The Best NSW Resorts With Kids Clubs

By: Rosie Stevens, ellaslist

Whether it’s year-round clubs or school-holiday specific programs you're after, it turns out you don’t need to head overseas to Bali or Fiji in order to access quality Kids Clubs.

There are a plethora right on Sydney’s doorstep, meaning you don't have to drive far in order to guarantee a relaxing holiday for you, and a fun-filled adventure for the kids.

Here are the best NSW resorts with dedicated Kids Clubs (note: some of these run only in school holidays.)

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

The Water Dragons Kids Club at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is a magical, miniature resort for little ones, complete with a team of experienced childcare professionals onsite to keep kids safe and happy. Whether you’ve booked in a spa treatment, a round of golf or wine tasting, you can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing your kids are in safe hands. Water Dragons Kids Club is ideal for children between the ages of 3 and 12, offering a range of games and activities to suit all ages.

They’re open every day during NSW school holidays and on weekends during term-time, and activities range from button arts, play dough creations, paper art, dream catcher making and a whole lot more. 

More information here.

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Set in the gorgeous beachside location of Port Stephens, this holidaymakers paradise is made even better by the presence of a Kids Club in operation during NSW school holidays. With multiple sessions daily and an abundance of activities on offer, the kids will love spending time at the Kids Club while you enjoy some alone time or an evening out. 

Shoal Bay is one of the most family-friendly NSW holiday destinations, thanks to stunning beaches, unspoiled bushland and national park aplenty. 

More information here.

Merimbula Beach NRMA Holiday Park

This economical and fantastically-facilitated resort offers an action-packed Kids Club. Activities include outdoor activities including tug of war, sand sculpting, facepainting, board games, drawing, magic show, arts and craft, table tennis, air hockey and tennis.

Alongside the designated club, the park also offers a resort-style pool, a kid’s wading pool, a fountain, giant jumping pillow, brand new children’s playground, New Balanz bikes and go-karts, plus a games room with table tennis and pool table. What more could you need?

More information here.

Flynns Beach Resort Port Macquarie

Operational during NSW holiday periods, Flynn’s Beach Resort in the ultra family-friendly Port Macquarie offers a fun-filled Kids Club with activities spanning arts and crafts, outdoor games, science experiments and green-fingered fun in the veggie and herb garden. 

Other facilities include two heated pools both with children’s wading pools and shade sails, a spacious grassy area for children’s play activities and a timber jungle gym. It’s the perfect accommodation for a family getaway!

More information here.

One & Only Wolgan Valley

If it’s luxury and stunning natural surrounds you’re after, One & Only Wolgan Valley is an unmissable family-friendly destination that happens to boast a fully-fledged Kids Club to boot. 

They offer a Junior Rangers (under 8 years) and Senior Rangers (8 years and older) program that will encourage your young ones to engage with nature through a range of fun outdoor and indoor activities. Themes include bush survival, fossil hunting, adventure hikes, yabbying, orienteering and a whole lot more. 

More information here.

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains

Available every afternoon during NSW school holidays, the Fairmont Resort Kidz Club is suitable for kids aged 4 to 12 and includes games, arts and crafts activities and more!

And if that wasn’t enough to entice you—the resort hs got five (count ‘em, FIVE!) kid-friendly restaurants on site, as well as an amazing KidZone. With two indoor play centres, an indoor heated pool, an outdoor maze, junior golf, merry-go-round and mini-train, the Fairmont KidsZone is the hotel’s major drawcard for families (alongside an upmarket and enjoyable ambience for adults.)

More information here.

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