Are you planning a family getaway in the beautiful Hunter Valley? This destination is famous for its amazing wine, delicious cuisine, and exquisite scenery, but did you know that it’s a popular destination for family holidays as well?

From the Hunter Valley Zoo to the Chocolate Factory, there’s something to keep every member of your family occupied in the Hunter Valley. And that means that you need to choose a kid-friendly resort to keep your kids entertained, so you can enjoy some much deserved you time, in the surrounding Hunter Valley. Luckily, the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley has everything you need to keep the kids happy at any age.

With that in mind, take a look at what makes the Crowne Plaza one of the best hotels in the Hunter Valley, especially when you’re travelling with kids.

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The Crowne Plaza Water Park

There’s nothing like a water park on a hot summer’s day for kids of all ages and now your kids can enjoy one without leaving the hotel! The Crowne Plaza’s water park opened in 2021 as part of our ongoing commitment to be a kid-friendly resort. It’s also the only splash park in the entire Hunter Valley.

The water park is located next to our main resort pool and features heated water for year-round use. It towers two stories above the ground and features a maze of slides, canons, and jets. For bucket loads of fun, grab your swimsuits and let the kid in you enjoy some good, old-fashioned water adventures.

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Water Dragons Kids Club

Have you ever been on holiday and found yourself scrambling to find things for the kids to do? Well, the Water Dragon Kids Club at the Crowne Plaza has it sorted, giving you some time to relax.

Designed for kids aged 3 to 12, the club offers supervised sessions over school holidays and long weekends. During the sessions, your kids will have the chance to enjoy a variety of games and activities to suit their age group.

So, while they’re having the time of their lives in the kids’ clubs, you can head down for a quiet drink or have a romantic meal with your partner. And then you can come back to collect your happy, tired family members afterwards. It’s literally the best of both worlds.

Classic Games Room

Remember the fun of the old-style arcade games with all their flashing lights and loud music? Well, now your kids can take that memory into their adulthood too. The games room at the Crowne Plaza is filled with an array of classic arcade games and grab machines, enough to keep the kids happy and occupied for hours.

And you never know, you may want to try out some old favourites in the games room and show your kids how it’s done!

School Holiday Activities

At the Crowne Plaza, we know that it can be difficult to keep the kids happy and occupied during the school holidays, which is why as a kid-friendly resort they offer a wide range of activities at these times of the year. Here are just a few of the activities you and your kids can enjoy in the holiday breaks:

  • Rides on the train and carousel
  • Bike rides through the countryside
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Learn to do crafts or paint watercolours
  • Gardening
  • Play chess on our giant chess court
  • Mini chefs activities
  • Crowne cinema
  • Giant activities lawn
  • Kangaroo Tours
  • Horse rides

Basically, no matter what you and your child enjoy doing, they have the facilities to make it happen.

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Kids Birthday Parties

If your child’s special day happens to be during the school holidays, then why not make the day easy and fun at the Crowne Plaza? Forget the worry of organising a place, cake, theme, entertainment, and other details. Instead, book out our kids’ club and let them take care of everything.

They offer a range of party options from basic venue hire and use of the facilities to the ultimate party package, which includes full hosting, catering, décor, and entertainment. Basically, you can choose how much you want to do, and they’ll take care of the rest for the best birthday party of your child’s life.

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Family Packages

Travelling with the family can get expensive, which is why the Crowne Plaza offers a family getaway offer to make your stay that extra bit better. Here’s what you get when you book your next holiday with us:

  • Accommodation for two nights for 2 adults and 2 children under 12
  • Free tickets for everyone to visit the Hunter Valley Zoo
  • A breakfast package for the whole family
  • Free dining for children when they choose a meal from the kids’ menu in the Lovedale Brewery or Redsalt Restaurant

So, take advantage of our family package and prepare yourself for the relaxing holiday of a lifetime in the Hunter Valley.

The Takeaway

When you’re looking for a great family holiday destination, you want somewhere beautiful that you’ve always wanted to visit. You want great food, drinks and activities that you’ve never tried before. And you want a kid-friendly resort that will help occupy the kids, so you can enjoy some much deserved down time.

If you’re ready for a holiday that’s actually a holiday for you as well, then book a stay at the Crowne Plaza next school holidays and let us help you entertain your kids.