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Discover 10 fun activities to spice up your winter experience.

Live in Perth
27th May 2024 StudyPerth
Live in Perth
27th May 2024 StudyPerth

Winter is fast approaching, and even though the days are shorter and the nights cooler, Perth's winter charm is undeniable. And for students, it's an especially great time to explore all the city has to offer. With budget-friendly options like bustling markets, art galleries, and free line dancing lessons, you can easily fill you days without breaking the bank. Plus, with world-class universities and a vibrant student community, Perth provides an enriching environment for learning and growth, no matter the season. So rug up, head out, and make unforgettable memories in Perth this winter! 


1. Scarborough Sunset Markets (Winter Edition)

The famous Sunset Markets aren't stopped by the cold weather! Running every Saturday afternoon (3-8pm) from now until 26th October, be sure to visit and indulge in delicious street food and soak in the lively atmosphere as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. 



2. Go Ice Skating

Embrace the winter spirit and hit the ice at Cockburn Ice Arena (entry: $25 with skates) or Perth Ice Arena in Malaga (entry: $23 with skates for students). Whether you're a seasoned skater or a novice, gliding across the ice is a delightful way to embrace the chill and have fun with friends. 

3. Visit AQWA (Aquarium of Western Australia)

Escape the cold and immerse yourself in the mesmerising underwater world at AQWA. With its vast array of marine life, including sharks, stingrays, and colourful fish, it's a fascinating journey beneath the sea that's sure to captivate visitors of all ages. The entry fee for students is $26 (with valid student ID). 

4. Line Dancing Classes at Honky Tonk

Put on your dancing shoes and head to Honky Tonk in Fremantle for a lively evening of line dancing. Classes run every Wednesday, with free entry from 6pm, and class kicking off at 7.30pm. Stick around after class for some toe-tapping live music and enjoy a $25 burger & beverage deal. Click here for more information. 

5. Lightscape at Kings Park

Lightscape has returned to Kings Park with a reimagined trail packed with brand new installations. Marvel at the stunning light displays throughout the park, wander through illuminated pathways and embrace the wonder of winter nights in this urban oasis. Click here to book your tickets, with sessions running from Wednesday to Sunday evenings from 7th June to 28th July. 



6. Antique Shopping in Guildford

Delve into the past and explore the charming antique shops on James Street in Guildford. From vintage treasures to unique finds, it's a delightfully nostalgic experience that's perfect for a leisurely winter day. Guildford is also home to many cosy cafes - warm up your day with a delicious cup of coffee or hot chocolate. 

7. Visit BOUNCE Inc.

Release your inner child and bounce to your heart's content at BOUNCE Inc. With its trampoline parks offering a range of exhilarating activities, it's the perfect way to inject some high-flying fun into your winter days. Bounce has three venues across Perth, in Cannington, Osborne Park, and Joondalup. Student prices range from $15.50 to $23.50, depending on day and location. Make sure to book in advance to save a few dollars, and don't forget your student ID! 

8. Explore Art Galleries

Warm your soul with a visit to one of Perth's renowned art galleries, such as AGWA (Art Gallery or Western Australia) or PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art). Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art, discover local talent, and let creativity inspire you on a cold winter's day. And for an added treat, both venues boat a vibrant bar where you can savour a comforting cup of mulled wine after your enriching artistic journey.



9. Go Indoor Rock Climbing or Bouldering

Get active and challenge yourself with some indoor rock climbing or bouldering. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned climber, there are plenty of options for all levels. Check out Portside Boulders, located in Osborne Park, O'Connor, and Willetton. Entry for students is $20, don't forget your valid student ID. 

10. Weekend Markets

Browse through the bustling weekend markets, such as Fremantle Markets, or search for a bargain at the various flea markets and swap meets around Perth, like the ones in Melville, Kardinya, and Belmont. Every market is unique - you never know what you'll walk away with.