Jumat, 08 Juli 2016

Perth Diary: Winter Festival

Hey there!
It's time for another blogpost, yipee!
As you might have known, winter is on it's way to Australia. The temperature may drop down to 3 degrees Celcius here in Perth. What brings the winter vibe better than an ice skating rink!

So about a few days ago, me and my friends went to the winter festival happening in Perth. At the Esplanade Park of Fremantle to be exact. The festival occurs in 4 parts of Australia, Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle, and Canberra. Started at the end of June and mostly ends on the 17th of July, except for Brisbane, they end on the 10th of July. Which made me a little burdened by having to write this post as soon as possible, before it's too late! Haha.

Honestly speaking the park wasn't that big and there weren't a lot of things to do besides skating and a few slides. But I find the slides less amusing as they are designed for little kids. But I guess that's another positive side of this place for others, as the environment is really children friendly. So it's definitely a good idea to bring you children or probably little siblings down there.

Beside the ice skating rink, there are 3 other rides that you can try.
  • Toboggan Terror (5 Rides) $10

Real ice toboggan ride with sledges (helmets available). Available for all ages, under 5's need to be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Giant Slide $5

Giant inflatable slide to jump and bump down. Available for ages 4 and above. 1 ride = 10 min . Sessions start every 10 minutes.
  • Tube Dudes $5

Giant inflatable tubes ready for racing. Available for ages 5 and up. 1 ride = 10 min.

Or you can also get 3 hours unlimited all-ride-pass ($25 online, $35 counter price), this exclude the ice rink though.

As for the ice skating rink, the price are cheaper if you but your tickets online first, it doesn't matter if you just bought them on the same day or even on the spot. As long as they still have some spots and you just gotta do it online. Each skating session takes up to an hour. The online prices for an hour of skating (gear rental included) start from $8 for children under 5 yo ($11 for the counter price), $12 for children up to 15 yo ($19 for the counter price) and $22 for adults ($28 for the counter price). A family package for 2 Adults and 2 Children is also available at $60.

There is a really good deal from Monday-Wednesday that my friends and I took. It's called the EAT DRINK SKATE program, where we paid for $20 (exclude $2.75 fee) and get a skating session, a jaffle and get to pick an alcoholic beverage. Just in case you are wondering jaffle is another word for toast! haha. Where the jaffle itself already cost up to $9. It's a pretty good deal, isn't it?

We did our online bookings on the spot so we had to wait till it's 6pm to skate because that's the earliest slot that we can get. Since it was still around 4pm, we went to play at the park. Took pictures, climb the monkey bars and had lots of fun! At around 5pm we went to the bar and had our jaffles and  drink.

Then finally the time was almost 6pm! Time to skate! Yayy!!
Actually, this is only the second time I went ice skating since my parents used to forbid me when I was younger, they always say that it's dangerous. Well, that's partially true because many accidents happened in ice rinks, so always be very careful when you skate peeps!

Took a few ootd pics :3

Third wheeling be like...

My BBQ Beef brisket + Cheese Jaffle with a glass of Apple Cider

How the skating rink looks like at night

 Group pic: Me, Leo, Jeremy & Priscilla

At the end of the day we had so much fun! Although Priscilla hurt her foot :( 
Luckily it wasn't that bad and she's all better now <3

This is Sher, a new friend from Queensland that I've just met that day! She's really friendly & nice, looking forward in meeting her again someday! :D

That's all for now, I hope you find this post useful!
Wishing you and your family happy holiday and a wonderful winter.



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