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What To Expect During a Hen Party in Newcastle
Newcastle’s nightlife is the stuff of legend; wild, crazy but surprisingly budget friendly whilst giving the bride-to-be the send-off she deserves! The Diamond Strip, of Geordie Shore fame, is packed with trendy and lavish cocktail bars, while the Bigg Market area is the place to party hard! You’ll be spoilt for choice with hen party ideas in Newcastle day or night.
Shopaholic hens will be in their element as they explore top-end designer shops, indie boutiques and high street brands. Two of our favourite shopping sports are Northumberland Street, like a Northern version of Oxford Street in London, and the massive intu Metrocentre with more than 370 stores.
Once you’ve admired the iconic landmarks, including The Angel of the North and Gateshead Millennium Bridge and taken some riverside selfies at Quayside, it’s time to indulge in one of our awesome activities to make your hen do in Newcastle even more fabulous!
Outdoor Hen Do Activities in Newcastle
Why not get your adrenaline kicks with a thrilling outdoor activity like white water rafting? You’ll enjoy a white-knuckle ride along the rapids as you conquer the waves. Alternatively, if you fancy something a little less serious, you could don a one-woman, big, inflatable zorb each and play some hilarious games with bubble mayhen. From Bulldog to Bump the Bride, you’ll be in hysterics as you bash and crash into each other.
Escape Rooms - Challenge yourselves to an immersive adventure as you take on an escape room. With just one hour on the clock, you’ll need to raid the room for clues and solve puzzles and riddles if you want to get out in time. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Einstein to beat the room; just use common sense and work as a team.
Nude Life Drawing - You might already know that this city is a wee bit naughty so why not indulge in a little bit of Newcastle hen party life drawing? In this quirky, cheeky workshop you’ll be tasked with drawing a fully nude male model who’s stood before your very eyes with guidance from a pro art teacher.
Yoga - If you’re planning a zen do in Newcastle, a yoga session is the perfect addition to your itinerary. A professional instructor will lead your laidback, one-hour session, guiding you through a range of yoga poses, exercises and breathing techniques that’ll help you relax to the max. You’ll finish this activity feeling tip-top and ready to party hard later.
Zip Wire and High Ropes - If you’re a group of daredevils, you’ll love a visit to Go Ape. Their Treetop Adventure sees you hit awesome heights of 30m as you take on rope bridges, high-speed zipwires and Tarzan swings. You’ll also admire some stunning views amongst the treetops.
Makeover and Photoshoot - We’ve got something to suit every kind of hen group. Rather be pampered than scale trees? Why not try a makeover and photoshoot? You’ll each receive a personalised makeover from a professional make-up artist who’ll get you looking a million dollars before you strike a pose for the professional photographer. They’ll direct you and capture you best side with a range of lovely group and solo photos.
Although the kids did have a good time, it was our first experience, we were not given a price list, nor were we aware that 100 balls would last minutes and the experience would cost close to £100 for two children. Misleading.
Expected the class to take place in a bar or dance studio for the atmosphere .. The teacher was lovely but felt odd doing it in a hotel conference room !
An absolute must for any stag do. The lady who ran it did it perfectly and was funny throughout getting all involved.
Loads of celebrities were born and bred in Newcastle including presenters Ant and Dec, singers Cheryl and Sting, actors Charlie Hunnam and Rowan Atkinson and comedian Ross Noble. There’s also a good chance that you’ll bump into some of the Geordie Shore cast though you’ll have a sore head in the morning if you party as hard as they do on your hen do in Newcastle!
Newcastle offers so much more than just Greggs sausage rolls and stottie cake…although they’re both pretty tasty! Line your stomachs and enjoy some quality time with your fellow hens during a delicious meal at a range of restaurants offering the best of international cuisine.
Activities for Foodie Hen Parties in Newcastle
Afternoon Tea - Catch your breath after all that partying with a leisurely afternoon tea where you can tuck into a selection of tempting treats and drinks and enjoy a catch up with your besties. What you’ll eat varies from venue to venue but generally includes finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and cake.
Bottomless Brunch - This is the ideal boozy activity for a daytime treat. You’ll tuck into a brunch dish accompanied by totally unlimited glasses of alcohol from prosecco to cocktails. Remember, calories don’t count on a hen do in Newcastle so you can indulge as much as you like. Cheers to that!
Las Iguanas - 62-74 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6AFLas Iguanas is a top choice for groups, always giving hens a warm and friendly service in a laid-back atmosphere. They huge set menu features sizzling dishes from and influenced by Latin American, Spain, India and Africa and range of spicy to mild and creamy flavours.
Tapas Revolution - Blackett Street, Eldon Square, Newcastle, NE1 7APHead to this Spanish restaurant to feast on a selection of tasty tapas dishes. Enjoy a welcome glass of sangria on arrival before sitting down to enjoy a two-course meal. There are vegan and gluten-free alternatives too so no one has to miss out on the fun.
House of Tides - 28-30 The Close, Newcastle, NE1 3RFIf you like the idea of a seriously fancy dining experience, head to House of Tides, a Michelin-starred restaurant on the historic Quayside. They specialise in multi-course British food that’s seasonal, natural and sustainable. This will be a real treat for a sophisticated hen do in Newcastle.
Our night time activities are as diverse as this exciting city is. A hen night in Newcastle is something you'll never forget! Whether you want to get mortal like the Geordie Shore girls or just sip on a few sophisticated cocktails, there’s something here for you! In fact, the city is home to almost 200 bars and pubs, so you’re spoilt for choice, ladies!
Male Strip Show - Ogling hot guys in next to nothing is a Newcastle hen party staple and we’ve upped the ante with Adonis Cabaret who combine sexy stripping, outrageous drag queens, stand-up comedy, food, drink and prizes for the ultimate package (ahem!).
This You’ll be swooning one moment and in hysterics the next as the toned and gorgeously tanned boys perform for your entertainment. You’ll even get a meet and greet with the guys so make sure you dress to impress!
Cocktail Making - It’s easy to see why Newcastle hen party cocktail making is so popular; it gets the drinks and laughs flowing and is available at a range of great bars. Learn how to mix and muddle some delicious cocktails, drinking everything you make and playing some fun games to really break the ice. You can even add a two-course meal after to line those stomachs before a night of partying or just to finish off your fun activity on a high.
Tup Tup Palace - 7 St Nicholas’ Street, Newcastle, NE1 5RE
This boutique nightclub is located on the famous Diamond Strip and boasts bohemian décor, live entertainment and even an indoor waterfall. Yes, you read that right! The DJs play a mix of house, hip-hop and R&B. You might even rub shoulders with a celeb with Snoop Dogg, Kayne West and Cheryl Cole previously seen here. Well, if it’s good enough for the A-list!
Digital - Times Square, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, NE1 4EP
This banging club was once ranked the best club in the UK and 11th best club in the world, so you know you’re in for a great night. Located in Times Square (no, not that one!), it has a capacity of 2,200 and has seen guest DJ sets from David Guetta, Carl Cox, Jamie Jones and Fatboy Slim. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting, this place is an awesome setting for your last night of freedom.
Revoution - Collingwood Street, Newcastle, NE1 1JF
With a jam-packed cocktail menu, buzzing atmosphere and party playlist, Revolution always gives hen and stag dos a warm welcome. This bar is conveniently located just a short walk away from Newcastle Central station. It’s housed in a former bank, retaining the opulent décor, original 30ft ceiling, classic wood features and marble pillars, all making for a gorgeous backdrop to your selfies and group shots.
Chinese New Year
There’s always something going on to help you celebrate a hen do in Newcastle at any time of year. Celebrate Chinese New Year in February with vibrant parades and fun activities including traditional crafts, music and dance in China Town along Stowell Street.
The Foodies Festival hits the town in June with demonstrations from top chefs and Great British Bake Off stars, food and drink stalls with local producers, music stage and even a chilli eating competition. Fancy your chances?
SummerTyne Americana Festival
July celebrates all things Americana with SummerTyne Americana Festival where artists and bands play on the south bank of the River Tyne.
Fans of stand-up comedy will be pleased to hear that July also plays host to Jesterval, the North East’s premier comedy festival, packed with two-weeks of comedic performances from big named acts and local talent.
Northern Pride Festival
The Northern Pride Festival also takes place in July and celebrates the LGBTQ community. Said to be the UK’s biggest and best free pride festival, past headliners include Vengaboys, Alexandra Burke and Belinda Carlisle plus performances from local drag acts, a fairground and food and drink vendors.
Heritage Open Days
September sees the return of Heritage Open Days, an annual event that’s free of charge and encourages you to explore local architecture, history and culture in Tyne and Wear. History buffs and culture vultures will be in their element as they discover anything from walks to workshops, castles to police cells.
Gateshead Gin Festival
If gin’s more your thing, you can also visit Gateshead Gin Festival in September with a mahoosive selection of gins available to try as well as tasty food, live music and DJs.
A Christmas Hen Do in Newcastle
Once November hits, Newcastle turns very festive with a range of awesome Christmas festivals and even a pop-up ice skating rink to put you in the mood.
Getting to Your Newcastle Hen Do
Newcastle is in the North East of England, around a five-hour drive from London, around a two hour and 40-minute drive from Manchester, a one-hour and 45-minute drive from Leeds and a two and a half hour drive from Edinburgh. Trains and coaches are also an option. Make sure to book early to save some money. Once you’re there, it’s pretty easy to make your way around the city centre by foot which is handy and a great way to seek out some hidden gems during your Newcastle hen weekend. However, those hills can get a bit steep near the River Tyne.
Getting Around Newcastle During Your Hen Do
If you think that sounds a bit much like hard work or don’t fancy your chances against a hill when you’ve had a few drinks, you can always jump on the Metro. This underground rail system gets you around the city and to its outskirts quickly and easily. As you’re up north, you won’t have to pay a fortune for a taxi (well, compared to down south) which is a bonus especially for you disco divas celebrating a hen do in Newcastle when you’ve danced in those high heels all night.
If all that tickles your fancy, check out our activity listings for an unforgettable hen do in Newcastle. There’s something to suit all groups and budgets whether you want something super chilled or wet and wild, sophisticated cocktails or a dance ‘til you drop nightclub for your last weekend of freedom.
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