The best indoor experiences for a rainy day

by Brittany Wheeler

As we prepare for more wet weather, it’s easy to want to Netflix and chill with your favourite snacks or scroll aimlessly on your phone on the couch, but this shouldn’t be your default. Sure the rainy weather can be unappealing, but there are so many exciting indoor experiences to keep you entertained, connected with loved ones and completely dry! From cooking classes and hearty dining to smash rooms and axe throwing, it’s time to stop waiting around for better weather and live life to the fullest today.

VIC: The ultimate dumpling cooking class

Rainy days and dumplings go together like Batman and Robin, so why not learn to make one of your favourite winter pleasures from scratch? This hands-on cooking class will teach you the secrets of making dough and crafting the perfect dumpling shape every time.

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Kiss my axe, axe throwing, Sydney Alexandria
NSW: Axe throwing session

Spend your next gloomy day trying your hand at axe throwing in Alexandria. This 2-hour session will help you develop your skills before battling it out against your opponents.

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Paint and sip class Byron Bay
QLD: Paint and sip class

Grab a bottle of your favourite vino and matching snacks and prepare yourself for a night of fun and creativity. This 2.5-hour paint and sip class requires no experience – you’ll be taken step by step through the session’s featured artwork by a talented artist. It’s perfect for a girly catch up, date night or just because!

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Escape room Sydney
WA: Escape room experience 

For something unique to do indoors you can’t go past an escape room experience which involves cracking puzzles, solving the crime and breaking free before time runs out!

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Gin blending class South Australia
SA: Barossa gin making experience with 3 course lunch

Prepare to be gin-spired as you become a gin distiller for the day at Durand Distillery. You’ll be guided through the process of concocting your own bespoke gin playing around with a host of botanicals. Afterwards, indulge in a 3-course lunch at the Farm Eatery.

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Smash and splash room experience
VIC: Smash and splash room experience 

Release some anger in the most therapeutic and creative way possible at Melbourne’s smash and splash rooms. Blow off some steam as you smash up random objects with your choice of weapon before hurling colourful paints against the wall to the tunes of your favourite music.

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QLD: Blissful infrared sauna and floatation package

If you’re in need of some ‘me’ time, then this infrared sauna and floatation tank package will be money well spent. Eliminate toxins from your body and restore your health with 30 minutes in an infrared sauna before entering a soundproof tank of epson salts where you’ll drift away for 60 minutes.

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steakhouse restaurant
NSW: 3 course steakhouse dinner with wine

Tired of eating dinner in your trackies and Ugg boots? Make the effort to dress up and turn dinner into a more glamorous affair with a 3-course dinner at Sydney’s Circular Quay. The promise of a delicious meal and no washing up will make braving the rain totally worth it.

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high tea with champagne
SA: High Tea with Champagne 

Pinkies up! Transform a dreary afternoon into one of luxury and indulgence with this high tea with G.H.MUMM champagne. Satiate your tastebuds with a selection of freshly-baked scones, delectable pastries, and gourmet sandwiches. We promise it’s worth getting off the lounge for.

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Jet flight simulator challenge
ACT: Jet flight simulator challenge

Have you always dreamt of being a pilot? Enjoy the opportunity to fulfil your childhood dream in a jet flight simulator. Sit in the captain’s seat alongside a qualified pilot and overcome a variety of obstacles such as poor weather, difficult airports or loss of an engine.

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