Snow Time in the Garden is in full swing and one of the winter school holiday’s absolute must activities.
The snow is hands down the best part of Snow Time in the Garden, with three large snow pits around the grounds equipped with spades, buckets and accessories to make a snowman. Pack spare socks and shoes or opt for waterproof shoes like gumboots. There is also an ice skating rink that is included in the cost of entry, but if you require a seal, you can pay $5 for one to take into your skating session.
There is a ice slide for tobogganing which was a real hit with the tribe. Grab a donut and have as many slides as you like.
Rides and attractions
On top of the free snow themed activities, you can purchase rides tokens for $6 a ride, or for $15 you can get an unlimited rides wristband. There is a jumping castle section for kids 6 and under as well as bigger jumping castles in a separate area for the older kids. Rides also include swinging chairs, a gorgeous carousel, giant slide and a ferris wheel.
There are a handful of yummy food trucks available for lunch time or dinner time snacks at Snow Time. Foods to choose from include Mexican, pasta, pizza, loaded fries and a sweets stall with yummy dessert options.
One of the best parts of visiting the Hunter Valley Gardens is a stroll through the Storybook Gardens. The kids loved reading all of the familiar nursery rhymes and fairytales and having their photo taken with characters including Humpty Dumpty, Hansel and Gretel, the Dish and the Spoon and joining Alice’s tea party.