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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Summer holiday fun in your own backyard + WIN a fun water play pack for your family!

Summer holiday fun in your own backyard - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

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The year is flying and it’s hard to believe that summer school holidays are almost here again! Growing up in the 80s, I have many fond memories of sunny days spent playing in the backyard with my siblings.

Some of the best times I had were the countless hours spent hurtling myself down a slip and slide over and over and over again, splashing around in the wading pool until my fingers and toes turned wrinkly and running around squealing like crazy under a simpler.

Then when we were tired and had enough, we headed inside to grab a Sunnyboy from the freezer to slurp away in front of the television or maybe even take a nap to the sounds of a test cricket match as my brothers watched on in interest (me not so much).

There were real no schedules or planned activities, just spontaneous fun with my siblings and the occasional last minute play date with friends. We didn’t really go on family holidays, just the occasional day trip to the beach, but we still had plenty of fun at home with games of backyard cricket or chasey often with a water pistol in hand.

Times may have changed, but this summer I intend to try and recreate some of this good old fashioned summer fun with my own children.

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