Enjoy the spring school holidays with Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and the Water Dragons Kids Club. There’s a whole program of fun planned over the two weeks of September school holidays to keep your kids entertained including kids cooking classes, a Glitter Sparkle Tea Party, magic shows, science shows and craft. No matter what your kids are interested in, there’s a workshop for them. 

And if you feel like a break, don’t forget the  Adventure Pass – enjoy access to supervised kids activities at Water Dragons Kid’s Club, while you enjoy breakfast in Redsalt Restaurant, lunch in The Lovedale Bar, a game of golf or a visit to Ubika Spa.

School holiday workshops and Water Dragons Kids Club are available to all families, not just those staying at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley resort. However, if you have time, why not get away for a short school holiday break at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in Lovedale.

To book school holiday sessions online, visit the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley website. You can also book a session or find out more information about the school holiday program by contacting Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley on 02 4991 0000, via email or enquiring online.

Sessions With Parental Supervision Required

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Kids Cooking Classes

These holidays, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley has a great schedule of Mini Chef classes for your children to learn the art of making various things in the kitchen and start them on their way to becoming the next Curtis Stone.

Mini Chefs Cookie Class

Parents and kids can learn to make delicious cookies from beginning to end. The Mini Chefs Program will see you learn skills direct from the cooking masters themselves.

  • Date: Monday 30 September
  • Time: 2pm – 3pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $20 per person
  • Parental supervision is required – contains gluten & dairy

Mini Chefs Into The Garden

Get your hands dirty and learn with your taste buds straight from the hotel garden. Participants will taste, feel and experience farm produce and learn about where the hotel’s vegetables and herbs come from. Executive Chef Craig Robertson will teach the sustainability gardening and also introduce parents and to resident chickens and ducks. Finish the experience with a pot planting class to take home your own herb or vegetable plant.

  • Date: Wednesday 2 & Monday 7 of October
  • Time: 11 – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $20 per person
  • Parental supervision required

Mini Chefs Critters Food Art

Snails, bugs and grubs that your kids will actually eat. Learn fun ways to use everyday fruits and veggies to make delicious and cute little critter snacks.

  • Date: Thursday 10 October
  • Time: 11am – 12pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $20 per person
  • Parental supervision required

Glitter Sparkle Tea Party

Shine at a Glitter Sparkle Tea Party. You and your kids will enjoy a selection of petite desserts, finger sandwiches & pink lemonade amongst the beautiful Hunter Valley. Join the Sugar Pop fairies for glittery magical adventures for your own little fairies and elves.

  • Location: Activities Lawn
  • Date: Saturday 28 September & Friday 4 October
  • Time: 2pm – 4pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $45 per Child / $49 per Adult – includes a glass of bubbles
  • Bookings are essential

Kids Disco Karaoke Party

‘Bop till you drop’ presents a kids karaoke party where the children get to be pop stars. Non-stop fun for kids and adults.

  • Date: Saturday 28 of September
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $10 per person
  • Parental supervision required for children under 12 years old.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Kids Disco

Magic & Illusion Show

Enjoy some magic in the school holidays. The Magic & Illusion show is a 40 minute show that includes award winning sleight of hand, a live rabbit, audience participation and more fun than you could wave a wand at!

  • Date: Saturday 5 October
  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $15 per Person / $45 per Family
  • Bookings are essential, Children must be accompanied by an Adult

Best Of Smart Science Show

This science show is freezing – in fact it’s -196 degrees below zero! Explore states of matter (solids, liquids, gases) with Liquid Nitrogen & chemical reactions. Interactive demonstrations, discussions and science experiments include frozen bubbles, elephant’s toothpaste, film cannon rockets and an air cannon.

  • Date: Saturday 12 October
  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $15 per Person / $45 per Family
  • Bookings are essential, Children must be accompanied by an Adult

The Pressed Fairy Workshop

Make some school holiday craft. Using delicate dried flowers, participants can create their very own fairy card.

  • Date: Sunday 29 September & Friday 11 October
  • Time: 2pm – 3pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $15 per person
  • Location:
  • Parental supervision required

Hair Care Blending Class

Want to make your own hair care products? Work with one of the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley beauty therapists to handcraft your own products to strengthen, repair and give a fresh shine for spring.

  • Date: Tuesday 1 & Tuesday 8 October
  • Time: 11am – 12pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $25 per person
  • Parental supervision is required

Fully Supervised Activities

Garden Creature Crafts

Use these crafts to bring a little sunshine and fun into the garden.

  • Date: Sunday 29 September, Monday 7 & Saturday 12 October
  • Time: 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $30 per person
  • Location: Water Dragons Kids Club
  • Fully supervised, Fruit & refreshments included

Crowne Kickers

Kick some goals these holidays with our team for a fun morning full of laughs, fitness and soccer.

  • Date: Monday 30 September & Tuesday 8 October
  • Time: 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $30 per person
  • Location: Water Dragons Kids Club
  • Fully supervised, Fruit & refreshments included

Green Thumbs

Having environmental fun learning about recycling and preserving our earth.

  • Date: Tuesday 1 & Saturday 5 October
  • Time: 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $30 per person
  • Location: Water Dragons Kids Club
  • Fully supervised, Fruit & refreshments included

Hide & Seek Rocks

Hidden within the grounds are rocks decorated with care. Find them, move them and add your own to share.

  • Date: Wednesday 2nd & Sunday 6th of October
  • Time: 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
  • Age: 3 – 12
  • Price: $30 per person
  • Location: Water Dragons Kids Club
  • Fully supervised, Fruit & refreshments included
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Hide & Seek Rocks

Other Activities

  • Science Lab
  • Water Play
  • Lavender Cloud Dough
  • Playdough
  • Orbeeze Water Beads
  • Moonlight Cinema

To book school holiday sessions online, visit the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley website. For enquiries or more information, contact Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley on 02 4991 0000, email or enquire online.

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