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3 Children’s Activities in George 

Redberry Farm Maze

Redberry Farm

The very inviting Redberry Farm is situated 1km from George airport and 10km from George central.  There is so much for children to do on this picture-perfect farmstead!

They can explore the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere, go on a miniature train ride on the Redberry Express, play in the large outdoor playground, pedal go-carts and go on pony rides.

Redberry Farm playground

Photo credit for maze and playground picture:  Redberry Farm

If that’s not enough, there’s also bumper boats, bubble balls on the dam and a rabbit enclosure close to the playground where kids can feed and interact with these cute furry creatures.

After purchasing a container at the Farmstall, the whole family can head into the strawberry fields to pick their own berries.  At August 2020 a small container costs R25 and a large one R40

While the children are playing against the backdrop of the majestic Outeniqua mountains, the adults can sample delicious eats from Red Shed Coffee shop and Berry Bar which offers a wide selection of coffees, teas, cocktails like Strawberry Mojito and treats like cakes, tarts and savoury platters.

Redberry Farm Drinks

The Tea Garden offers breakfast until 11am, They also serve light lunches like burgers, tramezzinis, sandwiches, wraps, sweet treats and of course a kiddie’s menu.

At The Noshery pizzeria and deli you can enjoy classic and gourmet pizzas, freshly baked bread and a range of homemade delights.

Redberry Farm restaurant

There’s also craft beer and wine as well as handcrafted ice cream to be enjoyed by the whole family.

You can easily spend the whole day at the Redberry Farm and the children will have an unforgettable experience while being outdoors and munching on their own hand-picked strawberries!

The Redberry Farm can be found on the Geelhoutboom Road in Blanco, just off the R404, George.

Office hours contact numbers:  044 870 7123

Coordinates:  33⁰57’30.73 S, 22⁰22’56.34 E

George Wildlife Park

Situated 2km outside George, on the N2 in the direction of Wilderness, The George Wildlife Park is a must visit for any child.  JP and his team have created a safe and secure environment in which children are able to interact with a variety of animals – from predators to farm animals

JP and his team share a passion for wildlife and protecting wild and domestic animals is exactly what they’re doing at this special place!

Geroge Wildlife Park Predators

Photo Credit:  George Wildlife Park

Visitors are invited to share in this experience at the George Wildlife Park as they can walk through the park, interact with the farm animals, and see the predators up close and personal in their individual enclosures.  The owner and staff take pride in offering all their resident animals the best possible care and respect while allowing the public onto the grounds.

George Wildlife Park Farm animals

Photo Credit:  George Wildlife Park

At each enclosure, you will find information boards with valuable facts about each of the animals.  It is a very exciting and a big learning experience for children, especially children who live in cities where they are never exposed to seeing the Big Cats, watching Meerkats lounging around or seeing ducks making a ruckus to get to a piece of food first.

School visits are welcomed by the park and guided tours can be arranged for these visits.

On the predator side of the park, visitors will be blessed by the sight of their Cheetahs, Bengal Tigers, Servals, Caracals and their Lions.  Children will be able to watch, with big eyes, how the Bengal Tigers are playing in the water and having fun.

Geroge Wildlife Park Serval Cat

Photo Credit:  George Wildlife Park

Want to watch how the Lions and other predators feast on their meals?  Be sure to be there between 13:00 and 14:00 daily.  Raw and real!

At the front of the park you can sit down and have a delicious meal or a cup of freshly brewed coffee.  From here you can keep a watchful eye on the children running around in the big play area for the children.

This is also the area where children can interact with the farm animals like chickens, bunnies, the dwarf goats, and piglets.  The children will definitely be on the geese’s radar when they offer them treats.  Feeding packets are available for sale at the George Wildlife Park shop.

Watching the Meerkats interacting with their friends or having a nap in the sun is such a treat!  They are so inquisitive, especially when they stand on their back feet looking round and about.

Whatever you do … don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to expose your children to our precious wildlife right here in the beautiful Garden Route.  They will surely be transformed by it!

At August 2020 the entrance fees are as follows:

  • Adults: R80
    • Children (3-16 years): R50
    • Children (under 3): Free
    • Pensioners: R50

The George Wildlife Park can be found on the N2, 2km outside George (heading east)

Coordinates:  33.9957° S, 22.5254° E

Office Hours contact number:  044 889 0007

Indoor Trampoline in George

At Elevate Park in the George Industrial area, safety is of utmost importance to the owners. “We think of our clients and staff as our most valuable assets and safety is a corner stone used to protect them.”

Elevate Indoor Trampoline Park offer 70 connected trampolines (600+ m²) at their facility, providing this exciting indoor children’s activity.

Elevate Trampoline Park

Photo Credit:  Elevate Trampoline Park

They have two payment categories (as at Augustus 2020):

  • Senior Jump Session – R115.00
  • Junior Jump Session – R85.00 (Shorter than 1.2m, but 4 and older)

Only Elevate socks are allowed – R30.00 per pair

Elevate Trampoline Park socks

Photo Credit:  Elevate Trampoline Park

They would please like you to arrive 10-20 minutes before your session starts to facilitate check-in.

It is also very important that you complete their online waiver before you may use their facilities. You only have to sign the waiver once.

Sessions are strictly 1h 30 minutes and start every 90 minutes. If you arrive late you will forfeit the session time that has already passed.Session times are as follow:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 (Excluding Monday)
  • 11:30 – 13:00
  • 13:00 – 14:30
  • 14:30 – 16:00
  • 16:00 – 17:30
  • 17:30 – 19:00 (Only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Elevate Indoor Trampoline Park also offers group bookings and school groups.  You can send them an email for more information.

BOOKINGS

Bookings are essential to ensure your spot. They can only accommodate a certain amount of jumpers per session due to safety regulations, and a confirmed booking is the only way to secure your spot. They regret that they do not accept telephone bookings. Book and pay online, or at least complete the online waiver before you arrive to speed up check-in.

Kindly note the following:

  • Sessions are 1h 30minutes.
  • Sessions carry a max limit of 70 jumpers per session.
  • Make an online booking as above to ensure your spot if you intend to come during busy times.
  • There is a weight limit of 110kg for a jumper.
  • No outside food and/or drink allowed. Please support their kiosk.
  • Minimum age is four years.
  • Only Elevate jumping socks allowed on the trampolines.

Elevate Trampoline Park

Photo Credit:  Elevate Trampoline Park

Elevate Indoor Trampoline Park can be found at 13 Meul Street, George, Garden Route

Coordinates:  33.9837° S, 22.4551° E

Office hours contact numbers:  044 004 0017 & 044 004 0018

 

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