Best Winter Events In Sydney

Not only is the Emerald City a perfect place to wrap up in the cooler months, but there are also plenty of events to get stuck into. Whether it's private dining igloos, fun-fuelled boozy brunching or hilarious comedy nights kicking off all over town, you certainly won't get bored here. Need a hand deciding? Check out our guide to the best Sydney winter events.

Last edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 17th May 2024

Play A Few Rounds Of Bowling

Although the weather is cooler, why not brave the brrr and play a few rounds at Bondi Bowling Club? Located on Warners Avenue, this cool activity spot is ideal for those of you who fancy getting competitive on the field. If you've worked up an appetite, you can tuck into everything from mushroom arancini to Buffalo wings and sharing platters of dips here.

Enjoy Activities At Rosehill Bowling Club

From poker and mahjong games to bowling a few frames on the lawns, Rosehill Bowling Club has plenty going on this winter. And after all that friendly competition with your family or mates is over? Celebrate your wins and commiserate your losses at the bistro, which is open for lunch and dinner services. Think risotto, T-bone steak and schnitty.

Book Your Own Igloo

Is there a better way to avoid the chilly winter weather than by booking your very own private dining pod? We thought not. So check out four unmissable igloos dotted across the glorious city, which offer punters a unique way to dine or cosy up with loved ones - from Kiama Winter Festival to the gorgeous The Glass Room At Pier One.

Putt Your Golfing Skills To The Test

For some winter fun in Syndey, upgrade your boring ol' plans with Holey Moley in Darlinghurst, where you can work your way around 18 quirky holes. Get ready to take on crazy golf courses, boasting themes including The Ring and Vincent Van Gogh that are perfect for group days out or quirky dates. Thirsty? Head to the bar for bespoke concoctions, alongside hearty meat or plant-based burgers and cheesy pizzas.

Play Arcade Games Until The Sun Sets

After winter date ideas in Sydney? Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is always an ideal venue to spend the cooler days in. This quirky venue is keeping you entertained with indoor activities like arcade machines, dodgems, ten-pin bowling and VR adventures. There's even an American-style diner for afterwards, serving up chicken ranch pizzas, plant-based burgers and cauliflower tacos.

Expand Your Gin Palate

@ Four Pillars Laboratory on Every Saturday

If you're searching for things to do in Surry Hills this winter, Four Pillars Laboratory has a whole range of unique experiences to enjoy. Our recommendation? An in-depth gin masterclass, which will teach you all you need to know about one of Australia's most popular spirits. This experience costs $85 per person, promising a delicious free drink on arrival. Not a gin person? These guys even host a cocktail masterclass as well.

Head To An 80s-Themed Aerobics Class

@ Hiscoes Gym on Every Thursday

Is your winter in Sydney this 2024 a little drab? Then head along to Retrosweat in Surry Hills for a workout session like no other. This freestyle class is all about the 80s, and there are no wrong moves so it's suitable for all abilities and always lots of fun. Expect to tone your body, all while bopping along to tunes from David Bowie and Prince. To top it off? They offer online classes too.

Biennale Of Sydney

After free winter events in Sydney? Taking place from the 9th of March to the 10th of June in 2024, the Biennale Of Sydney is back. Known for being Australia's largest art festival, the exhibition is set to feature 39 talented artists with its vision being 'Ten Thousand Suns'. This experience has no charge to enter, and it's only held once every two years so make sure you don't miss out.