• Cape Town has become a hotspot for families seeking both culinary delights and entertaining spaces for children. Whether you’re a local or visiting the Mother City, these family-friendly restaurants with play areas promise an unforgettable dining experience for parents and kids alike.

    1. Clay Café

    Hout Bay’s Clay Café combines dining with creative ceramic painting. Kids can play on the jungle gym while families enjoy meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients. It is also a great spot for kids’ parties and after 2 weeks, the little ones can collect their ceramic creations and have a fun memory of their visit to Clay Cafe.

    Clay Cafe Opening Hours: Open daily from 9 am – 5 pm
    Address: Main Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7872
    Website: Clay Cafe
    Contact Number: 076 810 5120


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    2. Monkey Valley

    Nestled in Noordhoek, Monkey Valley offers a stunning setting with a large jungle gym. It’s a perfect spot for families to enjoy breakfast or light meals amidst breathtaking scenery. The restaurant menu caters to both adults and kids and the best part is that the play area is within full sight of parents to watch their kids while they dine.

    Monkey Valley Opening Hours: Open daily 7 am – 11 pm
    Address: Monkey Valley Resort, Mountain Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town
    Website: Monkey Valley
    Contact Number: 021 789 1391/021 789 8000

    3. Tea In The Park

    Mouille Point’s Tea in the Park offers a family-friendly café experience with views of Cape Town Stadium. Parents can enjoy simple yet delicious dishes while kids play in the outdoor terrace.

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    Tea in the Park Opening Hours: Open daily 8 am – 5 pm
    Address: 3 Park Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
    Website: Tea in the park 
    Contact Number: 087 759 4652

    4. Hazendal Wine Estate

    Hazendal is a haven of excitement and adventure for kids, making it an ideal destination for families during the holidays. This farm prides itself on being exceptionally family-friendly, catering to all generations. At Hazendal, children can immerse themselves in the magical Wonderdal, a unique, fully supervised edutainment center.

    Wonderdal is not only a thrilling experience but also a preferred choice for school outings and kids’ parties, offering a curriculum-aligned, play-based learning environment unlike any other in South Africa.

    Hazendal Operating Hours: 

    Address: Bottelary Road New entrance from Ronelle Street via, Kruis St, Stellenbosch, 7599

    Website: Hazendal Wine Estate

    Contact: 021 903 5034

    5. Ons Huisie

    Located in Bloubergstrand, Ons Huisie boasts an enclosed play area with swings and a jungle gym. Families can dine with ocean views while kids enjoy supervised playtime.


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    Ons Huisie Opening Hours: Open daily 9 am – 9 pm
    Address: 18 Generaal Jansen Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
    Website: Ons Huisie
    Contact Number: 021 554 1553

    6. Café Paradiso

    Gardens’ Café Paradiso welcomes families with a spacious outdoor area, while there is no dedicated play space the garden allows for kids to roam while visiting with their parents. Kids can engage in daily activities like making their own pizzas while parents enjoy hearty dishes. The children’s menu includes favourites such as burgers, nuggets, and spaghetti, ensuring there’s something delicious for even the youngest diners. 

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    Café Paradiso Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12 pm – 10 pm and Saturday to Sunday 9 am – 10 pm
    Address: 110 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town
    Website: Cafe Paradiso
    Contact Number: 021 422 0403

    7. The Foodbarn

    In Noordhoek Farm Village, The Foodbarn Deli offers French-inspired dishes in a child-friendly setting. It’s ideal for families looking for gourmet meals with a relaxed atmosphere. While parents enjoy their meals, children can have a great time at the Noordhoek village play area close to Cafe Roux.

    The kids’ section of The Foodbarn’s tapas menu at The Foodbarn Deli offers tasty choices like calamari, crispy chicken, and fried potatoes, catering even to the youngest diners.

    Foodbarn Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 8 am – 9:30 pm
    Address: The Noordhoek Farm Village Corner of Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Rd, Noordhoek
    Website: The Foodbarn
    Contact Number: 021 789 1390

    8. Dunes Restaurant

    Situated in Hout Bay, Dunes Restaurant offers beachside dining with a dedicated play area. Families can enjoy seafood while kids play in the sand, creating lasting memories.


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    Dunes Opening Hours: Open daily 9 am – 10 pm
    Address: 1 Beach Cres, Scott Estate, Cape Town
    Website: Dunes Restaurant
    Contact Number: 021 790 1876

    9. Stodels

    Stodels Nursery in Bellville offers not just greenery but also extensive play areas for kids. Parents can choose from a diverse menu including burgers and pizzas while kids explore trampolines and climbing facilities. Stodels is divided into two distinct play zones designed to entertain children of all ages.

    The smaller area includes a jumping castle, a delightful wooden train structure with miniature slides, and rocking horses, ideal for younger ones who may need some assistance. On the other hand, the larger play area caters to older children with an elaborate maze of jungle gyms, slides, trampolines, climbing structures, tubes, bridges, and even a sand art station, offering endless opportunities for active play and exploration.


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    Stodels Bellville Opening Hours: Sunday, Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 6 pm and Monday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 6 pm
    Address: Eversdal Road Bellville 7530
    Website: Stodels
    Contact Number: 021 919 1106

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