Venues in Cape Town and Southern Suburb Plus Parent-Friendly Party Venues
Your child’s birthday is coming up and you want to throw him/her an epic birthday party to celebrate your child’s special day. It can be really hard to choose the right venue, the venue that offers what you and your kid want in a birthday party. You have to consider the décor, catering, entertainment and most importantly the budget of the entire party plus venue. To make things easier for parents, the list below contains the best venues in Cape Town and Southern Suburb and it also has a list the venues that take the entire stress off the parents and onto themselves.
Children’s Party Venues in North Suburb
- GrandWest Ice Station
Website: GrandWest Ice Station
Telephone: 021 535 2260
Address: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Acacia Park, Cape Town
GrandWest Casino has the only ice rink in the entire West Cape and they offer birthday parties packages for kids. For the party, the children will have fun and entertainment and they will be guided by the Ice Station’s skilled skaters. Parents aren’t allowed to bring food so they will provide an Ice-cream Cake for the Birthday.
- Style for Life
Website: Style for Life
Telephone: 082 801 3234
Address: 11 Sauvignon blanc, Oude westhof, 7530 Bellville
Style for Life is a fun and unique girls’ party venue and it offers birthday party packages for girls from preschool age to teenagers. You can have a party (2-hour long) for your little girl or teen at their studio and this package includes dancing, nail (both hands and feet) polish, make-up, facial, hair spraying and lip gloss and the table is set with chips, juices and children champagne. They also offer themed parties like Spa Party, Indoor Slumber Teetee Party and Dance Party.
- Opikopi Kids Party Venue
Website: Opikopi Kids Party Venue
Telephone: 021 976 6788
Address: On Sondagsfontein, a farm that is 8.5 km outside of Durbanville on the M58 road, Cape Town
Opikopi Kids Party Venue is a venue which gives kids space to run in the open space and play in the outdoors. They offer some party packages like the Standard Sweet Option in which they will give a brown bag filled with a ready-to-drink Oros and Nicknacks. At the Farm, they have an obstacle course which has a soup box car and your kids will learn how to use a slingshot, etc.
- Rivendale Kids Parties
Website: Riverdale Farm Party Venue
Telephone: 083 467 0595
Address: Riverdale Farm, Tinkerberg Road, Paarl Farms, Cape Town
Riverdale parties are held on a working farm and a Riverdale Party Place Package includes party packs which have snacks like sweets and chips and balloons and chairs, etc. It also offers playground for the children, face painting for an hour and the kids can meet the farm animal – goats, rabbits, horses, etc. They also offer pony rides for kids. The parents can relax and have braai with their friends while the children play.
- Funky Frogs
Website: Funky Frogs
Telephone: 071 441 1081
Address: 0B Mispel St, Tygervalley Centre, Cape Town
Funky Frogs is an indoor venue for children and it offers opportunities to entertain children. For the children, they have a jumping castle, slides, doll house, scooter track, etc. You can leave your little ones to their trained child minders and catch up on some me-time or get some shopping done. They also offer birthday parties for kids and they will decorate the venue in the theme of your choice.
Overberg Party Venues for Kids
- Pirate Golf and Splash Pad
Website: Pirate Gold
Telephone: 087 357 0637
Address: R43 Bot River Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus
Pirate Golf offers children some adventure entertainment with golfing and the golf court is an adventure in itself and it has 18 holes in total. Apart from the golf, Benguela Cove is riddled with true pirates and obstacles like streams, ship, a big skull and a raft. The place is beautifully themed into a world of pirates. They also offer birthday party packages for kids and the kids will love the pirates.
Party Venues Cape Town, Southern Suburbs and City Bowl
- PlayStation Adventure Park and Cafe
Website: PlayStation Adventure Park and Cafe
Telephone: 083 279 4453
Address: 333 Main Rd, Tokai, Cape Town
For children from 2 to 12, this indoor play and party venue is a good place to visit if you’re looking for a birthday venue for your child and kids under 2 years get a free entrance. They have a play area and the restaurant and the coffee shop has a clear view of the play area so you can leave your kids to the child minders a.k.a Marshals and relax.
- Two Oceans Aquarium
Website: Two Oceans Aquarium
Telephone: 021 418 3823
Address: Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
For an outing with family or friends on your child’s birthday, you can visit the Twi Oceans Aquarium and take advantage of their free entry to the Aquarium on your birthday. Moreover, if you come with a group of about 10 people on your birthday, everyone will get a 10% discount on the cost of the tickets.
The children will love the world ‘under the sea’ shown at the Aquarium and have fun viewing the variety of sea animals there. The Aquarium offers activities such as “Look Closer, feel Closer”, “Have a Dolphin Experience” and “Catch a feeding Show”. Your kids can play in the I&J Children’s Play Centre or everyone can grab some food and come back to the Aquarium to complete your visit.
- Scootours Adventure and Kids Party Venue
Telephone: 082 776 0557
Address: 209 Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town
For a thrilling and adventurous outing with your kids and their guests, you can book a party at Scootours which operates in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Your kids will be allowed to ride on the scooters and for the party, you can bring snacks and food on your end. The scooters that Scootours provide work through pedaling and gravity so they don’t have an engine which makes them safe and harmless for the environment. For a birthday party, they charge R400 per person for kids above 10 and R 150 for kids between 4 and 9 who ride with a parent or guardian.
- Make It Magical
Website: Make It Magical
Telephone: 082 351 1359
Address: 68 Auckland St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town
Make it Magical is a mobile party service in Cape Town that offer you a DIY Fairy House Workshop at the venue of your choice. Your birthday kid and his/her friends will have fun with building small houses for fairies and they offer a Make it Magical kit.
- Race World Indoor Play Venue
Website: The Race World
Telephone: 082 634 4150
Address: Shop 22, Tableview shopping centre, Cnr Blaauwberg Road and Otto du Plessis, Table View
The Race World is an indoor play and party venue that provides an opportunity for your kids to have fun with slot racing and the venue can be booked for a birthday party no matter the weather since its indoors. They offer birthday parties for children with fun activities but no food is allowed in the venue. The kids will be divided into two groups, one group will be driving the car while the other group will help with marshaling – placing errant cars back onto the track.
- Playdate Superpark
Website: Playdate Superpark
Telephone: 061 091 8244
Address: The Watershed, Jubilee Hall, 17 Dock Road. V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Playdate Superpark has something fun for everyone, be it kids or old folks looking for a good time. This indoor playground has a zip line, a little city with climbing equipment, large LEGO blocks and towers, a 3D maze and a half pipe to test your speed and agility. Playdate also offers birthday parties – themed or custom – complete with food and unlimited fun.
- Ambiance Lifestyle Venue
Website: Ambiance Lifestyle Venue
Telephone: 082 053 2827
Address: ERF501 High Road, Wetton, Cape Town
Ambiance provides a kids’ wonderland where kids can run, play, jump and slide to their hearts content. They provide the venue and fun activities for kids while the catering and décor is up to you so you can budget it on your end. The charge of the venue is per hour and a typical party is for 3 hours so you can bring as many people as you want.
- Active Sandboarding Parties
Telephone: 084 665 1314 I 082 4592422 (Downhill Adventure)
Address: Klein Dassenberg Rd, Atlantis, Cape Town I Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town (Downhill Adventure)
Sandboarding Parties are an interesting choice if you’re looking for something different bur exciting. In Cape Town, Sandboarding Cape Town and Downhill Adventure offers sandboarding kids parties that your kids will love. Sandboarding Cape Town offer parties for kids under 15 and the guides teach the children on how to stand or sit on the sandboards and the venue are the Atlantis Sand Dunes.
On the other hand, Downhill Adventure takes its clients to the West Coast and they will teach how to sandboard and tell some safety tips. Then, they will take you to the sand dunes and let the kids loose for some sandboarding but their guides will be at hand to help the kids. The fun lasts for 2 hours and it’s for children above 8.
- Cape Town Science Centre
Website: Cape Town Science Centre
Telephone: 021 300 3200
Address: 370B Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town Science Centre offers fantastic birthday parties at their Partycle and the party guests will have the party room to themselves for 2 hours. However, they can explore and wander around the Centre for the whole day since their tickets will be valid till the day ends.
- Scratch Patch and Cave Golf
Website: Scratch Patch and Cave Golf
Telephone: 021 419 9429
Address: 1 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
At the Cave Golf, kids will have fun at the 18-hole mini-golf court layout that is small, fun and compact or they can get wild while scratching on the scratch track to find their gemstone. The venue is indoors so children can have their fun irrespective of the weather.
- Family Games
Website: Family Games
Telephone: 0827608814 I 0791555498
Address: Lawson Road, Crawford, Cape Town
Family Games is a rental party service who provide games for parties for a party of any size or budget. On your child’s birthday, you can hire the equipment and it will be delivered and the company will set up the equipment so you won’t have to worry about that.
The games they offer are gigantic in size like the giant Jenga, giant snakes and ladder, giant checkers (chess), giant parachute, giant ludo. Other birthday games they offer are air hockey, jumping castle, high striker, inflatable archery tunnel and inflatable shooting tunnel, mobile Putt-Putt (golf), push carts, slip & slide, giant twister, big feet racers, egg & spoon race and 3 legged races.
These games are fun yet educational and your kids will love them. After the fun is over, the company will collect all the equipment so you’ll be free from clean-up duty.
- Clay Cafe, Hout Bay
Website: The Clay Café
Telephone: 076 810 5120 I 062 455 6578
Address: Clay Cafe, Erf 4080, 177 Main Road. Opposite Bokkemanskloof Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town
For a fun outing filled with pottery painting and delicious food, the Clay Café is a family-owned ceramic business and they serve high quality food. You and your kids will have fun in letting out your creativity by painting. Clay Café also offers party packages but the parties can only be held on weekends and would last 3 hours only. This is a great party entertainment for kids and their guardians.
- Bounce World
Website: Bounce World
Telephone: 021 552 3165
Address: 15 Montague Drive, Montague Gardens, Cape Town
Bounce World has a biggest inflatable play area in Cape Town and your kids will love all the bouncing and jumping they’ll be able to do there. Charge of Walk in for Bounce World is R 100 per child or you can book a birthday party. They will provide a room for 2 hours plus tables and chairs and you can bring the food except alcohol.
Telephone: 086 999 0369
Address: 1 Hout Bay Main Road, Constantia Nek
Acrobranch has 5 branches in South Africa and one of them is in Cape Town. Birthday parties can be hard to plan since you want to make the day really special for your kids and Acrobranch can help provide some fun-filled excitement for the little ones. Acrobranch offers its services in various locations in the country in the form of outdoor activity parks and each offers its own distinct party facilities and catering.
If your child loves the outdoors, then he/she will love having an Acrobranch Birthday Party where aside from the party, the kids can participate in activities that will test their physical skills, balance and intelligence like the 1.4m Swinging Tarzan, the Monkey Moves Course and the Acro-twigs adventure.
- Split Second Science Kids Parties & Entertainment
Website: Spilt Second Science
Telephone: 076 732 7155
Address: Mobile Service in Cape Town
Spilt Second Science offers science filled birthday parties and you can choose any one of the packages they offer. One package is the Science Show, a 60-minute show in which the kids will see experiments like pH change and making fire using water, etc. In the DIY Science Party, the children will be given a kit with 3 experiment and they will be helped to set them up while in the Pamper Party contains a kit with 3 cosmetic experiment and it’s a good party package for girls.
- Cricket School of Excellence
Website: The Cricket School of Excellence
Telephone: 082 491 7506
Address: Brookside Office Park, Lansdowne Building, 11 Imam Haron Rd, Claremont, Cape Town
The Cricket School of Excellence that is powered by Ryan Maron is a good venue for kids zealous about cricket, especially young boys. You can have a cricket themed birthday party for your cricket crazed child to make his/her birthday special.
Telephone: 021 914 3719
Address: Shop 568 Tygervalley Centre Cnr Willie Van Schoor &, Bill Bezuidenhout Ave, Bellville Park, Cape Town
Build-A-Bear Workshop has branches all over the country and in Cape Town, it has one at Tygervalley Centre where you can book a birthday party for your child. In the party, every guest will make their very own stuffed toy/animal. They offer party packages like Party Packages for Every Budget and Celebrate Any Occasion, etc. They also sell stuffed animals and some stuffed toys are made to impersonate Disney characters the Lion King.
- The Play Shed
Website: The Play Shed
Telephone: 021 801 0141
Address: Oude Molen Eco Village, Just past Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Alexandra Rd, Pinelands, Cape Town
The Play Shed offers a Basic Party, Playshed Party, Holistic Party and a Baby Party and you can have the venue decorated in the theme of your choice with their ‘add a theme’. Play Shed is a fun and entertaining venue and it has punch bags, a ball beam, a ball pond, a jungle gym, climbing nets and a crafts area. It has a zone for 3 years old kids too.
- Jolly Roger Pirate Ship
Website: Jolly Roger Pirate Ship
Telephone: 021 421 0909
Address: Yacoob Yachts, Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, 8001 Cape Town
Considered as the only authentic pirate ship in South Africa, the Jolley Roger invites all for a trip on its esteemed deck and it sail every day from Cape Town, its home base. The Jolley Roger Pirate Ship offers scheduled tours for folks on the water and you can book a birthday party for your child on the boat or any other special event. It provides adventure and thrill to both the young and old.
- Kids Pilot Parties
Telephone: 084 446 0995
Address: 2 Douglas road, Matroosfontein
Kids Pilot Parties are really sweet since they are held at the club and give the little ones some know-how about pilots. They offer plane themed decorations for the party along with party boxes (made up with fun activities and games and drinks and treats). For the children’s entertainment, the club has a jumping castle and a play area.
Children will be given a chance to hear an aeroplane as it takes off and see them when it lands. It will be an enterprising experience for kids and boy especially love kids pilot parties. You can also have photographs taken there to preserve the memory of your child’s epic birthday party. The club guarantees a friendly and safe environment at the club for your child’s entertainment.
Cape Winelands Party Venues for Children
- Graceland Venue
Website: Graceland Venues
Telephone: 072 264 4009
Address: Lustigan Rd, Paar
To make your child’s birthday memorable, you can book a birthday party for your child at Graceland and you can choose from its party packages. For the kids, this play park has farm animals that kids can see and interact with, a play area, a big waterslide and a jungle gym.
Telephone: 086 999 0369
Address: Klein Joostenberg, R304, Muldersvlei, Stellenbosch
Acrobranch offers kids the chance to embrace the Tarzan inside of them and join in on some tree-top swinging with the AcroTwigs Yellow course and the newly added Red course. You can catch a meal at the Stellies Taproom which has terrific craft beers.
- Adventure Park Wiesenhof
Website: Wisenhof Adventure Park
Telephone: 065 820 2737
Address: Adventure park on the R44 Road Stellenbosch
Wiesenhof Adventure Park is a recently built park where kids can play and it has a number of activities and facilities for children like the pool, kidzplay, slides, bikes/scooters pump track, climbing wall and multi trampolines. Purchase the All-Access Ticket to have access to everything mentioned above and more.
Birthday Party Services That Take the Load Off Mom and Dad
- The Shred Skate Park
Website: The Indoor Stake Park
Telephone: 021 510 2918
Address: 68 Auckland Street, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town
Want an adventure-filled birthday party for kids where the parents can relax as a bonus? The Indoor Stake Park offers your kids to stake with roller stakes or push bikes. They offer three to four party packages that you can choose from like the Cheap Stake, which has two options, non-exclusive use of the stake park or exclusive use. They will provide catering in the form of toasted sandwich or you can select from their birthday pizza options. Packages usually offer cake, balloons, instructors, coffee vouchers for parents/guardians or a professionally edited video. You can leave the kids to capable instructors while you wait in the coffee shop, away from all the noise and action.
- A Gun Run
Website: Scouts Smart Ideas
Telephone: 063 434 4239
For a gun battle entertainment for your child’s birthday, Scouts Smart Ideas are the company to call. They will provide toy gun loaded with foam darts. The children will have fun shooting the darts at their friends and running around to avoid being shot. They offer other games like Capture the Flag, Sniper Shootout, King of the Hill and Elimination. You can hire their 1 Hour Battle, 2 Hour Battle or Week Day Battle that lasts for 45 minutes.
They will set up the entire game in the venue of your choice, be it your home or a garden/open space nearby. When hired, the Scouts crew will not only set up everything but also clean it up after the kids have played and the party is over so the parents don’t have to worry about a thing. While the kids are playing, the crew will also guide them and act as child minders.
- Laser Tag Parties with Battlefield Live SA
Website: Battlefield Live SA
Telephone: 084 364 9979
Address: Altydgedacht Wine Estate Tygervalley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
Battlefield Live SA offers you the chance to bring the venue to the park that is closest to your location so you won’t be inconvenienced and your kids can have a fun outing that involves excitement and exercise.
For the coolest party ever, the Battlefield Live SA, an outdoor laser tag company, offers combat stimulation games that are thrilling and fun. They are suited to provide fun and excitement to children and people of all ages in a safe environment. They offer Call to Duty, Pokémon, Avengers, Star Wars, Minecraft, Apex Legends, Battlefield and Fortnite as themes for children’s birthday parties. The laser tag is safe and doesn’t include paintballs, masks or harmful projectiles. They also have a venue at Freedom Hill located on the slopes of the Wemmershoek Mountain aside from Durbanville.
- Spur Sing Birthday Party
Telephone: 021 715 6720
Address: Glen Alpine Centre, 31 Ladies Mile Rd, 7945 Cape Town
For a fantastic birthday party, give your child a treat by throwing him/her a spur birthday party. A sour party is different from others and very unique. Many spur restaurants around Cape Town like the Spur Steak Ranch offer spur birthday parties. The friendly spur staff at the restaurant you’ll choose will do all the work: preparty set-up and other plans and also the afterparty cleanup.
In a spur party, your birthday kid will be graced with an ice -cream sparkler and the waiters will sing a spur song for the young audience. You can bring cake into the spur restaurant without any additional charge and you can buy a Spur Birthday Combo Meal (if offered in the restaurant you choose). The combo meal comes packed with party décor, a children’s meal, lucky pack and etc.
- Scooter Adventure Parties for Children
Telephone: 082 776 0557
Address: Jonkershoek Rd, Stellenbosch
Scootours is a fun entertainment for kids and they offer their services in Stellenbosch as well. You and your kids will get a tour of through the Middelvlei Wine Farm on a purpose-built Scootour Track. Your kids will be guided downhill on scooters around the picturesque mountain of Cape Town. You’ll have the option to choose from a few routes like the Franschhoek Valley and from Signal Hill that’s close to the town to Jonkershoek. Children above 10 will ride alone and kids from 2 to 9 ride with passengers (parent/guardian). For the party, you just need to bring water and Scootours will take care of cake and other sweets.
- A Baby Splash Pool
Telephone: 72 386 4670
Address: 22 Mondeor Street, 7130 Somerset West
The baby splash pool in the nursery at the Mondeor Restaurant is a worthwhile activity to engage your kids. It’s really easy to arrange a visit. You just need to book a table and the staff will do all the set up for you and they’ll choose a kid-friendly space. The pool itself is only a couple centimeters in depth so toddlers and even babies can easily swim or waddle in it. Moreover, the slides, a play area and jungle gyms are close by and the eatery tables are put around the pool so you can keep an eye on your kids. Both adults and kids will like the food options since it’s a restaurant.
- Bugz Playpark in Kraaifontein in Cape Land
Website: Bugz Playpark in Kraaifontein
Telephone: 021 988 8836
Address: 56 Tarentaal Street, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein, Cape Town
The Bugz Playpark in Kraaofontein has about 25 parties scheduled every weekend and they have 4 outdoor private party and 8 indoor themed party venues at their disposal. They offer at least 30 themes that you can choose form like Barbie Party or Dinosaur Party. You should book a makeover party for your birthday girl in which the girls will get their make-up, hair and nails done. You can also ask for a cooking party that comes with a fondant tasting along with a minikitchen. As parents, you don’t have to do anything other than bring cake since the staff will have everything set up for you from the venue, food to a personal helper.
- Vredenheim Animal Farm Parties
Website: Vredenheim Animal Farm Parties
Telephone: 060 387 5593
Address: Vredenheim Farm, Baden Powell Drive
For and easy birthday party in farm-style, you can book one at the Vrendenheim Animal Farm. They will take care of everything from the food, cake to the set up like chairs and you only need to bring the party décor, crockery and cutlery. Plus, the on-site kiosk will be of help if you need extra sweets. The venue has a lot of seating area along with a bike track, a jumping castle and a sandpit. The farm has cute and friendly farm animals like sheep, calves, pigs and goats, etc. that the children can interact with.
- The Rainbow Puppet Theatre Party
Website: The Rainbow Puppet Theatre Party
Telephone: 021 783 2063
Address: Constantia Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Rd, 7806 Cape Town
Open every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:15am, the Rainbow Puppet Theatre is a good spot to hold birthday party for you child whose above 4 but young enough to love puppets. The theatre can hold up to 60 people and the party can be set up in the garden where the kids can run and play in the fresh air. With a guest list of about 20 people, you can join their shows like the Red Riding Hood or Rumpelstiltskin and other classics. For this, you’ll be charge R25 per person, which makes it reasonable and you can add in some food in your budget.
- The President Hotel Kids Parties
Website: The President Hotel Kids Parties
Telephone: 021 434 8111
Address: 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town
The President Hotel offers birthday parties for children (toddlers to teenagers) so if its within your party budget (the price begins from R200 per child), you can book a party there. They focus on allowing the parents to relax along with the kids so they have child minders in place to take care of the chidden. While the kids savor the healthy but delecious food and drinks and entertainment like teetees, ball pit, jumping castle and infinity pool, you can relax and enjoy the views of the Sea Point and just sit back and relax since the staff will do everything with regard to the party for you.
- Waterworld in Strand
Website: Waterworld in Strand
Telephone: 021 854 4702
Address: Beach Road (opposite #195, Strand, Cape Town
Waterworld in Strand begins at R90 per child and the children then have access to all the facilities at there and their staff and lifeguards are stationed there to protect the children. Your and your guests will have a total of 2 hours all access there and the children can also take advantage of other stuff there like the 5 waterslides, a jungle gym, putt-putt, zip slide, a shaded café and an obstacle course. For the party, you will have a picnic table area all set up and you can have in-house catering with cake or bring your own.
- Helderberg Plaas Party Venue
Website: Helderberg Plaas Party Venue
Telephone: 021 854 4702
Address: Klein Helderbergpad Rd, Raithby, Somerset West, Cape Town
The Helderberg Farm is an excellent venue for birthday parties. The parties there are outdoor with lots of fun farm-style activities like climbing trees or shooting a kettie and they have a playground. They also offer other activities like strawberry picking, biking, hiking, picnic and braai. Moreover, they also offer décor, jumping castle, themes for your party and cakes. Plus, if they can’t have something done in-house, they’ll find a professional who can. You can make the party even more special by asking the management to recommend some professional for décor and entertainment to you.
- Jaxx Swim School Party
Website: Jaxx Swim School Party
Telephone: 082 571 9441
Address: 22 Central Cir, Fish Hoek, Cape Town
Jaxx Swim School has an intimate and gorgeous heated pool that’s perfect for you if you kid loves to swim and his/her birthday is coming along. They also offer birthday parties there and you can book one for your child. You just need to pay for the venue and the entertainment an everything else is sorted out. The pool is indoor and very comfortable and your kids will spend the prescribed 2 hours swimming away and not think about food at all. You can hand them each a piece of cake before sending them off into the pool.