Heading for the Garden Route? See what’s happening along the road!
No time like the present to take a family trip, enjoy all that the Garden Route has to offer this Spring. Activities, events and things to do with kids, read on!
Spending time in another part of our beautiful country this holiday? Read our guides: Things to do with Kids this Spring in Johannesburg, Things to do with Kids this Spring in Durban and Things to do with Kids this Spring in Cape Town.
The Strawberry Festival presented by Ola 2017 (the kids will love this), Redberry Farm, George
30 September – 01 October 2017
You can start off the Festival with a free Ola ice-cream when you pass through the entrance. There will be plenty to do for the adults like wine pairings and even some coffee pairings. Live music will be playing and lots more fun and exciting things to do.
The kids will be entertained with a number of activities. A kid’s play park that will provide:
- Giant Slide
- Sumo suit to bash around in
- Jumping castle
- Bronco bull
Other activities for the kids:
- Face Painting
- Balloon animals
- Strawberry picking
The more active visitors can enjoy a 5km run/walk that is geared for the whole family to enjoy. The more serious can participate in the 9km trail run
Visit Redberry Farm for more information
Wine on the River, Robertson
20 – 22 October 2017
It is spring and time to celebrate at the Robertson Wine Valley. Located on the Breede River, Robertson will host the 12th annual Wine on the River festival. Come and enjoy award-winning wines, relax and breathe in the fresh country air. The festival brings you a selection of food, wine, music, and entertainment for the whole family.
There will be a kiddie area available, tractor rides, horse rides and boat cruises, just to name a few activities. Come out and enjoy the outdoors, bring the family and make some new friends.
Find yourself in the Robertson area? You must see the Ultimate Guide for Family friendly activities in the Robertson Valley.
Hermanus Whale Festival, Hermanus
29 September – 1 October 2017
The Hermanus Whale Festival is the oldest held festival of its kind, along the East Coast of South Africa. The Festival is a celebration of the diverse marine life South Africa has along our coast.
There will be many things to do in the area. Great food, skilled crafters, sports events, music and course kids entertainment.
Some events that will be held:
- Eco-marine conservation tent, where you will be educated on our marine life with interactive displays.
- Craft stores with quality goods to buy
- The kid's entertainment and activities will be held in the Market square
- Enjoy a treasure hunt
- There will be a colourful Street parade
The Knysna Timber Festival
29 September – 01 October 2017
The festival is still going ahead in even though the Timber Village was burned out during the recent Knysna fires. This event will bring together all who are involved in the industry to rebuild what was lost.
There will be plenty to do for both adults and kids. There will be everything from live music, food, beer and much more. There will also be a dedicated kids play area as the festival is planned with families in mind.
The third Eden Kite Festival, Eden Lawns, Sedgefield
22 October 2017
A fun filled day that the entire family can enjoy. There will be local as well as international kite fliers displaying their skills and amazing kite designs. There will be entertainment and various stalls to buy food and goods from. There will also be enough activities for the kids, so bring the family and friends for a day of excitement and adventure.
Leisure Isle Festival, Leisure Island, Knysna
4 and 5 November 2017
The festival involves a Craft Market that inspires and motivates people to buy and enjoy, local. There will be many activities, food stalls, fresh produce, arts, crafts, books and more. Nobody will be bored walking around this market.
- The kids can have fun on a jumping castle that will be available.
- There will be a doggie walk around the island, an easy walk for all ages.
- Tea and beer garden
Come and support local craftsmen and charities at the Leisure Island Festival
If you have any other ideas or know of an event happening in the Garden Route, please feel free to comment. You can also add an event for free onto our website.
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