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 Weekend, take part in the Haggis Hunt.

Download the Family Friendly Brochure here

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.

Richardson Park Playspace

An interactive play area kids will love, featuring slides, climbing frame and flying fox. Richardson Park Playspace is adjacent to the Riesling Trail at Sevenhill.

Clare Library

The Clare Library features regular school holiday activities and weekly story telling for pre-schoolers. There is also free internet, parenting facilities, coffee and drinks available.

Ph (08) 8842 3817.

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturdays 10am to 1pm

 

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.

 

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. It holds a local history collection, tourist and community information.

Phone:  8847 4096

Open 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm Tuesday - Friday, Saturdays 9:30am to 12pm

 

Riverton School Community Library

The Riverton School Community Library stocks non-fiction and reference, adult, children and adolescent fiction Children's Easy and Children's Picture Books as well as videos and DVDs. 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.

 

Auburn Library

An out-of-hours return chute is available at the side of the building. The Auburn Library is part of the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Library Service and the South Australian OneCard network.

Open Tuesday 3pm to 4pm, Wednesday 11am to 12pm and Friday 3pm to 4pm.

Valley's Lifestyle Centre, Clare

An 8 lane x 25-metre outdoor pool and toddler pool. Open for the summer season. Ph 8842 3999.

Burra Swimming Pool

Open for the summer season. Ph 8892 0100.

Riverton Pool

Open for the summer season. Ph (08) 8847 2251

Family friendly activities

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Clare Golf Club

8842 1022
3 Square Mile Road Clare 5453

Clare Valley Model Engineers

0417 849 808
off Phoenix Ave Melrose Park Clare 5453

Lomandra Walking Trail

8844 5175
Curnow Road Blyth 5462

Mintaro Maze

8843 9012
Lot 91 Jacka Road Mintaro 5415

Mokota Conservation Park

8841 3400
White Hill Road Mount Bryan 5418

Rattler Trail

8842 2131
Riverton to Auburn Riverton 5412

Red Banks Conservation Park

8841 3400
15 kilometres east of Burra on Eastern Road Burra 5417

Riesling Trail

Main North Road and Spring Gully Road Clare 5453

Sevenhill Playspace @ Richardson Park

0428 121 157
36 College Road Sevenhill 5453

Simpson Rices Creek

0419 345 741
104 Saddleworth Road Auburn 5451

Spring Gully Conservation Park

8841 3400
Saw Mill Road Spring Gully 5453

The Valleys Lifestyle Centre

8842 3999
180 Main North Road Clare 5453