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Real snow at South Bank for winter school holiday frosty fun
Brisbaneites usually need to make a long (and expensive) trip south to colder climes for a full winter experience. But, did you know that this winter you can introduce your kids to real snow without having to leave Brisbane? Yep, you read it correctly, REAL snow. Thanks to the marvels of modern snow-making equipment South Bank Piazza will become a mini snow zone in the heart of Brisbane these winter school holidays with Snow4Kids returning for 2017.
And what will the kids be able to get up to as one of South Bank's favourite spaces is transformed by mountains (well, two hills to be exact) of fresh snow? While skiing is obviously out of the question, there are still some favourite wintry pastimes to let the kids enjoy the magical wonders of snow. Snowman building? Check. Toboggan rides? Check. Snowball making and throwing? Check.
The frosty fun is divided into two zones: the Snow4Kids Park and Snowman Making. Tickets for each zone are sold separately and session times are strictly adhered to.
At the colourful snowball throwing wall kids will be encouraged to hurl a cold, wet handful of snow, which they've proudly fashioned themselves with the provided tools, at fun targets. There will even be buckets to help little people stockpile and carry them. Snowball fights are not allowed.
All the thrills, and sometimes spills, of toboggan riding will tempt little thrill seekers. Two separate toboggan slopes with differing gradients will cater for the needs of younger and older children.
General snowplay will be available on the snow mountains.
The Snow4Kids Park sessions run for 55 minutes beginning every hour on the hour from 9am. The last session begins at 3pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.
Adults can help children in this area but cannot toboggan or throw snowballs.
Tickets cost $25 per child.
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2. Snowman Making Area
Loads of fresh snow, as well as colourful decorations (no Frosty the Snowman corncob pipes and button noses here!) will allow kids' creative juices to flow in crafting a perfect frosty friend. And adults are allowed to join in all the fun.
Snowman Making sessions run for 25 minutes beginning every half an hour from 9.30am. The last session begins at 3.30pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.