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!




Whispering Wall

Open from 9am – 5pm (6pm in daylight saving) The Whispering Wall is the retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir. Whisper a secret to the wall and it can be heard clearly at the other end over 100m away! Kids LOVE this! You’ll find it in Williamstown, just follow the signs from the main street.




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!