Before we had children we used to very outgoing. Movies, dinner, brunch, visit little villages and towns around Cape Town. When Miss T came, we still went out, but not nearly as much as before as now we needed to consider if the places allowed children or were kid friendly. As we found out after having Miss T that our favourite get away place in Pringle Bay did not accept children. I don’t blame though, you should hear Miss T sing and shout.
We however soon realised that there are a lot of places around Cape Town that are child friendly and child loved. Below is a list of some of the places we love to visit:
Kirstenbosch Gardens: Need I say more? You could bring your own picnic basket, order a basket or eat at the Tea room (yummy fresh food at great prices). There is a lot that children can do here. After eating Miss T loves running and rolling on the grass and going up the boomslang and going exploring for dinosaurs. There is a little brook that she absolutely loves putting her little feet in. A whole year membership is a must for families, it is cheaper than paying at the gate everytime you go there.


Kirstenbosch Gardens

Kirstenbosch Gardens


V & A Aquarium: Miss T loves sharks and penguins so of course we have an all year membership as we are regulars here. The children’s activity area downstairs is great for resting after running through the aquarium with your little one. The puppet shows are delightful.



Green point park: A free park for the whole family. Not only can you have picnics and exercise here, the kids have access to play areas filled with swings and slides and jungle gyms for the kids. It is a great place to take the kids to ride bikes and skates. Did I mention it was free?


Primi: This is great for eating out. Great food and kids have a designated play area with a staff member assisting them.

Spur: 🙂 I will be honest, I am not a fan of Spur. They have limited food choices for vegetarians and sometimes the service is not there at all but they do host parties at great prices and even if there’s no party Miss T still gets the ‘I am at a party’ experience with lots and lots of playing as well as getting her face painted.



Imhoff Farm: This is one of my favourite places for family outings. They have a number of shops and activities if you want to do more than visit the petting zoo. My favourite is the nice little restaurant next to the petting zoo, Blue Water Cafe. Not a big range for vegetarians as well, but it has a relaxing feel to it and a small play area for kids. It’s a family favourite for Sunday brunch.

Imhoff Farm

Bugz Play park: This is a definite all day place. Unfortunately it is also a lot of work as with all the activities it means you are constantly running after your little one if they are less than 6. Bring swimsuits for the kids as they are bound to get wet. They have a number of takeaway places so don’t worry about food.

Planet Kids: This one is in Muizenberg and it’s not as new as the pictures make it out to be. It is also a bit on the dark side, but Miss T absolutely loves it so we love it too. It’s a great play place for kids. Kids get to play while parents drink tea and relax.

Readers Warehouse: This is another favourite as  Miss T absolutely loves books and getting her out of Readers Warehouse is not an easy task.

The beach: Miss T is happy anywhere there is water and she can get in and swim so the beach has to make the list.


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