This month in Sydney, we’re seeing everyone take a breather and slow down to prepare for the new year. Head over to the flower markets, or some free beach yoga and you’ll be refreshed and relaxed for twenty nineteen.
Here are 10 free things to do in Sydney this month.
Adventure 'Trek' Training
Feeling the need to shed off those unwanted Christmas kilos? This session is held every Monday night and is a trek around the gorgeous Spit to Manly trail. Hit up your mates and put on your runners for a good sunset spin around the coast.
When: Every Monday, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Clontarf Beach (next to the Kiosk), Clontarf
This is technically free because you’ll just have to enter in before 9pm. But with straight bangers playing all night, you won’t mind being fashionably early. From the legends that owned Bar 100, The Rawson is heading up this epic summer event every Friday night.
When: Every Friday, 8-2am
Where: 100 George St, The Rocks
Every Sunday, grab your mates and drive up to Newport for a free session of meditation to let the previous week’s worries wash over you. Bring your swimmers for a quick dip after and you’ll feel reborn.
When: Every Sunday 9:30-10:30am
Where: Newport Community Centre, Newport
Kings Cross Flower Market
Every Sunday, head into the cross and be greeted by rows and rows of plants and flowers that’ll have your senses tingling. These legends have also brought out an organic food market right next door, so no need to peruse while hangry. For more details, head here.
When: Every Sunday, 9:30-2:30pm
Where: Fitzroy Gardens, Potts Point
If you’re a self-professed foodie, you’ll need to get your butt down to the Canterbury markets. Watch horse races while snacking on some delicious eats from any of tthirty-pluslus food stalls. With a free petting zoo, your kidult heart will burst. For more info, check this out.
When: Friday 4 and Friday 18 January, 5-10pm
Where: King St, Canterbury
Stretch And Strawkle
Lululemon are absolute gems for setting up a free yoga class, followed by a quick scuba to pick up rubbish from the ocean floor. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll know about the straw epidemic. So, this is your way to help out the community. Jump over here to get the details.
When: Saturday 12 January, 7:50-10:30am
Where: Manly Art Gallery & Manly Cove, Manly
Ever thought about changing professions? Or even just picking up a new hobby? This month you’ll get to trial a few trades like cookery, coffee and cupcake decoration. If we get to ‘sample’ our work, then sign us up.
When: Saturday 12 January, 9-1:30pm
Where: William Angliss Institute, Alexandria
Learn how to create cannolis and crostatas at this Euroquip pastry masterclass. Where Michelin star chef Giuseppe Amato will show you the tips and tricks through an interactive session. Register here to save your spot now.
When: Monday 14 January, 10-2pm
Where: Euroquip Catering Equipment, Padstow
Dive In Movies Moana
In true Disney spirit, the heroes at Merrylands Swimming Centre are showing the water flick Moana outside in their pool. With lots of noodles and inflatables available you’ll be floating along while singing along to the tunes. Don’t worry, they have pool chairs for those of you who don’t want to wet your hair. To register, click here.
When: Saturday 19 January, 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Merrylands Swimming Centre, Merrylands
Goal Setting Workshop
We all make resolutions and goals for the new year, but most of us never go through with any of them. So now we’ve got the event that’ll force you to choose the right goal for 2019. Join the guiding speakers and then hit the beach for a nightly swim sesh.
When: Wednesday 23 January, 6-8pm
Where: Bondi Beach, Bondi
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Image credit: Ahmed Syed