Visiting McLaren Vale? Top 10 Kids Things To Do

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Hand-Feeding Wallabies and Kangaroos

Here’s my list of Top 10 Things To Do with Kids in McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Plus I’ve added a few extra Time-Outs for the adults too!

(These are not in any particular order).

Many of these activities are also FREE !

Number 10 – Ten

Woodstock Winery – Feed Australian Wildlife By Hand

And It’s FREE

(including Soy milk bottles and Weetbix)

Supervised feeding time is 11.30am daily for the Grey Kangaroos and some Wallabies.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Bottle feeding a rescued wallaby
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – up close with Aussie marsupials

Number 9 – Nine

Almond Train and Lolly Shop

With FREE Almond Tasting

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Almond Train
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Almond Train – Kids, bring the adults

Number 8 – Eight

Be Amazed with Maxwell Winery Maze

FREE Fun

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Maxwell Winery Maze entrance
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Kids love to get lost

Time Out for Adults

Sunflowers, Autumn Leaves, And Lavender

FREE fragrances, and happiness – stop by the side of the road, and enjoy the colours of nature.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – stopping to enjoy the sunflowers at Lacey Vineyards
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Autumn / Fall leaves at Maxwell Winery
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Lavender at the McLaren Vale Information Centre Gardens

Number 7 – Seven

Cactus Creations

Visit this amazing Cactus Garden and Make Your Own Potted Cactus (on arrangement with management)

FREE Entry

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Cactus Creations is full of creative pots
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – LOVE these AMARILLO Planters – I HAD to have one!

Time Out For Adults

Sunsets Over The Vines

FREE Views

Book yourself a rear King Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment at McLaren Vale Motel and Apartments.

Pour yourself a glass of wine, and sit and watch as the sun sets over the vineyards.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – relax and enjoy a sunset
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – the view from our apartment over the vines

Number 6 – Six

Rent a Bike from Oxygen Cycles

Helmets Included with the price of hire.

Tandem Bikes available.

Not suitable for small children or those who are not experienced riders, due to road traffic in the area.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Hire a bike from Oxygen Cycles

Number 5 – Five

Go On A Treasure Hunt At Fox Creek Winery

And It’s FREE

Suitable for small to pre-teen children in a safe garden environment.

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Time Out For Adults

A Little Wine or Cordial Tasting

And It’s FREE

With so many wineries in the area, pick up a map and some information as soon as you drive into the McLaren Vale region.  A very helpful Information Centre with a great souvenir shop. Then pop on in to a few of the cellar doors in the wineries of McLaren Vale.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Wine Tasting
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Alpha Box and Dice Cellar Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 4 – Four

Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail

And It’s FREE

Take a walk in the wetlands.  We saw so many colourful beautiful Australian birds.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Gemtree Wetlands Eco Trail

Number 3 – Three

Penny’s Winery – Play Lawn Games

And It’s FREE

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – Penny’s Winery – Lawn Games

Number 2 – Two

Visit the Menz FruChocs Store And Have Them ‘Chocolate Coat’ Your Treats

(FREE bag of FruChocs -Voucher in the McLaren Vale Visitor Guide)

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Number 1 – ONE

Stay Where The Kids Have Fun – at McLaren Vale Motel and Apartments

Enjoy al the first class family facilities including the Heated Pool, BBQ, Lush Palm Garden, courtyard Fountain, and much more.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – McLaren Vale Motel and Apartments – Heated Pool
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – McLaren Vale Motel and Apartments – BBQ guest area
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – McLaren Vale Motel and Apartments – Fountain Garden Courtyard
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©Exploramum and Explorason – McLaren Vale, South Australia – McLaren Vale Motel and Apartments – Palm Gardens

For extra Kids and Adults Fun – make sure you book a room with a Spa Jacuzzi Bath – complete with colour changing mood lighting.

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