Spring is in full swing and a fun family (or romantic) picnic in the great outdoors is a great way to celebrate the new season

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly spot or a private picnic for two, Cape Town has us spoilt for choice with its variety of picnic hotspots.

Here are our 5 favourite spots for a family picnic in Cape Town:

1. Green Point Park


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Always a winner, Green Point Park is a firm favourite among locals as a picnic spot. Miles of lush lawn invite families to run, play and explore together in a safe, quiet environment. Kids of all ages will love the well-maintained play areas while parents watch from nearby. Be sure to also explore the park’s beautiful biodiversity garden and water features.

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Green Point Park is also ideal for birthday parties! Simply bring along all your picnic goodies, party gear and décor and set it all up at one of the convenient table and bench areas.

Entrance is free, there is ample parking and your fur babies are allowed too.

Get in touch: 021 444 4258 | 1 Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town

2. The Galileo Open Air Cinema


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Picnic AND a movie? Sounds like a fun family night out to us. The Galileo Open Air Cinemas are set in gorgeous locations around Cape Town.

Cinema locations include Bloemendal Wine Estate, Kirstenbosch Gardens, the V&A Waterfront and Kelvin Grove. Your picnic goodies are sorted when you order a yummy picnic basket that includes a healthy wrap (chicken, tuna, or vegetarian), popcorn, chips, chocolate, fruit and a soft drink.

Venues are open from October to April every summer, so be sure to keep an eye on their website for screening updates and more.

Get in touch: 021 510 0929 | [email protected] | Various locations