Whether it’s crafts, video games, movies or board games, KidsFest is the go-to hangout for kids! Our activities department provides a range of exciting and interactive events and activities to give children a fun-filled experience during your stay at French Lick Resort.
All activities are supervised by our trained activities attendants, and to offer a variety of experiences for all our guests, we switch up the lineup of activities and events with the changing of the seasons. For more information about KidsFest activities, stop by the KidsFest information station located in the French Lick Springs Hotel indoor pool.
March 1 – December 23 • 9am – 9pm
December 24 – February 28 • 10am – 6pm
Come and be part of the KidsFest crew! KidsFest is for children of all ages, and our drop-off services for kids age 6-12 are open to overnight guests of French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels as well as the French Lick Villas. Ready to join the fun? Learn more about KidsFest in our FAQs section listed below.
A KidsPlus Pass is your child’s ticket to receiving VIP treatment all throughout French Lick Resort! Included in each KidsPlus Pass are six hours of fun and activities per day at KidsFest plus other amenities like bowling, food and FootGolf. A KidsPlus Pass is $65 and can be purchased at the KidsFest Lodge and the KidsFest information station located in the French Lick Springs Hotel indoor pool. Click below to see all the treasures you can unlock with a KidsPlus pass.
KidsPlus passes include:
• Up to 2 free drop-off sessions per day at KidsFest. Drop-offs for ages 6-12 only; reservations can be made by calling (812) 936-5553
• 1 premium craft band
• Unlimited 1-hour bowling sessions at Pluto’s Alley, shoe rental included Monday-Thursday: all-day access
Friday-Sunday: 2pm-5pm (all other times based on availability)
• 1 slice of pizza and 1 fountain drink from Pluto’s Alley
• 1 small ice cream from The French Lick Mercantile Co.
• 1 round of FootGolf at Valley Links Golf Course. Spring, summer and fall only. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Golf cart fee not included.
• 1 youth admission to the French Lick/West Baden Museum. Open Tuesday-Saturday • 10am-4pm
Fall into Autumn
Celebrate the new season at French Lick Resort and join in our special events and activities all throughout October. Spend those picture-perfect fall days outdoors with hayrides and s’mores at our stables, Halloween events and daily children’s activities. The warm fall foliage of southern Indiana adds the perfect backdrop to your family fun.
Friday, November 16
Tree lighting at 7pm • Festivities begin at 6:30pm
French Lick Springs Hotel
Gather around the tree at the hotel entrance or watch these festivities from our grand veranda. The 50 Days of Lights at French Lick Resort commences with our annual tree lighting ceremony at French Lick Springs Hotel. Performances by the Webb Family and Springs Valley Elementary School Choir makes this a joyous celebration with their variety of holiday music. A visit from Santa and fireworks make this one of our most special traditions! Before the official tree lighting, enjoy our lobby bar featuring festive drinks specials or step outside for complimentary hot chocolate and cookies.
This year’s 50 Days of Lights kicks off with the annual West Baden Springs Hotel tree lighting and keeps rolling all the way into 2019. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the season, including live musical performances, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and ornament making and cookie decorating for the kids. The ambiance of this historic hotel and its 40-foot-tall tree will usher in the holidays in grand fashion.
The 50 Days of Lights are packed with festivities to fill your little ones with holiday spirit. Santa is here every Saturday afternoon to hear wish lists. Story time with Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, classic holiday movies and a toymaker workshop are also part of the merry itinerary. One thing that will definitely make your Christmas list after visiting: holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
Monday, December 24 – Sunday, December 30
Daily • 11am - 8pm
Children of all ages are welcome! Must be supervised by an adult. Activities will include bouncy houses, video games, music, yard games and crafts.
KidsFest Wild West New Year's Eve Party
Monday, December 31 • 6pm - 12:30am • Registration begins at 5:30pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Clifton Ballroom
$50/child • $85/2 children • $125/3 children
KidsFest is ropin’ in 2019 with a country/western themed New Year’s Eve party for children age 6-12. Dinner and snacks will be served with crafts, games, movies, video games and live entertainment leading up to a new year’s countdown to the Times Square ball drop at midnight. Kids are welcome to come in their best country/western attire for this party that lasts into 2019!
Party is open to children age 6-12. Guests with children age 13-17 can drop off their children, but they will be allowed to come and go as they please. (Wristbands will be given at time of registration.) For families with children in both age ranges, children age 6-12 cannot be signed out by an older sibling. Parents must sign out their children age 6-12 if they would like them to be permitted to leave with their 13-17 year old siblings.
Spring Into The Wild
Friday, March 8 - Saturday, April 7
Young adventurers can “Spring into the Wild” as they embark on a French Lick Resort safari. Kids will learn about animals of the wild with safari-themed crafts, activities, and games to prove their official Safari Game mastery. All activities are supervised by our trained attendants and have been developed to ensure kids have a fun-filled “Spring into the Wild” experience.