Winter Festival brings cool attractions to Fremantle

Kostia Galybin and Anastasia Galybin sliding along.
Picture: Matt Jelonek
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Kostia Galybin and Anastasia Galybin sliding along. Picture: Matt Jelonek d455659

WHITE winters might not be geographically possible in Perth, but locals can enjoy something almost as good as the real thing at the Esplanade Reserve’s Winter Festival.

Launching on Friday, the festival has everything needed to enjoy a traditional northern hemisphere white winter, including an open air ice rink with falling snow, a two-storey marquee with a pop-up bar, ice-toboggan sliding, a pop-up inflatable slide, giant inflatable tubes as well as DJs, bands and family entertainment.

Students from The Quintilian School were the first to try the attractions on Friday morning, giving it the tick of approval.

Fremantle BID company director and National Hotel managing director Karl Bullers said he was proud to be a part of the festival for the second time.

“It’s great to see activities that are really bringing life to Fremantle in the winter months and it’s been exciting watching Winter Festival grow bigger and better,” he said.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the festival had a great family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of entertainment, outdoor fun and local Fremantle cuisine, transforming the park into a great experience for locals and visitors.

The Winter Festival is on at the Esplanade Reserve until July 17.