The largest outdoor ice rink in Australia has returned to Fremantle!
Winterworld is back in Fremantle in 2019 for 3 weeks, including the July school holidays, and we checked out all the cool stuff there is to do there.
The central feature of Winterworld Fremantle is the huge outdoor skating rink, the largest in Australia, which this year benefits from a weatherproof canopy to enable skating in all winter weathers.
The Winterworld ice rink is the largest outdoor ice rink in Australia
Little Miss Sunshine (3) loved the penguin skating aids, which enabled her to build her confidence on the slippery stuff, while Master B (6) was thrilled with the silent disco headset so he could groove while he moved. At selected times, there is falling ‘snow’ and a live DJ too.
Away from the ice, there is a wide range of wintery attractions to keep everyone entertained. The snow pit was a huge hit with our little ones, allowing them to build snow castles and stomp about in the white stuff emitting squeals of delight.
Making snow castles
They also loved meeting the patient ponies - I mean unicorns - from Ponies for All Occasions, who enjoyed a pat and a photo op.
Smiling with the snow fairies
There was an army of winter snow fairies chatting and engaging with the crowds, but the best treat for Little Miss Sunshine was the chance to meet her Frozen heroines, Elsa and Anna, aka the Snow Sisters. These charming character actors engaged with her beautifully, answering her burning questions about the whereabouts of Olaf and her other Frozen favourites.
Meeting the Snow Sisters
The Snow Sisters will be on the ice every day for the 8.30am session with their popular Musical Morning show. They also host the Enchanted Forest Sing and Play area from 10am, with music, crafts and photo ops.
The Synergy Power slide was a great chance for some high energy fun - spaces on here are limited to 10 kids per 10 minute session so expect a bit of a wait during peak times. Synergy are also supporting the Synergy Lounge, a cosy seating area with fur finishes.
Snow fairies in the Synergy lounge
There is a range of food trucks serving food and drinks. The National Hotel Cabin Bar offers refreshments adjacent to the ice rink, so you can watch the kids with a glass of mulled wine in hand! The stunning fire pits are a popular feature of this area, with marshmallows on sale for toasting.
Marshmallow toasting round the fire pit
Four Top Tips to enjoy Winterworld Fremantle
1. Take the train and make a day of it - Winterworld Fremantle is located at the Esplanade Reserve, a short walk from Fremantle Station.
2. Winterworld Fremantle is located adjacent to the Esplanade Park, which has a superb adventure play area, ferris wheel and skate park.
3. The Winterworld ice rink is accessible for all, including wheelchairs.
4. Save on skating from 1-5 July with kids under 5yrs FREE, and everyone else skating for $15.
Where: The Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle
When: From now until Sunday, 21st July from 8:30am to late
Ice Rink Little Skaters (Under 5yrs) $6
Grommet Skaters (5-17 yrs) $16
Big Skaters (18 yrs) $24
Big Family (2x Big, 2x Grommet Skaters) $76
Little Family (2x Big, 2x Little Skaters) $56
Penguin aids $10
Silent Disco headset $5
Snow pit Little Snow (Under 5yrs) $5
Big Snow (5 yrs) $8.50
Synergy Power Slide $5
Enchanted Forest Sing and Play $6 (adults free)