For the past few months we haven’t been able to host the usual kiddies birthday parties at home – and for the foreseeable future it would be wise to host these outdoors. Fortunately, Cape Town is blessed with an array of incredible outdoor party venues… After all, this city takes special occasions and celebrating life very seriously!
So once you have ordered the themed birthday cake, painstakingly planned invitations and tracked down an Avenger (or Elsa)… it’s time to plan where to host your child’s special outdoor birthday party?
With so many unique outdoor party venues in Cape Town and surrounds to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
So say goodbye to garden parties held in cramped yards and endless, post-party cleanup. Because here are ten of the best outdoor party venues in Cape Town for kids…
Best outdoor party venues in Cape Town for kids
1) Farm-style Party Fun at Anna Beulah
Situated in the heart of the Northern Suburbs lies the charming farm of Anna Beulah.
This Durbanville farm is one of the most family-friendly places around, making it ideal for kiddies’ parties.
Book the Club House and celebrate your child’s special day at this do-it-yourself venue.
The self-catering party package offers much, including: a private play area; 6-hole putt putt course; an on-site manager and more.
You can also purchase fun add-ons, like animal feeding, arts and crafts and ceramic painting to name a few.
Anna Beulah Farm
Opening hours: 08:00 – 16:00, Sunday to Friday.
Venue party times and fees:
Time slots for weekdays: 09:00 – 12:00 and 12:30 – 14:30.
Venue hire fee (weekdays): R900 (maximum of 30 kids)
Time slots for weekends: 09:00 – 12:00.
Venue hire fee (weekends): R1 500 (maximum of 30 kids)
Add-on activity fees: Please see here for a breakdown of the additional party add-ons.
Tel: +27 (0) 82 296 9601
2) Interactive Parties at Bugz Playpark
One of the best child-friendly places near Cape Town certainly has to be the time-honoured Bugz Playpark.
Best of all, this interactive playpark is designed around the joy of play and offers an incredible range of themed parties – everything from Dora to Cars to Lego and Barbie and anything in between!
They offer both indoor and outdoor party facilities, with plenty of different party themes for boys and girls to enjoy.
Opening times: 10:00-16:00 (weekends and public, school holidays; weather permitting)
Venue party times and fees: R1000 deposit to secure the party.
Weekends/public holidays and school holiday slots:
10:00 – 12:00; 14:00 – 16:00 (minimum of 6 kids)
Party theme and fees: Please see here for a list of party themes and fees.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 998 8836
3) Have a Blast with Scootours
Scootours makes for a thrilling outdoor adventure any time of year… But for your young adventurers, they also offer the ideal outdoor party experience.
They host great parties for kids and have three Western Cape branches in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
All you need to do is book your party and enjoy an incredible 1.5-2 hours’ worth of scooter fun, as you wheel down the lower slopes of Table Mountain and Signal Hill, before enjoying the remainder of the party.
Party details and facilities: Please see here for more information on Cape Town-based parties.
Drivers (10 years and up): R 400 (per person).
Passengers (aged 4-9 years must double up with an adult): R 150 (per person).
Tel: +27 (0) 82 776 0557
4) All Aboard the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship
Another old faithful for children is the popular Jolly Roger Pirate Ship.
Based at the V&A Waterfront, this fun pirate ship is cool enough to even tempt adults.
It is the only authentic pirate ship in South Africa and sails daily in Cape Town – but did you know they can also host excellent kids’ parties?
Book a Robinson Crusoe, Captain Hook or private party and let them enjoy face painting, treasure hunts and more, as you make your child’s daring pirate dreams come true… If only for a day!
Jolly Roger Pirate Ship
Party packages and pricing: Minimum 10 kids, maximum 20.
Robinson Crusoe party (with general public): R190 per child
Captain Hook party (with general public): R200 per child
Private Party: R7 500 for two-hour exclusive venue hire.
For more details on the party offerings and packages, please see here.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 421 0909
5) Climb Among the Branches with Acrobranch
With branches in Constantia, Cape Town and Stellenbosch, Acrobranch offers families the chance to take to the treetops.
Their family-friendly adventures also offer the perfect outdoor party idea.
They have great outdoor facilities for parties and with a number of Acrobranch Kids course options, it makes for a really fun birthday celebration.
Best of all, kids are monitored by guides so you are assured the best in both professional care and safety equipment.
(September – April) 9:00 to 19:00, Wednesday – Sunday and school holidays and public holidays. (Last slot at 17:00, closes at 19:00.),
(May – August) 9:00 to 18:00, Wednesday – Sunday, school holidays and public holidays. (Last slot at 16:00, closes at 18:00.)
Party bookings and activity fees: Fees vary from R150 to R280 depending on the selected course; age restrictions apply.
Please see here for party booking information and other information.
Tel: +27 (0) 86 999 0369
6) Hit Them for a Six with Cricket School of Excellence
Treat your budding cricketers and sports fans to the ultimate birthday party with Cricket School of Excellence.
If your son or daughter has a birthday coming up and they are passionate about cricket, this quality establishment can offer you the perfect cricket-themed birthday party.
They have access to a number of venues, suitable for hosting your sports party and are happy to assist you in finding a great location.
The CSE team is also able to coordinate the entire party, including the invitations, birthday cake(s) and the party table. (Note: The cost of these items is charged separately.)
Cricket School of Excellence
Party fees: Please contact Cricket School of Excellence for more information on parties, possible locations and other information.
1 – 12 kids – 1 coach: R750
13 – 24 kids – 2 coaches: R1 200
24+ kids – 3 coaches: R1 600
7) Celebrate at the Iconic Blue Train Park
The Blue Train Park, located at Mouille Point, is one of the city’s oldest and most loved children’s play facilities.
Operating for some 55 years or more now, this incredible park offers the best in city, mountain and ocean views, great facilities and wonderful kids’ attractions.
These include the ‘Old Lady’ Mini Blue Train, mini skate park and playground offerings, such as see-saws, an astro soccer pitch, an on-site kiosk selling snacks and jungle gyms to name only a few.
They are known and loved for offering safe, great outdoor parties for kids.
With five dedicated party areas, a host of booking slots and some of the best fun on offer – this incredible play park is sure to make for an unforgettable birthday experience!
The Blue Train Park
Party fees: Please see here for more information on parties and fees.
Party booking slots: 09:30 – 11:30; 12:15 – 14:15; 15:00 – 17:00.
Tel: +27 (0) 84 314 9200
8) Country Fun at The Helderberg Plaas
Tucked away near Somerset West, the Helderberg Plaas offers a unique, country-style approach to birthdays.
Here, kids up to 18 can enjoy creating special birthday memories on this beautiful farm.
There are a host of different venues and activities to choose from, including everything from paintball and laser gun to strawberry picking (closed on Sundays) or MTB parties.
With Coach Kyle, you can even enjoy themed parties, ideal for the next Bear Grylls or Survivor contestant.
The Helderberg Plaas
Party and activity fees: Please contact the Helderberg Plaas for different party, activity options and fees.
Venue and entry fees apply.
Party time slots:
Parties for 0-6 years, including baby showers: Morning slot (8:00-12:00 ) or Afternoon slot (2:00 –18:00).
Parties for 7-18 years: 8:00 – 18:00.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 855 4308
9) Make a Splash at Waterworld Strand
One of the most popular attractions around is Waterworld Strand. Here, families can enjoy incredible fun so it is only natural that it is ideal for epic kiddies’ parties too!
Ideally located near the beach and offering a range of incredible pools, slides and much more, Waterworld is sure to make a splash in your child’s life.
So enjoy planning a fun birthday for your water baby to enjoy to the max!
(September – April)
Western Cape school and public holidays: 9:00 – 18:00, Monday – Sunday
Term weekends: 9:00 – 18:00
Term weekdays* (closed on Mondays during school term): 13:00 – 18:00
Party and activity/entry fees: Please see here for party information and entry fees or contact Waterworld directly.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 854 4702
10) Channel Tarzan and Jane at Monkey Town
And finally, if you have a wild child who loves to monkey around, then Monkey Town Primate Centre, near Somerset West, promises to be a dream birthday venue.
Not only can kids learn more about these amazing primates but they can also see over 700 animals in this special wildlife centre.
Book a self-catering party and enjoy making incredible memories while on an educational outing!
Monkey Town Primate Centre
Party and activity fees: For party and activity fees and other information, please contact Monkey Town directly.
Tel: +27 (0) 021 858 1060/80
And if you’re looking for a more affordable – aka free – outdoor party venue why not head down to your local play park, green belt or common! Plan a few traditional games or a nature scavenger hunt and let the kids run riot – that’s all they really want from a party (and a piece of cake, of course!)
Some of our favourite free places to enjoy a party in nature are:
- Kirstenhof Green Belt
- Alphen Green Belt
- Noordhoek Common
- Liesbeeck River, Newlands
- Llundudno Beach
- Muizenberg Beach
- Fish Hoek Beach
- Tokai Forest (Lower plantation)
- Constantia Hills Park
- Southern Cross Drive Park, Constantia
These are just ten of the best outdoor party venues around for kids – which would your child love?