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Snow Time - Too Cool for School these Holidays!

Head to Snow Time at Hunter Valley Gardens to celebrate the coolest season of all and enjoy amazing icy activities under sunny winter skies surrounded by beautiful gardens at this awesome annual event. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best one yet, with rides and entertainment-galore over three weeks from 29 June until 21 July.

Enjoy an icy outing this July school holidays when the stunning Gardens play host to a range of magical winter activities including ice skating, ice tobogganing and snowman building (in the Snow Play Zone). Plus, new this year there’s a walk-through snow cave to explore and kids can even experience “snow” falling several times a day.

The Gardens’ four incredible rides*, including the Venetian carousel, 25m Ferris wheel, super speedy swing chair and giant slide will be available for the thrillseekers throughout Snow Time. Plus, there will be a range of winter beverages and hearty winter fare on sale to help keep you toasty and warm. Tickets to this truly cool event include;

  • ICE SKATING – Spin round the ice on the Snow Time Ice Skating Rink. Skating sessions last for 20 minutes, and sessions start at 10am every day. We recommend booking a session early to ensure you don’t miss out!

  • REAL ICE TOBOGGAN – A firm favourite, jump on a tube and whizz to the bottom of the 40m ice slide.

  • SNOW PLAY ZONE – Specially made for kids who want to build snowmen, make a snow angel or just get their fingers a little chilly.

  • SNOW CAVE – Get a taste of the arctic in the brand new walk-through Snow Cave experience.

WHAT Snow Time in the Garden WHEN Saturday, June 29 until Sunday, July 21, 2019. Monday – Sunday daily from 10am – 6pm WHERE Hunter Valley Gardens INFO TICKETS Adult (16yrs +) $34; child (4 -15yrs) $25; family passes from $85 (1A + 2C); seniors $27 RIDE COSTS Tokens for individual rides are $6 each, unlimited rides* wristbands are $15 pp. Ice skating, tobogganing, snow play and the snow cave are included in entry.


Quick fun and frosty facts about Snow Time in the Garden:

  • 1200 MAN HOURS are needed to set up the ice rink, toboggan and Snow Play zones.

  • 22,680 METRES of piping run under the specially constructed ice rink.

  • -12 DEGREES CELCIUS is the very chilly temperature required to keep the ice rink frosty

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