Celebrate a unique birthday party in nature. Select from our nature-themed experiences: nature art and crafts, making a floral crown, woodland fairy party, nature totems, bug exploration and habitats, den building, painting pots & planting seedlings. Let the kids have fun in our hammocks and balance on our forest slacklines. We can create other nature adventures depending on your children’s interests.

​Parties can be held at the Oranjezicht City Farm, in Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, at Deer Park, at the Alphen Trail, or at any open natural area of your choice.

All our party activities are all ages friendly and can be adapted to their age and your child’s unique interests. Custom parties are also available at an additional cost.

​COST: We ask a minimum cost of R2400 for 12 children, and R200 per child for every additional child .

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Woodland Fairy Tea-party

Do you have a forest fairy-loving child? We invite the group to build little fairy homes made out of natural materials and clay. The children craft their own floral crowns, fairy wands and nature potions with precious stones and natural treasures to take the magic home with us! Along with our muddy kitchen, hammock swing and slacklines – the enchanted forest awaits!

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Forest Music Celebration

We at Nature Plays think nature and music are an awesome combo! Kids make their own musical instruments out of 100% recycled materials to take home, and we put on a musical show together. We experiment with sound and play games like musical statues. We have a special guest join us to sing and play songs on the guitar and create a forest band with the kids!

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Bootcamp Survivor Adventure

What is better than a jungle bootcamp party for energetic kids?! Join the dynamic Nature Plays crew and have fun in one or more teams, building awesome forest forts! We play tug-of-war, paint our own fabric team flags to take home, camouflage our faces and climb obstacles. With the forest as the playground and some healthy competition, this party is the perfect birthday celebration for a lively group!

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Build-A-Bug Party

Does your child love creepy-crawly creatures and being outdoors? Come celebrate their birthday and discover insects from our forest environment! Kids can build creative bug hotels, go on explorative bug walks with magnifying glasses, experience a bug hunt with plastic models of creepy-crawlies, and learn all about their favourite bugs. We make our own clay bug creations to take home!

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Jungle Animal Explorer

Welcome to the jungle safari adventure! We offer an awesome animal-themed scavenger treasure hunt, where the party group can work as a team to find clues and complete exciting obstacles to find the treasure. The kids design their own jungle animal masks so they can get creative and be their favourite animal! They can make safari binoculars out of 100% recycled materials to take home.

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Water Party

We believe nothing beats a day in the river! We offer a safe and fun space for children to engage in water play and river exploration at a birthday party. Whether the children are slacklining across the stream or learning about river creatures by gently catching and releasing them with nets – it’s a lot of fun! Our muddy kitchen equipment is wonderful for free imaginative play, and we also teach kids to build their own mini river rafts. Boat-racing, bridge-building and muddy feet guarantee an enjoyable birthday party!

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Seeds: DIY paint pots!

Come and celebrate your child’s birthday by exploring and learning about the fun world of seeds! Children paint and decorate their own pots, and plant indigenous seeds to take them home and watch them grow. The kids discover a wide collection of seeds, and go on a seed walk to find their own seeds. We learn about indigenous trees and make our own leaf necklaces.

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Flower Power

Nature is full of colour and wonder! The Flower Power party features a rainbow walk and a flower pounding experience where kids imprint leaves and flowers into fabric to take home something creative and memorable. Another art opportunity is colourful light lanterns. We offer an experience for kids to taste some edible flowers and plants.

Please confirm your dates with our team via email before purchasing this product.

I Wonder Why?
Workshops. (Ages 4+)

Nature Plays is running weekend workshops for children & parents.

Each workshop focuses on a different theme: Bugs, Seeds, Birds, Trees, and lots more to come!

An opportunity for children from four years old and up to play, learn about our environment, and be immersed in nature.


Workshop Name: I Wonder Why SEEDS & PLANTS Description: "Come and join us for a morning to explore the world of seeds and plants! From the tiniest sesame seeds to the giant Sausage seed, we will examine how they grow and what they grow into. Children will paint and decorate their own terracotta pots, and plant indigenous seeds to take them home and watch them grow! We will taste delicious edible plants, go on a seed walk, and make our own herbal teas. We grow our environmental knowledge and develop an awareness of nature while we have fun, meet new friends, and play in the forest together!

Saturday 11th March

Come and join us for a morning to explore and learn about the world of seeds! From the tiniest sesame seeds to the giant Sausage seed we will examine what are seeds, what do they grow into and how do they grow? Children will paint and decorate their own terracotta pots, and plant indigenous seeds to take them home to watch them grow.


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Saturday 22nd April

Come and join us at our “I Wonder Why” workshop – all about BIRDS!
We will be learning about our local birds, going on a bird-spotting walk, and designing our own wearable bird wings!
Let your imagination take flight and get creative by making your wings made out of nature and colour!

Bushcraft Workshops
(Ages 8+)

Welcome to our bushcraft series! Nature Plays is running drop-and-go weekend workshops for children ages 8 and above.
These workshops allow older children to work with real tools and learn how to make amazing things out of wood: Pencils, forest gnomes, butter knives and lots more to come!

They learn epic skills, guided by trained facilitators and they get to take their creations home. Join us in the forest!

Carve your own Pencil

Saturday 7th October

Come and join us in another Bushcraft workshop – learning how to make our very own forest PENCILS!
From finding our own sticks in the forest to learning the skill of carving, to using a hand-powered drill to begin our creative process.

We will follow a fun step-by-step process and engage in crafting a completely usable pencil from a stick, leather and lead. Children can take these pencils home and use them as a reminder of a wonderful day crafting in the forest!


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