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
Monday - Thursday • Closed
Friday & Saturday • 10am - 6pm
Sundays • 10am - 2pm
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
Hawaiian Summer Luau
Friday, May 31 - Sunday, August 18
We’re channeling the island vibes with our own little slice of paradise all summer long at KidsFest. Pool parties make every Saturday and Sunday afternoon a beach day, and be sure to catch special poolside Hawaiian luaus on select Saturday evenings with food, music and games for all ages. With games, crafts and scavenger hunts, there’s plenty more to see and do in our Hawaiian escape.
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.