01, March 2024

The McLaren Vale wine region is an unmissable destination when in South Australia.

Home to abundant family-friendly places and activities that are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained, the McLaren Vale wine region is the perfect backdrop for creating unforgettable family memories that will be treasured for generations to come.

Only a short drive from Adelaide CBD, adults can savour the vibrant and intriguing flavours of McLaren Vale's renowned wines and soak in the breathtaking views, while the kids delight in the excitement of wildlife feeding, lawn games, playgrounds and more!

Gather your family and embark on a journey full of fun and laughter at these family-friendly destinations:

Woodstock Wine

A secluded paradise with something for all the family.

Woodstock Wines McLaren Vale wine region Family Friendly

Set amongst the dappled light of the ancient gum trees, Woodstock offers a picturesque location in which to experience the Woodstock's range of wine and the simple and delicious food of The Coterie restaurant. Kids can explore the lush native Australian garden setting or challenge themselves on the playground as the adults keep a watchful eye, not to mention the opportunity to feed rescued native Australian animals in the Woodstock Wildlife Sanctuary. Kangaroo Feeding Sessions are held daily at 11:30am, booking for the animal feeding is essential.

Visit: | 215 Douglas Gully Rd, Blewitt Springs SA 5171


Feel like part of the family at Pizzateca.

Pizzateca McLaren Vale

A McLaren Vale institution, Pizzateca's southern Italian traditions are showcased through Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas which are made by hand, the traditional way (no rolling pins!). Quality local and family-grown produce features in all aspects of Pizzateca's offering and the relaxed airy dining space, that opens to a large grassed area, will have you feeling that you are seated at Nonna's table.

What's more the gelato bar, Gelateca, is guaranteed to be a hit with the kids!

Visit: | 319 Chalk Hill Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Fox Creek Wines

Enjoy games and activities on the lush lawns.

Fox Creek Wines Family Friendly Venue

Surrounded by picturesque vineyard and pretty cottage gardens, the Fox Creek cellar door has everything needed for a fun and memorable experience for the whole family. Their expansive lawn area provides kids with the perfect space to safely run free and enjoy the many lawn games on offer, leaving the adults to watch on as they enjoy one of the Fox Creek's exceptional wine tasting flights.

Visit: | 90 Malpas Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Beach Road Wines

Relax, unwind, kick back and just be.

Beach Road Wines McLaren Vale

Commanding some of the most spectacular views across the McLaren Vale wine region out to the sea beyond, Beach Road Wines offers the ideal setting to put the everyday hustle in the back seat for a few hours. Beach Road Wines are passionate about bringing people together to create memories through good wine, good food, good company and good conversation. Enjoy wholesome pizzas, salads and cheese plates featuring local produce and good wine, from crisp whites, textured Italian varietals and smooth, deep reds. With a lawn area and spaces for the kids to play, the venue is perfect for family and friends alike to while away an afternoon.

Visit: | 309 Seaview Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Lloyd Brothers

A taste of the finest McLaren Vale produce.

Lloyd Brothers McLaren Vale Estate Luncheon

Lloyd Brothers spacious, light-filled cellar door is set on the property of their 100 year-old olive grove. The airy undercover seating area opens to expansive lawns and views to the water's edge of the estate's wetlands. Guests can choose from one of many experiences on offer from their Discovery Wine Tasting to the Estate Luncheon which features a progressive dining experience of arancini, regional platters, a range of stone baked pizza's and salad to share. Kids and family members alike can enjoy lawn games and the wide open space. A trip to Lloyd Brothers is not complete without sampling their range of estate grown products which include olives, oils, dukkah, pestos and vinegars.

Visit: | 34 Warners Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Note: this is just a small selection of offerings in the region please refer to our Drink, Food and Experience pages further options.

Please check individual venue opening days/times before planning. Bookings are recommended.

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