No need for Thredbo, as winter is coming to Darling Harbour
With the winter chill around the corner, Darling Harbour is about to become a white magical playground from 13 June til 13 July. Looking forward to the show stopping Cool Yule events and experiences, your senses are in for a chilly treat.
Minimum age to enter the ice rink is 3 years and if they're able to walk can enter the ice rink as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a adult skate ticket. There are also skate aids available, handy for the kids that are a little wobbly on their skates. Tickets include a 45 minute ice rink session and skate hire but you can bring your own skates if you prefer.
Adult skate tickets are from 12 years and above from $24. It's advised to book online as sessions sell out but tickets can be purchased at the rink. Value packages are also available to book. Visit the website to book tickets.
Opening hours for the rink Fri 13 Jun Fri 27 Jun:
Lindt Lindor Zorb Balls @ Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour Marina
Ever wanted to see Darling Harbour on the water, well here's your chance. From Fri 13June - Sun 13 July 10am 5pm spend $15 at The Lindt Chocolate Cafι or marquee and receive a free ticket. Suitable for ages six years and over.
Check out Zorb Ball on the harbour, https://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/cool-yule.aspx
Thredbo Snow Slide @ Tumbalong Park, FREE
Can't get to the snow, well how about a 25 metre inflatable slide? This will entertain the whole family with thrills and spills and is suitable for kids 6 years and over.
Fri 13 Jun Fri 27 Jun
Sat 28 Jun Sun 13 Jul
slip slide and away, https://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/cool-yule.aspx
Air New Zealand Snow Globes @ Tumbalong Park and Palm Grove, FREE
Climb into a life size snow globe and imagine that you are in Queenstown, great for a photo opportunity.
Fri 13 Jun Fri 27 Jun 12pm 7pm
Sat 28 Jun Sun 13 Jul 10am 5pm
Get inside a life size snowglobe, https://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/cool-yule.aspx
Frozen Forest @ The Civic Connector, Darling Quarter, FREE, 24 hours
A magical wonderland complete with a frozen forest.
Frosty Fireworks at 8.30pm @ Cockle Bay, FREE
Sat 14, 21, 28 Jun and Sat 5 and 12 Jul
Winter themed fireworks every Saturday night are best seen with a hot cuppa of cocoa to take the edge off the chill.
The Cool Iceberg @ Darling Harbour, 24 hours, FREE
Remember the Titanic, this is the next big thing, the don't miss the Cool Iceberg in Darling Harbour.
The Extreme Ice Show @Harbourside Amphitheatre, FREE
Wed 18 Fri 20 Jun at 7pm and 8.30pm for 30 minutes shows.
Watch the experts at work as they chisel up a storm with their ice sculptures.
The Cool Yule Snow Pit @ Under Pyrmont Bridge next to Australian National Maritime Museum Forecourt
Sun 29 Jun Thu 3 Jul and Sun 6 Thu 10 Jul
Where else can you build a snowman, have a snowball fight, at the Cool Yule Snow Pit. So don't forget to rug up and have fun.
Sun Thu only
Daily session times: $5 for 20 minutes
12 noon 3pm: 26 year olds, 3pm 6pm: 712 year olds, 6pm 9pm: 13 years and over
Falling Snow from dusk@Cockle Bay Wharf, Harbourside promenade and at the eastern end of Pyrmont Bridge, FREE
Mon Fri only
When dusk falls on Darling Harbour, so will the snowflakes. No need to head to Thredbo when you can experience it at Darling Harbour.
Let it Glow@ Palm Grove, FREE
Photo opportunities to capture the magic of gigantic snowflakes light up the night.
Darling Harbour is children friendly whether you're walking around or with a double pram. With great expansive playgrounds and toilet facilities under the pylons of the Pyrmont Pedestrian Bridge or opposite the amazing kid's playground, it's a fun place to hang out drink in the view.