Do you wake up most Saturday feeling super hungover? Us too.

More and more women in their twenties are choosing to drink less alcohol. But who says there's no fun in staying sober?!

I’m A Healthy Person (So Why Do I Smoke When I Get Really Drunk?!)

It's time to say goodbye to your weekly hangover and hello to a happier bank balance and a healthier you.

From sunset hikes to alphabet dating with a twist, we've put together the best sober nights out in the UK - for those who just can't face nightclubs anymore...


Dry bars are popping up everywhere. They're a great way to enjoy the atmosphere of a pub without the hangover the next day..!

Head to Redemption in London for friendly staff, great vegan food and cheap mocktails. Their tagline is "spoil yourself without spoiling yourself." Go on, you deserve it...

Make sure you visit Sober Sessions in Dublin - "a fresh twist on live music gigs in Ireland." Offering music and alcohol-free beverages in intimate venues, it's a great place to unwind after a hectic week.


Want to make the most of the long summer evenings with a picnic in the park? Take it in turns with your mates and have a food theme each week.

Make a beeline for your local park, up a hill or by a lake. Wherever you choose to go bring a blanket and an extra layer for the evening.

Like your mum always says, the warmer the day = the cooler the night.


Outdoor cinemas are becoming increasingly popular throughout the UK, so make sure you catch a film al fresco this year.

The Rooftop Film Club has four different locations across London. They acknowledge the unpredictable weather of the UK and will provide you with a free waterproof poncho if it looks a little cloudy. There are plenty of seat but arrive early to get a good spot!

Hyde Park will be showing free movies throughout the summer. It's a sober event and it's free - hoorah!

Check out our article on the best outdoor cinemas for your nearest cinematic experience.


Board games are no longer just boring rainy Sundays. Board game cafés are real and they are genius.

Draughts in Hackney, London has over 500 board games for you to play, as well as themed nights and tournaments.

You can grab plenty of non-alcoholic drinks and even a tasty meal to go alongside your game of choice.

A brilliant alternative to a night out!


Fancy something a little more active? Get a few of you together for an evening of indoor rock climbing.

There are centres across the UK catering for beginners right up to pros and everything in between.

Mile End climbing wall offers evening beginners classes if you're a newbie but they also cater for all abilities.

Redpoint Climbing Centre in Birmingham has a fantastic range of walls and boulders for you to scale until your heart's content!


Put down your Tequila Sunrise and step towards a sunset hike.

You could even bring your own hydrating mocktails like this one with you for when you reach the end.

If you're in London, try out the North Downs Way - a 153 mile journey. We are not suggesting hiking along all that for a sunset session! But we definitely recommend doing a stretch of it to round off an evening.

Alternatively in the midlands, head to the Malvern Hills. Described as a miniature mountain range, these hills have a trail to suit all abilities. Walk up one or ramble along the top from one end to the other - the choice is yours!

For a more coastal sunset, the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall will provide you with some stunning views. Spoiler alert: you probably won't see any lizards.

Looking for somewhere a little closer to home? Have a look at this top ten guide for some inspiration.


You may well of heard about alphabet dating for couples but why not apply the same kind of theory to your nights out with friends?

We suggest working your way through the alphabet doing a different [sober] activity at each letter.

Try canoeing one month, wakeboarding another or zip-wiring at the end.

It's a chance to get really creative so have some fun with it!


Mix up your weekend antics with a sober canoeing session and a night's camping.

GoCanoeing organise canoe camping trips, so make the most of the British summer time and organise your own trip soon!

After an active day, it's time to BBQ. Put your feet up and chill out for the night.

While you enjoy your surroundings, make some delicious food and experiment with some mocktails of your own. Staying sober never sounded so inviting.