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Winter Activities in the Inner West

Cold? Bored? Binge watched all available seasons of House of Cards already? Get up and out of bed because the Inner West has plenty on offer this winter! Whether you're keen to get a little arty, interested in learning how to cook, or just keen to escape cold weather for a little while, we've got you sorted. Here's some of the best entertainment options available for you this winter!


Want to make your day fine and Dendy? Then head to this quirky Newtown cinema and make a day of it! The independent picture theatre presents a range of arty and indie films that will challenge your ideas and engage your imagination. If you feel like a Nordic crime drama might be a little too dark, brighten up your dull winter's day with one of the more mainstream rom-coms on offer. 

Price: $15 - $21

Location: 261-263 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042


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Winter weather got you feeling drained? Get some energy back by taking a dip at Nature Energy's Balmain Bath House. Soak up the warmth in the bubbling spa bath or detox your body and soul with a trip to the steam room & sauna. Finish your trip by enjoying a cup of healing herbal tea as you take some time out in the relaxation room. 

Price: 30 min - $31 | 45 min - $39 | 60 min - $44 

Location: 312 Darling Street, Balmain NSW 2041

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THE CAMELOT (Marrickville)

Cure your winter blues with the sounds of the blues at the Camelot. This jazz hub is a cosy and intimate venue for your late night rendezvous, equipped with dim, 'dive bar' lighting and plush red lounges. Sit back with a glass of red in hand and enjoy the soulful jazz tunes as they're lovingly crooned through the mic. 

Price: See individual events

Location: 19 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204 


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Are you ready to get lost in a riddle? To lose yourself in mystery? Then become a spy for the day at Newtown's Cipher Room. This popular Inner West escape room offers an exciting and challenging real-life adventure for you and your friends. So put down your video game controller and bring together your crew to solve puzzles and find clues that will guide you back to safety. 

Price: Starting at $44 for two people

Location: 640 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042


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Love food? Then this winter activity's perfect for you and your fellow foodies! Pop on your apron and head to local fave, the Grounds of Alexandria, for a cooking class with resident Italian Restaurant group Salts, Meat & Cheeses. Using the highest quality ingredients, learn the simple but beautiful art of pasta making, pizza crafting or meat curing. Trust us, Masterchef won't have anything on you when you're done! 

Price: $80 - $110 approx.

Location: 21 Fountain Street, Alexandria NSW 2015


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BATCH BREWING CO (Marrickville)

Beer bellies are easier to hide under layers of winter clothing, so it's the ideal time of year to be at Batch Brewing Co! Get around the seemingly endless hand-crafted beers on tap, with a rotating range that includes specialties like coconut brown ale, cherry sour ale, oak ale and a lemon dry hopped sour. Hop right to it!

Price: Growler $22 - $30

Location: 44 Sydenham Road, Marrickville NSW 2204


What are you favourite activies when the weather turns wild and woolly? Share them with your neighbours in the comment section below!

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