Alternative Hen Do Ideas in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is the perfect location for your alternative hen party. With some of the best cities in the UK, absolutely stunning countryside and coastline and not forgetting the warm, friendly welcome you’ll undoubtedly receive from your Yorkshire hosts you’re sure to have a great time on your hen do in Yorkshire. And if plastic penises and L-plates are not your bag then don’t worry we have a range of classy hen do ideas to appeal to the more discerning hen.
Planning a York Hen Do
Hen parties staying in and around York will have a fantastic selection of award-winning restaurants and bars to choose from and accommodation options to suit all budgets. Your hen weekend would not be complete without a hen party activity to get your friends mingling and bonding. We suggest…
What could be more unusual and memorable than spending the evening sleeping under the stars Bear Gryll’s style? Located in tranquil, private woodland just 8 miles north of York, your party will sleep in jungle bashas or hammocks and cook all their food on the open fire (or wood fired pizza oven). You’ll learn new skills and forge new friendships on this overnight experience. Only £300 for up to 8 people including your evening meal and breakfast.
A group pottery painting experience in Malton
Near to York is the market town of Malton which has forged a very successful reputation as Yorkshire’s Food Capital. With excellent train and bus links from York, Malton has everything you could want for a successful hen weekend including excellent food and accommodation options and the fabulous Peagreen Pottery which is the setting for our crafty hen activity. Spend a relaxing afternoon with your hens painting from a range of unique keepsakes or paint a tea service for the bride and groom to keep as a momento of your weekend away. £180 for up to 12 people.
A vineyard tour with afternoon tea or light lunch
Tucked away off the A59 between York and Harrogate is the award-winning Yorkshire Heart Vineyard. This is a great venue for a unique hen do afternoon. You’ll enjoy afternoon tea or a light lunch in their newly built visitor centre before joining the vineyard tour and then sampling some of their best selling wines. Priced at £25 per head for afternoon tea and £28 for a light lunch for groups of 10 people or more. Please contact us for more details and to book.
Planning a Leeds Hen Do
Leeds has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best cities in recent years. With great shopping opportunities, fabulous restaurants and bars opening almost weekly there is something to suit all manner of hen parties in Leeds. We suggest…
A group cookery experience
We have an excellent hen party cookery workshop with Get Cooking in Leeds which involves splitting into small teams and cooking tapas-style dishes to enjoy together at the end with a well-earned glass of vino. You can elect to introduce an element of competition to the afternoon and have a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ style competition as part of your session with a small prize for the winning team. Please contact us for more details and to book.
Who says hen dos have to be large affairs? This is a ceramics mini taster session for four people led by talented ceramicist Rebecca Caterall of Sunken Studios. She runs the two hour workshops from her home studio and covers a range of techniques to give you an introduction to working methods and practices. This small group activity would make an excellent alternative hen do idea. £140 for 4 people.
The Brewtown craft beer tour of Leeds is great hen do activity for a group of up to 8 people. You’ll join Mark on the Brewtown minibus at Leeds station and he’ll take you on a tour of some of the best small, craft breweries in Leeds where you’ll sample their best selling beers and learn all about the craft brewing business. We’d wholeheartedly recommend this tour too novices and craft ale converts alike – read our review. £55 per person.
In addition to the suggestions above we have plenty of ideas for a Harrogate hen do, a Scarborough hen do and a Sheffield hen do – take a look at our full range of alternative hen do activities.