Review: Our trip to the snow a.k.a. The Big Freeze Winter Family Festival

Review The Big Freeze Festival - Ever-changing Life of a MumI never thought I’d be travelling to Cranbourne to see snow, but that’s exactly what I did on the weekend as my family enjoyed an afternoon out at The Big Freeze Festival.

Heading through an inflatable igloo at the entrance, we were greeted with an indoor winter forest complete with pine trees, fake snow, toadstool seats plus even a deer poking through the wilderness and a lamp post reminiscent of the scenes of Narnia.

It made for some magical photos with my girls who were fascinated by the falling foam snow from above.

The nearby inflatable snow dome was a big hit with my kids as were the cubby house village set up to play and explore. I also lost count of the number of times my girls went down the huge inflatable slide.

My girls tested their snowball making and throwing skills with a bucket of snow included with your entry to try out in the snowball toss area. They weren’t bad either I have to say!

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WIN tickets to The Big Freeze Winter Family Festival in Melbourne!

Win tickets to the Big Freeze Family FestivalAs the winter school holidays approach and we start considering what activities we might get up to, a trip to the snow is usually raised as a possibility. Because you know what? My girls have never seen snow!

Each year I plan to take them and each year I put it into the too hard basket when I consider the time it takes to organise the trip plus the cost of kitting us all out with snow clothes and other gear, whether they be hired or purchased.

But this year there’s an easier and cheaper option – the Big Freeze Winter Family Festival!

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Guest post: Family holiday travel insurance – is it necessary?

Family travel insurance - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

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Summer holidays are almost here which means many families are busy finalising their travel arrangements for a much needed end of year or new year getaway.

When the frenzy of Christmas is over, it’s ofyen time to start packing your bags for a well deserved break with the family providing some much needed time to sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of the summer.

Often travel insurance can be overlooked or not seen as necessary. Personally, while I have always taken out travel insurance when travelling overseas, it is not something I have ever considered when holidaying within Australia.

But I’m certainly re-questioning that after speaking with Laura from Fast Cover travel insurance. I asked her if she could offer some advice on this topic so families could be well prepared for the coming holiday season.

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