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Summer School Holidays: What's on for kids in the Hunter Valley

While the festive season might have come to a close, the excitement continues! Embrace the school holidays and Summer break in the Hunter Valley, where a plethora of activities awaits to keep the family adventures alive. Discover some of our top recommendations for delightful family fun experiences in the Hunter Valley during these school holidays.

 1. Rydges Resort Hunter Valley

There's always so much to see and do at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, with activities aplenty for the whole family to enjoy. As one of the most family-friendly resorts in the Hunter Valley, their year-round kids club has an activities schedule that will keep the kids busy for hours, even days!

2. Hunter Farm and Adventure Centre

The Hunter Valley is rightly famous for its food and wine experiences and now you can add adventure to your Hunter Valley experience! The Adventure Centre at the Farm offers a range of exhilarating activities for the whole family to get involved. Trot through the vineyards horseback style and experience the vineyards and surrounding Brokenback Mountain Ranges from a new perspective. Or, step your balance and tech game up and experience the region via Segway! Archery, grape stomping and farm visits are also available on offer to keep you busy for the whole day.

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3. 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 experiences. Drop into Tulloch Wines and explore their range whilst the kids indulge in a fiz and juice pairing with delicious treats. Scarborough wines offer plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, from hula hoops and skipping ropes to Jenga and other lawn games there is plenty on offer to keep the kids busy whilst you sip and savour. 

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4. voco Kirkton Park 

Just a 2-hour drive from Sydney, positioned in the heart of wine country, voco Kirkton Park is your perfect base for enjoying everything the Hunter Valley has to offer during the school holidays. Spend a weekend or a full week enjoying delicious all you can eat buffet breakfasts, feeding the animals, toasting marshmallows by the fire, having a hit of tennis, swimming in the indoor heated pool or relaxing to live music in Epoche Bar every Friday & Saturday with local wine and cheese. Whether you plan to stay onsite and enjoy our range of activities or explore the regions many attractions, make voco Kirkton Park your home base for experiencing the best school holiday activities on offer in the Hunter Valley.

5. Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens

Immerse yourself in a magical world of lights at the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Enjoy a truly memorable night out with your loved ones as you wander through the themed displays created with over 3 million lights! The stunning new displays include a 14m Christmas tree, 8m tall present stack, 2.5m giant illuminated Santa and more. Plus, amazing amusement rides*, roving entertainment, hearty food and beverages.


6. Hunter Valley Wildlife Park

Give your family a day to explore the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park, located just 5 minutes from Cessnock. Your kids will love an opportunity for an up close encounter with a koala or wombat! Plus you can feed the farmyard animals, kangaroos or lorikeets. The park is not just home to native wildlife like Tassie devils and dingoes, you can see their very rare white lions, ring-tailed lemurs, meerkats plus a whole array of wildlife from around the world!

7. Go Karts Go

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! Challenge your friends and family to an epic speed race like no other in the latest specification RIMO Schumacher full sized Go karts from Europe. Junior and adult accompanied twin seated go karts are also available to ensure the little ones get a go at zooming around too.

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8. Sutton Estate

Activities are aplenty at Sutton Estate. Whether you’re wanting to solve a scary mystery, be engrossed in strategic games or having a lovely electric bike ride through the Around Hermitage area, we’ve got the experience for your tribe. 

9. Hike through one of our National Parks

Get the heart rate pumping with a leisurely 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. Or take a leisurely drive out past Singleton to discover the beauty of Lake St. Clair, perfect for Summer camping and even better if you have a boat. 

10. Putt-putt and aqua golf

Be sure to check out the 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!




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