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Family-friendly attractions, events and activities in the Hunter Valley

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The Hunter Valley is well known for its wineries, restaurants and concerts, which are not generally family friendly. However, there are many attractions and events that are family friendly. We’ve put together some information* to help families plan a trip to the Hunter Valley.

If you find yourself in the Hunter Valley, and are still looking for some ideas, a visit to the Visitor Centre might be in order.

Attractions | Events | Activities | Restaurants


Hunter Valley ZooHunter Valley Zoo Logo

The Hunter Valley Zoo's website provides information about animals, facilities, shows and opening times—entry cost information:

  • Adults $19
  • Children (3-15 years) $11.00
  • Concession $17
  • Family pass $55.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)—extra children $9

There are also free bbqs for use in the picnic area.

Hunter Valley Chocolate CompanyChocolate

Visit their website for details about their location, opening times and other information.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Maitland Regional Art Gallery—Kids Art Classes
Free Art Sundays for All Ages: Children and their families are welcome for free art activities every Sunday from 11am–1pm. Bookings not required and all materials are supplied.

Richmond Vale Railway Museum

Entry for the Richmond Vale Railway Museum

  • Adults: $16
  • Concession: $11
  • Children (5-15): $7.50
  • Children Under 5: free


Most, if not all, of the following events occur on an annual basis:

This year

Next year



Hunter Valley Cycling Grapemobile

Horse riding

Horse Riding Hunter ValleySegway

Segway Tours

Aqua Golf and Putt Putt

Title Kids MenuFish Chips


The Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism’s site provides a list of Restaurants with kids' menus.

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We're sure you'll have a fabulous family trip to the Hunter Valley when you stay with us. We hope this blog provides the information you need to decide to come to the Hunter Valley soon.

*All information included on this website is intended for information purposes only and does not represent advice. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information contained on this website, and you should take appropriate precaution to verify it.