The best way to ‘travel’ the Adelaide Hills is through your tastebuds. But unless you’re visiting the Lobethal area and stop by Melba’s Chocolate Factory, you’re probably wondering how to occupy the kids.
Luckily, wineries in the Adelaide Hills haven’t forgotten about your little ones. While you test your connoisseur skills, they can be playing in sandpits, running around and, of course, also delighting in food.
Baby cinos? You got it.
Start your family friendly winery tour at Barristers Block in Woodside. There are grassed areas galore for kids to explore, as you sip at local Hills’ wine and graze a tasting platter. If you can book a table near the sandpit, the kids can play right in front of you.
It’s a famous Adelaide Hills winery brand that gives you a good taste for this region. Golding Wines welcomes families with their generous lawns and barefoot play areas, especially when live music is on. Awarded the Best Cellar Door in 2019, Golding Wines deserves a gong for their great sensory playground for kids.
It’s a family-owned winery, so it comes as no surprise that this is a destination for kiddies. Longview Vineyard boasts a gorgeous cellar door with a welcoming atmosphere in the laid-back Macclesfield. Offering a rustic, ‘we’re in the Hills’ experience, don’t miss the Longview lunch with views to match. Sit outside on the deck and take in all that nature has to offer.
Nestled near Kuitpo Forest is Magpie Springs. Their tagline? ‘We have wine, the art and the coffee.’ Oh, and rock climbing! That’s right, your whole family can try it at Southern Boulder. This is arguably the most unique winery experience in the Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula region.
Over in Lenswood, this kid friendly winery offers some of the best views in the Adelaide Hills. Anderson Hill Winery dishes up shared tapas plates, sweet treats, and signature wood-fire oven pizzas. Its relaxed atmosphere is ideal for kids to roam, rule-free.
Looking for affordable accommodation for your family in the Adelaide Hills? Like the idea of spending less, so your foodie fam can explore more places? Get out of the city for the weekend and stay at the award-winning Hahndorf Resort.
With the on-site playground, jumping cushion, mini golf, summer swimming pool, and BBQ area, don’t be surprised if you get a late start on your winery hopping. Find out more about our accommodation styles and availability dates.