Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Day Out In The Adelaide Hills - Gumeracha

Last week we went for a scenic drive in the Adelaide hills to a little town called Gumeracha.

This is one of my favourite drives as the scenery is just so beautiful - but if you're driving try not to take too much notice as the roads are very windy.

We visited the big rocking horse which you can enter and climb to the top. Hubby took the three boys who all climbed right to the top - even my three year old had a go! 

There is also a small wildlife sanctuary that you can enter for FREE! You have the option to buy some 'feed' for the animals. We spent just under an hour in there meeting the kangaroos, peacocks, chickens, alpacas, goats, sheeps, ducks and talking cockatoos!

The boys loved it!

Although DS7 wasn't too sure about the alpaca!

We then had a look around the toy shop and the boys loved 'peeking in' and seeing the carpenters making the toys out of wood. Most of the toys stocked at this toy shop are made on site and they also stock other local produce like honey and jam! There is also a cafe' there to stop for a snack or some lunch.

Not only is this a fantastic day out for a homeschooling (or any!) family it is also super cheap. It's only a gold coin donation to climb the rocking house and the animal sanctuary is free and the food to feed the animals is $3.50 per bag. My boys shared a bag so it didn't cost us much at all.

A trip to the big rocking horse at Gumeracha can be a great frugal day out if you can resist buying from the toy shop and cafe' that is! :)

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