Things to do with Kids this Winter on the Garden Route

Things to do with Kids this Winter on the Garden Route

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

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Garden Route

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

Ages: All

Contact: Plettenberg Bay Arts Festival 2019

ATKV Hartenbos Winter Entertainment Programme

ATKV Hartenbos | Garden Route | Family-Friendly Accommodation and Resorts

If you are going on holiday along the Garden Route, make sure to book your stay at ATKV Hartenbos. They have a wonderful Winter holiday programme planned.

More Information: ATKV Hartenbos

Lifestyle Activities & Excursions (Indoor and Outdoor Activities)

Knysna Oyster Festival, Knysna

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Garden Route

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

Ages: All

Contact: Knysna Oyster Festival

Strawberry Festival 2019, George

Things to do with Kids | Winter 2019 | Garden Route

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

Ages: All

Contact: Strawberry Festival 2019, George

Garden Route Acrobranch Play Park, George

Acrobranch | Garden Route | Kids Party Venue + Adventures

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

Free Acrobranch Courses, Garden Route

acrobranch | Garden Route | Free activities

FREE Acrobranch courses for you and up to 4 friends for 1 week ONLY at our Garden Route branch from 5-9 June. To take advantage of this AMAZING offer by using the Promo Code: WILDNFREE *Bookings Essential and Subject to Availability.

When: 5 to 9 June 2019

Where: Timberlake Organic Village, George

More Information: Visit Acrobranch Free Courses

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: | 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: | 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: | 044 534 8145

Family-friendly Indoor Activities

Let’s Go Bowling, George

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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: | 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: | 044 272 7410

Happy Valley Kids Play Centre in George

Kid friendly events this winter | family friendly indoor activities | Things To Do With Kids in the Garden Route

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:| 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.



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