Your guide to cosy winter experiences in Glenelg

Don’t hibernate – get amongst it! Check out our guide for some cosy, indoor experiences you can do at Glenelg this winter.

While it’s tempting to hibernate for the next three months, don’t let the cold weather prevent you from having a packed and happenin’ social calendar. While Glenelg does come with some winter chills, it also has many winter thrills that will guarantee an entertaining – and warm – winter season.

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For now, check out our guide below for some cosy, indoor experiences you can do at Glenelg this winter.

Moseley Igloos

The Moseley Igloos have returned this winter! Get cosy inside one of the see-through domes where you wine, dine and watch the world go by from the comfort and safety of your little cosy home.

The Euro winter elegance theme will have you experiencing true luxury with a roaring fireplace and blankets to snuggle up in while your personal waiter brings you a fabulous array of food and drinks.

Find out more here.

Winter Wonderland

Strap on your ice skates and enjoy some beachside ice skating in Glenelg this July. Under the large marquee, the whole family will be able to have the perfect all-weather experience.

On weekdays, kids can take part in various ice games including limbo, basket shooting and mini ice hockey. On the weekends, the ice rink will become a dance floor for the Retro Skate sessions, with music from the 80s and 90s, disco lights and a snow-making machine.

Find out more here.

Girls’ night

When the weather is cold, there’s nothing better than bar-hopping and sampling some of the many delicious cocktails (or mocktails) along the main shopping strip. ‘fourth.’ has quickly become a local favourite since its opening in early 2020. With its aesthetically pleasing interiors, atmospheric lighting and peach daiquiris, the bar serves as one of the great “girls’ night” stops, alongside Terra & Sol and Beach Burrito.

If you’re looking for a weather-appropriate indoor activity, why not play a game of pool or two? Chalkers is open until 12:30am everyday – and 2am on Friday and Saturday nights – so even your mid-week nights out a catered to.

Hidden on Cowper Street, close to Benny’s Burgers, is Event Cinemas Glenelg – for those nights when all you want is a good movie and a big bucket of popcorn. The Glenelg cinemas is fully licensed, so you can grab a glass of bubbles while you’re there!

Coffee and dessert dates

Jetty Road is filled with warm, cosy corners to score your next cup of coffee or serving of toffee gateaux. Even if you’re not hungry, you can always find room for something sweet. Gelatissimo, Bracegirdles, Waffle King – you name it! A smorgasbord of tasty waffles, brownies, crepes, and more are available year round – not just when the sun is shining.

There is something to be said about ice cream in the winter. For one, it won’t melt down the sides for your hands. So, if we see you with an ice cream or a Bottega Gelateria gelato, you won’t receive any judgement from us.

If your heart’s desire is pastries, Urban Desserts’ French patisserie-style eats are simply to die for. Take their cherry choc petit gâteau, for example. Stunning.

You can’t go past Swedish Tarts when talking about coffee and dessert. On top of its all day breakfast menu and organic, fair trade, locally roasted coffee, Swedish Tarts also serves decadent treats like homemade caramel slices, mini cheesecakes, and bite size quiches.

Solo trips

Some days are me-time days. But they don’t necessarily need to be spent on the sofa, with a bar of chocolate and Netflix (even though we enjoy those too). An all-in-one coffee corner, plant purveyor and bookshop, Camel & Fig, opened its doors earlier this year, and we honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy day. Dymocks can also be found further down the road, should you wish to continue perusing the bookshelves.

Winter is a great time for self-care. Human.Kind hosts yoga, meditation, and Pilates classes in a gorgeously restored art-deco building, 7 days a week. If you want to make a day of it, Endota Spa and MediPedi Foot & Hand Clinic are both nearby for a head-to-toe, inside-and-out rejuvenation session.

To find out what else you can do on Jetty Road this Winter, or learn more about June’s Spend and Win competition, visit the Jetty Road website.

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