Autumn Adventures

School Holiday Activities

We have an exciting host of activities for the whole family to enjoy this school holidays. Meet an Oompa-Loompa at our Willy Wonka High Tea, wander around the popular twilight markets or test your Disney knowledge at our family trivia night.

For enquiries or more information contact us on 02 4991 0900 or enquire online. 

Willy Wonka High Tea   

Greetings to you, the lucky owner of this golden ticket, to our very special high tea! Enter a world beyond your most SPLENDIFEROUS imaginations with a flurry of good friends and endless entertainment. Be greeted by Mr Willy Wonka himself and his family of Oompa-Loompas before being swept away in a chocolate river, showered in all manner of SCRUMDIDDLYUMTIOUS cookies, quiches and chocolate mousse, while taking part in face painting, games and crafts. Go on, an adventure of sugary proportions awaits!

Dates: Saturday 21st and  Friday 27th April
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre
Pricing: Adults: $29
Children (3 and above): $29
Children (2 and under): Free, individual seats not allocated

Book online here or for any enquiries please call our Redsalt team on
+61 2 4991 0944


Twilight Markets

They say twilight is the witching hour, so come watch the magic unfold at our Twilight Markets. We’ll have live music, a chill-out zone by Blanket Fort Parties and flower workshops by Wired Stems and cheese making demonstrations by Binnorie Dairy. Fans of all things cute and furry will love our Sweet Valley Baby Animals mobile farm (from 3pm till 5pm).  As you wander through the array of hand selected market stalls, there will be plenty to eat and drink following our chefs selection, local food stalls and a generous selection of wine and craft beers that will be available. Adults can enjoy total relaxation with Ubika Spa mini treatments on the lawn while kids explore with games, giant chess, beach volleyball and more.

Dates: Saturday 28th April
Menu: Chef Selection, food stalls available
Time: 3pm – 7:30pm
Venue:  Activity Lawn
Price: Free entry and free parking

New Activities 

Our brand new school holiday activities are here to ensure a healthy break of rest and recreation for everyone.

Bond with family and friends over a classic game of B-I-N-G-O!
Dates: Thursday 19th April
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Semillon
Price: Free  – bookings essential.

Trivia Family Night Disney
In Aladdin, what is the name of Jasmine’s pet tiger? In Toy Story, what game does Slinky play? Answer these questions and more to prove your Disney fandom at our family fun night trivia.
Dates: Tuesday 24th April
Time: 5pm – 6pm (family friendly)
Venue: Verdelho
Price: Free entry with prizes to be won!
Bookings are essential, contact Redsalt on 02 4991 0944 or enquire online. 

Battle of the Brains Adults Trivia 
Demonstrate your genius for one night as you go head to head with your peers to the determine the biggest brainiac in the Hunter Valley.
Dates: Friday 20th April
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Venue: The Vintage
Price: Free

Golf Lessons
Unleash the Tiger Woods in you and learn tricks about the course from our esteemed Hunter Valley Golf team
Dates: Thursday 19th April, Monday 23rd April
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Hunter Valley Golf
Price: Free
Bookings are essential, contact Pro Shop on 02 4991 0977 or enquire online. 

Wild Learning Workshops

Learn from a local with a series of Wild Learning Workshops curated just for Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley guests.

  • Bush Flower inspired painting class – 16th April 2 – 3 pm
  • Make a bird feeder from recycled materials – 17th April 10 – 11 am
  • Hunter Valley inspired water colour painting – 26th April 2 – 3 pm

Plus a whole lot more…

Pasta Class

Nonna’s kitchen is back and better than ever with more pasta making tips and tricks for all our little Masterchefs

Dates: Tuesday 17th April (The Vintage), Tuesday 24th April (Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre)
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Venue: see above
Price: $25 per person

Crowne Cinema

Grab a popcorn, a drink and settle in to watch some of the latest and most popular films, only at Crowne Cinemas!

Dates: Daily
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: See Concierge for daily location
Price: Free

Late Night Theatre

When the kids have gone to bed, unwind to some of the latest Hollywood blockbuster’s brought to you exclusively on the Crowne big screen.
Note – the selection of movies are rated M and above.

Dates: Wednesday 25th April, Thursday 26th April
Time: 9pm – 10pm
Venue: Merlot
Price: Free entry

Royal Icing Cookie Decorating

Have your cookie and eat it too with our afternoon of edible art that’s sure to be as creative as it is delicious.

Dates: Wednesday 18th April ( The Gallery), Sunday 22nd April (Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre)
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: See above
Price: $15 per person

Lovedale Bus Wine Tour

For a tour that lets you sample drops from the most celebrated wineries in the region, all aboard the Lovedale Bus!

Dates: Every Saturday
Time: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Price: $55 per person


Kangaroo Spotting Tours

Go for an early morning ride in our buggy to spot a ‘roo or two. Bring a camera for some cool snaps of quintessentially Hunter wildlife.

Dates: Daily
Time: 8am – 8:30am
Price: $20 per person

For enquiries or more information contact us on 02 4991 0900 or enquire online.