Easter weekend in Cape Town

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Easter weekend in Cape Town: Fun activities for families

There’s one common theme running through the Easter weekend in Cape Town this year – and that’s family.

Easter weekend in Cape Town

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Spending the long Easter weekend in Cape Town? With Good Friday on 2 April and Easter Sunday (aka Family Day) on 4 April rolling over to Monday, families will get to spend even more time together in the Mother City.

If you’re looking for things to do with the kiddies, we’ve lined up a few Easter activities in and around the city.

Off to the circus

Keen to stick to activities out in the fresh air? Snap up a few tickets to the Outdoor Easter Circus Show. The line-up for the Easter weekend in Cape Town includes flying acrobats, aerial silk artists and a troupe of clowns. The Easter bunny will also make a special appearance for the little ones. Families can bring their own picnic blankets and purchase light meals at the food truck based at the Milnerton Riding Club. 

Date: 2 April to 5 April
Price: Single and group tickets range between R160 – R700. You can purchase your tickets online via Quicket.

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How about heading to the circus this Easter? Image: Pixabay

A special open-air screening

The Galileo Open-Air Cinema Drive-in is hosting a special screening of Peter Rabbit at Cape Town High School, located in Gardens. Stock up on snacks and supplies and transform your car into a theatre for the whole brood. There’s a new film scheduled every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you don’t happen to get there on Easter Sunday.  

Date: 4 April
Price: R250 – R450, depending on how many people in your car. You can book your tickets online.

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How about parking at an open-air cinema for the Easter weekend? Image: Wikimedia Commons

Easter egg hunt at the V&A

During the long Easter weekend in Cape Town this year, the V&A Waterfront is hosting not one but two egg hunts. There will be a physical event at Maker’s Landing, but if you’re not comfortable with the potential crowds, you and your little rabbits can hop online to join the free Great Eggscape on the official V&A website.

Date: 26 March – 9 April Price: The virtual Easter egg hunt is free but the physical one at Maker’s Landing will cost R100. Tickets can be purchased via Quicket.

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Get the little ones ready to hunt for Easter eggs at the V&A. Image via Adobe Stock

Let Fido in on the Easter action

If your dogs are your kids, there’s no reason they can’t join in on the Easter fun. The Grace Animal Sanctuary at Le Bonheur Farm is running a 4km stroll on the property for those who want to include their fur babies. If you don’t have your own pooch, you and your kids can ‘borrow’ one to walk from the sanctuary. Whilst not quite in Cape Town, the drive out there will be well worth it.

Date: 10 April Price: R50 per dog and R20 per handler.

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Bring your furbabies along for the ride this Easter. Image: freestocks.org from Pexels

Easter egg hunt at Bloemendal

If you’re in the mood to head out of the city and have a hassle-free Easter, make a beeline for Bon Amis Restaurant at Bloemendal Wine Estate. It also features an outdoor kiddies area for the kids to play and plenty of space to stretch out their little legs. The hunt begins at 2pm on Sunday, 4 April, but it’s important to book a table to avoid disappointment. The estate is situated in the Durbanville Valley, just a 30-minute drive from Cape Town.

Date: 4 April Price: Activity included with your meal.

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Keep an eye out for the Easter bunny at Bloemendal. Image: Envato

The great thing about spending the Easter weekend in Cape Town is that there are so many spots to escape the crowds. Instead of having lunch inside a restaurant, make a plan to embark on a picnic, especially if the weather’s good. Wiggle your toes on the beach at Muizenberg, or walk amongst the greenery at Kirstenbosch, there are plenty of options for all families this year.