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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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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