For parents who would like to create a special memory for their child’s birthday, we have found some suitable entertainment for youngsters. From crafty activities, such as mosaic design and candle making to action-filled down-hill runs on non-motorised push bikes or sandboarding parties and an interactive magic show, here are our ideas for kids’ parties.
My Space to Create offers mosaic designs and T-shirt designs for kids’ birthday parties. They are based at Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, and there are different packages, which include options for hosting a party indoors or outdoors, with space to set up the cake and other snacks. It’s a great way to get children’s creative juices flowing, and – by the end of the party – they will have a piece of art to take home, reminding them of this special day. Prices start from R130pp.
Scootours consist of freewheeling down-hill runs on non-motorised push bikes. Originally used on the ski slopes of the Alps during the snow-free summer season, these Swiss-designed, easy-to-manoeuvre scooters are a safe and unique way for kids to have fun while exploring the outdoors.
All participants will receive riding instructions from friendly staff, as well as helmets and cycling gloves, and transport to the top of each run is included in the package.
There are birthday party options for kids 10 years and older, who will be able to ride their scooters. Parties for four-to-nine year-olds are an adventure for the whole family because parents will ride the scooter with their children. To qualify for birthday party rates, there needs to be a group of at least six people, and a free online invitation is included in each birthday party booking.
The tours end at Deer Park, and participants are encouraged to bring snacks and refreshments to enjoy a picnic afterwards. It’s also very close to some of Cape Town’s top beaches – another recommended option for winding down after the scooter trip.
The cost is R400 per person for drivers (10 Years and up), and R150 per person for four to nine-year-old passengers who have to double up with an adult. Rides are available in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek.
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Mamba Sandboarding specialises in kids’ sandboarding parties. As a family-run business, its core values are customer service, safety, affordability, protection of the environment and giving back to the local community.
Sandboarding is not only easy to learn but also a healthy way to exercise while having a lot of fun. Parties last for about two hours, and parents are welcome to come and watch or join in on the action. To start with, trained instructors will give everyone a basic lesson, after which they will supervise and help wherever they can. Boards cater for all sizes, and party-goers can choose stand-up or toboggan types, depending on their confidence level. For safety reasons, helmets, goggles and buffs are provided, and all supervisors are first-aid trained.
Gazebos are provided for shade, as well as tables and chairs for the spectators’ comfort, and cooler boxes can be transported onto the dunes in Mamba’s 4×4. Bring comfortable clothes (shorts and t-shirt), sun cream, hats, and plenty to drink. It is recommended to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
For some creative entertainment, consider a candle party by Candle Avenue. Candles can be decorated in seven different colours of wax, and there are different themes to choose from, such as ‘Alice in Wonderland or ‘Secret Garden’ for girls, and ‘To the Moon and Back’ or ‘Army Party for boys.
Lasting for two hours, Candle Avenue will host the entire party for you at their exclusive venue in Durbanville or the team can arrange to host the party at the birthday girl or boy’s home. To start with, guests receive a welcome drink – fizzy drinks during summer and hot chocolate during winter – before everyone sits down on their mushroom chairs for some “lip-smacking sweets” while the candle-dipping process is explained. Candles are made to be taken home, and there are options for extra activities too, such as drawing a story on Candle Avenue’s cloudy blackboards. To make sure the memories can be treasured for a long time and show how proud the kids are of their creations, all the action is photographed, which is included in the price.
Time slots are from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Fridays, and 9am to 11am or 12pm to 2pm on Saturdays. Bookings can be made for kids aged five and above, for a group of at least 10 kids and not more than 15.
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A magic show as you’ve never seen it before! In this fully immersive children’s theatre act, The Wizard makes a magical world appear right in your living room, drawing on inspiration from stories such as Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and How to Train Your Dragon.
All the children will be thoroughly entertained, with lots of fun, laughter and exclusive illusions. Your child will be the star of the show, receiving a special magical gift and helping to perform the magic.
Writer and performer Jesse Brooks have created an experience which is a breath of fresh air in the world of children’s entertainment and with personalised care and attention in each show, your child will long after remember the time The Wizard came to visit.
“The Wizard’s show was AMAZING!! He had the kids fully engaged and interacting. It was magical and so much fun. The best kids party entertainment.” — Elly, Birthday Party Mom
Apart from providing introductory lessons in Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding and renting outboards, SUP Cape Town also entertains kids’ parties.
They can provide a suitable centrally-located venue with ample parking, and the added benefit of being an ideal starting point for a day out on the water. Tables, chairs and a covered area will be made available, and – no matter how big or small the party is – they can accommodate the group with Stand Up Paddle Board options. SUP is a great activity for children to get comfortable on the water in a safe environment.