It’s carnival time! Escape to the magical Weltevreden estate and get caught up in the joy of celebration.
This kids carnival has a full complement of activities, a full “bar”, a build-a-pizza area, confectionery counter, beautiful natural surroundings, two trampolines and two immense jungle gyms. Open only in the holidays, the facilities are teaming with children, having fun and making friends.
While the kids play to their hearts content, you can relax in the nearby restaurant (with a view over the play area) and enjoy a lovely crisp chardonnay with a bite to eat.
A great day in the beautiful mountainous winelands, all the fresh air will ensure snores from the back seat on the drive home.
Outside of Stellenbosch (and easily connected to any other ay-trips you may take to the area) you will find a tranquil oasis that is the stuff of dreams (for kids and grown-ups both). A fantastic array of little biomes for you to explore, containing butterflies, iguanas, birds, reptiles and spiders (don’t worry, the creepy ones are behind glass).
The fine mist of the humidifiers makes the interior feel like a scene from Jurassic Park, with explosions of iridescent colours heralding the beautiful butterflies showing off.
The Fluttterby Tea Garden serves lovely snacks and the restaurant next door (Villa Visaggio’s) is fully licensed with a great menu. Not to mention you are in the middle of the winelands!
Kids will often be willing to help in the kitchen, but you may be more concerned with the mess they make than the benefits of what they may learn to allow them to participate.
Tots n Pots makes this very easy for you, they allow kids to experience the working of a kitchen and the skills associated with that (such as fine motor development, speech development, perceptual skills, bilateral integration and sequencing skills).
Look out for the Holiday Club specials, there are a lot of themed days and entertainment for the long holidays (for both grown-ups and kids). Lots of fun with mixing, weighing, mashing, pouring and stirring together awesome recipes to enjoy (and replicate later at home).
Now for an excellent little adventure for the kids, they will absolutely love this!
A testimony to the fantastic work of the Sea Point Rotary Club, who have kept this venue alive, and more recently, refurbished.
In operation for more than 55 years the property is a mere 25m from the Atlantic Ocean with a backdrop of Lions Head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain.
Activities include the famous Mini Blue Train, the park also has an outdoor ice skating rink, a 30m zip line, a dirt bike track, a cement pushbike track, slides, see-saws, a climbing rock, two Jungle gyms, an obstacle course and far more. Well worth the visit, refreshments and snacks are available at the kiosk.