school kids group photo

WHAT IS

edutainment?

Edutainment is a form of entertainment that is designed to be educational while being enjoyable. Research shows that mixing these two approaches leads to better results in results in learning, especially for children, because the pleasure of the process (as opposed to the effect that school learning normally achieves) promotes the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

SIX INTERACTIVE

learning zones

Wonderdal has six interactive learning zones that have been designed in collaboration with educational consultants, edutech developers and learning space designers to create unique learning zones that are interactive, foster children’s creativity & curiosity and promote knowledge and skills across a variety of educational themes.

Wonderdal encourages free play and children are free to visit and explore each zone in their own time and sequence.

TINKER WORKSHOP

Where curious minds & hands can tinker with child-safe electric circuitry, a marble and a wind-tunnel to explore different forms of energy. Children can also put their acquired knowledge to test with an interactive quiz station

Educational themes:
• Natural Sciences and Technology
• Creative Arts
• Energy Types: Wind, Kinetic and Electric
• Finemotor and sensory Coordination
• Modelling & construction
• Problem-solving
• Recycling

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TREE OF LIGHT

Here kids can generate an impressive light and sound display through the clever use of a hand-crank energy game. Children can also climb the trunk of this Magical Tree and nestle against the nets forming the trees canopy.

Educational themes:
• Gross-motor skills
• Hand-motor skills
• Natural Sciences and tecnology
• Energy Type: Motion into light and sound
• Perceptual motor development
• Spatial orientation

ENQUIRE NOW

WONDER GARDEN

In the virtual Wonder Garden junior gardeners enjoy a fantastical and immersive gardening experience and learn how plants grow from seeds.

Educational themes:
• Plant growth and processes
• Photosynthesis and biodiversity
• Different types of vegetables and fruits
• Body coordination
• Visual literacy

ENQUIRE NOW

HEALTH KITCHEN

A virtual kitchen where Wonderdal adventurers process, cook, bake and blend different foods and discover the benefits of a healthy and balanced meal.

Educational themes:
• Nutrition
• Healthy living
• Good dietary habits
• Different types of food for growth energy and health
• Food groups and vitamins
• Food processing
• Food as stored energy

ENQUIRE NOW

STORY CAVE

Here kids can snuggle in cozy nooks and listen to podcasts about the life adventures & challenges of the Amuki and the creative and clever way they go about these challenges. There is also a library of over 700 books and a quiz station.

Educational themes:
• Ecosystem and biodiversity
• Development of the self in society
• Five senses and their uses
• Creatures that live in soil
• Social responsibility
• Environmental responsibility
• Pollution
• Saving Water

ENQUIRE NOW

WILDLANDS

This beautifully and innovative outside play area is a wonderful space for kids to play freely and challenge their physical aptitude.

Educational themes:
• Gross motor skills
• Perceptual motor Development
• Balance
• Spatial Orientation
• Taking Risks
• Free play

ENQUIRE NOW

THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE

(optional: for schools only)

As an optional extra we offer schools to make use of our on-site classroom experience, where our Wonderpals facilitate further conversations and activities to make those all-important connections with the curriculum. You can choose between two theme options:
1. Plants
2. Healthy Eating

A lesson lasts approximately 20-30 minutes and combines discussions and drawing activities to allow learners connect the Wonderdal experience to the real world.
You are also welcome to book the on-site classroom to facilitate your own educational activities or conversations by either making use of our prepared lesson plans that can be downloaded from the website or by using your own lesson plans.

We look forward to welcoming your children at Wonderdal and to discover a world of wonders together!

ENQUIRE NOW

ARTS & CRAFTS EVENTS

(for day visitors only)

Every weekend there are arts and crafts activities for children where kids can explore their creativity, develop fine-motor skills, model & construction skills and explore a variety of educational themes. Please look out for social media announcements or contact the Wonderdal reception line to find out more.

BOOK NOW

MEET THE

amuki

The inhabitants of Wonderdal Edutainment Centre are the Amuki – friendly, quirky and highly intelligent creatures with shimmering, colourful bodies and leafy ears. Our young adventurers slip on a special magical bracelet at Kora’s Gate, which enables them to see and communicate with the Amuki, who would otherwise be invisible to them. The Amuki love exploring, gardening, engaging in scientific experiments, collecting crystals, playing games and making sure that Kora gets the energy she needs to grow. When our young adventurers help out, the Amuki become their friends for life, guiding them through Wonderdal and making sure their journey is an unforgettable one.

GOMMA - Guardian of Earth

Whatever Gomma touches flourishes, so it’s a good thing that Gomma grows all the Amuki’s food! A bit shy, but very mischievous, this little creature who lives in the beautiful Wonder Garden, likes to burrow in the dirt and often surprises people by accident! Clumsy, but with enormous heart, Gomma loves playing the Djembe Drum to entertain friends.

VUVU - Guardian of Air

Vuvu can be found relaxing in the cosy nooks of the Story Cave. When not napping or playing the Fula Flute, Vuvu uses wind energy to keep Wonderdal’s air clean. Vuvu sometimes floats in the air and then – Poof! – disappears with a giggle.

SHEKKU - Guardian of Water

Shekku is a mysterious little trickster who loves swimming in the pools near the Health Kitchen. Why? Because Shekku is always hungry! Shekku has a very important job making the rain fall and rivers run. You’ll find this little friend by listening to the sounds of the Kalimba or looking for the creature swimming through water or air!

TIMPA - Guardian of Care

Timpa is the brain of the Amuki bunch and loves inventing things and solving problems. Living in a leafy tree by the Tinker Workshop, you’ll find Timpa experimenting all day. When this little creator is not making new inventions, Timpa plays the Udu, has parties for friends, and is always ready to help anyone in need.

ZYLO - Guardian of the Sun

Cuddly Zylo lives by the glowing roots of Kora, the Tree of Light, which makes sense because Zylo brings warmth and energy to all of Wonderdal. Zylo is always up for fun and games, and loves teaching adventurers about energy and playing the Axatse for them. Everyone is very jealous because Zylo moves by teleportation. How cool is that?!

what is edutainment?

Edutainment is a form of entertainment that is designed to be educational while being enjoyable. Research shows that mixing these two approaches leads to better results in results in learning, especially for children, because the pleasure of the process (as opposed to the effect that school learning normally achieves) promotes the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

ENQUIRE NOW

six interactive learning zones

Wonderdal has six interactive learning zones that have been designed in collaboration with educational consultants, edutech developers and learning space designers to create unique learning zones that are interactive, foster children’s creativity & curiosity and promote knowledge and skills across a variety of educational themes.

 

Wonderdal encourages free play and children are free to visit and explore each zone in their own time and sequence.

ENQUIRE NOW

tinker workshop

Where curious minds & hands can tinker with child-safe electric circuitry, a marble and a wind-tunnel to explore different forms of energy. Children can also put their acquired knowledge to test with an interactive quiz station

Educational themes:
• Natural Sciences and Technology
• Creative Arts
• Energy Types: Wind, Kinetic and Electric
• Finemotor and sensory Coordination
• Modelling & construction
• Problem-solving
• Recycling

ENQUIRE NOW

tree of light

Here kids can generate an impressive light and sound display through the clever use of a hand-crank energy game. Children can also climb the trunk of this Magical Tree and nestle against the nets forming the trees canopy.

Educational themes:
• Gross-motor skills
• Hand-motor skills
• Natural Sciences and tecnology
• Energy Type: Motion into light and sound
• Perceptual motor development
• Spatial orientation

ENQUIRE NOW

wonder garden

In the virtual Wonder Garden junior gardeners enjoy a fantastical and immersive gardening experience and learn how plants grow from seeds.

Educational themes:
• Plant growth and processes
• Photosynthesis and biodiversity
• Different types of vegetables and fruits
• Body coordination
• Visual literacy

ENQUIRE NOW

health kitchen

A virtual kitchen where Wonderdal adventurers process, cook, bake and blend different foods and discover the benefits of a healthy and balanced meal.

Educational themes:
• Nutrition
• Healthy living
• Good dietary habits
• Different types of food for growth energy and health
• Food groups and vitamins
• Food processing
• Food as stored energy

ENQUIRE NOW

story cave

Here kids can snuggle in cozy nooks and listen to podcasts about the life adventures & challenges of the Amuki and the creative and clever way they go about these challenges. There is also a library of over 700 books and a quiz station.

Educational themes:
• Ecosystem and biodiversity
• Development of the self in society
• Five senses and their uses
• Creatures that live in soil
• Social responsibility
• Environmental responsibility
• Pollution
• Saving Water

ENQUIRE NOW

wildlands

This beautifully and innovative outside play area is a wonderful space for kids to play freely and challenge their physical aptitude.

Educational themes:
• Gross motor skills
• Perceptual motor Development
• Balance
• Spatial Orientation
• Taking Risks
• Free play

ENQUIRE NOW

meet the amuki

The inhabitants of Wonderdal Edutainment Centre are the Amuki – friendly, quirky and highly intelligent creatures with shimmering, colourful bodies and leafy ears. Our young adventurers slip on a special magical bracelet at Kora’s Gate, which enables them to see and communicate with the Amuki, who would otherwise be invisible to them. The Amuki love exploring, gardening, engaging in scientific experiments, collecting crystals, playing games and making sure that Kora gets the energy she needs to grow. When our young adventurers help out, the Amuki become their friends for life, guiding them through Wonderdal and making sure their journey is an unforgettable one.

GOMMA

Guardian of Earth

Whatever Gomma touches flourishes, so it’s a good thing that Gomma grows all the Amuki’s food! A bit shy, but very mischievous, this little creature who lives in the beautiful Wonder Garden, likes to burrow in the dirt and often surprises people by accident! Clumsy, but with enormous heart, Gomma loves playing the Djembe Drum to entertain friends.

ENQUIRE NOW

VUVU

Guardian of Air

Vuvu can be found relaxing in the cosy nooks of the Story Cave. When not napping or playing the Fula Flute, Vuvu uses wind energy to keep Wonderdal’s air clean. Vuvu sometimes floats in the air and then – Poof! – disappears with a giggle.

ENQUIRE NOW

SHEKKU

Guardian of Water

Shekku is a mysterious little trickster who loves swimming in the pools near the Health Kitchen. Why? Because Shekku is always hungry! Shekku has a very important job making the rain fall and rivers run. You’ll find this little friend by listening to the sounds of the Kalimba or looking for the creature swimming through water or air!

ENQUIRE NOW

TIMPA

Guardian of Care

Timpa is the brain of the Amuki bunch and loves inventing things and solving problems. Living in a leafy tree by the Tinker Workshop, you’ll find Timpa experimenting all day. When this little creator is not making new inventions, Timpa plays the Udu, has parties for friends, and is always ready to help anyone in need.

ENQUIRE NOW

ZYLO

Guardian of the Sun

Cuddly Zylo lives by the glowing roots of Kora, the Tree of Light, which makes sense because Zylo brings warmth and energy to all of Wonderdal. Zylo is always up for fun and games, and loves teaching adventurers about energy and playing the Axatse for them. Everyone is very jealous because Zylo moves by teleportation. How cool is that?!

ENQUIRE NOW

the classroom experience

(optional: for schools only)

As an optional extra we offer schools to make use of our on-site classroom experience, where our Wonderpals facilitate further conversations and activities to make those all-important connections with the curriculum. You can choose between two theme options:
1. Plants
2. Healthy Eating

A lesson lasts approximately 20-30 minutes and combines discussions and drawing activities to allow learners connect the Wonderdal experience to the real world.
You are also welcome to book the on-site classroom to facilitate your own educational activities or conversations by either making use of our prepared lesson plans that can be downloaded from the website or by using your own lesson plans.

We look forward to welcoming your children at Wonderdal and to discover a world of wonders together!

ENQUIRE NOW

arts & crafts events

(for day visitors only)

Every weekend there are arts and crafts activities for children where kids can explore their creativity, develop fine-motor skills, model & construction skills and explore a variety of educational themes. Please look out for social media announcements or contact the Wonderdal reception line to find out more.

BOOK NOW