Discovering Winter Family Fun in the Hunter Valley

Discovering Winter Family Fun in the Hunter Valley -

Beyond enjoying the wineries and picturesque landscapes. The Hunter Valley is a great place to holiday as a family. From outdoor adventures to educational experiences, everyone is welcome and can enjoy a memorable time in our beautiful region.

  1. Snow Time at Hunter Valley Gardens

A visit to the Hunter Valley Gardens is a must for families. The theme for Winter is Snow Time at the Gardens and provides a delightful experience of ice skating, tobogganing and  build your own snowmen. You can also enjoy the property that has ten stunning themed areas including the Storybook Garden, where children can interact with life-sized characters from their favourite stories.

  1. Bike and Horseback Riding 

Exploring the Hunter Valley on two wheels or horseback is another fantastic way to soak in the region’s natural beauty. Numerous trails cater to various skill levels.

  1. Hunter Valley Zoo

The Hunter Valley Zoo is a fantastic destination for families, offering hands-on animal encounters that children will love. From feeding kangaroos and wallabies to petting farmyard animals, the zoo provides an educational yet fun experience. Daily shows and keeper talks enhance the visit, providing insights into the lives of the zoo’s inhabitants.

  1. Chocolate and Cheese Factories

The Hunter Valley offers absolute culinary delight with both food and wine experiences. Families can indulge their sweet tooth at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, where they can watch chocolatiers at work and sample a variety of delicious treats. Similarly, the Hunter Valley Cheese Company offers tastings and workshops, allowing families to learn about the cheese-making process while enjoying some of the finest local produce.

5. Family-Friendly Wineries

McLeish Estate Winery offers activities and facilities for children. Throughout Winter every Sunday join us around the cosy fire to roast marshmallows whilst adults indulging in a cheese and wine experience on the Estate.

Families also have access to the picnic areas, outdoor games, drawing activities and ice cream ensuring that parents can enjoy their wine tasting without any worries.

The Hunter Valley provides a wonderful experience for the entire family.


For fire side tastings we highly recommend booking in advance.


Ph: (02) 4998 7754