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10 family friendly things to do these Autumn School Holidays in the Hunter Valley

The Autumn school holidays are hot on the horizon, and what better place to seek adventure and make memories with the family than the Hunter Valley! With a myriad of activities and plenty of accommodation offerings to suit your tribe, book your Autumn escape today. Here are ten fun things to do with kids in the Hunter Valley these school holidays.

Mega Creatures

Step into an immersive prehistoric world filled with giant and fantastical beasts! Discover dinosaurs, giant insects and mythical creatures, including T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Spinosaurus and more! This event is truly MEGA, with mega creatures and amazing rides joining forces to ensure a big day out for the whole family.

Junior Tasting Experiences

Why should the adults get to have all the fun? Keep the kids busy while you enjoy your tasting experience at one of the many cellar doors that offer non-alcoholic tasting and pairing experiences such as Tulloch Wines, Scarborough Wine Co., Wild Ren Wines or Saddler's Creek Wines. 

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On-site resort children’s activities

Book your getaway at one of the many resorts with plenty of fun to be had by the whole family! Plan your family getaway at Rydges Resort Hunter Valleyvoco Kirkton Park or Chateau Elan Hunter Valley. With a wide range of activities for all ages, including kids clubs, petting pens, splash parks, train rides and junior tasting experiences, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Zip around on a Segway

The Adventure Centre offers a range of activities for the whole family including off-road Segways! Whether you want to shoot your shot and play Segway soccer, or zip around on an off-road segway tour through the vineyards, The Adventure Centre at The Farm has you covered

Aqua Golf & Putt Putt

Be sure to check out Hunter Valley Putt-Putt and Aqua Golf at the Hunter Valley Gardens. Whether it's your first time or tenth time playing, it is always guaranteed to be great fun for the whole family - plus you can win some epic local prizes!

Horse Riding

Saddle up and enjoy spectacular valley views. Take it outdoors and explore the Hunter Valley's natural wonders with a horse riding adventure, trail ride or tour. Check out Hunter Valley Horses, Hunter Valley Horse Riding and Adventures, Prestige Horse Carriagesor Hunter Valley Classic Carriages

Four wheeled fun

Get the adrenaline pumping at the region's biggest, fastest and most exciting 4-stroke go kart hire track with a massive 850m long track at Go Karts Go Hunter Valley! Or get the heart racing in a performance rally car at the Rally School! Located just out of Pokolbin in Aberdare, the Rally School offers a team of professional and experienced drivers to show you the ropes for an exhilarating time. 

Say G’Day to our animals

Give your family a day to explore the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park, located just five minutes from Cessnock. Your kids will love an opportunity for an up close encounter with a koala or wombat! Plus up to two kids can visit for free throughout the whole of April! 


E-Bikes and Escape Rooms

Activities are aplenty at Sutton Estate! Whether you’re wanting to solve a scary mystery, be engrossed in strategic games or taking a leisurely electric bike ride through the Around Hermitage area, they have the plenty on offer to keep your tribe busy.

Bush walk through our national parks

Get the heart rate pumping with an unhurried bush walk through one of the many national parks. For breathtaking views across the Hunter Valley, you can hike up to Mount Bright Lookout, Bimbadeen Lookout or Pokolbin Mountains Road lookout.


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