Top 3 things to do on a rainy day in Sydney

After a gorgeous ‘summery’ Spring, our Summer has not been so kind to us. Here are my top 3 things to do in Sydney on a rainy day that you probably won’t find on most rainy day lists. Forget ten-pin bowling, the cinema, or the crowded play centre, wet days don’t have to mean you stop exploring- get out there and really enjoy our city.

Buying custard puffs & sugar cane juice
Buying custard puffs & sugar cane juice in Cabramatta

1. Cultural Food Tour: Forget fish & chips and ice-creams on the beach, when the weather turns foul take the family on a cultural food adventure. My blog about our day in Cabramatta provides a good guide if you are into Vietnamese. Or, if Indian is more your cup of chai head to Harris Park where Wigram Street is Sydney’s Little India. There are more than 20 Indian restaurants in this bustling precinct. Haberfield is great for Italian and Petersham for Portuguese- get out into the suburbs and enjoy!

1016413_10152719898790791_882414622625401498_n2. Get some Culture: While Circular Quay sparkles and shines on a sunny day, there is still plenty to do when it rains.

Check out my post A Day as Tourists in Circular Quay for my experience at the Museum of Contemporary Art but you can also visit Customs House where you will find a giant model of Sydney showcased under the glass of the ground floor, the Justice & Police Museum and the Susannah Place Museum. You can even wander around The Rocks with your umbrellas and check out the great Pop Up art and fashion stores dotted around the small streets and lane ways.


6928018460_e0210f49b7_z3. Undercover Markets: Paddy’s Market & Market City provide hours of entertainment on a wet day. Wander around the market stalls down below selling everything from wigs to handbags to toys and electronics- there really is something for everyone. Upstairs at Market City you can find a great Asian food-court and plenty of factory outlet stores to grab a bargain. If the food court doesn’t grab you, the Marigold Restaurant has great yum cha and it’s just across the road. Our kids love all the activity of yum cha and grabbing something to eat for lunch becomes an activity in itself!


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