What to Do in the Winter Break
By Sian O’Sullivan
The 6 week break between semesters is a chance for us our residents to unwind, get together with friends and possibly try something new. There is so much to check out around Perth, even when the temperature drops. So this winter break, grab your friends and a warm jumper to head out and explore the city.
Cat Café Purrth
The Cat Café is a Perth experience you don’t want to miss out on. Their visions is to promote animal welfare and human health by providing visitors with a chance to get to know some friendly rescue cats from Cat Haven WA. The café also raises money to help Cat Haven via ticket, beverage and merchandise sales. This winter break is the perfect time to get some friends together and beat the winter blues with some warm, fluffy cats. You can book your tickets on their website here.
An amazing winter festival will take over the Fremantle Esplanade Park during the Winter holidays. You will be able to check out Australia’s largest open-air ice-skating rink, silent discos on the ice, delicious food from the market stalls and even roast marshmallows over a fire pit. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase on their website.
Art Gallery of WA
Over winter the state Art Gallery has plenty of free art exhibits to check out. Whether you’re an art connoisseur or don’t know your Picasso from your Pollock, the gallery is a really fun afternoon. It provides a chance to get in touch with all the diverse stories and talent in WA. You can grab a warm coffee from the gallery cafe, or even a sweet or savoury snack from the pink Pretzel container nearby.
Margaret River Chocolate Company
Who doesn’t like free chocolate? The Margaret River Chocolate Factory can be found in either the Swan Valley (20 minutes from the CBD) or in Margaret River 3 hours’ drive away in the beautiful South West region. Both locations offer free entry and free tastings and you can even watch the chocolate get made. Whether you’d prefer a shorter trip to get your chocolate fix, or want to explore the WA countryside, winter is the perfect time to visit a chocolate factory.