Parents only: Drink and Draw Events UK

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Parents it’s time to tap into your inner child while also channelling the perks of being 18+… Grab your glass of wine, some nachos, and grab your finest art supplies, it’s time to attend a Drink and Draw Event near you in the UK.

We’ve rounded up a list of all the best Drink and Draw events in the UK from free events to bottomless brunches, paint parties and so much more.

Why do adults like Drink and Draw Events?

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Getting creative and messy isn’t just exclusive to your kids. Parents need to find mindful moments in the day where they can catch up with friends and unleash their creative juices! Not only is painting (or any creative activity) good for the soul but it’s a great way to forget about all your daily stresses as you chat and paint the evening away.

Another great thing about Drink and Draw Events in the UK is that there are no rules!!! You don’t have to be the next Claude Moet or Leonardo Da Vinci. Scribble with some chalk, chuck some acrylic onto your canvas, and go over it with fine liners, sharpies or graphite – that canvas is all yours.

If you want to shake up your days or nights out with your friends then this is such a great activity to take part in. You’ll be giggling, and chatting, and the time will fly by! Alcohol is always optional so if you prefer staying away from this part of the event that’s fine, most events will have soft drinks too.

These events are super fun and super casual which is great for busy parents! Parent life can be chaotic and the last thing you want to do is spend hours (which you might not have) getting all dressed up. With that being said, if you want to make an effort you can! Either way, these events have a relaxed vibe so you won’t have to feel any additional pressure.

Oh, and another thing… Most events play eclectic music! You’ll be bopping with every stroke of your paintbrush, sipping on your favourite drink and reconnecting with friends. What could be better than that?!

Find some escapism from daily life and book an event today! Unsure where to start? It’s a good job we have an extensive list of Drink and Draw Events (UK) down below…

Drink and Draw Events UK

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Sip n Stroke, Birmingham & London

Sip n Stroke are paint party royalty and if you don’t know already… get to know!

Listen to R&B hits while painting your masterpieces. Take part in dance-offs, and catwalks and meet many like-minded people who love music, art, and of course, having fun! You’re in good hands with your energetic hosts and each event takes place in different venues and community centres in Birmingham and London. It’s perfect for birthday parties and friend catch-ups too.

Your ticket will pay for art supplies and entertainment. Drinks are not included. You will also get an apron.

P.S. I can vouch for this event – it is amazing!

Opening Times

Check online for prices + the latest events as they vary!


Check online for prices + the latest events as they vary!

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Drink N Draw at Ducie Warehouse, Manchester

DING-DONG! The ultimate combo has arrived… It’s a FREE and fun event in Manchester!

Running every Thursday, as of March 2023, the lounge area of Ducie Warehouse opens its doors from 6pm – 9pm to welcome bored and creative folks to channel all their inner artist. You can spend your hard-earned money on delicious food and drinks while the DJ plays in the background.

You won’t get access to paints during these sessions however, there are lots and lots and lots of colourful pens and paper to get scribbling on! This is the perfect parent date night or friend catch-up idea.

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Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP

Opening Times

Every Thursday



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Sunday Bottomless Brunch Neon Naked Life Drawing at Trapeze, London

If the idea of life drawing sessions makes you yawn, then change up your views with an exciting neon naked life drawing bottomless brunch in the capital!

Yes, this one is definitely for the wilder parents who are on the hunt for a creative workshop that matches the high levels of fun! Use reactive art materials, drawing radiant, colourful life models.

Each ticket to this event is different and you can from:

  • Neon Naked Class + a glass of Prosecco!
  • Neon Naked Class + a Burger and Drink! Prosecco or Beer!
  • Bottomless Neon Naked Brunch! Burger and bottomless Prosecco or Beer!
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Trapeze Bar 89 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3HX

Opening Times

Check online for the latest events!


From £27.79

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safari bar in edinburgh

August Drink and Draw Life Printing at The Safari Lounge, Edinburgh

Okay, this one’s a pretty snappy approach to life drawing making it exciting and in lots of ways more interesting! Think speed dating but with some paper and charcoal.

At The Safari Lounge this August, guests are welcomed to a cosy setting for just over £20 each. You’ll study a life model who will change positions every five minutes. This will produce unique and unexpected results from each person participating, which can range from a bold statement to ghostly impressions…

Your ticket price pays for the art supplies which will be provided to you during the session, so all you need to do is turn up!

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21 Cadzow Pl, Edinburgh EH7 5SN

Opening Times

30th August 2023 at 6:45pm - 9pm


£21.43 per person

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Drink & Draw at The Boiler Room, Guildford

Local illustrator, Andrew Thomson, will hold this fun artistic soiree in August but this is also a monthly class so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events!

You are encouraged to bring your own art supplies but there are also art supplies available onsite. The Boiler is a great space to unwind and get creative however you wish.

If you are looking to meet fellow art lovers or make new friends then joining community activities like these is really positive. Making friends can get harder in lots of ways as an adult, so these groups are a great way to meet people.

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The Boileroom, Guildford GU1 4LS

Opening Times

Tuesday 08 August 2023 at 19:00

Event runs monthly


Free to attend

Donations of £6 per person are encouraged.

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colourful outdoor venue at SPARK York

Creative Drinks: York Creatives Monthly Social - All Welcome!

All ages are welcome to come along for a drink, some street food, and to socialise with new people at this monthly social event.

Booking is required, however, each attendee will receive a lovely yellow York Creatives badge, and 10% off drinks at Piccadilly Tap and the Bohemian Bar.

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SPARK: York CIC 17-21 Piccadilly York YO1 9PB

Opening Times

Monthly community event



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Drink and Draw at East Quay, Somerset

Have a drink and create – it really is that simple! Whether you’re on a lonesome artistic adventure or you are looking for things to do with your friends, the monthly Drink and Draw events at East Quay are exceptional!

All materials will be provided at each session. Just remember, these are not step-by-step sessions, they are based on different art techniques and subject matter each time.
If you’ve got some

If you have an ongoing passion for art then you’ll be sharing tips and discussing your work with your fellow class-goers. This event is also free!

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East Quay Watchet, Bridgwater, TA6 4AE

Opening Times

Fourth Tuesday of every month, 6.30-7.30 pm


Free event

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Drink and Draw Craft club with Wild City Events, Portsmouth

Looking for a relaxed and friendly event in the south of England? Join a drink and draw session with the Craft Club in Portsmouth. You can review what each monthly session is online to see which may be the best subject for you!

Chose from classes like Pressed Clay Ornamentals, Beneath The Earth, Vitamin Sea, Floating Forest, Light & Dark and so much more!

All materials are included in your ticket price and you’ll get a free glass of wine!

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The Eastney Tavern, 100 Cromwell Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 9PN

Opening Times

Monthly, check online for session dates + subject matter


£10 per person

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people crowded around table cutting up magazines and drawing at The Carousel's drink and draw event

The Carousel, Nottingham

Grab your ticket to the marvellous Messy Drink and Draw at The Carousel! You don’t have to be a pro to join the activities, just come along with your creative hats on and get stuck in.

You must book your ticket beforehand otherwise your place isn’t guaranteed. These sessions run every fortnight.

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25 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Opening Times

Every fortnight


£3 per person

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Sip and Paint Sessions at The Paint Club, Bangor

The Paint Club hosts creative events monthly. The painting workshops are located at the Blue Sky Cafe in Bangor. All painting workshops include a canvas, easel, brushes, an apron and of course, the paint!

The Paint Club hold fun sessions all over the UK too, make sure to check their socials for more information.

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Ambassador Hall Rear of, 236 High St, Bangor LL57 1PA

Opening Times

monthly sessions


£28 each

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