Best Child-Friendly Wine Farms in Paarl

Paarl is a beautiful region in the Cape Winelands with many different wine farms and restaurants to explore. So as a family, we are always on the lookout for places that not only offer amazing wine and food, but also some sort of entertainment for the children. Whether it is a fun kiddies tasting, an amazing playground or other child-friendly activities: we have checked out the best places in Paarl for you and you can find them listed below.

Spice Route Destination

Spice Route is surely one of the most family friendly destinations in Paarl when you’re looking for a place where you can entertain the kids for an entire day. They have so many places and activities to explore that it surely doesn’t get boring! At Spice Route Destination, the kids can go on a fun Scavenger Hunt around the farm, enjoy an amazing kiddies tasting at La Grapperia & Pizza, do a chocolate tasting, paint ceramics at Môigoeters, bring their bike to go wild on the bike track, run around on the lawns or play at the different playgrounds. It’s an absolutely fantastic family destination. Read more: SPICE ROUTE

Opening Times: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 17:00
Phone: +27 (0) 21 863 5200 /

Spice Route Playground Overview Wine Tasting

Perdeberg Cellar

Nestled in the heart of the Cape Winelands, surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and sprawling vineyards, lies Perdeberg Cellar in Paarl. They offer amazing wine pairing options. So if you are looking for something special, you can try their Candy Floss Pairing or their Marshmallow Pairing (yes, it’s for adults). For the kids, they also have some special on the tasting menu: the little ones can enjoy a kiddies pairing where they receive three delicious cookies with a decorating kit (icing and sprinkles), paired with fruit juices. While the adults can enjoy their dishes at the restaurant, the children are entertained by a fun garden play area and on weather-permitting weekends, the addition of a jumping castle. The garden features a lovely jungle gym with swings, monkey bars and lots of green grass to play games on. Read more: PERDEBERG CELLAR

Opening Times: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 17:00
Phone: +27 (0) 21 869 8244 /

Perdeberg Playground Overview


The Vrymansfontein Estate is located in the heart of the Cape Winelands, boasting breathtaking views of rolling vineyards and the surrounding mountains. The highlight is the brand-new play area for kids of all ages. It truly is more like an adventure playground with lots of fun features and equipment. Besides a fun jungle gym, the little ones will find trampolines, rocking horses, bouncy bubbles, swings and a water play area to cool off on those super hot days. So make sure to bring along a set of change clothes in case your kiddos love to play with water! The playground is conveniently located right next to the Tree Bar where you can always keep an eye on them. Read more: VRYMANSFONTEIN

Opening Times: Wed – Sun 12:00 – 22:00
Phone: +27 (0) 82 617 4903 /

Vrymansfontein Jungle Gym

Laborie Wine Estate

Nestled in the picturesque town of Paarl, Laborie Wine Estate stands as a testament to the rich heritage and exceptional winemaking traditions of the Western Cape. Laborie is probably one of the Wine Estates with the most dining options in Paarl. They are home to three different restaurants and you can enjoy picnics as well. Cucina di Giovanni at Laborie is renowned for its great ambience and quality Mediterranean inspired cuisine. It is perfect for families eating out with kids as you have a full view of the attached playground and a wonderful lawn right in front the outside seating area. So the children can run around and play, while you enjoy your food and drinks. The restaurant is open from 12pm until late from Monday to Saturday and closing early on a Sunday around 4pm. Read more: LABORIE

Opening Times: Mon – Sat from 07:00 – 21:00, Sun from 07:00 – 17:00 depending on each restaurant
Phone: +27 (0) 21 807 3095

Laborie Swings

Nederburg Wines

Nederburg Wines offers a delightful experience for wine enthusiasts and families alike. While Nederburg is renowned for its exceptional wines and rich history, it also caters to younger visitors with a range of kid-friendly activities that make it a perfect destination for families. The kids menu at the restaurant includes a Cookie Decoration Activity (booking essential), flavoured milk & cookie pairing, the kids picnic or even party boxes in case you’re planning make Nederburg Wines your birthday party venue. For active kids, Nederburg has a dedicated play area equipped with swings, slides, and other recreational facilities. The play area is huge and offers lots of play opportunities including a zip line and generous jungle gym. Read more: NEDERBURG

Opening Times: Daily 09:00 – 16:00, Closed on Tuesdays
Phone: +27 (0) 862 3104 /

Nederburg Green slide

Knus Karoo Kombuis

Knus Karoo Kombuis is a delightful family-friendly restaurant with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, delectable menu options, and a strong focus on creating memorable dining experiences for families. Whether you’re seated indoors or in the tranquil outdoor area, you’ll find a comfortable and inviting space for both parents and children. The outside garden area with its big old trees provides plenty of shade on those hot summer days and is the perfect spot to watch the little ones play on the generous playground and the water station.The restaurant boasts a well-equipped play area where children can burn off some energy while parents enjoy their meal in peace. With slides, swings, and other play equipment, it’s a safe and entertaining space for kids to explore. Read more: KNUS KAROO KOMBUIS

Opening Times: Mon – Fri 07:30 – 16:30, Sat 08:00 – 15:00, Sunday Closed
Phone: +27 (0) 21 036 1600 /

Knus Karoo Kombuis Playground Overview

Under Oaks Wine Estate

At this venue, you literally eat your meal under big, green oak trees that spend much needed shade in summer and give the place an oddly European touch that is really enjoyable. The pizzeria is absolutely fabulous and you can enjoy exquisite wood-fired pizza, pasta, salads or pita. As I said, it’s like little Italy in the heart of Paarl and surely a place you will remember. Kids are more than welcome, too! They can either play at the green lawn right in front of the pizzeria or go wild on the jungle gym a bit further away. They also serve yummy kiddies meals and ice cream. Read more: UNDER OAKS

Opening Times: Closed on Mondays, Tue – Sat 11:30 – 22:00, Sunday 12:00 – 15:30
Phone: +27 (0)21 869 8535

Pappa Grappa & Wilderer Distillery

If you love Gin and great food, then the Pappa Grappa Restaurant and Wilderer Distillery is a fantastic place to spend some time with the family. They have a lovely outside seating area with big trees that offer shade in summer and a huge play area for the kids right next to it. So while you can enjoy your drinks and meals in a stunning surrounding, the kids are not far off playing on the zip line or jungle gym. Read more: PAPPA GRAPPA

Opening Times: Distillery: Mon – Sun 10:00 – 17:00 / Pappa Grappa: Mon – Sat 11:30 – 22:00, Sun 11:30 – 18:00
Phone: +27(0) 21 863 3555 /

Wilderer Outside Seating Area

Toeka Domaine Brahms

This fascinating place is full of vintage items and has something new to explore in every corner. The playground is a secure fenced area where the little ones can explore miniature houses, swings, slides, jungle gyms and much more. The eye catcher is the brand new jumping pillow! It guarantees major fun and is the only jumping pillow in the Boland. To use it, they charge a small cover cost of R25 per person, but it’s definitely worth it. The restaurant also has a small indoor play area and the entrance to the tractor museum and old-timers is free. Read more: TOEKA DOMAINE BRAHMS

Opening Times: Closed on Monday & Tuesday, Wed – Sun 09:00 – 16:00
Phone: +27 (0) 21 869 8555 /

Toeka Anni on jumping pillow

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