Family Activities in the Hunter Valley

By  Emily Nicol

Kid Zone at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

During the School Holiday Kirkton Park guests get full access to the Kids Club and activity program established at their sister hotel, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, located 10 minutes from our hotel.

The Kid Zone is full of fun, with resort rides such as a life size toy train, a beautiful carousel and toy cars. Plus a dedicated games room, which includes a selection of video amusement and arcade games for kids of all ages to enjoy.

There is a fully supervised Kids Club that offers a range of games and activities to keep your little ones entertained throughout the day. You can also use the property facilities and book in for a spa treatment, a round of golf or get out and about for a wine tasting. You can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing your kids are in safe hands.

The Kids Club is open every day of the school holidays and is recommended for children between the ages of 3 and 12.

Price: $30 per child (for children aged between 3-12 only).

Important Information about the Kids Club: Price: $30 per child (for children aged between 3-12 only). Bookings essential and must be made 24 hours in advance. To make a booking please talk to our front desk team or reservations. Kirkton Park guests are required to keep their room key on them at all times when using resort facilities so the Crowne Plaza Team can identify them.

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