Things to do at the V&A Waterfront during Easter

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Things to do at the V&A Waterfront during Easter

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What's on at the V&A Waterfront during Easter

Easter egg hunts, live shows, kids market, vinyl fair + 5 more

Last updated: 20 March 2024

The V&A Waterfront is Cape Town’s most popular neighbourhood for locals and visitors, and they’ve rounded up loads of special and free events on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of  Easter weekend. There’s a vinyl fair with 6 000+ records; egg hunts at the neighbourhood's beach clubs; free live shows; a kids entrepreneur market; meet and greets with the Easter bunny; an outdoor movie night… Take your pick.


V&A Waterfront is by the oldest working harbour in the Southern Hemisphere. Image: Cape Wheel

FREE LIVE SHOWS ON SATURDAY

There are two live shows on Saturday at the amphitheatre. Kicking off with the sounds of gospel is the Join Bands Not Gangs Easter Concert. Later on local band Perfectfifth_SA will be hitting the stage with soul music, including songs like "Vibe” that made waves on the HeartFM SA Top 10 Chart.

Date: 30 March; 2.30pm - 3.30pm & 5pm - 6pm
Venue: Amphitheatre (just outside the food court)
Cost: Free


The amphitheatre is just outside the food court, next to the kids play area. Image: V&A Waterfront

EASTER COOKING CLASS WITH THE KIDS

Calling all moms, dads, grannies, grandpas, aunts and uncles – create some core memories with your little chef. The Charming Chef is hosting a Big Chef, Little Chef in collaboration with Nomu. The little chefs will learn how to make Easter brownies and hot chocolate bombs in a 90-minute class. 

Date: Sunday, 31 March; 10am - 12pm
Venue: Makers Landing
Cost: From R450; book via Quicket


Big Chef, Little Chef is on every last Sunday of the month. Image: Makers Landing

PHOTOS WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

The Easter Bunny and its helpers will be roaming around the Victoria Wharf Centre Court to say hi and snap a picture with fans. Take your kids to capture a special moment, plus get some Easter egg treats from the bunny itself. There’ll also be Easter-themed face painting sessions by the amphitheatre from Friday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. 

Date: 29 & 30 March; 12pm - 4pm
Venue: Roaming between Victoria Wharf Centre Court and amphitheatre
Cost: Free


Take the kids to meet the Easter bunny and get their face painted. Image: V&A Waterfront

STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A VOUCHER

The V&A Family Egg-scape is an exciting Easter adventure in collaboration with Adventure Works. Enjoy a family-friendly day with team challenges and exciting lawn games. There’s giant Scrabble, giant Jenga, boule, croquet, and badminton. Plus, stand a chance to win cash vouchers over R5000. 

Date: 30 & 31 March; 9am - 1pm
Venue: Battery Park
Cost: Free entry; register on waterfront.co.za


Register online to take part in the egg-scape. Image: V&A Waterfront

V&A KIDS MARKET OVER THE WEEKEND

During the Easter edition of the popular V&A Kids Market, young entrepreneurs will show off their business skills and sell home-made products, from nifty gifts and gadgets to snacks and treats (great for Easter Sunday dessert). You can support the young Capetonian vendors in the shopping centre from Saturday to Sunday. 

Date: 30 & 31 March; 10am - 2pm
Venue: Centre Court (outside H&M)
Cost: Free


Kids will show off their creativity and knack for sales over Easter Weekend. Image: V&A Waterfront

EASTER EGG HUNTS FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

What’s Easter weekend without egg-citing hunts? There are loads of family-filled affairs happening at V&A Waterfront (for kids and grown ups). 

WHERE

WHAT

TIME & DATE

COST

Cabo Beach Club

Easter Sunday Extravaganza, with lots of entertainment for kids and parents.

Sunday 31 March; from 12pm

R100 per child, book via Dineplan

HintHunt

Easter egg hunts in the original escape rooms at the Watershed.

Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April

From R630 for two players, book via hinthunt.co.za

Grand Beach Club

There’s surprises for grownups, live entertainment & chocolate eggs. 

Sunday 31 March; 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

TBC, book via Dineplan

 


Join an Easter egg hunt, or take your kids to one. Image: V&A Waterfront

BROWSE 6000 RECORDS AT VINYL FAIR

Musicophiles, this one’s for you. The V&A Record & Music Fair at the Watershed will have over 30 traders with 6 000+ records and other music memorabilia on sale, from band merch and tees to cassettes. And throughout the day there will be DJs on decks at the Watershed. 

Date: 30 & 31 March; 10am - 2pm
Venue: Watershed, upper level
Cost: Free


Get your hands on records you’ve always wanted. Image: V&A Waterfront

WATCH A CLASSIC MOVIE ON SUNDAY EVENING 

Easter Sunday is for connecting with loved ones, especially since the following day is a public holiday. Join the Galileo Open Air Cinema at Battery Park for an evening of family fun as they show the classic animation Shrek 2. You can get comfy seating and buy snacks, including popcorn, pizzas, burgers and drinks at the venue. Find more things to do at Battery Park.

Date: 31 March; doors open 5pm, movie starts 7.30pm
Venue: Battery Park
Cost: From R140; book via webtickets


Enjoy a movie night under the stars. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema

MEET KUNG FU PANDA

Speaking of classic animations, comedy icon Jack Black will soon return to his role as Po in the hilarious Kung Fu Panda 4. Throughout Easter weekend you’ll have the chance to meet and greet a mascot of the iconic panda, promoting the upcoming action-comedy. And there’s potential giveaways.

Date: 29 - 31 March; 10am - 4pm
Venue: Outside amphitheatre
Cost: Free

 
 
 
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VISIT V&A NEIGHBOURHOOD THIS EASTER 

Waterfront Easter weekend is on: 29 - 31 March 2024
Waterfront shopping mall is open: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 9pm
Find it: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact on: 021 408 7600, enquires@waterfront.co.za, @vandawaterfront

By Lara van Zyl

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FIND MORE EASTER WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

What you can do over Easter weekend in Cape Town.

A guide to Easter egg hunts around Cape Town.

How to spend this weekend in Cape Town.

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