Snow Time in the Garden (Hunter Valley)

snow time in the garden

Winter is upon as and the school holidays are fast approaching, which means that there are parents all over the country thinking about what adventures they can have these holidays.

If you live near the Hunter Valley region I have the answer to that question. Head down to Snow Time in the Garden for 3 weeks of snow filled fun, boasting 13 different activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Saturday June 20, 2015 will see the transformation of the Hunter Valley Gardens unveiled to the public for three whole weeks of Winter Wonderland fun. Last year the event was such a huge success that organisers have added an extra week. Snow Time in the Garden will run for  from June 20 to July 12, 2015. There are 13 snow related activities to choose from in the Gardens to guarantee a bigger and better event promising more fun for the whole family.

2015 is the fourth year of the winter wonderland offering children and adults alike a chance to enjoy everything the snow can offer, without having to travel to the snow. Whether you want to explore the new Giant Snow Globe, race down the Real Ice Toboggan, or frolic in the Snow Time Play Zone, this really is the perfect school holiday fun for everyone.


GIANT SNOW GLOBE – DAILY 10.00am – 3.00pm
Step into the Giant Snow Globe and enjoy the ‘snow’ without the chilly atmosphere! New to ‘Snow Time in the Garden’, the life-size snow globe can hold the entire family. Have your own private winter wonderland inside!

REAL ICE SKATING RINK – DAILY 9.30am – 9.00pm (last session 8.30pm)
Kick off your Snow Time fun with a spin around a Real Ice Skating Rink, fitted with disco lights and music! Skating sessions will run for 20 minutes and can fit up to 200 skaters at any time. With sessions starting at 9.30am every day, and skating equipment provided, make sure you don’t miss out!

HUSKY RACING DEMONSTRATIONS – SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS at 10.00am, 11.30am, 2.00pm and 3.30pm
Come and see the amazing husky dogs and their trainers as they show you what these beautiful animals can do! You’ll see how the huskies react to voice commands, how they are harnessed and how they are trained to run in teams. These dogs and their trainers are international competitors, so it’s definitely not one to miss!

ARCADE ALLEY – DAILY 10.00am – 4.00pm
The new Arcade Alley will be filled with games to keep your competitive spirits up! Games will include old school arcade favourites: air hockey, virtual racing and basketball shooting games.

On both Saturday and Sunday each week there will be a different breed of cold climate dogs on show, including Siberian Huskies, Darcalsbella Border Collies and Bernese Mountain dogs. This activity gives you the opportunity to interact and spend time with these rare and beautiful animals.

SNOW BALL CHALLENGE – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm
Always wanted to know what a real snow ball fight is like? Make sure you head to the Snow Ball Challenge zone. It’s set up similar to a game of volleyball and gives family members the chance to have a bit of friendly competition as they throw snow balls at each other over the net.  Perfect for all ages.

Come and watch international ice sculptor Kenji Ogawa as he turns frozen water into sculptures! Kenji creates handmade ice sculptures by using a chainsaw, and will be making moose, penguins, bears and kangaroos on stage!

REAL ICE TOBOGGAN – DAILY 10.00am – 9.00pm
Have you got a need for speed? Dashing down the 25 metre toboggan track will certainly get the adrenaline pumping!

That’s not all though, there are other activities spread throughout the event which include Snow Time Face Painting, Storybook Garden Jumping Castle, Roaming Entertainment and a mechanical Snow Board. There will be a range of food and beverage stalls and you can drop by the Garden Terrace Cafe which will be open during the day.

All listed activities are included in the entry fee.

For more details on Snow Time in the Garden, tickets and the full program please visit:


Day & Night Entry 9.00am to 9.00pm
Adult – $29.50
Child (4 -15yrs) – $23.50
Children under 3 – FREE
Family Pass (2x adult and 2x children) – $95.00


Night Entry from 5.00pm (limited activities from 5.00pm – 9.00pm)
Adult – $18.00
Child (4 -15yrs) – $15.00
Children under 3 – FREE
Family (2x adult and 2x children) – $55.00


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