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Lunch at Wild Clover (2016-07-09) Photo Gallery | Restaurants 23 JUL 2016

If you have kids and find yourself in the Stellenbosch area, then Wild Clover situated on the R304 makes for a great stop. The kids have plenty of space to run around and things to play with, while the laid back, shaded outside eating area (which is often accompanied by live music) really makes for a relaxing afternoon out.

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Apparently the old chef that used to work there has now been replaced, meaning that the kitchen is making quite good food again, and these days I usually find myself tucking into one of their delicious pizzas every time we head out that way.

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There’s a small brewery on the premises as well (Wild Clover Brewery), which produces a nice selection of craft beer for you to taste and indulge in if you are into that sort of thing.

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There is a small farm animal enclosure which the kids can explore, as well as an equine center right next door, perfect for those of us who enjoy the prospect of trotting about on a horse!

The local archery club also calls Wild Clover its home, and just behind the archery butt, you’ll find a model aircraft flying strip of all things! (Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, Wild Clover also had accommodation available, and if you like destroying things, there’s clay pigeon shooting on offer as well!)

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On this particular day out, we’d already spent some of our energy playing over at the gorgeous kids play area called The Carnival on Weltevreden Estate, but because we had found the service their slightly poor on the day, we ended up at Wild Clover for lunch instead.

(I have no idea why Chantelle opted to eat a salad on the day though!)

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Supper at Texas Kids in George (2016-06-25) Photo Gallery | Restaurants 16 JUL 2016

After a lot of driving and many sights seen for the day (Birds of Eden, Plett Puzzle Park,  and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary), we finally made it back to George (those Garden Route N2 speed limits and abundance of speed cameras really do make for a drawn out drive!). Having had a poor experience in terms of the food served by Far Hills Country Hotel the previous evening, we were looking for a different, kid-friendly option for supper – which is exactly what presented itself to us in the form of Texas Kids (on recommendation from one of the Far Hills managers just by the way).

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Situated in Eden Meander, right across from the Garden Route Mall, Texas Kids is a family restaurant that does its best to cater for the entire family. Their food is surprisingly good (and comes in decent portions), not to mention the fact that they have a fantastic, massive play area for the kids, complete with themed jungle gym, trampolines, a small movie room/cinema, and mini golf of all things!

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The restaurant is separated from the play area, but for those of you who would like to be closer to your kids while they play, Texas Kids has some cool eating rooms disguised behind Wild West shop fronts, the perfect place for you to hunker down and enjoy your meal while looking out on your kids at play!

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My girls enjoyed the play time, while the rest of us enjoyed the food, drink and rugby on TV. Sounds like a win win situation to me!

By this hour it was already pretty dark, so my phone camera didn’t manage to capture too many usable photos, but I managed to grab a few of the play area at least…

It’s not a fantastic restaurant per se, but it is super kid friendly and the food and service were both very good – so if you have kids in George, then this is definitely an option.

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Park First, then Funky Frogs (2014-05-11) Photo Gallery 09 JAN 2015

Last year I celebrated my birthday by of course, doing things with my kids. Stationed in Bellville following a great night out with Chantelle (burgers and the big wheel at the Waterfront) the previous evening, we kicked things off with a trip to the local Ridgeworth park, before discovering a gem of a place in the form of Funky Frogs.

Funky Frogs is conveniently located in Tygervalley, tucked away in one of the shopping pods in the underground parking section of the shopping mall. Essentially it is one big space filled with all manner of kids’ entertainment, which you access by handing over a little bit of money for a set period of play time.

Plus, whilst the kids have an absolute ball, you can pull up a chair, grab a magazine, and drink a nice refreshing cup of coffee to pass the time. (If of course your child allows you to relax!)

So if you have small kids, then definitely a thumbs up!

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(Thankfully, not all was lost in terms of at least some adult entertainment on my birthday. I received some pretty good craft beer from Peter, and as we all know, beer always makes everything better!)

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