There's plenty to entertain you at Kings Creek Retreat....a magical, inspiring group holiday. Fresh air, freedom, a sky full of stars, adorable farm animals & themed kids activities to enhance your GROUP FARMSTAY experience.
Many activities are included in the farmstay tariff ie giant chess, games room, juke box, air hockey, pool table, retro arcade games, swimmimng pool, walking trails and animal feeding. Hosted hosted activities include, feather head dress making, creek critters & suncatcher mobiles for which there may be a charge to cover cost of materials.
Please book hosted activities in advance to ensure staff availability.
IN HOUSE ACTIVITIES
GAMES ROOM - Play pool, Air Hockey or tickle the ivories of the antique pianola. The in house Retro Arcade Games tables have 60 games to choose from and the juke box boasts 7500 tracks so is sure to please all musical tastes. Relax on the comfy lounges alongside the slow combustion wood heater on cooler nights. This room is air-conditioned for your comfort. The games room is free of charge so long as children are managed and all equipment is turned off when not in use.
LAWN GAMES - Have a game of cricket, volley ball, soccer, bocce, horseshoes or Giant Chess. The 5 x 5 m stage is central to the lawn area. It's under cover so is great for performance, yoga or just a great spot to spend a lazy afternoon.
MOVIE NIGHT - We have a high definition projector & screen that we can set up in the Barn which is great for settling the kids after an adventurous day. Select from our in-house movies such as Babe or Avatar or bring your favourites from home.
For those warm Summer evenings we can set up for movie night at the pool. This activity is offerred to Adult groups only & must be booked in advance. BYO inflatables.
CAMP COOKING - The wood oven is great for pizzas but it's great for camp roasts too. Camp ovens, roasting trays & pizza equipment are all supplied. We provide tech support for the newbies to ensure you have success. Preparation time to warm the oven is a minimum 3 hours so please let us know your plans so we can be there to assist you with instruction.
WOOD FIRED PIZZA - We can prepare & cook gourmet wood fired pizzas for you. Sit back & enjoy a great selection of flavours including desert pizza around the campfire or we can served them to the dining area. Adults $25 Children $15 Please nominate your preferred day (Minimum 12 Adults)
Please book in advance to ensure staff availability
CREEK CRITTERS - Explore the creek with your guide to collect microscopic critters then return to the retreat to analyse them under the microscope. Identification charts help you to determine the health of the waterway in this fun family activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult
FEATHER HEAD BAND - Create your own Feather Head Band from colourful feathers & self adhesive accents. We provide all materials and instruction for a fast and fun activity for all ages. Be sure to get a group photo of your creations as you get into the theme of the Retreat.
PONY PAINTING - Meet Hopi the Pony & give him a colourful make over. The smaller kids also get to have a ride. The Native Indians regard their horses & decorate them them for festive & cultural occasions. This is quirky, fun & educational for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult
SUNCATCHER MOBILE - Make your own suncatcher souvenir by threading colourful beads & driftwood. All materials are prepared for you & assistance is provided to assure an easy, relaxed, creative experience. Suitable for ages 12 plus
COLOURING PACKS - Themed bag contains colour crayons, activity book & stickers. We can supply adult kits too.
DREAM CATCHER WORKSHOP $20/person - Create your own dream catcher from naturally sourced materials. Your guide... will share her knowlegde, wisdom & stories during this 3 hour workshop that can be spread over 2 days. Suitable for over 16's & bookings are essential.
WHAT'S ON IN THE AREA
The Great Lakes area stretches from Forster in the North, through Pacific Palms and Seal Rocks to Tea Gardens in the South and inland to Gloucester, basecamp to the Barrington Tops. The Mid North Coast is a blend of perfect beaches, dazzling lakes, national parks, hinterland forests, historic rural Villages & fertile valleys.
Local events and activities fill the calendar. Adventure thrills include diving, mountain biking, whale watching, deep sea fishing & gentle activities may see you kayaking quiet lakes at sunset or trecking through ancient palm forests. Choose from local produce & crafts at stores and farmers markets to connect with our local experience.
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We booked Kings creek retreat for a hens weekend. We had an amazing weekend. The inside areas, games room and lounge are spacious and so well set out that it was very enjoyable and cosy. Carla and Spud were friendly and lovely to deal with. They cooked us pizzas in the Woodfire oven and organised a Indian headdress making craft that we all had a laugh with. The tipis were spacious and the beds comfortable. I'm already planning my next trip back.