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13 Things To Do In Perth This Winter To Take Your Blues Away

By Holly Nicholls
13th Aug 2017

Is it just us or has Perth winter never felt this cold and long? Far out Brussel sprout, our pasty skin and couch potato attitude cannot handle any more boring midweek nights. That’s why we’ve taken things into our own hands and uncovered the best activities, events and hobbies going on around town this winter. BRB Bachie, we’ve found something better.

Here are 13 things to do in Perth this winter to take your blues away. 

Fire It Up At The Cooking Professor

Mount Hawthorn

Whatever your flavour, Riki from The Cooking Professor has got you covered. Throughout winter, think Singapore & Malay Cuisine, Spanish Tapas, Jerusalem Street Food, Sausage making and so many more, it’s an indecisive person’s (tasty) nightmare.

Parlez En Français Au Alliance Française


You can’t go wrong with the biggest French teaching association in the world and what better way to pump up your calendar than learning a language. Alliance Française prides themselves on their learning experience and immersing students in the language and culture so expect homework!

Take Part In The Strange Company Book Club


We’re super into Strange Company’s winter creation, Strange Editions. On the last Monday of each month, sit down with a Freo based author and the books editor of The West Australian and chat about the book of the month over a vino. Does it get any better?

Get Drinking And Painting With Cabernet And Canvas

Various Locations

Fancy channelling your inner Monet or Van Gogh over a glass of red? So does the team at Cabernet and Canvas. Run out of various bars and pubs in Perth—it’s a freakin’ match made in heaven for mid-week adulthood activities.

Learn The Cosy Skills At Calico & Ivy

Mosman Park

Knitting, quilting and sewing are the perfect winter hobbies and Calico & Ivy on Glyde Street is where it’s at. Step inside and you'll immediately feel warm and cosy, so nestle among the fabrics and get crafty!

Learn The Secrets Of Your Smart Phone At Photoh

Forrest Chase

Guys, apparently there’s more to our iPhones than the Valencia filter and hands free mode. The team at Photoh share all the secrets to ensuring the perfect selfie and uncovering all that your phone can actually do. You’ll wander through the streets of the city as your Instagram likes go up and up and up.

Get Involved With The Raw Kitchen Workshops


Offering loads of workshops like yoga, raw treats, kombucha, soap, baked goods and natural remedies, The Raw Kitchen has got you covered for a winter of wholesome, plant based living. The hard part will be not spending all your money in their lovely little store afterwards!

Get Your Pottery On At Winterwares


Once a month you can mindfully make and create in the gorgeous sunlit Freo studio that is Winterwares. Get your hands dirty before tucking into a locally sourced lunch as you glaze over your homemade creations (pun definitely intended).

Wander Among The Artists At Perth Upmarket

UWA Crawley

Brides: your time to shine is August 26. Everybody else: September 17. Free entry lends itself to big crowds so get in early to marvel at the bespoke ceramics, clothes, textiles, bakers, candles and a whole lot more. Get all the info here.

Learn The Art Of Meditation At Exhale Mindfulness

West Perth

With daily classes and monthly workshops, this is the ultimate quiet corner to centre yourself. Light, bright and covered in comfort, these 30-minute meditation sessions are one to check out for sure. We swear a lunchtime session will result in the most productive afternoon ever! Even their website has us feeling calm so make sure you book a cushion this winter.

Get Down With Perth Swing Dancing Academy

Various Locations

Pretending you’ve got Ryan Gosling moves at Perth Swing Dancing Academy is kind of unavoidable. Located in Vic Park, Como and Freo, you really have no reason not to give it a go (if only for the fun outfits alone!). The team also does one-on-one lessons if you’re feeling an extra special performance coming on.

Become A Master Of Wine At The School Of Wine

Various Locations

Snobbery-free wine masterclasses sound like your idea of a perfect evening? Us too. With classes in September and October, brush up on your sniffing, swirling, assessing and of course, drinking.  

Point Those Feet At The West Australian Ballet


Don’t worry, you can’t possibly be worse than us so you have nothing to lose. From beginners up, spend a night a week rediscovering your inner Jody Sawyer (if you don't recognise that Centre Stage reference you're dead to us). There's no judgement here and it’s worth branching out for! Get more info here.

Want more? Check out more awesome things to do in Perth.

Image credit: Strange Company

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