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There’s so much more to Manchester football and Oasis! This city boasts a contemporary and cool vibe paired with that famous Northern charm that makes all visitors feel welcome, especially those fun girls on a hen do in Manchester! Shopaholic hens will love all the high street shops, quirky boutiques and, of course, legendary shopping Mecca, the Trafford Centre.
What to Expect During a Manchester Hen Do
Manchester’s vibrant party scene is comparable to London’s, except you get way more bang for your buck, as well as a friendly welcome from the fun-loving locals. From the bohemian Northern Quarter to trendy Deansgate Lock, from the action-packed Printworks to friendly gay village, Canal Street, Manchester will make that last night of freedom totally memorable.
The second cultural hub of England is a fantastic place to try something new and our fun-filled activities always go down a treat. It’s the bride-to-be last weekend away as a single lady and we know exactly how to help you give her the best send off ever! Whether you’re the future bride or one of her hens, if you’re looking for hen party ideas in Manchester, you’ve come to the right place!
Outdoor Hen Do Activities in Manchester
Breathe in some fresh air and explore the great outdoors on your Manchester hen do with a rip-roaring outdoor activity. Shake off your hangover and get out into the Northern countryside with Quad Biking or Clay Pigeon Shooting, both pitting hen against hen as you unleash your competitive sides. How about pushing yourself to the limit with a zip wire experience that sees you explore the treetops? You’ll reach heights of up to 30m at Go Ape as you take on Tarzan swings, rope bridges and a zip wire over water.
You really are totally spoilt for choice with hen party activities in Manchester. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find something here that you’ll love. Here’s a few of our favourites:
Cheeky Butler - Relax to the max on your Manchester hen do by hiring a cheeky butler who'll greet your guests, help serve your drinks and canapes and host fun party games, all while wearing nothing but a bowtie, collar, cuffs and a bottom baring apron! Sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
Burlesque Dancing - Why not shake off your inhibitions with Burlesque or Pole Dancing? You can even have your own Lip Sync Battle. Seen the hit TV show? Now it’s your turn to perform like your favourite popstars, miming and performing a choreographed dance routine to a song of your choice!
Nude Life Drawing - If you’re looking for a cheeky ice breaker, hen party Life Drawing in Manchester always goes down a treat! A professional art tutor will teach you how to draw all the curves of human body with a totally nude male model right before your very eyes! Expect giggles and lots of blushing!
Makeover and Photoshoot - If you’d prefer your activities to be a bit more glam, you’ll love our Makeover and Photoshoot. The pro make-up artist will give you all makeovers before the photographer takes a range of individual and groups shots you can take home and cherish forever. Now you’re all dolled up, why not hit the town?
Bubble Mayhen - This city is sports mad! If you ladies are too, get stuck into a competitive, sporting activity with more than a dash of silliness. Bubble Mayhen brings the laughs to your Manchester hen do right away as you don giant, inflatable zorbs to play a range of hilarious games from Queen of the Ring to Bump the Bride.
Staff were fantastic
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Again really great day! I think this was helped out by the weather being very sunny. The venue is located 2 miles out of the city, so in a taxi it was only 10 pounds. The staff again were very friendly and the bubble mayhen was hilarious. Only tiny issue, I had completed the Mr and Mrs Quiz, however the venue didn't know anything about this. We still did it, but only because I pushed. It also states on the booking information that champagne is provided to the winning team, again I had to push for this but they did give us a bottle of prosecco. Both sporting activities were very well organised, we all had a great day!!
Manchester has spawned some seriously cool celebrities in its time. You might even spot Liam and Noel Gallagher (though you probably won’t see them together!), film director Danny Boyle and comedian Jason Manford.
On a hen do in Manchester, you never know who you might spot! This city was also famously home to Emmeline Pankhurst who helped formed the Suffratgettes and played a huge part in women’s right to vote. Go girl!
For more quality time with your favourite bachelorettes during your hen weekend in Manchester, we highly recommend having a meal out and luckily for you, this city’s packed with fantastic restaurants. This Northern city's foodie scene is constantly growing.
Think Manchester’s idea of fine dining is a chip barmcake (or chip butty to our fellow Southerners)? Think again! There’s a huge range of quality restaurants here offering everything from sumptuous three-course meals to a quintessential British afternoon tea. We only work with the best restaurants in town with warm and welcoming atmospheres. Here are some of our favourite places to chow down:
Curry Mile - Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, South ManchesterCurry Mile is a must visit if you’re a curry fan! Despite its name, it’s actually half a mile long but is still jam-packed with more than 70 restaurants and takeaways offering delicious South Asian food. There’s also street food on offer as well as those hangover-preventing (well, maybe!) late night takeaways.
Las Iguanas - 84 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2ER
Las Iguanas is located in lively Deansgate and offers a filling two-course meal that's packed with Latin American sizzle and spice. Choose either a starter and a main course or a main course and a dessert from a massive set menu. You’ll wash everything down with your choice of beer, wine, a cocktail or soft drink, and did we mention that Las Iguanas offers two for one cocktails all day, every day? What better way to toast your Manchester hen do? Cheers, ladies!
Mana - 42 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BFMana is Manchester’s first Michelin starred restaurant (since 1977) so is the ideal place to head if you fancy a truly indulgent menu paired with a lovely dining experience. You’ll tuck into multiple courses in quick succession that’ll your taste buds will go crazy for. It’s a great option for anyone looking to celebrate that last night of freedom with class.
It isn’t known as Madchester for nothing! The nightlife here is seriously wild and you’re going to soak up every drop of fun during your hen night in Manchester! Here are some of our favourite watering holes:
Revolution Deansgate Locks - Arch 7 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5LH
Head to buzzing revolution for a fun atmosphere and to learn a new skill. There’s a reason why hen party Cocktail Making in Manchester is one of our most popular activities; it’s a great for kicking off a night out, group bonding and learning a fun new skill as one of Revolution’s bartenders teaches you get to make and drink mouth-watering cocktails. If gin’s more your thing, you could even try one of their Gin Masterclasses.
Bar Pop - The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS
Male strip shows are a hen party tradition and they don’t get much better than Adonis Cabaret at Bar Pop where you can enjoy comedy, sizzling hot guys and outrageous drag queens. You’ll also get a welcome drink, a buffet to tuck into and a meet and greet with those handsome boys and nightclub entry for a complete party package!
Popworld - 5 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5LH
If you fancy dancing to some seriously cheesy pop during your hen party in Manchester, you’ve got to head to Popworld! With retro décor, a mouth-watering cocktail menu, feel-good atmosphere and loads of space to dance, Popworld gives hens an irresistibly fun last night of freedom.
Bierkeller - The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS
The Printworks is home to several top venues. Bierkeller loves to show hen parties in Manchester of a good time with some bonkers but brilliant Bavarian entertainment. With their gold package, you’ll enjoy two drinks, German food and a foot-stomping Oompah band followed by a DJ who’ll play until 2am. It’s simply wunderbar!
Panacea - 14 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6JR
For a great ending to your Manchester hen weekend, you can’t go wrong with Panacea! This glamourous nightclub has different rooms to explore, transporting you all over the world to exotic locations like Havana, Rio and Tokyo. Dress to impress and dance ‘til you drop to the best of funky house and R&B.
This Northern party Mecca is fun to visit all year round but here’s some big annual events you can expect to see during your hen do in Manchester.
Manchester Irish Festival
March sees the return of Manchester Irish Festival. The city’s venues and streets come alive with colour with parades, live music, dance, stand-up comedy and workshops, all celebrating Irish culture.
Wonder Women Festival
Also in March is the fab Wonder Women Festival, highlighting the best of female music, film, art and politics. You can take party in lectures, meet activists and generally celebrate how wonderful it is to be a woman. Now that’s girl power!
Sounds of the City
If live music’s your thing. You’re going to have a great time! Castlefield Bowl is host to Sounds of the City, an epic, annual series of gigs in July with performances from some of the biggest names in music from Kylie Minogue to Nile Rodgers.
Manchester International Festival
Manchester International Festival also takes place in July and showcases cutting edge art from a range of top artists, displayed in theatres, galleries, train stations, churches and even car parks.
Manchester Soul Festival
Manchester Soul Festival returns in August with a stellar line up of soul and Motown artists, bands and DJs playing across a range of venues in The Printworks.
Food and Drink Festival
The annual Food and Drink Festival takes place in September and October. Wherever you are, you’ll catch a scent of something delicious during your hen do in Manchester! Expect awesome food and drink stalls, demonstrations and even talks from top chefs. We’re suddenly very hungry!
Halloween Zombie Walk
If you’re a Halloween fan, you’ll love the Zombie Walk where every year hundreds of people talk to the streets, dressed up as zombies, ghosts and ghouls. Get that fake blood ready, girls!
Christmas in Manchester
In November and December, things get really festive as one of the biggest Christmas markets in the country sets up with more than 300 traders selling things from mulled wine to handmade decorations. This is a great place to buy some goodies on your Manchester hen party.
Getting to Your Manchester Hen Do
When visiting this charming city for a hen do in Manchester, you’ve got to hop on a tram! They’ll take you around the city centre and the suburbs and are great for a photo op! You can also get the train here with ease with the city served by two major train stations, Victoria and Piccadilly.
Getting Around Manchester During Your Hen Do
The city’s also served very well by taxis and any Southerners will be pleased by those Northern taxi prices! You definitely get better value for money here. There are taxi ranks near the clubs that’ll get you back to your accommodation quickly and easily so you don’t need to worry about walking when you’ve been working those party feet on the dancefloor all night.
If all that tickles your fancy, browse through our activity listings now. Whether you want a classy affair or full on, party-all-night mischief, we’ve got everything you need to make your hen do in Manchester as fabulous as you are!
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