Top 10 Girl's Day Out Ideas

Nothing beats a day out with the girls. Read on for our latest ideas on all budgets.

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Whether it’s a birthday, part of a hen’s celebration or just a great excuse to get together - there is nothing like a girl's day out. And there’s a plethora of ideas out there to suit all budgets. Let’s take a look at some fun ways you can spend the day with your favourite people. 

Let’s start with the ultimate indulgence - a spa day

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After a busy week at work, a spa day with your friends is heaven. There are so many options around that include lunch, champagne and a range of treatments. Most spa bookings include the facilities available at your chosen location. 

Start the day with a refreshing swim, or have a good old natter in the steam room. You can curate the day to suit your budget too by selecting how many treatments you would like, whether you would like to include lunch or opt for half a day. 

We recommend taking a look at Spabreaks for inspiration. Not only can you find a spa that’s in a convenient location, but you can also filter your search by budget, facilities, spa treatments, popular hotel chains, and special occasions. 

It’s always worth asking the spa venue of your choice directly if they have any great value packages available, and they usually do. However, you may find a cracking bargain by looking up spa days at  Wowcher,  Groupon, Spa Seekers and, Buy a Gift.

Some of the deals available on these sights offer up to 70% off the full price, here at MyVoucherCodes we love a good deal as much as you do! 

Sit back and relax with afternoon tea

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What was a simple afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones and a Victoria sponge is now so much more. And while a traditional afternoon tea will always be a treat you can now experience everything from extreme decadence to a whimsical fairytale. 

If you and the girls feel like money is no object, The Ritz in London provides one of the world's most famous afternoon teas. While seated in the infamous ballroom you will be served a traditional afternoon tea while the resident pianist serenades diners. Prices start from £67. www.theritzlondon.com

For those looking for a fairytale why not consider a magical Mad Hatter Tea Party at The Sanderson Hotel, London? With sweets and savouries inspired by Alice in Wonderland characters, it’s a fun twist on tradition. Prices start at £50. For more details and bookings go to Morgansoriginals.com 

And if your budget is minimal, we suggest checking out your local garden centres, cafes and hotels for more affordable options. You can also enjoy discounts by visiting some experience day websites, like Virgin Experience Days and Red Letter Days.

Wine tasting with friends

How about gaining some serious knowledge? Wine tasting is a great way to get together, catch up and enjoy what’s possibly your favourite pastime! 

We suggest enquiring at a local vineyard, it’s great to support a local one to you if you can. If that isn’t an option you could consider live wine tasting from Virgin Wines. Book an event at a city near you and treat your pallet to a selection of wines from an expert. Just make sure one of the girls is the designated driver!  And if you decide you need some alcohol free activities, check out our article on how you can stay off the booze and have fun. 

Take the girls to a cocktail-making class

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If wine isn’t to your taste, how about cocktail-making? Cocktail-making and cocktail parties are very popular. There's a good chance that a cocktail bar close to you runs a cocktail class. You can sometimes save money if you have a larger number of people attending - so gather all your girlfriends!

Why not book cocktail-making classes via the experience day websites we previously mentioned? It won’t be long until you're enjoying the Porn Star Martinis you made yourselves like professional mixologists. 

Zoo experience days

We’ve looked at some of the most obvious ways to enjoy a day out with the girls but what if you’ve done them all or you would like something a little different? 

Animal lovers will adore a zoo experience day. London, Whipsnade, Chester and Twycross Zoo all offer experience days. You can also book zoo keeper days at London Zoo with different price points to suit all budgets.  

Get creative by painting or throwing a pot

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If you and your friends want to flex your artistic flair, how about a pottery class or paint-a-pot party followed by lunch and a few drinks? There are loads of pottery classes across the UK. A cheaper alternative is a paint-a-pot studio, as you can choose to paint an item within your budget. It's also a lot easier if you aren't a confident potter! 

If you live in London or the surrounding area check out www.socialpottery.com for inspiration and organised events. No matter where you live you won’t be too far from a pottery cafe or party. It’s an excellent way to have fun with your girlfriends and you get a memento of the time you spent together. 

City Breaks

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The UK is home to exciting cities, packed with history, museums, shops and restaurants. Why not head to a city you haven’t been to before? You can spend as much or as little as you like on day trips like this. 

For those with larger budgets, splash out on the train, book a beautiful restaurant and wander around the designer stores. If you’re on a smaller budget, pick a city close to home, take a picnic with a bottle of bubbles to the park and enjoy a visit to one of the UK’s free museums. We have some awesome ideas on how you can save money on hotel rooms here

Make your own perfume

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This experience is the perfect day out for you and a friend who loves fragrance. Virgin Experience Days offer 18 locations across the UK where, with the help of a perfume expert, you can design your own perfume. 

By the end of the day, you will both have your own bespoke fragrance to take home. It’s a unique experience and one that you will both remember for years to come. 

Rock Climbing

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Rock climbing is perfect for a bit of team building with your girlfriends. Indoor climbing centres cater for experienced climbers and novices alike, so no matter what your group's ability is - you can have a challenging but fantastic day together. 

Of course, you can take your group rock climbing in the great outdoors too with professionals on hand to offer guidance and safety. For more information, you can check out www.ukclimbing.com. This website offers great general information on arranging rock climbing day trips for all abilities.  

Go Karting

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Are you and your friend's speed demons? If so, head to the racing track! A day out Go Karting is so much fun. Consider booking a day experience at a go-karting track that suits you. You can race each other or form a team. 

www.kartingtracks.com has over 160 tracks throughout the UK so you will find a track near you. There is a range of indoor and outdoor tracks so this day out is suitable year round too. Why not ask if your girlfriends are up for the competition? Maybe the loser buys the first round of cocktails later! 

Cold Water Swimming

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Cold-water swimming has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Mainly due to its health benefits such as: boosting your mood and immune system, and reducing blood pressure and fat levels in the blood. 

In addition to this - it will take you and the girls out into the wilderness, exploring lakes, natural pools and rivers. Pack lots of tasty snacks, tea and coffee and enjoy the thrill and bonding that cold water swimming can provide. What better excuse do you and the girls need to warp up in that DryRobe?! 

Just remember that cold water swimming isn't for everyone - some people with health conditions should check it's safe for them to partake. And always check that where you are swimming is safe to do so, you can check what locations are safe here

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