Best of Winter 2015 for Kids in Sydney

  • Preschoolers
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From igloos in the CBD, Stars on Ice in Parramatta to ice skating at the beach  – Sydney loves to sparkle and glisten with wonderful Winter events for the whole family. Here’s ellaslist’s top pics!


Indoor & Outdoor Ice Skating
We’ve put together a great list of the best places to ice skate around Sydney this Winter. Whether you’re a complete notice or know a few tricks on the ice there’s sure to be an indoor or ice rink near you to let you get in on the icy action! Some 2015 pop-up ice rinks including ice skating shows, penguin ice skating aides, igloos, “Frozen” themed birthday parties, snow board simulations, snow slides, food and art festivals. Your kids will simply delight with all that’s on offer for them this Winter around Sydney!

Cool Yule at Darling Harbour

Brrr-ace yourself for some cool family fun at Darling Harbour these winter school holidays! Cool Yule is a little cosier this year, but it’s sure to add a little sub-zero fun to your day. Grab your sweetheart for a spin on the ice, be whisked away on a Ferris wheel ride and pop your mittens on for a play in a real Snow Pit. Take a magical meander through a Frozen Forest, share a special moment under glittering Frosty Fireworks and more.

Parramatta Winterlight
Winterlight Stilts
Winterlight offers a massive outdoor rink, beautiful themed food, Ice Rink Bar and outdoor cafe area under the beautiful lights.  The event also showcases special skating exhibitions by Australia’s up and coming ice skating stars. Stars On Ice shows, wonderful winter feasts and children’s workshops.



Cronulla On IceCronulla Penguins
2015 guarantees that Cronulla Plaza’s Ice Skating Rink will be bigger and better than ever in the July School Holidays! With a rink that is almost 70% larger than last year, you’ll be swizzling and twizzling like never before! Free ‘learn to skate’ penguins are available for kids (2yrs+) to share.  They provide stability, encourage correct skating and help kids gain confidence on the ice.



Bondi Winter MagicBondi Winter Magic, Outdoor Ice Skating, Bondi Beach, Waverley Council, Eastern Suburbs, Winter School Holidays
The Bondi ice rink will be open in a brand new location this year in front of the Bondi Pavilion. It will feature a huge outdoor ice rink, fabulous ice shows from Stars On Ice, plus the cute IcePALS penguins to help speed the little ones leaning to skate. Bondi Winter Magic Includes a fabulous 11 nights of 50 shows with over 100 artists and then there’s Bondi Feast – a pop-up winter festival of comedy, music, theatre, storytelling, visual arts and hot foods, all washed down with a mug of mulled cider.


Winter Garden at St Mary’s CathedralWinter-Garden-St-Marys-Cathedral-Igloo-Frozen-Birthday-Party-Outdoor-Ice-Skating-Sydney-CBD-City-of-Sydney-Eastern-Suburbs-Winter-School-Holidays
Transforming the forecourt of the iconic St Mary’s Cathedral, Winter Garden brings Australia’s largest open-air ice-skating rink to the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Get in early to book an igloo, penguin skating aide or Wonderland Birthday party!



Snow Time in the Garden – Hunter ValleySnow time Hunter Valley
Snow Time in the Garden brings 3 super fun weeks of Winter activities including Ice Skating undercover in the Snow Time Marquee, Snow Toboggans, Snow play and snow man building and snow ball challenges! You can also watch in awe at live ice sculpting and husky racing! And of-course there’ll be lots of yummy winter foods and drinks on offer to keep the insides warm.


Other fun things to do this Winter…

Fruit PickingFruit Picking with Family
All that skating and snow action can sure take it out of you, so keep your Vitamin C up with fruit picking in Winter where oranges, lemons and limes and all ripe and ready for the picking!


Winterfest Medieval FaireParramatta Winter Medieval Faire, Jousting, Eagle flights, Sword Fighting, Winter School Holidays
Come one come all to celebrate at the Winterfest Medieval Faire! This unique event offers everything Medieval from historical clothing, arms and armour, faeries and fantasy, traditional jewellery, cloaks (and daggers!), to birds of prey demonstrations, jousting tournaments and the occasional sword fight!

Our Favourite Chilly Treat
Or does your family enjoy ice cream in the Winter? It seems to be a bit of an Australian tradition to enjoy a cone in the cooler months…so here’s our pick of the Best Ice Cream Parlours around Sydney.

Take the Kids to the Snow
ellaslist also has some great tips for taking kids to the snow for the first time. Click HERE for our Top Ten Tips!

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Lisa Wolff

Jun 22 2015

What a great round-up! Can't wait to try these out.