Fables, Fairy Stories and Fantasy: Five Generations of Children’s Books

Alice Kay enjoying a read, 1956 (Alice Kay)

When William and Sarah Kay arrived in South Australia from northern England in 1850 they brought a love of books and reading. This passed onto their descendants resulting in an extensive and fascinating family library containing over 170 years of publications. Five generations of children’s books, written by both Australian and international authors, have been selected for display. Visitors can contemplate and be surprised how stories and illustrations for children have changed since the 1800s, all while enjoying a taste of fine wine and the best view in McLaren Vale from the comfort of Kay Brothers Cellar Door.

Bookings not required

Event Details

Venue information

  • Partial wheelchair access

Event type


Dates and times

2 Apr-21 Jul: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm (public hol. 12-5pm)


Kay Brothers Cellar Door, 57 Kays Rd, McLaren Vale




Bookings not required


Steven Todd
8323 8201
info [at] kaybrothers.com.au

Accessibility information

Wheelchair access is via a gravel driveway that can cause some difficulties.