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Don’t Miss This Winter Playground Festival Taking Over To Wetherill Park This Month

By Erin Curtain
12th Jul 2022

Free eats? Check. Live tunes? Check. Community vibes? Check. Stock up on all your winter-warming essentials at Stockland Wetherill Park’s Winter Playground Festival.

This July, rug up and head out to the Stockland Wetherill Park Shopping Centre for food, drinks, music, workshops, and more festival vibes. The Winter Playground will be embracing the chilly side of things from the 30th of June to the 17th of July, rolling out their best local eats, drinks, and most importantly, discounts. 

Dine, play, and soak in the winter wonderland feels at these epic events.

Mulled Wine & Watercolour Workshop

What better way to defrost the mind, body, and soul than by letting your creativity flow with a toasty bevvy in hand? Learn how to paint picturesque winter landscapes as you sip mulled wine at a Watercolour Workshop on July 14th. Not only will you be able to create a masterpiece under the influence of winter’s most iconic drink, but you’ll also be welcomed with a free glass of bubbly on arrival to take the edge off the winter chill. Get in quick and nab your ticket here

Free Food Samples

Yep, you read that right. Wetherill’s iconic Italian restaurant Criniti’s and snack extraordinaire Hoyts will be handing out tasty morsels throughout the fest. Head over at lunchtime on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to sample their crowd-pleasing, traditional Italian flavours. If you’re keen to reconnect with your inner child, show up on select Saturdays for free blue fairy floss samples. What could warm you up more than free comfort food and spun sugar?

Sweet Discounts

In honour of this frosty fest, certain restaurants and the shopping centre itself will offer tempting discounts throughout. Warm up with a bargain weekday lunch at Criniti’s, featuring Italian favourites such as hearty pasta dishes and unbelievable wood-fired pizza. Head to Thai Rock to get 20% off their Fried Whole Barramundi with Green Apple and Mango Salad.

If you’re quick, you can even pick up a free $10 gift card to use throughout the centre just for ordering lunch. They’ll be handing out a total of 145 gift cards daily over the first weekend of the fest to anyone who spends $30+ on lunch, so don’t miss out. For all the details on how to redeem your card, head over here

Live Music & DJs

Live performers and local musicians will be gracing the Winter Playground festival every weekend. On the 14th of July, Karmelan Joudo will be hitting the stage with her Assyrian band for one night only. If you’re into soulful R’n’B fusion, catch live tunes with Aaron each weekend. You’ll also find a line-up of live DJs, belly dancers, drummers, and plenty of kids’ entertainment - from henna to balloon twisting - every single weekend.

Ready to inject some warmth into your winter? Read more here about the food, fun and events happening this July at Whetherill’s Winter Playground.

Image credit: Urban List, Supplied, Criniti's

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