Kyneton is one of the many historic charming villages in the Macedon Ranges. The town has become renowned for its food, wine, art and boutique retail scene and being only 87km from Melbourne, it makes a great destination for a day trip or weekend getaway.
Here are my Top 7 places to go and things to do in Kyneton with kids.
Thing to do in Kyneton
Kyneton Community Park
In amongst the historic trees of Kyneton Botanic Gardens you’ll find an adventure playground with lots of equipment, water play, nature play elements, petanque, table tennis. Facilities such as barbecues and toilets make this a must-do destination for your Kyneton visit. Full review.
Kyneton Community Park, 24/14 Clowes St, Kyneton
2. Kyneton Botanic Gardens
Aside from the playground, Kyneton Botanic Gardens itself is a fun place to roam. There are statues to spot, leaves to kick (especially in Autumn, when the garden blooms into wildfire colours) and space to run and race.
Kyneton Botanic Gardens, Corner Mollison & Clowes St Kyneton
3. Kyneton Sculpture Park
Another one of Kyneton’s notable parks is the Sculpture Park on either side of Piper Street Bridge. The sculptures are all by local sculptors and BBQ facilities are available.
Kyneton Sculpture Park, Piper St Bridge adjoining Quarry Reserve
Where to eat in Kyneton
A stunning cafe, providore and homewares store in a historic brick building smack bang in foodie Piper Street. There’s plenty of pram space, high chairs, a change table and lots of things to look at if you can keep little hands away from the tempting displays.
Duck Duck Goose & Larder 17/19 Piper Street, Kyneton
5. Grist Artisan Bakers
For all your bread and pastry needs head to Grist Artisan Bakers. Pies and desserts are their specialties and you can eat in or take away. They have a small instore cafe which is very family-friendly, with pram access, high chairs and some toys.
Grist Artisan Bakers, 18 Piper St, Kyneton 03 83766970
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6. Wedge Street Food and Wine
Wedge Street Food and Wine is a sophisticated-looking wine bar that belies its family-friendly status. When it’s sunny we like to lounge in the beautiful garden.
When it’s cold, snuggle indoors at one of the bay windows or grab a high chair and enjoy a sweet treat or a full a la carte menu. There’s no children’s menu specifically but there’s plenty on offer that kids will like, including the $15 pizza special on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Wedge Street Food and Wine, Corner Wedge & Piper Street, Kyneton (03) 5422 3706
The shop that arguably started the Kyneton foodie scene! Piper Street Food Company doesn’t have a cafe anymore but you can stock up on picnic provisions such as their traditional English pork pies.
Piper St Food Co 89A Piper Street, Kyneton
- Little Swallow Café– small and cute simple cafe using ingredients sourced from its own farm where possible. 58A Piper Street, Kyneton, +61 3 5422 6702
- Monsieur Pierre – cafe and gourmet deli for stocking up on picnic supplies. 143 Mollison St Kyneton 03 5422 1136
- The Parkland – formerly Mr Carsisi, this inviting bar and restaurant serves casual sharing plates, which means that you can choose a little of everything to suit different palates and appetites. 47c Piper St Kyneton
- Country Cob – the bakery took out the Best Plain Beef Pie Award in 2017. 130-132 Mollison St, Kyneton 03 5422 1801
Where are your favourite places to go in Kyneton with kids?