Accessibility & Inclusion

Parking

Accessible Parking for Mini Buses & Vans

There are a limited number of allocated accessible parking spots available at St Patrick’s Cathedral for $10 flat rate for larger groups travelling in mini-buses and vans.

To reserve a spot, please contact City of Parramatta’s Major Events team via events@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call 0414 980 693. Bookings are essential.

Accessible Parking for Cars

For all other accessible vehicles, accessible parking is available within close walking distance at the following car parks:

1.

Secure Parking - Entrada Carpark

20 Victoria Road, Parramatta (entry via Ross Street)

Maximum Height: 2.1m

Website: https://www.secureparking.com.au/car-parks/australia/nsw/sydney/entrada

2.

Novotel Sydney Parramatta

350 Church Street, Parramatta

Maximum Height: 2m

Phone: 02 9630 4999

Wheelchair Access

Prince Alfred Square is a flat grassed area and accessible by wheelchair.

Accessible toilets will be available at the Festival site – please refer to the Festival Map

Ice Skating

The Winterlight Ice Skating rink is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users can access the rink in their own wheelchairs and can book for any session. However, if a quieter session with more space is preferred, then we recommended booking a ticket for a morning session on Monday – Thursday.

Riverside Theatre's Winter Film Program

Sunday 9 July

Drop into the Riverside Theatres and watch special screenings of winter favourites including Happy Feet, Everest and Eddie the Eagle.

Rafferty’s Theatre is a wheelchair friendly venue. Please advise box office staff in advance by calling Riverside Theatres box office 02 8839 3399.

Hearing Loop

Please book a hearing loop headset in advance by calling the Riverside Theatres on 02 8839 3399

Tickets can be purchased at www.riversideparramatta.com.au

Light Up St Pat's

30 June - 9 July | 6pm - 10pm

While you’re at Winterlight, be sure to stop by St Patrick’s Cathedral to view the beautiful light animations projecting onto the façade of this significant building. Take a moment to be inspired by the messages of hope and community. Visit www.stpatscathedral.com.au for more information.

Kids Creative Hub

The Kids Creative Hub is a wheelchair friendly space – see below for more details.

Sensory Friendly

All workshops in the Kids Creative Hub are sensory friendly and open to all children. The Hub is open every day from 11am – 6pm with various workshops running during these hours.

The Grass Arts Company will also be running workshops that have been specially designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for children on the autism spectrum or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. These workshops will run from 11am – 1pm, every Monday and Wednesday.

Musical Mayhem!

Using a variety of resources and based on the child’s favourite sounds, create a musical instrument that you can hit, spin or shake and encourage children to make their own music while enjoying the atmosphere of the festival!

Assemblage Art & Trash Can Toybox

Using found objects, create and decorate your assemblage masterpiece however your heart desires.

Using a barrel full of recycled items such as plastic bottle caps, bottles and tins, children will create their own recycled sculptural masterpieces to take home and display.

All workshops have limited places available, so it is recommended that you arrive early to avoid missing out. All workshops are wheelchair friendly.

Quiet Times

The first hour of the event, from 11am – 12pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are dedicated quiet times, where music levels will be lowered and smaller crowds are expected at the event.

Companion Card

Winterlight supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require assistance of a companion or carer on the ice skating rink or amusement rides, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder.

Please contact the Winterlight team directly on ticketing@starsonice.com.au or call 0410 718 310 to assist with your skating booking.

Get In Touch!

We would love your feedback in order to continue improving our access program and services. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on at events@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au if you have any queries or suggestions regarding accessibility at Winterlight.