School holidays are back, and for the next two weeks, the Adelaide Hills will be bustling with activities and family-fun.

As the weather cools down, and winter approaches, Melba’s have put together some of the best escapes for kids. There’s no need to stay home these school holidays, be sure to check out our list of things to do on your next day trip to the Adelaide Hills!

Check out the Hahndorf Farm Barn!

Whether you’re keen to get up close and personal with the friendly farm animals or ride a pony, the Hahndorf Farm Barn has an experience for anyone. You could even just visit and enjoy the country farm atmosphere, with BBQ and undercover picnic areas. With a majority of the farm animals kept indoors, rain or shine, there’s an adventure to be had at the Farm Barn. For more information, or to plan your visit, head to their website!

Explore the National Motor Museum in Birdwood!

The National Motor Museum was established in 1965, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the evolution of motor vehicles. It is an international centre for the collection, research, preservation, education and display of our nation’s road transport history! For information on their opening hours, and their exclusive family-fun events head to their website!

And for when the weather clears up, why not take a stroll down the main street of Hahndorf.

Recognised as one of Australia’s oldest surviving German settlements, Hahndorf is rich in history. The culture of the township has developed over the decades with an appreciation for locally sourced produce taking centre stage, with a German twist of course. With a lively atmosphere and diverse collection of shops and restaurants, Hahndorf is the ultimate destination for kids and families these school holidays! Plan your trip today!

And whilst your exploring the Hills, and if the weather seems a little dreary, take a detour through to Woodside…to Melba’s!

Whether you’re in need of a chocolate fix, or you’re escaping the weather, Melba’s is the ultimate place to indulge. Our factory offers visitors a unique and diverse range of chocolates and confectionery, from hard to find flavours, to Cow Pats (chocolate of course!!), we’ve almost got too much!

And to make it even better, our coffee shop boasts some delicious cakes and sweet treats to tempt anyone. As you can guess, our Hot Chocolate is as amazing as you would expect it to be, along with the delicious warm Raspberry Brownies we’re serving up daily. It’s hard to stay trim at a place like ours.

Celebrate the school holidays in the Adelaide Hills! The ultimate destination for you and the kids today!