One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley is home to heritage towns, trails, boutique wineries, museums and beautiful scenery. Wanting to take the family? There are plenty of things to see and do for the younger visitors! In no particular order, we’ve compiled a list of our family favourites whilst visiting Clare. Stay with us at Clare Country Club, resort-style accommodation located just a 2-minute drive from the main street of Clare!
Clare Valley Model Engineers
Clare Valley Model Trains have constructed a railway over one-kilometre long that features several bridges, twists and turns plus a tunnel in a 10-hectare park. Trains run on the second and fourth weekend of the month. As well as taking a model train ride, the family can enjoy model boating, the playground and the BMX track. Plenty to do and see at Clare Valley Model Engineers, even better being right next door to Clare Country Club!
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Simpson Rices Creek
Just a 25-minute drive from Clare Country Club, Simpson Rices Creek is a must for children and parents-alike. Situated in the beautiful town of Auburn, Simpson Rices Creek has a full 18 hole Mini Golf course and noughts and crosses tables. For the foodies at heart, Simpson Rices Creek is home to locally made produce including olives, olive oil, jams, conserves and tapenades. Their Licensed Café serves breakfast and lunch, a perfect day trip for the whole family!
An activity for all ages, the Mintaro Maze is the perfect place for the family to explore, providing hours of entertainment for children. The living hedge maze features fountains and twists and turns to trick even the most committed explorer. When you do find your way out, there’s plenty more to enjoy with a range of giant-sized games! Grab your picnic blanket and spend the afternoon with the family.
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