How to Do Date Nights in Winter


Date night often falls by the wayside when you’re a busy, working parent, especially if both parents are working. It can be difficult to muster the enthusiasm on a warm evening – let alone braving the cold in winter, and us Sydneysiders are the worst for it, the slightest drop in temp means we’re in for the month! Chilly weather can be just as magical as a nice summer evening out – so here’s some of our top picks for a romantic, winter evening date.

Ice Skating

This is the ultimate winter date, you can romantically hold hands on the ice, with hot chocolate in tow, and beanies make for the perfect date selfie accessory, and it’s relatively cheap! There’s of course a bunch of ice skating rinks all around Sydney, but for something extra special, Sydney Festival puts together an ice rink in the middle of the city in front of St Mary’s Cathedral, with a special date night every tuesday! It’s happening this winter between June 28th and July 21st, and we promise you it will be a night to remember! Have a read about all of the fun happening around Sydney Festival over on their website.

Theatre Productions

It’s nice to have an excuse to dress up every once in a while, and the theatre is great one. Sydney is lucky, we tend to get every large production that rolls through Australia, and there’s always something on. So, if you can brave the cold, grab your best, most fancy coat, and take a trip to the state theatre, or check out a smaller production somewhere across the city. Our top pick for 2019 would definitely be the Cirque Du Soleil production KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities. You can pick up tickets for that over at Ticketek, but don’t be afraid to search around for something that you and your partner will enjoy!

Wine, Food, More Wine

If you can get away for the weekend, the Hunter Valley is the perfect romantic getaway. Picturesque strolls through wineries and orchards really are great at any time of the year, but until the end of June, the Hunter Valley will be hosting its annual Wine and Food festival. That’s right, a bunch of delicious food and amazing wines, there’s tours, tastings, and plenty to do. It’s pretty much the perfect weekend adventure, and don’t worry about the cold, we’re sure the wine will warm you from the inside out. Check out the festival details here.

Boozy Finger Painting

Finger painting may be something you left behind once you were old enough to hold a paintbrush with accurate precision, but we present to you adult finger painting (not as crude as it sounds). Workshop HQ in Redfern is hosting a BYO boozy finger painting session – so you and your partner can paint each other adorable paintings whilst getting tipsy, and learning a little bit of art theory whilst you’re at it. You’ll be supplied with paint and canvas, and a glass or two of red wine, and all you really have to bring is your inner child as instructed by the teacher of the class Stephen Evans! Nab some tickets from the Workshop HQ website here.

So, if you think you can brave the winter chill, book yourself a Mynder, and have a lovely evening out with that someone special!