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Kid stuff to do at Thredbo?

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Mils, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Mils

    Mils One of Us

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    Is there much in the way of kid stuff to do at Thredbo?

    (ages 4 and 6)

    Perisher has its kids club and ski lessons, plus their toboggan section, does thredbo have anything equivalent?

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    Thredboland at Friday Flat
     
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    Lots more to do at Thredbo for the kids.

    Both have ski schools for the kids. I think Thredbo does that part a lot better than PB, at least based on the reaction of our daughter to having been in both. If you're there midweek they also have crazy hat day and a flare run (with battery-powered flares, of course) for the kids.

    At Thredbo you can feed the ducks, take them to the playground, watch them put the chairs away for the night on Kosi express or gunbarrel, ride on the big red bus (or the little white one), use the swimming pool or the climbing wall, play with the metal animals and generally hang out in the village.

    We stopped going to Perisher because kids plus luggage plus skitube on a busy day is really no fun at all when you can drive almost to your door in Thredbo.
     
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    You just can't compare the 2 from a kids perspective.

    My 6yo visits Perisher, she has only ever had it in small doses and even still says the only good thing there is tube town.

    Many people raise families in Thredbo, impossible to do in P. even if it was allowed.

    Liesure Center!!!!!! pool, mission inflatable, water slide.

    Toboggan slide - not snow, a metal track for some time the longest in Aust.

    Lots of activities to share with the kids and lots of other kids for them to play with.

    Wildlife, some tame.
     
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    Thredbo is great for the kids on non-ski days. The AIS pool/waterslide/inflatable course is a huge bonus - kids will happily spend hours in there. Thredboland€ animals, real animals (wombats crusing around Friday Flat and the village green/river), sealed roads (instead of slush covered dirt), plus family friendly bars and restaurants make it a much better option than Perisher when the weathers crap.
     
  8. Mils

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    very interesting!

    Metal animals?

    Is jindebyne the best place to stay for thredbo? (Other than thredbo itself which would be prohibitively expensive)
     
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    The added expense of staying in Thredbo is SO WORTH IT!!!!

    40km uphill then 40km back at inflated fuel prices is one offset.
    The grief of sitting in damp or wet and no doubt smelly clothing, in a car at the end of the day Vs being caught in a bar still in your ski gear (or freshly groomed & showered) - it's a choice...
     
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    If you get a Thredbo Card and stay at the Alpine Hotel you get 15% of the accomodation as well as lower priced lift tickets.
    Its a good deal IMO, its what we do, smack bang in town and just a walk across the bridge to Valley Terminal
    Dinner at the pub isn't bad and not too exy either for a family.
     
  12. Piste Again

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    Second that. Once you've done it once you won't stay at Jindy ever again.
     
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  14. Mils

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    indeed snow. [​IMG] Tis a very nice and helpful community.

    Thanks to you all for your help in helping to create my snow addiction [​IMG]
     
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    Tredbpo over perisher im only young and have done both preferd being a lil milo munchkin at thredbo over perisher plus if u stay in thredb its soo much easier because u can pretty much walk out and go skiing than having to load up a car and waste all that petrol!!!
     
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    spelling and grammar headache reading that, but yes i enjoyed thredboland when i was young.
     
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    my bad D-Dog wasnt paying much attention to what i was typing!!.
     
  18. Piste Again

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    Spelling and punctuation are the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
     
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    i know this i am not dumb i jsut was using my internet slang not my peoper english !!!
     
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    Do you have "peoper english"?
     
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  21. hpsauce

    hpsauce A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Camping about 8k out of town costs $0 per night. Recently saw a family there with kids approx 6 yrs, 4 years and 6 months! In a caravan though.
    5 star accom there
     
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  22. Piste Again

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    A friend of mine camped out near Thredbo a couple of seasons ago. Not sure where as I'm not exactly into snow camping, but it was a long stagger home at midnight. One windy night they arrived to find their tent half blown away and snow right through all their stuff.

    Probably not the ideal way to get the kids enthused for the snow...