As a mum, it can be tricky to find any time for yourself. With teething toddlers, tantrumtastic offspring and more play dates than you can shake a stick at, the ability to find those all-important moments to unwind becomes almost non-existent. However, it’s vital that you get that respite away from your little darlings. Yes, you love them unconditionally, and they are the best things that have ever happened to you, but at the same time, you need to maintain your friendships, look after your own social life and ensure that your existence doesn’t revolve solely around Peppa Pig, nappies and breastfeeding. It’s vital that you can head out once in a while and let your hair down with your girlfriends. Take a look at these three awesome ways that you can enjoy a girls night out.
Head To The Capital
If a big night out is a once in a blue moon event, why not make a big deal of it. Travelling to London can feel special especially when you make a weekend of it. If the weather is good, you could head to the swankiest London rooftop bars to partake in the finest tipples before dancing the night away. The capital has a wealth of eateries to suit every taste, cuisine and budget. From Italian to Iranian and from Gastropub to Greek, there is an abundance of restaurants to whet your appetite. Alongside the finest eating establishments, London also has the best theatres in which to take in a show, the most salubrious wine bars to chill out in and the most groundbreaking music venues. It doesn’t matter whether you are after a riotous night out with the girls or a more relaxed laid back affair, London has something to offer everyone.
When was the last time you went bowling or had a night out at the cinema? Sometimes, the most simple and relaxed evenings are the best. Heading to the pictures means you can escape into a good movie for a couple of hours and forget the hectic home life that you have managed to escape from for an evening. An evening swapping your converse for a pair of bowling shoes can be buckets of fun. With your bestest buddies in tow, a couple of games of the old skittles, trying to get that elusive triple strike turkey can allow you to reminisce about those teenage days spent down at the bowling alley at the weekend. Coupled with a spot of amusements and toy grabber games, you can go full retro on your girls night out.
Spa it Up
Many luxury spas are now opening up in the evening to broaden their appeal to a wider audience. Many mums are unable to simply relinquish their parental responsibilities for a day merely to swan off to get a reiki head massage. Instead, spas have chosen to open up in the evenings to provide packages specially tailored to those women who have busy working days or who are looking after children. You could find yourself leaving your little ones with your partner before heading to the spa for a spot of relaxing Bikram yoga and a thirty-minute foray into the sauna. Doing this once a month with your pals could be the ultimate way to unwind after a particularly manic few days at home.
Being a mum is the best job in the world; however, it really does feel like a job sometimes. This means you need to get out of work mode and into a more relaxed frame of mind. It’s vital that you find some ‘me’ time and there’s no better way to achieve this than a night out with the girls.
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