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Fun for Kids in Melbourne this Winter 2016

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Baby it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean you need to hibernate over winter.

Rug up, get out of the house, and make the most of all the exciting themed activities happening in Melbourne. Here is a list of all the amazing things on offer in Victoria's capital city this winter 2016.

River Rink at Fed Square

Get your ice skates on and glide along the Yarra this winter, with Fed Square's River Rink back in action from 18 June - 17 July.

River Rink at Fed Square

Young folk can learn to how to skate by renting penguins to hold onto.

Variety Ice Slide at Eureka Skydeck

Variety Slide at Eureka Skydeck

The heart of Southbank will be transform into an action packed winter wonderland from 25 June – 17 July when a thrilling 40-metre long, four-metre high ice slide is set up alongside Southbank’s waterfront

'It's Snowtime' at Docklands

It's Snowtime at Docklands

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland at Wonderland Docklands (formerly Wonderland Fun Park). An undercover snow zone will see 'real' snow fall over excited families, with snowman building activities and even mini snow mountains for your kids to zoom down.

Docklands Winter Fireworks

Docklands Winter Fireworks

Enjoy the inaugural winter firework display at Docklands every Friday from 1 July - 28 August. Entertainment starts at 6:30pm and fireworks light up the sky from 7:30pm.

Nutcracker Winter Experience at O’Brien Group Arena

Nutcracker Experience at O’Brien Group Arena

Over the winter school holidays from 25 June - 10 July, the O'Brien Group Arena indoor ice skating rink will bring the enchanting world of the Nutcracker story to life.

Enjoy themed activity zones, an enchanted chalet with gingerbread decorating, character meet-and-greets, and three 15 minute Nutcracker-on-ice performances to enjoy.

Magical Ice Festival - Disney On Ice at Rod Laver Arena

Magical Ice Festival - Disney On Ice at Rod Laver Arena

The ever-popular stage show, Disney On Ice returns these July school holidays with its all new adventure, Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival. On at Rod Laver Arena from 1 - 5 July 2016.

This is the mere tip of the iceberg when it comes to family friendly things to do in Melbourne over the winter. If you head out to the suburbs, you can enjoy The Big Freeze Festival, Melbourne's very first winter festival, with REAL SNOW and lots of activities. Don't hide away, get out there and enjoy the best of this season's fun and frosty adventures.
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