There’s nothing quite like strolling around a food or craft market and listening to the people around you. And what about enjoying a good coffee in the shade of a tree while the kids laugh and play? Enjoying time with your family, those are the moments that really matter. The good news is that there are loads of Western-Cape family-friendly markets that you AND your little ones can enjoy. Here are the ones you need to try ASAP.
Must-visit Western-Cape family-friendly markets
Market at the Barn
Located in Durbanville, this market runs 10:00-15:30 every Sunday. It’s crammed full of everything and anything including crafts, arts, food, and entertainment galore.
Wollowbridge Slow Market
Willowbridge’s Slow Food Market is the place to be if you love a huge variety of foods and crafts. Open every Saturday 9:00-14:00, you can rest assured that there’s a little something for everyone here. After your shopping spree has come to an end, the kids can play in the safe play areas.
Milnerton Flea Market
Open on Saturdays 08:00-14:00 and Sundays 08:00-15:00, this is a kid-and-pet-friendly market that has an open-air trading area. Enjoy the stunning views over Table Mountain as you shop up a storm with the great bargains on offer.
Rondebosch Park Market
Offering a range of unique bath products, jewellery, and clothing, to name but a few, the Rondebosch Park Market is super popular I the Cape Town area. During the summer months, the market is open every second Saturday of the month.
V&A Food Market
As Cape Town’s leading retail market, the V&A Food Market is the biggest and best of its kind. It’s also oe of the best Western-Cape family-friendly markets. With a special Kids’ Zone, you can rest assured that the kids will never nag you to go home while you’re exploring the aisles. The market is open seven days a week but has different opening times for different days.
The Root44 Market in Stellenbosch is everything you need for an adventurous, fun-filled day out with the family. Parents can enjoy a glass of wine as the kids lay in the fun area. Each Saturday morning, there is a Parkrun, which is ideal for the whole family.
If ever there was a market aimed at kids, this would be IT! Pocket Money market has an aim of inspiring the entrepreneur in kids. Kids can apply for stalls at the various venues across Cape Town and earn some big bucks for themselves.