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Welcome to Winter in Docklands

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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A free family event

I don't know about you, but I love anything that is free. Things always seem better when you don't have to pay for them!

So if you want to have a free afternoon out, check out the Welcome to Winter in Docklands event. A free family event to welcome in the cooler months.

The event will be held at the New Quay Piazza between 2pm - 6pm on Saturday June 1st where you and the kids can enjoy kite making workshops and many other fun children's activities that are yet to be announced. Adults and children will also be able to listen to some relaxed Sunday tunes by Docklands resident DJ along with some roving entertainers, to keep the kids amused.

City circle tram

To get to Docklands jump aboard the free city circle no.35 tram or the free tourist shuttle bus. Alternatively there are approximately 5000 car parks at Docklands and parking is $2 an hour or $7 flat rate.

City circle tram at Docklands

If you want something to do before the Welcome in Winter at Docklands event starts, then there are plenty of things do nearby.

Medibank Ice House entraance

Medibank Ice House is a fun way to get rid of some energy and the kids will love it. Unfortunately is not the cheapest option but it's fun. Kids are $21 with skate hire and adults $25 with skate hire.

Medibank ice rink

The Lego Education Centre is at 5/439 Waterfront City and another favourite for children (including big ones) sessions are held in 45 minute blocks throughout the day (between 10am- 2pm) and cost $5 per person ( 4years ).

Call 03 96021116 for session times and to reserve a spot.

Monkey Mania is an indoor play centre at 120 Studio Lane Docklands. Kids can have great fun trying to get lost in the giant 3D maze. The centre caters for children aged 1 - 12 years of age. Prices vary between $3.50 - $11.50 and is open from 9:30am - 6pm

Have a great time at Docklands and embrace Welcome to Winter in Docklands.
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Why? For free winter fun
When: 1st of June 2pm - 6pm
Phone: 03 9999 9825
Where: 429 Docklands Drive, Docklands
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I went to the Winter festival on 1st June with my children. However the event was largely disappointing, with long lines and unorganized kiosk style activities. When I asked one of the activity organizers where the line was to wait for my turn, she rudely answered there is no line and I should just come back when it is less busy. I was quite shocked really as the lines were only getting longer and longer. There was not enough room to properly participate in the activities, and the children were rushed out or encouraged to take the activity home and do the craft in their own time. The only positive thing about the day was the music, and the magician walking among the crowd. I thought Docklands could do much better than that.
by Happy Mom (score: 2|548) 2611 days ago
Make sure you click on the Destination Docklands website as they have just completed the schedule of events and activity's for this free family fun day.
by Lorraine A (score: 3|1614) 2646 days ago
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