It's the time of year again, July School holidays can be some of the toughest to manage.
It's cold, dark and trying to keep the entire family happy can often end up being more full on than your day job.
Which is why parents, kids and that big kid that lives on inside all of us is rejoicing this week - following the announcement of the return of Parramatta's much loved Winterlight festival.
This year, the festival includes Sydney's biggest open-air ice skating rink, and if that's not enough it will also offer Sydney’s only ice slide, a dedicated kid’s rink, a brand new snow play area, and an illuminated ferris wheel known as The Dream Wheel.
And it's not just kids who are getting excited.
There are also at least two themed nights that people of all ages can take part in, including a Onesie Night and a dedicated Date Night.
For a whole bunch more exciting information check out the website here.
The festival is open from Monday to Thursday, 11am till 10pm + Friday to Sunday 10am till 11pm.