Ocean View Estate – Family Friendly Winery And Restaurant
Fancy a drive through the beautiful countryside, a gourmet picnic hamper overlooking a rural vineyard and a glass of wine in your hand as you watch your Brisbane Kids roll down a big grassy hill, over and over again?
This heavenly place exists just 45km from Brisbane at Ocean View Estate Winery (near the township of Dayboro) and makes a lovely weekend activity for families, particularly if you have something to celebrate.
We stopped by recently to assess whether the venue was family friendly, and we are pleased to say that we can give it the thumbs up!
Ocean View Estate Winery – wine and food options
If you’re willing to tag team with your partner or friend, whilst the other entertains the kids outdoors, you can enjoy the wine tasting at the Cellar Door. The range of wines, which are made from estate grown grapes, include reds, whites, desert wines, port and sparkling wines. You might like to purchase a bottle to enjoy once you get home and have the kiddies tucked up in bed.
The restaurant, which offers both indoor and outdoor dining (on the big deck overlook the vineyard) has a children’s menu. There is also a lovely outdoor terrace where you can enjoy Devonshire tea, homemade truffles or a cup of Merlo coffee. They also serve babycinos so that no one misses out.
However, the most child friendly dining option would have to be the gourmet picnic hampers which can be enjoyed on the sunny lawn overlooking the small lake and vineyard. There are horses in the nearby fields, a pretty rotunda and a lake crossing for the kids to explore. Take a picnic rug or camping chairs and set yourselves up for the afternoon!
Is Ocean View Estate Winery family friendly?
Although there are no playgrounds or specific activities for children, there are plenty of wide open spaces for them to run free. Be aware that the lake is not fenced, and so adult supervision is required at all times. Various family-friendly events are held during the year, such as the recent Alpaca Week (complete with baby alpacas to pet). Follow their Facebook page to stay up to date with what is happening. There is also accommodation on the property – but these cottages are more tailored to couples.
Ocean View Estate is located at 2557 Mt Mee Road, Ocean View. For more information, or to make a booking, visit the Ocean View Estate Winery web site.