Kids & Family Activities
With its wide-open spaces, quirky characters and historical charms, children and families alike will delight in the magic of the Clare Valley.
There are plenty of things to see and do for the younger visitor. For the adventurous type, there are parks and lookouts to explore, including Red Banks Conservation Park and Spring Gully Conservation Park, where you might be able to catch a Southern Hairy-nosed wombat, Western Grey Kangaroo or Short-beaked echidna. There’s also the Riesling Trail and Rattler Trails for some fresh air and family fun.
Alongside Lake Inchiquin in Clare, children will love the Model Train Rides, featuring electric, diesel and occasionally steam trains, passing through a grid of beautifully constructed tunnels and bridges.
Mintaro Maze is a must-do for the family. Explore the network of the traditional hedge maze, through twists and turns, providing hours of entertainment. For Christmas and Easter, there’s the famous Mintaro Maze Bunny Hunt, and during Gourmet Week, take part in the Haggis Hunt.
Picnic places, parks and open spaces
Picnic at World’s End Reserve
Pack a picnic lunch and let the kids explore the World’s End Reserve, just a 20 minute drive from Burra.
Feed the ducks at Burra Creek
Visit the friendly residents of the pretty Burra Creek. A playground, amenities and free barbecue are also available. Duck feed available from the Burra and Goyder Visitor Information Centre.
Burra Community Library
The Burra Community Library is a free service which caters for the varying needs of people of all ages. It serves both the school and community as a public library.
Patrons are able to borrow books, CDs, magazines, DVDs, and other items. There is also free access to computers and Internet services for general use.
Phone: 8892 2038
Open daily 8:30am to 6pm during the SA school term and during school holidays from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.
Address: Balaklava High School, May Terrace
Phone: 8862 1336
Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, During School Holidays 9:30am to 5pm (closed 1pm - 2pm). Sundays and Public Holidays closed.
Blyth Community Library
Address: Blyth Community Hall, Harley Street
Phone: 8844 5175
Opening Hours: Friday 2 pm to 5 pm
The Clare Library features regular school holiday activities. Weekly storytelling and craft sessions for pre-schoolers and a rhyme and song time for babies is held on Tuesday mornings. The library is part of the Libraries SA One card network. It offers loan of both physical library material, plus eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks, to SA residents with a Onecard library card. The library provides a climate-controlled space for families to relax, read and recharge. PC, internet and WiFi access, printing and photocopying for the public, parenting facilities, coffee and drinks available. Free WiFi is available in the library garden, when the library is closed.
Ph (08) 8842 3817.
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturdays 10am to 1pm
Eudunda Public Library
Address: 2 Reserve Road Eudunda
Phone: 8581 1587
Services include: home library service for those unable to visit, internet access, office facilities including photocopying and WIFI.
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am - 6pm
School Holidays: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 12pm; 1pm - 5pm
Hamley Bridge Community Library
Address: Hamley Bridge Institute on Gilbert Street.
Open: Tuesday 10am – 12pm, Thursday 2pm - 4:30pm, Saturday 10am -12pm
Owen Community Library
Address: Owen Primary School
Phone: 8528 6116
Open during school hours.
Riverton School Community Library
The Riverton School Community Library is open to the public. It is part of the Libraries SA One card network, and customers may use their South Australian Onecard library card to borrow a range of library materials. There is also free internet access, as well as community information and outreach services available.
Phone: 8847 2414
Open Tuesday 2pm to 6pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 12:50pm and 1:40pm to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 11am.
Saddleworth Library and Community Centre
The Saddleworth Library and Community Centre is also a Council Office. It is part of the Libraries SA One card network and offers free PC, internet and WiFi access, printing and photocopying for the public. Services include a local history collection, tourist and community information.
Phone: 8847 4096
Open Tuesday - Friday 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm, Saturdays 9:30am to 12pm
Snowtown Community Library
Address: Snowtown Area School
Phone: 8865 2006
Open: Monday 9am to 4pm, Tuesday & Wednesday9am to 4.30pm, Thursday 9am to 6.30pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm. Saturday & Sunday closed.
School Holidays: Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.15am to 3.45pm, Thursday 9.15am to 6.45pm, Friday 9.15am to 3.45pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.