Finding a kid-friendly wine estate your family loves is an amazing thing for just about any crew with young children in the mix. After all, most parents can attest to the fact that you are only really in a position to have a good time yourself when your kids are living their best lives as well. Otherwise, things tend to go wonky really quickly.
Knowing this, the team at Hazendal has always taken care to create a family-friendly atmosphere and offer visitors (both young and old) a variety of fun things to do, see and experience at the estate.
Here are a few amazing reasons why you should consider a visit to Hazendal if you are on the lookout for the ultimate kid-friendly wine estate in and around Stellenbosch:
Yes, we’re putting an exclamation point behind Wonderdal, because it’s that amazing. See, Wonderdal was expertly developed to provide an immersive edutainment experience for children aged 5 to 13, combining learning with play across a variety of entertaining interactive zones. So kids have fun while they learn under professional supervision.
Wonderdal combines cutting-edge technology with creative design and award-winning educational resources, to offer a magical world that fuses learning with play. Here, young guests are free to discover the worlds of science, nutrition, nature and life skills across a variety of indoor and outdoor activity zones with colourful Amuki characters by their side, and well-trained WonderPals to supervise.
TOP TIP! Wonderdal is an amazing option on drizzly days when you want kids to enjoy an active outing but can’t really head outdoors. It’s also suitable for school groups and birthday parties, as well as day visits.
Due to the popularity of this destination, it is always recommended that you pre-book your child/children’s visit to Wonderdal to avoid disappointment.
2. Kleine Hazen Putting Park
Kleine Hazen Putting Park is actually fun for both kids and their parents alike. This entertaining addition to the estate’s renowned golf offering has drawn families from all over ever since it opened and with good reason - it’s a tremendous amount of fun (with all equipment provided).
The custom-designed 27-hole putting course and golf park are suitable for all ages and skills. The adjacent picnic areas and jungle gyms making it the perfect destination to enjoy the various event and party packages on offer.
TOP TIP! If you have older children who enjoy golf, they are very welcome to join you for a round at the world-class 18-hole par-3 golf course at Hazendal, or perhaps even a session at The Burrow Driving Range, which boasts open-air and under-cover bays and features the latest InRange technology.
Then, when players start feeling a little peckish, the on-site Halfway House offers light bites and snacks such as tacos, subs, sliders and mini pizzas, as well as kid-friendly fare for younger players.
3. Tasty (and healthy) kid-friendly food
Speaking of snacks... We take great pride in our extensive gourmet offering at Hazendal, which includes an array of kid-friendly food choices that go beyond nuggets and chips to provide our younger visitors with tasty, yet healthy, options to fuel their exploration of the estate.
After all, what would a kid-friendly wine estate be without kid-friendly food?
As such, young guests can tuck into kid-approved meals like mac-’n-cheese, baked chicken fingers and kids’ burgers (hidden veggies included...) at our Babushka Deli, as well as our Babuhska Picnics, which can be enjoyed under the trees on our beautifully manicured lawns. The latter includes a special alfresco option for children.
Guests can also choose to picnic in pre-booked areas situated in the gardens or alongside the lush wetlands. With streams to splash in, outdoor sculptures to explore and gardens to discover, the Babushka Picnics are ideal for families and friends who want to spend the day relaxing on one of the Cape’s oldest wine estates.
4. Free-range roaming options
The estate’s outdoor playgrounds, restored wetlands and expansive gardens offer a world of adventure for children. As such, you don’t need to plan out every second of your visit but can feel free to let the day unfold as you explore the beautiful estate with your littles in tow.
TOP TIP! Remember to bring hats and sunscreen for the whole family. Although there is plenty of tree cover and shade, it’s always a good idea to have some SPF in the mix.
There you have it - 4 amazing reasons to put Hazendal on your must-visit list if you’re looking for a kid-friendly wine estate.
If you would like to learn more about the family-orientated attractions on our estate, please feel free to contact our team by calling +27(0)21 903 5034 or sending an email to email@example.com. If you want to get in touch with the Wonderdal crew, in particular, you can reach them on +27(0)21 205 5624.