School Holiday Fun
Written by Tourism Barossa intern, Tori Russell
Make the most of these school holidays and explore the Barossa! There's plenty of fun for the whole family
Day 1 (Saturday)
Barossa Farmers Market
Start your day off right and go get your morning coffee and breakfast at the Barossa Farmers Market. The market is full of wonderful local produce with an amazing array of stallholders every week. A great chance to sample some fresh produce and stock up on snacks for your adventures or goodies to take home and put in the pantry.
You could even take a walking tour and learn all there is to know about the origins of the Barossa’s unique and enduring food culture.
Continue the fun and head to Barossa Bowland for a few rounds of mini-golf and ten pin bowling. Kerb the kids hunger pains with delicious pizza from the wood fired oven and keep them on their best game.
1 Game of bowling + 1 round 18 holes mini golf: $21.00 per person upfront purchase
2 Games of bowling + 1 round 18 holes mini golf: $27.00 per person upfront purchase
For dinner with a view, take some time to wind down with a glass of Calabria wine and enjoy a shared plate dining experience Harvest Kitchen. With a menu so diverse, the kids will love the food (crispy chicken and salted popcorn ice-cream are favs) even the fussiest of eaters will be wanting more.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Enjoy a sleep in then go for a leisurely stroll to find somewhere to brunch. Every town in the Barossa is lined with exquisite restaurants and cafes so the choices are endless.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Continue your day by letting the kids live out their ultimate fantasy at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company. Watch the team of chocolatiers create delicious treats through the expansive viewing windows and then enjoy indulging in it in our store. But that’s not all, enjoy a delicious lunch and ice cream at Benni’s Café and a glass at Vineyard road wines and the best thing is they’re all in one spot!
Kies Family Wines
Relax and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun on the lawn of Kies Family Wines. Bring the footy down and let the kids have kick while you enjoy a selection of fine wines and food available through their cellar door and monkey nut cafe.
Z-Wine BarossaRefuel after a day spent frolicking in the sunshine with some afternoon tea the Z-Wine! Everyone will be spoilt for choice with tasting platters available for both you and the kids to replenish after a hard day’s play.
Ember Pizza Barossa
Finish off your day and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with dinner at Ember Pizza Barossa. Their menu is bound to excite and with a carefully curated drink menu you’ll easily be able to wind down. And with both indoor and outdoor seating, there’s lots of space for the kids to run around if they start to get a little unsettled.
Day 3 (Monday)
Red Door Espresso
Fill your bellies before you head for home with a delicious breakfast at Red Door Espresso in Tanunda. This vibrant café is a hotspot for locals and visitors alike with a seasonal menu that shines the spotlight on the finest of local Barossa Valley ingredients.
On your way back home why not stop into the Whispering Wall and experience the unique acoustic effects of the wall, with whispers on one side being able to be clearly heard at the other the kids are sure to be amused.
If you decide to extend your trip, there’s plenty of activities to keep you busy all through the week in the Barossa so why not check them out!
Barossa Regional Gallery
Get the kids out of your hair for a few hours and let their creativity flow by signing them up for one of the classes on offer at the Barossa Regional Galley these school holidays. A range of classes are run throughout the holidays that cater for all age groups and abilities event the adults! But get in fast because the book out fast.
Why not spend a day getting to know the region up close by enjoying a leisurely self-guided bike ride or cycle tour throughout the region? Bikes can be hired from the Barossa Cycle Hub, various wineries and many accommodations
And our excellent bike hire businesses will deliver and pick up as well so not to worry if you don’t want to make the trip back!
The Barossa hosts a range of accommodation options to satisfy everyone's tastes, ranging from luxury retreats to caravan parks. Visit the Accommodation page to find your perfect home away from home.