Birthdays come around once a year and finding the perfect venue for your kids party is possibly the hardest thing to do. There are so many factors to consider, budget is very important, location is too and entertainment is definitely key. A great venue can make or break your party – it’s all about making it enjoyable and unforgettable. We’ve put together 10 places to help you make your choice a little easier.
This fun and newly opened location, has a highly enjoyable kids party offering consisting of 2 hours of indoor climbing, fun games and actives with ample time for enjoying cake as well. Proper instruction and guidance is given to kids before and during all activities. Exciting activities include, blindfolded ladder climbing, team races on the automatic belay wall, top rope climbing and bouldering in a fun, high-energy atmosphere. R250 per child with party bookings ranging from 6 to 25 kids, party area, equipment and supervision included in price. Snacks available for purchase at their cafe.
Contact: 021 447 1326
Address: 9 Milner St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7405
The Blue Train Park
Choose from 5 dedicated party areas, Big Gym, Small Gym, Rocklands, Bike Track and the Soccer Pitch in The Blue Train Park including chairs, tables and umbrellas. Children can enjoy all the offerings of the park as well as separately booked jumping castles. Own food, drinks and decor are allowed and 3 party slots are available for booking, from 09.30am to 11.30am, 12.15pm to 14.15pm and 15:00pm to 17:00pm.
Contact: 084 314 9200
Address: Next to The Light House, Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Scratch Patch & Mineral World
Treat the lucky birthday boy or girl to a gem stone adventure. Spend a delightful 2 hours looking through a wide collection of glimmering treasure and selecting which ones you want to take home. There are a large range of gemstone products on offer and the close by V&A Waterfront makes for a convenient lunch stop, suiting any budget.
Contact: 021 786 2502
Address: Parking Level 2, Portswood Ridge, Dock Road
This immersive play park encourages parents and children alike to explore and enjoy themselves through a cognitive and physical workout. Kids can enjoy a themed area for imaginative fun and a kids city. Their cafe serves health gourmet food plus there is a relaxation area for adults.
Contact: +27 (87) 4700497
Address: South Palms Shopping Centre, 333 Main Road, Retreat, Tokai, Western Cape, South Africa
This unique farm has so much to offer for both kids and adults. From the kids play park and farmyard to strawberry picking, hiking trails and even a tea garden. Bookings are always welcome for large groups and fresh strawberries are always on sale. Paint ball and laser tag ranges can be booked for parties, Age groups range form 7 to 18 years and parents can combine their own selection of activities available to suit their party needs. If strawberry picking is top of your to-do list, the best time of the year for this activity is October through to November.
Contact: 021 855 4308
Address: Klein Helderbergpad Rd, Raithby, 7129
If your young one is a creative soul, there’s no better place for a birthday event than the Clay Cafe. Enjoy an artistic party complete with take home one-of-a-kind pottery pieces. Group bookings of over 10 are accepted with a deposit of R500 which is refundable on request. Choose from a vast array of pottery bisques (already made pieces) as well as a selection of colourful paint options. Catering is also available. Spend a fun, leisurely, few hours creating unique pieces to remember the special day by forever.
Contact: 076 810 5120
Address: Clay Cafe, 4080 Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7872
The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat
Cruise the seas and plunder treasure aboard The Jolly Roger. Treat your precious little one to a pirate-themed unforgettable birthday at sea. Offering daily cruises The Jolly Roger will take you out into the riptide for R170 per adults, R85 for kids 0-12 years and R50 for 12 and above. Sunset cruises will cost you R300 per adult and R150 for kids. Cash bar available on board.
Contact: 021 421 0909
Address: Shop 7a, Quay 5, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002
Picnic On The Beach
If paying for venues isn’t your thing, why not try a picnic on the beach. Start by choosing your favourite beach. Grab some sunscreen, blankets, pack your picnic basket to the brim with all sorts of food delights and enjoy the sunshine combined with the perfect picture backdrop. Tell parents to bring along picnic blankets and umbrellas – you can even create a fun obstacle course on the beach, or better, a sandcastle building competition. Kids can pick shells, parents can socialise and the damage to your wallet is limited. Remember to keep the drinks strictly non-alcoholic.
Address: Which ever beach suits your fancy – preferably a busier beach than a remote one.
Rush Trampoline Park
With party areas that are sure to please and fun activities like dodge ball, trampoline basket ball and gladiator foam pits, Rush Claremont is sure to leave your birthday boy or girl jumping for joy. For a minimum of 10 guests Rush Claremont has 2 party packages available. Rush Weekend will cost you R300 per jumper and Toddler Party for 4 years and under will cost you R330 per jumper. Each package comes with various offerings including setup, jumping socks, unlimited coffee or tea for parents and lots more.
Contact: 021 683 3841
Address: 25 Stegman Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, 7735
Two Oceans Aquarium
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