As the winter chill takes over Sydney's lower north shore, you have two choices: you can achieve hermit status by staying at home, or you can make the most of a cold situation and head down to Luna Park Sydney's Winterfest. Running from Friday, July 6 to Monday, July 23 the amusement park will be offering a bevvy of food and wintry activities to suit all visitors, with an ice-skating rink as the star of the show.
On Friday and Saturday nights, Luna Park will stay open until 10pm making it a top date night destination. Surprise your partner with some laps around the rink before dinner at carousel-inspired diner The Hungry Horse or upmarket restaurant The Deck. Follow up with a romantic Ferris wheel ride, then get cosy at a pop-up stall serving Baileys hot chocolate, caramel pretzels and gooey s'mores. A Twilight Saver ticket ($35 per person) will sort you out, giving you access to everything — including unlimited rides and ice-skating — after 6pm.
If you've got a few little ones in tow, Luna Park Sydney will also be open every day of the July school holidays. Grab an Unlimited Rides Pass (price based on height), which gives you access to the whole park and unlimited rides and ice-skating. Plus, there'll be some helpful penguin skating aids available to help anyone navigating the rink for the first time. On-site retro food outlet Helter Skelter will keep the family well-fed with carnival favourites including hot dogs, burgers and dagwood dogs.
Secure your spot on the ice, and purchase tickets here.