Organising, planning and facilitating a school outing can be quite a task! Teachers and educators - we really do appreciate you for this! That’s why we (the Wonderdal team) want to make the entire process of hosting your next kids school outing at Wonderdal Edutainment Centre, well, an absolute breeze!
A school outing to Wonderdal is both fun and educational and we aim to take learning beyond the classroom walls. With a variety of curriculum-aligned games and learning stations, Wonderdal’s innovative indoor and outdoor activities teach kids aged 5-13 years of age the fundamentals of natural science and life skills in a world-class edutainment venue.
We’ve highlighted FIVE, yes Five benefits as to why Wonderdal is The Ultimate Kids School Outing and why it’s just SO great and most importantly, a SAFE school outing venue!
So grab a mug of tea, a pen and paper and let’s get planning!
1. The Wonderdal teacher pack
There’s a whole lot of planning that goes into organising these fun and educational trips for little learners (we know this) and that’s why we are here to make it all a little easier for you. First on the list for educators to get the ball rolling on booking your next school outing at Wonderdal - download the Wonderdal Teacher Pack ASAP!
That’s right, an extremely handy, all-in-one, quick look informational leaflet for educators about the benefits of Wonderdal Edutainment Centre.
The Teachers Pack gives a detailed overview of ALL of what’s on offer at Wonderdal. Including information such as:
- Wonderdal includes Interactive multimedia games
- Includes CAPS-aligned content
- A strong focus on Natural Science and Life Skills
- Designed for learners from Grade 0-7
- On-site classrooms
- Technology-advanced learning activities
To fully support teachers to achieve the most from their Wonderdal experience as a school outing venue, we (the WonderPals!), provide a Pre-Visit Pack, as well as anOn-Site Pack, on arrival.
All that’s left to do is download the Wonderdal Teacher Pack, here.
2. How easy is it to visit Wonderdal?
It simply could not be easier to visit us! We are conveniently located between Durbanville and Stellenbosch. That’s just a school bus ride away!
Apart from organising the physical bus ride, teachers, please remember to make sure that you have BOOKED ahead of your trip - we don’t want any disappointed faces at our gates!
Aaaaaaand, to book, simply click here.
As we are situated on Hazendal Wine Estate, the following will be required when entering, so be sure to have these items on hand, for fast and efficient entry:
- Our security team will ask for either a South African ID book, card or driver's license to be produced which will be scanned.
- Temperatures will be taken and masks must be produced.
- All that’s left is to be directed to our safe parking lot, conveniently situated right next door to Wonderdal.
If like us, you’re a map person, we’ve included one here, along with co-ordinates and all necessary contact details too.
3. Spring School Special
Take learning beyond the classroom and let us put a spring in your step this school year with an outing to Wonderdal.
Benefit from our reduced rate of R80 per child for your school outing for this year, if confirmed before March 2022!
There really is no reason not to pop in for a visit now! A little teacher FYI: Wonderdal can accommodate a class of 60 students at a time (we take Covid-19 protocols very, very seriously and have strict protocols in place - you can read all about our Covid-19 protocols, here).
4. What further assistance can teachers expect once at Wonderdal?
We are here to help you, teachers! Apart from an easy online booking experience, we offer support on-site too, thanks to our talented and trained WonderPals, who are on-hand to assist teachers on site.
The WonderPals supervise and facilitate young adventurers, offering an extra set of eyes, assisting with the Seven Interactive Learning Zones, as well as being assisted by the Amuki…
Who are the Amuki? (get ready for excited squeals of delight!):
- They’re the inhabitants of Wonderdal Edutainment Centre!
- They’re friendly, quirky, highly intelligent creatures with shimmering, colourful bodies and leafy ears.
- They’re able to be seen by the young adventurers by slipping on a special magical bracelet at Kora’s Gate - this allows adventurers to communicate with the Amuki who would otherwise be invisible.
- The Amuki are our little adventurers learning companions, there to help, guide and assist them through the learning process.
For more information about our Amuki friends, simply click here.
5. How Long Are The Play Sessions?
Two hours! Two hours of supervised, educational fun! That’s two hours to become fully immersed into the Seven Interactive Learning Zones, which have been specially designed in collaboration with educational consultants, edutech developers and learning space designers, to create unique learning zones that are interactive.
Our Wonderpals are also on-hand to explain, demonstrate and assist all learners! Wonderdal encourages free play and children are free to visit and explore each zone in their own time and sequence.
What to expect at the Seven Learning Zones?
- Tinker Workshop:
Tinker with child-safe electric circuitry, a marble and a wind-tunnel to explore different forms of energy.
- Tree Of Light:
Kids can generate an impressive light and sound display through the clever use of a hand-crank energy game.
- Wonder Garden:
Junior gardeners enjoy a fantastical and immersive gardening experience and learn how plants grow from seeds.
- Health Kitchen:
Adventurers process, cook, bake and blend different foods and discover the benefits of a healthy and balanced meal.
- Story Cave:
Kids can snuggle in cosy nooks and listen to podcasts about the life adventures & challenges of the Amuki and the creatively clever ways they go about these challenges.
- Brain Teaser Islands:
Brain teaser games that tickle young minds, while developing problem-solving, creative thinking and fine motor skills.
An innovative outside play area is a wonderful space for kids to play freely and challenge their physical aptitude.
Remember that learners are required to bring along their own, nutritious, healthy packed lunch. Snack and lunchtime is scheduled within the play time *we don’t want anybody losing focus due to a grumbling tummy!*.
We’re pretty sure that we’ve helped make planning your next school outing to Wonderdal super easy! But should you have any other questions, simply have a read through our FAQs, here.
Are you ready to plan the best school outing ever? Click the button below to start planning today.
The Amuki & Wonderdal Team
We look forward to sharing the wonders and magic of Wonderdal with you and your children. Wonderdal is a space where kids can explore, discover and experience a world of wonders in science, biology and nature. We hope this blog inspires you and your kids to be curious, to play and to discover the wonders of our world, together.
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