Things to do with Kids this Winter on the Garden Route 2019
What’s on this Winter on the Garden Route 2019
The time of year for warm cups of hot chocolate and glühwein and those extra-special family cuddles has arrived: it’s winter! The Garden Route has some fantastic family fun lined up this winter season, so dig out the beanies, scarves and gloves and go explore with the kids.
Kid-friendly Events this Winter 2019
15 May – 14 August 2019
Arts & Culture Activities & Excursions
Plettenberg Bay Arts Festival 2019
For three fun- and art-filled weeks you can get immersed in creativity and culture at The Plett ARTS Festival. Expect to indulge in a variety of mesmerising music, drama and comedy, musicians, art exhibitions, and award-winning films.
When: June / July 2019
Where: Plettenberg Bay
Contact: Plettenberg Bay Arts Festival 2019
Lifestyle Activities & Excursions (Indoor and Outdoor Activities)
Knysna Oyster Festival, Knysna
South Africa’s premium sport and lifestyle festival is back and this year you can once again expect unique and fun events for sport lovers, families and adventurers, with an abundance of activities spread over ten days. If you and your family are fans of oysters and lovers of the good life, then this festival is for you.
When: 21 – 30 June 2019
Where: Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, Knysna Quays
Contact: Knysna Oyster Festival
Strawberry Festival 2019, George
If you are not a fan of winter and cannot wait for spring, then this lifestyle event is here to help you count the days. The Strawberry Festival kicks off the school holidays in September 2019 at Redberry Farm in George and you can expect over 50 attractions and programme highlights, featuring music, culinary, sports and family entertainment, all centred around the icon of the event: fabulous strawberries!
When: 21 – 22 September 2019
Where: Redberry Farm | Geelhoutboom Road, Blanco, George, 6530
Contact: Strawberry Festival 2019, George
Garden Route Acrobranch Play Park, George
This is for adventure lovers visiting the Garden Route. Enjoy this exciting aerial zip line adventure with fun obstacles. A great party venue with a wonderful child-friendly restaurant.
Where: Timberlake Organic Village, George
Contact: Garden Route Acrobranch
Birds of Eden, Plettenberg Bay
Birds of Eden are the world's largest free-flight aviary and bird sanctuary.
Where: The Crags, Plettenberg Bay
Contact: www.birdsofeden.co.za | 044 534 8906
Puzzle Park, near Plettenberg Bay
The puzzle Park offers interactive fun for the whole family. A 3D maze, forest puzzle walk, all activities are unique and are suitable for both children and adults.
Where: Greater Plettenberg Bay
Contact: www.plettpuzzlepark.co.za | 044 534 8853
The Elephant Sanctuary, near Plettenberg Bay
The sanctuary offers interactive experiences with the elephants including, elephant back riding.
Where: The Crags, Plettenberg Bay
Contact: www.elephantsanctuary.co.za | 044 534 8145
Family-friendly Indoor Activities
Let’s Go Bowling, George
Photo credit: Let's Go Bowling
Enjoy some Indoor fun with Let’s Go Bowling.
Where: Mount View Resort and Lifestyle Village, York Street, George
Contact: www.mountviewsa.co.za | 044 873 2250
Cango Caves Adventure Tour, Little Karoo
The caves are a spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo.
Where: Cango Valley Road, Oudtshoorn
Contact: www.cango-caves.co.za | 044 272 7410
Kidz at Mountainview, George
A world of excitement and fun a wonderful family place where kids can play. They provide a large indoor jungle gym and you can have a great kids birthday party planned here.
Where: George South, George
Contact: www.kidzatmountainview.co.za | 044 873 2957
Happy Valley Kids Play Centre in George
A supervised children’s indoor play centre and party venue, they offer creative ways to stimulate imagination, creativity, and self-confidence. They have an indoor soft play area for the younger ones and other activities like wall climbing and a trampoline.
Where: 10 Memoriam St, Eastern Ext, George
Contact: www.happyvalleygeorge.co.za| 044 873 0046
More Things to do with Kids on the Garden Route
You can find some more fun things to do in George: Events and activities in George
More events and fun kids activities you can explore: Events and activities in the Garden Route
For a delicious meal at a child-friendly restaurant, don't forget to read our post on top 7 pizza places near George as well as child-friendly restaurants and delis on the Garden Route.