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by Cecelia Hopkins (subscribe)
Cecelia's articles are illustrated by Allan who enjoys photography. Cecelia is also the author of: "Silver Springtime", "All for Love", "Mystic Evermore" and the new release: "Faith and Love".
Published September 24th 2017
Rain or shine there is plenty to do here
The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha
The big Rocking Horse, Photo by Allan

During a recent rainy day, we decided to go for a drive and ended up at The Big Rocking Horse. This "big" attraction is located at 452 Torrens Valley Rd, Gumeracha. Open most days, it offers several attractions.

These attractions include:

The big rocking horse has steps inside and a platform for adventurous and fit visitors to admire the view or take a unique selfie!

The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha
Pancakes and syrup - Photo by Allan

There is also a café, where you can sit and eat a light meal while enjoying the view. We were very impressed that one corner of the café was dedicated to a kids play area with toys and miniature rocking horses available. We ordered from the lower end of the menu, I enjoyed pancakes and syrup, while my friend had a hamburger.

The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha
Children's play area - Photo by Allan

The toy factory is home to a range of unique toys made from wood and other novelty items. If you have children or grandchildren, beware. A strong heart is required or else you could shop until you drop with fun and educational items all on display!

The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha
Toys for sale - Photo by Allan

The final attraction is the animal park.

If you haven't been by there recently, you may not realise that entry to the animal park is now virtually free! We were able to enjoy its attractions for a single gold coin each. Animals included alpaca, peacocks, swans, sheep talking cockatoos and more!

Staff provided us with huge umbrellas so that we could enjoy visiting the animals even though the day was cold and miserable. I have to say that this was all pretty fantastic.

The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha
Animal park entrance - Photo by Allan

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When: Open 9 am to 5 pm 7 days a week, including Public Holidays
Phone: (08) 8389 1085
Where: 452 Torrens Valley Road Gumeracha, South Australia, 5233.
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