Back at the beginning of April, we were fortunate enough to be invited out to the Hunter Valley Gardens for a sneak peek of their Easter activities. It had been a while since we had done anything just the four of us that was remotely different and exciting so I jumped at the chance. We were driven up in a coach, so we could just sit back and relax for the trip up there. There was a DVD shown on the way and the way back to keep the kids occupied!
It was such a fantastic day that both our kids especially enjoyed. On arrival we were driven on a little train to to a grassed area complete with morning tea and a giant bouncy castle. Lots of fun here! Then the kids got involved in an Easter Egg hunt (plastic eggs only!), and lots of games. By then we had worked up an appetite and were treated to a beautiful lunch too. Kids all got a little easter bag with easter eggs and Hunter Valley Gardens goodies which they were super impressed with.
After lunch, there was a reptile show. The host of this was really great, I learnt loads about reptiles, and everyone got to pat a few reptiles at the end if they were up for it! Josh loved that part!
We also had lots of free time in the afternoon to check out the rest of the gardens at our leisure. There are lots of different gardens and all are just stunning. I'll leave you with a few pics of our great day out. Make sure you get yourself there some time this year. It really is a great day out for the whole family. Check out their Events page for more information about special programs coming up. They even have a special Christmas family event coming up, so stay tuned for that!
Zoe on the Easter Egg Hunt
A rare mummy and Zoe photo, watching the boys do activities
Zoe in the egg and spoon race
And he's off....Josh in the egg and spoon race
Josh with the reptile man and his new best friend the croc
Zoe and Josh checking out all the figures and characters in the Storybook Gardens
The little girl that Georgie Porgie kissed and made cry. My two were a bit concerned for her!
One of the many beautiful gardens
Best part was we jumped straight back in the coach to go home which was a welcome treat since we were all so tired. Both kids even managed a nap on the bus which was even better for mummy! Thank you to the people at Hunter Valley Gardens for such a wonderful day for all of us. We loved every minute.
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