It’s always a challenge knowing what to do with your kids during the school holidays or even on weekends in Durbanville. Besides all the child-friendly wine farms in the area, here is a list of affordable experiences for you and your kids to enjoy.
Momentum Golf Village Tygervalley (Carl Cronje Drive) offers outdoor putt putt for a very small fee, which gives you 1.5 hours of putt putt on 27 holes whilst parents and grand-parents can relax in the restaurant if they want. The course is not in bad shape with the droughts we’ve been experiencing in the Cape. It’s clean and neat. They serve very affordable bistro type meals at the adjoining Pitch & Putter Restaurant, have sports screens and they offer supervision should you wish to leave your older kids there to play whilst you pop out to do your shopping. It’s such an all-round affordable pleasant experience! Open from 8am – 6pm for putt putt and the restaurant closes at 8pm.
Situated on Carl Cronje Drive down the road from Tygervalley Centre, Cool Runnings present an affordable experience, at a very small fee per ride, and offers a fun day for the whole family. The adventure involves riding down a hill on a steel pipe track in a toboggan, which is break-controlled so the ride is completely safe for children. Enjoy a light meal and a cold drink, whilst you wait for your kids to finish up.
Situated in an Oak forest on the beautiful Altydgedacht Farm, Zipzoom Adventures offers the thrill and excitement of conquering obstacles and zip lining all while suspended a few meters above the ground. The two Zipzoom aerial adventure courses cater for both young and old, making it suitable for 2 – 4 year olds, as well as older kids and adults. Participants are harnessed in at all times, which makes it a very safe experience. They’re open Wednesdays – Sundays, and there is no need to book unless you are a group of 5 or more people.
Call 082 562 3615 or visit their website at http://www.zipzoom.co.za/ for prices and further info.
Hillcrest Quarry (at Hillcrest wine estate) offers fishing and a great place to picnic for the kids. There is a small fee to picnic and fish, but the catch and release option is free. They have a variety of fish available such as bass, carp, barbel, trout, and kurper.
Call 021 976 4959 or visit http://www.thequarry.co.za/index.php/picnic-fishing for further info.
Owned by the famous ex SA Model, Tania Fourie herself, Anna Beulah Farm is situated just outside Durbanville, on the corner of Vissershok and Avondale Roads.
Apart from their luscious gardens, they have an eco-pool, farms animals, a fully equipped deli, a funky coffee shop, arts and crafts and nifty goods supplied to them by local crafters. Their Clay Café brings out the creative side in your kids, with a range of painting and pottery options to choose from.
While you enjoy a cup of java or a delicious meal in their coffee shop, the kids can run free and pay a visit to the farm animals, which include chickens, horses, donkeys and even a llama or two.
Visit: https://www.annabeulahfarm.co.za/ for further info and prices.
Located just outside Durbanville, in Fisantekraal, behind the Durbanville Memorial Park, Playzone offers a massive warehouse filled with huge jumping castles, climbing frames, and everything a small child could dream of under one roof. They have a coffee shop for parents to relax at whilst the kids play, for as little as R50 for the first hour.
Visit their website at http://playzonesa.co.za/ for further info and prices.
Having opened it’s doors in March 2019, Ipic Play is the first massive indoor kids adventure warehouse to hit Durbanville.
All under one roof, Ipic Play offers rock climbing walls, trampolines, slides, ball pits, jungle gyms, climbing nets and just about everything else you can imagine.
Find them at the Ipic Centre Aurora, and visit their Facebook page for further details at: https://web.facebook.com/ipicplay/
Hikes and Mountain biking at Meerendal Wine Estate, Majik Forest, Sonstraal Dam and Tygerberg Nature Reserve present a great way to get your kids active and outdoors. Except for Tygerberg Nature Reserve, there are no entry fees for these experiences.
All the wine farms in Durbanville are child-friendly in one way or the other. There are a few restaurants in Durbanville which are child-friendly too.
The Rusty Oak Bistro at Ruslemere (on Langeberg Road), has a trampoline and jungle gym out back. Visit: https://web.facebook.com/rustyoakbistro/
Chocolat Bistro, on Oxford has a cute play area outside with a castle for the teeny ones. Enjoy a drink or cuppa in the garden, sitting under their huge oak tree, whilst keeping an eye on your kids.
Bossa Durbanville has an indoor play area.
Peppa Jacks (just below Signal Gun) has an enclosed outdoor play area.
For other activities just outside Durbanville, Visit https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/durbanville
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