Sydney’s Western Suburbs offers a vast wonderland of entertainment options, whether it be things to do during the day or fun to be had after the sun has set. Many people think the CBD is the only place to be for entertainment or sightseeing, but there is so much to experience out west and in this article, we’ll go over just a few ideas to get you started.
#1 – Go Out For High Tea
Like milk tea has become a trend, so has going out to indulge in high tea. What is high tea exactly?
In involves going out for tea, where generally you are sitting in high-backed chairs (as per the original British tradition) and drinking tea accompanied by a selection of snack type foods; such as pastries, cakes, cold meats, homemade breads, salads and more. The menu varies depending on the establishment, but there are many locations throughout Western Sydney where you and your friends can enjoy high tea together.
In its early roots in England, high tea was an expensive affair, but since it’s become mainstream and trendy in countries like Australia, prices have dropped and menu options have increased.
It’s a relaxed and casual way to spend an afternoon, drink some tea, have some snacks and enjoy some light-hearted conversation.
#2 – Do a Cafe Hop
While high tea is a relatively newish trend, the cafe scene has been booming for many decades. So many locations throughout Sydney’s vast Western Suburbs are home to cafes that serve quality hot and cold beverages and a variety of foods, ranging from full meals to delicious snacks and sweets.
The Parramatta district is one place to be if you enjoy chilling out with a coffee, people watching, or want the option to change locations and try out different cafes, all in close proximity. Parramatta is not the only place to indulge your cafe addictions though, as most suburbs offer a variety of awesome cafes you can frequent or try out for the very first time.
If coffee is not your thing, just about every hot or cold beverage you can think of will be on offer at various cafes in the district. Cafes don’t have to include a caffeine fix. Many venues are licensed and serve alcohol as well.
#3 – Spend Time At a Social and Entertainment Club
A social and entertainment club is a fantastic place to spend some time hanging out with friends or family, or even flying solo. Western Sydney plays host to numerous opportunities to indulge in food, drinks and entertainment at a social club and Dooleys Silverwater Club is a prime example. This quality Silverwater entertainment club and social hub is located right near the water and offers up a selection of mouth-watering food, all your favourite beverages, special events and live entertainment.
Drop in for a relaxing lunch and a beer, or come at night with your friends and have a party. Social clubs are great places to celebrate special occasions as well, such as birthdays, graduation parties, wedding anniversaries and more.
#4 – If You Love Cocktails, You’ll Love Sydney’s West
Cocktails are becoming trendier and more affordable as a result. In Sydney’s vast Western Suburbs you’ll find many cool, funky and trendy cocktail bars, or establishments that specialise in a selection of the most popular cocktails.
Rather than just going out drinking the usual beer, wine or spirits each time, do something a little different and try a cocktail crawl. In other words, make a night of sampling some different places that serve cocktails and really pleasure your senses.
#5 – Check Out the Drive-In Cinema
There are not many drive-ins left in Australia and the one located in Blacktown is one of the few remaining in operation. This drive-in has been fully refurbished and updated in recent years, offering people, young and old, the opportunity to step back in time and watch films the old fashioned way.
It’s loads of fun, something a little different, the perfect way for the family to enjoy a movie together, and you’ll even be able to purchase snacks and drinks from the on-site kiosk.
There is so much to see and do in Sydney’s Western Suburbs that you’ll always find ways to entertain yourself. Leave the CBD behind and venture further afield. Discover everything Greater Sydney has to offer.