So you’re looking at Manchester to plan that all important Manchester hen party but not sure quite what’s on offer, don’t fear Butlers in the Buff are here! Cast your Google search weary eyes over this list of things to do on your hen party in Manchester. If you’re the bride-to-be, tell your chief bridesmaids or maid of honour to have a look while you take a back seat, you have enough planning to do! There is something for everyone to enjoy in Manchester whether your hen party group is full of young energetic 20 something’s or whether there is a range young and old.
Fancy taking it easy on the first day of the hen party then why not have a relaxation day with spa treatments all round. If you have a choc-o-bloc itinerary you might only want to spend the morning there, but that’s still long enough to get the day off to a good start! Treat the bride to having her nails done or a massage to really set her up for your evening antics.Get More Party Game Ideas
Want to try something that will really test you as a group of friends? If you have a smaller group say 10 or so people,(or if you have a larger group and don’t mind splitting up) Breakout Manchester is a great way to spend an hour of your day! This activity is truly unusual and would be a great small group activity for your hen party. Choose one of their four rooms, they are vary in difficulty, and simply find the solution to the room. This could be simply, trying to get out of the room or finding the solution to stop a worldwide deadly missile from being launched (don’t panic though this is obviously just a scenario!) This would be a great afternoon activity followed by a good drink to lift your spirits after not being able to find a cure from that deadly virus you just encountered!Hire a Butler in the Buff
Got a group of Coronation Street lovers in your hen party? Granada Studios offers a Coronation Street tour where you can wander down the famous cobble streets and see some of the well known sets used in the TV program. Coronation Street not your thing but still want somewhere with a good dose of substance? Manchester is filled with various museums, anything from the Imperial War Museum to the Peoples History Museum. Have an afternoon of culture and maybe even learn a little something while you’re on your Manchester hen weekend.
If you’re not into Museums though and you want something not too taxing for you and your hen party, try Manchester’sadventure golf, it’s always sure to get everyone involved, especially with those few friends who never want to lose. You know who you are! Even better, it’s situated at the Trafford centre along with hundreds of stores, eatery’s and a cinema.
Let’s face it ladies, at some point in our lives, we’ve all put on our best outfit impressions, hairsprayed our hair, slicked on the lip gloss and performed some pretty shocking choreography to the pop song of all time! So why not relive those great memories with a Girl Band experience for your hen party in Manchester. You can spend the afternoon learning a routine with a real choreographer (not your mum) that you can perform on the real dance floor later that night! What better challenge for your hens, or why not make a hen party debut at the actual wedding, I’m sure after a few drinks auntie and grandma will be more than willing to join in too. Make it even better by choosing a theme to go dressed in, it will definitely help get everyone into character.
If you don’t fancy strutting your stuff, paintballing is a great way to spend a few hours, especially if you have a larger group that are up for running round and getting a bit dirty! If the weather isn’t great you could do indoor paintballing, and with chest and back protection, low power guns and soft woodchip surface, there’s no need to worry about those who bruise like a banana! If you’re not worried about that though and the wedding isn’t in the immediate future, (i.e. the next day or weekend) go full force! Hen partying in the summer? Take up the outdoor paintballing instead and run wild in the acres of woodland. There really is no better way to blow off that wedding planning stress than getting geared up and running round like Lara Croft shooting at anyone in sight with powerful paint balls! The bride will thank you for it.
It goes without saying that girls (generally) love their chocolate! Yes, the bride may be on her wedding diet, but the hen party is a free pass to Calorie Street. So why not try a chocolate making class for your hen weekend in Manchester. Get creative with your truffles and prepare for some sticky fingers whilst sinking into a chocolate coma. A perfect morning activity before heading back to your city apartments or maybe your rented house to have a Butler in the Buffserve those little luxuries to you on a silver platter with a glass of champagne, while your hen party prepares for your big night out!
If your hen party is little naughtier, book a foreplay lesson for your hen party weekend in Manchester. You heard right, foreplay lessons! This is sure to have the entire group giggling like teenagers and is worth a hilarious afternoon to learn a few new moves. Think of it as entertaining whilst educational. Please make sure you know who is invited on the hen party though, things could get awkward if the grooms mother is attending!
If you want somewhere with a fantastic atmosphere that is hidden away from the main streets of Manchester, Under New Management is the perfect place. They have a varied music scene and are well known for their cocktail ability, we’ll have Fur Coat No Knickers all round! Tucked away out of sight you and your hens can avoid the hustle and bustle outside, and if you have a large party you can book a private room for 40.
Themes for you Manchester hen party could be endless, but if you’re going for the 1920’s Great Gatsby theme, The Fitzgerald is the perfect accompaniment to your hen night. The perfect mix of prohibition and wealth, this swanky secret bar is the place to be. They have a guest list for the weekends and you can hire an area, so be sure to call ahead to make sure your hens get in. Get your hair curled and those flapper gowns on, they won’t be out of place here.
If you’re in Manchester for your hen party in the summer and even if it’s the middle of winter, take a trip to the Roof Garden Playground for a few drinks, it will definitely get the girls in high spirits! With beautiful views and just as wonderful atmosphere the rooftop drinking area is a great place for the first few drinks. If you fancy it, they even have a hot tub and drinking area you can hire on the roof.
The Northern Quarter in Manchester is well known for being all kinds of laid-back cool and quirky. Bars like; Apotheca, Noho and Walrus are all great choices for your Manchester hen night. The latter offers great food, cocktails and dancing and is popular with all sorts of crowds so don’t worry that you might not ‘fit in’. Whilst Apotheca and Noho also have a lot to offer, a abasement bar and cocktail lounge all in one place makes Apotheca quite special, whilst Noho, known as the Northern Quarters answer to NYC, is free entry and plays a range of music from 80’s to Funk, Soul and Disco. TheDog Bowl on Oxford Road will keep your hen party entertained whilst drinking all night long. This is no normal bowling complex! It has five fully functional lanes to hone your bowling skills, but also serves great food until 1am, – perfect for those hens that might need a snack to get back on bowling top form! –and an array of cocktails and other drinks. For cheap and cheerful drinks and music all night long, Baa Bar Manchester is the place for your Manchester hen party. Get all your girls on the dance floor in this party place. They have ideally priced and quirky flavoured shots and are well known for their shooter cakes – 28 shots for £23 – just think that could be a seriously cheap shot for everyone or a very bad night for the bride!
Everyone needs to eat and whatever variety of food you like, Manchester has something to offer. Whether you have a want something fancy to fulfil you on a busy day of sightseeing, shopping and spa-ing, or you and your hen party want something cheap and cheerful before a big night out – think about lining those stomachs ladies! The 3TwenyOne Smokehouse & Liquor offers wonderfully made cocktails along with great food at a reasonable price. Tuck into some hearty meat dishes or fish if you fancy something a little lighter. You could always experience the Manchester egg – the Manchester version of the Scotch egg for those of you who were unsure!
Try the Pie & Ale for something good quality and seriously filling. Perfect for those who may be experiencing that hangover feeling or those who just like a good quality pie, because who doesn’t! They have a good variety on the menu so no need to worry about not liking the famous Steak & Ale. Whilst you’re in this area you could always try their counterpart, the Bakerie, a bread and wine bar serving a huge range of freshly baked goods and top notch wine. It really would be rude not to and who can resist the smell of freshly baked bread! Perfect to pop in for a light snack and a natter with the girls. Don’t panic if some of your hens are vegan or need gluten or dairy free, they have it covered. This place gets booked fast though so make sure you ring well in advance.
There is plenty for your hen party to choose from in Manchester and you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a seriously good meal. 24 Bar & Grill in central Manchester offer affordably priced, steak, fish, burgers and plenty more. Its comfortable atmosphere is perfect for daytime grub or evening dining. The Albert Square Chop House is another warm and friendly bar and restaurant. The building was once a Victorian warehouse which adds some serious character to you dining experience. Either book a meal in their restaurant or just have a chilled lunch in the bar. If your hen party is looking to splash a bit more cash though, try, the San Carlo in Deansgate. This authentic Italian restaurant will not leave you disappointed for starter, main course or dessert! Or, get the girls in the best outfits and head to The Grill on the Alley, for some fine dining and piano playing brilliance! This is the perfect place if you and your hens want a super sophisticated evening and food and drinks.
Don’t forget you can book a Butler for any part of your hen party weekend in Manchester, whether it’s to serve you breakfast in the morning or dessert in the evening, and anything in between.