Wintery weather doesn’t have to mean gloomy days indoors, especially for the little ones. With these top five winter activities, the kids can enjoy the interactive and educational fun that even Mom and Dad will want to join in on.

With these top five winter activities, the kids can enjoy the interactive and educational fun that even Mom and Dad will want to join in on.

1. Bugz Play Park

Experience the joy of learning through play with Bugz Playpark. The colourful and intriguing indoor play area boasts obstacles, slides, educational boards and more, with each activity designed to challenge young minds and attention spans. Suitable for kids aged 2 – 10 years, this is the ideal venue to let the kids roam free with a myriad of physical and mental stimulation. What’s more, they can mingle with like-minded children of the same age or they can bring along a few friends for an extra special play date. With a choo choo train, water slide and horse riding, Bugz PlayPark is great for birthday parties too. Choose from 28 party themes for both boys and girls and the super friendly park rangers will take care of the entire set-up, decorations and even clean up afterwards!

Don’t miss the ‘frost flash’ winter special at Bugz Playpark to receive a reduced VIP entrance fee. Valid until September only.

Where 56 Tarentaal Street, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein
When Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm

Bugz Play Park is giving away 4 VIP experiences to some lucky Cape Town Etc readers. Each giveaway consists of two adult passes and two kiddies passes to the value of R350 each. To enter simply like and share this post and comment below with the hashtag #BugzPlayPark. Competiton closes Thursday, August 17th.


2. Clay Cafe

Nestled in the heart of Hout Bay, the Clay Cafe lets kids and adults alike express their creativity with pottery and paint. Choose from a variety of ready-made pottery pieces, and a wide selection of colourful paints and tools to create crockery that is both personal and completely unique, not to mention functional. We’re sure the kids will be delighted and filled with pride when they get to use their hand-made item at home. Spend a leisurely few hours painting in a relaxed environment and enjoy a delectable farm-style breakfast or lunch afterwards.

Where Hout Bay Main Road
When Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Contact +27 (0) 76 810 5120


3. Rush Trampoline Park

Kids can truly run wild at Rush Indoor Trampoline Park with over 1700 square meters of trampoline fun and the largest foam pit in the world. With a high-dive board, dodgeball courts, basketball lanes and battle beams, the little ones will definitely get their adrenaline pumping. Take a break with a range of healthy snacks or wait for little ones at the cake bar. Kids under the age of five need not be left out. Rush has a dedicated time slot especially for toddlers: Mondays to Thursdays between 10am and 11am, Fridays and Sundays 9am to 10am. During this time, little ones have access to the entire park, where they can explore exciting new ways to be active. Plus, older siblings can join in on the fun to make a bit easier for mom and dad.

Where Stadium on Main, 109 Main Road, Claremont
When 10 am – 9 pm
Contact +27 (0) 21 683 3841


4. City Rock

City Rock indoor rock climbing is a fun way for the kids to exercise in a vibrant and fun environment.  City Rock is currently constructing a brand new world class gym in Paarden Eiland that’s four times the size and twice the height of its previous location. From a large bouldering area to high walls for roped climbing, the facility caters to a range of individuals – first time kids to experienced outdoor kids and everyone in between. City Rock is a fun way to help kids build up confidence and perseverance.

Where Milner Road, Paarden Eiland
When Monday & Wednesday 9am – 9pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 10pm Friday – Sunday  9am – 6pm
Contact +27 (0) 21 447 1326 


5. Glowing Room SA

Glowing Rooms SA takes putt-putt to a whole new level with a 3D 18-hole mini golf course – making the traditional game a little more interesting. Pop on your 3D glasses and let the memories come to life with fun for the whole family.

Where 1 Turf Club Road Milnerton
When Tuesday to Thursday: 10am – 7pm, Friday – Sunday 10 am to 8 pm
Contact +27 (0)21 551  2244



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