Please don’t ever think the Barossa Valley is not for kids. It is a truly amazing region for families to ‘holiday at home’ and visit after visit we find new activities and initiative for our young family members. Most recently we uncovered this affordable little slice of family holiday paradise in Tanunda – Discovery Park Barossa Valley
Just under an hour from the Adelaide CBD, it makes an easy weekend escape that will land you right on the doorstep of world class and family friendly wineries, attractions, restaurants and more.
Make sure you don’t pack your Barossa itinerary too full because the kids will need time to check out the pool, three epic waterslides (honestly the biggest we have seen in a caravan park), loads of water play, bouncing pillow, activity room, playground and cart hire. Phewwww. We were tired just watching them (from the comfort of our cabin balcony, with a big Barossa platter in reach). If you happen to book a stay in school holidays, you can expect an extended program of kids activities each day too!
Want to know two of our favorite tips for caravan park stays with older kids like ours who are too young for phones (only our opinion) but old enough for some independence? Pack walkie talkies on a lanyard for them and keep one for your self. I’m not saying let them run wild, or out of your sight, but making friends and cruising on bikes and scooters with other kids is a right of passage for a caravan park getaway isn’t it? We also love to throw in some cheap head lamps for a night time family walk / adventure.
Our stay with Discovery here in Tanunda was in a superior cabin. It was a bit lush and great value. The kids had full sized bunk beds with innerspring mattress and we scored our selves a KING bed with lovely linen in the master bedroom and our own TV. The kitchen was fully equip (we often take ingredients for tacos or an easy dinner) and on this stay we chose to cook a BBQ on the free electric BBQS that are dotted around this neat as a pin park.
As you would expect from a Discovery Park, the booking system, customer service, cleanliness and park maintenance we’re all flawless. Additionally we loved that this park has loads of green grassy areas, the trees are plentiful and provide natural shade, and the pool and Jump pillow are protected from the elements with over sized sail type shade cloth. Also – you can bring your well behaved dogs for some sites!
There is a great range of powered and non powered sites on offer, cabins for all budgets, and entire ‘adults only’ side of the park with lux glamping tents (that we will most definitely explore another time sans kids – even has it’s own pool).
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Find Discovery Parks Tanunda on the Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda SA 5352
Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone them on (08) 8218 5505
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