6 Ideas for a Mums' Night Out

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By: Melissa Fine, ellaslist 

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 Spring months. There's something for every mum here.  

1. Cork and Canvas

This is perfect for an end of year Mothers' Group get-together - or any get together, we say! At Cork & Canvas (in Darlinghurst and new studio in Sydney's north Shore) you can get your Picasso on with glass of wine and even a BYO cheese board in hand. This is Australia's first paint and sip studio and it promises a barrel of laughs with the gals. It’s the only venue we know where you can BYO wine and food and learn a thing or two from a professional artist. Your kids won't be the only ones coming home with artwork for the house! 

2. Chiswick Gin On The Lawn

Because nothing says sophisticated mum more than sipping gin in the balmy evening hours! Returning again in 2018 for the month of November, Chiswick Woollahra will host a series of four sundowner events every Wednesday in collaboration with Bombay Sapphire to lead us into the silly season. Running from 5:30pm through to 7:30pm, the sprawling, luscious lawns of Chiswick will come alive with live acoustic tunes, garden games and roaming canapés, all completely free of charge. You simply purchase your gin cocktail of choice from the pop-up bar and enjoy sundown with your best gal pals. Find out more here.

3. Try A New Rooftop Bar

Spring is the perfect season for enjoying cocktails on a Sydney rooftop. We recommend the hot new Hyde Park House which has a stunning rooftop bar (see pic above) and a modern Japanese menu. Also brand new is the Manly Greenhouse with spectacular views of Manly beach and, as the name suggests, plenty of plants, courtesy of local plant specialists, The Plant Room, and Krelle. And then of course you've got the classic Coogee Pavillion for sunset champas with a stellar view.

4. Chicks at the Flicks 

This isn't your your average night at the movies. 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 and have champas and desserts delivered to your seat, why not splurge on Gold Class tix? Anything is possible when you're taking some time out for you! 

5. Mini Golf, Cocktails and Karaoke

Golf meets cocktail bar meets karaoke bar at the quirky Holey Moley in Newtown, Castle Hill and under the Coca Cola sign in King's Cross. Rehydrate and refuel at the Caddyshack, or have drinks delivered to your karaoke room...our kind of mini golf! With prices starting at $16.50 per person for nine holes, this is a mums night out that won't break the budget. Read our recent review on Holey Moley here

6. Book A Sneaky Night Away 

Okay it's not a mum's night out, but how good does a weekend away with the girls sound? We recommend the newly opened Bannisters in Port Stephens for the ultimate gal's trip. With a stunning wet-edge Infinity Pool, views of the bay and a restaurant by Rick Stein, you won't want to come home!  

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