This lively little gem of a market, situated in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands on the Audacia Wine Farm surrounded by vineyards, is a fantastic child friendly market to visit. Something unique and something for everyone this family friendly food and craft market is a great place for delicious food, drinks and lively tunes. There is tons of entertainment for the kids at World of Adventure and it is ideal in any weather come rain or shine. Plan for a big day as you can easily spend a few hours there, and I suggest getting there early as the market is popular.
You enter the market through a marquee where you will find the lovely craft market with a selection of arts, crafts, homewares, antiques, children and adult clothing,funky t-shirts, jewellery and leather goods.
For the foodie-lover you have arrived in heaven. In the under covered food hall you will find a large selection of gourmet foods from around the world to sample and lots of decadent treats too. From spicy curries to wood-fired pizza’s, gluten free available too, you will not be leaving hungry. There is also a wonderful selection of fresh juices, smoothies and great coffee or if you are looking for something a little stronger you can try some of the Audacia wines or craft beers.
There is plenty of seating inside and outside the food area with an undercover area or near the stage to enjoy the live music. If you have kids you can sit at the Blue Moon Bar next to the FREE kids play area. It is a lovely natural wood play park with a jungle gym, swings, slide and sandpit.
World of Adventure at Root 44 Markets
Next to the craft market you will find World of Adventure play area for kids. This area is managed separately from the market and has plenty of entertainment inside a large marquee and a huge outdoor area.
R35: Kids age 1 and 2
R80: Kids age 3 and older
Babies, until 12 months, are FREE
Parents pay R10 per adult (this is to control the number of adults in the kid’s area)
Plan to be here for a few hours to get value for money and to let the kids enjoy all the activities as there is LOTS for them to do. The activities include:
- Indoor soft play jungle gym with slides, including a separate soft play area for little ones
- Mini Golf
- Pedal go-karts
- Two ziplines
- Soccer area
- Cricket area
- A massive climbing jungle gym in sand
- A climbing wall
- Jungle gym play area in sand
If you are feeling energetic and are up for an early run through the vineyards you can join the 5km Parkrun which is held on the farm every Saturday morning at 8am sharp. You need to register on their website and print the barcode to track your run but you only need to register once.
This market is the perfect option all year round, although I would recommend the kids where wellies in winter as it can be a little muddy but this just makes it all the more fun.
If you enjoy craft shopping, delicious food, live entertainment and a vibrant atmosphere in a child friendly environment this is for you.