Things To Do With Kids This Winter In Durban 2018

Kid-Friendly Events

Arts & Culture

1. Disney on Ice presents Dream Big

Get transported into the magical world of all your favourite Disney tales with Tinker Bell as your guide. A definite family must-see.

When: 04.07.18 – 08.07.18

Where: Durban ICC, Durban

2. The BFG

This reimagining of Roald Dahl’s magical classic story, the BFG, is bound to warm hearts.

When: 21.06.18 – 08.07.18

Where: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban


3. KZN Honey Festival

Enjoy a festive day family outing with honey tasting and honey products, a beer garden, gourmet food and kids entertainment,

When: 08.07.18 | 09h00 – 14h00

Where: Royal Agricultural Showgrounds, Pietermaritzburg

4. Slime Fest

A slime themed holiday programme – every child’s messy play dream!

When: 25.06.18 – 13.07.18

Where: Astor House, Stirling Crescent, Durban North

Outdoor Excursions & Activities

5. Durban Funworld

The name says it all – a world of fun awaits kids and adults alike at this amusement park, situated on the Durban beachfront.

Where: Opposite Marine Parade Holiday Inn on Durban’s Beachfront

When: 11h00 – 18h00

6. Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park

How does a 40km mountain bike trail sound to you? Like the perfect way to get fit and active while bonding as a family? Then this place is a definite holiday must. Also expect a BMX track, a child-friendly restaurant and picnic spots.

Where: 110 Stockville Rd, Westmead 3610

When: Open Daily: 07h00 – 17h00 (Members are allowed 24hour access)

7. Groovy Balls Adventure Park

Take advantage of the great weather by visiting the amusement park and go zorbing on a 120m downhill course! And if zorbing isn’t your thing, then go go-karting, target shooting or paintball. You will have a blast.

Where: Lot 152, Off Capital Hill Drive, Cliffdale

When: Tuesday – Sunday 08h30 – 18h00 (Booking is essential)

8. Hillcrest Paintball

If your kids like strategy and action, then a game a Paintball is the ideal activity for them.

Where: 15 Wootton Ave, Bothas Hill, Durban

When: Open Daily: 08h00 – 17h00

9. Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve

This nature reserve offers stunning hiking and walking trails through a dune forest, across a lagoon at the mouth of the Ohlange River, and finally to the beach. Pack a picnic basket, look for birds and enjoy a family day in nature.

Daily guided walks are available, bookings and enquiries to be done at the Breakers Hotel.

Where: Hawaan, Blackburn

When: Open Daily: 08h00 – 17h00

10. Phezulu Safari Park

This game reserve, situated in the Valley of 1000 Hills, offers a crocodile and snake park, among its many other game-viewing pleasures, and as such is an exciting venue for a day trip family outing.

Where: Old Main Road, Bothas Hill, Durban

When: Open Daily: 08h00 – 16h30

11. Rhino River Lodge

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This luxury family-friendly game reserve and lodge offers families the perfect bushveld getaway (without any Malaria).

Where: Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal

12. Outdoor Fun 

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There are so many child-friendly outdoor activities available in this holiday paradise, including a trip in a steam train and a family outing to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, that we have created a separate blog post for it! Read more here.

13. Family Adventure Activities

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If adventure is the name of your family’s game, then be sure to read our post on 10 exhilarating outdoor adventure activities in Durban.


Family-Friendly Markets

Who doesn’t love a relaxing stroll through a market, to browse, shop and eat? Markets even offer kids entertainment and activities.

14. Golden Hours Family Market

Where: C/O Uitsig Rd & Radar Dr, Durban

When: Sundays: 10h00 – 15h30

15. The Stables Lifestyle Market

Where: 9 Jaco Jackson Dr, opposite the Rugby Stadium, Durban

When: Monday – Saturday: 18h00 – 22h00 | Sunday: 10h00 – 17h00

16. Essenwood Craft Market

Where: Stephen Dlamini Rd, Berea, Durban, 4001

When: Saturdays, 09h00 – 16h00

17. Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market

Where: Mr551 Rd, Outer West Durban

When: Saturdays, 06h00 – 10h30

18. Umhlali Village Market

Where: Umhlali Village Main Road

When: Every last Saturday of the month

Indoor Activities and Excursions

19. Jump for Joy Trampoline Park

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Should you have the bad luck of a miserable day, take an indoor day and ‘jump for joy’, literally, at KZN’s first trampoline park.

Where: Unit 4 Chestnut Grove Industrial, 122 Brakenhill Road, Waterfall | 7 Travertine Crescent, Durban North

When: Open Daily: 10h00 – 18h00

20. Mangwanani African Kids Spa

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Another fabulous indoor activity is a day at the spa! And now you can take the kids along so that they can also get pampered!

Where: uShaka Marine World

When: Open Daily: 08h00 – 17h00

21. Indoor Fun

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For those rainy, indoor days, here is a list of fun indoor play venues.

Child-Friendly Restaurants

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22. Durban Resturants Guide

We have put together a guide to 30 child-friendly restaurants in Durban & surrounds, including Howick, Umhlanga, Ballito and Salt Rock.

Ballito Getaway

23. Family Fun in Ballito

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If you are heading to Ballito – read our list of child-friendly and family activities in this delightful coastal town, titled Mojitos in Ballito.

Stay warm this winter and be sure to collect lots of fabulous family memories!



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