Family Holidays

The Hunter Valley is a popular destination for families looking for a fun and relaxing holiday. With plenty of activities for both kids and adults, it's no wonder why so many families choose to spend their vacation here. One great option for accommodation in the Hunter Valley is the Ironstone Estate.

Ironstone Estate offers a range of accommodation options, including self-contained cottages and villas, perfect for families of all sizes. The cottages and villas are spacious and fully equipped with everything you need to feel at home, including a kitchen, living room, and outdoor space.

One of the highlights of staying at Ironstone Estate is the opportunity to explore the stunning countryside surrounding the property. Families can take a leisurely stroll through the vineyards or pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful views. The estate is also close to a number of other family-friendly activities, such as the Hunter Valley Zoo and Hunter Valley Gardens.


Speaking of the Hunter Valley Gardens, this is a must-visit destination for families. The gardens cover over 60 acres and feature a range of themed areas, including a storybook garden and a Chinese garden. There's also a playground and a train ride for kids to enjoy.

Another popular activity for families in the Hunter Valley is cycling. The area has a number of bike trails, which offer a great way to explore the vineyards and countryside together. Ironstone Estate can arrange bike hire for guests, making it easy to get out and explore.

Of course, no trip to the Hunter Valley would be complete without visiting some of the area's wineries. While this might not seem like the most obvious choice for a family activity, many wineries offer family-friendly experiences, such as grape stomping, visit to the chocolate shop or Sabour Desert Bar and tastings of non-alcoholic grape juice. Ironstone Estate is located near a number of great wineries, making it easy to experience the best that the region has to offer.


Ironstone Estate offers a range of accommodation options that can sleep varying numbers of people. The Estate has 3 large modern farmstays that can accommodate between 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 guests. There are also larger group accommodation options, such as the Homestead, Lodge and Residence, which can accommodate up to 40 guests.

In terms of pet-friendliness, Ironstone Estate welcomes well-behaved pets, but this is subject to availability and prior arrangement with the management. It's important to note that all of the cottages and villas are pet-friendly, but do not have fences around individual houses so it's best to check with the management before making a booking. There may also be additional fees or restrictions for bringing pets, so it's important to clarify this with the management in advance. Whats a family holiday without your dog.


Friends and Families and pets in large groups also can enjoy gatherings for golf days, yoga retreats, shopping trips, book clubs, foodies, wine clubs, coffee clubs, car clubs and sports groups.

Businesses and corporates clients hold staff retreats, team building and planning sessions, end of year functions.

To enquire about booking the property at Ironstone Estate Lovedale please contact us via phone or email so we can answer any questions.


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