This year I’m thinking of taking a relaxing breakaway to the cape winelands and even go as far as taking the kids with me. I’ve been browsing the net to see what’s available in terms of something that offers an authentic winelands experience but also takes into consideration that I’m a MOM. So this is what my search of Cape winelands breakaways to do’s with the kids yielded:
I got so excited when I found out that this charming wine estate has an actual petting zoo. My two year old is discovering farm animals, by that I mean every living thing on 4 legs is called a cow, so it will be exciting for her to see the variety out there. Plus I’ve seen that Le Pommierhas an outdoor play area which is perfect for my energy bunnies to run and play because they can’t sit still for long. While they do that, Mommy can get her wine on with Le Pommier’s wine range and let the holidays begin! The accommodation here looks relaxing and has the makings of the comfort of home, perfect for our family getaway. A bonus is the child friendly Le Pommier Restaurant packing a delicious child friendly menu. We will definitely try outLe Pommier‘s December Holiday Special.
Le Pommier Petting Zoo
I stumbled on Cape Town Magazine’s article on Free and Cheap Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town, it has a lot of things that will entertain the kids and keep our budget in tact. (All the offers in the article are either free or just under R50.00.) What I’ve liked from this article is the Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museumwhich offers: “an assortment of vintage playthings and a wonderland of tiny replicas of farm houses, historical buildings and rooms complete with mini tables, cabinets, curtains, plates, beds, mirror, grandfather clocks and much more.
Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum
I think we’ll also try out Rose Picking at Chart Farm; “It’s a lovely excuse to be outside on a clear day, and it’s a novel and exciting option for young green-fingered guys and gals. Plus, the farm is also home to a charming café that sells tea, coffee and lots of delicious treats and looks out over the rolling hills and vineyards of the Constantia Valley.”
Roses at Chart Farm
Spier’s Grapejuice Tastingfor the kids is also something I got excited about, it’s a neat idea to involve the kids and it’s something unique to a cape wineland breakaway. “Kiddies are given three different types of grape juice to taste as well as a packet of jelly sweets and an activity sheet that they can colour in. It’s a fun way for them to feel like little grown-ups, and it’s an affordable entertainment option too.”