Family Friendly Wineries in the Adelaide Hills

Parents, we hear you. "I’m bored" are two words you never want to hear as you’re lifting that amazing glass of vino with your friends. Luckily, you’ll find a barrel load of family friendly cellar doors in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region that not only offer plenty of space for kids to run around, but also enough activities to tucker them out while you’re tucking in.

Barristers Block, Woodside, Adelaide Hills
Barristers Block, Woodside

Naturally, like any parent you’ll still need to be on top of your game! Before you let your rug rats loose, remember our local wineries and vineyards often have farm equipment, machinery and dams on-site, so it’s important to keep the kids supervised at all times.

Barristers Block Cellar Door, Woodside, Adelaide Hills
Barristers Block, Woodside

Barristers Block in Woodside is a genuine hotspot for wine-loving families, and with acres of manicured gardens, letting the kids go free-range as you sip and savour a delicious tasting platter is almost a tonic for the soul. Whether you’re rolling out a picnic blanket or perched next to the giant sandpit, the farm animals are sure to be a hit for all creatures… big and small!

Sidewood Estate, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills
Sidewood Estate, Hahndorf

Sidewood Estate is living proof that it’s not just adults that get to have fun at a cellar door! Since launching its new Hahndorf cellar door early in 2020, families have been flocking to its awesome nature playground, amazing restaurant and wholesome Hills hospitality. With deck chairs, day beds and a prime patch for picnics you’ll also find it hard to stay away from petanque and lawn bowls as the kids climb, swing and jump their way through your visit!

Golding Wines, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Golding Wines, Lobethal

Golding Wines in Lobethal is a firm favourite for adults and kids alike, with a year-round calendar of live music and themed events, and a luscious acreage of lawn to keep your whole tribe happy. If you can pull them away from games amongst the greenery, Gingko restaurant has plenty to offer your hungry horde, with tasty treats for under-thirteens including house-made pizzas and gelati they’ll rave about on your roll back home.

Anderson Hill, Lenswood, Adelaide Hills
Anderson Hill, Lenswood

Anderson Hill has always had family at its core, having been started by Ben Anderson and his father Brian in 1994. With Ben, his wife Clare and their two sons continuing the tradition, it’s only natural they’ve extended the same philosophy to guests. In fact, dropping in at the Lenswood cellar door feels a bit like catching up at a friend's place, and while you’re clinking glasses and feasting on pizza and tapas, the kids will find ample room to let off steam.

Cobb's Hill Estate, Oakbank, Adelaide Hills
Cobb's Hill Estate, Oakbank

Cobb’s Hill Estate in Oakbank is both a gardener's and gourmand's dream, with acres of farmland and vines stretching from a stunning cellar door set in a botanic wonderland. With lush grass, shady trees and undercover decking, you’ll find plenty of sneaky spots to tuck into a gourmet platter, picnic basket or flat baked Flammekueche with your family in tow.

Howard Vineyard, Nairne, Adelaide Hills
Howward Vineyard, Nairne

Howard Vineyard in Nairne is family owned and operated with a cool country vibe, crisp hills air and kid-friendly comforts. With terraced lawns just perfect for the little ones to kick a ball around, you’ll find sanctuary amidst towering gum trees and a perfect patio, where fine food and wine is matched by manicured gardens and a generous splash of Howard hospitality.

Lot 100 (Vinteloper Wines), Hay Valley, Adelaide Hills
Lot 100 (including Vinteloper), Hay Valley

Keen to explore? Other family friendly wineries in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region to check out include:

Karrawatta Winery Cellar Door, Meadows, Adelaide Hills
Karrawatta, Meadows
Cobb's Hill Estate, Oakbank, Adelaide Hills
Cobb's Hill Estate, Oakbank