Granite Belt is a fun place to visit with the whole family. And while Granite Belt is best known for its wine tours, there are still plenty of kid-friendly activities that the whole family will enjoy.
1. Strawberry Picking
Strawberries are one of the first crops to pop up in autumn, and each year, the Granite Belt Strawberry Festival showcases the region’s best strawberries. It’s a great opportunity to pick your own strawberries and then enjoy them straight away, or pop them in a container and take them home to preserve to enjoy later in the year. One things for sure, the kids will think it is totally Strawesome!
2. Granite Belt Christmas Farm
The Granite Belt Christmas Farm is a fabulous attraction for kids of all ages, and one that will ensure the ‘Christmas Spirit’ is all alive and well all year round.
At the Granite Belt Christmas Farm visitors are welcome to feed Santa’s animals, including his famous reindeer, wander through the fields of real Christmas trees and savour the fresh smell of pine or visit the farm In harvest season and let the kids pick the perfect tree for your family festivities.
Capture the magic of Christmas through the doors of the Mistletoe Store and browse the spectacular range of Christmas decorations and gifts. Taste, indulge and enjoy Mrs. Claus’ festive hand crafted sweet treats and gourmet products.
3. Enjoy the spectacular scenery
There is a lot more to the Granite Belt than vineyards and wineries. The region is home to some stunning national parks offering spectacular scenery plus a range of parks ideal for a relaxing picnic. Girraween National Park is one park not to miss. Known for the ‘Balancing Rock’ which sits spectacularly atop a summit it is definitely a must see when in the region. There are also a number of spots where you can visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to see koalas, kangaroos and even wallabies.
4. Explore the Storm King Dam
If you’re visiting the Granite Belt and looking for a fun activity to do with the family, then you may want to visit the Storm King Dam. The dam is an ideal spot for picnics, bird watching, water sport and fishing. There are also a number of walking tracks around the northern and southern shore of the dam.
5. Chocolate Tasting
After a busy day of sightseeing, there is one place that you won’t want to miss and that’s Heavenly Chocolate. Heavenly Chocolate offer a range of delectable, locally made chocolates and gourmet goodies, including a range of seriously rich European hot chocolates.
6. Leather Stamping
While wine is Granite Belt’s most famous export, leather is also an important part of the region’s economy. And if you’re a fan of leather yourself, you may want to visit one of the local leather workshops and try your hand at leather stamping. Leather stamping is a great activity for kids and families to enjoy together.
There are some great activities to do in the Granite Belt with your whole family. Whether you’re looking to relax and take in the region’s beautiful natural surrounds, or you want something that’ll get the whole family moving, you’ll find something that will please you and your kids in the Granite Belt.
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