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Harvest Mylor Café | Review

Harvest Mylor Café
This charming Adelaide Hills café is very popular with locals who visit for the relaxed hills atmosphere, fantastic coffee and amazing food. It’s the perfect spot to sit outside under the dappled shade and enjoy good quality locally sourced, fresh food.
Mylor is a charming little town in the Adelaide Hills, located only 10 […]

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Tealicious Cakes | Willunga | Review | Apr 2022

Tealicious Cakes at Willunga
Review by Jo Parkinson
If you enjoy cupcakes, coffee and cuteness, then hop on into Tealicious this Easter!
This pretty little boutique cupcake shop is situated in the heart of Willunga, on Aldinga Road. Owner Natasha has perfected not only the delicious treats on offer, but the stunning styling as well. The pale pink […]

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Uniqorn Eats Adelaide Cafe

Uniqorn Eats Cafe | Adelaide | Review

Uniqorn Eats | Family-friendly Cafe in Adelaide
The perfect place for a magical eating experience!
by Brooke Hendry
Sunshine, lollipops and….. the most amazing colourful food and shakes that you could imagine – is what you’ll find at Adelaide’s family-friendly café, Uniqorn Eats.

The magical Uniqorn Eats, located on Grenfell St in the city, is the cutest most vibrantly […]

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Top Family Things to do in the Adelaide Hills

Best Places to visit in the Adelaide Hills with Kids
If you like rolling hills, scenic views, quiet country roads, bushwalks, good food and wine, fresh air, cooler temps and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, then head to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip.
It’s only a 20 minute drive up the South […]

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The Bridgewater Inn

The Bridgewater Inn | Family Friendly | Outdoor Dining | Adelaide Hills | Review

Beautiful, spacious outdoor dining in the Adelaide Hills 
The Bridgewater Inn has a large two level outdoor eating area that is just gorgeous! It is family friendly and set creek-side, so the kids can amble amongst the rocks while you wait for lunch.
by Sharon Harrington
We love to make a day of it when visiting the Adelaide Hills with […]

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Marryatville Hotel - Kensington Rd

The Marryatville Hotel – Largest Outdoor Playground | Review

The Marryatville Hotel – Review
The Marryatville Hotel has long been a favourite for families and the main reason for that is the fabulous huge undercover playground. This biggest pub playground brings all the kids to the yard, and happily entertains the kids for a long catch up with friends and family. It’s not new, the […]

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Woodstock Wines

Woodstock Wines | Family-Friendly Winery | Wildlife Sanctuary | McLaren Vale | Review

Family-friendly winery with wildlife sanctuary, playground & beautiful grounds to explore
by Sharon Harrington
Woodstock Wines in McLaren Vale is a gorgeous spot for a long sunshiny lunch with the family. Daily kangaroo feeding, outdoor seating next to the playground, and big grassy lawns for a run around make this a wonderful place to visit with the […]

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Schnithouse Hilton

Schnithouse Hilton | Family Friendly Restaurant With Playground | Review

Schnitzels  ✔ Playground ✔ Casual, easy get together ✔
by Sharon Harrington
Schnithouse Hilton is the ideal venue for an easy family or friends catch up. The menu specialises in everyone’s pub favourite, schnitzels, has a playground for kids and a big screen TV for sport-watching diehards.

We ventured out for lunch on a cold, slightly wet day, […]

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Kangaroo Island | Best Family Friendly Places to Eat and Drink

Where to Eat & Drink on Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island has some amazing family-friendly cafes and restaurants dotted around the island. The island is known for its Ligurian Honey but it is also full of suprises including the best fish and chips possibly anywhere in SA, located in one of the most remote parts of the […]

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Stone Hut Bakery | Mid North | Child-Friendly Café | Review

Stone Hut Bakery – a child-friendly café and rest stop in South Australia’s Mid North.
Amazing pies and a great little rest stop en route to the Flinders Ranges. While you are there, take the kids for a stroll around the walk-in aviary and petting zoo. 
by Sharon Harrington
Take a break from driving
When planning a road trip, I […]

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Historic Lounders Boatshed Café | Adelaide | Review

New All-Weather Shelter for Adelaide’s Historic Lounders Boatshed Café
A secret, little gem of a café is hidden below Adelaide’s King William Street bridge, right by the River Torrens. And a glassy gazebo now offers year-round comfort for visitors.
by Carla Caruso
The historic Lounders Boatshed Café in the city of Adelaide has had an all-weather shelter added […]

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Cafe Bonython at Bonython Park on the City Fringe | Adelaide | Review

Cafe Bonython at Bonython Park on Adelaide’s City Fringe | Review
This laidback, riverside spot is a hit for ice cream, coffee and light fare, including hot breakfasts and is open 7 days a week. 
by Carla Caruso
The kiosk at Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli in Adelaide reopened in April 2021 after seven years and sweet tooths are in […]

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Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room & Outdoor Area | Langhorne Creek | South Australia

Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room and Outdoor Area in Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Feel like you’re on the set of the ABC’s Aftertaste series, amid the vines and countryside, at Australia’s only sister-run winery … a winery which has just had a $1 million refresh. 
by Carla Caruso
Looking for a family-friendly winery, where you can enjoy […]

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Lot 100 Adelaide Hills | Family Friendly Restaurant | Review

A visit to Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills
If you’re looking for a spot to stop for a fabulous meal in the Adelaide Hills where the kids can run around, then be sure to add Lot 100 to your list.
Lot 100 is a working craft brewery and small batch distillery, set on an 84 hectare […]

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Tavern on Turton - Point Turton

Tavern on Turton | Family Dining in Point Turton | South Australia | Review

Tavern on Turton – Family Dining in Point Turton
by Katrina Gogel
Tavern on Turton boasts relaxed family dining and sensational sea views in South Australia’s beautiful Point Turton. Located on the Southern Yorke Peninsula, it is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Adelaide.
The owners aim is to ‘bring back the feeling of unhurried dining and encourage people […]

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The Coffee Barn & Gelataria - Moonta

The Coffee Barn & Gelataria | Ice Cream in Moonta | Review

The Coffee Barn & Gelataria – Moonta
For ice cream and coffee in Moonta the cutest spot is the Coffee Barn & Gelataria. It’s a hidden gem just outside of the town, off the Spencer Highway.
This unique and quirky eatery feels like you have been transported to a little desert oasis with a very vintage vibe. […]

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stanley bridge tavern

Stanley Bridge Tavern | Verdun | Review

Stanley Bridge Tavern Review
The Stanley Bridge Tavern in the Adelaide Hills has a fantastic outdoor dining space with plenty of space for the kids to roam, great food and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Stanely Bridge Tavern was established in 1853 and has been popular with the locals for many years. It is located in Verdun, 5 […]

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Barossa Valley | Family Friendly Places to Visit | South Australia

Barossa Valley Region Family Friendly Holiday Ideas – Places to Visit in the Barossa
The Barossa Valley is a beautiful region to visit with the family and it’s perfect for a short getaway because it’s so close to Adelaide – approximately a 1 hour drive from the city. If you’re planning on a longer holiday, there […]

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carrick hill

Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity | Review

 
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.

You can pick […]

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Uraidla Pub

Uraidla Hotel | Family Friendly Dining | Adelaide Hills | Review

The Uraidla Hotel – Family Friendly Pub in the Adelaide Hills
The Uraidla Hotel is a beautiful pub in the Adelaide Hills where you will always receive a warm welcome, fresh food and there’s space for the kids to play.
The Uraidla Hotel has undergone a massive transformation in the last few years and it is a […]

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Port Elliot Bakery donut

Port Elliot Bakery Review | Fleurieu Peninsula

Port Elliot Bakery – the iconic bakery destination that’s a South Australian favourite in the Fleurieu Peninsula
Port Elliot Bakery is an iconic destination for visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula. South Australians know that a trip to Port Elliot or anywhere in the area is not complete without a stop there. You can’t really miss it […]

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Whistler Wines, Barossa Family friendly winery Review by Susannah Marks

Whistler Wines | Family Friendly Barossa Winery | Review

Whistler Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Family Friendly Winery Review
Review by Susannah Marks
On a recent trip to the Barossa, we stopped in at Whistler Wines. If you love the Barossa and exploring different vineyards with your children in tow then we think Whistler Wines is worth a look. There is so much here that is geared […]

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Green Valley Strawberries Cafe

Green Valley Strawberries Cafe Review | Adelaide Hills Family Friendly Cafe

Green Valley Strawberries Cafe Review | Nairne, Adelaide Hills
Green Valley Strawberries is a family-owned strawberry farm in the Adelaide Hills. The owners, Jim and Lynda and daughters Danielle, Christie and Stephanie Rozaklis, have been growing, picking, packing and marketing fresh, farm grown strawberries since 1985.
You can buy freshly picked and packed strawberries at a great […]

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Down the Rabbit hole wines, Mclaren Vale

Down The Rabbit Hole Cellar Door – A Family Friendly Winery in McLaren Vale | Review

Are you looking for a cellar door in McLaren Vale with a difference?
by Brooke Hendry
Wanting to visit a cellar door that is actually family friendly? Well then, don’t be late and hop right in to Down the Rabbit Hole Wines – McLaren Vale’s newest winery that is simply picture perfect. This sure is a cellar […]

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Folklore cafe review by Susannah Marks

Folklore Cafe Port Adelaide | Coffee by the Water | Review

Folklore cafe Port Adelaide – Coffee by the Water
Review by Susannah Marks
I was on a mission to find the best coffee in Port Adelaide and had been recommended Folklore. You probably won’t spot Folklore as you’re driving through Port Adelaide – it’s tucked away next to the Hart’s Mill right next to the Port River.
A […]

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Review

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company – Review
The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the newest tourist attraction to call this famous wine region home, located just outside of Tanunda.
From the moment you walk through the doors and view the mesmerising chocolate ‘waterfall’ your senses will be in overdrive, taking in the delicious smells, brightly coloured boxes of […]

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Red Cacao Chocolate Shop and Cafe | Stirling | Review April 2016

Red Cacao Chocolate Shop and Café | Review
Within the quiet, leafy village of Stirling is a chocolate shop and café worthy of its status as one of the best in South Australia. It is tucked away just off the main street but has easy access to ample parking.
Marcus Booth-Remmers is the chocolatier and founder of […]

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Review of the Greenman Inn by Susannah Marks

The Greenman Inn, Ashbourne | Review

The Greenman Inn, Ashbourne
Review by Susannah Marks, 2 March 2019
Driving through Ashbourne on the way to the Fleurieu is a pleasant drive and it takes you through some pleasant countryside and small towns. Instead of taking the expressway down to Victor Harbor or Port Elliot, you can drive via the Adelaide Hills for a change of […]

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Lot 100 | Cellar Door & Restaurant | Hay Valley | Review

Lot 100 – Cellar door, Brewery, Distillery and Restaurant
Lot 100 is situated in the Hay Valley, just outside of the township of Nairne and is approximately a 35 minute drive up the freeway from the City of Adelaide. It is surrounded by rolling hills, huge gums and beautiful countryside so it really is a very […]

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Peter Rabbit Cafe Review

Peter Rabbit Cafe | Hindley Street | Review

Peter Rabbit Cafe
Since it opened in 2015 people having been flocking to Hindley Street’s Peter Rabbit cafe. If you find yourself in the west end of Adelaide’s CBD needing a good coffee or something tasty and wholesome to eat then here are some reasons why you should add Peter Rabbit to your shortlist.
In a nutshell […]

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A Long Lazy Lunch at the Lazy Ballerina | Dinglebadinga | Review

A long, lazy lunch at the Lazy Ballerina
The name of this idyllic venue is not going to be forgotten quickly! The Lazy Ballerina really is a beautiful spot to spend a sunny afternoon with friends relaxing over a bottle of wine, nibbles and pizza.

The Lazy Ballerina is located at Dinglebadinga, opposite Kuitpo Forest and 10 […]

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kiosk on sixteen victoria park cafe

Outdoor Cafe – Kiosk on 16 | Victoria Park | Opened Nov 2017

Heritage cafe on the north east corner of Victoria Park – Kiosk on 16
After years of renovating the heritage listed building that sits along side the Britannia roundabout, Kiosk on 16 quietly opened their doors late in 2017.  With fresh landscaping and plenty of shade, the small outdoor cafe can be found nestled amongst trees […]

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Harry’s Deli at Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale | Review

Harry’s Deli at Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale | Review
by Emma Parkinson of Adelaide Boutique Online
Coffee, wine, beer, cider, cheese, cake… these are a few of my favourite things….

After a less than relaxing drive with the kids doing a great impersonation of the Ultra Tune ad’s annoying noise in the back of the car….I discover myself […]

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Lost in a Forest | Pizza Place | Uraidla | Review

Lost in a Forest Wood Oven Pizza Place 
If you’re looking for amazing organic wood-oven baked pizza and a relaxed atmosphere, take a little drive up Greenhill Rd to Lost in a Forest, located in the charming town of Uraidla.
We first visited not long after it opened in 2016 and we’ve been dropping by for a […]

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Exploring Waterfall Gully & Breakfast at Utopia Restaurant

Exploring Waterfall Gully & Breakfast at Utopia Restaurant
Just ten minutes east of the city, along a winding road through the Adelaide foothills, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the stunning natural landscape of Waterfall Gully. 
Located in Cleland Conservation Park, Waterfall Gully is home to the impressive First Falls, an 18 metre waterfall that flows all year round.  Equally stunning in […]

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