I just saw this newsletter advertised by my daughter’s school, of a family carnival fun-day, which takes place this Sunday at the beautiful Nitida Wine farm, in support of this charity for special needs children. It really sounds like a great fun day out for the whole Family this weekend, so I’m hoping to help spread the word. This is their newsletter on the event. Have a look…

“I am writing to you on behalf of Iris House Children’s Hospice. We are a registered Charity in the Northern Suburbs providing care for special needs children and their families. We are hosting a Carnival themed Family Fun Day on the 24th of February 2013 at the Nitida Wine Estate from 9am to 4pm. Entrance to the event is FREE and we have a fantastic line up for the day.

Various market stores

Lawn Games

Various Carnival rides including mechanical bull

Old school Carnival games – like beanbag toss, apple bobbing, fishing for prizes

Pony Rides

Face painting


Balloon artists

Picnic area

Tombola Store

Entrance is FREE, parking FREE – tickets for rides and games start at R10

We will also being having live entertainment on our stage:

9am – 11am DJ – prizes / mini competitions

11am – 11.30am Robin (singer)

11.30am -12 noon – Clown show

12 Noon – 1.00pm (baby competition winners – 3 categories)

1pm – 2pm MAIN EVENT – Howling Mad Banned – Blues Band and other artist

2.30pm – 3pm Dancers from Dance Extreme

3pm – 3.30pm Robin (singer)

3.30pm – 4pm DJ

We would be very grateful if you could share the event details with your pupils. Should you wish to know more about Iris House, support the charity or would like us to come to your school to talk to pupils about Special Needs Children please contact Sue van der Linde on 021 5590800.”

So pls spread the word, sounds like a lovely day out while we still have some summer left, keeping the kids entertained, good food & wine, and supporting a very worthy cause – talk about killing 4 birds with one stone!

Hope to see you there 🙂


Thanks to Cape Town photographer Darren Bester photography for this beautiful image of Nitida, visit his photography blog here to see more of his stunning photography on Weddings, food, landscapes : http://darrenbester.blogspot.com/2012/01/nitida-market.html