Newlands Open Day – 2017

It’s the annual VWS Open Day 2017, at the Newlands Fire Base in Newlands Forest on the 25th November 2017 from 9am till 4pm.

Pre-register your children HERE – – to fast track the process on the day. Registration of your children will be compulsory to allow them to partake in the various activities on the day.

Please join the VWS for a FUN-FILLED FAMILY DAY as we demonstrate our fire-fighting skills and raise awareness about #wildfires (along with our base partner, TMNP)

Come and take part in the activities for all kids (adult ‘kids’ as well). There will be abseiling, snake displays, firefighting equipment, fire truck rides, tug-of-war, indoor and outdoor exhibitions, helicopters and the best dressed fire-kid competition. The thrilling helicopter and firefighting displays will be followed by an end of day foam party!

There will also be food stalls to help you keep the hunger at bay while having a great time. Also, some cool merchandise and awesome kids firefighting toys on sale.

We will only be accepting payments in cash and through Snapscan so please bring cash along or register on Snapscan by downloading the app via

Come and join us for a day of fun and awareness! See you there. Feel free to invite all your family and friends for a wonderful day out with the kids! We have secured numerous parking areas around our base in Newlands and will have free shuttles running during the course of the day.

Post your photos on social media using #VWSOpenDay!

Entry is free… (but donations to our cause fighting wildfires are most welcome).