5 Reasons why a Mummies Day Out is vital to your wellbeing.

I am really lucky to have an amazing bunch of Mummy friends. So much so that we try to arrange some days out for just us. We have recently had a day trip to Bath (actually to celebrate Emma’s birthday) and it got me thinking just how valuable and important these days are. Yes we were all tinged with a bit of ‘mummy guilt’ but the benefits far outweighed our feelings of guilt at leaving the kids with their Daddies.

Days out with your Mummy friends are incredibly good for the soul. Why? Well here’s five reasons why….

1. It’s time away from all the stresses and strains of parenthood.

We spent the whole day not having to worry if the football kit was dry, whether or not we were going to get from activity a to activity b on time. We didn’t have to referee any squabbles or have to try to make a papier-mâché Goldfish! We could just be in the moment and enjoy what we were doing.

2. A time to have adult conversation

We were able to have adult conversations without being interrupted every 30 seconds by someone who needs a poo or needs to know what your third favourite reptile is. We could talk about books that we have read, grown up programmes that we have watched….not what happened in the latest episode of Peppa Pig.

3. Having fun.

So many funny things happened on our day out that whenever I feel a bit down I flashback to the funny moments, chuckle to myself and it automatically cheers me up.

I take my first bite of this really posh bit of food and it goes straight up my nose!

4. It reminds you that you are not alone on your parenting journey.

We all know that parenting doesn’t come with a manual therefore there are times when we don’t know the answer to situations so it’s good to talk these questions through with others who are also going through the same.

Emma’s on the train the background!

5. ‘It takes a tribe to raise a child.’

As the saying goes ‘It takes a tribe to raise a child.’ During the week we all chip in to help life run a bit smoother for each other e.g ‘I’ll take Matthew to football, you pick them up then drop them to the party etc.’ And this tribe needs to be celebrated to be reminded how important they are to each other.

So me and my beautiful tribe (we call ourselves the 4 Non-Blondes 👩🏻👩🏻👩🏻👩🏻….obvs) went on our day trip to Bath. Our day started on the train at 8.17 am with a hot drink and some Danish pastries.

We arrived in Bath about 10.30 am….we had intended to go spend a few hours in the Thermae Spa but we couldn’t book in advance and the queue was 90 minutes long so we decided to ditch that and spend time wandering around Bath. So our first activity was to find a lovely cafe, this time for a cooked breakfast but with a Peach Bellini instead of tea/coffee.

We passed a nail bar and decided that getting our nails done would be a good idea….only that didn’t go quite as planned either…Belinda had booked us in for 12.30 assuming that we’d all get to sit down together….but we had to wait and wait and wait….eventually myself and Belinda got our nails done but Sophie and Emma decided to ditch that too and go shopping instead.

Overwhelmed by nail colour choice.
My choice of nail colour!

The highlight of the day was having afternoon tea in The Dower House Restaurant in the Royal Crescent. It was a beautifully sunny day and we sat outside in the stunning garden. The service was excellent, the waiters were extremely knowledgeable about the history of the buildings and the food and drink. Our waiter’s name was Devon and he suggested that I might like to try Darjeeling Tea when I said that I only drink English Breakfast tea and he was right it was lovely. I opted for the Royal Crescent afternoon tea for a more savoury option but the others decided they would like to experience a sugar coma and so they went for the Authentic afternoon tea with cake, cake and more cake. The sugar sweats defeated them so I had to help them out….

The stunning Royal Crescent in Bath.
The garden of the Dower House Restaurant.

Left to right: Sophie, Sophie, Belinda, Emma

Cake, cake and more cake!

Then we had a little bit of time left to wander around the shops, try out some Jo Malone perfume and then catch the train home. Belinda had brought with her the simple but amazing game called Musical Dipsticks…someone reads part of the lyrics to a song and you have to guess the rest. This is my idea of heaven. I adore a music quiz!

We finally got back home around 9pm exhausted but happy and mentally recharged!

I love to know what you do to recharge!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mum friends are the best! And mums days out, or even a night out, does wonders for our energy levels doesn’t it? Even though we might be more tired after a late night out, we’re rejuvenated at least (and probably hungover too!!!). But #itsok;)

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    1. This was a big day out because one of us was celebrating a landmark birthday! Even though we end up more physically tired our mental energy levels are boosted! Roll on the next one! #ItsOK

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  2. Sounds like the perfect day 🙂 I started planning my next evening out with my mum mates today – bowling! Far less sophisticated but hopefully just as much fun

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    1. This was only a posh day out as one of was celebrating a landmark birthday! Bowling will still be a great night out because you’re on a Mums night out! Have a great time! #ItsOK

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  3. Helen Copson says:

    This looks SO good! And an amazing way to recharge the batteries and enjoy being with your mum mates. I went to Bath on a hen do in January for one of my best mates I was bridesmaid to. We did the spa, afternoon tea, shopping and plate smashing at a Greek restaurant. I left two babies and a preschooler in the capable hands of my husband for three days – and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE! Thanks for linking up! #ItsOK

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  4. Chloe Jane says:

    Sounds like you all had a lovely day, the afternoon tea sounds so relaxing! It is nice to go out with your friends and just chat and fully relax and recharge! Glad you had a nice time

    Chloe Chats xx

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    1. It really did help to recharge! Xx

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  5. There is nothing better than a day out with girlfriends! We should not feel guilty at all for taking some time out for ourselves! Looks like you had the best time. #itsok

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