Free Attractions for Children in Cape Town

Cape Town is a fantastic, all age’s destination and if your travel buddies are just two bricks high then we’ve rounded up the best FREE attractions for tots in Cape Town. We promise your kids will love them just as much as you. 

Discover squirrels in the Company Gardens 

Kids love running around in parks, so spending an afternoon in Cape Town’s old Company’s Garden Park (established in the 1650s) observing/chasing after the super-cute squirrels can be a great idea! The garden, with its majestic oak trees and green grass lanes, is an inviting place for a relaxing family picnic. 

Enjoy the playground on Sea Point promenade

What better place to enjoy the sun and sea breeze than Sea Point Promenade. Take a stroll along Cape Town’s iconic sea front. Besides the calm and beautiful scenery that you will admire, your kids will have a blast going on the swings or trying to imitate the grown-ups in the outdoor gym. 

Have a picnic in Newlands Forest

The beautiful area of Newlands Forest, part of the Table Mountain National Park, is a popular spot for joggers and walkers. Newlands is a true oasis with its endangered vegetation and silver trees, creating the perfect setting for a picnic in the fresh air together with your little ones. 

Relax to the sound of a free concert at De Waal Park

Music is extremely appealing to kids. They love listening to it while trying some dance moves, so taking your kids to a free concert at De Waal Park could be a smart and fun idea! 
Check the concert schedule and go listen to one of South Africa’s most popular musicians, in a friendly atmosphere. Check this page for more info:

Feed the ducks at Green Point Eco Park

One of Cape Town’s freshest outdoor enclaves, your kids will enjoy a carefree bike ride in this park, feeding the ducks and learning from the educational boards teaching you about the areas ecology. Replenish your picnic basket at nearby Giovanni’s and don’t forget the sunblock. 

Tots visit Table Mountain & Two Oceans Aquarium for free

Alongside the Amazon and the Iguazu Falls, Table Mountain is one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature and one of the most important landmarks in Cape Town and Africa. Take your kids on a memorable Cableway trip (children under 4 years go for free) and share some magic moments watching the panoramic view! For more information on Table Mountain, visit the official website: 
For ages 18 and up: Table Mountain Cableway offers a free return trip on your birthday on presentation of a valid South African ID. 
Home to more than 3000 living marine species, the Two Oceans Aquarium is an absolute ‘must’ in Cape Town and children under 4 go free! Your kids will have an amazing time watching the cute Rockhopper and African penguins being fed (each Sunday you can enjoy shark feeding demonstrations as well), or visiting the Touch Pool (for an up close and personal anemones encounter). Later, while you relax in the Shoreline Café, your little ones can play in the dedicated children’s play centre, where trained child-minders keep a watchful eye. For more info, visit
Cape Town is a fantastic destination for the whole family. Get there for cheaper with CPT flights from Travelstart South Africa.

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