Best Places To See Snow Near Sydney For Kids 2020

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Snow adds magic and wonder to winter. Whether it's face-planting in the fluffy white stuff to make snow angels, giggling through a snowball fight or sliding feet-first on a toboggan, snow is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

While you might not be ready to turn the kids into professional skiers, there's nothing like the wonder of that first frolic in the snow. So here are some places in and around Sydney that are great for families wanting a white Christmas in July, be it real or fake! 

Blue Mountains Yulefest

The Blue Mountains is the ultimate place to celebrate Christmas in July, and Yulefest will be there for three months (June-August) of wintery fun. While we can’t guarantee snow in the Blue Mountains, you might get lucky and be there to witness some against the stunning mountains backdrop. While cold winds blow and the occasional snow falls, experience warm 'Mountains' hospitality, log fires, Christmas fare, singalongs and perhaps even Santa. We recommend the Friday and Saturday night festive dinners at the luxurious and family-friendly Fairmont Resort.

This year the festivities will run with limited seatings and social distancing, therefore bookings are essential.  

For more information: visit the website

See Some Real Snow

Winter is the perfect time to dust those skis off and have a super fun and adventurous family winter experience! In 2020 things will be a little different, but as they say, the snow must go on!

The NSW government has confirmed we will definitely have a ski season this year, however snow bunnies should be aware that ski resorts will likely need time to put COVID plans into place and you should make contact before visiting. According to reports large gatherings will be banned, including group lessons and school holiday activities, and chairlifts will run at a limited capacity.

It is also worth noting that although visitors can travel to the Snowy Mountains after June 1, the NSW ski resorts such as Thredbo will NOT be open on June long weekend. Thredbo will officially begin their season on June 22. 

Perisher hasn't confirmed an open date as yet. Selwyn Snow Resort is closed due to severe fire damage.

Discover the best places to take the kids skiing and check out our guide for some awesome tips on how to take kids to the snow.


Corin Forest

One of our top picks is Corin Forest, the perfect first snow experience for kids, just 45-minutes from Canberra. And Corin Forest has confirmed there will be a ski season in 2020! With strict COVID-19 restrictions in place, session times for snowplay are reduced to 2 hours. This will allow groups to enter and exit their sessions with more space to social distance and provide staff more time to conduct cleaning of equipment.

Kids can get a lesson, and there's also a designated area for tobogganing, snowball fights and snowman building for little ones. 

Find out more about Corin Forest here


Snow Time In The Garden, Hunter Valley 2020

In 2019 this event was massive with a brand new ice cave! There was also an icy wonderland where families could cruise around a giant ice skating rink, slide down the mega ice toboggan and build a snowman or two in a man-made Snow Play Zone! With games, entertainment, warm beverages and hearty food, there is so much fun to be had for all ages.

This year's festival has unfortunately been cancelled. 

For more information: visit the website

Parramatta Winterlight 2020

This year's Winterlight has unfortunately been cancelled. 

For more information: visit the website

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