The biggest and first kids arts festival.

Come and enjoy our wonderland in a safe and secure environment.


Tickets available at the gates on Saturday and Sunday or book online now:


The Wêlakapêla Arts Festival is a children’s festival driven by Mariaan du Plessis and Wynand van Vollenstee.

The sole purpose of the Wêlakapêla Kids Arts Festival, is to create a unique festival that has never been seen in South Africa. This festival will focus mainly on children and children’s productions and stalls will only sell interesting children’s items.

This festival has it all - Live Entertainment, Children’s Theatre, Huge Inflatable Park for all ages, Food Stalls, Puppet Theatre, Children’s Beauty Salon, Haunted House, Flea market with all children’s products, Adult Wine & Dine area - Hours of Fun.

This unique experience will be the first of its kind and focuses on the development of the arts for children of all ages and ethnic groups. The festival is very proud to produce a line-up on the main stage that allows the audiences to see all their favourite characters on one stage.

The Wêlakapêla Arts Festival - the first of its kind - come and enjoy our wonderland in a safe and secure environment.

Festival Highlights

Main Stage Productions

See all your favourite characters on one stage, all in one day! The main stage offers something for everyone from all walks of life.

 Some of the best children’s entertainers that can be seen include Lollos, Tjiff en Tjaff, Gretha Pers, Michelle Botha’s puppet theatre and Die Laaste Mango / The Light Warrior.

For more info on the shows go to the Programme 2019. All main stage productions are included in the ticket price.

Huge variety Inflatable Park 

The inflatable park will be one of the biggest collections of inflatables ever seen.

It offers something for children of all ages. There will be time limits and restricted simultaneous participation.

This will allow all children to enjoy this park in a safe environment. The inflatable park is included in the ticket price.


All stalls focused on children.

Most of the goods that will be sold at the stalls will be unique and promises to be shopping heaven for children.

Make sure to bring loads of cash for this market.

Products purchased here are not included in the ticket price.

Various Food

Various foods that children love will be sold at the festival.

All food and drinks can be purchased at the grounds.

Food and drinks can be paid for with card or cash. Come hungry!

Wine & Dine Area (Adults only)

Here adults can enjoy a glass of wine or an ice cold beer while the children are entertained.

Please note this area will be a no kids zone.


Various carnival rides will be available for children and control procedures will be in place.

Carnival rides are also included in your ticket price.

Children’s Beauty Salon

Another first of its kind at a festival.

The salon will offer the opportunity for girls to have their nails/toenails manicured, facials and hair done in a professional salon set up.

Fun for girlfriends or a mother and daughter bonding experience.

Bookings can be made at the salon, on the day. The Salon costs and procedures are not included in the ticket price.


What will a Kids Festival be without loads and loads of sweets, sugary drinks, popcorn and much much more!

This area offers all kinds of sweets and drinks.

A candy wonderland with everything for any type of sweet tooth. Sweets not included in the ticket price.

Win 2020's School Fees!



Wêlakapêla Kids Festival believes in the development and support of children in all areas. Therefore we have wonderful prizes up for grabs at the festival. It is easy to win!!! Just click on the link below to enter, fill in the information sheet and submit. Winners will be announced on the final day of the festival from the main stage. No prizes in absentia and the winner’s entry ticket will be needed to claim the prize.


Go ahead, change your life, enter now!

Kids Talent Festival is a one of a kind talent competition in South Africa that offers some of the biggest prizes to be won in a competition environment.

Each category winner will receive a cash prize of R 30 000 as well as Masterclasses by some of the finest International and South African artists, some with industry experience of over 30 years. A scholarship to take part in an International Festival will be offered.

The overall winner will get to perform at the Wêlakapêla Kids Festival 2020 and will be dressed by one of South Africa`s top fashion designers, Thomas Thomson.

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