Welcome to Snow World… you know we are a family of winter wimps. We come from a world of sunny skies and our winters are mild compared to many of our followers. Our winters are for us, cold and wet and a fairly good reason to hibernate for a couple of months of the year.
Well this year Winter has come to us in the form of SNOW WORLD and we were invited to the launch last week… and we got an understanding of why our wintry followers love winter… We loved it… Now a picture paints a thousand words, so prepare yourself for a picture rich post and we have… A Family Ticket to GiveAway, all the details are at the end of this post.
We arrived to a warm welcome of Glühwein and cookies…
The Alpine Village
Our first stop was at the Alpine village to set the scene, and to have a quick snack supper for the adults and giant hot dogs for the kids. Supper was quick because my kids knew the rides were waiting for them, and a little lingering was never part of their plan.
The Ice Bar
Off the from the Alpine Village is an ice bar (serving drinks for adults), we all had to take a look at the ice sculpture and the furniture made from ice…
Ice Age Animals
Scattered around the event are animals from the Ice Age, a mammoth or two and a sabre toothed tiger, to name a few. If you have a little tremulous person with you, then you can easily avoid them and slip past… but if you have a keen prehistoric lover then they will enjoy them and the fact boards that go along side them.
The Party Fun
There is a party zone, that can be booked for parties and the gang tried it out for you, while they weren’t snowboarding. There was plenty of fun to be had… clowns and mimes, facepainting… and chillaxing…
And let’s be honest a wintry world requires a special kind of ice-cream… Where have we been, welcome to the world of the N2IceCream Lab. Ice cream made with liquid ice-cream… totally totally cool!!!
And Onto The Slides
The Small for Teeny Tots
Next to the snow play area there is a little solid slide of 1.2 m slide that my kids didn’t even glance at, but little people will love. My guys stopped to make a few snow balls and moved on…
This slide is called the radical dipper… and it is fast and furious and fun…
And the downward spiral… this slide is grand in every way, up you go and down you spiral… I thought my kids would never go home… adults and kids were spinning their way down and dashing up again and again and again. There are plenty of helping hands standing alongside… at the top and the bottom to help you launch and to catch you at the finish… you will notice even the lesser spotted father person could not stop himself from joining the fun…
The Snow Box
And finally, the reason why you dress warmly for this event… the Snow Box… Oh My!!! You can join a 20 minutes snowboarding class and do some snowboarding – they have all the gear right there. My gang were happy to fling themselves down the slippery slope again and again and again… and dare I say again. Snow tubing for the win.
The Details and the GiveAway
The show is at GrandWest… you can buy various tickets: the non-rider pass (snow play), the mini-pass (includes snow play and the ice slides), the snow and ice-rider pass (Snow play, the ice slides and the snow tubing), and the snow boarding pass (includes snow play, ice slides, snow tubing and snow boarding, which is not for under 6’s and comes with a 20 min snowboarding lesson). Everything you need to know about SNOW WORLD is up on their website…
This GiveAway works in the usual way, leave a comment, before the end of play on Saturday 14 May, 2016. We will draw and publish the winners in the Fabulous Fun Post after that. I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because we don’t want to be included in our own giveaway. Naturally this GiveAway is open to Cape Town readers, who can easily get to Grand West… but never fear to our World Wide Readers… we have a couple more Give Aways for you all later on in the week.
We would like to thank Hippo Communications and Snow World for inviting us to the fabulous launch and for the GiveAway Tickets. This is not a sponsored post and opinions expressed are entirely our own.