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Brilliant Birmingham is effortlessly cool. It’s full to the brim with history, culture and quirks as well as an epic nightlife and a ton of activities that’ll have you making memories you’ll treasure forever. The city’s central location in the UK makes it super-easy to get to.
What to Expect During a Hen Party in Birmingham
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 that you just don’t get in some Southern cities. Mingle with their party people and you’ll 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!) because there’s so much to see and do during your Birmingham hen 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?
Outdoor Hen Do Activities in Birmingham
Want to get outside and have some fun in the sun during your hen do in Birmingham? We’ve got loads of options to help get your blood pumping or help you relax. Why not unleash your inner adrenaline junkie with a session of quad biking? You’ll explore acres of woodland as you ride over bridges and plough through muddy puddles. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun things to do. Read on for more!
There’s so much to do in buzzing Birmingham from delightful afternoon tea to a hilarious 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!
While enjoying a Birmingham hen do, why not go back in time and shake your stuff during a fun 80‘s dance class? You can dress up in your leg warmers and fluorescent head bands as you move to retro beats and bob to nostalgic tunes. An experienced instructor will guide you through some classic moves including The Running Man and the Moonwalk. Perhaps you can take them onto the dance floor with your during your Birmingham hen night?
Do you fancy hosting a hen party in Birmingham at your place? Then why not hire yourself a buff butler to greet your guests? He’ll be wearing a bottom-baring apron, collar, cuffs and bowtie so just imagine the looks on your friends’ faces when he answers the door! This cheeky butler can also serve your drinks and canapes as well as hosting and taking part in games that’ll have everyone in hysterics.
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!
Such a fun activity for a hen do! Fizzbox were super helpful as well in the lead up to the day, highly recommend
Although it was really hot our team really enjoyed this activity and our host and staff at Birmingham Power League were fantastic! (I would definitely recommend booking on a cooler day!)
Really pleased with the day, all the staff were very helpful, even though we were 30 minutes late.
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.
Activities for Foodie Hen Parties in Birmingham
To get you started, here are some popular activities and eateries that are sure to get those tummies rumbling and set you up for a Birmingham hen weekend to remember.
Afternoon Tea - Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? This mouth-watering daytime treat sees you tuck into a range of goodies such as finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam. You can wash everything down with tea, coffee or even a glass (or more!) of fizz to make things that bit more special.
Bottomless Brunch - Up the ante and kick start your Birmingham hen do with a bang with bottomless brunch. You’ll chow down on your choice of brunch dish, from smashed avocado on toast to full English breakfasts, and enjoy totally unlimited glasses of alcohol throughout your sitting. Yep, you read that right! It’s too good to resist.
Las Iguanas - 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.
Tapas Revolution - Fancy spicing it up with some Spanish cuisine? Tapas Revolution in Birmingham offer a colourful tapas menu packed with flavours and scrummy treats that you can either share or keep all to yourself! You’ll try a range of classic Spanish foods including baked piquillo peppers, spiced Asturian sausage and bechamel croquettes. And, even better, on arrival you’ll each receive a glass of sangria to really kick the evening off in style!
Adams Restaurant - New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5UGIf you want to enjoy some sophisticated and more high-end dining during your Birmingham hen do, you might want to visit Adams Restaurant. Nominated for the Travellers Choice Award and with a Michelin Star, you certainly won’t be disappointed as you indulge on this lovingly crafted menu. You can expect artfully plated British food alongside mouth-watering desserts and a fabulous wine menu. There’s nothing not to love!
The Merrymaid - 263 Moseley Road, Birmingham, B12 0EAFor some cheery, budget-friendly grub, you’ve got to visit The Merrymaid. Their Indian themed menu will have your mouths watering as you sidle up to the bar or take a seat in the restaurant. It may not look fancy from the outside, but the food is to die for and the atmosphere is banging. You and the girls will have a great time tucking into spicy curries and saying cheers to your special occasion!
The Karczma - Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Birmingham, B5 5PHWant to try something totally different from the norm? The Karczma is a traditional Polish restaurant serving up all sorts from beetroot soup to crispy pork knuckle, meat and veggie dumplings and grilled salmon. The interior is inspired by traditional polish cottages with lots of faux fur blankets and wooden beams.
There’s never a dull moment in this modern city! Whether you want to head straight out into Birmingham’s banging nightclubs or you want to start the evening off with some fun cocktail making, we can guarantee your hen night in Birmingham is going to be one to remember!
Cocktail Making - Kick start your Birmingham hen do with cocktail making. You’ll 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 - 195-196 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1AY
Bierkeller 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!
The Mill - 29 Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, B9 4AG
This renovated Victorian warehouse is a huge club that boasts a trendy roof garden and mezzanine floor, where you can take a break from all the dancing and watch everybody else instead! This industrial-style club hosts DJ nights often suited to techno-heads and live bands for music-lovers.
Lab 11 - Trent Street, Birmingham, B5 5NLIf you’re looking proper clubbing, Lab 11 is where you should be headed. Another warehouse venue with live DJs and a heavy house and club scene that’ll get your grooving and moving amongst other partygoers. You and the girls can really let off steam as you rave to some famous performers or grab a bit to eat at one of the pop-up food stalls. Honestly, Lab 11 has it all!
PRYZM - 182 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DAEveryone’s favourite! Pryzm is renowned for its epic club nights and multi-story rooms where you can pick and choose what music you’d prefer to bob too. They’ve got loads of bars, loads of VIP booths along with hours of fun to be had during your hen do in Birmingham!
Birmingham Wine Weekend
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.
B-Side Hip Hop Festival
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!
Birmingham German Christmas Market
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!
Getting to Your Birmingham Hen Do
Birmingham is located in the West Midlands. You can reach this fun city from London in around two hours and 20 minutes by car and an hour and a half by train. You can reach here by car from Nottingham in one hour, 45 minutes from Leicester and two hours from Liverpool. It’s very well connected by motorways, trains and coaches as well as having its own airport. Once you arrive, you’ll quickly discover that this is a very big city which makes a Birmingham hen do even more fun!
Getting Around During Your Birmingham Hen Do
Birmingham has a fantastic transport system that’ll ensure you aren’t spending your whole time walking back and forth between different areas. There are eight local train lines that cross the city centre and link up different parts of Birmingham, as well as lines going out of the city. This West Midlands city also has a great local bus system which is super easy to navigate and will make sure you girls can quickly get to your pub or restaurant on your hen night. And, of course, there are taxi ranks dotted around outside all the big clubs and bars so getting back will be an absolute doddle!
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.