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Barossa Valley for Kids

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The beautiful Barossa Valley is closer to the CBD than you think it is! Just over an hour drive from the city, straight up Main North Road or take the Northern Expressway and you’ll find yourself (and your family) at the gateway to some of South Australia’s best wineries! Now it’s not just for adults. There are plenty of kid friendly venues and things to do when you choose to spend a day (or even a whole weekend) in this stunning part of our state.

Plan your visit, get a map and make an itinerary of where you’d like to visit. Consider the time of year – Autumn and Spring are best, as it gets quite chilly in winter (although we went on a gorgeous sunny day in July!). Take some busy bags to keep the kids occupied when you need it, and of course the iPad never goes astray. Be sure you have a designated driver, and take a bottle of wine home with you to enjoy!


Gawler Arms, Murray Street Gawler
We often meet up with friends who live in the Barossa at Gawler. The perfect half way spot, and we our kids love the indoor playground at the Gawler Arms Hotel. There is even a separate (fenced) toddler play area. Pub meals are basic but good and affordable.




Impact Kids World Play Cafe, Barossa Valley Way, Dorrien
If a play café is your thing Impact Kids World is worth checking out. Suitable for little people 12 months to 12 years of age. Yummy café food/coffee, open Monday-Saturday 9am – 3pm. The kids will be nice and worn out for you ready for your next stop on your journey.


Daisy & Hen, Murray Street Tanunda
Tanunda is a spectacular country town in the Barossa and you are greeted by stunning gardens framing the quaint main street. First stop for the kids is known as the local toy shop Daisy & Hen, and yes it has a huge range of fantastic quality toys and unique brands, but much more! Accessories, jewellery, décor and several educational products fill the shelves. They even have a kids play area/breastfeeding corner to the rear of their shop. Definitely worth paying a visit. Or you can shop online!

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I'm an Adelaide mum of 2 young, energetic boys. We love the outdoors, diggers, bike riding and travel!

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