This weekend we beat our previous family record of 5.5 hours of non-stop play at Bugz Playpark! And we’re still recovering from our jam packed family adventure because keeping track of three excited kids (plus one equally excited cousin) is no mean feat at a place as exciting for kids as Bugz.

Our family was invited us to try out the new hearty menu at Bugz and I can safely say that it was largely the delicious (and healthy) snacks that kept us all going for so long. Although Bugz haven’t thrown out all of the sugary treats, they have some new affordable healthy options available which is great because you aren’t allowed to take in your own snacks or lunch. The shop sells fruit for R5 a piece as well as sugar-free suckers for R5 and mini corn snacks for R12 each. There are also great lunch options for the kids for under R30 each.

The “Balance Bug” is a new character that they’ve introduced to the park and his job is to ensure that the Park is both good fun and good for you in equal measure. He’s the ultimate reminder to parents to fuel the fun the right way for optimal energy and emotional wellbeing throughout the day.

So, what’s NEW? 

  • Juices! The fresh way. Try out the GO GREEN (cucumber, mint, lemon and orange) the RUSH OF RED (beetroot, carrot and apple) or the OH-SO-ORANGE (carrot and apple) for a flavour sensation!
  • There are a world of new, healthy options at the restaurant but the air-fried chicken strips are already a firm favourite with little Bugz.
  • Party with a touch of hearty? Bugz birthdays are a real treat, except now you can choose a healthier party box for the big day.
  • You’ll find the Balance Bug at various touch points along the Park, but he’s also been given a dedicated area in the shop to point our the nutrient-packed veggie dishes and a whole lot more.

The hearty party pack healthy upgrade option.

How good does that food look? Delicious food aside, here are some pics of the FUN we had at Bugz:

I highly recommend that you pop an outing to Bugz onto the calendar for the school holidays – it’s a great family treat! The weekend entry is R60 for adults, R45 for pensioners and R70 for kids – you could also go for the VIP pass which is R140 and includes unlimited token rides. Swing horses, the wave slide, rowing boats, worm train and horse rides all require tokens so if your kids are likely to want to do these rides, then the VIP pass is well worth your while.

Bugz Playpark is open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm and you can find them in Kraaifontein – it was a 40 minute drive for us from the Southern Suburbs (give or take a few minutes due to roadworks on the N1) but it’s definitely worth the drive! Have fun!

*This post was written in partnership with Bug Playpark.


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