THE FOLD LOVES // Sundays In The Sun
We don't think we are alone when we daydream of a Sunday spent sitting in the sun, kids running around, with great friends, food, and a drink in hand, cool tunes playing in the background.
Coming into this crazy Christmas season, these lazy Sundays feel like they become few and far between. So we thought by putting a couple of perfect ‘Sunday in the Sun’ venues in front of you, it may just give you the nudge you need.
Sundays at The Loch means, they have their Farm Stall open! You get to purchase the freshest most delicious produce or take home a bunch of gorgeous flowers. It gets even better; sitting in the sunny courtyard or garden with a glass of rose, while the kids have adventures in the veggie gardens and cubby house. The lunch menu is mouth watering and the kids menu is just as delicious. The Loch is a perfect Sunday in the Sun spot to relax with or without the family.
Cuttaway Hill Wines
The Cuttaway Hill Wines Cellar Door is the perfect spot to relax and taste a tipple or two in the sun on a Sunday. The views are gorgeous looking out over the vines (it’s a super pretty property at Exeter). They have delicious grazing and share board options to nibble on while you taste these award winning cold climate and local wines.
Sundays at Artemis is super chilled. Gather a group of friends, grab a picnic blanket and laze on the lush green grass outside the cellar door (very convenient). Order a wood fire pizza or grazing board, and one of their award winning wines, and you are set for a great afternoon.
A fab and family-run winery and vineyard, Joadja Estate is home to the oldest winery in the Highlands. The cellar door is open until 5pm on Sundays and owners, Siobhan and Matt encourage guests to stay awhile. Spread out a picnic rug, order a cheese plate or if they’ve got the wood fired pizza oven pumping, order some pizza too! There’s a fun and rustic kids area and some beautiful views across the vines. Gorgeous!
If a beer garden is more your style, the Burrawang Pub is the ultimate Sunday in the Sun! Live music, cold beer, a juicy steak and the most picturesque views of the Southern Highlands you can imagine. Your Sunday will melt away and you will definitely (on more than one occasion) say to the people around you “Can you believe where we live?”. Tip: If you have friends visiting this is the perfect place to take them to show off!!
The courtyard area at Glass Café is perfect for a chilled out Sunday arvo in the warmer months. They often have live music, it’s kid-friendly and the menu is extensive. They also have a crackin’ wine list and offer up cocktails. How does a Pimms in the sun while listening to some fab local music sound? Pretty good, we say!
Bask in the sun and indulge in a juicy BBQ with a local beer at The Farm Club. Sounds great, right? While you're there, get sorted for the week ahead and take home one of their ‘Farm Boxes’. Full of all the supplies you will need – fruit and veg, milk, butter, cheese, eggs, pickles and preserves. Head in early for a Farm Walk too. The kids love exploring the farm, collecting eggs, and meeting the animals. It is country life at its best.
This freshly reno-ed and family friendly hotel has taken spending summer arvos at the local pub to the next level with the opening of their pool. Sit outside under the shade of huge trees – pull up a pew at an outdoor table or lounge on the picnic rugs they provide – kick back and listen to some live music while the kids work off all their soft drink energy in the pool. Or jump in yourself if it gets too hot!
Royal Hotel Bowral
The back deck of the Royal is always jumping with a fun vibe thanks to the busy atmosphere, relaxed outdoor décor and it’s location. Live music kicks off about 1pm-ish and the food is awesome too! A great, family run pub in a central location – we love hangin’ out at the Royal.
Sutton Forest Inn
The Sutton Forest inn has become a real hot-spot for locals and fans of live music. There’s open mic fun to be had on Sunday afternoons or you can sit outside on the covered deck or down under the tree in the ‘backyard’ while the kids run around on the grass – plenty of space to kick a ball around or play a game of British Bulldog – while you watch on! Oh, and it's one of the best spots in the Highlands to watch the sun set on a fab weekend.