The Winter Village FAQ
+ Is ice skating included with my igloo booking?
No, ice skating can be purchased separately. You can book your ice skating HERE
+ Can I book an igloo & ice skating together?
Igloo packages and ice-skating sessions need to be booked separately. We recommend booking your ice-skating session in a time slot prior to your igloo booking to ensure you are permitted onto the rink. We do not allow customers affected by alcohol onto the rink.
+ How long is my igloo booking for?
Most bookings are for 2 hours. The last session of each day is either 2.5 hours or 3 hours, depending on the booking date. The duration will be confirmed in your confirmation email once the booking has been finalised.
+ How many people can fit in one igloo?
A maximum of 8 people can fit in each igloo.
+ Is there a minimum booking requirement for the igloos?
We have igloos set up for 2 people through to 8 people. We have limited number of igloos available for groups of 2, so if the date looks full give our friendly team a call on 03 9810 0045 and they can advise the next available session time.
+ Can I order more food & drinks while I’m in the igloos?
Absolutely! Menus will be provided in the igloos, and our friendly hosts will circulate to service the igloos. Otherwise, you are welcome to order at the bar.
+ How much does it cost to attend The Winter Village?
Entry is free. Ice skating sessions & Igloo packages can be purchased on the day, however to ensure you secure your preferred date/time online bookings are highly recommended.
+ How long is each skating session?
Each session is 45 minutes. They occur on the hour, with the final 15 minutes allocated to cleaning the ice ready for the next session.
+ Can I book a double ice-skating session?
Each session starts on the hour, sessions are 45 minutes followed by a 15-minute interval which we use to maintain the ice. You can book two sessions however you will need to vacate the ice for 15 minutes in between the sessions.
+ What if it rains during my skating session?
By puchasing an Ice Skating ticket you acknowledge that it is weather dependant. Inclement weather will cause the ice skating rink to close. More than a light drizzle will prompt staff to ask all patrons on the ice rink to vacate. If the session lasts less than 25mins, patrons will be welcome to reschedule to another session. Any sessions scheduled to start during inclement weather will not progress and all patrons will be welcome to reschedule to another session. Refunds will not be issued due to weather.
+ Is this event child-friendly? Do they have to leave the event at a certain time?
The Winter Village is a child-friendly event however all minors must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children and underage guests do not need to leave the event by a certain time, however we require minors to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times whilst at the event.
+ Is there a minimum age limit on ice skating?
2 years of age. Children between the ages of 2 – 5 are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian on the rink at all times during the skating session. All children are required to wear a helmet on the ice, and skating aids are available should you require.
+ Are children allowed in the igloos?
Yes! It is a perfect spot for a family or group day out. We have children’s packages available in the igloo starting at $19pp. NOTE the igloos only fit 8 people, so children do need to be on a package in the igloos. Should you not want to confirm children on a package, you are welcome to dine with us in our mega igloo which offers the same food and beverage options
+ Can I bring my dog to the event?
Whilst we love animals, The Winter Village is an animal free zone. This is of course excluding support animals.
+ Are igloos accessible for prams, walking aids and wheelchairs?
One of our igloos has been set up for accessibility. Please call our team on 03 9810 0045 if you would like to book. Should you have prams, we recommend parking these out the front of your igloo and utilising the couches armchairs for your group.
+ I have some dietary requirements; do you cater for me?
We offer a range of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options across our menu. Please note, items are prepared in a shared environment, so we cannot 100% guarantee no trace elements. The activation is also nut free to ensure no contamination.
+ What payment options are available at the event?
The Winter Village is a cashless event; we accept all major credit cards.