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Break out your goggles and budgie smugglers; Prince Alfred Park Pool is a swimmer’s oasis smack bang in the city. The heated 50m swimming pool opened its gates in 2013, and has since drawn crowds of inner city dwellers in the mood for a quick dip. There is a toddler’s splash deck for the little ones, and accessible change rooms with warm showers and mirrors. Set up camp under one of the massive yellow sun umbrellas, or laze on the grassy hill and catch some rays. If you get hungry, the adjoining café offers tasty and fresh treats like hand-made ice creams, pies, chips and coffee.  
Where: 105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Phone: (02) 9319 2727 Website: http://princealfred.org/

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Gelato Messina is a well known craze amongst city dwellers, one that we accidently fell upon on an evening stroll last year.  The Surry Hills store has huge lines as the post dinner guests arrive and wait to choose their gelato, the later it gets the bigger the lines! The philosophy at Messina is “How would they have made it 100 years ago?” they use the most natural ingredients and make everything from scratch. The very popular apple pie flavour is real apple gelato with homemade apple pie crushed through it, Yum! 6 days a week they have a special flavour which stays in the cabinet for 7 days, so there is always something new, I loved the recent Game of Thrones inspired flavours, you can check the specials on their facebook page. In the signature flavours, I can’t go past the Italian Nougat or the chocolate fondant. Well worth lining up for and there is a gorgeous park across the road to sit down have a chat and enjoy your gelato.
Where: 389 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: 1800 435 286 Website: www.gelatomessina.com Gelato Image © Gelato Messina

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Eleise Hale is a thirty something mother and step mum who writes about being a blended family, staying healthy, running and food! You can find her at averyblendedfamily.com. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram