[Dates: 11-13 March 2016] A CELEBRATION OF PLANTING AND PLAY! Are you ready forest munchkins? It’s PLATBOS time! Join us for a weekend away with the whole family and help re-plant the ancient, indigenous Platbos Forest, learn all about holistic green living, and have a TREE-mendously fun time with the young’uns! Together we’ll plant thousands of trees, camp under the stars and Milkwoods, play and learn at all sorts of fun workshops, and enjoy great family entertainment. Ready to get your hands dirty for a good cause?
10 REASONS THE FAMILY WEEKEND IS A MAGICAL GETAWAY: 1. You’ll help plant 1000s of trees - what a great reason to dig in and get dirty! 2. Make new friends and (re)connect. 3. Learn and play with a great line-up of family activities (you don't need to plan a thing!) 4. It’s an easy 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town. 5. You can sleep under the stars: pitch your tent (or rent one from us). 6. You can hang up your apron if you opt for the weekend meal-plan. 7. Beautiful eco-ablution facilities provided. 8. There’s a 1000-year-old Milkwood you can visit. 9. There’s nothing like a talent show under a star-lit sky. 10. Unplug for some quality family time.
PROGRAMME: Friday: Arrive Friday evening and relax into a chilled night of gentle tunes under the canopy of the ancient indigenous forest. Enjoy delicious food and start bonding with new friends around the campfire. Saturday: Saturday is an action-packed day of tree-planting and getting your hands dirty, helping to restore an ecosystem that is one of the most rare and endangered in the Western Cape. After planting thousands of trees in your teams, return to camp for a good shower and a forest party to celebrate the achievement. Greenpop provides an awesome musical line-up at the intimate main stage, with some of South Africa's coolest emerging bands as well as a talent show and entertainment for the whole family. Line up to be announced soon! Sunday: Sunday is a day to relax your body and stimulate your mind. It’s filled with fun, educational activities and workshops including: · Forest walks · Yoga · Hula Hooping · Interactive music sessions and instrument making · Arts and crafts · Talks by various personalities in conservation and sustainable living · Talent shows · Performances · Treasure hunts · And some surprises
PRICES: > Early bird adult festival ticket: R300 > Early bird child festival ticket: R180 > Adult festival ticket: R360.00 > Adult meal-plan ticket: R250.00 (only family fest) > Child festival ticket: R220.00 > Child meal-plan ticket: R190.00 (only family fest) Book here to claim your spot
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE: · A place to pitch your tent · Tree planting · Fun and educational activities · Live entertainment (music and plays) · Yoga classes · Forest walks · And so much more! Please note: Ticket price does NOT include meals. We will provide some snacks during the planting and there will be a selection of food trucks and vendors on site preparing fresh, delicious meals for purchase, with a large selection of vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options, as well as kid-friendly options. The Family weekend also offers the option of adding a fully-catered meal-plan ticket. This is an additional ticket to the general festival ticket that you must purchase in addition. Do you want to have all meals included? Add a meal-plan ticket and 6 delicious vegetarian meals will be pre-ordered and catered for you - Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. If camping is not for you, you are welcome to book your family into one of the beautiful guest houses in the area and join us each morning.
HOW TO GET THERE: Platbos forest is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town. If you are travelling in a car, please try to carpool if you can. Our partners Find a Lift have a great carpooling site where you can find travel buddies and rides if you need. Directions: Remember you might be arriving in the dark on Friday evening, so be sure to read these directions carefully and have them on hand. · From Cape Town, take the N2 highway towards Hermanus. · Take the Hermanus turn off and go directly into Hermanus town. Drive through Hermanus town towards Stanford on the R43. · On the R43 road from Stanford to Gansbaai, look out for the Grootbos turnoff on your left hand side, approximately 12km after passing Stanford town. (If you get to Gansbaai you have gone too far) · Turn left at the Grootbos turn off and travel for just over 6km along this tar, and then gravel, road (do not turn into the actual Grootbos Estate). · Just before the 6km mark, you will see a turnoff over a cattle grid on your right hand side, and a wooden sign, ‘Platbos Forest’. This entrance to the forest is CLOSED for Festival goers. Please do not turn up this road as you cannot gain access to the Fest from here. · Continue along the road you are on, following the Greenpop signboards and flags. Turn right onto the entrance road (marked with Greenpop signboards) immediately after you have passed the Platbos entrance. · Follow the signboards until you come to the Festival Entrance.
PS If you are up for a bit more of a party, maybe you'd like to join for the FRIENDS weekend (it's still family friendly but we’ll stay up a bit later ;)) on 18-20 March 2016
Watch this vid from last year's Fest:
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