Showing posts from February, 2018

Blasters Mossel Bay

As I wrote in my post about our favourite kids outings in Mossel Bay ,  I don’t know why we have not been to Blaster yet and in January we changed this. It was a rainy Saturday morning when I took my 3-year old son JW to Blasters in Mossel Bay.   We found parking easily and went inside.   I paid the entrance fee of R30 (for 3 hours) and completed the form for JW to play and he could not wait to start playing. Within seconds of telling him “Go play” he was climbing to the slide. Blasters is a family restaurant with a great play area for kids. There is the great indoor play area for kids from 1 -12 years.  The jungle gym has three levels, slides and lots of interesting things to do with soft balls like machines that blows wind and then the balls blows out at the top.  These “blasting” machines kept JW busy for a long time. There are lots of tables and benches for parents to sit. I found a table and ordered a coffee for me and cool drink for JW. It was very busy

Dias & Port Festival 2018

On 3 February 1488, St. Blaise’s day, Bartolomeu Dias landed at Mossel Bay, which Dias named Aguada de São Bras (St. Blaise’s Watering Place). The first Dias Festival I attended was in 1988 for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Dias’ landing.   During the weekend of 1 to 4 February 2018 it was once again time for the Dias & Port Festival.   This year the festival was expanded to include two festival grounds…Santos and the harbour.   At the Dias festival in 1988 with my brother and sister Looking at the Carvel in the harbour Dias Festival @ Santos On Saturday morning I took my son JW to the festival ground at Santos.   Entrance to the festival ground and all the shows were free.   JW had no interest to sit down and watch a show.   He just wanted to explore and play.   We walked through a lot of stalls selling toys, clothes, food, etc and then reached the play ground. JW ran to the nearest ride and I had to quickly stop him.   After catching him we

George Wildlife Park

The George Wildlife and Animal Park opened on 16 December 2017.   I visited the park on a very warm Saturday in January 2018 with my parents and 3-year old son JW.   The entrance fee was R 20 per adult and JW could enter for free. JW did not want to wait for me to buy the tickets.   He could see the jungle gym and just wanted to get inside to start climbing.   The park has a lovely play area for kids.   There is a big jungle gym to climb with monkey bars and swings and slides. JW was in heaven and could not decide where to start.   He is still too small for some of the equipment and I had to help him but he tried everything. There is a large grass area with lots of tables under trees or umbrellas to sit.   Between the tables are lots of wooden animals for the kids to play on.   There is a pond with ducks and beautiful water lilies.   After playing for a while we walked to see the farm animals.   We saw pigs, bunnies, chickens, geese, a pony and some goats.   Visitor