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10 Great Kid-Friendly Wineries & Breweries In Margaret River

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The Margaret River region in Western Australia is home to some of the best wineries in the country and they are a must-visit when visiting the area. Best of all is that many of the best Margaret River wineries cater to families! Here are some of the best kid friendly wineries Margaret River has to offer and family-friendly Margaret River breweries!

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The Best Kid-Friendly Wineries In Margaret River 

Visiting the Margaret River region is a must for anyone who is visiting Western Australia and travelling the state with kids is no reason to skip it. Margarets River is world-renowned for its wine production and the region has something to offer everyone.

Aside from wineries, Margaret River also has some incredible craft breweries as well so we will also be sharing a few favourite Margaret River breweries that are family-friendly as well!

There are plenty of family-friendly activities to do in the Margaret River area, making it much more than just one of the best wine regions in Australia!

How To Get To Margaret River

If you are travelling to Margaret River from Perth, it is an easy long weekend trip or overnight stay to enjoy the beautiful southwest Western Australia region.

The drive down will take you about three hours but if you’ve got the time, there are some great stops along the way, including Busselton and Bunbury.

If you are looking to explore beyond Margaret River, check out our 4 day Busselton and Margaret River itinerary for visiting with kids.

Best Time To Visit Margaret River

Let’s be real – there is no bad time to visit Margaret River! Each season offers its own perks for seeing the beautiful south west region of WA.

During spring, from September to November, wildflowers are blooming and this is the perfect time of year for whale watching tours as they migrate to the warmer waters. Days are mostly warm with cooler nights.

In summer, between December and March, the temperatures are warm which makes it perfect for enjoying the beautiful beaches in the area.

In Autumn, between April and May, temperatures are a little cooler, around 20 to 25 degrees each day and cool at night, yet less windy than spring.

Winter brings cooler temperatures and cold nights, along with more rain. Yet chilly nights by the fireplace with a bottle of local wine sure don’t sound awful!

Tips For Visiting Margaret River With Kids

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When it comes to visiting Margaret River with kids, the best option is to choose an itinerary that is balanced with fun and entertainment to suit their age groups, so that it isn’t simply all wineries and breweries.

Thankfully, when visiting kid-friendly Margaret River wineries and breweries, they have enough kid appeal to not make them feel like a bore at least.

Many wineries have an outdoor play area and allow kids to run around and explore, making it perfect for family days out, while you enjoy a little wine tasting.

Here are some quick tips for making your visit a great one:

  • Create a rough itinerary but keep it flexible enough to suit your family
  • Check opening hours before you go as some wineries only open on weekends or by appointment
  • Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of your stops along the way, with plenty of snacks or plan where you will eat to make sure there are food breaks through the day
  • Let your kids help you plan your itinerary by giving some recommendations on what they would like to see and do in the Margaret River area

Best Margaret River Wineries For Families

There are plenty of wineries that cater to families, making it easy to visit even when you have the kids in tow. In fact, there is so much to do in Margaret River with kids, a visit to the wineries is just one of the many fun ways to spend your time.

The following are some of the best Margaret River wineries when it comes to accommodating kids, most of which are also Margaret River wineries with restaurants:

Happs Wines

Happs Winery and Pottery is a beautiful place to start your Margaret River wine journey at this family-owned winery that opened back in 1978. Their unique outdoor cellar door experience, the first of its kind in Australia, was adapted to suit the need for more open space

They offer free wine tastings in their scenic outdoor setting, with the view of the property gardens and big open spaces for relaxing. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn as you enjoy your favourite bottle of wine.

For the kids, there is wooden play equipment scattered through the gardens, including a swing, seesaw and obstacle course with a cubby. There is also a tub of garden games for kids to play with on the lawn.

Details:

  • Location – 575 Commonage Rd, Dunsborough
  • Playground – Yes
  • Dog-friendly – Yes
  • Restaurant/cafe – No, however they do offer a picnic hamper option with local cheeses, dips and cured meats.

Things To Do Nearby: Follow your wine tasting with a visit to Simmo’s Ice Creamery where you can enjoy one of their 60+ flavours, play mini-golf, play on the playground or picnic on the grounds of their family fun park!

Swings & Roundabouts Winery

If you are looking for a Margaret River winery to visit with kids, where you could easily spend an afternoon, Swings & Roundabouts is a great choice.

They pride themselves on making handcrafted wines that reflect the unique environment of their vineyards with rustic, Mediterranean style, which you can enjoy in their tasting room. But what makes it a great place is the atmosphere and rustic charm.

For kids, they have a huge playground with swings, slides, climbing frames and more. At the time of our visit, there was a second playground of equal size under construction. Our kids would happily have spent half a day here.

The iconic swing chairs are another fun touch, enjoying your swinging seat with a view of the winery or Margaret River landscape that surrounds the venue.

There is a restaurant serving meals with a Mediterranean inspired menu, using local ingredients, making this a great option for lunch or dinner. They have regular entertainment, including Sunday Sessions with live music.

Details:

  • Location – 2807 Caves Road, Yallingup
  • Playground – Yes
  • Dog-friendly – Yes
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes, as well as takeaway and a picnic menu to enjoy on the lawns.

Things To Do Nearby: Have a bit of outdoor fun with the kids by visiting Yallingup Maze, a huge outdoor wooden maze and an indoor puzzle cafe. Or take a semi-guided tour of Ngilgi Cave, exploring inside the massive limestone cave formation.

Lentedal Vineyard Estate

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Located near Busselton and Dunsborough, in the Margaret River region, Lentedal is a wonderful family-friendly winery. Here you will find great food and wine, with a cellar door and restaurant.

But for the kids, the friendly farm animals are the biggest delight! Everything form horses, turkeys, cats, lambs and chickens. There is also plenty of open spaces to run around, swings to play on and lawn games.

During the summer months, they screen movies on their outdoor cinema, serving from their alfresco cafe and cellar door while you watch on the lawn.

Details:

  • Location – 571 Vasse-Yallingup Siding Road, Marybrook
  • Playground – Swings
  • Dog-friendly – Yes
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes

Things To Do Nearby: Head to Xcape the Cape fun park with a water park, laser tag, maze, climbing walls, mini-golf, rides, bouncy castle and more.

The Berry Farm

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The Berry Farm is a great place to visit for a family day out, but it’s also a fabulous Kid-friendly winery in Margaret River, with delicious fruit wines.

You won’t just find fabulous wine here though. The Berry Farm also specialises in vinegar and jams.

Their cottage cafe offers a seasonal menu and kids menu featuring the freshest local produce and their own specially made condiments.

There is plenty of space for the kids to run around with 3 playgrounds to enjoy – swings, slides, climbing frames and more. The children’s corner makes it easy for you to enjoy sampling their wines while the kids are entertained.

They certainly excel at having a huge range of kid activities. During school holidays, they have camel rides for the kids. They also have takeaway kids meals with activity packs and offer kids birthday party packages all year round.

Details:

  • Location – 43 Bessell Road Rosa Glen
  • Playground – Yes
  • Dog-friendly – Yes
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes

Things To Do Nearby: Around 20 minutes drive will bring you to some of the best Margaret River caves – Mammoth Cave, Giants Cave and Lake Cave or half an hour from Hamelin Bay where you can spot manta rays in the water from the viewing deck.

Aravina Estate

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Aravina Estate is a stunning winery and restaurant located in the heart of Margaret River. With its award-winning wines, it’s no wonder the perfect spot is popular with wine lovers from all over the world.

The modern Australian restaurant offers an ever-changing menu. They also have a pizza bar with delicious pizzas, and their own brewhouse so you can enjoy craft beer as well, in a more casual dining experience.

Wine tastings at the Cellar Door are $10 per person, redeemable against any wine purchases you make.

The estate is also home to some very unique collections – the first-ever official Western Australian surfing museum, the WA Surf Gallery and a sportscar gallery.

The big open lawn areas give the little people loads of space to run around although with a large enclosed playground area.

Details:

  • Location – 61 Thornton Rd, Yallingup
  • Playground – Yes
  • Dog-friendly – No
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes, as well as takeaway pizza.

Things To Do Nearby: Check out Yallingup Maze or Discover Deadly wildlife experience.

Glenarty Road

Glenarty Road is a fifth-generation family farm in Karridale, part of the most southern grape growing sub-region in Margaret River. And you get more than a winery when you visit, which is why this is a perfect winery to visit with kids in the Margaret River region.

The award-winning restaurant has a variety of delicious food, with picnic tables scattered beneath shady trees in the gardens.

Families will enjoy exploring the beautiful grounds and meeting farm animals, such as sheep, pigs and the resident farm dog.

They also have experiences that take you on a food and wine journey through the gardens and vineyards.

Details:

  • Location – 70 Glenarty Road, Karridale
  • Playground – No
  • Dog-friendly – No
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes

Things To Do Nearby: Visit Jewel Cave, Boranup Beach or Boranup Forest Maze. Hamlin Bay is also nearby.

Leeuwin Estate

The family-owned Leeuwin Estate is one of the five founding wineries of the famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, making it a must-visit for any wine lover.

With a fine dining restaurant, it is one of the region’s higher-end dining experiences. However, there are huge lawns for the kids to run around with and giant lawn games like giant Jenga to entertain them.

There is also an art gallery to browse.

and it’s also perfect for kids! There is a playground on-site as well as plenty of space to run around and explore. The estate also offers tours that are perfect for educating kids about the winemaking process.

Details:

  • Location – Stevens Rd, Margaret River
  • Playground – No
  • Dog-friendly – No
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes

Things To Do Nearby: Kids will love the giant hedge maze and other outdoor fun at Amaze’N.

Kid Friendly Wine Tours In Margaret River

If you’re looking for a Kid-friendly winery tour in Margaret River, there are quite a few options that allow guests under the age of 18. In most cases, these tours still cost the same price for kids as they do for adults, however, it provides the convenience of a family day out with transport and food included.

Most of the tours stop at wineries with activities for the kids that will keep them entertained while you learn about the winemaking process.

But it doesn’t hurt to bring a little of your own entertainment too, such as colouring books or their favourite tech device and headphones for those in-between moments.

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Family Friendly Brewery Margaret River

While Margaret River is famous for their world-class wines, they are getting quite the reputation for expert craft brews as well! There are new craft breweries popping up everywhere in this gorgeous part of Australia and thankfully, many of them are amazing places to spend an afternoon with the whole family!

Here are some of the best breweries to visit with kids in the Margaret River region:

Wild Hop Brew Co

Wild Hop is a small family-owned brewery, built in the beautiful landscape of Yallingup hills. 

The outdoor dining area overlooks a lake and the natural bush scenery, with a unique playground for the kids to enjoy while you relax in the great outdoors.

​Wild Hop has a great menu that doesn’t consist of the typical pizza and burger brewery menu. Instead, you will find rotisserie inspired dishes and seasonal cuisine that is worth coming back for.

It’s a good choice for either a lunch or dinner stop while in Margaret River or even just a sneaky mid-afternoon brew and a snack. Try the truffle butter popcorn.

Kid-friendly, dog-friendly and beer-geek friendly, we wanted to create a place that would be exciting to visit, with a rotating tap list and menu, meaning that there is always something new to try.

Details:

  • Location – 1301 Wildwood Road, Yallingup
  • Playground – Yes
  • Dog-friendly – Yes
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes

Things To Do Nearby: Finish your brewery visit with a stop at Margaret River Chocolate Company for some delicious chocolate tasting and a chance to see them at work.

Cheeky Monkey Brewery

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Cheeky Monkey Brew Pub is an award-winning restaurant and bar with plenty of brews on tap.

Enjoy panoramic views over the picturesque vineyard and lake while the kids can run wild in the playground area with slides and climbing frames. There are also jetties and platforms around the lake for the kids to explore, and plenty of large grassy lawns.

They have entertainment most weekends so you can enjoy a laid back session with local musicians performing.

Details:

  • Location – 4259 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup
  • Playground – Yes
  • Dog-friendly – Yes
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes

Things To Do Nearby: Head to Cowaramup for a walk along the main street to see how many cow statues you can find.

The Beer Farm

This is a perfect place for families to enjoy a lazy afternoon, with good food and big open spaces. The Beerfarm had its beginnings as a dairy farm and continues to be a working farm even to this day.

They have a large grass area and outdoor play area for the kids, as well as plenty of space undercover if it’s wet outside. During summer weekends and school holidays, they run a slip n slide waterslide down the hill for some extra fun and entertainment!

The brewery has its own kitchen serving delicious meals with local ingredients and big flavours. They also serve wood-fired pizzas and have their own children’s menu, including a kids platter with fruit, veggie sticks and popcorn.

Insider Tip: Make sure you book during the summer months because it gets extremely busy!

Details:

  • Location – 177 Gale Rd, Metricup
  • Playground – Yes
  • Dog-friendly – Yes
  • Restaurant/cafe – Yes

Things To Do Nearby: Take a 20-minute drive to the coastline to visit Injidup Natural Spa, Smiths Beach and the other beautiful natural scenery in the area.

If you’re looking for a fun day out with the family, be sure to check out one of these best family-friendly wineries in Margaret River. With plenty of fun for children as well as delicious food and wine on offer, you’ll have a great time exploring the vineyards and breweries, relaxing in the beautiful surroundings in the south west Western Australia Margaret River wine region.

Book Your Margaret River Trip

  • Book your flights – We use Skyscanner to research and book flights. You can set up a price alert for your travel dates, plus it compares most major airlines in one place.
  • Car hire – Europcar are a great option for car rental.
  • Book your Accommodation – We use Booking.com or Hotels Combined to book most of our hotel accommodation when we travel.
  • Travel insurarance – Protect yourself and your belongings with World Nomads Travel Insurance.
  • Book your tours & attractions – Our favourite attraction and tour booking services are Get Your Guide and Viator. Booking ahead will mean you don’t miss out on popular tours!
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