Fill your days with endless adventures and fun for the whole family with our top 10 must-do activities with kids in the Barossa. Climb, ride, paddle, cycle, play, eat and drink ... there's so much fun for the entire family.
Explore the exciting new outdoor play space, the Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston. Take your bikes, pack a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it. Nature play activations, a 1km bike trail, playground, half court basketball and plenty of room for the kids to run. Plus, it's walking distance to Angaston's bustling main street with cafes, bakeries, restaurants, retailers and the infamous Barossa Valley Cheese Company.
2. Treat the whole family at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company. There’s something for everyone, from watching chocolatiers making the artisan, handmade chocolate through the wide, expansive viewing windows in the retail area, to chocolate-making classes in the special experience room, and a specially curated chocolate and wine pairing experiences in the cellar door.
3. There's nothing like a little family competition are we right? Stake your claim as the family champion with a round of mini-golf or ten pin bowling at Barossa Bowland.
4. It's not a visit to the Barossa without a little wine tasting (parents, are we right?). Z Wine in the heart of Tanunda have the whole family covered. While parents enjoy a red or white tasting plank, the kids can tuck into their own tasting plank featuring local produce (smoked fritz and fairy bread on Apex Bakery bread) served with juice, milk and water.
5. Pack your bike, or hire a bike, and explore the Barossa by bike. The Barossa Trail (40km sealed bike path) taking you through the stunning landscape and past cellar doors and restaurants. A great activity for the whole family.
6. There's nothing quite like the feeling of fresh air and wide open spaces. Go into nature & let the kids run free, meet local wildlife and explore national parks and walking trails. Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park is a favourite for locals, with trails passing through a variety of landscapes and stunning panoramic views across the ranges and over the Barossa. Keep you eyes peeled for local wildlife like kangaroos, echidnas and possums.
7. Because fresh is best! Meet local growers, makers and food artisans and taste the freshest produce at the Barossa Farmers Market or Mount Pleasant Farmers Market - Southern Barossa.
8. Pack the kayaks, hit the water and spend an afternoon paddling on the Warren Reservoir. Take a walk, pack a picnic or mountain bike along two nearby trails.
9. Discover the magical wonder of the Whispering Wall. With its acoustic effects (words whispered at one side can be clearly heard at the other, more than 100 metres away) the kids will marvel in the magic of this concrete attraction.
After testing the abilities of the wall, just a short drive down the road, take in the history of the Barossa Goldfields and discover stories of the region's gold mining era.
10. Visit a family-friendly cellar door like Whistler Wines or Pindarie or discover one of the kid friendly dining options with lots of room for the kids to roam and explore. Local's tip: try El Estanco or Ember Pizza.
The Barossa is a giant outdoor playground. With something for the young, and young at heart, there are plenty of activities and experiences just waiting to be explored.
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Acknowledgement of Country —
The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people