Tired of hearing ‘Mum, I’m bored’ every time school holidays comes around? For kids big and small, Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills is the perfect place to take the rascals for a day of adventure.
The main street of Hahndorf is always buzzing with excitement, and there is plenty to keep them occupied all day long. From strawberry picking at Beerenberg, and petting cute animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn, to candle making, lolly shops, and a few rounds of Mini Golf - there’s something for all ages and interests.
Here are our top picks for the best kids activities that even grown-ups will enjoy.
1. Beerenberg Family Farm
We know we're a little biased, but there’s nothing better than fresh strawberries picked straight from the patch! We’ve been offering strawberry picking at our farm since 1975 and we’ve never missed a season. Fun and educational, it’s a great way to teach kids about local produce and where the foods they eat come from. You can pick as many as you please (tip: go for the big and juicy ones) and simply pay at the end. And the best part? Finish your trip off with a Berryberg Swirl from the Farm Shop, it’s made with our best strawberries and Golden North Vanilla ice cream!
Image: Hahndorf Farm Barn Facebook Page
2. Hahndorf Farm Barn
Continue your farm adventures with a trip to the Hahndorf Farm Barn. The kids will squeal with excitement at the chance to milk a cow, ride a tractor or a pony, watch the reptile shows and pat all the baby animals. A unique children’s farmyard and wildlife park, you can hold, touch and feed most of the animals in complete safety and your own comfort level. It’s a great day out with the whole family and it’s very educational. Your kids can discover so much about the animals including how they are born and how they grow and live on the farm. Don’t forget to pack a picnic too, there’s a playground and sandpit to really make a day of it.
Image: 3 Wishes Candle Barn Facebook
3. Candle Making at 3 Wishes Candle Barn
Ignite their creativity with a trip to The 3 Wishes Candle Barn on the main street of Hahndorf and make your very own candle. Delicious-smelling, eco-friendly candles all made with natural and organic ingredients, your child can discover the art of candle making while they blend different scents. It’s an unforgettable experience and you can take your candle home for keeps!
Image: Hahndorf Sweets Facebook Page
4. Discover the Hahndorf Lolly Shops
If you’ve got a little bit of a sweet tooth and don’t mind letting the kids indulge in a little sugar, take a stroll down the main street of Hahndorf and discover all the traditional lolly shops, ice creameries and chocolate shops on offer. Hahndorf Sweets, Humbugs, The Fudge Shop, Ye Olde Ice creamery, Chocolate at No.5, and a few other little gems are a must visit. From traditional sweets to modern treats, it might even take you back to your own childhood memories. Go on, treat yourself!
Image: Hahndorf Mini Golf Facebook Page
5. Hahndorf Mini Golf
Perfect for any age, you can’t go past Hahndorf Mini Golf. Featuring an 18 hole course full of challenges and obstacles, a few rounds of putt-putt is the ultimate family day out. Only $6 for kids and $8 for adults, simply turn up and play to your heart’s content.