Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Cape Winelands, Longridge Wine Estate is not only known for its exquisite wines but also for being a family-friendly haven in Cape Town and its surroundings. This charming estate offers a unique blend of stunning vineyard landscapes, extraordinary wines, and a range of activities that make it the perfect destination for families looking to unwind and enjoy quality time together.
From the Estate, you get breathtaking views of the Helderberg Mountains and False Bay, making it a visual treat for visitors of all ages. The peaceful atmosphere and lush vineyards provide the ideal backdrop for a relaxing day out with the family or friends.
While Longridge is a family-friendly destination, it’s primarily known for its exceptional wines. Parents can savor an array of award-winning wines produced on-site while enjoying the tranquil surroundings. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to guide you through the tasting experience, ensuring that you get the most out of your visit. They offer a range of high-quality wines that can be found all over the best restaurants in Cape Town and the wine lands. So if you can, take home some bottles as a special treat for yourself! Check out the different wine tasting options here: WINE TASTING
Longridge Wine Estate goes the extra mile to cater to families with children. Here are some of the kid-friendly activities and amenities you can expect:
- Picnic Areas: Longridge offers designated picnic areas where families can enjoy a leisurely meal amidst the vineyards. You can either bring your own picnic or order one of their delectable picnic baskets in advance.
- Playground: The estate has a safe and well-maintained playground that will keep your little ones entertained while you relax with a glass of wine.
- Farm Animals: Kids will love meeting the resident farm animals, including chickens and ducks. It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to connect with nature and learn about farm life. There is also a beautiful white horse on the farm.
The Rykaart’s Restaurant
The estate’s restaurant offers a delightful dining experience for the whole family. The menu features a variety of dishes to suit different tastes, including options for children. Ingredients are locally sourced and the focus is on creating delicious, fresh meals. Plus, the scenic outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying a meal together while soaking in the breathtaking views. It’s a set three-course menu where children under 12 years old may enjoy a half potion of their set menu for half the price. Alternatively they will have a simple kids friendly meal and dessert available.
Although we didn’t enjoy the set menu on the day of our visit, we already know that we will be back to explore more of this beautiful estate and the wines and food it has to offer. While the kids were playing on the generous lawn and living their best lives on the playground, we enjoyed a 5 star wine tasting experience where every single glass was a winner. The wines are extraordinary and we took home a few bottles because they were just too good to be true. The surroundings are beautiful, the estate is exclusive and you will most certainly enjoy yourself. This is a place you want to take your family, friends and visitors to.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Opening Times: Mon – Sat 08:00 – 20:00, Sun 08:00 – 17:00
- Age Group: 0 – 99
- Baby Changing Facilities: Yes
- Kids Menu: Yes (on request)
- Fun Factor: 5/5
- Free WIFI: No