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
Eggs-stravaganza Easter Hunt
Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21 • 11am - 6pm
French Lick Springs Hotel
Visit the front desk to pick up your top-secret Easter hunt clue sheet. Then, explore the hotel and search for hidden Easter eggs. Find all 12 eggs and go to the KidsFest Lodge to claim your prize!
Easter Bunny Breakfast
Sunday, April 21 • 9:30am - 11am
French Lick Springs Hotel • The Grand Colonnade Restaurant
The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to The Grand Colonnade to greet your family this Easter Sunday. Be sure to come by and join us for brunch!
Derby Weekend Extravaganza
Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5
Saddle up for our Derby Weekend KidsFest Extravaganza. Kids will enjoy hayrides and tours at The Stables, stick horse relay races and horsin’ around making derby crafts. Everyone loves derby pie s’mores, and we’ll cross the finish line Friday and Saturday night with Dive-In Movies at the pool.
French Lick Resort comes alive as we kick off the start of summer with activities for every interest at both of our hotels. Families can enjoy four days full of activities at our KidsFest Lodge and French Lick Springs Hotel pool deck. At West Baden Springs Hotel, the holiday weekend will include live music, special dining events and poolside cookouts.
Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19 • 6pm - 8pm • $5
Exhibition Hall • Arrive any time between 5:30 and 7:45pm to purchase a wristband
Collect treats from a cast of Halloween characters and cap off your walk at our trick-or-treat tent with music, bounce houses, fire shows, cider and s’mores. Recommended for children 12 and under, and costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Parents accompanying children are encouraged to participate free of charge.
Daily in October • 7am - 10pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Trolley Station
All aboard the Boo! Trolley: In the spirit of Halloween, we’re turning your usual joyride on the rail trolley into a thrill ride all month long. Keep your eyes peeled for the spooky decorations lurking above you and beside you as the trolley passes through the woods from hotel to hotel. (Safe for all little ghosts and ghouls.)