Unique Ideas for a Mums' Night Out

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If you're planning a night out with the girls but want to make it a bit different to your usual dinner, here's a handful of events and hot spots worth checking out over the warm summer months. There's something for every mum here. And just in case you needed an excuse to leave the kids at home with your partner or sitter, call it Galentines Day - a day for celebrating strong female friendships! Here are our top picks and ideas for a mums' night out with the girls... 

1. Cork and Canvas

Cork and Canvas mums night out

This is the perfect girls get together! At Cork & Canvas in Darlinghurst and Crows Nest you can channel your inner Van Gogh with a BYO glass of wine and cheese board in hand. This was Australia's first paint and sip studio and it promises to be an unforgettable barrel of laughs. Your kids won't be the only ones coming home with artwork for the house as you will learn a thing or two from a professional artist. All art materials are supplied - as are glassware, tapas plates, fridge and ice - and no experience is required. Some of the fun themes include Starry Night with a Twist, Paint Your Mate, Starry Sydney, Northern Lightsand Create Your Own Banksy.

Cork & Canvas also host Champainting® events at exclusive venues throughout Sydney. The immersive VIP experiences include food and drinks, plus paints, materials and aprons, all at some of the city's most iconic locations.

From Byron to Blacktown, Pinot and Picasso (we love this name!) do similar events at various locations throughout NSW including Balmain, Randwick, Parramatta, Penrith, Turramurra, Neutral Bay, Manly, Marrickville, Liverpool, Newport and Miranda. Themes include Paint Your Zodiac, Paint Your PoochFrida, Bowie and Day Of The Dead. You can BYO snacks and drinks or splurge on a grazing board for two!

2. Frosé Your Way at Barangaroo

Frosé Your Way at Barangaroo

Did somebody say bottomless Frosé? At Untied, a rooftop oasis atop The Streets of Barangaroo, you and your gal pals can enjoy bottomless self-serve access to all six flavours of Frosé -  Raspberry White Peach, Grapefruit Frosemary, Tropical Island, Blue Hibiscus, Mango Lime and Sour Green Apple plus Fraperol - and go wild at the bottomless garnish wall. Get creative and personalise your adult slushies at the ultimate candy bar with  pick 'n' mix range of jelly beans, gummy bears, rainbow straps and sour worms, as well as dried and fresh fruit. The two hour Frosé Frenzy is $39pp.

Need your drinks with bite? Try one of our Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Sydney.

3. Soak Up The Sun At A Rooftop Bar

Slims Rooftop at Hyde Park House

Spring is the perfect ;season for soaking up the warmth and colour of the season while indulging in cocktails on an epic Sydney rooftop! We love the stunning Slims Rooftop at Hyde Park House with uninterrupted views of the city and an exotic Asian-fusion menu. Further north, Manly Greenhouse boasts spectacular views of Manly beach and, as the name suggests, an abundance of plants overhead. Of course, you've got the classic Coogee Pavilion for sunset champas with an extensive menu, fun atmosphere and stellar views of the ocean.

For the height of sophistication, check out more of Sydney's Best Rooftop Bars.

4. A Movie With A Difference

movie outdoor with the girls sydney

When the weather warms up, catch a movie under the stars! Sydney puts on some extraordinary balmy nights and you can make the most of them at the American Express Openair Cinema. Returning for the spring/summer season at locations across Sydney, grab your best girls and choose from a whole new program of the latest flicks. With a fully-stocked bar and an incredible array of food available you can have an amazing night out. There are locations in Camperdown, Pyrmont, and Bondi. 

For more fresh films check out our guide to the Best Outdoor Cinemas In Sydney.

If you prefer the classic, cosy indoor movie experience, Event cinema's Chicks at the Flicks is a fun twist. Arrive at 6pm so you can catch up with your girlfriends over champagne before the movie's 7pm start. Each ticket comes with a complementary goodie bag with a mix of awesome products from the event's sponsors! Tickets start at $28, or for a larger than life-size experience - get the VMAX tickets for $32. If you're keen to lay back, have champas and desserts delivered to your seat and really relax and unwind, you could splurge on Gold Class

Please note: Chicks at the Flicks screenings are taking a break and will be back bigger than ever with a brand new line-up. 

5. Mini Golf, Cocktails and Karaoke

mini golf girls night out sydney

It's different strokes for different folks at the quirky Holey Moley venues in North Strathfield, Newtown, Castle Hill and Chatswood. With unique putt putt course inspired by popular culture and childhood faves, you can take a trip down memory lane with drinks, cocktails and tunes on offer at the full service bar.

Tee up a fun night out where 27 themed mini-golf holes meets private karaoke rooms. It's a hole-in-one! Rehydrate and refuel at the cool Caddyshack bar, or have drinks delivered while you battle it out on the microphone. Either way, With this is a mum's night out that will be full of laughs!

6. Book A Sneaky Girls Getaway

Bannisters Port Stephens

Why stop at one mum's night out when you can make it two - or more? How good does a weekend away with the girls sound? Leave all your stresses at the door and take some time out with your best buds to get rejuvenated and refreshed.

We all need some balance to be our best selves and we've got some of the Best Mumcations to get you there. Just what the doctor ordered!

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