Escape to the Hunter Valley

Spring School Holiday Activities

We have an exciting host of activities for the whole family to enjoy this school holidays. Visit Seussvalley at our kids high tea, take part in our Lego Long Lunch or be framed as a sugarplum princess at the Fairyland Mobile Photography Studio. Plus, check out our Seussvalley Adults-Only Cocktail Party.

For enquiries or more information contact us on 02 4991 0944 or enquire online. 


Seussvalley High Tea   

Calling all Seussthusiasts! Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is proud to present the latest iteration of our Kids High Teas, a Seusstastical Seussvalley High Tea! Oh the places you will go, as you journey from Whoville to Hunter Valley with your best pals, Thing 1 and Thing 2. Feast on an abundance of sweets and savouries like green eggs and ham, spot The Cat in The Hat and partake in our arts and crafts activities, plus lots and lots of dancing! Whether you’re One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish or Blue Fish be sure to swim your way to the Seussvalley High Tea.

DatesSaturday 29th September, Friday 5th October
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00 pm
Price: $32 Adults (16+ years), $29 Children (2+ years), Free for children under 2 years
Location: Hunter Valley Conference & Events Centre

Please book online below. For any enquiries, please email events.hunter@ihg.com, call 02 4991 0944 or enquire online. 

Ubika Spa Princess Pamper Party
Your highness, a pamper party in your honour awaits you! This royal treatment includes a professional mini manicure, mini pedicure and petite facial (cleanse, mask and moisturiser). We’ll also provide slippers for the little royal to wear and keep, plus fresh fruits and refreshments for healthy snacking. All Ubika Spa treatments utilise professional-grade and high quality products, suitable for gentle skin. This session is highly limited so book now to avoid disappointing the princess of the family.

DatesWednesday 3rd October, Monday 8th October
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Price: $45
Age: 6 – 12 Years
Location: Ubika Spa

Please book online below. For any enquiries, please email events.hunter@ihg.com, call 02 4991 0944 or enquire online. 

Fairyland Photography Mobile Studio
Be the prince or princess of your own fairytale with a whimsical photograph by Fairyland Photography Mobile Studio. Exclusively for this winter only, themed photoshoots will be complimentary for all Crowne Plaza guests (studio session normally priced at $225). Take home a piece of Hunter Valley to treasure forever, photographs can be purchased directly through Fairyland Photography.
Friday 5th October, Saturday 6th October
Time: By appointment only, Book Here
Price: Free
Age: 6 – 12 years old
Location: Cellar Room

Lego Long Lunch
Can we build it? Yes we can! Join Lil’ Kidz Constructions in a brick building extravaganza, utilising different types of LEGO®. Let the kids be the architect or engineer they’ve always dreamed of as they complete interactive challenges that will inspire creativity and critical thinking. After all that fantastic LEGO® laying is over, we’ll be rewarding them for their hard work with a build a burger lunch.
Sunday 14th October
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm and 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Price: $20
Location: Please see Concierge

Build a Pizza
In pizza we crust! If your little ones are carb enthusiasts or aspiring Masterchefs-to-be, Build a Pizza is the event for them. In this hour-long session, kids will be able to personalise their own pizza flavours and eat their delicious creations. Guided by our esteemed chef team, they’ll be sure to impart some of their own masterful secrets to creating a finger-licking good pie. Each session is highly limited so book now to ensure everyone gets a pizza the action!

Dates: Sunday 30th September, Tuesday 9th October 2018
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Price: $10 per child
Location: Lovedale Bar and Restaurant

Plus a whole lot more…

Playdough Time

Did you know that more than 320 million kilograms of playdough has been created globally? Get crafty and sculpt a masterpiece at our own Playdough Time. Squish it, knead it, however you want to play with it is only limited by your little one’s imagination.

Wednesday 3rd October, Friday 12th October
Time:  11:00am – 12:00pm
Price: Free
Location: Please see Concierge


Mad Science

School holidays might be on but Mad Science is officially in session here at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Join our team of science experts on a journey of quirky experiments and pick up interesting facts while watching things fizz, crackle and pop all in the name of discovery. This is a great activity for the little ones to learn something new while having fun.

Dates: Monday 1st October, Thursday 11th October
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Price: $10 per child
Location: Please see Concierge

Cupcake Decorating

Our much loved kids’ activity is back! Join our pastry team for an afternoon of cupcake decorating using butter icing and delectable array of sweeties. Perfect for kids with a sweet tooth, this is one event where they’ll have their (cup)cake and eat it too.

Dates: Thursday 4th October, Sunday 7th October and Friday 12th October
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Price: $10 per child
Location: Please see Concierge

Soccer Skills

The World Cup fever carries on at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley with our school holidays Soccer Skills sessions. Learn how to kick it like Kylian in the fresh Hunter Valley air and you’ll be well on your way to becoming your team’s MVP.

Dates: Monday 1st October, Monday 8th October
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Price: Free
Location: Activities Lawn


Jewellery Making with Wild Learning

Encourage creativity amongst the little ones at our jewellery making session. Hosted by Wild Learning, the kids will explore the intricacies behind creating wearable works of art. Take home an original one-of-a-kind masterpiece to remember holidays spent in Hunter Valley.

Dates: Thursday 11th October
Time: 11:00am – 12:00 pm
Price: $15 per person
Location: Please see Concierge

Bath Bomb & Relaxation Workshop with Relaxed Souls

Feeling like a pick-me-up? Enhance your Hunter Valley escape with a bath bomb and relaxation workshop. Led by the experienced team from Relaxed Souls, this hour long session will provide you with tips to unwind, knowledge on essential oils and how to build your very own bath bomb.

Dates: Tuesday 2nd October and Wednesday 10th October
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Price: $15 per person
Age: 6 – 12 Years
Location: Please see Concierge

American Pop-Up BBQ

It’s going to be a hoedown throwdown party in the wild, wild west at our American Pop-Up BBQ! The Lovedale Bus Bar will be up and running, pumping out funky tunes while our Lovedale cowboys dish out a generous ice cream bar.

Dates: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 4 pm onwards (Food tent from 5 pm)
Location: Activities Lawn


Water Dragons School Holiday Schedule

Monday Button Arts Water Play
Tuesday Playdough Creations Sand Castle Builders
Wednesday Blowing with Water Colour Scavenger Hunt
Thursday Paper Art Bubble Painting
Friday Pom Pom Creative Crafts Lego Fun
Saturday 3D Paper Art Making Dot Painting
Sunday Dream Catcher Making Unicorn Art

Bookings are essential, contact Redsalt on 02 4991 0944 or enquire online.