Kids sporting activities in Cape Town

Parents love seeing their kids active.
Parents love seeing their kids active.

Parents love seeing their kids active. Not only is it part of keeping your kids healthy, but it also sometimes gives parents time off.

Cape Town, with its vast number of fun locations and outdoor activities, is a parent’s dream. Many have already seen the benefits of the varied locations and sporting opportunities for their kids.

Cape Town, with its vast number of fun locations and outdoor activities, is a parent’s dream. Many have already seen the benefits of the varied locations and sporting opportunities for their kids.

For example, last month, local young sailors prepared for a gruelling sail race. As SuperSport reports:
“A total of 30 young sailors will take to the water for the gruelling, non-stop MAC 24 challenge at Milnerton Aquatic Club … in a bid to sail as many laps as possible in the allotted 24 hours.
“Three teams of 10 kids, ranging in age from seven to 14 will sail unassisted, working in shifts to make it through the night.”

No doubt their parents are incredibly proud of this. But there are all sorts of activities, which don’t necessarily involve signing up for sailing courses in Cape Town.

Water and theme parks
Staying with water and outside activities, consider Waterworld Strand, which is a water park & putt-putt range. It’s about a 40 minute drive from Cape Town central, right by one of the best beaches in False Bay. There are five slides of differing sizes, a large dry play area and an adjoining putt-putt course.

They also serve simple meals and drinks. They also cater to birthday parties, making it an ideal venue for summer birthdays.

A more popular and somewhat drier alternative is Ratanga Junction. Though it isn’t open as often or as regularly, it does provide an incredible time for the whole family. There are rides and areas for specific age groups and a host of activities everyone can enjoy. From the famous Cobra to many kid’s rides, Ratanga is a perfect destination for a whole day’s activity.

Go karting and sliding

Many kids love cars and can’t wait to drive one. That’s why Go Karts are great for parents, since they’re small vehicles, able to be used by kids, in a safe environment. A popular course is in Kenilworth, where allow kids under 16 to participate. Make sure to book in advance, since this is a very popular activity and being indoors makes it ideal for all types of weather.

Another fun activity is Cool Runnings Cape Town, the Toboggan fun park in Tygervalley. It’s the only such place in the whole continent, emulating the thrill of using a sled down a snowy mountain side. Kids between three and seven are allowed on, as long as they’re accompanied by an older person.

These are just some activities you can do with your kids in and around Cape Town.

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