Make great family memories 

Many of our most popular wineries, eateries and activities are family-run and not only welcome children but offer thoughtful extras, just for them. You won’t miss a beat finding experiences to make treasured memories with the whole family, throughout your stay.

So much space for serious fun 

Playtime here goes further than our riverside, vineyard and small town playgrounds. Within the grounds of cellar doors you’ll visit are grassy surrounds where the kids are free to roam, sculpture walks, lawn games, and themed gardens with fairytale installations and seasonal displays, from dinosaurs and snow to Christmas lights. Curious kids will be thrilled to see chickens and be greeted by friendly farm dogs. Chase adventure tracing heritage stock routes by segway.

No need to skip the tastings altogether

We’re not short on cellar doors creative with keeping the kids engaged while you savour the wines.

Think local cheese and kombucha tastings for teens, snack-matching for kids, Giant Jenga, colouring-in, activity boxes, or a dedicated childrens zone.

Bring the bikes

Or hire them here! Active families can follow Hermitage road cycleway from one boutique cellar door to another, pausing for family photos in spectacular scenery. Pack a picnic lunch and pick a spot in lush countryside to soak in the fresh air and sunlight together.

Tempt fussy eaters with food adventure

We’re big on just-picked produce. Explore a kitchen garden on the way to your table to spark your kids’ appetite for eating well. Book a big family table for a great value country pub meal, ease into your mornings together with a relaxed café breakfast, take wood-fired pizza back to your vineyard stay for quality time-out, share a generous graze-board of local cheeses and charcuterie, or treat the fam to fine-dining where the chef’s signature style is carried over to the kids menu. Chocolate creations here are an art form, and don’t even get us started on our infamous dessert bar! 

Snap a pic with a python or alpaca

There’ll be smiles all-round, up-close with cheeky alpacas, where you can even book a farm stay. Delight the kids with hand-feeding farm animals and kangaroos at Hunter Valley Wildlife Park, and book an awesome encounter with a python or cute baby wombat.

Quality time together starts where you stay 

Relax into the rhythm of Wine Country living, sharing memories of your day around the firepit of a rustic farmstay, drifting off to sounds of wildlife at your wilderness retreat, or cooking up a storm together at your getaway nestled in a working vineyard, with all the comforts of home. The convenience of a hotel or resort may appeal for family-friendly facilities like a kids club, waterpark, pool with splash zone, or tennis court.

A souvenir of your stay?

Pop into a weekend village market, our Visitors Centre, or any one of our gourmet pantries or gift shops for a treasure-trove of locally-made goodies to take home and enjoy, but the best thing you’ll leave with, is great memories of your family adventures in the valley.

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