Hen Party Activities in Birmingham

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Birmingham Hen Parties

Brilliant Birmingham is effortlessly cool, full to the brim with history, culture and quirks as well as epic nightlife and a ton of activities that’ll have you making memories you’ll treasure forever. The city’s central location makes it easy to get to wherever you’re coming from in the UK.

It may have been known as the workshop of the world in Victorian times, but Birmingham has had a makeover and become a contemporary, must-visit destination. When night falls, the city’s playful side is ripe to be explored! Brummies are famously friendly and will give you all a warm welcome on your hen do in Birmingham you just don’t get in some Southern cities. Mingle with their party people and you experience some seriously vibrant nightlife from canal-side cocktail bars to banging nightclubs you won’t leave ‘til it’s light out!

It’s time to explore England’s answer to Venice (yep, there really are more canals here!) and there’s so much to see and do. Cruise the canals and enjoy eclectic views of modern architecture, like the Cube, juxtaposed with industrial mills and warehouses. Get your hungover head back in the game with a visit to the relaxing Eastside City Park, a modern, urban park that stretches from the city centre to the Eastside.

If you’re planning on doing some shopping during your hen weekend in Birmingham, you simply have to visit the futuristic looking Bullring shopping centre where you’ll discover more than 160 shops and 40 restaurants plus places to pamper yourselves. It’s heaven! Did we mention Cadbury World is just a short drive away?

Hen Party Activities in Birmingham

There’s so much to do in buzzing Birmingham from Afternoon Tea to Indoor Skydiving, Cocktail Making to the Pop Video Experience. Whether you’re a group of culture vultures or thrill seekers, whether you want to relax to the max or try something totally off the wall, you’ll find the activity of your dreams in good old Brum!

Like your activities a bit cheeky? Why not try hen party Life Drawing in Birmingham? This can’t fail to get all the girls giggling as you learn how to draw the naked male model right in front of you. An art tutor will give you tips to help you get everything you see (yep, even that!) on to the paper in front of you. You’ll even get to take your masterpieces (or squiggles!) home. What a souvenir!

A fun dance class is a great way to break the ice as a professional dance teacher shows you how to throw the most epic shapes! With themes ranging from the 80s to Lip Sync Battle, Dirty Dancing to Pole Dancing, there’s something for everyone. You can even perform the routine you learn at the upcoming wedding if you’re feeling brave!

Put your body and brain to the test at Bear Grylls Adventure Basecamp! You’ll be presented with four adrenaline-pumping challenges including archery, an assault course, a survival maze and an escape room. Fancy your chances at beating Bear?

For something totally different to anything you’ve ever experienced, try our Zombie Boot Camp but be warned, it’s not for the faint hearted! This zombie survival activity gets you involved with close quarter battles with zombies for an immersive horror experience. You’re to hunt them down and shoot them with M4 Tippman airsoft assault rifles. Trust us, it’s scary stuff but totally exhilarating! Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time in Birmingham!

Reviews for Birmingham hen activities

Cocktail Masterclass and Two Course Meal

Monica was amazing, she went above and beyond to make sure we was all happy and having a good time. Food was delicious.

Steevie Mcgrath
Dirty Dancing

The instructor was brilliant. We had such a great time

Nicky Clark
Treasure Hunt - City Explorer


Laura Steggall
Cocktail Masterclass including Tapas

Absolutely brilliant experience! Lots of fun and great service! Tom was amazing and very accommodating

Adam Williams

Did you know?

  • Shopaholics will love the Bullring! It’s one of the biggest shopping centres in Europe and has been hosting indoor and outdoor markets since the 12th century.
  • This is one of the greenest cities in the UK with more than 600 parks and 8,000 acres of gorgeous green space so there’s loads of places to chill out on a hen do in Birmingham.
  • They’ve created some truly delicious things in Birmingham including Cadbury Chocolate, HP Sauce, Bird’s Custard and Typhoo Tea.
  • There are five universities in Birmingham and more than 73,000 students, meaning there’s some awesome nightlife to explore during your hen night in Birmingham!
  • Sir Charles Barry, the same architect that designed the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, also designed St Chad’s Cathedral.
  • Reverend Wilbert Awdry wrote the Thomas the tank engine books here. Now the theme tune’s in our heads!
  • Super famous author JRR Tolkein grew up here and city’s said to have inspired The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The fields and mill at Sarehole village in the suburbs inspired The Shire where the hobbits live.
  • This is the UK’s most landlocked city. You’d have to journey around 120 miles to find the nearest beach (it’s in Weston-super-Mare).
  • Birmingham hosted the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest. It was won by Dana International from Israel with the song Diva.
  • The New York Times once featured the city in their top 20 places to visit.
  • The city was once home to the 18th century’s richest man. Industrialist and pioneer Matthew Boulton lived in the beautiful Soho House and had a fortune twice as big as Microsoft’s Bill Gates.
  • The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery holds the biggest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings in the world.
  • Tennis (in its modern form) was created in Edgbaston by Harry Gem and Augurio Perera on a croquet lawn.
  • Brum’s also the birthplace of the medical x-ray, first used here by Birmingham Hospital Radiographer John Hall-Edwards.
  • Cluedo was invented by a Birmingham man who lived on Brighton Road.

Birmingham in numbers

  • Birmingham has 56km of waterways and more canals than Venice.
  • Thanks to the Bullring, Brum has been voted the 3rd best place to shop in the UK. Come back from your hen do in Birmingham with some goodies and bargains!
  • Birmingham is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK and home to around 1.1 million people.
  • Nearly 40% of the city’s population is under the age of 25, making this one of the youngest cities in Europe.
  • More than 50 festivals are held in Birmingham every year so there’s always something going on!
  • This buzzing city can be reached within four hours by 90% of the UK.
  • Birmingham Airport is the UK’s 3rd biggest airport.
  • The NEC (National Exhibition Centre) and ICC (International Convention Centre) host more than 850 events each year.
  • Birmingham Hippodrome gets 520,000 visitors a year, making it the UK’s busiest theatre.
  • The wonderful Jewellery Quarter produces 40% of all jewellery made in the UK.

Local Celebs

Buzzing Birmingham is the birthplace to some seriously cool bands including heavy metal rockers Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest and New Romantics band Duran Druan. The city still has an awesome live music scene to this day. Legendary author J.R.R. Tolkein also lived in Brum.

Born and bred Brummies include actress Felicity Jones, comedian Jasper Carrott, singers Jamelia, Toyah Wilcox and Roy Wood from Wizzard. Why not hit the streets and see who you can spot during your Birmingham hen do?

If you’re a foodie, prepare to fall in love with this city! Birmingham’s Balti houses and Indian restaurants are the amongst the best in the UK. The famous Balti Triangle features over 100 Balti houses and boasts more than 20,000 visitors a week. This food loving city also has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other UK city, bar London. Whether you fancy something super posh or cheap as chips, international cuisines or local comfort food, you’ll find it here.

How about a bit of hen party Pizza Making? Bella Italia offers this quintessentially Italian tradition with a bubbly twist. That’s right, you’ll whip up some carb delights while sipping on bottomless prosecco. Don’t mind if we do!

You can even toast the bride-to-be with a glass of prosecco each. Las Iguanas at The Arcadian is close to the Theatre District and banging bars and will give your hen group the warmest of welcomes as you sit down to two tempting courses, packed with Latin American flavour. Will you choose a starter and a main or a main and a dessert? Decisions, decisions.

After a big night out celebrating your Birmingham hen party, head to Bond Street to get your hopefully hangover-busting fix of kebabs and fast food!

There’s never a dull moment in this modern city! Kick start your big night out with some hen party Cocktail Making in Birmingham! Learn how to mix, muddle, shake and stir your way to cocktail deliciousness under the expert tutelage of a professional mixologist. You’ll make at least two drinks each, receive a welcome drink and play some hilarious games including tandem cocktail making and blindfold buddies. You’ll leave this activity with any ice broken, your group bonded and feeling pretty merry! What better way to start the bride-to-be’s last night of freedom?

Bierkeller in Birmingham offers a complete package that includes bar entry, waiter service, cloakroom, seating, food, drink and entertainment. They love spoiling hen parties in Birmingham and who can blame them?

You’ll get a shot of schnapps each plus a Haus Stein (two pint glass) with either wine, cider, beer or a cocktail sure to quench even the thirstiest ladies! To help line those stomachs, you also get some tasty Bavarian bites including a pretzel, bratwurst in a brioche roll and fries. The best part of all, you’ll be entertained by the Bavarian Stompers! They’re a hilarious Oompah band that’ll have everyone singing along and dancing on the tables! After the band, a DJ will spin some top tunes for you until 2am. What a night!

A Birmingham hen night isn’t complete without a trip to Broad Street! One of the biggest nightclubs here is PRYZM with its four party rooms playing hip hop, dance, R&B and, of course, that little bit of cheese none of us can resist!

Birmingham Wine Weekend takes place in March and it’s a grape adventure (see what we did there?) that’ll get everyone appreciating this delicious tipple and raising a glass to your hen do in Birmingham. You can buy a wristband that’ll get you access to more than 20 venues, from wine bars to swanky hotels, where you can raise a glass to the bride-to-be.

Hip hop fans will love a visit to the city in May as the annual B-Side Hip Hop Festival takes over the city. This free event features appearances from some of the best local and international artists, musicians and dancers. You might even get a chance to show off some of your own moves!

Birmingham Carnival takes place every two years in August and is a fabulous multicultural festival celebrating African-Caribbean culture, entertainment, art, food and drink. The exciting parade is not to be missed! Led by the Carnival Queen, the Midlands answer to Notting Hill Carnival travels from Handsworth Park to Perry Park. Join the party on your hen do in Birmingham!

German Christmas Market is the biggest outdoor Christmas market in the UK and the biggest German market outside of Germany and Austria. It attracts a whopping five million visitors every year! Yep, it’s that good. Head here in November and December for sizzling bratwursts and tankards of the best German beer as well as stalls selling gifts, toys and ornaments. If you weren’t feeling festive, you definitely will after your Birmingham hen weekend!

Birmingham is a big city, but it’s served really well by trains, trams, buses and taxis which make getting around nice and easy during your hen do in Birmingham. Taxi ranks are close to all the popular night time hotspots, so you won’t have to walk far in those heels. Bonus!

Fancy a Hen Party in Birmingham?

Get ready to have some fun in Brum! This city will bring everyone together, letting their hair down and having the best time ever! Want to look for more hen party ideas in Birmingham? Browse through our extensive listings now and see what tickles your fancy.

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