Hazendal prides itself on being a family-friendly destination that caters for all generations. While adults can enjoy the journey of art and culture on offer in the Marvol Gallery, indulge in the various eateries, or simply drink in the open-air splendour of this estate, younger visitors will be entranced by the colourful world of Wonderdal, an interactive edutainment centre for kids age 5-13.
Wonderdal offers an immersive and interactive edutainment experience, blending creative design, award-winning educational resources and world-class technology, to combine learning with play. At Wonderdal children discover the worlds of science, nutrition and nature across a variety of indoor and outdoor activity zones. With the colourful Amuki characters by their side, and trained WonderPals to supervise, young adventurers can look forward to a fun day out discovering a world of wonder and knowledge.
Wonderdal is divided into specific zones, each focused on specific areas of learning and modes of play. Nature is the focus in the immersive digital world of the Wonder Garden, while in the Tinker Workshop – where human ‘Wonder Pals’ are on hand to help and guide – children are introduced to simple scientific principles through engaging hands-on activities.
Active kids will love clambering into the boughs of Kora, the Tree of Light, or burning off excess energy in the outdoor playground dubbed the ‘Wildlands’. For some down-time, the ‘living library’ of the Story Cave lets quieter adventurers listen to stories, read books and reflect on what they’ve learned at Wonderdal.
Parents have the option to experience Wonderdal with their kids, or leave them in the safe care of the Wonderdal staff and enjoy the incredible food and beverage offerings including Babushka Deli and Picnics, Pivnushka Beer Garden and a Russian Tea Ceremony experience.