Holidays are finally here and to make the most of your long-awaited break we’ve narrowed down the best student-budget friendly activities and events happening across Sydney. Whether you’re looking to escape the cold and head indoors or are ready to leave the confines of your bedroom for some fresh air, there’s something on for you to check out this break.

1. Inside the Tide

Vivid may be over but the aesthetic installations around Sydney just keep on coming and The Royal Botanic Gardens have truly gone all out with their latest exhibit, Inside the Tide. As the name suggests they’ve created their own on-land coral reefs and kelp forests using plants you wouldn’t find under the sea. There are over 20,000 plants installed, making it one of the largest green walls in the southern hemisphere, so it’s kind of a big deal and you won’t want to miss it.
Cost: Free
When: 8am to 4pm, Tuesday 23 May – Sunday 31 July 2022

2. Low Pressure

If you’re an Inner West local or living on campus, the Marly (Marlborough Hotel) is a local favourite for relaxed pub vibes, cheap drinks and epic dance floors that carry on into the early hours. Low Pressure is their latest series of free gigs featuring local bands, held every Friday from 6pm for the perfect start to a night out.
Cost: Free
When: Every Friday from 6pm


3. Bastille Festival 2022

Four days of non-stop French food, wine, and art, need we say more? The Bastille Festival is one of Sydney’s biggest street food festivals running along the harbour. You can walk along at your own pace enjoying French-inspired food and performances or for those who don’t mind a beverage, join the wine-tasting tour. Plus, the Christmas in July village will be in The Rocks with European-styled markets with mulled wine, cheese stations and gingerbread houses, so bring your puffer and an empty stomach to make the most of Bastille Festival.
Cost: Free entry, pay at stalls for food and drink
When: Thursday 14 July – Sunday 17 July 2022


4. Yoga at Picket City Farms

When you get to the point in your break where you’re more so a part of the bed and haven’t ventured past the kitchen, it may be time to get stretching and enjoy a refreshing morning yoga class. Pocket City Farms, located near Camperdown campus has weekly outdoor yoga classes for all levels of experience welcome. Overlooking the urban farm and with heaters provided you won’t have to worry about the chilly Winter mornings while in warrior pose.  
Cost: $15 for a 10 class pass or $17 for a casual session
When: Every Saturday & Sunday


5. Feeling 22

For all our cinema buffs or movie lovers you can enjoy months of free movie screenings at The Art Gallery of NSW with their Feeling 22 program. To celebrate the past 22 years of screening films at the gallery, the team has curated the ultimate lineup of iconic Y2K films that helped define 2000’s cinema (sorry spoiler Twilight sadly did not make the list). Screenings will be happening on Wednesdays and Sundays for free, so be sure to check out the schedule and book your seat.
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday 22 June – Sunday 16 October 2022