Festival draws families from near and far

Danica Bailey and Gemma van fer Berg enjoyed the day.

The first Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival took place over the weekend and thousands of families from all over the Cape joined the fun.

The festival, which was held at the Maynardville Park in Wynberg, was attended by just over 13 000 people on Friday March 24 and Saturday March 25 including 6 000 pensioners and children under six who entered for free.

Artists and DJs who performed included Salome, Karin Kortje, London Louw, DJ Jules, DJ Superfly, Youngsta CPT and the Unknown.

There were rides, face painting, food stalls and plenty of fun activities including a display by the City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Department and a dog show by Metro police.

Organiser Rozario Brown from Cycle of Life said there was great feedback from the public about the festival.

He also said people expressed frustration with the lack of fun rides at the event.

“This was due to the fact that the supplier had three other events on and simply could not provide more to our event. We shall ensure that this is addressed moving forward,” said Mr Brown.

“We also had complaints about not having a liquor outlet or a beer garden on site. We explained that it has been widely publicised that we do not intend having one, however, we shall look into the feasibility of having one in future due to the high demand,” he said,

According to Mr Brown it has not yet been established whether the event will be hosted annually.

“We shall engage our partners and make a decision in due course. There is definitely a demand for such an event in Wynberg and we have no doubt in our minds that this event will grow in terms of numbers and interest,” said Mr Brown.

He thanked all the sponsors including the Southern Mail, Peninsula Beverages (Coca Cola), Heart 104.9fm, Capitec Bank, the City of Cape Town and British American Tobacco.