Children's Activities

Franschhoek welcomes the young ones who join their parents when visiting the winelands.  We have loads of fun and active activities to keep them moving and occupied.

 Choose from animal-related or outdoor activities or being more sedate and creative.

Activities for little ones

Even though we are famous for our wines, the little ones can still have loads of fun in our valley.
kids yoga

Holiday yoga program specialized for children.
Each day we will do a 45 min yoga session which is done in the form of a story where we will travel the seas and meet all the ocean creatures or venture into the jungle and meet Baloo and his friends.

After our yoga session we will have 45 mins of games and fun where the children can mingle and make friends.

When we stretch our bodies, we stretch our minds too. Yoga helps us be more open and receptive to the world around us. Our aim and responsibility as educators and parents should be to equip our children with the skills to deal with the difficulties of life. With the fast pace lives children are living it allows them very little time to "check in" with themselves. Yoga creates a space for children to do that and create a habit of them wanting to be in tune with themselves and understand the importance of being able to identify their feelings.

Yoga classes create a supportive and non competitive environment which garners their self esteem and confidence, lessening internal conflict and self compassion. A healthier and more in touch child with a non competitive outlet, which is specifically designed to deal with emotional issues allows for kids to deal with bullying, not bullying themselves and be more integrated, functional individuals within themselves and within their community.

Children's yoga classes are much more active and fun than adults yoga. Children learn best when they are having fun so classes include games, poses, songs, dancing, and always have a captivating and educational story line. This allows children to learn through all of their senses - kinaesthetic, visual, verbal and interpersonal learning

Each session is created in an age appropriate way.

3 - 7 years old - 13:30 to 15:00
7 - 12 years old - 15:30 to 17:00

R150 per session
R600 for the week

We are aware that many parent maybe working over this time and getting your children to the venue may be a headache so don't stress about that for an extra cost we can collect your children from your house in a shuttle and return them to you afterwards as well
Please specify in your email when you contact us to book if you will be need this service.

NB *Maximum 10 children per class so book early to secure your spot


Get active and adventurous
For those looking to get really active, how about a downhill Scootour?  This Adrenalin pumping speed activity is fun for the whole family.  Kids under 10 stand in front of their parent on the big-boy scooter and older kids get their own. Two routes are offered in Franschhoek and rate includes transport between the two.  

The best fun you can have on 2 big fat wheels.
kids in tree house


Kids fun at Boschendal
The Tree House is an exciting new edu-play centre which offers kids aged 4 - 14yrs a chance to enjoy an authentic outdoor and farm experience under the leadership of our Tree House team whilst you can unwind and take a well-deserved break.

The Tree House team have put together a calendar packed with supervised activities which are offered complimentary and exclusively to all of our Accommodation and The Werf Restaurant guests.

There are different activities for each day. You are welcome to book more than one activity in a day. Kids are advised to wear comfortable clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. It is important that you book your children at least a day before with our reservations team as we are becoming quite popular and we don’t want your kids to miss out!
jungle gym at la bourgogne


Keeping the young ones entertained
For your comfort and information, the following wine farms and breweries have playground facilities for the kids so you can sit back and enjoy your wine tasting:

1. La Bourgogne - jungle gym and residents dogs.  Dog friendly.
2. Franschhoek Cellars - large under cover play area with plastic houses, slides etc with a child minder.  Suitable for small children only.
3.  Leopard's Leap - small jungle gym out the back.  Not close to wine tasting though.
4.  Rickety Bridge - jungle gym and lawn games
5.  Station Pub - jumping castle on weekends, jungle gym, swings and sand pit.  Dog friendly.
6. The Franschhoek Beer Co. - jungle gym
7. Hey Joe Craft Brewery - large lake and grassed area with jungle gym.  Dog friendly.
8.  The Village Grill Restaurant - jungle gym and labrynth.