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Things to do with kids these July school holidays in the Hunter Valley

Grab your jackets, pack your bags and escape to the Hunter Valley these July school holidays with the whole family! This winter, the region is bursting with family-friendly events and activities designed to impress both kids and adults. Here are a few ideas to keep the whole family entertained these school holidays. 

School Holiday activities at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley

Known for accommodating the whole family, Rydges is the perfect place to create memories these Winter school holidays. Take advantage of the Kids Club at the resort, offering a wide range of activities to keep the kids entertained all day long. With exciting daily rides like the carousel and Ferris wheel, a heated splash park open every day, and indoor cinema screenings, there's never a dull moment. Your little ones will be thrilled with the endless fun, making it a perfect getaway for the whole family. Plus, take advantage of their special school holidays offer on accommodation. Click here to learn more.

rydges resort hv kids

Snow Time at Hunter Valley Gardens

Step into a winter wonderland at the Hunter Valley Gardens' annual Snow Time in the Gardens event. Running throughout the school holidays, this magical experience features ice skating, snow play zones, a giant ice slide, and a dazzling light display. Kids can enjoy snowball fights, build snowmen, and glide across the ice rink, while parents can savor delicious winter treats and hot beverages. Click here to learn more.

snow time in the gardens

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park

Open every day of the school holidays, the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park is home to a wide range of animals: birds, meerkats, kangaroos, alligators, lions, and almost everything in between. The park offers daily shows and animal encounters – you can even feed some of the resident kangaroos. Click here to learn more.

hunter valley wildlife park kids

Segway Adventures

The Adventure Centre offers a fantastic range of activities for the whole family, including thrilling off-road Segway experiences! Whether you're eager to shoot your shot in a game of Segway soccer or zip around on an off-road Segway tour through the picturesque vineyards, The Adventure Centre at The Farm has you covered. These unique and exhilarating adventures are perfect for creating unforgettable family memories. Click here to learn more.

segway adventures

School Holiday activities at voco Kirkton Park

Excite your little ones these Winter school holidays with a family getaway at voco Kirkton Park. Get up close and personal with vocos resident waste managers, the pigs and chicken at their petting farm. Or, snuggle up by the fire and roast some smores with the family under the starlit open skies of the Hunter Valley this Winter. Click here to learn more.

voco kirkton park

Aqua Golf & Putt Putt

Don't miss out on the fun at Hunter Valley Gardens with Aqua Golf and Putt Putt. Whether it's your first time or your tenth, these activities promise endless entertainment for the entire family. Test your skills and enjoy some friendly competition, with the added bonus of winning fantastic local prizes. It's a guaranteed great time that will keep everyone smiling. Click here to learn more.

aqua golf and putt putt

The Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Festival

Despite having a focus on the regions’ premium wines and beers for mum and dad, the Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Festival is the perfect winter day out for the whole family! Whilst you sip and discover our finest drops, let the kids run wild on the jumping castles or tennis courts. Or let them make some new furry friends at the petting zoo. Plus, there will be live music all day long to keep everyone entertained. Click here to learn more.

beer and wine festival kids

Horse Riding

Saddle up and take in the spectacular valley views with a horse riding adventure. Explore the Hunter Valley's natural wonders on horseback, with options for trail rides, guided tours, and even carriage rides. Check out Hunter Valley Horses, Hunter Valley Horse Riding and Adventures, Prestige Horse Carriages, or Hunter Valley Classic Carriages for an outdoor experience that combines breathtaking scenery with the joy of horse riding. It's a perfect way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the region. Click here to learn more.


Hike through our National Parks

Get ready for an exciting adventure with a bush walk through one of the many national parks. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful nature as you explore. For amazing views across the Hunter Valley, you can hike up to Mount Bright Lookout, Bimbadeen Lookout, or Pokolbin Mountains Road lookout. It's a great way to get your heart pumping and have fun with the family! 


Junior tasting experiences 

Why should the grown-ups have all the fun? Let the kids join in with their own special tasting adventures! While you enjoy your wine tasting at one of the many cellar doors, the little ones can have non-alcoholic tasting and pairing experiences at places like Tulloch Wines, Scarborough Wine Co., Wild Ren Wines,, Saddler's Creek Wines, Pokolbin Estate and Peterson House. It's a fun and delicious way for everyone to be entertained! Or, let the kids run wild at Winmark Wines as they explore the properties art walk with an interactive colouring in guide whilst you sip Winmarks award winning Chardonnays. 

kid friendly tastings

Cinema Night at Ben Ean

On Saturday, July 13th, Ben Ean will be showcasing Elemental, a family friendly movie in their picturesque courtyard. Bring your own camp chairs, rugs, picnic blankets or bean bags and get ready to cosy up for a family fun night at the movies. Alternatively, you can hire out a bean bag upon ticket purchase. Plus there will be an array of delicious bites to eat to purchase on the evening. Click here to learn more.




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