Looking for places to go and things to do to entertain the family this weekend? Here are six ideas that are sure to become firm favourites with young families.
1. THE BALLITO FARMERS MARKET
With something to delight the young and the old, the Ballito Farmers Market will be offering a unique and entertaining experience with over 250 traders. Opening in May, the weekend market will be family and pet friendly, boasting a dedicated Little Peoples Paddock, including two jungle gyms for the kids, and a separately dedicated Teens Coop for the Gen-Z. You’ll also find a wide range of food stalls, each offering delicious and unique cuisine, curated from locally-sourced ingredients. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, and public holidays, from 7am-2pm at Lower Oaklands Farm, uMhlali.
2. BURNEDALE FARM
Burnedale Farm is a beautiful venue located on a working farm with a rich history dating back to the 1800s. Set in tranquil lush gardens, it is a natural oasis and provides a relaxing escape from the bustle of everyday life.
Family is at the heart of Burnedale which is reflected in what the farm has to offer. Enjoy a delicious meal, delight in unique shopping, pamper and creative experiences while the kids have endless fun with arts and crafts, jungle gyms or at the farmyard.
A visit to Monkeyland-KZN is a truly unique and unforgettable day out and the perfect way to spend time in nature with friends and family. Take a guided walking tour through this stunning 23-hectare forest sanctuary in search of the free-roaming lemurs, monkeys and gibbon. Open every day, including weekends and public holidays.
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FOR MORE INFO: 032 004 0178 | www.monkeylandkzn.co.za
4. RAIN FARM GAME LODGE & SPA
Just 15 minutes inland from Ballito, experience the splendour and beauty of South Africa like never before. The luxurious Rain Farm Game Lodge & Spa has grown to include 10 self-catering units and six luxury tree-top units as well as an extravagant plains view restaurant where you can see giraffe, impala and wildebeest roaming around freely. Set in natural surroundings, the Aloe Spa is the perfect opportunity to create your own wellness morning, afternoon or day! And for the kids there’s a pool, archery, paintball, putt-putt, abseiling, wall climbing and much more.
5. THE PLAY HIVE
The Play Hive is a mobile sensory and process art studio for children of all ages and abilities. We host sensory and art play workshops, birthday parties, boutique events, school events and offer school and parent training. We focus on children being absorbed in the process, experimenting and doing, rather than the end product, hence our moto, “It’s the doing, and the loving of the doing that brings happiness”.
6. TACTICAL ACTION GAMES
For an adrenaline-filled and action-packed airsoft or lasertag experience, look no further than Tactical Action Games. Whether it’s for a birthday party, corporate team-building or just a group of friends wanting fun, our 10 000m² Khe Sanh Vietnam village or American army base arenas provide an immersive combat experience. The indoor/undercover facility has been purposefully designed by owners Jason and Bryan who have over 40 years’ combined experience in paintball, lasertag and airsoft facilities.
FOR MORE INFO: 082 836 7419 | www.tacticalactiongames.co.za | Gateway Theatre of shopping, Parking level 5, Parkade G