The girls’ day out is a timeless tradition. Whether it’s shopping during the day or some good old fashioned pub crawling at night, being together with your friends can be wonderfully uplifting and often provides a big boost for your mood. It doesn’t matter if you have a large gang of friends or a more intimate group, taking the occasional girls’ day out is a must. Luckily, as befits a city of its size and stature, Sydney has more than enough women-centric activities to keep you and your girlfriends busy in the following months. Here are just a few of the things you could do:
1. Go see a play about modern life
How long has it been since you’ve seen an honest-to-goodness fun-filled play about contemporary Sydney culture? Brought to you by the BONTOM theater company, “Unfinished Works” seeks to understand the modern urge for creativity and what happens when your artistic impulses are only halfway met by reality.
2. Join a fabulously retro workout session
Working out is a lot more fun when you do it with a little style and panache. If you’ve got a special place in your heart for the 1980’s and all their glorious excesses, the Aerobics Classes held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by Retrosweat will be right up your alley. From colorful leg warmers to headbands and glittery make-up, looking the part is a must and can even win you the “Best Dressed” award given at the end of every class. Casual classes cost $20, but you also have the option of going for discounted multi-classes with no long-term membership required.
3. Enjoy some healthy goodness
Who doesn’t love a nice snack every now and then? And what’s better than food that tastes good in addition to being healthy? Thanks to the fresh fruit and vegetable delivery Sydney startup Fruitezy, enjoying the best that Mother Nature has to offer has never been easier. Even better, the company boasts quick delivery services and the option of packing your order in a wide variety of tastebud-enticing baskets. What more can you ask for?
4. Get some amazing deals on clothing
Everyone loves to indulge in a little therapeutic shopping every now and then. Get your retail therapy sessions in by visiting Studio Ten Clothing, where good quality items are available at a fraction of their original prices. This warehouse-like store houses a vast collection of clothes culled from big name designers like Cooper Street and Diesel, with complementary servings of tea, water and biscuits to its customers.
5. Take a ride to the other side
If your gang of girls isn’t easily scared by creepy ghoulies and ghosts, we heartily recommend the haunted house tours organized by local Sydney operators like Parramatta and Newcastle. Focusing mainly on Sydney’s historic precincts, these tours offer a glimpse into the paranormal for lovers of horror movies and all things frightful. Not for the faint of heart.
6. Attend a women-only car workshop
These days plenty of women have the skills and drive to master any four-wheeler on the road, but there’s no denying that many of them never get a chance to learn about the insides of their cars as well. Galmatic’s “get-to-know-your-car” workshop aims to change that by providing essential information about car maintenance and common repairs. Not only will this come in handy whenever you have a flat tire, but you’ll also learn how to avoid being ripped-off by less scrupulous mechanics down the road.
7. Have your nails done
If you enjoy sprucing up your manicure sessions with a little bit of color and style, the Get Nailed saloon has everything you could possibly ask for. Helmed by famed cabaret performer Lauren LaRouge, this bastion of modern nail art offers tailored services to any girl looking to imbue her digits with some creativity. Lauren’s services can even be given from one friend to another through gift coupons and should always be a part of any successful girls’ day out.
That just about wraps up our quick guide on Sydney’s best happenings and events for women. Being a female in the big city can sometimes seem like a daunting affair, so don’t be afraid to gather up your gang of girls and spend a few hours frolicking in this Australian metropolis. You’ll thank yourself later.