Four seasons of fun for kids at the Wildsfees

2017-06-28 06:01

THIS year the SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees, which takes place this weekend, will embrace the imaginations of children as they enjoy fun-filled experiences on the wild side.

A highlight for many will be bouncing on beds – without anyone shouting at you.

Parents can let their kids go wild as they enjoy some bed-bouncing fun thanks to the Bed Centre, which is inviting children to bounce on one of their beds.

“The festival is one of a few in South Africa to host a ‘festival within a festival’ for the young, and this year we have decided to celebrate our 16th festival by getting kids to embrace their wild with a variety of activities,” says festival director Jenni Honsbein.

Special attractions for the young and young at heart include our Faeries for all Seasons-themed wonderland, Little Pony rides, Squillos kids play care zone, pedal go-karts, paintball, and a chance to meet and greet cartoon kids characters such as Paw Patrol’s Marshall and Skye, Squillos, Barney and friends, Hello Kitty, Minnie and Mickey Mouse and Lollos and Lettie.

For a once in a life time adventure kids can take a walk through an antique cupboard to the Faerie For All Seasons-themed wonderland.

There they will be met by spring faerie Maia in her giant nest, then journey over the rainbow to summer with the SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees mermaid Aquata, continue the adventure through fields of bright flowers and across a bridge where Rhea the autumn faerie awaits, ending at the magic waterfall with the winter Snow Queen Snowdina in her castle.

Little Pony rides will take place all weekend long for R20 per person per ride.

Children need to weigh 60kg or less to ride the ponies, Tonto and Pixi.

The ponies will be taken off the ground before the entertainment starts so they don’t get stressed out.

The Kidz play care zone is the next stop for children to go wild on a special soft play circuit.

Bright colours and inviting shapes are guaranteed to give hours of fun while the rest of the family embraces their wild.

Parents will be able to leave their children for supervised play provided they have identification.

“At this year’s festival we want parents to be able to enjoy themselves while the children are kept entertained and safe,” says Honsbein.

The first two hours will be free between 9am and 5pm.

Thereafter, it will cost R20 per hour per child.

After 5pm the cost will be R25 per hour per child.

This service is available on: Friday 9am to 10pm, Saturday 9am to 10pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm.

#Wildsfees2017 will be taking place from Friday until Sunday.

Gates will open from 9am and festinos can party late into the night.

Tickets are available from the SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees office on 042 230 0064 or go to for more information.


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