7 Birthday Party Ideas for Children in Cape Town
Updated: Mar 17
Now, who does not enjoy a Birthday party? Are you looking for a different and unique venue for your child’s Birthday party? I have a list of 7 great venues, activities, and ideas.
We are so lucky to live in the beautiful city of Cape Town. There is so much to do and see, why not explore it with your friends?
Take the stress out of catering for a large crowd, making decorations, and the dreaded clean-up afterward – move the party to another venue. Very few of us have large homes anymore, where you can fit 50 people into your garden and have a garden party.
With a party that is held at another venue, it helps to keep the guest list small.
Em is now 5 years old. Emily and her friends are incredibly busy. They want to learn new skills and be busy. Memories are more important than gifts. So, I have put a list together of some fun ideas.
Here is my list of 7 fun and exciting adventurous party ideas for children.
1. Get your Surf on and hit the beach with Gary’s Surf school.
Gary’s Surf School in Muizenberg is a Cape Town institution. It is South Africa’s original surf school, founded in 1989.
Gary’s is based at Muizenberg beach but they have a mobile unit, so you can learn to surf anywhere in Cape Town (as long as there are waves)
A Surf party is a wonderful idea for active children and teens. Learn to surf or hone your surf skills, while enjoying the sun and surf.
Price: From R 350.00 per person (Includes board and wetsuit hire)
The instructor teaches you the basics of surfing, how to paddle, get up on the board, and then hit the waves.
Book your Surf lesson here: https://garysurf.com/muizenberg-surf-school/
2. Horse and Pony Rides
Saddle up for the main event with pony rides or a horse trail (for the older kids and teens)
I was horse obsessed when I was a child and tween. Why not spend a day at a stable and learn about horses and how to ride a horse. Get the children to learn to brush, feed and take care of the horses.
Find a stable close to you.
3. Bike park/ pump track
Get the blood pumping and some exercise with a Mountain Bike Party at BIOSport.
BIOSport is situated on the Bloemendal wine estate in the Durbanville Hills area., it’s the perfect venue for children and teens.
Bloemendal has great mountain biking trails and a kiddie's pump track for those still on push/ balance bikes. It’s a wonderful ay out for the family and for the children.
Day Permits: Each rider will have to purchase a day permit. Kids -R40 and adults – R60. This gives you access to the mountain biking paths on the farm and neighboring farms.
There is a coffee shop on site that sells snacks and some drinks. No outside food and drinks are allowed on the premises.
You can book a table for the party. They do offer some catering options.
Find out more here: https://www.biosport.co.za/services/kiddies-parties
4. Experience the wonderful world of Wonderdal
Wonderdal is situated on the Hazendal wine estate near Stellenbosch. It is an edutainment center catering to ages 5-13 years.
It is jam packed full of exciting activities that help grow little minds and strengthen bodies.
Climbing walls, Obstacle courses, reading nooks, puzzles and Tinker Workshop. The children will be kept busy for hours in a safe environment.
Their professional events staff take care of everything from catering to clean-up, leaving parents to relax and enjoy the special day of birthday celebrations.
Enquire here: https://www.wonderdal.co.za/
5. Swing in the trees with Acrobranch
For the Daredevil or Tarzan wannabee, Acrobranch is the perfect option for a Birthday Party.
Acrobranch is the perfect party for the adventurous at heart. Enjoy an exhilarating experience while in the great outdoors. Each Acrobranch has various difficulty levels and caters to young and older and more experienced climbers.
Slide, balance, jump, crawl, dash, swing, or stroll – our courses will test your physical ability, brainpower, and balancing skills.
Depending on the age and height of the children, you can choose a specific course which suits you best. If the children are of varied ages, we encourage you to choose different courses for different age groups. Let your children go ape under the watchful eyes of the guides as they trapeze, swing, climb, and zip-line their way through the course. Encouraging your children to spend their time outdoors can be an essential element in your child’s development, so why not give them the opportunity to explore and enjoy this unique activity.
Find out more here: https://acrobranch.co.za/
6. Up , up and away with a Climbing Party at City Rock.
CityRock is an indoor Rock climbing center. Rock climbing is a wonderful exercise for the body and mind. Rock climbing involves physical strength but also problems solving skills.
Our climbing facilities include a large bouldering area (bouldering is climbing 3-4m high without a rope) and high walls for roped climbing. We cater to many different audiences – from first-time kids to experienced outdoor climbers, and everyone in between. CityROCK is more than just a climbing gym, it is where like-minded people meet and share their passion for climbing.
CityRock offers Birthday parties.
2 hours of fun and games for children from the age of 5 years old.
The experienced staff will ensure the children are supervised and entertained.
Activities include blindfolded ladder climbing, team races on the automatic belay wall, top-rope climbing, and bouldering in a fun, high-energy atmosphere!
All equipment and supervision is included in the price of R280.00 per child.
Find out more here: https://cityrock.co.za/capetown/birthday-parties/
7. My Pretty Pamper Party.
Not every child is adventurous, some are Princesses and prefer to be pampered.
Hand over the party planning, set up, and entertainment to the capable ladies at My Pretty Pamper Party. From a Pamper party to a glam sleep-over party, My Pretty Pamper party has a party set up to fit your needs and budget. They can organize craft activities and tepees if needed.
It’s a wonderfully fun, frivolous, extremely girly party option. What is even better is they do all the setup and clean up!
Contact my Pretty Pamper Party for packages and more information. https://myprettypamperparty.co.za/
Whatever your party style, there are tons of fun options available.
Parties are supposed to be fun and not stressful. Time to part on!