The new and improved Snow Time in the Garden is on again these School Holidays at Hunter Valley Gardens. Bring along the whole family and enjoy a number of fabulous icy experiences in the brand new Marquee Area and Storybook Garden Play Zone over this fantastic 2 week event!
All of these listed activities are FREE after paid Garden entry, a great day out for the whole family!
REAL ICE SKATING RINK – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm (last session 8.30pm) Children and adults can enjoy zooming around to lights and music on the new Real Ice Skating Rink which will be undercover (roof only) in the marquee. This will be sessions run for 20 minutes for up to 200 skaters starting from 10.00am every day. Ice skates, helmets and some Bobby Seals (skating frame) will be provided. Children under the age of 10 years must wear a helmet.
REAL ICE TOBOGGAN – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm Get your adrenalin pumping and rocket down on the brand new 25 metre toboggan! Located inside the marquee and attached to the Ice Skating rink with toboggans included.
SNOW TIME PLAY ZONE – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm Kids can get creative and have the opportunity to play in the snow making their very own snowman or snow angel. All the equipment required for the snowman including hats, nose and eyes will be provided.
SNOW BALL CHALLENGE – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm This volleyball style game will keep both children and adults entertained! Get your family and friends together for this super fun game.
SNOW BOARD & ALPINE RACERS – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm Show off your skills on our awesome mechanical Snow Board and Alpine Racers. They will give a taste of downhill slalom adventure and downhill racing. The longer you stay on the mechanical Snow Board the faster it goes! Hold on!
LIVE ICE SCULPTING – SPECIFIC DATES Performances 30 June, 6, 7, 13, 14 July at 11.00am & 2.00pm. Renowned International Ice Sculptor Kenji Ogawa specialises in large scale sculptures out of snow and ice. Kenji has carved frozen waterfalls, lakes and even icebergs around the world. Kenji produces traditional hand-made ice sculptures with a chainsaw and has done many large scale ice sculpting demonstrations on stage. Some ice sculptures that will be carved during Snow Time will include Penguins, Bear, Moose and Kangaroos.
ORIGAMI WORKSHOPS – SPECIFIC DATES Sunday 30 June 12.00pm – 2.00pm & 3.00pm – 4.00pm Saturday’s & Sunday’s 6 & 7 July, 13 & 14 July 10.00am – 11.00am & 12.00pm – 2.00pm & 3.00pm to 4.00pm The multi-talented Kenji Ogawa will also be running these fantastic origami workshop where everyone can try their hand at creating a penguin, bears, moose or a kangaroo!
HUSKY RACING DEMONSTRATIONS – SPECIFIC DATES – DAY ONLY Saturday’s 29 June, 6 July, 13 July 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm & 4:30pmSunday’s 30 June, 7 July, 14 July 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm & 4:30pm
ROAMING ENTERTAINMENT – DAILY 10.00am – 2.00pmSee the magic of Snow and Winter come to life roaming around the Gardens
SNOW TIME FACE PAINTING – DAILY 10.00am – 4.00pm Kids! Get into the spirit of Snow Time and get your face painted by our fantastic artists. This is located in the Storybook Garden every day.
SNOW TIME TREASURE HUNT – DAILY 9.00am – 4.00pm Children can find the hidden snowflakes located in each of our 10 themed gardens. Write down the letter on in the Treasure Hunt work sheet on the back of our program. Once you have collected all the letters to reveal the secret word, take your form back to Garden Entry and receive your prize!
STORYBOOK GARDEN JUMPING CASTLE – DAILY 10.00am – 4.00pm Kids can jump around on Hunter Valley Gardens very own Jumping Castle. This activity is weather permitting.
TASTY FOOD OPTIONS
SNOW TIME CAFE – DAILY from 10.00am Bring your family and friends and enjoy one of our many selections of Winter warmers available throughout the day and night. This is located to the right as you come through out Garden Entry.
FROSTY’S FOOD COURT
– DAILY 10.00am – 8.30pmTreat yourself to some of the tasty food and beverage options located outside in The Avenue. Some yummy options include, coffee, hot chocolate, warm nuts, Gozleme, German sausage, pies, snow cones, fairy floss and much more.All listed activities are FREE after the payment of the entry fee.