Winter is here, and if you are thinking of taking the tribe for some snow action, we’ve found the best pop up places to visit in Australia. With snow play, falling snow, ice skating sessions, ice tobogganing and more, this is a must for the winter school holidays. Grab your winter woollies and read on!
Two locations in WA are being transformed into winter wonderlands from June 24. There’s outdoor ice skating, and for the first time ever at Fremantle there will be a real snow pit where the tribe can get in and build a snowman and make ice angels! Or you can cosy up by the fire pit at the National Hotel where the older members of the tribe can enjoy mulled wine, and there’s marshmallow roasting and hot chocolate for the kids! There will also be an ice toboggan and falling snow to make it feel like a true winter wonderland! Hillary’s will transform the Sorrento Quay Boardwalk into an ice skating rink with water views. There are different skating sessions for the little ones and even ‘wheely-friendly’ sessions for tribes with a wheelchair!
Snow Time in the Garden
WHERE: Hunter Valley Gardens, NSW
There is everything you can hope for and more at the Snow Time in the Garden this year. Take the tribe to play in the snow time play zone where they can build a snowman and have a snowball fight. There is even a snowball challenge to be had for those that are more competitive. There is of course ice skating and ice toboggans and new to the event this year is a huge ferris wheel and a carousel and a swing chair ride where the winter views are set to be spectacular. You can also catch live ice sculpting sessions every weekend.
Melbourne Ice Slide
WHERE: Eureka Sky Deck, Melbourne, Vic
A journey down the Melbourne Ice Slide will thrill the entire tribe! Southbank will once again be transformed into an action-packed winter wonderland with Melbourne’s biggest ice slide taking over the area from July 1. And when you’re done slipping and sliding on a donut down the icy slope, it’s time to head over to Federation Square to put your skates on and enjoy the River Rink with the tribe.
WHERE: King George Square, Brisbane
Right next to the gorgeous City Hall, you’ll come across this year’s Winter Festival in Brisbane. There’s ice skating, tobogganing, a giant inflatable slide and the Powder Pit – a snow filled arena where the tribe can enjoy a 15 minute session in the ice cold snow! They can build a snow man, throw snow balls or just play in the soft cold snow. Either way, it’s a must for tribes who haven’t yet experienced real snow.
WHERE: Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
Come and skate under South Australia’s first clear domed marquee, which means no matter what’s happening with the weather, you can skate to your heart’s content! There is also a 25m ice toboggan and all in front of Glenelg Jetty meaning you can enjoy the water views while you get your winter on!
WHERE: Garema Pl, Canberra, ACT
Right in the heart of Canberra’s restaurant precinct you’ll find this year’s Winter Festival. It’s free to enter the Winter Festival, but you will need to purchase tickets for the activities which includes the ice skating sessions, a giant inflatable slide and Toboggan Terror – the ice slide!