31 Aug 2020

7 Reasons to Escape to Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley these School Holidays

Looking for somewhere safe, but fun? Spacious, but comfortable? Somewhere you can do things as a family, but also enjoy a little ‘grown up time’? We've got you covered.

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The school holidays have rolled around again, and you’re ready for a little ‘stay-cation’ in your own backyard – but to where?

You need somewhere safe, but fun. Spacious, but comfortable. Somewhere you can do things as a family, but also enjoy a little ‘grown up time’. No crowds or busy groups, but still plenty to see and do.

Sounds like a tall order, but don’t worry we have you covered. Keep reading to find out 7 reasons why Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley should top your list of school holiday travel destinations

1. Never a Dull Moment

From outdoor sports and rides to indoor crafts and adventures, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is a family holiday dream.

Hop on a bike and explore the grounds or head to the tennis courts and sports fields for a bit of friendly competition. Spend some time by the famous resort pool or check out the school holiday timetable and experience the famous trains and merry-go-round. Get creative at the onsite Kids Club’s range of organised activities or hit the games room to try and beat the high score. For a truly magical experience, book your own Dream Tribe and Co slumber party and step into a unique forest adventure. Have a little Masterchef in the family? Be sure to collect a MiniChef cupcake decorating kit from reception and refine your baking skills from the comfort of your own room or villa.

There’s also plenty of fun for mum and dad, with winery tours, the AFGF Chef Hat Award Winning Redsalt Restaurant, Hunter Valley Golf’s 18-hole championship golf course and onsite Ubika spa, and Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley conveniently located right next door.

kids playing with their bicycle


2. Location, Location, Location

Situated just two hours away from Sydney and 50 minutes from Newcastle, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is set firmly in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, and is the ideal location for your next family getaway.

Boasting an enviable location on Wine Country Drive, the expansive grounds offer plenty of space to rest and relax. Perched only minutes away from the region’s most famous wineries and regional attractions you can explore the best vineyards, wineries and family tourist attractions at your own pace.

sunset in the Hunter Valley


3. The Largest Kids Club in the Region

The ultimate mini-resort, let your little ones make the magical memories that school holidays are made of, all while you enjoy a little bit of ‘grown-up’ time. With a range of fun and entertaining craft and outdoor activities planned, your kids are sure to make new friends and give you a bit of space to enjoy Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley’s award winning facilities.

Art drawings for kids


4. Covid Safe

The safety of your family is priceless and we all know that leaving your home behind doesn’t mean leaving behind social distancing. By now you’ve perfected the art of the 1.5m gap, so heading to an over crowded tourist spot isn’t a great idea – enter Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

Rest easy from the comfort of your own private, hotel room or self contained villa, as the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley team provides you with their signature premium resort service, and comprehensive Covid 19 cleaning and safety procedures.

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6. Delicious Dining and Onsite Brewery

If you’re excited by the prospect of enjoying a delicious meal you didn’t have to prepare yourself, head to the Lovedale Bar and Restaurant for the Hunter Valley’s best pizza’s, or enjoy a fine dining experience in the award winning Redsalt Restaurant. For a truly unique moment, book in to Redsalt for a Lazy Long Lunch, held each Saturday and Sunday of the School Holidays, explore a special ‘secret menu’ curated each week by our chefs from local, in-season produce. If you’re traveling with little ones, be sure to book at Table at Redsalt Restaurant prior to 6pm and take advantage of there special school holiday ‘kids eat free’ offer.

If you’ve become quite the Masterchef during isolation, book a stay in a stand-alone villa which includes your own kitchen facilities or hire a resort BBQ for a classic Aussie cookout.

Spend a couple of hours relaxing poolside with a cocktail or two or experience the taste of the award winning beers and ciders, brewed onsite at Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley.

woman eating a pizza


7. So Much to See and Do

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is more than just a resort, it’s a destination – one we know you’ll love to explore. With the easing of Government restrictions, the Hunter Valley Wine Region is once again open for business. Most local wineries have now reopened for dining and resumed their famous wine tastings and Hunter Valley Gardens and Hunter Valley Zoo are a must see family experience.

With so much to see, do and explore in the pristine Hunter Valley, there has never been a better time to show your support for regional businesses and experience the wonders in your own backyard.

We recommend browsing the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism website for more information on local attractions, their opening hours and services.

beautiful nature in the Hunter Valley


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