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.

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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.

Auburn Library

Closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 

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.

 

Balaklava Community Library

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

 

Clare Library

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.

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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Balaklava Courthouse Gallery

8862 1688
6 Edith Terrace Balaklava 5461

Blyth Breakout Escape and Adventure Rooms

8844 5250
3 South Terrace Blyth 5462

Bon Accord Mine Complex

1300 775 540
Railway Terrace Burra 5417

Brooks Lookout

8844 5175
Old Blyth Road Blyth 5462

Bungaree Station - Self guided tours

8842 2677
431 Bungaree Road (off Highway B82 / Main North Road) Clare 5453

Burra Heritage Passport

1300 775 540
Burra and Goyder Visitor Information Centre 2 Market Square Burra 5417

Burra Mine Site

1300 775 540
Township of Burra Burra 5417

Burra Outdoor Pool

Bridge Terrace Burra 5417

Cascades Short Walk

8842 2131
Sawmill Road Sevenhill 5453

Clare Golf Club

8842 1022
3 Square Mile Road Clare 5453

Clare History Collection

8842 4100
Clare Town Hall Clare 5453

Clare to Sevenhill Short Walk

8842 2131
Riesling Trail Clare 5453

Clare Valley Model Engineers

0417 849 808
Melrose Park, Phoenix Ave Clare 5453

Gleeson Wetlands

0411 492 223
Christison Avenue Clare 5453

Hampton Township Ruins

1300 775 540
North-east of Redruth Gaol Burra 5417

John Horrocks Cottage

0427 051 881
Main North Road Penwortham 5453

Lake Bumbunga

1800 242 131
Bumbunga Lake Clare 5453

Lomandra Walking Trail

8844 5175
Curnow Road Blyth 5462

Martindale Hall

0417 838 897
Min Man Road Mintaro 5415

Miners Dugouts

1300 775 540
Creek Bed Adjacent to Blyth Street Burra 5417

Mokota Conservation Park

8841 3400
White Hill Road Mount Bryan 5418

Morphetts Enginehouse

1300 775 540
Burra Mine Site Burra 5417

Neagles Rock Short Walk

8842 2131
Neagles Rock Road Clare 5453

Police Lockup And Stables

1300 775 540
Corner of Ludgvan and Tregony Streets Burra 5417

Polish Hill River Church Museum

8336 1601
225B Polish Hill Road Building Polish Hill River 5453

Powder Magazine

1300 775 540
Burra Mine Open Air Museum Burra 5417

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

Redruth Gaol

8892 2154
Tregony Street Burra 5417

Riesling Trail

Main North Road and Spring Gully Road Clare 5453

Riverton Outdoor Pool

8847 2251
Barrier Highway Riverton 5412

Riverton to Rhynie Short Walk

8842 2131
Riverton 5412

Scholz Park Museum

0401 944 372
20 Torrens Road Riverton 5412

Sevenhill Playspace @ Richardson Park

0428 121 157
36 College Road Sevenhill 5453

Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail

8862 0800
Scotland Pl Balaklava 5461

Simpson Rices Creek

0419 345 741
104 Saddleworth Road Auburn 5451

Spring Gully Conservation Park

8841 3400
Saw Mill Road Spring Gully 5453

The Burra Skate Park

8892 0100
Market Street Burra 5417

The Valleys Lifestyle Centre

8842 3999
180 Main North Road Clare 5453

Unicorn Brewery Cellars

1300 775 540
Bridge Terrace Burra 5417

Watervale to Mount Horrocks Short Walk

8842 2131
Watervale 5452