Hen Party Activities in Sheffield

Get the full Monty of send-offs with a hen do in Sheffield! This South Yorkshire city offers rich history, modern nightlife and loads of activities for plenty of purse friendly fun!
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Sheffield Hen Parties

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.

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 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!

Hen Parties Activities in Sheffield

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 all about 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 sexy 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!

Like your activities a bit bonkers? The hilarious zorb games 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! Big Harry Potter fans? You can now play your very own game of Quidditch! Ride around on broomsticks, shoot quaffles, dodge bludgers and try to catch that snitch! This is even funnier than it sounds!

If you’re looking to explore the city a little more and discover the backdrop from the films then try our interactive Treasure Hunt! A mobile app will guide you around the city via GPS, giving you questions to answer and challenges to complete as you make your way around the famous landmarks. Split into teams and get competitive as you tackle trivia and complete fun photo and video challenges. This is a great way to explore the city and get your bearings before you head on a night out. Your Sheffield hen party can be as laid back or as lairy as you like!

Did you know?

  • Sheffield’s named after the River Sheaf, one of several rivers that run through the city.
  • Its nickname Steel City is due to its worldwide reputation for steel production in the 19th century. Sheffield resident Harry Brearley invented stainless steel in 1915.
  • The city has its own Walk of Fame outside the Town Hall. It features local celebs such as actor Sean Ball and athlete Jessica Ennis.
  • Want a roll with some sort of filling? Learn the local lingo during your Sheffield hen weekend and order a bread cake or a barm cake.
  • Sheffield is home to the world’s first ever football club. Sheffield FC was founded in 1857.
  • Sheffield is home to the biggest theatre complex outside London. Lyceum Square is home to three gorgeous theatre, Sheffield Lyceum, Crucible Theatre and Studio Theatre that hosts shows from all over the world.
  • The longest lasting rainbow of all time lasted six hours in 1994 and was only visible from Sheffield.
  • Sheffield is covered in Phlegm! No, not like that! Local artist Phlegm has created graffiti-style artworks all over the city and abroad.
  • Novelist George Orwell once described Sheffield as the ‘ugliest town in the Old World.’ But don’t worry, this was in 1937 and a lot has changed since then.
  • Park Hill flats have featured graffiti reading ‘Clare Middleton, I love you. Will you marry me?’ since 2001. It’s never been removed, instead being highlighted in neon.
  • The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, worked as a doctor’s assistant in Sheffield in 1878. The area is rumoured to have inspired The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  • Carbrook Hall is the city’s most haunted building. Parts of it date back to 1620 and there have been many reported sightings of ghosts in the bar and pool room as well as the sound of children’s footsteps. Creepy!
  • The World Snooker Championship is held in Sheffield every year at the Crucible Theatre.
  • The Clash played their first ever gig at the Black Swan pub in 1976, opening for The Sex Pistols.
  • Despite being a city, Sheffield is sometimes referred to as the biggest village in England because of its isolated location amongst seven hills.

Sheffield in numbers

  • Sheffield has more than two million trees, the highest ratio of trees to people in any European city.
  • The city holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest number of people flipping pancakes non-stop for 30 seconds. 890 people, including students, university staff and locals, took part.
  • This is the fourth biggest university city in England. There are two universities here, Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University.
  • The highest point of Sheffield is 550m at Howden Moor to the west of the city centre.
  • The city boasts more than 250 parks, gardens and woodland areas including 80 ancient woodlands, great places to take some pretty pics from your hen do in Sheffield.
  • Approximately one third of the city is inside the Peak District National Park.
  • In 1570, Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for 14 years.
  • 61% of the city is green space with loads of great places to chill out during your Sheffield hen do.
  • Sheffield train station is the 11th busiest station outside of London.
  • The UK’s deadliest flood happened in Sheffield in 1864, sadly killing 244 people.

Local Celebs

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?

Why 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.

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!

If you like your food with some Latin flavour, head to Las Iguanas in West One Plaza. Here you can tuck into two tasty courses from an extensive set menu including dishes ranging from spicy to mild and influenced by South America, Portugal, India, Africa. What’s more, they always give a hen do in Sheffield a warm welcome and friendly service.

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!

There’s never a bad time to have a hen weekend in Sheffield! The Food Festival returns in May and 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 Festival takes place every July across more than 70 venues across the city with a four main stages in the city centre. Former performers include Olly Murs, Professor Green and Pixie Lott. This attracts thousands of visitors so you can expect an awesome atmosphere.

With a central location, Sheffield can be reached from anywhere really. If you’re driving, the M1 links London and the south as well as Leeds and the north. Sheffield’s vibrant city centre is pretty compact so you can explore by foot easily.

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 city 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.

Fancy a Hen Party in Sheffield?

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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