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This is a city that’s undergone loads of change and regeneration in recent years. That paired with a thriving student population, gives Sheffield a modern and youthful vibe that’s perfect for parties! The River Sheaf runs straight through the city, providing gorgeous views for those river-side cocktails we all love.
It might be known as Steel City, but Sheffield is also surprisingly green with loads of open spaces, parks and Yorkshire countryside to explore; the perfect place to nurse a hangover or tuck into a picnic in the warmer months. Lots of green space also means lots of energetic activities for sporty hens who might be interested to know that the city’s also home to the world’s first official footie club.
What to Expect During a Sheffield Hen Do
The buzzing city centre is full of cultural attractions, leisure facilities, shops, bars and restaurants. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your budget is. A Sheffield hen weekend can be cheap as chips or more expensive if you’d prefer to splash out and really treat yourselves.
If you want to party hard, you’re going to love every minute of your hen do in Sheffield! It’s packed with vibrant bars and dance ‘til you drop nightclubs. And because you’re up north, you’ll enjoy those value for money drink prices, particularly popular with southerners. The locals are famously lovely and welcome hen parties with open arms.
You’ll also find a buzzing live music scene if that’s your jam. Many quality musicians and bands hail from this city including Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Pulp and The Human League. You’ll recognise the city sights if you’ve seen the 90s movie The Full Monty (who hasn’t?). Sheffield’s proud of its claims to fame and even has its own Walk of Fame!
Outdoor Hen Do Activities in Sheffield
If you want to explore the great outdoors during your Sheffield hen party, we know the most fun way to do it; with a fun activity, of course! Why not relive the good old days with a hilariously retro School Sports Day? You’ll split into teams, don coloured headbands and compete against each other in a range of races such as egg and spoon, sack, three-legged and Space Hopper. If funny sporting activities are your thing, you could even try a game of dodgeball. Trust us, it’s way more fun to play as adults!
This northern city is packed with fun Sheffield hen do activities. From cheeky mobile cocktail making to gin tasting at some of Sheffield's top restaurants, there's something here to suit every type of hen.
Embrace the Full Monty theme straight away with some cheeky hen party life drawing in Sheffield. Come with an open mind and get ready to blush as you’re going to get an eyeful. A professional nude male model will pose before you and your job is to draw everything you see on to the paper in front of you. Yes ladies, we mean absolutely everything! Don’t worry if you haven’t drawn a thing since school, a professional art tutor will lead your session and give you loads of top tips to create masterpiece…or at least a very funny sketch!
Continuing with the cheeky theme for your hen do in Sheffield, burlesque dancing is a great way to get all the girls warmed up as you learn how to unleash your inner showgirl. A professional burlesque instructor will teach you a killer choreographed routine with moves that’ll tease and please. You can even try them out on that dancefloor later. Go on, you know you want to.
Like your activities a bit bonkers? The hilarious zorb game of bubble mayhen will be right up your street! Roll around in a one-woman, giant, inflatable zorb as you play games that’ll get you bumping and barging each other out the way.
If you're looking to stay at home or rent out a hen house during your hen weekend in Sheffield, you can hire your very own Cheeky Butler who'll be there to serve drinks and play hilarious games, as well as show off his most cheekiest *ahem* assets!
Alternatively, you can opt for one of our fun virtual experiences. These give you the freedom to enjoy the bride's last night of freedom from the comfort of your own home — ideal if you’ve got mates who live in different corners of the globe! From virtual cocktail making to a mind-boggling virtual escape room, there really is no excuse not to have a fantastic time..
Actor Sean Ball, Olympic medal winners Jessica Ennis and Sebastian Coe, presenter Michael Palin and astronaut Helen Sharman. A lot of local bands have done seriously well for themselves including Artic Monkeys, Def Leppard, ABC The Human League and Pulp. There’s even a plaque on a window in Division Street to commemorate Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker falling out of it! Take a look during your Sheffield hen night.
It’s not all barn cakes you know, Sheffield’s also got a bang on trend foodie scene with an impressive range of cafes and restaurants. However big or small your budget is, you’ll eat well here whether it’s in three-course luxury or with a cheap but satisfying take away. Are your bellies rumbling yet?
Revolution, The Plaza, Units 1 & 2, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JL, UKWhy not try a bit of cocktail making followed by a tasty two course meal at Revolution in Sheffield? You can each choose either a starter and a main course or a main and dessert from a very tempting set menu that’s packed with British and international faves.
There's something to please even the fussiest palettes here. Will you go for nachos or popcorn shrimp, a burger or a salad, cheesecake or a brownie? The choice is yours!
Revolution is located in trendy West One. It’s got gorgeous full-length windows along the building, perfect for people watching! What’s more, they always give a hen do in Sheffield a warm welcome and friendly service before you tuck in and unwind with the girls.
During your hen weekend in Sheffield, you won’t want to miss out on some of the cities best eateries. Here are our three top picks for you and the girls to sink your teeth into.
220 Oakbrook Rd, Sheffield S11 7ED
Feeling fancy? Rafters provides top-quality food with masterly dining service. You’ll feel truly spoilt as you dine on a four-course or six-course tasting menu. From quail egg tart to mouth-watering lemon posset, this is all about quality over quantity so make sure you wear your best dress during this hen night out in Sheffield
389 Manor Ln, Sheffield S2 1UL
This café is so rustic; they don’t even have a website! But don’t let that fool you. This is top quality, home comfort grub at its finest. Think homemade fish fingers, sausage plaits and a more cake than you’d see on the Bake Off!
370 Handsworth Road, Sheffield S13 9BY England
Feeling exotic? This Turkish restaurant offers a gorgeous menu filled with colourful cuisine. From grilled halloumi, kebabs and lamb casserole. This is 100% times better than your greasy takeaway at the end of the night.
The city centre is a hub of fun and excitement come nightfall. As well as theatre and live entertainment venues, here you’ll find loads of top famous name bars and nightclubs that’ll have you wished your hen night in Sheffield would never end!
Because Sheffield is pretty compact, you can make your own bar crawl without having to do too much walking. High heel lovers rejoice! The main circuit of pubs and bars are found in adjoining West Street, Division Street and Carver Street. West Street is the biggest and arguably the best place to head to on your hen do in Sheffield if you like larger chain bars and drink deals.
Division Street is still lively but has more of a hipster vibe, a great place for a cocktail. Watering holes on Carver Street are generally smaller but play a range of different music genres, often with performances from live bands, and are open to the small hours.
Warm up for a big night out with one of our most popular activities, hen party Cocktail Making in Sheffield! Available at a range of awesome bars, you’ll learn how to mix, muddle, shake and stir your way to taste perfection using premium spirits and fruity mixers.
Get competitive with your friends as you go head to head to see who can make their drink the quickest. Best of all, you’ll also get a welcome tipple as well as tasting absolutely everything you make!
Looking for some hen party inspiration? Here are some top Sheffield bars and clubs that are just waiting for you and the girls to make your mark on.
117 Rockingham St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4EB
SOYO is the place to get your groove on if you and the girls are looking to hit the dance floor in Sheffield. With fantastic cocktails and even better club nights, you’ll be staying until the early hours as you shake your stuff to some awesome DJs and classic tunes.
108 Devonshire Street, Sheffield, S3 7SF
This franchise has positioned themselves in the north and certainly know how to make a IPA ale or two. They have 22 taps of delicious brew and a quirky, cosy interior that you and the girls can really settle into. They also have a fab food menu which is perfect if you’re looking to line your stomachs before a night of boozing
53-55 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PN
If you love your techno and house music, then Tank is the place for you. They have a VIP booth and special DJ guests every weekend. You better leave your high heels at home for this one, you’re going to be dancing all night long!
There’s never a bad time to have a hen weekend in Sheffield! Here are some top events that you don't want to miss out on!
The Food Festival - held in May, The Food Festival showcases local producers and distillers with free samples and food and drink stalls. There’s also demonstrations and workshops from top chefs from all over the world as well as live music and DJs.
Tramlines Music Festival- Taking place every July, this music festival is one of Sheffield biggest events. It's hosted across more than 70 venues in the city with four main stages in the city centre.
Sheffield Doc Fest - Fans of journalism and documentaries will love the Sheffield Doc Fest. This showcases some of the top documentary makers in the area and there is even a live Q&A session where you’ll get to ask all those burning questions. This is certainly not mainstream!
Sheffield Christmas Market - Every major city must have a Christmas market, right? If you’re spending your hen weekend in Sheffield during the winter months, this is the perfect time to soak up the festive atmosphere. Pick up some roasted chestnut, sip on mulled wine and enjoy the most wonderful time of year!
Getting to Sheffield
Being such a major city, Sheffield can be reached from most destinations in the UK. For drivers, you’ll find the M1 links London and the South, as well as Leeds and the North. If you’re travelling by train, you’ll be pleased to know that the journey from London is only two hours long, phew!
Travelling in my plane? Sheffield is close to Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. Once landed, you can hop on a taxi or a train. It’s super easy!
Getting Around Sheffield During Your Hen Do
Sheffield’s vibrant city centre is pretty compact so you can easily explore by foot. However, you might encounter a few steep hills because the city is kind of like a natural amphitheatre with the surrounding hills forming a bowl shape with the main centre in the middle. To give your tootsies a break during your hen do in Sheffield, the city runs a great tram and bus network. Of course, there’s also taxi ranks outside the night-time hotspots so you can get where you need to go without any hassle.
Sheffield has a Supertram that runs on four routes that cover all the major areas of the city centre. This is perfect if you’re enjoying a bar crawl or sightseeing during your hen weekend in Sheffield. You’ll pay up to a max of £2.50 per journey. It’s a bargain!
If you’re looking for hen party ideas in Sheffield, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got a fantastic range of activities from the relaxing to the hilarious that’ll get all the girls giggling and letting their hair down during that last weekend of freedom. See what takes your fancy now.
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