9 Fun places to take kids in Durban


Looking for something to do with the kids in Durban?

Durban is one of the best cities in South Africa. It is home to beautiful beaches, warm weather and really awesome people.

It’s also fun for the whole family. Whether you are visiting or you live in this amazing city, here are a few great places to take your kids.

Durban Natural Science Museum

Make your way to Durban City Hall and enjoy one of the most popular natural science museums in South Africa. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

The museum is a fun and educational experience for kids. From seeing a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex, enjoying diorama exhibitions and hearing educational stories to viewing the third largest collection of birds in Africa, the museum offers an unforgettable experience.

Durban Botanic Gardens

The gorgeous botanical garden is home to more than 80 heritage trees and rare plants. You and your kids can get up, close and personal with nature at the popular venue. 

Galleria Ice Rink

Put on some ice-skates and cool off at the Galleria Ice Rink in Durban. Join one of the epic ice skating events or free skate in the day or evening. This is a great activity for kids who need to get rid of some energy!


WavePark Gateway

Cool off at Gateway! Kids can have fun at the skatepark, enjoy Durban’s funnest water slides, learn how to surf and enjoy other watery fun at WavePark. There are lots of fun activities for kids of all ages.

Mini Town

Enjoy this iconic beachfront attraction with your kids. Mini Town is a mini replica of Durban. The buildings in Mini Town are scaled down 1:24 of their size. Enjoy seeing little versions of buildings, miniature trains and planes and even a miniature harbour with ships.

KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts

The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s best contemporary galleries. It houses work from local and international artists. Let your kids see some of the best works of art in the country!

KZN Science Centre

For all the young, budding scientists out there, KZN Science Centre is the place to go. Kids can interact with experiments and exhibits.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

There’s so much to do (besides watch sports games) at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. You can take a ride in the SkyCar to the top of the stadium’s arch and enjoy seeing Durban from up high. Or, children over 10 looking for an adrenaline rush can swing the length of the pitch on the Big Rush Big Swing.

Umgeni River Bird Park

This is a fun and exciting way for your kids to learn more about the natural world and the beautiful birds that inhabit it. They also offer guided tours for schools if you are a teacher and looking for educational activities for your class.

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