Family holidays are not complete without a go-to list of ideas for child-friendly fun activities to keep the brood busy and the parents sane. Fortunately, Muizenberg and surrounding areas are jam-packed with various activities that will suit a range of ages and budgets for families, and parents can join in on the fun too. We have compiled a quick list of ideas, that includes visits to waterslides, ocean education centres, bike parks, picnics, wildlife sanctuaries, and more.
The Muizenberg Water Slides
Tired of sand and salt creeping into every crevice known to man, woman, and child? Cool off at The Muizenberg Water Slides and have fun in the sun with a thrilling and exciting experience for both children and adults. Pack a snack basket, sunblock, hats, and towels, and head on over to the waterslides. There are lifeguards on duty and a small tuckshop for treats.
The Save Our Seas Shark Centre
Interested in learning about the Great White Shark, the Apex predator of the ocean? Take a drive to Kalk Bay and visit this educational centre. Entrance if free and there is something to learn for everyone. Kids are bound to be enthralled by the touch pools, pristine aquariums, interactive displays, microscope benches, and much more.
The Uitsig Bike Park
Not everyone goes on holiday with kids’ bikes in tow! Conveniently, you can hire bikes for all ages at the Uitsig Bike park, from balance bikes for young ages to adult bikes for parents. For those not biking or watching, there is a lovely restaurant with a Mediterranean-style menu and top-class wine list with shady seating areas outside to enjoy a meal while the rest of the family enjoys the bike park features suited to all ages and skill levels.
The Noordhoek Common is the perfect spot for a family picnic with ancient shady oaks telling stories of times gone by and country living. Lush grass spreads out for acres and mountains frame the setting while horses graze lazily nearby. Secret fairy gardens waiting to reward curious explorers, gift joy and wonder upon discovery. Pack your picnic and a blanket, and that is all you need to enjoy the simple pleasure of children climbing trees, traipsing around in imagination land and parents soaking up the goodness.
World of Birds in Hout Bay
The World of Birds – Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park in Hout Bay is home to 400 species of bird. Get lost in a tropical garden while you explore the wildlife sanctuary. The monkey park is a special treat, as the curious monkeys like to get up close and personal and are just as interested in the visitors as the visitors are in them. The monkeys are attractive, agile, and highly inquisitive and live in a large enclosure that allows visitors close contact with them. If your children love animals, then take them to visit the World of Birds in Hout Bay.
For more information such as location maps, costs, contact details and website listings for the child-friendly fun activities listed in this article and even more activities, read the MUI STAYS list of Child-friendly Things To Do Near Muizenberg