Marzipan and giraffes for kids
Are your kids driving you crazy? Here are some places in Cape Town to go to keep them busy.
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Are you in Cape Town during the school holidays? Need some ideas on how to keep the kids busy? Check out the great places that Cape Town Tourism recommend!

An Organic Farm in the Heart of Cape Town

The Millstone Farmstall & Cafe, Oude Molen Eco-Village, Alexandra Rd, Pinelands
Ph : 021 447 8226
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The Millstone Farmstall has a fantastic kiddies garden with a tree house ship for pirate voyages. There is a charming little Wendy house on stilts with a slide (perfect for toddlers) and there are swings under a tree. Come and meet Milly May; their very own friendly piglet.

Going on a Marzipan Safar

Asara Wine Estate
Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
Ph : 021 888 800

Known as much for its delectable culinary offering as for its gorgeous wines, Asara offers kids a delightful three hour children’s cooking programme to keep little hands busy, whilst their Moms & Dads relax.

Enchanted Garden

1 Devon Air Close
021 785 4600

If you want an escape that is close to home but far from your everyday life then head for exclusive chalet and cottage Enchanted Garden in Noordhoek. Over and above the quaint country atmosphere, the Noordhoek surrounds has a lot to offer kids, including restaurants (try the child friendly Noordhoek Farm Village), an endless beach, a shopping mall (with movies and a Spur), horse-riding and camel rides in neighbouring Kommetjie.

Learn about Wildlife at Giraffe House

Giraffe House
c/o R304 to Stellenbosch and R101 to Paarl
(021) 8844506

Daily animal encounters take place at 11am/1pm/3pm, and include either snake/reptile shows, bird shows, a tortoise show, Gerry's bottle-feeding or an agility demonstration by our stunning caracal, Felix. 
Please note that winter is 'wellington-boot-time' at Giraffe House as paths can get a bit muddy. So pack a picnic and come and enjoy a day in the wild.

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