Welcome Summer Family Festival – Sat 8 December 2018

Nothing says ‘Hello Summer’ better than a festive garden party!

Think live music, the smell of a lamb spit braai smoking in the background, pop up food stalls, free wine tasting and craft beer on tap.

Dunstone Country Estate is pleased as punch to invite you to our ‘Welcome Summer’ family event, taking place on Saturday 8th December at our Estate bistro, The Stone Kitchen.

Kicking off at 12 noon, entry is free and everything you need to eat or drink will be available to purchase at one of our pop up stalls on the bistro’s back lawn.

For entertainment, we’re excited to welcome live local acts Wicus Le Roux and Die WildBerries who will be performing all of our favourite cover songs over the course of the afternoon. Get ready to bust out some moves on the dance floor or ‘floss’ it up in a dance-off with the younger generation!

Either way, it’s going to be great day out for the whole family and we can’t wait to officially see in the summer with our greater Dunstone Family. Feel free to bring your own picnic blankets, alternatively we’ll have all of our own outdoor tables, bean bags, sun umbrellas and picnic blankets arranged outside for your comfort and convenience. For guests seeking refuge from the sun, our large interior dining area will also open to all event goers.

For the Adults

  • Free wine tasting and wine sales by Dunstone Boutique Winery
  • Craft Beer on Tap by Bergrivier Brewery
  • Spit Braai and Burger Basket Menu by The Stone Kitchen
  • Olive and Cheese Boards

For the Children 

  • Jumping Castle
  • Face Painting by Spiral Moon
  • Slush puppy stand
  • Artisan sweets by Meshugga
  • Happy Meal lunch packs with hotdogs, chips, drink and a toy

If you’d like to join us at the Welcome Summer event, please indicate that you’re coming by RSVP’ing on our Facebook Event page. To secure one of our tables, please book online using our Dineplan app, or else email us

For any further queries about the Welcome Summer event, please contact our Client Liaison Manager, Johne La Grange at . Keep an eye on our Facebook event page for updates on any added pop up stalls and entertainment.

Kids’ Parties at Dunstone

Eat, Play, Party at the Stone Kitchen!

Dunstone Country Estate is what kids’ dreams are made of: open spaces to run wild and free and inside spaces to climb, colour and create! At The Stone Kitchen we have built the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor activity for our young patrons, offering parents a relaxed, secure environment in which to host a birthday party or similar event, big or small, seven days of the week, come rain or shine. Here is what you can expect:    

Eat

The Stone Kitchen provides a broad selection of both child and adult platters to suit your budget, ranging from R55 to R105 per person, including cold meat and cheese platters, finger food, fresh fruit and veggies and candied treats for the sweet tooth.

Play

Our play facilities are far from ordinary and offer loads of challenging physical activities:

Outdoor Facilities:

  • Putt Putt Course
  • Large Wooden Jungle Gym
  • Swings, slide and seesaw
  • Sandpit and Mud Kitchen
  • Farm Enclosure housing pot-bellied pigs and a duck pond
  • Small Soccer Pitch
  • Boules Court

Indoor Facilities: 

  • Soft Play Jungle Gym
  • Board Games, Puzzles and Books
  • Climbing Wall
  • Lego Table
  • Play Kitchen
  • Toddler Toys

Party

The Stone Kitchen can accommodate parties of up to 25 children and accompanying adults, with kids’ seating in the Indoor Playroom and adult tables in the adjoining restaurant. Party durations are set at 2 hours and can be held in mornings and afternoons throughout the week.

To book your child’s next birthday party at The Stone Kitchen, Dunstone Country Estate, please contact restaurant manager, Carmen, at . Please make sure you have a date in mind and a rough idea of numbers so that we can confirm availability.

To download a Kids’ Party brochure that includes full kids’ party pricing options and menus, click here:

5 Best Child-Friendly Wine Farms

Visiting the winelands can be the best thing ever, but it can also be tricky for parents who have little ones tagging along. Not all wine estates are family or kid friendly so we went in search of some of the very best winelands spots for families to visit. These wine farms and estate are fun for the whole family and most of them even have a space where the kids are taken care of in a safe environment, leaving you to relax and unwind with a glass of wine.

Read the full article here.