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Published April 22nd 2022
My family and I have visited the Hunter Valley a few times now, and each time we have discovered new, family friendly activities. The famous wine district has plenty of things to do for adults, but there are also a few fun things for the kids, when you really look to find them. There are venues that have wood-fired pizzas, kids menus, places to run around, Segway tours (for ages 11 and over) and horse riding (for ages 10 and over). Kids also love a good cheese platter and chocolate tasting as well, so don't leave them out of those plans!
These are the best activities in the Hunter Valley that we have found - what are your favourite activities for kids? If you have anything to add on to this list, I would love to hear it - for ideas for our next visit! Please leave a comment at the top of this article and it will be shown underneath, for others to read. The Hunter Valley wine district is relaxing for adults, but there are also activities for kids to do as well - you just need to know where to go...
Feed the kangaroos and meet the animals at the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park!
The Hunter Valley Wildlife Park was a highlight for our family, located in the area of Nulkaba. From the front it didn't look like a large zoo, but when we walked inside we discovered it was larger than we thought. It may not be as impressive as Taronga Zoo for example, but it had a rustic charm that was fun to explore. There were a wide range of animals such as Meerkats, Maned Wolves, Lemurs, Giraffes, Koalas, Zebras, Monkeys and more! Kids loved the interactive areas in particular, where they could feed the kangaroos and farm animals. There were also numerous picnic tables and BBQ areas around the property, so visitors could take a picnic and enjoy a day at the zoo. See here for details and here for a full article.
The Hunter Valley Gardens during the school holidays in Pokolbin is a lot of fun, as they have special events such as Mega Creatures, Snow Time in the Garden and Christmas Lights Spectacular and also rides for all ages. During the school holidays, they often open at night time so that families can walk around and appreciate the lights and activities by night. See here for details and here for a full article.
Rides and school holiday fun at the Hunter Valley Gardens!
Hunter Valley Aqua Golf is located in the same complex as the Hunter Valley Gardens, and it also has Putt Putt to play next door. This is an affordable family activity - at the time of writing the Putt Putt is only $6 a game per adult and Aqua Golf is $9 for a bucket of balls. Our family were particularly surprised by how much we enjoyed the Aqua Golf - we could each take turns hitting the balls into the water and aiming for a prize. There were various nets positioned around the water and if you landed a ball in the net, you won that prize. The music was pumping and there was a fun atmosphere at this simple, yet fun, activity. See here for details and here for a full article.
Where is your favourite activity for kids in the Hunter Valley? I would love to hear it! Please leave a comment at the top of this article and share what your family loves to do in the Hunter Valley. With fresh air, green rolling hills and plenty of space to run around, a day trip to the Hunter Valley is good for us all.
Fun for both kids and adults at Aqua Golf & Putt Putt