There are many fantastic activities for kids in the Hunter Valley. It’s a place of good old-fashioned outdoor fun. You could head to one of the great entertainment parks or precincts for a day out or plan a day full of adventure out under the sun. There’s hours of entertainment to be had for families and children in the Hunter Valley.
Hunter Valley Coaches and Horse Riding Adventures
Take a ride in a carriage and experience true country charm on a trip through the beautiful scenery. Maybe you’re feeling a little adventurous, the whole family can explore on horseback, there’s pony rides, carriage rides and horse rides that cater for everyone from the first-time rider to those with experience.
Take a family picnic ride out to some truly stunning locations and spread the blankets for a family picnic while the horses nibble their grass nearby.
Hunter Valley Aqua Golf and Putt Putt
Great fun for the whole family. There’s 5,000 square metres worth of lake with floating targets and nests to try and hit. Win some great prizes too.
The Putt Putt centre is always a family hit, navigating the course is great fun with challenging but achievable holes.
Hunter Valley Gardens
Just an hours drive from Newcastle in the heart of the Hunter Valley Vineyards, the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens offers the perfect place to play. These stunning ordered gardens are fantastic to explore and they’re wheelchair friendly too. Check their website for fantastic family friendly events throughout the year including Snow Time in the Garden, the Christmas Lights Spectacular and the Mega Creatures.
Visit the Zoo
Get up close and personal with cuddly Australian wildlife at the Hunter Valley Zoo, located just out of Cessnock. The Zoo is a great full or half day family outing.
The kids will absolutely love the novelty of the Segway and just quietly it’s quite a lot of fun regardless of age.
Hunter Valley Cheese Company
If the kids love cheese then this is the place to go. Taste tests, educational tours, fascinating demonstrations and lots to see and do make this attraction perfect for families looking for something to do in the Hunter Valley.
Gravity X Indoor Trampoline Park
Let the kids go wild at this fun indoor attraction. Free jumping is it’s now called is lots of fun and there are plenty of awesome organised trampoline games including jumping dodgeball, foam pit diving and more.
Hot Air Balloons
Take the family to the skies and experience an incredible vista. Some would argue that the Hunter Valley is best seen from the air. These tours are a great way to get the family together and they often come with breakfast or lunch included.