Resist the urge to stay in your warm bed, snuggled up with a cup of tea and your laptop this winter and get out and enjoy everything your city has to offer! You won't have to go very far as St George has a bunch of fun and nourishing activities to occupy your time and keep you warm.
FOODIES & FARMERS MARKET (Ramsgate)
Get up a little early next Saturday, put on a warm coat and pick yourself up some fresh produce taken directly from the farm to your kitchen. The Ramsgate local is a gastronomic delight, with small organically farmed wildflower honey, fresh, oven-baked bread, crunchy vegetables and even raw desserts available. With rotating food truck style stalls offering up crispy vegetable spuritos (rice paper roll burritos), crunchy churros and gourmet hotdogs, the choices are endless. Fresh food is good for the soul and so is fresh air and you'll feel all the better for it.
Price: Free entry
Location: 33 Florence Street, Ramsgate NSW 2217
HURSTVILLE MUSEUM & GALLERY (Hurstville)
Don't like the idea of waking up early? The slow paced, easy going nature of gallery viewing may be more up your alley! Head to the quaint cottage-like building that is home to Hurstville Museum & Gallery. Featuring an award winning permanent exhibition of St George stories, the works explore identity through place and culture, tracing the development of the region. The Dragon's Lair component of Hurstville features local artworks and art pieces from community groups that change on a monthly basis.
Price: Free admission
Location: 14 Macmahon Street, Hurstville NSW 2220
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SANS SOUCI LEISURE CENTRE (Sans Souci)
Heat = happiness, a foolproof equation for the deep, dark depths of winter. So where, I hear you say, does a swimming pool come into this? With warm water of course! Head to Sans Souci Leisure Centre for a day of swimmingly good fun. Dive into the heated outdoor pool and get your blood pumping as you achieve your exercise quota for the day. It's the perfect place to take the family for some active, winter fun.
Price: $6.20 adult | $5 child
Location: 521 Rocky Point Road, Sans Souci NSW 2219
BRIGHTON-LE-SANDS BOARDWALK (Brighton-Le-Sands)
You know what really inspires exercise in the midst of winter? The promise of a soul-warming cup of coffee at the end. So grab your friends or drag your partner out of bed and get your winter's morning started with a brisk walk along Brighton-Le-Sands boardwalk. Enjoy the scenic ocean views, remembering to stop and take stock of the beautiful world we live within. Take a rest break at one of the boardwalk cafes or stop in at Bay Street for a drop of Babel's house-roasted brew.
Location: The Grand Parade, Brighton-Le-Sands NSW 2216
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ST GEORGE POTTERS ASSOCIATION (Arncliffe)
Did someone say Ghost? Get ready to get your Demi Moore or Patrick Swayze on this winter at the St George Potters Association. While the Arncliffe venue is home to a stream of regular potterers, it also offers a whole host of classes well suited to beginners. Here, you'll learn how to wield and workshop clay, glaze items, kiln your works and design your pieces. Regular classes run Monday to Thursday, but workshops and community classes run regularly, so be sure look out for dates.
Location: 2 Edward Street, Arncliffe NSW 2205
HURSTVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE (Hurstville)
The Hurstville Entertainment Centre is a great place to spend a chilly winter's night. Get your friends together and head to the auditorium for a comedy show or a theatre production. Spend a night engaging your mind or laughing yourself into hysterics. The venue is also home to an intimate cinema that puts on regular screenings of foreign and art films. Go on and check it out!
Location: 16 Macmahon Street, Hurstville NSW 2220
What are you favourite activies when the weather turns wild and woolly? Share them with your neighbours in the comment section below!