While Stanthorpe may be recognised as Queensland’s premier wine region, you may be surprised to know that it is also a fabulous place to take your kids. Below are just a few of the fun things you can do with your children in Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on for five fun kid-friendly things to try out in Stanthorpe.
The Truffle Discovery Centre
At first glance, this might not seem like an attraction for the kids, but there is one amazing component to searching for troubles that your family might love: dogs! The delicious truffles grow underground and only in very specific conditions, making them difficult to find without a dog’s amazing sense of smell.
At the Truffle Discovery Centre, your family can enjoy exploring the dog training centre, demonstrations with detection dogs, interactive gallery, and gift shop. Visitors can even enjoy tasting some of their local, gourmet condiments.
Visit the Big Thermometer
Stanthorpe is recognised as Queensland’s coldest town, so it is appropriate that one of Queensland’s newest landmarks, the Big Thermometer, awaits visitors to the area. This monument is located in the centre of Stanthorpe and is an excellent photo opportunity. Visitors can then walk along Quint Pot Creek, a lovely boardwalk that offers panoramic views of the Stanthorpe landscape.
Try Suttons’s Famous Apple Pie
Stanthorpe and its neighbouring town of Applethorpe is part of Queensland’s largest apple growing region. It’s no surprise then that it’s also home to arguably the country’s most delicious (and biggest) apple pies. Sutton’s famous apple pie is something you and your kids will want to try out. The pie is made from scratch onsite, using apples directly from their orchard, so you are guaranteed to get the freshest and tastiest pie every single time. If you need more proof about how good this pie actually is, take note that they cook up around 800 kgs of apples every week.
The Granite Belt Christmas Farm
Another must see attraction is the Granite Belt Christmas Farm. Apart from farming and selling sustainably grown Christmas trees, the Fraser’s have created a magical ‘Christmas Village’ for visitors to enjoy all year round. The kids are free to pat and feed Santa’s animals in the petting zoo or wander through the fields of real Christmas trees. Finish the visit with a browse through the Mistletoe Store, which is home to over 20,000 Christmas decorations. If you love Christmas, you will love the Granite Belt Christmas Farm.
The Granite Belt Maze
If solving puzzles together as a family sounds fun, then you must visit the Granite Belt Maze. Featuring an almost 3 kilometre long wooden maze, visitors must navigate the maze from side to side & end to end looking for clues, in order to solve the riddle! The riddles are changed each month so that return visitors are put up to a new challenge every time. The maze is great fun for the entire family, and with 9 hole mini golf, spacious gardens and giant chess, it is a great place to relax and unwind with the family.
We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you plan your next trip to Stanthorpe. As you can see, Stanthorpe can be a great place for both kids and adults alike. Be sure to keep everything you’ve learned here in mind so that you can make the most out of your next visit to Stanthorpe.
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