The Big Freeze Festival Launch 2016

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The Big Freeze Festival 2016 – Cranbourne
Open for a limited time only – Saturday July 2nd – Sunday July 10th, 2016

It’s been a warm start to winter so far this year but the past few days have brought in what may be the start of the chill. We love that no matter what kind of weather is thrown at us, Melbourne always seems to have an answer to it. With an abundance of festivals, events and exhibitions taking place in Melbourne throughout the year, we are always given the opportunity to learn something new and share the wonderful experiences with family and friends. Last weekend we took our little ones out for a taste of some cold, winter fun at the launch of The Big Freeze Festival.

334A2277The snow sisters from Magical Princess Entertainment were amazing! So talented and lovely to chat with!

The Big Freeze Festival is a fun filled event coming this July that aims to:

– provide an affordable snow experience close to home for Melbourne families and,

– help families re-discover how to have fun together over the winter months by promoting physical activity, encouraging creativity and remembering the joy of imagination play.

We had a little preview of the upcoming festival with some live performances and photo opps with the snow princesses and some snow play. The festival opens in July and will feature the following zones and more:

Snow play (be sure to get in and book your session early!)
Snow globe photobooth
– Regular snowfalls through the Snow Forest
Stage performances and Meet n Greets
Superhero training
Rainy day arts n crafts
Construction play
Workshops: Learn new skills in the workshops series. Select from activities such as hip hop dancing, learn a magic trick, kids’ yoga & music classes. Check out the festival timetable to plan your visit.
Tiny Tots Zone

The Urban Ma Jacqui
Mummy daughter time 🙂
Big Freeze partners
Hot apple cider from Those Girls was sweet and soothing after some time out on the ice! Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes & The Marshmallow Club had a nice spread of colourful treats for us.

Entry to The Big Freeze Festival not only gives you the opportunity to play in the snow and the above interactive zones, it also includes a 4 Park Pass to Phillip Island Nature Parks (Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey, Churchill Island and Koala Conservation Centre) when you purchase a Child ticket (2-12yrs) for only $28. Further info on dates and prices can be found on The Big Freeze Festival website and if you would like updates on any event giveaways and competitions don’t forget to subscribe here!
334A2361334A2353He wanted me to go faster so we could “drift”! Thank goodness I could hold onto him and his seal for balance…I hadn’t been out skating in so long!
The Big Freeze Festival The Urban Ma blogHe didn’t want to stop!…looks like we’ll have to come back for another visit to Docklands for some more laps of the skating rink.

Thank you to You’re Melbourne for the awesome pics!
334A2395Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We attended the launch by invitation and found it to be so much fun we just had to share it with you as we know that you love hearing about the latest events and things to do. If you would like to see more photos or daily posts you can find The Urban Ma Blog on Instagram. Also don’t forget to subscribe for upcoming event giveaways.

Good night and have a great long weekend!


A day with Monet – kid friendly!

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Rhodri exploring Monet’s garden, Baby D not sure about the autumn leaves, the NGV, an introductory talk to Monet and his work, life and story, lunch at the Soul Kitchen Woodfired Pizza foodtruck. 

Monet’s Garden  at the NGV, 180 St Kilda Road, Southbank 

Thanks to a fellow mummy friend, Baby and I went along to an introductory talk about Monet and his work. The kid-friendly activity held in one of the NGV auditoriums was organised by Culture Mamas and it was a lovely way to spend the last day of autumn. There we gathered with our prams and kiddies in tow and listened to the eloquent speaker as she took us through the life of Monet and the waterlily paintings he was so well known for. Hearing the speaker pronounce the French names and places took me back to the times when hubby and I explored Paris’ many galleries together and would hear the seductive French accent around us.

There were boxes of little toys placed along the aisles to keep the kids occupied if they wanted to get up out of their seats and after the talk we went on to see the exhibition. Monet’s Garden is open until September 8th 2013 so you have plenty of time to get down there to visit if you haven’t done so already for a lovely day/evening out.

Can you recommend some must-see events in Melbourne during this winter season? 🙂

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