Winter What's On Guide

With so much on offer over winter in the capital, we’ve curated a list of must-do activities to keep you busy.
Published 07 July

Colder days naturally lend themselves to hibernating at home, but with so much on offer in the capital over winter, it’s time to rug up, and plan ahead to not miss out. Whether you’re looking for foodie adventures, sporting activities, or luxurious pampering, we’ve curated a list of winter activities to keep you busy. 


Discover The Champions Arena

Champions Arena has arrived at Canberra Centre running until 19 July. Get set to challenge your loved ones to take out the win in a range of sporting activities perfect for the young and young at heart! 

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Enter the Champions Arena and bring your A-Game ready to compete. Face off in Wii Sports, Guess Who Sports Edition, and Twister Champion. Little ones will also adore making their own Champions Ribbon.  

Channel your inner sports commentator (because who doesn’t become a sports couch expert at niche sports this time every four years)  and get set to record your best commentary at the Sports Commentor Box. Finally snap a photo at the podium for bragging rights on who is the ultimate sports champion in the family. Find out more HERE. 


Enjoy A Winter Wonderland In The City

This July, experience real snow in Canberra’s Glebe Park at WONDER featuring Winter in the City ice skating. Ride down a thrilling tobogganing slide and build snow sculptures. Perfect for families, this enchanting winter wonderland offers unforgettable fun. Find out more HERE


Secure Your Spot At The Winter Workshops

We've partnered with local artisans Studio Cocoa and Lucian Candles to offer a range of workshops, from decadent chocolate making to fragrant candle creation workshops.

There’s plenty of fun to keep the kids entertained these school holidays, plus due to popular demand this winter the adults won't miss out on the fun, with a series of workshops specifically designed for them. Find out more HERE. 


Treat Yourself To A Delicious Truffle Dining Experience

To celebrate Truffle season on offer are special limited-edition menus that hero truffle at RAKU, COMPA and &Sando. 

COMPA is offering a special truffle menu including Fire roasted scallops, cauliflower and truffle, or for the sweet tooths a decadent truffle gelato. 

&Sando has the ultimate truffle cheese toastie! Paired perfectly with French Onion Soup Avec Truffle, yes please!

To celebrate the truffle season, RAKU is offering a truffle menu only available for a very limited time. With 11 dishes, you can enjoy incredible truffle dishes, matching wine, and dessert - this is an experience a Canberran foodie will not want to miss.


Catch The Latest Blockbuster 

Dendy Cinemas is the perfect place to retreat from the cold this upcoming weekend! Here's a rundown of what you can catch on the big screen:

Despicable Me 4 - In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4.

Twisters – From the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series comes Twisters, a current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster, Twister. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of Minari, Twisters stars Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar- Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing, Normal People) and Glen Powell (Anyone But You, Top Gun: Maverick) as opposing forces who come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes.

Inside Out 2 - Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. 

Plus this school holidays Dendy is offering Family Sver Sessions Monday to Friday (before 8pm) with $6 kids tickets* and $15 Premium Lounge Kids Tickets for Club Dendy Members.

*T&Cs Apply


Experience Fire Performances 

Be mesmerised as fire dancers light up the night sky. Witness the fiery magic of these free performances which are running nightly in Garema Place at 5.30, 6.30 and 7.30pm. 


Challenge Your Loved Ones 

Visit Holey Moley and Hijinx Hotel for some fun and competitive socialising with mini golf, ball pits, immersive game rooms, crazy cocktails and delicious eats – something we know all Canberrans are sure to love.


Whether you're looking to escape the cold weather or catch up with friends, Kingpin has something for everyone. From bowling to virtual bullseye darts and so much more, get set for hours of fun.


Treat Yourself To Luxurious A Spa Day

With the winter conditions wreaking havoc on skin, it’s the perfect time to book in some pampering. Plan a Spa day and treat yourself to some much needed TLC. If Winter skin dryness is a concern we recommend booking into a microdermabrasion treatment at Laser Clinics, or calm dry skin with a Complexion Calming and Clarifying facial from Rationale. Unwind with a whole body remedial deep tissue massage from Spa Massage, or plan a luxurious spa session with a Revive Spa package from Endota Spa. 


Explore A World-First Lego Exhibition

Lego® fans, get set to explore amazing Lego creations at this world-first Lego® exhibition in Canberra! Created by Ryan 'Brickman' McNaught, prepare to marvel at over 1 million bricks transformed into awe-inspiring creations, including an incredible 7.5 metre tall NASA Space Launch System rocket made entirely from Lego. Curiosity, is on now at @Questacon until 11 May 2025 find out more HERE. 


Plan A Visit To Canberra

Not from Canberra, Winter is the perfect time to visit the Capital to experience unique winter experiences. Whether you're visiting for a day trip or planning a weekend away, start your trip planning HERE.