Children

Travelling with children? Here are some ideas to keep kids amused in Cape Town.

Starting at The Waterfront you can take a boat trip to go whale, seal and dolphin spotting. If you out of luck you can always head to the Two Oceans Aquarium which has 88 species on display including predators.

A day drive out to Cape Point along False Bay will give kids a chance to see penguins on Boulders beach and the baboons along the way. Coming back along the Atlantic Coast, take in The World of Birds in Hout Bay.

At Canal Walk is the MTN Science Centre which has over 300 interactive displays. That should keep them busy for a while. If they are still bouncing, then next door is Ratanga Junction which has scary rides for the braver children. (Check when they are open)

A visit to The Company Gardens gives children a chance to feed the squirrels and to visit the Natural History Museum close by. It showcases fossils and skeletons and gives the story of evolution. There is also the Holocaust Museum in the vicinity allows much older children to understand how racism can be a destructive force.

The Spur chain of steakhouses have supervised play areas at most of their branches. Kids can play computer games or jump on a bouncing castle. Birthday kids get a special sparkler with their meal and the staff come to the table to sing to the birthday child.

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