I, like most parents, dread the thought of July school holidays. With the unpredictable weather and limited indoor activities, it is hard to know how to keep your little darlings entertained and, of course you sane, without spending a small fortune.
Melbourne Mum, Anna, and her amazing team have come up with an affordable option that is suitable for all the family The Big Freeze Festival.
The three G boys and I were lucky enough to be invited to the event launch where we got a taster of what’s to come in this winter wonderland spectacular.
Do you wanna build a snowman?
The Big Freeze is Melbourne’s very first winter festival that allows families to enjoy the fun of the snow but without the stress of ensuring you have all the right snow gear, snow chains and above, pick the right day.
Winter colouring corner kept them quiet
With a huge selection of activities and workshops following the winter theme, the Festival hopes to encourage kids and adults to get creative and let their imagination run wild. Activities include:
- Snow play sessions (made by a snow maker)
- Snow globe photo booth
- Enjoy a walk through the snow forest
- Performances and Meet & Greets with the Magical Princesses
- Superhero Training
- Get creative in the arts ‘n’ craft zone
- Get building in the construction play zone
- Learn a new skill at one of the many workshops on offer
- Tony Tots free play area
The Festival will have allocated session times between 9am-5pm. There are only a limited number of tickets available for each session. So get in quick to avoid disappointment.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...indoor snow play
- $28 children age 2-12 years
- $16.50 for toddlers 1-2 years who will be entering the snow play zone
- $16.50 for children over 13 and adults
The Big Freeze will run from Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 10 at Cranbourne Racecourse
Grant Street, Cranbourne. There is FREE parking available on site.
The Big Freeze’s charity partner is Mums Supporting Families in Need. The Festival is encouraging families to bring any unwanted toys, books or clothing and place them in the donation bins at the festival entrance.