Two quiet sessions have been set aside at the Winterland festival in Campbelltown so children, young people and adults with a disability can enjoy the ice skating, rides and attractions at their own pace during the July school holidays.
Council has worked with Winterland contractors Joylands and Stars on Ice to provide two free, 90-minute quiet sessions at the ice skating spectacular, with bookings for both events open from lunchtime today.
“We are hosting these two quiet sessions to meet the needs of our community and to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this unique festival during the school holidays,” said Mayor George Brticevic.
“We hosted Winterland for the first time last year and it was extremely popular with our community and we wanted to ensure that everyone could be comfortable to take part this time,” Cr Brticevic said.
“We are conscious of the individual needs of our residents and responding to be inclusive every way we can,” he said.
Winterland is returning to Koshigaya Park for the school holidays bigger than last year and will open from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July.
The quiet sessions will be held 8.30am to 10am Tuesdays 9 July and 16 July and be provided at no cost to people with a disability, their carers and siblings.
Both sessions include a sensory tent and there will be no announcements, flashing lights or music played at each event.
Numbers are limited and people are urged to book online.
Any necessary physical assistance that is required will need to be provided by families, carers or support workers.