Review: The Big Freeze Festival 2017

Review The Big Freeze Festival 2017 Ever-changing Life of a Mum

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It’s a cold, cold winter in Melbourne this year. So cold that I often wonder if I’ll wake up to see snow outside one morning. But there’s one place guaranteed to receive snowfall in Melbourne this winter, and that’s at The Big Freeze Winter Festival in Fountain Gate.

I was lucky to receive a family pass to attend the festival on the weekend and it was a great way to kick off the school holidays.

After a week of bad colds and nasty throat infections in my family it was rather nice to get out of the house, although it did mean I was only able to attend with Miss 7 and Miss 12 in the end.

This year’s festival is under a HUGE big top tent which I thought was brilliant and gave the event a great night time feel, especially with lots of twinkling lights.

I absolutely loved the snowfall forest, complete with woodland animals, which you can walk through and catch falling “snow” (ok, it’s foam, but still looks beautiful). I could have stayed for ages but the girls were super keen to ride on the festival’s new snow slides. In the end, I think I lost count of the number of times they went down the slide – it was definitely their favourite part of the event.

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The Big Freeze is coming back to Melbourne! WIN tickets for your family!

The Big Freeze Winter Festival

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Grey skies, wet weather and cold temperatures aren’t usually a great combination for enjoying the school holidays, but I have a little something on the blog today that may brighten your mood.

The Big Freeze Winter Festival returns to Melbourne during the July school holidays – bringing the snow experience a little closer to home for many families – and you have the chance to WIN a tickets for you and your family.

You might recall that last year that The Big Freeze Winter Festival kindly offered my family the opportunity to visit the event and also provided me with a family pass to give away to one lucky reader of the blog – you can read my review of the festival here.

I’m pleased to say that I’m able to offer the same to another reader of the blog this year!

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Choosing a secondary school for your child

Choosing a secondary school for your child - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

I can’t believe that my family is already at the stage of having to choose a high school!

My eldest daughter is now in her final year of primary school so lately we have been spending some time considering the best school for her to continue her education.

There is so much to keep in mind, particularly at such a young age when she still has so much growth and change ahead of her as she navigates her way through the teenage years and becomes a young adult.

When I started high school, we simply went to the school closest to our home or the same school our older siblings were already attending. I don’t remember touring any schools or being involved in any kind of discussion as to which school I should enrol in.

These days, the choice can be more than a little overwhelming. However, I’ve tried my best to keep the process as simple as possible.

I thought I would share a few tips and some of the thoughts I have kept in mind throughout this decision-making process.

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