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Top things to do with kids these Spring school holidays

The Hunter Valley is a wonderful place to visit during the spring season, especially for families. With a wide range of family-friendly activities, it's the perfect destination to unwind and have some fun with your loved ones. Here are some of the top activities that you can enjoy during your spring school holiday break in the Hunter Valley.

First and foremost, the Hunter Valley is known for its world-class wineries. Luckily, many of our wineries cater for the whole family! Let the kids get involved in the tasting at Tulloch Wines, with their kids tasting experience consisting of soft drinks and snacks. Another option is the Tamburlaine Organic Wines, which has a beautiful picnic area where you can enjoy a family-friendly lunch while admiring the stunning vineyard views. Elbourne Wines offers a welcoming environment that is perfect for families to enjoy their wine tasting experiences together. Kids are welcome to join their parents, where they can burn off some energy on the playground while their parents relax with a glass of wine. Or pop into Poklbin Cider House on Broke Road and taste all things sweet with the whole family by opting in for the kid-friendly tasting. Book a wine or spirit experience at McGuigan Wines or Tempus Two and receive a half price kids pack upon checkout, a perfect distraction to keep the kids entertained while you sip the day away. 

Apart from wineries, the Hunter Valley also has a plethora of outdoor activities to offer. The Hunter Valley Wildlife Park is a must-visit for families with kids. Home to over 250 animals, including exotic and native species, it's a great place to get up close and personal with some of Australia's most fascinating wildlife. Another fun activity is the Aqua Golf and Putt Putt located within Hunter Valley Gardens, which is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon with the family.

Rydges Resort have you covered for all things family-fun these Spring Holidays. Stay and play, creating moments that will last forever at their kid-friendly resort. Book a family stay of two nights or more, and enjoy complimentary breakfast per person along with a family ticket to visit the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park or a family ticket to the Hunter Valley Gardens. Plus there are plenty of on-site, daily activities to keep the kids busy while you're in the Hunter Valley including jumping castles, the dragon express train, kids club, the water park and the games room. 

voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley is the perfect all in one destination for a family holiday. Children and adults alike will love spending time with the friendly animals with voco’s is the animal feeding and petting zoo. The hotel also offers a variety of lawn games that are perfect for a day of family fun. From croquet to bocce ball, there is something for everyone to enjoy. In the evenings, you can gather around the firepit to roast marshmallows and make smores.

Palmers Lane Estate will be running one-hour painting classes, 'Paint and Poppers', throughout the NSW spring school holiday period. These fun art classes are designed for all abilities and there are no prior skills needed. At the end of the workshop, kids will take home their paintings. Canvas, juice popper, and some snacks are included. Paints, brushes, and easels will be provided. BYO painting clothes/smocks.

Join the gang at Ridgeview Restaurant and partake in an epic pasta making class. Learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch and enjoy it as a delicious lunch after the class. 

Another spot to check out is the Hunter Valley Gardens for ‘Amaze and play in the Garden’ these school holidays. Their giant Spring Maze will delight and challenge kids of all ages, including the adults.

Make sure to plan your trip in advance to make the most of your family vacation in the Hunter Valley.


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