26 June - 11 July 

image of two storey carousel

The Winter Playground is open daily from 9am- 9pm, sits in the centre of downtown Bathurst and is home to the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink, the two-storey carousel, giant ferris wheel and all the wonder that the Bathurst Winter Festival has to offer. 

Tickets to the carousel and ferris wheel and other carnival rides ($5 per person per ride) can be purchased in the Winter Playground at the main ticket stall during the festival.

COVID Update 26 June

Please note, per the announced changes, from 6pm the following mask regulation applies:
Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces, and at organised outdoor events: as an organised outdoor event, this includes Armada Opening Night and the Winter Playground event area.

For a full list of restrictions, including face mask regulations including exemptions, now in effect for regional NSW please check the NSW Health website: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
Details of NSW Government's press release can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/covid-19-restrictions-extended-nsw

Please see our COVID information page for more festival COVID details. 

Dine & Discover Vouchers

Dine & Discover Vouchers can be used when purchasing the family ride tickets (two-storey carousel and giant Ferris wheel) from the Winter Playground ticket booth. Please note, Dine & Discover Vouchers cannot be used for ice skating as this owning company is a Victorian-owned  firm and as such not an eligible business.

Where: Bathurst town centre - Church Lane to Russell Street between William St and George St, including King's Parade
When: 26 June - 11 July 
Cost: Free to enter. Family carnival ride tickets sold onsite during festival. Ice skating tickets on sale online and in the ice rink during the festival.