Easter holidays in the Mothercity 2017

April is full of long weekends and school holidays. So the kids are home and coming up with holiday activities are likely stressing you out. But fear not, there’s always something happening in Cape Town. Here’s a list of family friendly events happening this April to keep the kids happy and you sane.

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Easter at the V&A Waterfront
Head over to the The Watershed at the V&A Waterfront to be blown away by artist Kurt Wenner’s jaw-dropping 360 degree 3D illustrations from Tuesday, 4 April to Sunday 23 July between 10am and 7pm.
Cost: Pre-purchase tickets for Incredible Illusions at webtickets.co.za – prices vary.

At the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, Centre Court little ones have the chance to become LEGO Master Builders at one of the largest LEGO collections ever seen. Join the LEGO Play Experience from Tuesday, 11 to Sunday, 16 April from 9am to 7pm.
Cost: Free

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Exhibition is still on at the V & A till the end of April. An opportunity to measure yourself against a wax model of the tallest man who ever lived, study shrunken heads, skulls and rare animal skeletons, be amazed by a nest of real dinosaur eggs and look at art so small, it needs a microscope. The educational displays – more than 170 artifacts and interactive exhibits – cover themes including space, the ocean, human oddities, giants and little people, sport, Asia, Africa, vampires and lizards, all collected by Mr Robert Ripley himself and by the team of Ripley Entertainment Inc in the US.
Venue: Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront, Dock Rd, Cape Town
Time: 9am to 9pm
Cost: R150 – R175

Have you tried a ride on The Cape Wheel yet? The views are unparalleled and it makes a perfect start to a romantic evening or an exciting day out. The duration of the ride is 15 minutes and for ticket prices visit www.capewheel.co.za or call Tel: +27 21 418 2502.

Read more about the Cape wheel here.


The Red City Bus also know as The hop on hop off red bus, will be operating normally except the 15th so you can get in as much sightseeing as you want in the Mothercity.
Cost: From R170
Website: www.citysightseeing.co.za
Tel: 021 511 6000


The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, which is arguably one of the world’s most beautiful sporting events, invites local and international competitors to push their bodies to the limit on Easter Saturday, 15 April 2017 in Cape Town (other subsidiary runs will take place on Good Friday, 14 April 2017). The Marathon runs throughout Cape Town, from Rondebosch over the mountain and back again and many main roads through the Southern Suburbs will be closed. If you’re not running yourself head to a road side on the route and cheer on the runners.


Enjoy the outdoors? Why not explore one of the lesser known parks in the Cape’s Northern Suburbs. Read more about Secret Parks in the Northern Suburbs here.


Scary Sciences at Cape Town Science Centre
The Cape Town Science Centre presents a holiday programme to entertain and educate children. Phobias are “unpacked” and the science behind them are revealed. The programme consists of an assortment of workshops and activities that challenge young scientists to explore, discover and learn about fears and phobias and be throughly “edutained” while doing so. From 04 to 17 April 2017
Cost: R50 | Seniors R25
Tel: 021 300 3200
Website: ctsc.org.za
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Museum Night
On 20 April 2017, explore the museums of central Cape Town in a new light, after dark. All museums offer free admission and are within walkable distance of each other. Museum Night is an initiative of Thursdays Projects in collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa as a founding partner.
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Cost: Free
Website: www.museum-night.co.za

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FanCon Cape Town Comic Con
If you love Sheldon and the crew from The Big Bang Theory, you may also be into the comic culture. Catch this three day comic convention, offering a host of entertainment for all lovers of comics, geek and pop culture. International and local guests, a panel programme of talks and workshops, comic book launches, artist and author signings, artist alley, exhibitors and vendors of a wide range of geek products, various cosplay activities, quizzes with prizes to be won, board games, displays, exhibits and more. Be prepared to don a costume and come fully kitted out as your favourite comic character. Runs from 29 April 2017 to 1 May 2017
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town
Cost: R120 to R240
Website: www.fancon.co.za
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Table Mountain Easter Egg hunt
The Easter Bunny, his magical fairy and The Mad Hatter will host exciting adventures for children at the Upper and Lower Table Mountain Cableway Stations this Easter, with a range of entertaining activities taking place from Friday 14 April to Sunday 17 April, 2017, between 10am and 2pm daily. The highlight will be a free Easter egg hunt around the Upper Cableway Station on the hour, every hour, between 10am and 2pm on Easter Sunday, with kids given clues at the Lower Cableway Station before they embark on their mountaintop adventure.
Website: http://www.tablemountain.net
Tel: +27 (0)21 424 8181.

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Dinosaurs at Kirstenbosch Gardens
An exhibition featuring five life-sized, anatomically correct dinosaurs and a pterosaur, sculptured in tin, in amongst the cycads in the Cycad Amphitheatre. The sculptures are by David Huni. The exhibition draws attention to the fact that many of South Africa’s cycads are on the brink of extinction, and could soon face the same fate as the dinosaurs, but it is a crisis caused not by an asteroid impact but almost entirely by mankind. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness about the threats faced by cycads, and to increase public participation and support for cycad conservation and research. The exhibition will go on until June 2017 and all sculptures are for sale!
Cost: From R15 for children, R60 per adult, R30 Students
Tel: 021 799 8783
Website: http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch


Decorex Cape Town
The Cape’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition once again promises to be the destination of choice for those intent on turning house into home. Decorex Cape Town 2017 – a comprehensive showcase of the latest décor and design trends, products and services – kicks off on 27 April and runs for four days, until 30 April, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Cost: R95 per Adult, R85 Pensioners, R20 Kids under 12

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