Our beautiful harbourside city shines in the sun in more ways than one, but it’s been one wet summer so far! So, what can you do when the clouds come rolling in? We’ve put together our favourite rainy day activities in Sydney so you’ll have things to do no matter what the weather forecast predicts.
Rainy days don’t have to be boring and let’s face it; there are plenty more rainy days to come this summer. But, instead of glueing yourself to the TV screen when the sky starts falling, why not get out and about? So, whip out your umbrella and keep reading to discover the best things to do in Sydney on a rainy day.
1. Get your skates on
Slip and slide into Macquarie Ice Rink and skate the night (or day) away. Whether you’ve never ice skated before or you’re a seasoned pro, this is a large rink with space for everyone from all skill levels.
Ice skating is fairly easy to learn and is the perfect way to while away a rainy afternoon. The best part? It’s also a good workout! Stay for a well-deserved bite to eat afterwards.
The details: Macquarie Ice Rink is located in Macquarie Shopping Centre in North Ryde, just 30 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. Check the rink’s session times on the website.
2. Try indoor skydiving
When it comes to rainy day activities in Sydney, nothing comes to mind that could truly take our breath away – except this. iFly in Sydney is an indoor skydiving centre located in Sydney’s west, and it’s sure to take the air right out of your lungs! Far less scary than skydiving outdoors yet exhilarating enough to get your heart racing, this strange experience is sure to thrill you. It’s also safe and perfect for those of all ages.
The details: iFly is located in Penrith in Sydney’s west, near the Panthers Entertainment Complex. Book a session on the iFly website.
3. Sculpt and sip
Painting and wine are so 2019. Instead, why not try sculpting and sipping at Sip and Sculpt in Sydney’s CBD. Sculpt from a photo or attend a workshop with a partner or friend and sculpt each other’s faces. There’s a drink on arrival but the classes are also BYO, so you can sip a drink while you get your creative juices flowing.
If you’d rather try this at home, Class Bento also offer several online classes where you’ll receive an at-home kit prior to the class. There are plenty of sculpting classes to choose from!
The details: Choose your class and session date in May 2022 either at Bustle Studios or San Telmo Studio in Chippendale, right in Sydney’s city centre.
4. See a magic show
Who said rainy day activities in Sydney couldn’t be just as magical as a bright, sunny summer’s day? Wonder at the mysteries of magic at a world-class magic show in Sydney and see The Gentleman Magician. Be enchanted by captivating magic tricks and mesmerising stories while you sip champagne and nibble on canapes.
The details: The Gentleman Magician’s Magical Soirée is held every Friday and Saturday night in Circular Quay right in Sydney’s CBD but you can pre-book your tickets in advance.
5. Experience burlesque comedy
Looking for dinner with a twist? Shelter from the rain in one of the best ways we know how; with a burlesque comedy cabaret show! The Burlesque Comedy Cabaret show at the Bamboozle Room will truly make a night to remember.
Enjoy cocktails and a delicious dinner all while enjoying the show. Performers combine elements of burlesque, comedy and cabaret all in one night. It’s perfect for a date night with a twist, a hen’s party, a birthday or just a rainy night out.
The details: The Burlesque Comedy Cabaret Show is held in Potts Point in Sydney’s CBD. Shows sell out so we recommend pre-booking using the event website.
Sydney is a beautiful city, but it isn’t just great for the outdoors. It’s truly a wonderful city with plenty of bars, restaurants, and a thriving arts scene. But if you’re isolating you’re bound to get bored, no matter where you are! If you’re in isolation or would rather just stay home, check out these fun indoor games to play as you while the hours away.
Got any suggestions for rainy day activities in Sydney? Let us know what we’re missing. Or, for more things to do in Sydney, check out more of our local insights here.