Perfect Place for Families these Christmas Holidays


Camelot on Ulster in Hamilton is the ideal accommodation for families staying in the Waikato this Christmas holiday season.

“At Camelot on Ulster we have a range of accommodation with spacious, large and quiet rooms which makes it ideal for families of any size,” says Alix Stevens who runs the operational management of Camelot on Ulster with her partner Mark Boe.The annual First Credit Union Christmas Parade is a must do Christmas experience in the Waikato. The treasured holiday parade features colourful grand floats representing the unique communities of Hamilton. Come see crazy characters, lively marching bands, amazing character balloons, and of course Santa Claus! The parade starts at 3pm on Anglesea Street on Sunday 14th December.

For a fun and educating experience for the whole family, visit Waikato Museum. The interactive and inspiring world of Planet Warriors is where every visitor, young and old, can take up the challenge of becoming one of the planet's newest warriors! This exhibition explores the way your daily lives affect the planet and discover that by making small changes to the way we do things, it can have a big impact on the health of our planet. It’s perfect way to entertain and educate the kids these Christmas holidays.

Pirongia Clydesdales is a great day trip for any family. Kids will have a great time petting the animals in the Animal Park, you can even take a wagon ride with the gentle giant Clydesdale horses around the pleasant village of Pirongia. “The “Little Clydesdale” Café is great for parents and with a carriage and harness museum, Pirongia makes for a great day out,” says Alix.

“The beautiful west coast beach of Raglan is an easy drive from Camelot on Ulster,” says Alix. Raglan offers plenty of dining options as well as fantastic surf and beach activities from kayaking to harbour cruising, perfect for a day out in the kiwi summer sun. Make the most of family outings and holidays with the abundance of family-friendly activities in the Waikato, while staying at Hamilton’s family friendly hotel – Camelot on Ulster.