Missing summer? Be like Elsa and let it go! We may be approaching the part of the year where it’s tempting to simply hibernate under your blanket all day, but you don’t have to turn into a hermit just because it’s cold outside. Here are some awesome indoor activities to get you off the couch and having a blast.
A big old ice rink with plenty of space to fall flat on your face? Sounds awesome to us! Ice skating is the quintessential cool-weather activity, and Ice Zoo holds regular public skating sessions and learn-to-skate classes for all ages. There’s also ice fitness classes, ice hockey lessons, a cafe and a licensed bar, as well as live DJ nights with fantastic light shows. Better yet, it won’t seem quite as cold outside by the time you’re finished!
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Remember the joy of bouncing away on your backyard trampoline as a kid? Well, you can relive it all at Sky Zone! This sprawling complex of springiness features more than 100 interconnected trampolines, which let you quite literally bounce off the walls. The dodgeball sessions here are super fun, and if you want to get healthy there are a range of Skyfit fitness classes to choose from. It’s perfect if you like to jump around and jump around, and then possibly jump up, jump up, and get down.
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Everyone loves a bit of a splash around, but it’s not always appealing to head down to the beach when the skies are grey and the wind is blowing a gale. Luckily, you can still have a swim at the Cook and Phillip pool. It’s one of Sydney’s best, boasting eight lanes and 50 meters of heated indoor swimming space. There’s also a heated leisure pool with its own wave machine! The programs here include swim schools, swim squads, and aqua aerobics.
“The pool is massive and I am the WORST swimmer you’ll ever see. If I were a merman, I’d be half man half prawn or something pitiful. Anyway, the pool is awesome and aside from the budgy smugglers dangling about like a weird Salvador Dali painting of many Tony Abbotts, it’s actually really clean and well managed. The lanes are wide and split well between fast slow and mediums. Wonderful.” – KeipetJuanHunnit
Indoor Rock Climbing
Climb Fit is Sydney’s biggest indoor rock climbing centre, with over 200 set climbing routes to get stuck into (but hopefully not stuck on). Challenge are available for climbers of all levels of experience and expertise, whether you can scale Everest in your sleep or you’ve never even looked at a climbing wall before. The instructors are great, and they’ll make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.
“A well-organised and fun place to keep fit. Good equipment and lots of attention to safety. Also great for children’s birthday parties.” – MustangSally
Ever watched Step Up and wished it was you dancing with Channing Tatum? We certainly have. But honestly, even if you never manage to cut a rug with the Magic Mike, you can still enjoy learning to dance. Especially if you do it at Crossover Dance Studios. The teachers there are awesome, and specialise in street dance, with lessons in breaking, urban, hip hop, house and various other styles. The place has three large studios, complete with spring wood safety floors to ensure you don’t hurt yourself.
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