Let’s party: Amazing moms and dads host parties at Holmeleigh Farmyard


The thought of organising an unforgettable kiddie’s event is enough to send many parents into a panicked frenzy. The level of creativity, and expense, of children’s parties has grown to new heights, and ensuring your child has a party to remember is no easy feat.

Thankfully there are some great venues that make planning and producing a fantastic birthday bash a lot less stressful. One of the best in town is Holmeleigh Farmyard, which is situated along Grey Dawn Road in Kragga Kamma Park, Port Elizabeth.

Holmeleigh Farmyard offers an affordable party package, which includes all activities and catering. Of course the big draw card is the animals, many of which can be touched, held or ridden.

I have been visiting Holmeleigh Farmyard for years, both as a child and as an adult with a child. All my experiences have been enjoyable and on a recent visit with my nephew we had an absolute ball. We found the ostrich feeding quite an experience, absolutely loved cuddling with the bunnies, drank the freshest milk from Queenie the cow and my nephew delighted in the pony ride.

Holmeleigh Farmyard’s party package includes the exclusive use of one of their party venues, feed for the farm animals, a pony/tractor ride, full access to the playground and jumping castle, a party-pack filled with chips, chocolates, loose sweets and a Liquifruit and the assistance of a party guide!

All you need to bring is the ‘guest of honour,’ the birthday cake and the décor for your themed party and Holmeleigh Farm will do the rest, which makes your life really easy.

The party guide will help you coordinate your party and keep the kiddies entertained, while you take all the credit - even as you relax in the Tea Garden or stroll through Holmeleigh Farm’s lovely gift shop.

In the case of bad weather, the fun and games can continue under weather-proof roofs.

You can imagine the excitement of a child, who spends most of his days in the city, to find himself out in the countryside with real animals and throw in the sweets, cake and jumping castle!

Wondering if they have anything similar for grown-ups? The renowned Thatchwoods restaurant and functions venue is situated on the same premises.

If your child deserves a new experience on their birthday, call Holmeleigh Farmyard on 041 379 2901 today or visit www.holmeleighfarmyard.co.za for more information.


Photographs: Roxanne from Rogue Photography