities For Children In Cape Town

Kids Will Delight In Science Shows, Exhibitions, Workshops And Displays. With more than 250 interactive exhibits and mind-boggling puzzles, the Cape Town Science Centre is a world of discovery under one roof. School visits to the CTSC are suitable for all grades. Each visit should last at least 2 hours and booking is essential. A general visit includes a science show, use of interactive displays and a visit to the current exhibitions. A workshop visit includes a pre-booked workshop and a general visit. The CTSC School Programme is aligned with the National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) and the WCED work schedules.

RATES

School groups (10+ learners): R45 per learner
One educator FREE for every TEN learners, additional educators / chaperones: R15 per person.

 

City Sightseeing Bus

Activities for children in Cape Town

The City Sightseeing open-top bus tour is arguably the best way to go sightseeing in Cape Town. Guests are encouraged to hop off the bus throughout the tour and explore the surrounding areas. Their open-top tours are a delight for school groups wanting a safe, fun and informative introduction to Cape Town's city. If you actually listen to the commentary, you will learn a lot about the city we live in and there’s a kid-friendly version too.

RATES

Adults: R170
Children 5 - 17 years: R90 

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Blue Train Park

Activities For School Kids in Cape Town

Take The Kids To Play At The Blue Train Park In Cape Town. Now an iconic feature to Cape Town’s beautiful seaside landscape, this park with its miniature blue train captures the youthful fantasies of both young and old. The park boasts a number of fun interactive play structures aimed at kids between the ages of 1 – 12 and hosts numerous pre-booked private & school orientated parties or outings. 

RATES

General Park access is R20/person ( which includes 1 Free Train Ride). Kids under 1yrs of age do not pay general access however they must be accompanied by a guardian for which normal fee’s apply.

 Blue Train Park Entrance Fee

 

Company Gardens

Activities For School Children In Cape Town

Take The Kids To The Historical Company Gardens In Cape Town. In the heart of the Mother City, within the richly historical Company’s Garden, lies a restaurant built for children, families and visitors alike. You can picnic on the grass, play ball games and feed the squirrels, while admiring the beautiful nature surrounds - no entrance fee. Why not take a quick walk over to the Iziko Museums situated right next to the Company Gardens. The kids are guaranteed an eventful day!

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Artjamming

Activities For Kids In Cape Town

Unleash your kid's creativity at Artjamming in Cape Town. Whether it’s playing, painting, sponging or spraying, it’s about putting on an apron to face a blank canvas and unleashing your own individual creativity that makes Artjamming™ the most fun you can have with a paintbrush. Artjamming™ also hosts birthday parties, team building parties, corporate events, school holiday programmes, tuition, exhibitions and more.

RATES: R135

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CityROCK

Activities For School Kids In Cape Town

CityROCK is an exciting activity for kids in Cape Town to do. CityROCK caters to many different audiences – from first-time kids to experienced outdoor climbers, and everyone in between. Climbing facilities include a large bouldering area and high walls for roped climbing. All the climbing gear you need can be rented or bought on site. Shake off all the kids' pent-up energy at CityROCK.

RATES


 

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Green Point Park

Activities For School Groups In Cape Town

For a fun day out, school tours, family picnics, children’s birthday parties, outdoor exercise, romantic walks and healthy activities. Green Point Park is beautiful natural place to get some fresh air and be social, with no costs involved. Go on a journey of self-exploration and get wonderfully lost in the Outdoor Labyrinth or take a paid tour with us and discover the world of fynbos. Play parks, soft, green lawns and shady settings make a picnic with the school kids an absolute pleasure. There are 2 play parks available. 1) Adventure Play Park [7-16yrs] and 2) Tot-Lot Play Park [1-6yrs].

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Kirstenbosch Gardens

Activities For Children In Cape Town

Introduce School Kids To The Beauty Of Nature At Kirstenbosch Gardens. Dubbed “the most beautiful garden in Africa”, Kirstenbosch Garden in Cape Town is perfect for introducing the beauty of nature to school kids. The boomslang Canopy walk offers a 130m long walk in the sky among the tree tops.  High railings on the bridge make it safe for children and the views are breathtaking. The kids will enjoy running around and discovering interesting flowers and shrubs, butterflies, pheasants and ponds. Find a shady spot under the trees and throw down a picnic blanket. 

RATES

Adults: R60
SA Students (with card): R30
Children (6 - 17 years): R15
Under 6 years: Free

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Kenilworth Karting

Activities For School group Children In Cape Town

Race Over To Kenilworth Karting In Cape Town For A Day Filled With Whizzing Fun! Kenilworth Karting is a great way to add a bit of adrenaline to your school group outing (they also have a track in Canal Walk). This indoor go-kart racing course features different racing options like the Grand Prix, Endurance and a five-minute Junior Race (Height Requirement of 1.5m and up). All racers are provided with helmets. It’s best to book ahead of time.

PUBLIC RACING (Height Requirement of 1.5m)
Beginner (+-15 laps): R160.00
Intermediate (+-30 Laps): R220.00
Expert (+-45 Laps): R260.00
Iron Man (+- 90 laps): R450.00
2 Seater (+- 15 Laps): @ R180 per kart
2 Seater (+- 30 Laps): @ R240 per kart

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Book Lounge

Kids Activities In Cape Town

Liberate Your Kids' Imaginations At The Book Lounge In Cape Town. The Book Lounge is an independent bookshop in Cape Town City Centre. They pride themselves on the many interesting book-related events that they host. Take your school group to the best kids' section in town. If they are between the ages of 3 to 8 years, they may enjoy a free-of-charge story time every Saturday morning at 11.00am. They often have additional activities during the school holidays and while the kids are enthralled by magical tales, you can sit downstairs and enjoy a cuppa at their coffee shop or take some time to browse through their interesting and sometimes unusual books.

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Intaka Island

School Kids Activities Cape Town

Intaka Island provides educational activities for all age groups. Intaka Island, an award-winning 16 hectare wetlands and bird sanctuary, is home to 177 species of indigenous fynbos plants and 120 bird species. Intaka Island plays host to a range of visitors ranging from pensioners and school groups to corporate training functions and birthday parties. They provide educational activities ranging from Grade R to university level. Catch a ferry ride and take a stroll along the 2km of footpaths. There are special kiddie programmes during the holidays too.

RATES

Day Visitors:
Adult: R18.00 (add boat ride: R55)
Children (under 12 years): R10.00 (add boat ride: 45)
Pensioners: R10.00 (add boat ride 45)
School Groups:
Adult: R35.00
Children (under 12 years): R30.00
Pensioners: R30.00
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Paintball

School Group Kids Activities In Cape Town

Encourage Group Team-Building, Leadership & Fun In Cape Town For Kids & Adults. U-TAC in Atlantis, Cape Town, owns staging areas, themed to complete the realistic story lines re-enacted during scenario paintball. Their scenarios encourage team building, leadership and fun! Teams are pitted against each other and the clock, to plan, strategize, gather information, search for, collect and then assemble components- all this while under fire! The Corporate resting area includes; a state of the art armory – supplying professional markers (guns) - a tuck shop, braai facilities, under roof waiting/briefing areas, shaded lawns and full ablutions. 

Please note: Minimum age of 13 years. Each person gets 300 balls, usage of a mask, semi auto marker(gun), gas, neck protector, long sleeve top and chest protectors.

Choice of 2 exclusive sessions per day:- 10h00-13h00 and 14h00-17h00
Minimum 10 pax Maximum 20 pax .

Booking essential.

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Ratanga Junction

School Group Children Activities In Cape Town

Spend The Day At Cape Town's Theme Park. Great Fun For Everybody! Allocate an entire day for your school group, with rides to suit all ages and levels of bravery. It’s usually open only during school holidays, so check before you head there. Ratanga Junction hosts more than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from Kids Rides to Family Rides and Thrill Rides for the more intrepid adventurers. They offer specials and discounts for groups of 20+.

RATES

Full Adventurer Ticket – R179 p/p (Over 1.3m tall)
Mini Adventurer Ticket - R95 p/p (Below 1.3m tall)
Fun Pass - R70 p/p

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Butterfly World

Activities For School Kids Groups In Cape Town

Your Kids Will Love Butterfly World's Sanctuary For Animals, Birds And Reptiles. Walk into the lush tropical gardens at Butterfly World that is not only a butterfly park, but a sanctuary for exotic animals, a bird sanctuary, and reptile sanctuary. It is ideal for educational school group outings, home schooler activities, photography opportunities, and an outing during school holidays when they have their daily animal shows. Discount for groups (Conditions apply).

Bring your school, home school groups, students, or friends for an environmental educational outing. The eco-lesson is presented by a qualified teacher. They cover the life cycle of butterflies in a unique way and bring exotic animals into the classroom for groups to see up close, experience and touch.

RATES

School groups: R25 per child, R42 per accompanying Adult
Adult Groups: R62 pp
Pensioner Groups: R52 pp
Student Groups: R42 pp

 

Imhoff Farm

School Children Group Activities In Cape Town

Take The Kids On A Fun-Filled Day At Imhoff Farm In Cape Town. Head to Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie and take a ride along Noordhoek Beach on one of the farm’s five camels. This fun-filled location also provides 4x4 rides, face painting, a farmyard with animals, paintball and a snake park. Grab a bite to eat at one of the farmstead’s three restaurants and expose the kids to a real "farmy" experience!

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