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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.
What to Expect During a Hen Party in Blackpool
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.
Eating and Drinking on Your Hen Do in Sheffield
While you're celebrating your hen do in Blackpool, there's no doubt that you'll need to refuel and tuck into some delicious food during your stay. Whether you want to stock up before a night out or you want to spend the evening wining and dining, you'll be pleased to know there are loads of fantastic Blackpool restaurants. From the cheap and cheerful to the more sophisticated eateries, there'll be something here for everyone!
Want to stay in? No worries! Just because you're celebrating a big occasion, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the ease of staying at home and spending quality time with the girls. We have loads of fantastic virtual experiences. From virtual escape rooms to hilarious scavenger hunts, there's really no reason not to have a great time! And, even better, you'll be able to connect with your mates on the other side of the world too!
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!
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!
Are you looking for something totally wacky and bags of fun? Bubble mayhen will see you ladies competing against each other while wearing hilarious inflatable zorbs! Your body will be encased in the ball, leaving your legs to run around and attempt to keep balance. You'll be rolling, bumping and barging your way around the football pitch as you tackle some exciting challenges. A referee will be on hand to dish out the challenges and keep track of the scores. Trust us, your Blackpool hen do is going to be one to remember!
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, singer and musical theatre star Alfie Boe, Fraser actor Charles John Mahoney, Hollyoaks actress Nikki Sanderson and Goldfinger Bond Girl Tania Mallett.
Who would you most like to bump into during your Blackpool hen do?
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?
To get you started, take a look at our top choices here!
14-16 Topping St, Blackpool, FY1 3AQ
Talking of Fish n’ Chips, you’ve got to try Yorkshire Fisheries. This shop has been around since the 1980s! It has won several awards including the Gold Taste of Lancashire Award, so you know you are going to be in for some utterly delicious and traditional fish and chips. You can eat in or takeaway and you can expect meals to between £5 - £15 depending on how hungry you are. It’s an absolute bargain!
66-74 Promenade, Blackpool , Blackpool, FY1 1HB, UK
How about combining one of our most fun activities with some tasty food? Hen party cocktail making at Las Iguanas 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.
463 Promenade, South Shore, Blackpool FY4 1AR
The Eating Inn is a popular and fully licensed steakhouse that is situated right on the Blackpool promenade. This means you can enjoy some perfectly cooked Prime British beef while enjoying the views of the ocean. This restaurant has been around since 1980 and is now a top choice for locals and tourists alike! And, don’t worry, there are plenty of veggie options too so everyone can come along and tuck in!
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. It’s also a great place to get those quintessential Blackpool hen do selfies!
The Golden Mile
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 Blackpool 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?
Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, FY1 4RU
Ready to get the LOLs in and giggle yourself silly? The Comedy Station in Blackpool is a popular choice for anyone who loves a good laugh and has featured a variety of famous comedians over the years. You can expect bigger acts on Friday and Saturday and new material on Sundays. You could every night during your hen weekend in Blackpool if you wanted!
30 Topping Street, Blackpool, FY1 3AQ
For an alternative night out packed with indie music and craft beer, head down to Bootleg Social for a Blackpool hen night to remember! You can experience some fantastic local live music and a tasty drinks bar. It’s a little different from lots of the Blackpool clubs, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting your groove on and head banging to some awesome bands.
97 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HL
Winter Gardens is home to a selection of venues, bars and performance spaces that make this an absolute must-see during your hen weekend in Blackpool. Winter Gardens have a huge range of spaces that host everything from exhibitions, Opera, wrestling, and dancing. Make sure to check out their website to find out about upcoming events in time for your hen do. You won’t be disappointed!
What Time of Year is Best for a Blackpool Hen Do?
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.
What’s On During Your Blackpool Hen Do?
Blackpool PridePride takes place every year in June with huge celebrations in the town including a parade and tons of live entertainment. You can expect lots of colourful floats, loud music and hilarious acts along with a fantastic atmosphere that'll instantly put you in the mood to party!
Blackpool International Soul FestivalAlso taking place in June is Blackpool International Soul Festival. It showcases the best of the Northern soul scene with performances from local and international singers, musicians and performers.
Blackpool Airshow takes place in August and is packed with displays and vintage planes if that’s your kind of thing.
Blackpool Gin and Rum Festival
If you fancy tasting some delicious drinks on your hen do in Blackpool, you’ll love a visit to the Blackpool Gin and Rum Festival, the biggest gin and rum festival tour in the UK. Expect pop up bars, samples, showcases, masterclasses, DJs and live entertainment to make things really fun.
Blackpool IlluminationsOne 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.
Getting Around During Your Blackpool Hen Do
Getting around this coastal town is nice and easy. If you’re getting the train, you’ll be pleased to hear that the town’s served well by Blackpool North and Blackpool South train stations. 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 than a mile 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. Don’t forget, because you’re on a Blackpool hen party, you’ve got to get to tram. It runs along the promenade from Fleetwood (North) to Starr Gate (South).
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.