5 Unique Ways to Picnic in Sydney with a Covid Vaccination Certificate

5 Unique Ways to Picnic in Sydney with a Covid Vaccination Certificate

By Kellie Maloney

There are plenty of picnic ideas in Sydney out there right now, but have you considered adding creative activities to that list? With these unique experiences, you can decorate a porcelain mug, select and arrange fragrant, seasonal flowers or even learn how to play ukulele at the beach! Guided by a fully vaccinated, local teacher, you’ll learn something fun and new as you picnic with friends and family and enjoy the fresh air. 

Now that you have your covid vaccination certificate, it’s time to put it to good use! Dust off your picnic rugs and head to picnic spots near you to try a range of Sydney outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking for casual team building activities with a small group of colleagues or hens party ideas where you can nibble, sip and create in the sunshine, these things to do in Sydney have got you covered. Have a bestie who was unfortunate enough to have their special day during lockdown 2021? Surprise them with a birthday gift experience outside and celebrate in style!

With these unique picnic ideas, you’ll get the most out of being fully vaccinated. Connect with loved ones over playful crafts as we quickly move out of lockdown and back to normality. Take a look at these five unique ways to celebrate your Covid picnic in Sydney!

Play with beautiful blooms at a flower arrangement workshop

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What better way to kick off spring and summer than with beautiful, seasonal blooms and delicate dried flowers? The gorgeous fragrances and colours you’ll get to experience at a flower arrangement workshop makes this a must do Sydney activity for your next Covid-safe outing. Relax on your picnic rugs as you enjoy the many benefits of floristry and make something stunning for your home - whether that’s a lovely DIY flower crown, a seasonal floral arrangement or an Australian Native Flower Wreath.

Looking for classy hens party ideas? Try out a Flower Arranging and Porcelain Art Workshop with Inès PorcelArt, decorate a porcelain teacup set or dessert plate and arrange your flowers into a lovely bouquet. As you create, enjoy a light, refreshing drink and some delicious cakes, provided by your teacher. What a treat for you and your favourite people!

After something a little more unique? Learn how to make beautiful flower hair accessories with Nikki Zeng from Peony Story, and discover floristry techniques to create adorable pieces that make thoughtful gift ideas for all your loved ones.

Learn how to play ukulele by the seaside

If you’ve been meaning to learn the ukulele for a while now but just haven’t found the time, then this casual music class may be just for you! Join Dan Allen on Bondi Beach in the fresh air as you strum to your heart’s content. Over two hours, you’ll be shown how to play the ukulele and work through fun techniques like fingerpicking, scales, soloing and more. You might even write a song or two! Bring your own picnic setup including rugs, food and drinks, and after your ukulele lesson, go for a dip in the water. If you’re on the search for rejuvenating picnic ideas for adults, look no further than this seaside experience! 

What could be more romantic than serenading your partner with a lovely tune on the ukulele? Surprise your special someone with these couple picnic ideas and experience the joys of playing music together.

Decorate a porcelain coffee mug with pretty florals

decorating a porcelain mug

Make beautiful spring-inspired decorations for a lovely porcelain mug at this Coffee Mug Design Workshop. With a complete picnic setup provided including tables, rugs, cushions and decorations as well as soft drinks and refreshments, all you’ll have to do at this relaxing Sydney workshop is get creative! Decorate your porcelain mug with beautiful flower patterns and collect your completed, kiln-fired mug from a local pottery studio at a later date. With these unique things to do in Sydney, you’ll not only get to treasure your personalised and practical mug, but also the wonderful memories shared with loved ones!   

Learn how to paint a masterpiece in the park

picnic setup with food and drinks

Ever thought about trying a paint and sip experience outside? Now’s the perfect time! With this hands-on painting class you’ll learn how to paint an amazing artwork at your local park. There's no better way to make the most out of the new picnic rules in NSW. Celebrate a close friend or family member’s birthday party with these outdoor picnic ideas, and bond with one another over this creative and fun activity. You’ll be guided step-by-step through the artistic process by an experienced and friendly artist, so no pressure if you haven’t painted since school! Bring your own drinks and nibbles to enjoy throughout the experience and at the end of the class, take home your very own masterpiece.

Enjoy gin and cheese tasting outside

gin and cheese tasting platter

If arts and crafts aren’t really your thing then don’t worry! A food and drink tasting experience might be more your style. Join the experts from The Ginporium on the Lower North Shore, sit back and enjoy an indulgent gin and cheese tasting experience with your group. With this delicious pop up picnic, you’ll get to taste three gins, each paired with a specific cheese. Discover more about the different styles of gin and explore the amazing flavour profiles that come from these harmonious pairings.

Have you been wanting to treat your colleagues to a fun experience and thank them for all their hard work during lockdown 2021? This gin and cheese tasting experience is great for team bonding and having a well-deserved break from computer screens and Zoom calls!

So, what are you waiting for? Now that the roadmap out of lockdown in NSW is in sight it’s time to venture outside of your home and try something new with these picnic activities for adults. Get your picnic packs ready, find a workshop at your local park and celebrate being fully vaccinated with friends and family!

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