18 Child-friendly wine farms and establishments in and around Cape Town

Gone are the days where wine farms simply cater to tourists and wine connoisseurs. Going out to a wine farm, especially in the Western Cape, can be a fun day out for the entire family to enjoy. This is because wine farms are realising that catering for the children (regardless of age) is a big draw for parents who are of course the spenders! Here, Mombabbles does a roundup of some of the most child friendly wine farms and wine cellars in and around Cape Town.

Family fun at Lourensford Wine Estate

There’s an abundance of things that will keep families entertained at Lourensford wine estate this summer. Here Mombabbles lists all the treats that are in store for the adults as well as the children from Christmas markets, to play areas, to wine and grape juice tasting, hiking and joining a fun run – there’s plenty of things to do for all the family this December and beyond.

Tumble Bear Make and Play looking for a buyer

A Southern Suburbs play area in Cape Town may shut its doors if a suitable buyer isn’t found soon. It’s a shame really, as my boys just loved playing there and the service is really good. What could be the reason behind the sale?

12 Free things you can do with kids in Cape Town

There are so many things to do in Cape Town with your children but most of the time you do have to pay for it. Mombabbles looks at 12 places where you can enjoy spending time with your family for free. So if you’re budget conscious, check out these free, family friendly things to do in the Mother City. Free – after compiling this list my wallet feels better already.

Kids parties – should you stick to trusted suppliers?

Every birthday parents (like us) go through the agonizing decision of what to do for the party. We ask: Should we do it at home or away? Should we keep it small or go large? Should we hire caterers or do it ourselves? What’s the budget? Can we afford to spend as much as we did last year? This year was no different and we had the extra special occasion of our second born’s first birthday to contend with.

Are Cape Town’s playgrounds safe?

After a child gets her leg trapped under a roundabout in Keurboom Park a playground located in Claremont in Cape Town, Mombabbles asks whether enough has been done to prevent the same thing from happening again and if the mother was right to lodge a claim against the City.

New playground plans for Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia has taken down it’s children’s play area but has plans to resurrect a kid-friendly space. But just across the way, the historical wine farm has some staunch competition.

10 Things I’ve learned since becoming a parent

Wet wipes don’t just clean baby bottoms, Gina Ford is not for me, the Chinese potty train their kids before they’re 18 months old and not everyone is understanding when it comes to the problems you encounter as you learn to parent. But these are just some of the things I’ve learned along the way and they won’t be the last…

7 Child friendly garden nurseries in Cape Town

Gone are the days where you would have to rush the kids around the garden nursery hoping that they won’t rip out the ferns, steal fruit off the trees or mangle the geraniums as you try find the best plants for your garden. Mombabbles looks at some child friendly garden nurseries in Cape Town that will keep your kids entertained, while you pick out your favourite fern.