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Top 5 Things To Do In Hunter Valley With Kids

Things To Do In Hunter Valley With Kids

Are you planning a trip to the Hunter Valley with your family? Before you book it all in, read this so you don’t miss out on the must see and do activities.

You have saved your money and can finally afford that family holiday; the Hunter Valley is full of excitement for both adults and children. Although the Hunter Valley is well-known for its gorgeous wines and delicious food, it has so much more to offer. Here are some of the top things to do in Hunter Valley with kids.

Hunter Valley Attractions

If you are looking for places to see and things to do in the Hunter Valley region, than you will not be disappointed. There is an abundance of options for you and your family to enjoy a weekend away, annual family holiday or even for locals to explore.

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1. Hunter Valley Gardens

The Hunter Valley Gardens are more than just perfectly manicured grounds. Throughout the year they host some of the Valleys’ most exciting exhibits, extravaganzas and shows. Regardless what you and your family are interested in, the gardens will have something that takes your fancy.

In November – January they display the Christmas Lights Spectacular and New Year’s fireworks, Winter calls for Snow Time in the Gardens where families enjoy playing in the snow and ice skating, along with a many other exciting activities throughout the year.

Across the road from the Hunter Valley Gardens, there is an array of fun family activities. You can enjoy the children’s park, putt putt and aqua golf along with some of the Valley’s best hot chocolate.

Located: Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia.

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2. Hunter Valley Zoo

Located just out of Cessnock and only 45 minutes from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley Zoo will have your kids learning, laughing and enjoying nature’s beauty and amazing animals. There is a vast range of animals located at the zoo so there is something to suit everyone.

With the option to participate in interactive encounters from farmyard animals, kangaroos, koalas, wombats, birds and much more your children will be talking about it for years to come.
Make a day of it and take time out to enjoy a picnic or BBQ lunch. The zoo offers families free BBQ facilities so you can bring your esky and feed the family whilst you are there.

Located: Lomas Lane, Nulkaba, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia.
Open: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Open 6 days (closed Wednesday, excluding school holidays)
Cost: Family (2+2) – $65, Adult – $22, Child (3-15) – $13, Child (under 3) – FREE.


3. Speers Point Park

There will be no need for electronic devices; your children will have hours of fun at Speers Point Park. This well designed park has everything you and your kids could want in one vicinity, it is fun for the young and old. It features flying foxes, large slides, climbing equipment, water features, swings, age appropriate sections and so much more.

With plenty of free parking close by, toilets, shelter facilities and BBQs you can enjoy a cheap lunch and a great day out with the family.

Located: Park Road, Speers Point, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.

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4. Nobbys Beach

In the mood to relax and breathe in the fresh ocean air? You cannot go past the soft sanded Nobbys Beach. It is clean and the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some lunch and build sandcastles with the kids. If going for a swim is more your style than it is an ideal beach for the kids with amazing views for that walk to dry off.

On occasion you will be lucky enough to sight dolphins and whales coming in close.

Located: Nobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.


5. Inflatable World

What could be more fun than a building jam packed full of bouncy, inflatable floors and walls? Inflatable World will keep you and your family entertained for hours on end with obstacles, activities and the ability to fly, jump and bounce.

Designed to have parents enjoying the fun, the whole family will leave exhausted after their two hour session.

Location: 1/10 Glenwood Drive, Thornton, NSW 2322, Australia.
Open: 7 days – 10am – 4pm.
Cost: Adults – $15.00, Child (5 years+) – $15.00, Child (4 years and Under) – $8.00, 1 Adult + 1 Child (4 Years and under) – $15.00, Spectators – Free.


We all get peckish and over-eat whilst on holidays and the Hunter Valley has that department covered. Don’t feel that just because you have children you cannot enjoy a nice meal in a beautiful location. There are plenty of family friendly restaurants, cafes and take-away stores at your convenience.

6. Beaumont Street

The alluring smells of food will have you coming back so you can try it all. Beaumont Street, Newcastle, is home to some of the most delicious and surprising cuisines.

Enjoy the flavours of Germany, China, Thailand, Itlay and much more. Just make sure you save room for the desserts, pastries and good coffee!

Located: Beaumont St, Newcastle, Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia.

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The Hunter Valley is a well-known holiday destination not only by Australians but travellers worldwide. Having an insight into what you and your family can discover while visiting the region will not only maximise your time but will also save you money.

Want more information on what the region has to offer visit? Check it out here.

Enjoy your vacation and ensure your children do as well by considering these top 5 things to do in the Hunter Valley with kids.

What are your favourite things to do in the Hunter Valley with kids?

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  1. 07/07/2015 / 11:21 am

    Not quite the Hunter, but we went to the Reptile Park the other week, it was lots of fun 🙂 Speers Point park is good, lots of space for kids to run around and mums can watch from the cafe! Or a good picnic there is nice. I saw a post for Inflatable World on Little Newcastle/central coast last week. Havent checked it out though, my bub is probs a bit young still

    • 10/07/2015 / 8:18 pm

      I have heard great things about the Reptile Park but haven’t yet checked it out. Definitely on the to-do list though.

      Yes we love Speers Point park, the kids always have a great time.

      Inflatable World have different sections for different ages so it makes it more friendly for the little ones. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your love of the places in the Hunter.

  2. Lisa Jene
    07/07/2015 / 7:55 pm

    The gardens are absolutely amazing! When I went, they had a story-time garden and an utterly magical dancing water fountain display. Fabulous for all!

    • 10/07/2015 / 8:19 pm

      The kids absolutely the Story-Time Garden as well. It doesn’t matter how many times we see it, it never gets old.

  3. 09/07/2015 / 2:50 pm

    I love across the road from Speers Point Park… LOVE IT!

    • 10/07/2015 / 8:20 pm

      Wow! What a small world. The kids absolutely love Speers Point Park.

  4. 13/07/2015 / 11:16 pm

    I’ve never thought of the Hunter Valley in a kid-friendly light, but there seems to be many family-friendly destinations. Awesome. And clever!

    • 13/07/2015 / 11:22 pm

      It’s funny because I don’t think a lot of people do. As a result of it being a wine lovers destination, people don’t realise that there is so much for children and families to enjoy. It’s not all about the wine, just sometimes 😉
      Thanks so much for stopping by Bronnie!

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