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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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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!
Discovering the world with young children in tow isn’t always easy.
Enter the Travel Kids Club.
This great initiative allows parents to subscribe their children to receive a monthly information and activities package in the mail that allows them to explore a different country and learn more about the world in which they live.
With our access to technology and immediate electronic communication, there’s something really lovely about a package being delivered to your door these days. Miss 11 and Miss 7 were super excited to arrive home from school to find that their Travel Kids Club pack had arrived just for them … Miss 7 wanted to get stuck into the colouring page straight away!
In this edition, children had the opportunity to discover the country of Cambodia.