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Hen parties in Blackpool need little introduction! This lively town has forever been one of the most popular hen destinations in the UK. Its seaside charm, tongue-in-cheek nightlife and, of course, the famous Pleasure Beach's rollercoasters and attractions, means groups have been flocking to this classic Lancashire town for decades.
If you're interested in partying on an old-school hen do at a quintessentially British destination, then a Blackpool hen weekend makes the perfect choice. Experience the famous Golden Mile between the South and North piers by day and be part of the vibrant party scene by night. If you’re planning a summer hen party, then Blackpool offers its famous sandy beach for you to soak up the sun and recover from last night’s antics or relax and prepare for the ones ahead!
Of course, one of the biggest draws over the years is the Pleasure Beach which might not have the sheer size of American theme parks but definitely more than matches them for fun. Rides like the Avalanche and The Big One can make you scream with the best of them as your stomach churns and adrenaline pumps through your veins. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg; there’s so much more you can do in this Northern party town.
One thing you definitely won’t be short of on your Blackpool hen do is fun activities. Whatever kind of group you are, whatever your tastes and budget, you can get stuck into something that everyone will love. Inject some friendly competition into proceedings with a School Sports Day, the ultimate retro activity. Relive your school heyday as you split into teams to compete again each other in classic games including space hopper, three-legged and sack races. You’ll get coloured headbands and bibs to really look the part as you try to balance a beanbag on your head!
One of the areas where Blackpool comes out on top of other destinations is its opportunity for naughtiness. Why not get the girls giggling right away with some hen party Life Drawing in Blackpool? This activity does exactly what it says on the tin; you’re going to be drawing a fully naked male model who’s posing right before your very eyes! Don’t worry if you’ve never tried anything like this before or can barely draw a stickman, a professional art tutor will guide your session, sharing top tips to help you create a masterpiece. Just imagine the looks on each other’s face as you compare your works of art at the end!
Sticking with the cheeky theme, you can learn some seriously sexy moves to bust out on the dancefloor later with a Burlesque Dancing workshop. Unleash your inner showgirl as you learn how to strut, shimmy and shake what your mama gave ya, performing a choreographed routine at the end with feather fans to up the va va voom!
If you’re into a bit of star spotting, you might be interested to know that famous Blackpudlians include TV presenter Zoe Ball, The Crown and Dr Who’s Jenna Coleman, Harry Potter actor David Thewlis, Fraser actor Charles John Mahoney, Hollyoaks actress Nikki Sanderson and Goldfinger Bond Girl Tania Mallett.
Eating out in Blackpool is about so much more than just fish and chips…though, to be fair, they’re always delicious and best enjoyed on the beach followed by an ice cream. There is a massive range of mouth-watering eateries here, whether you fancy tucking into something cheap and cheerful or more high-end bites, pub grub or international fare. If you’re from down South, you’ll love some of the bonkers dishes you can grab in a takeaway here. Battered Mars Bar anyone?
How about combining one of our most fun activities with some tasty food? Hen party Cocktail Making in Blackpool is one of the best ways to warm up for a big night out. A professional mixologist will teach you how to make the best tasting cocktails. You’ll whip up several, drinking everything you make and playing games to up the fun factor. Then it’s time to sit down to a delicious two-course meal. Will you go for a starter and main course or a main and dessert? Decisions, decisions.
Although there are plenty of activities to fill the hours of your day, Blackpool is a nocturnal city that really comes alive at night, making it the perfect destination for all you hens with a hankering for a late night party. It’s a myriad of luminous lights that make the night sparkle so get your glad rags on and prepare yourselves for a hen night in Blackpool you’ll never forget!
There’s an abundance of watering holes close to each other so you and your party won’t have far to hobble from one venue to the next. Whether you fancy visiting a traditional pub, a glitzy cocktail bar or a cheesy nightclub, there’s something here to suit every hen group and, best of all, you’ll celebrate that last night of freedom amongst friendly, welcoming locals who’ll show you how to party. Funny Girls is a burlesque cabaret bar on the North Shore of Blackpool, great if you fancy doing something a bit different and jam-packed with comedy and cabaret. Currently number one on Trip Advisor’s ‘Things to Do in Blackpool,’ it’s a great party destination whether you’re 18 or 80.
The Blackpool tower offers a selection of activities, but if you and the girls are big thrill-seekers then Pleasure Beach amusement park has a variety of rides to really get that adrenaline pumping.
The Golden Mile injects the Vegas into Blackpool! Pay for your wedding by winning money in the casino or see if you and your future hubby or wife are meant to be by getting your fortune read along the strip! Brimming with amusement parks, bars and places to eat, it’s ideal place for some hen weekend fun.
This cheeky, brash, British town knows how to throw a party, so you best bring your A-game on your hen do in Blackpool. You’re up North so you know you’re going to find cheap drink prices and a friendly atmosphere. What’s not to love, ladies?
Winters can be a little chilly so between March-October is a really popular time to visit this Northern party town. It’s gorgeous in the sunshine so if you fancy soaking up some rays on the sandy beach, the summer is a good time to have your hen do in Blackpool. Pride takes place every year in June with huge celebrations in the town including a parade and tons of live entertainment.
Blackpool Airshow takes place in August and is packed with displays and vintage planes if that’s your kind of thing. One of the best free light shows in the world takes place during October and sees big crowds flock here for the Lightpool Festival. Blackpool Illuminations span six miles along the promenade and are beautiful to see, especially at night. You can take a stroll or hop on an illuminated tram.
Bus and tram services connect hotels to most of the main attractions. Many people don’t realise that the Golden Mile of beach is actually much longer so make good use of the public transport or take some comfy shoes to walk in at least!
If walking around isn’t an option or the British weather isn’t on your side, you can always jump in a taxi at any point on your hen weekend in Blackpool. This way there will be no waiting around and you can wear those new shoes as you’re picked up and dropped off wherever you want.
As you can probably tell, there’s never a dull moment in this party loving seaside town. If you want more hen party ideas in Blackpool, browse our full activity listings now; they’re all bound to make sure the bride-to-be’s last weekend of freedom is one for the history books. Whether you fancy something cheeky or sophisticated, laid back or action-packed or anything in between, you’re spoilt for choice.
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