9 ways to beat boredom this holiday
From exploring the farm by bike and Segway to sampling grape juice and exploring with eagles, there are loads of things to keep the kids entertained and out of mischief at Spier.
1. Hang out in our Kids’ Clubhouse.
While parents get up to more grown up activities (lunch or wine tasting, anyone?), our little hotel guests can spend time at the Kids’ Clubhouse which has a programme packed full of fun activities – including arts and crafts, stories, baking and farm walks. View our seasonal programme here.
2. Glide around the farm.
Kids over 10 can explore the farm on one of our Segway PT tours, which take you past vineyards and pastures, our River Walk and more.
3. Have a heathy and delicious lunch.
Our farm-to-table restaurant Eight serves up a special children’s menu made with natural ingredients from our farm and nearby suppliers. Afterwards, the kids can play on the rolling lawns, giant swing, jungle gym – and best of all – our secret bamboo ‘forest’.
4. Have a tasting.
When Mom and Dad are sampling Spier’s acclaimed vintages, the kids get to have their very own grape juice tasting at the Tasting Room.
5. Tuck into a picnic.
We’ve got specially made picnics for children, which includes favourites such as cheese and tomato on homemade rolls, yoghurt and root crisps. Order yours here.
6. Go for a ride.
Hope on a hardy yellow Qhubeka bike (available for free from outside the Spier Hotel reception) and head out to explore the farm. See if you can spot the Egg Mobiles (where our free-roaming chickens live), our cattle, or a quill left behind from our resident family of porcupines.
7. Meet birds and bunnies.
Get up close and personal with majestic raptors at Eagle Encounters, our bird of pray rehabilitation centre, where you can also become acquainted with goats and rabbits.
8. Explore the Werf.
Clamber over boulders and up the trees on our historic farmyard. Then head to its Food Garden, where herbs, fruit and veggies are grown for our restaurants.
9. Listen and learn.
Download the VoiceMap app and listen to our audio tours on your phone. Walk the Farm, which starts at the Hotel entrance, is an hour-long tour that will introduce you to the farm’s many facets: from art and wines to hospitality and heritage. The historic Gables tour, which begins at the Tasting Room, takes you on a fictional journey based on the reality of life on a farm in the Cape Winelands in the early part of the 19th century.
Stay at Spier
Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, Spier is the perfect place for a great day out. But why not soak up the farm for a little bit longer? Book 3 nights, and you save 20%.