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.
Hours of Operation: March 1 - December 22
11am – 7pm
December 23 - 31
January - February
Sunday - Thursday • Closed
Friday & Saturday • 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
Family Friendly Fall
Celebrate the new season at French Lick Resort and join in our family-friendly events and activities all throughout October. Spend those picture-perfect fall days outdoors with hayrides and s’mores at our stables, and pick out a pumpkin to take home. Halloween events and daily children’s activities at KidsFest add to the family fun, with the warm fall foliage of southern Indiana providing the perfect backdrop.
We’ve got some treats and tricks planned to get you in the Halloween spirit. On October 18 and 19, bring your little ghosts and ghouls to our Legend of Dry Hollow Trick-or-Treat Walk to enjoy Halloween treats and entertainment, and then stay afterward to experience Flame in the Valley’s electrifying fire and glow performance. KidsFest lodge gets in on the fun, too, with face painting and crafty Halloween creation and treats.
Visit French Lick Resort this Thanksgiving for a family-friendly celebration, complete with bounce houses, Thanksgiving-themed crafts, games, family portraits and more during the extended holiday weekend.
Guest are invited to participate in our 4th Annual Tom the Turkey Run here at the French Lick Resort. This year, guests and families can get their heart rate pumping before a day of family fun while also giving back to those in need! To serve as a racer’s “entry fee,” we ask that everyone bring at least one canned or perishable food good. All food collections will then be donated to the local food pantry.
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 23 – Monday, December 30
11am - 8pm • Exhibition Hall
We have everything you need for a fun holiday week, with bounce houses, video games, music, yard games and crafts. Children of all ages are welcome. Must be supervised by an adult.
KidsFest New Year's Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31 • 6pm - 12:30am • Registration and drop-offs begin at 5:30pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Clifton Ballroom
$50 per child • $85 for 2 children • $125 for 3 children
KidsFest is giving New Year's Eve the royal treatment. Children age 6-12 are invited to a royal-themed party to usher in 2020, complete with food, music, games, crafts, entertainment, photo ops, face painting and more. It all leads up to a "countdown worthy of royalty" while watching the ball drop in Times Square at midnight.
For a quicker registration process, pre-register in person at the KidsFest Lodge or call (812) 936-5553. You can also register the day of the event in the Clifton Ballroom on the main level of the Event Center. All payments will be made the day of the event.
Ages: 6-12 (this age group must have a parent sign them out if they want to leave; they cannot leave with an older sibling unless they are 18 or older) & 13-17 (upon registering they can come and go as they please)
Junior Valentine’s Soirée
Friday, February 7
Event Center • Taggart Room
Drop-offs between 5:30 and 7pm • Pick-ups no later than 11pm
For children age 6-12 only
$30 per child • $45 for 2 children • $60 for 3 children
While you enjoy date night at Ooh La Love: A Valentine’s Soirée, drop off your little ones at our Junior Valentine’s Soirée. Kids age 6-12 can enjoy a themed movie, popcorn, crafts and games in a supervised setting. Pre-register by calling (812) 936-5553 or by visiting the KidsFest Lodge in person. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event in the Taggart Room. Make all payments the day of the event.
Chocolate Festival for Kids
Saturday, February 8
Event Center • Taggart Room
Drop-offs between 10:30am and 1:30pm • Pick-ups no later than 4:30pm
For children age 6-12 only
$40 per child • $65 for 2 children • $90 for 3 children
As you savor and sample all the goodies at our Chocolate Festival, let your kids experience a chocolate celebration of their own. They’ll enjoy a chocolate-inspired movie, snacks, activities and chocolate-themed games in a supervised setting. Pre-register by calling (812) 936-5553 or by visiting the KidsFest Lodge in person. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event in the Taggart Room. Make all payments the day of the event.