Fun Ideas for a Girl's Day Out

Whether you're a bride wanting to spend time before the wedding with your bridesmaids, or you have friends visiting from out of town, or you're just planning a leisurely Saturday with the girls, you might want to consider how to make the most of your time together. Rather than sitting on the couch watching the same movies over and over, or heading out to the same mall you've already visited dozens of times, consider a few fun ideas for your next girl's day out.

Take a one-day class

Chances are there are lots of one-day classes offered by your local school system or a nearby community centre. This might be a few hours learning about bartending, photography, painting or sculpture, gourmet cooking, chocolate making, or creative writing. Consider the interests and hobbies of all the girls and choose something everyone would love to learn about.


Local pottery shops often have rooms you can book with an instructor, who will walk you through making your own pot or other simple item. These items can then be painted and kiln-dried while you have coffee or a nice dinner, and they will be ready to go when you return!

Try an arcade

When was the last time you spent a few hours is an old-fashioned arcade, playing pinball or Pac-Man? If your friends also love arcade games, it's time to find one and visit for the afternoon! Some arcades cater to a more grownup crowd, so look for one of these if you're worried about loud and boisterous teens ruining your girl's day out.

Visit an orchard

Check for a nearby orchard where you can pick your own fruit. Wear a nice hat and something with long sleeves so you don't get sunburned, and bring some gloves to protect your hands. Note if the orchard also offers quick instruction on making jams, pies, and other sweet treats with your fresh fruit, so you can make a full day of your time there.

Day spa

There's nothing like a relaxing trip to the spa with your friends to make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated! Many day spas offer package deals with a discount on everyone's services, including a massage, manicures and pedicures, and facials. Depending on your budget, you might also choose a hair treatment or haircut and blowout, along with makeup application. This is especially good if the girl's day out is in preparation for a big event that same evening, for which you'll want to look your best!