Father Christmas visits Taalmonument

Father Christmas at the Taalmonument with little visitors.

The Taalmonument on Paarl Mountain will host a Christmas picnic on Saturday December 22, where Father Christmas should make his appearance by 7pm.

Parents should bring their children early, and clearly label their gifts, and take them to the visitor centre to be included in his bag.

Visitors can picnic between 5pm and 10pm. A free guided tour that explains the symbolism of the Afrikaans language monument, is offered at 6.30pm. Visitors are encouraged to explore, and there are outdoor games and playgrounds for children.

Visitors can take their own picnic baskets, or pre-order one (R300 for two people, or R400 with a basket included) at the Volksmond Coffee Shop on 021 863 2800. Volksmond will be open for coffee, light refreshments and pizza. Dress warmly and bring a torch.

The evenings are held in aid of ‘Let’s Read!’, the Taalmuseum’s reading project for children, and visitors are encouraged to donate a new or second-hand children’s book.

Tickets cost R30 for adults, R10 for South African students and R5 for children six years and older; under six enter free.

Tickets are available from Computicket or at the gate; no booking required. Annual permits are available at the language monument at R120 for individuals or R220 for a family, which includes access to all the full moon picnics.

For more information call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za