Escape to the Hunter Valley

July School Holiday Activities

Come and enjoy these Winter school holidays with Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and the Water Dragons Kids’s Club as we take you through a world of adventure with the wonderful planned activities. Whether you want to put your car making skills on show, take in a movie under the stars, or scoff down a couple of s’mores in the cold air, we have it ready. See below of all of the great things we’ve got planned for your next trip away with us.

Don’t forget our Adventure Pass – enjoy access to supervised kids activities, breakfast in Redsalt Restaurant, lunch in The Lovedale Bar, games room tokens and lots more for one daily price!

For enquiries or more information contact us on 02 4991 0000, events.hunter@ihg.com or enquire online.

Full Activities Schedule

Water Dragons Kids Club

Open daily from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm for a great range of children’s activities hosted by our fantastic and well-trained staff.

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Night At The Zoo

Join Hunter Valley Zoo as they visit Crowne Plaza and bring along some creatures that come to life in the night.  Learn fascinating facts and information on Australian wildlife and the nocturnal world around us, plus, you might even get a chance to get up close for some very cute photo encounters.

Location: TBC
Date: Friday 12th & Saturday 20th of July
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Price: $10 per person, $25 per family

Yoga On The Lawn

Yoga and mindfulness can help promote your child’s inner-strength, body awareness and focus, as well as encourage relaxation and help to build their self-esteem.

Location: Activity Lawn
Date: Tuesday 9th & Sunday 14th of July
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Price: Free

Crowne Kickers

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

Location: Activities Lawn
Date: Monday 8th & Wednesday 17th of July
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Price: FREE

Crowne Cinema

Lights, Camera, Action! Our beloved Crowne Cinema is back once again with complimentary movies screening throughout the school holidays. With the early session featuring flicks suitable for the entire family and the late session catering for the older kids, we’ve got a range of films for everyone to enjoy. Hit the snacks bar in The Lovedale Bar before you head in and stock up on snacks, popcorn and drinks before settling in for the movie.

Location: Exhibition Centre
Date: Daily
Time: 5:00pm & 7:00pm

Ubika Spa Beauty Bar

Be pampered like royalty at the ultimate mother-daughter hair and beauty class.

Location: Ubika Spa
Price: $110 per mother/daughter couple
Date & Times:
11th of July – From 11:00am
18th Of July – From 11:00am

Bookings are essential. Please see Ubika Spa.

Schnitty Shack

For the love of Schnitzel! Visit our pop up restaurant at our Haven Lawn. Enjoy delicious food for guests big and small

Location: Haven Lawn
6th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, & 20th of July
Times: From 4:00pm

Cardboard Car Making

Drive in to our Crowne Cinema for prime viewing in your very own cardboard crafted car. Cardboard and equipment will be available to build your creation from 3pm before the movie starts at 5pm.

Location: Exhibition Centre
Price: Free
Dates: 6th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, & 20th of July
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (before Crowne Cinema)

Parental supervision is required

Crowne The Duck

Using nothing but a water pistol, manoeuvre the duck into the pool rings to earn IHG Rewards Points

Location: Lovedale Pool
Price: Free
Date & Times:
15th of July – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
21st of July – 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Must be an IHG Rewards Member to play.

Into The Forest

A unique accommodation experience for little people looking for adventure. Enter your family villa and step into the forest with your very own magical forest tent.

Available for children aged 3 – 12years.

Included in your stay is: Themed Tent by Dream Tribe and Co, a single size mattress with linen, camping lantern, pillows and fluffy towels.

Price: $65 per tent per night


Lazy Long Lunch

Enjoy a secret menu each Sunday as the Redsalt chefs create a refreshed five course grazing menu, including local artisan breads, aged charcuterie, Hunter Valley garden vegetables, and slow cooked meats, cheese, and desserts; all sourced from the farm gate to your plate

Location: Redsalt Restaurant
Price: $49 per person
Date & Times:
7th of July – from 12:30pm
14th of July – from 12:30pm
21st of July – from 12:30pm

Bookings are essential. Please see Redsalt Restaurant.