Kids and big kids at heart, Hahndorf has stacks and stacks of activities to keep you entertained, challenged and delighted during the school holidays – no matter what the season.

By no means is this a complete list, but there’s plenty here for families of all ages, interests, abilities and budgets.



The Farm Barn has new owners! Come and see their baby animals, feed and hold them. Have a family day out or even a birthday party! The new reptile show is at 12.30 Sat and Sun. Farm Shows 11am and 2.30pm daily. Open 10am-4pm daily exc. 24,25,26 Dec.



New Farm Cafe in Hahndorf – Open 7 Days. Their menu of family favourites is crafted by Farm Chef David, using fresh, seasonal, and locally-sourced produce. You’ll find everything from freshly-made sandwiches, salads and homemade pies, to delectable cakes, waffles, and pastries, served – of course – with their very own jams, relishes and sauces.



Looking for a social and fun activity in Hahndorf? Come and play Mini Golf at the historic golf course! The 18 hole course features some challenging obstacles and a nice garden. Weekends 10am – 5pm (Weekends, Public Holidays, School Holidays). Weekdays 11am – 5pm (On weekdays they operate a self serve cash honesty box system).



Located in the heart of Hahndorf and only 20-minutes from the Adelaide CBD, you’re in the perfect location to enjoy all that the Adelaide Hills has to offer. Set among 13 hectares of unparalleled views of the magnificent Adelaide Hills and scenic bushland, our property feels a world away yet offers every convenience at your fingertips. Whether you’re a couple, family or group of friends, there’s an accommodation style to suit your individual needs including powered campsites, self-contained cabins, and resort-style rooms in close proximity to event facilities.



Fairies in Your Garden hand creates the highest quality stoneware fairy statues and proudly offer the widest range of fairy garden accessories. The store also stock the Enchanted Faerie range and delightful high quality Italian rainbow Windmills. Fairies in Your Garden will help you create your own fairy garden, bringing families, grandparents and children closer to the fairies and nature.



FruChocs, Violet Crumble, Choc Honeycomb, JeliChocs, Fruit & Nut Chocs, Crown Mints… Established in 1908, the family owned business has a history spanning over four generations! In 2005 our famous Menz FruChocs became part of South Australian history when they were recognised by the National Trust as an icon of the State.



Recently refurbished and under new ownership The Hahndorf Old Mill is perfect for families to enjoy a great country meal out. Delicous kids menu and yes the kids can pretend to drive the classic old Fords!



New Arcade Barn next to the Hahndorf Inn.




Casual licensed Cafe in the unique German themed hills town of Hahndorf. Drop in for a wonderful hotdog. They also stock diecast Cars, Bikes and Trucks for all ages and all budgets.



Hahndorf Sweets is an ‘old-fashioned’ sweet shop, tastefully decorated with vintage posters that add to its charm. Step inside for “A Trip Down Memory Lane” and pause a moment to enjoy the smell that washes over you. Explore the little shop and find sweets from your childhood, gifts for your friends and an experience to remember. They stock a range of lovely locally-made products, the shop also has a number of international lines to tempt those who are searching for something from home.



Feel like a kid in a lolly shop at Humbugs of Hahndorf. Be tempted by a huge range of local and imported sweets including over 30 varieties of original Hahndorf Fudge, made locally since 1998. You will find Dutch Licorice, German Chocolate, imported drinks, sugar free sweets, gluten free sweets and a huge range of Pick-n-Mix sweets and chocolates. They are located in the centre of Hahndorf opposite the German Arms Hotel, Humbugs selection of English, European, American and Australian sweets will definitely tempt your sweet tooth – you will also find your favourite Ben & Jerry’s icecream in store!. Open 7 days.



Over 60 Ice Cream flavours are churned weekly at Natura’s, many of these being Gluten and Dairy-Free, Vegan and Halal. Natura’s dares to be different by constantly experimenting with new and unusual ingredients, inspired by traditional recipes from around the world. Natura’s ice creams are so delicious because they are made with the freshest and mostly local natural ingredients.



Set amongst a stunning mix of eucalyptus and landscaped gardens, the “Sidewood Restaurant & Cellar Door’ is only a 25 minute drive from the CBD. Sidewood’s award-winning wines can be sampled in the tasting room or expertly paired with the Australasian menu offered in the restaurant. The interior flows outside onto an enormous hardwood deck which offers many different types of casual dining experiences. From lounges in front of an open two-way stone fireplace to bar stools along a fifteen metre bar overlooking the petanque and lawn bowls courts, the super popular kids nature playground.



Evercream was created almost 20 years ago to fill a niche for authentic natural icecreams and sorbets missing in Adelaide. Their icecreams are freshly crafted in small batches with fresh milk and cream, while sorbets are dairy-free, vegan, and made with fresh fruits.
Most flavours are gluten-free. Because their icecreams are made the Italian way they are more flavour intense and 93% fat-free.
They have about 25 flavours available from Hahndorf most popular being Figs & Almonds, Rum & raisins, Salted Caramel, Rocher, Persian pistachio, Peanut butter caramel and exotic ones like Durian and Taro.



The 3 Wishes Candle is a South Australian candle manufacturing business, specialising in producing hand made eco-friendly soy and vegetable wax triple scented candles. The Hahndorf shop invites any candle lover to experience our in-store “make your own candle” station.



The Fudge Shop Hahndorf is the only shop of its kind in Hahndorf to proudly hand make their fabulous fudge bars and delightful ice cream and sorbets. With over 40 decadent flavours of fudge, love, care and pride go into each and every handmade treat for everyone to enjoy. The Fudge Shop Hahndorf also specialises in whipping up their own hand made creamy smooth gelato and sorbets, often with a range including dairy free and gluten free options.



A beautiful heritage building (1850s) where visual arts & heritage meet with art galleries, shop & museum. The Academy has three art galleries where they exhibit contemporary artworks by local, South Australian & interstate artists. The shop showcases beautiful handmade jewellery & artworks by South Australian artists & the museum tells the story of how Hahndorf was settled by Prussian immigrants.



Otto’s Bakery produces fresh baked goods daily using only the finest ingredients. The Bakery has a wide selection of pies, pasties and savory slices as well as many German and Australian style cakes and pastries. Otto’s Bakery also make delicious donuts and lamingtons.


Again, definitely not a complete list…

The best way to discover all that Hahndorf offers is to visit. Book some family accommodation and explore.

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