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If you want to give the bride-to-be an amazing send off in beautiful surroundings, a hen do in Chester is a fabulous choice! This northwest gem has got to be one of the most stunning cities in the UK and boasts a rich cultural heritage from its social media-worthy Medieval walls and the Roman Amphitheatre to Chester Racecourse, the oldest sports venue still in use with its first race taking place in 1539.
Chester is also a shop ‘til you drop haven! Visit the historic Chester Rows for two floors of shopping, established in the 13th century and head to Grosvenor Shopping Centre for high street faves and upmarket goodies. Around a 15 minutes’ drive away, you’ll find the Cheshire Oaks Shopping Outlet.
Chester’s glitzy nightlife has something to suit all tastes and budgets, from chilled pubs on the River Dee to swanky cocktail bars. Did we mention our favourite Bond, Daniel Craig was born here? Martini time, ladies!
Get ready to have a hen do in Chester you’ll never forget in this fabulous WAG wonderland!
Kick your pre-nuptial party off with a bang and get your group dancefloor ready with Dirty Dancing or Burlesque Dancing, sure to break the ice as you learn some fantastic dance moves and put on a showstopping performance at the end!
Want an activity that’ll instantly have the girls giggling? Hen party Life Drawing in Chester gets you all drawing a totally naked, professional, male model! He’s going to be stood starkers right in front of you! Just imagine everyone’s blushing faces! This quirky activity is a great way to add a bit of cheekiness to your celebrations without it being too (ahem!) in your face!
If you fancy something a bit rougher and readier, the Cheshire countryside is nearby and bound to get your hearts racing with thrilling activities from Quad Biking to Clay Pigeon Shooting.
If quirky activities are your bag, you’ll love Bubble Mayhen where you’ll each climb into big, inflatable, one-woman zorbs to play some brilliantly bonkers games including Queen of the Ring and Bulldog. Relive the good old days with School Sports Day during your Chester hen do as you split into teams or “houses” to compete against each other in egg and spoon, wheelbarrow, sack and space hopper races. This is even more fun than it sounds!
A fun Treasure Hunt will take you on a whistle-stop tour of all the sights as you’re guided around the city via GPS and tasked with completing challenges and tackling trivia. You’ll learn all about this gorgeous city’s history, food and drink and local celebs are you take part in hilarious photo and video challenges and get your grey matter and teamwork tested with tricky questions.
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The burlesque was also amazing, we learned a complete routine in chunks, with plenty of drink pauses, lots of laughter. The skill level was just right and at the end we did a complete routine - brillant.
This was a fun experience. The lady helping made everyone feel at ease and made the drawing a fun and relaxed place. The venue was central again and staff were very helpful also. This was an experience that everyone must try at one point in their life.
This super glam city often attracts the rich, famous and fabulous. See who you can spot during your Chester hen party! Celebrities born in this city include James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, Lee from cheesy pop group Steps and Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle.
With restaurants on almost every street, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Chester. Whether you want a real taste of Cheshire at a restaurant serving tasty local produce or a meal at your favourite chain restaurant, this city is here to please your palate! And because it’s a super sophisticated destination, we fully expect you ladies to treat yourselves. After all, we all know calories don’t count on a hen weekend in Chester! Guilt free indulgence, here we come!
Fancy adding some Latin flavour to your celebrations? Las Iguanas in Chester is just a few minutes’ walk from the train station and always gives hen groups a warm welcome! Sit down at your reserved table at this Latin American restaurant and bar and get ready to tingle those taste buds! You’ll each choose two courses from the big set menu, either a starter and a main course or a main and dessert, and a delicious drink to wash it all down with from caipirinha cocktails to prosecco. Whether you’re a picky eater (we all know one!), a veggie or someone who looks your food exotic and interesting, you’ll find something here to satisfy your cravings during your hen do in Chester.
Get glammed up Real Housewives or WAG style to experience some truly decadent nightlife. Hen party Cocktail Making in Chester is a brilliantly fun way to kick off the bride-to-be’s last night of freedom, getting you all good and merry as you create your own delicious drinks and enjoy lots of samples along the way.
Rather sit back like VIPS whilst someone makes the drinks? No problem! Add a drop of sophistication to you hen night in Chester with a Wine Tasting. At Veeno The Italian Wine Café, a friendly barista will share all the secrets of how wine is made.
You’ll get to try six wines each, two whites, two reds, a rosé and a sweet wine, in 70ml glasses. Sharing appetisers are also included so don’t worry if you’re a bit of a lightweight!
Dress to impress when it comes to hitting the nightclubs. Rosies is a Chester institution and firm fave with students with three floors, each playing a different genre of music, and an open-top roof terrace. Cruise claims to be the city’s most sophisticated nightclub, boasting six distinctly themed rooms where you can celebrate your Chester hen night in style.
If you fancy the idea of a hen do in Chester, here’s a quick guide to what you can expect throughout the year. April hosts Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival, one the biggest annual events of its type in the UK. More than 150 exhibitors showcase the best of Cheshire’s food and drink for you to sample and buy. There’s also talks, chef demonstrations, workshops and entertainment. In short, it’s a foodie’s heaven!
Chester’s fascinating history comes to life with talks, walks, films, workshops and exhibitions during June with the Heritage Festival. The city will be buzzing with loads of visitors and more than 60 events taking place in various venues. June also sees the return of the CH1 Chester Comedy Festival where local and international comedians take to the stage across eight laughter-filled days.
Around a 30-minute drive from the city centre, you’ll find the small village of Daresbury. You may not have heard of it, but you probably know about its annual event, Creamfields, the UK’s biggest dance music festival with super famous acts playing the best of drum and bass, EDM, techno and house. Fancy a visit during your hen do in Chester?
Chester Pride arrives every August, celebrating the LGBTQ community with a feel-good atmosphere and colourful parade plus entertainment and activities at Castle Square. There’s a main stage for famous acts to perform on plus a busking stage for acoustic singers and cabaret tent showcasing some hilarious and dazzling drag acts.
Visiting in November or December? You’re in for a magical time as Chester Christmas Market opens, boating more than 70 traditional wooden chalets selling festive treats, gifts, food and drink. You can get your hands on local products including crafts, jewellery, clothing, quirky gifts and nice stocking fillers. Don’t forget to grab some mulled wine, the perfect way to keep warm!
Chester’s a pretty compact city, easily walkable. Going for a stroll is a great way to take in the stunning sights, awesome architecture and discover some hidden gems. But beware, many of the historic streets are cobbled so you may struggle a little in heels.
You’ll also find a regular bus service that covers the city and its suburbs well so you can get around easily during your hen do in Chester. If you’d rather hop in a taxi after a night on your party feet, these can be easily pre-booked or found at a big selection of taxi ranks.
Chester is a gorgeous place to celebrate with its medieval streets, magnificent cathedral and Roman wall paired with a massive range of restaurants and pulsing nightlife. What more could you want? If you’d like more inspo for hen party ideas in Chester, check out our full activity listings right this second. You’ll find something to give the bride-to-be a fun-packed send off she’ll never forget!
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