Slideapalooza Review 2019
This January the stunning Sirromet Winery is once again hosting Slidapalooza over two jam-packed weekends. Come and see the lawn transformed into a field of fun with a maze of epic slides in every which direction with something for everyone. There’s a real buzz in the air, it’s excitement plus! There’ll be hours of slipping and sliding fun for the whole family.
There are so many options to get the adrenaline pumping, you won’t know where to start!
Probably the most popular slide of the day, the Single Lane Slides are an epic 200 meters long. Staring high up on the hill, each lane is 2m wide and entirely inflated. A family that slides together, stays together right? The Single Lane Slide has a designated double lane slide so you can slide together, crash together, then run back up to do it all again together. Inflatables are optional on this slide, however, we found its much more enjoyable to have one with you. Height requirements mean your Brisbane Kid needs to be 110cm tall to slide alone.
Next up is the Slip N Slide. With 12 lanes ranging from 150m to 200m in length, this is no ordinary slip and slide! Expect the competitive nature to come out as siblings, parents and friends race to see who makes it to the end first. What’s your tactic? Try to perfect your launching skills, do you get a run up, or simply dive? Inflatables are required to use the slip and slide, and riders need to be 110cm tall to slip and slide alone.
Sky High Slides
Living up to its name the Sky High Slides have four lanes which are 15 meters tall! When you launch down the runway, you’ll be excused for making a bit of noise! It’s quite a ride. Inflatables are not permitted on this slide, and those brave enough to line up need to be at least 120cm tall.
Not to leave the smallest of the family out, there is the Kids Zone. A miniature version of the Sky High Slide and other smaller water slides are in a separate designated area. The maximum height for children entering this area is 120cm, however, adults can accompany their children. Inflatables are permitted on some of the slides, however not the mini Sky High Slide. Little ones are permitted to ride with their parents in assigned lanes of the Single Lane Slides, and the Slip N Slide.
So sliding isn’t really your thing? That’s OK, there’s no reason to miss out. Spectators can freely wander the event, keeping an eye on the action without getting wet.
On the day, what to bring and how to prepare
On the day it’s recommended you arrive approximately an hour before your session as visitors need to swap tickets for wrist bands.
- You’ll need identification to swap your wrist bands.
- Being an outdoor event, sun safety is paramount. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and slide before you ride.
- Ensure to pack your sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and sun protective swimwear.
- Some slides require an inflatable, and you’re welcome to bring your own or you can buy one there. If you do bring your own, you’ll need to inflate them before you arrive and they need to be less than one meter in width.
- Change facilities are not available but if you need to change clothing, there are toilets available.
It’s recommended you leave all valuables at home as you’ll be too busy enjoying yourself to keep an eye on things. If you do need to bring certain items there are a limited number of lockers in the cloakroom available that cost $7 to hire.
If you do forget to bring an essential item, such as a towel or inflatable these are available for purchase. However, the event is cashless, meaning you’ll need to put credit onto your account. This can be done when you purchase your tickets, online after the tickets have been purchased, or on the day. All unused credit will be refunded after the festival has finished. Food is available for purchase from a handful of food trucks.
Plenty of parking is available on site, just drive through the main gates and follow directions. All forms of payment are accepted, including purchasing online. Parking is $5 per car for all day parking. The car park is in a field, however, there is a separate area for those displaying a disability placard
Cost and Dates
Slideapalooza will run for two weekends, from the 18th to 20th January and 25th to 27th January 2019. The festival opens from 8am with varying session times until the close at 6:15 pm. Each session time is 2 hours and it’s best to check these times and availability on their website https://slideapalooza.com Tickets are cheaper online and popular session times may fill up, so best book in advance. You can also purchase credit to your account for use on the day.
Adults (18+) $47 Kids (5-17 Years) $34 Mini (0-4 Years) FREE Spectators $15
For more information visit https://slideapalooza.com/locations/brisbane/
Sirromet Winery is located at 850-938 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton.
This post is in partnership with Slideapalooza who has worked in partnerships with Brisbane Kids to promote their family-friendly event. Slideapalooza gifted our writer free tickets to attend the event.