There seems to be a lot of hype around the Good Housekeeping Family Fun Day happening this Sunday at Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl. I didn’t realise there was SO much planned and that it was such a huge event with a great line up!

I mean just look at this line up of amazingness 🙂

Live music. Bands includeGoodLuck and TouchWood
> Exciting Eco Carnival. Children can enjoy traditional carnival games using recycled products
> Beautiful picnic area. Gourmet food trucks will be stationed throughout the venue, plus Backsberg wines (at cellar prices) and craft beer will be on sale for the adults.
> Kfm DJ Liezl van der Westhuizen will be our MC.
> Kfm are our DJs for the day with live crossovers to studio
> Photo station to get photographed on the ‘cover’ of Good Housekeeping magazine
> Spot prizes for attendees throughout the day
> Hotrods and muscle cars
> Opportunity to help green the planet by joining Unilever’s #SendASeed BrightFutureSA campaign. By pledging to be part of the campaign, a tree will be planted on your behalf.
> Wine-tasting station: R15 to taste 5 wines, or 4 wines and 1 brandy
> Fun, supervised creative craft stations with an emphasis on recycling
> Meet and greet with Kellogg’s Coco the Monkey
> Coco the Monkey dance competition with fun prizes
> Traditional races (egg and spoon races, three-legged races, sack races, plus hoola hooping contests) with great prizes for contestants (Love these 80’s inspired games!)
> Story-telling corner
> Professional face-painting plus balloon animals – every kids fave!!
> Hands-on cupcake decorating station
> Petting zoo (goats, sheep, piglet, peacock, goose, ducks, chickens, guinea pigs, tortoises and rabbits) – OH MY GOODNESS!!!
> Model-building craft station and competition with great prizes
> Ball pond
> Dance lessons and fun educational performances – GIRLS will be stoked!
> Product sampling and goodie bags.. who doesn’t like a great goodie bag?
> Raffle tickets on sale (all proceeds . along with R10 from every ticket sold . goes to Save the Children) with the opportunity to win great prizes and support a good cause.

Sound like something you and your family would enjoy? Here is everything you need to know about the day:

WHEN: 10 April 2016
WHERE: Backsberg Estate Cellars, Paarl
TIME: 11am . 4pm
Adults – R120 each (includes a FREE three-month print or a four-month digital subscription to Good Housekeeping/Goeie Huishouding; R10 of the ticket price goes to the Save the Children charity).
Children – (two to 16 years) R20 each (includes ALL kids’ activities for the day).
Under-twos and pensioners enter free.

PARTY WITH A PURPOSE! R10 from every ticket sold will go to SAVE THE CHILDREN charity

Follow this link to book and find out all the finer details about the day!

Despite not having my hubs in town, I’m going to brave it with my own kids (roping in a few friends no doubt!) If you would like to join in the fun, I’m giving away 2 sets of tickets for TWO families. (Two adults, two children) So if you have more than two kids you will only pay the additions R20 per child.

To WIN tickets please leave your name on the post and the winner will be sent the tickets by Friday afternoon!

Hope to see you there, come say Hi if you see me 🙂




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