This year’s line-up of fun for kids is packed with wild thrills, fun adventures and getting up close to some of their favourite characters.
The festival organisers have once again put together an event that will keep the young at heart entertained, making the 18th SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
Near the entrance to the festival will be a maze of plastic waste, plenty of rubbish and recyclable art pieces. Children and parents will learn about the need to stop plastic pollution – and what they can do about it while wandering through the maze.
Quatro Events will be at the festival for the first time and they will be bringing a bungy trampoline that will allow three festinos to get boosted into the air and then land on the trampoline.
There will also be a Parachute Rocket and Zorb rollers on water for festival goers.
Kids will be able to kuier with the sleep specialists at the Bed Centre to find the right mattress to ensure a good night’s rest.
And, while the parents are talking sleep there will be a giant mattress for kids to jump on.
Those planning for a future career can find out what the stars may hold for them in the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) mobile planetarium.
Housed inside an inflatable dome, the night sky experience combines education and entertainment – and its free for festival goers.
Staff will also be on hand to advice young people on the careers being opened up by SALT.
As always there will be a wide selection of Fun 4 U rides where kids of all ages can enjoy wild thrills.
There will also be an opportunity to meet Spiderman, Peppa Pig and George, Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon, Theodore), Barney, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Minions, Paw Patrol on the festival grounds Saturday and Sunday.
As always, the Wildsfees Coco-Cola Fun Zone is presenting an action-packed programme of fun. There will be board games, singing and dancing competitions, this is where young visitors can meet the characters, take part in a Baby Shark dance-off and stand a chance to win spot prizes.
The Walk on the Wild Side marquee is the showcase for the province’s leading eco-destinations, activities and products.
At the Addo Elephant National Park stand kids can enjoy games, storytelling from one of the reserve’s guides and go on an imaginary game drive.
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Adult tickets cost R150 per day for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A weekend pass will be R350.
For festival goers aged between seven and 17 tickets cost R70 per day for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and R150 for a weekend pass.
SASSA pensioners tickets can be purchased at the gate only for R100 per day for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are available from: Mafuta Padstal in Kirkwood, Westway Tickets on the corner of Lewerkie and Hoepoe Streets in Cotswold Extension Port Elizabeth, and BZN Stationers in Uitenhage