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Cool Yule at Darling Harbour brings the magic of winter to Darling Harbour

July 2, 2016 - July 17, 2016

| Free
Cool Yule Darling Harbour

This event was super spectacular last year. You don’t want to miss it this year and if you have kids then all the more reason for going.

Have you seen the film Narnia? Have your kids seen the film Narnia? Well now you can take them into a make believe world of Narnia at the Frozen Forest at Darling Harbour. Dates for 2016 are still to be confirmed. Last year the event took place from 2 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. This year again the Narnia-like frozen forest will be open at the Darling Quarters from morning till late evening. You will be amazed at the stunning display of white fir trees, icicles and lighting effects. This is the best place to get some great photos.

Cool Yule Frozen Forest at Darling Harbour

Cool Yule Frozen Forest at Darling Harbour

Night Scene at Cool Yule Frozen Forest

Night Scene at Cool Yule Frozen Forest

Entry to Cool Yule Frozen Forest

Entry to Cool Yule Frozen Forest

Cool Yule Frozen Forest at Darling Harbour

Cool Yule Frozen Forest at Darling Harbour

Last year parts of the Darling Harbour had been transformed into a winter wonderland. There was a snow pit enclosure, a giant inflatable slide, an outdoor ice rink and a cool iceberg floating in the middle of Cockle Bay Wharf.

Being at the Darling Harbour was just a great experience and more so for people whom have never seen or touched snow before. You do not want to miss it this year!

Ice Skating at the Cool Yule festival at Darling Harbour

Ice Skating at the Cool Yule festival at Darling Harbour

inflatable slide

inflatable slide

performance at the ice Rink Cool Yule festival

performance at the ice Rink Cool Yule festival

We had taken the kids down to the Cool Yule Snow Pit at Darling Harbour – a small snow pit enclosure under the Pyrmont bridge. We were sure the kids would enjoy it and most importantly they would experience the feeling of snow for the very first time.
The downside was we had to wait in a very long queue and later realised that we could have saved time by booking online. We had to wait more than an hour for the next available session due to popular demand but I guess it was worth the wait.

Last year the Snow Pit session times were divided into age groups for two to six-year-olds, seven to 12-year-olds and everyone over 13 to ensure safe fun for everyone, however when we had gone for the 5:30pm session both my 7 year old and my 5 year old went in together and no one said anything or seemed to mind and there were plenty of kids of different ages playing in the snow pit at that time.

All the kids were having a great time playing in the snow. I wouldn’t say the snow was anywhere near the same as real snow as real fresh snow is fluffy and the snow at the snow pit was hard icy and cold. Nevertheless the kids had a great time.

Kids snow pit fun

Kids snow pit fun

The snow pit is small and last year they charged only $5 for 20 minutes.

Most of the kids were throwing snowballs whist others were building snowmen. My 5 year old was trying to eat the snow!

As part of the festival, Cockle Bay also had an inflatable iceberg, as well as a frosty firework display featuring blue and silvery lights every Saturday.

Cockle Bay Wharf Darling Harbour

Cockle Bay Wharf Darling Harbour

Iceberg at Cockle Bay Wharf

Iceberg at Cockle Bay Wharf

For more information and confirmed dates please visit the Darling Harbour website.

Details

Start:
July 2, 2016
End:
July 17, 2016
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.darlingharbour.com

Venue

Darling Harbour
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia + Google Map
Website:
http://www.darlingharbour.com

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