Snow Time in the Garden kicks off at Hunter Valley Gardens for 2019

There was plenty of fun had at the opening day of Snow Time in the Garden at Hunter Valley Gardens on June 29.

The winter wonderland event runs until Sunday, July 21.

The gardens play host to a range of magical winter activities including ice skating, tobogganing and snowman building.

Plus, new this year there's a walk-through snow cave to explore and even falling "snow" several times a day.

The gardens' four incredible rides, including the Venetian carousel,25m ferris wheel, swing chair and giant slide are available for the thrillseekers throughout Snow Time.

Plus, there is winter beverages and hearty winter fare on sale to help keep you toasty and warm.

The annual spectacle takes a massive effort - 1200 hours are needed to set up the ice rink, toboggan and snow play zones, while 22,680 metres of piping exists under the rink.

Tickets are $34 for adult (16 years plus), $25 for kids (4-15) and $27 for seniors. Family passes are available. See huntervalleygardens.com.au/event/snow-time-garden for details.