Cool Yule at Darling Harbour
- Sat Jun 27 2015
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Brrr-ace yourself for some cool family fun at Cool Yule in Darling Harbour these winter school holidays!
Cool Yule (27 June – 12 July) is a little cosier this year, but it’s sure to add a little sub-zero fun to your day.
Here are our top picks for the coolest things to do at Cool Yule:
The Cheapest Ice-skating in the CBD – Kids can get their skates on and carve up the ice on our ice rink in Palm Grove, the cheapest in the CBD this winter. The open-air ice-rink will operate daily and costs $22 per adult and $10-$16 per child, including skate-hire. Book your tickets early to ensure you don’t miss out!
Stars on Ice – Watch in awe as Stars on Ice demonstrate their top-level ice skating skills, led by Winter Olympian Liz Cain. These spectacular 15-minute shows will take place on The Cool Yule Ice Rink at 12.45pm Monday to Friday and 5.45pm Friday and Saturday.
Cool Yule Snow Pit – Play in real snow in the heart of the city. Tickets are $7.50 per person for 20 minutes of frosty fun frolicking in real snow! Book your tickets early to ensure you don’t miss out!
HOT TIP – Purchase a play session online at the Cool Yule Snow Pit and receive a 2-for-1 Big Ticket to the Australian National Maritime Museum and one free child ticket per full-price adult ticket at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium or Madame Tussauds Sydney!
Kids Cool Yule Slide – Feel the wind in your hair as you whoosh down the slide of your life.
Frozen Forest – Wander through a fairy-tale winter scene as beautiful lights illuminate the trees, (You may even be surprised by falling snow!).
Get Frozen – Kids can record themselves singing their favourite Frozen songs, embrace the winter spirit with Frozen face painting and get creative with balloon modelling at Harbourside.
Star of the Show Ferris Wheel – See the harbour from up high. This giant Wheel will whisk away visitors on an enchanting ride up to the sky! The Ferris wheel will operate daily and cost just $8.00 per ticket or $30.00 for four riders.
Free stories – Hear fun storytelling and take part in exciting activities at Lost and Found Storytelling by Monkey Baa Theatre Company
Amazing Antarctic Adventures – Kids can go on awesome and educational nautical adventures at Australian National Maritime Museum for games and storytelling, a glow-in-the-dark treasure hunt, kids’ craft workshops, and curiosities galore!
Imagination Playground – Play with over 100 big blue foam blocks in many unique shapes and sizes at the Village Green in Darling Quarter. Perfect for building igloos, ice-castles, ice-breaker ships, glaciers and snow-mobiles.
Frosty Fireworks – For the older kids (and grown-ups), cap the evening off with the winter-themed pyrotechnics that will light up the sky in whites, blues and silvers to an enchanting winter soundtrack. Frosty Fireworks displays will take place on Saturday 27 June, Saturday 4 and Saturday 11 July at 8.30pm in Cockle Bay.
Other Great Cool Yule Deals
Kids Meal Deals – Many of the Darling Harbour cafes and restaurants are offering amazing value kids deals. This includes a free kids meal at Hard Rock Cafe, Cute Snowman Sushi at Umi Sushi + Udon and Free Hot Chocolates at Chocolateria San Churro Harbourside
9D Action Cinemas – Head to this thrilling new ride and try the Snow War, Snow Coaster and Bob’s Racing rides to receive your second simulator ride free plus a $5 gift card for Yoforia Harbourside!
Sydney Jet – Buy one adult ticket and get one child ticket free with Sydney Jet, the 35-minute thrilling adventure around Sydney Harbour
At Darling Harbour, winter never puts a freeze on fun. We’ve turned on the magic, so rug up, chill out and have a Cool Yule!
Cool Yule At A Glance
CLICK HERE for an easy-to-read & printable one-page summary on all the Cool Yule Events.
Both Darling Park and Darling Quarter Car Parks are offering low all-day flat rates on weekends (plus discounts if you book online), and don’t forget, on Sundays Opal Card holders pay a maximum of $2.50, making an affordable family day out even more budget-friendly!
While Cool Yule is FREE of charge, select events are ticketed. Tickets for the Snow Pit and Ice Rink are on sale now.
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