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What To Do On Your Hen Party In Manchester

If you’re heading to the North West to celebrate your last weekend of freedom, you might be looking for ideas for hen party activities in Manchester.

If you’re looking for more inspiration of things to do in the UK then check out our ultimate list of hen party ideas & activities.

There’s certainly no shortage of fun things to do on your hen in Manchester but it can be hard to narrow down the best ideas, so here is our ultimate list of hen party ideas in Manchester!

manchester hen party ideas

If you’re planning your hen party in Manchester, then you’ll want to get your accommodation sorted well in advance as it’s a popular place for bridal parties to head to for a hen weekend. Check out our article on the best hen party houses in Manchester.

10 Great Hen Party Activities in Manchester

  1. Go clubbing – Manchester has a buzzing nightlife scene and it would be criminal not to make the most of that while you are your girls are in town. If you’re not sure where to go for the best nights out, take a look at our guide to the best hen clubbing spots in Manchester.
  1. Go to Manchester United – Manchester is best known for being home to one of the most famous football clubs in the world. You can book a stadium tour of the ground for the whole hen party!
  1. Do a ‘Gin Experience” – Whether you’re a G&T aficionado or a newcomer to the world of craft gin, your hen party will love this 3 hour experience where you’ll learn how gin is made and also have the option to create your own bespoke gin. Of course the whole experience involves sampling a lot of gin and cocktails along the way!

    Cost: £95 per hen
    Maximum number of hens: 30
    Book it: Manchester Three Rivers Gin
  1. Junkyard Golf Club – Imagine the craziest crazy golf you’ve ever played and then times that by a thousand. We present to you, Junkyard Golf Club! This place has several different indoor mini golf courses made of bits of junk for you and your hens to take on. Of course, your skills will only be enhanced by Junkyard’s stupendous cocktails.

    Cost: £8-12 per hen
    Maximum number of hens: 8 per team
    Book it: Junk Yard Golf Club
  1. Chill out at the spa – If you and your pals want to spend a few hours relaxing together and discussing hair styles for the big day then heading to the spa is a great option, and Manchester won’t disappoint.

    We recommend checking out The Midland Hotel’s Rena Spa which offers spa days that all include a light lunch or afternoon tea.

    Cost: From £79 per hen
    Maximum number of hens: n/a
    Book it: Rena Spa
  1. Escape from an Escape Room – Escape Rooms have become a popular hen activity and Manchester isn’t short of options. The Escape Room is a good option as they have 4 rooms for you to choose from: Prison Break, Slaughterhouse, Room 13 and The Secret Lab.

    Cost: £16-20 per hen
    Maximum number of hens: 6 per room
    Book it: The Escape Room
  1. Go shopping – Manchester is the shopping mecca of the north so it would be rude not to fit in a browse round the shops with your besties while you’re here. The main shopping areas in the city centre are around the Arndale Centre and along Deansgate.

    If you want to visit some quirkier shops and buy vintage gear with plenty of great cafe stops along the way, head to the Northern Quarter.

    If you want an all-in-one shopping experience in Manchester, you can take the bus out to the iconic Trafford Centre which will keep your bridal party entertained all day long.
  1. Take a ‘Cocktail Cruise’ – You can choose from a range of different cocktail cruises in Manchester that involve gin, wine, cheese, jazz, whisky and rum.

    Cost: £55 per hen
    Maximum number of hens: n/a
    Book it: The Liqorists
  1. See a show – Manchester is well-served for live theatre and all the major touring musicals tend to head there during their run so there’s always something to go and see. In terms of theatres you’ve got a wide selection. We would recommend checking out what’s on at the following theatres: Palace Theatre, The Lowry, HOME, Royal Exchange and The Factory Manchester.
  1. Go for afternoon tea – You can’t go wrong with triangle sandwiches and scones can you? If you’re looking for a unique and memorable afternoon tea experience in Manchester, we recommend going to Sugar Junction.

    Maximum number of hens: 30
    Book it: Sugar Junction
  1. Take a Beyoncé dance class

    If your bride is a big Beyoncé fan then look no further than all taking a Beyoncé dance class together to celebrate the fact he put a ring on it.

    You’ll learn a Beyoncé dance routine and your hen party will even get flashing rings to take with you so you can wow everyone on the dance floor later with your new routine!

    Cost: From £19 per hen
    Maximum number of hens: n/a
    Book it: Dance Party Experience


Hopefully that’s given you a head-start in planning the best hen do ever in Manchester. If you’ve been to a Manchester hen party recently, or are a local expert, feel free to comment below with any further suggestions to help our readers!

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