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Planning a Girls Day Out in London?

October 29, 2018

Whether you’re planning a pre-Christmas weekend away for shopping in the Big Smoke, or you’re looking for an alternative gift to pop under the tree, it’s easy to create a girls day out in London with Buyagift.

It’s not always easy for mums to put time aside to spend with their daughters. Between working and keeping up with the hectic after-school schedule, quality time can easily be forsaken. Whether your daughter is a child, a tween, or a teen, give the gift of your time this festive period, with some awesome experiences, from Buyagift.

Girls Day Out in London

Whether you opt for a cultural West End theatre show and meal package, or you want to pepper your days with other experiences too, Buyagift enables you to personalise the perfect weekend away together. Here are five of my favourite gift ideas that I know my daughter would absolutely adore.

Theatre Show and meal package

Is any trip to London truly complete without a visit to the West End? Whether the little lady in your family is a tot or a teen, there’ll be a plethora of stage shows that they will love. Aladdin, Mamma Mia, Matilda, School of Rock, Wicked… the options truly are endless. And you don’t need to worry about costly dinner reservations, either. Your Buyagift package will include dining for you and your daughter, meaning you can relax and enjoy your evening or matinee experience.

Hotel Chocolat’s Children’s Chocolate Workshop for Two

From one sweet treat to another! Chocolate is a girl’s best friend, right? And Hotel Chocolat’s workshop for two is great fun for all school-aged children. Satisfy your sweet tooth as you discover the enticing world of cocoa. Including a welcome drink, an introduction to the cocoa bean delivered by experts, and a memorable chocolate decorating workshop, you will leave with a beautifully packaged edible masterpiece to enjoy at home.

A dining table with a plate of food, with Tea

Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two at B Bakery London

The ultimate cutesy culinary treat, Afternoon Tea at B Bakery is the ideal mother-daughter date. Located in the charming cobbled streets of Covent Garden – incidentally, not too far away from where you’ll need to be for your West End show of choice – spend an indulgent afternoon dining on mini cupcakes, pastries, and tasty artisan finger sandwiches.

Visit to Shrek’s Adventure and Two Course Meal at Planet Hollywood

There’s so much to do for mums and their daughters on London’s Southbank. Complement your theatre trip, with an additional day to appreciate one of the all-time animated greats, Shrek! Join Donkey, Puss, and Fiona on their madcap city adventure. Plus an exciting 4D experience awaits. After which you’ll enjoy a star-studded meal at Planet Hollywood.

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Harry Potter Walking Tour of London for Two

Sure, there’s always the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, but why not meander through central London to take in some of the city spots that brought Rowling’s most magical works to life. Hiding in and between notable Muggle London landmarks is the Ministry of Magic, the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, and many more places where the films were actually filmed. The Harry Potter Walking Tour is one for inspiring Hermione Grangers, Luna Lovegoods, and even Bellatrixes of all ages!

What mum-daughter dates do you like to plan with your girls? 
Share your ideas in the comments below…

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  • Tracy Nixon October 29, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Pamper nights in, eg doing hair, nails, etc and baking and arty activities!

  • Margaret Gallagher October 29, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Pamper delights – always fun

  • Fiona K October 29, 2018 at 9:29 am

    We like to go for afternoon tea

  • helend October 29, 2018 at 9:31 am

    we love afternoon tea or a spa day

  • Becky John October 29, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Spa days as she loves being pampered.

  • Lorraine Rivers October 29, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Spa days, afternoon tea, theatre trips

  • Jo Richards October 29, 2018 at 10:08 am

    We love going shopping and she loves spending all the money

  • Alica October 29, 2018 at 10:25 am

    My daughter and I love a good shopping trip with lunch!

  • Fiona Martin October 29, 2018 at 10:37 am

    We love to go shopping and stop for lunch and hot chocolates!

  • Kathleen marsden October 29, 2018 at 10:40 am

    We always plan a couple of trips out to see some culture, and have lunch in a nice restaurant.

  • Sharon H October 29, 2018 at 10:47 am

    We love pamper dates, eating out together and anything arty from visiting museums to painting together.

  • Marycarol October 29, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Shopping & pamper daysx

  • Jo McPherson October 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    We love shopping and meals out

  • jacqui graham October 29, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    A pamper session or afternoon tea would be such a much needed treat.

  • Paul Green October 29, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    We love a good meal out

  • Jean Cassell October 29, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Shopping and buying my daughter treats

  • Amy Bondoc October 29, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    me and my daughter love having “history” dates where we spend all day visitng museums

  • ADEINNE TONNER October 29, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    It has to be a nice spa day or going to the theatre together.

  • Rachael Simmons October 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Afternoon Teas and Cinema Trips 🙂

  • Helen Tovell October 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    We bake together

  • nicola dean October 29, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I have boys and we go to cinema, have nice meals, and bake.

  • Jodie Cook October 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I always thought afternoon tea was a bit pointless, but then I went a few years ago and now I love it! Haha

  • Jo Young October 29, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    We do the occasional spa day but Hubby loves them too so he often tags along!!

  • Stacy October 29, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Afteroon tea and day trips

  • Shelley Jessup October 29, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    my lovely mummy & I have at least 2 trips away a year to a nice a spa, we love the time we spend together.

  • Paul Scotland October 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    we would love an afternoon tea

  • Andrea Upton October 29, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I don’t have a daughter but have sons we like to go bowling, to the cinema and out in the countryside

  • Martina Pichova October 29, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    We love baking together… and nails painting.

  • iain maciver October 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    like to go for afternoon tea

  • Louise Smith October 29, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Afternoon tea, shopping and lunch or a spa day

  • Karen Langridge October 29, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I would choose afternoon tea every time, such a treat as I love all the edible goodies! x

  • Lisa Parker October 29, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Afternoon teas and football matches x

  • Katie b October 29, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I like baking with my nieces!

  • Samantha Donnelly October 29, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    I think these are great ideas for gifts, especially afternoon tea and shopping x

  • Susan Jane Gray October 29, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    A good meal out and the theatre would be a fab day out for my sister and I.

  • Solange October 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    We like to go for afternoon tea.

  • Margaret Clarkson October 30, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Coffee and cakes at a lovely lovely coffee shop.

  • Margaret Clarkson October 30, 2018 at 7:23 am

    the second lovely should say local!

  • Janet Humphrey October 30, 2018 at 9:22 am

    We love to do a mixture of crafts and cooking – love the buy a gift boxes for something nice to do

  • Jane Willis October 30, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Usually a meal out together, but sometimes a salon or spa trip or a cookery experience

  • Bryony Wilson October 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Love to go bowling!

  • Sandra Fortune October 30, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Trips out and going for coffees and shopping together

  • Jackie Howell October 30, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Afternoon tea, we love it!

  • kelly wheelhouse October 30, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I actually have a son 🙂 and he’s only 12 weeks old so I can’t plan many mummy / son dates with him yet lol
    with my mum however, I love to plan city shopping trips

  • Katie October 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I only have a niece but I love going shopping with her

  • Laura Pritchard October 30, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    My daughter loves going clothes shopping with me – only 3 and obsessed with it! It makes a change from Minecraft with my son!

  • Sheena Batey October 30, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Shopping or afternoon tea are our favourites

  • Ruth Harwood October 31, 2018 at 9:14 am

    We love to go bowling together – we can chat, bond and compete in a fun way!

  • Rich Tyler October 31, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    We go lego shopping together!

  • leanne weir October 31, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    We like to go for a spa day

  • Andrea Dimmick October 31, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I dont have any girls but this has reminded me, when my mum and I used to make up dance routines and sing to songs like Honey Honey… yep, showing my age now lol.

  • Justine Meyer October 31, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    We love Afternoon tea, the theatre and the cinema x

  • Chloe Davies November 1, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Lunch Dates, Afternoon Tea, and Shopping are a few of our favourites x

  • Sophie Ade November 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Lunch dates, afternoon teas and shopping

  • katrina walsh November 2, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Afternoon tea and trips to the theatre for special days

  • michelle o'neill November 3, 2018 at 8:29 am

    my daughter and i have a spa day coming up that we are looking forward to

  • cheryl hadfield November 3, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    we love to have movie nights in with snacks

  • Sarah Roberts November 4, 2018 at 1:27 am

    We love to have lunch and go cinema together! I’m so lucky we have so much we love to do together 🙂

  • Leila Benhamida November 4, 2018 at 10:38 am

    An awesome afternoon tea is perfect.

  • Susie Wilkinson November 4, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    The cinema and a pizza!

  • lyn west November 5, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Spa days & trips to the theatre are my favourite

  • Kelly Hirst November 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    My daughters love food as much as me so an afternoon tea would be lovely

  • Emma Gibson November 5, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    A theatre trip.

  • Alison Johnson November 6, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    I don’t have a daughter, only sons & do not have the relationship to go somewhere with my mum, so I’d like to go for afternoon tea with my sister-in-law.

  • Jo m welsh November 7, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    We like shopping trips and stopping for a hot Chocolate

  • Karen Barrett November 8, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    We love shopping followed by Afternoon tea

  • Nancy Bradford November 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    We always go shopping together at Sainsburys after her sports class and I really look forward to it.

  • Sarah Roberts November 8, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    It would be lovely to have a spa day with them.

  • jo liddement November 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I have three sons and no daughters, but i do love to enjoy some nice days out with my lovely sister-in-law, including museum and shopping trips.

  • Elizabeth Smith November 10, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    We like musicals, but they’re a bit pricey

  • Samantha O'D November 12, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    My daughter always wants to go shopping and we go and have pancakes or waffles afterwards

  • Rebecca Cusick November 13, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    We love a good shopping trip and a bit of pampering x

  • Laura Wheatley November 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Movie night is our fave, pjs and cuddles… and of course snacks

  • Michelle Smith November 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Having a meal together this Saturday

  • Elizabeth Gaskell November 13, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Afternoon tea, pamper spa days and shopping with my lovely daughter! Great competition thanks for the chance to win.

  • LISA EVERAERT November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    We love to have a good meal out with a few of us and wine flowing.

  • Sam Parkes November 13, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    My daughter is only 10 so lots of movie nights and days out to places

  • Sara Goodman November 14, 2018 at 9:27 am

    It’s a rare treat, but I love going to the theatre with my daughters 🙂
    Thanks for a fab giveaway x

  • Rebecca Mercer November 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Me and my daughter love to go out to the cafe for dinner

  • Sara Owen November 14, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Me and my daughter go get our nails and hair done then go for lunch and she loves it

  • sammysjb November 15, 2018 at 12:15 am

    would deffo be a spa day ive never done one and my mum needs one hehe

  • Lorna Ledger November 15, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Me and my Daughter look for Spa deals, on the voucher sites! And we enjoy shopping, and eating out! Thanks for the chance

  • Emma Howard November 15, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Only boys in my house!

  • astrid c November 16, 2018 at 6:30 am

    normally shopping and lunch xx

  • gemma hendry November 16, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    afternoon tea is a favourite

  • Tess D November 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    we love going to the cinema together and then having a lovely meal x

  • Jessica Powell November 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Shopping and then lunch out. 🙂

  • Rachael Sexey November 18, 2018 at 11:01 am

    We like going shopping and having lunch

  • Ella Langford November 18, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Museums, lunches out, cinema. Anything we fancy!

  • Iris November 19, 2018 at 7:40 am

    With 3 daughters there are many lovely mum and daughter moments. We like to go for lunch or breakfast, my oldest isn’t interested in spas but my younger ones will and they are almost old enough to join me now, looking forward to a spa day with them

  • deanie gillies November 19, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    We love lunch out with a little shopping, cinema trips together as well as days out with the pooch at the beach…

  • Elaine Savage November 20, 2018 at 10:26 am

    we absolutely love afternoon teas

  • Debbie Finnerty November 20, 2018 at 11:41 am

    My daughter is 1 and she isn’t a huge fan of being seen out with mum just now lol but when we do we normally have a girly night away with spa and afternoon tea and she loves it!

  • Debbie Finnerty November 20, 2018 at 11:42 am

    That was meant to say my daughter is 15 lol not 1

  • Danielle Spencer November 21, 2018 at 6:17 am

    I don’t have any daughters but I like to pamper my mum by doing her nails or we have stress free papercrafting evenings together.

  • Harry Truss November 21, 2018 at 10:18 am

    My daughter is only 7 weeks old so she just loves a walk and snooze in her pram!

  • Cindy Sutheran November 21, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    We love the theatre and a meal/afternoon tea

  • Diana November 21, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Shopping trips and picnics in the park 🙂

  • Abi Birch November 21, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    I don’t have daughters, only boys! But I love spending time with my own mum, doesn’t matter what we do! It can be a takeaway cuddled up in the sofa watching the X Factor with a bottle of wine! Or can be a night out! Even just a coffee while my 2 boys demand our attention. Any time with her is so special to me

  • Cathryn Crawshaw November 22, 2018 at 7:24 am

    would love to take my mom for afternoon tea

  • Alice Colling November 22, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Cheese and wine evenings

  • Sarah Morris November 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Clothes shopping

  • Susan Willshee November 22, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I like to go to comedy gigs with my eldest and to school concerts with the youngest

  • Chris Andrews November 22, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    What mum-daughter dates do you like to plan with your girls?

    spa weekends away

  • Niki Marie Wardle November 22, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    My girls love going out shopping with a stop for lunch, they’re an expensive habit haha

  • Andi Gurney November 23, 2018 at 9:55 am

    We love to go to the theatre together

  • betsy ferguson November 23, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    spa weekend with theatre and a fab meal x

  • Sarah H November 23, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    An afternoon tea is a wonderful treat together

  • Anthea Holloway November 23, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    We like going out for tea and shopping.

  • Kim Neville November 23, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Shopping in london or spa day

  • Matthew Warman November 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Took my 3 year old niece for her first afternoon tea last week. She loved it!

  • Sheri Darby November 23, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Shopping and afternoon tea

  • Lynn Neal November 23, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    We really enjoy an afternoon tea!

  • Christine Lockley November 23, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Lunch out, cinema trips, pamper nights

  • Michelle Sykes November 23, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    We love a spa day

  • Linda Ford November 24, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I have two boys and we love to go to restaurants and try different foods!

  • Tracy B November 24, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    We usually go somewhere to eat ice cream or cake, or have a girly shopping day. Sometimes we have home ‘spa days’

  • Juanita Powers November 24, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Afternoon Tea and a trip to the theater

  • antonia richardson November 24, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    going to dinner and a film

  • Alison November 24, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Afternoon tea and a spa day is always nice

  • Jessica Barber November 24, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Shopping and afternoon tea!

  • Emma Davison November 24, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    A nice meal out or afternoon tea.

  • Sandra Foreman November 24, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    shopping followed by afternoon tea

  • Laura Cooper November 24, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    We have movie nights and go out for coffee and cake (or a babychino in my daughter’s case)

  • Kim W November 24, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I don’t have daughters, just a son but I love and he loves cream teas and eating out, even since little

  • Hazel Rea November 24, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Favourite things – shopping (of course!), pampering at home, visits to art gallery and art and craft activities at home, baking.

  • Faye Reed November 24, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I love going to a cafe when we’re out and about, my little ones look so cuteceating their cake like little ladies, with the crumbs sticking to the little white hairs on the top of their lips.

  • lesley renshaw November 25, 2018 at 12:46 am

    We love staying in hotels, especially one’s with leisure facilities We enjoy going to the cinema, theatre, shopping and restaurants together x

  • catherine moran November 25, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I would share a great meal out with my other half!

  • Dominique Ralf November 25, 2018 at 9:24 am

    My little girl loves to bake, so we have special baking days where we have fun, music and lots of mess.

  • Amanda Gregory November 25, 2018 at 9:32 am

    A spa day is what we mainly do together as a treat.

  • Anneka November 25, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I like to do shopping and pampering days with my daughter and trips to the spa with my mum

  • Denise walton November 25, 2018 at 10:15 am

    A shopping trip it’s our favourite hobby

  • Mandy November 25, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Shopping lunch and a movie

  • Georgie Wright November 25, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Cinema and meal. Theatre tickets would be a real treat! 🙂

  • lorraine kirk November 25, 2018 at 11:24 am

    We love going to the cinema

  • Pauline Dring November 25, 2018 at 11:28 am

    A shopping trip with lunch out is a good day out with my daughters

  • JENNY MACE November 25, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I love spending time with my grown up daughter, Grace – Afternoon Tea, Spa Treatments and Art Galleries are our thing! xx

  • amanda greensmith November 25, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    we do like afternoon tea

  • A.E. ADKINS November 25, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    We love anything food related! Also enjoy a quiet few hours crafting together and catching up with “news”

  • Geoffroy Thomas November 25, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I love arranging parties for my nieces

  • stacey kavanah November 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    shopping and trips to the theatre with my girls we love our girly days out

  • chris bull November 25, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Cinema and afternoon teas 🙂

  • Reana Scott November 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    me and my daughters are visiting manchester xmas markets, spot of lunch, proper mum and daughter day

  • Roisin November 25, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I love taking my nieces for beauty treatments

  • Jacqueline Roberts November 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Afternoon tea for my daughter and me. We’re off to London next weekend too

  • Charlotte Cauldwell November 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Ooh lovely beer tasting workshop

  • Rachel Heap November 25, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    My daughter is 6 and she loves nothing better then having a girly pamper night in, when she is older I expect we will go to spas

  • ellie spider November 25, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    we do shopping trips to london and visit the museums or do theatre nights, we also do spa days and afternoon tea

  • Catherine Bullas November 25, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Cinema, concerts, shopping, trips to the gym.

  • Lorna M Peppiatt November 25, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Afternoon tea, and shopping trips

  • Jeanette Leighton November 25, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Atm my daughter Sheriah enjoys movies with popcorn

  • charlotte wilde November 25, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    we love nature walks followed by hot chocolate

  • LYNN HEATH November 25, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    My girls love a bit of pampering and love having their nails painted too when I get mine done!

  • Maria Jane Knight November 25, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Shopping and cinema.

  • Tammy Neal November 25, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Afternoon tea

  • Teresa sheldon November 25, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    We have pamper nights doing each other’s hair nails face mask girly film and snacks, and we go on shopping days out where we can browse the girlie shops in peace from the boys

  • Caroline Tokes November 25, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Pamper days

  • Donna Caldwell November 25, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    My daughter and I are saving to go see Wicked it looks fabulous and what a magical memory to have

  • sue mcdermott November 25, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    As long as it involves food we’re happy!

  • Jodie W November 25, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    getting our nails done

  • Tee Simpson November 25, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Pamper nights or afternoon teas are favourites.

  • Deborah Clarke November 25, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    My daughter loves a teipnto Primark. Lovely giveaway would be over the moon to win

  • Lynn Neal November 25, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    We enjoy going for afternoon tea!

  • Carolyn E November 25, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Love a bit of later afternoon shopping followed by a cocktail/mocktail.

  • natalie Crossan November 25, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Shopping followed by tea and cake!

  • Fiona jk42 November 25, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Thai massage, manicure or pedicure, provided we can persuade my husband to look after my granddaughter

  • SUNITA November 25, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    We love afternoon tea its my mums favourite

  • Hayley F November 25, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Going shopping and then having afternoon tea x

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