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 also 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.

Richardson Park Playspace

An interactive play area kids will love, featuring slides, climbing frame and flying fox. Adjacent to the Riesling Trail at Sevenhill.

Clare Discovery Centre

The Clare Discovery Centre 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.

Burra Community Library 

The Burra Community Library is a free service which caters for the varying needs of people of all ages. It is funded by both the school and the Regional Council of Goyder and 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 general use computers and Internet services.

Phone: 8892 2038 Open daily 8:3-6pm during the SA school term and during school holidas from 11am-1pm and 2pm- 6pm.

Inchiquin Lake Train Rides, Clare Valley Model Engineers Inc, Clare

Children can enjoy rides on the fantastic model trains at Inchiquin Lake Park, nextdoor to the Clare Valley Golf Course. Twilight train rides (starting 6pm) take place on the second and forth Saturday of each month through out November - March, afternoon rides (starting 1:30pm) take place on the second and fourth Sunday of each month April - November and long weekends Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm. Ph 0417 859 659.

Valley's Lifestyle Centre, Clare

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

Burra Swimming Pool, Burra

Open for summer season. Ph 8892 0100.

Clare Valley accommodation options are diverse, with something for every level of comfort and budget.

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Clare Valley Model Engineers

0417 849 808
Phoenix Ave Clare 5453

Lomandra Walking Trail

8844 5175
Curnow Road Blyth 5462

Martindale Hall

0417 838 897
Min Man 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

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