Planning the Perfect Girls Weekend Away in Yorkshire

Girls Weekend Away in Yorkshire

A Girly Weekend Getaway in Yorkshire

Sometimes all you and your friends want is a little escape from day-to-day life. Good food, fun times, and a beautiful place to stay. We’ve got you covered in our run down of the best places for a Girls Weekend Away in Yorkshire. Don’t worry ladies – you don’t need to hop on a plane just yet! Some of the best girls’ weekends away can be found right here in Yorkshire. We’ve gathered together a simple guide to plan the perfect girls’ getaway in Leeds, Harrogate, Sheffield, and York. Save money, save the environment, and support local businesses by sticking around in this beautiful county.


The vibrant city of Leeds has a famous nightlife ready for you to enjoy. It’s well connected via train and bus routes and is an exciting cultural centre with lots of great food. This hotspot features lots of renowned attractions such as the Royal Armouries Museum, the Leeds Art Gallery, and the elegant Victorian shopping arcades in Briggate.

Leeds Accommodation Options

Art Hostel


Perfect for any creative types, this hostel is very affordable, and each room is designed by a different artist – transforming your stay into an inspirational visual feast.

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Briggate Hotel


Located in the very heart of Leeds, near the famous Victorian shopping arcades of Briggate, Briggate Hotel promises a modern, chic stay with a variety of stylish rooms.

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Weekend Activities to do in Leeds

Leeds Food Tours

Leeds Food Tours

This guided food tour hosted by Leeds Food Tours is the perfect way to explore Leeds cuisine, whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just interested in a delicious introduction to local food. You and your friends will be guided through 6 independent eateries, from restaurants to market stalls. Each location is handpicked for its high-quality food made from locally sourced ingredients. As the day progresses your guide will fill you in on the details behind each establishment along with the deeper history of Leeds itself. Great for a group of friends who want a new perspective on this city.

Leeds Gin Making

Fancy a tipple? Learn how to create your perfect gin at Liquor Studio using their huge range of botanical distillates and the expert knowledge of the Ginstructors! Begin the quest for your ideal gin with a gin tasting before you are taken on a journey through the science of taste with a series of interactive experiments.What a treat! This is a real treat for any gin-lover, capping off a day of learning with a delicious souvenir.

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The Victorian spa town of Harrogate is characterised by its beautiful architecture, featuring stunning buildings and lush green parks. Take a stroll through Valley Gardens, pamper yourself at the steamy Turkish Baths, and finish the day off with a fancy cream tea at Betty’s.

Staying in Harrogate

The Pine Marten


The Pine Marten is located close to Harrogate, in the picturesque town of Beckwithshaw. It offers high quality dining and comfortable rooms in a classical pub setting. The rooms are decorated in a comfortable, contemporary style and feature every amenity you could ask for.

Photo taken from The Pine Marten website

Gorgeous Cottages


Gorgeous Cottages is a luxury holiday cottage brand with properties all across Yorkshire. They have a fabulous range of cottages in central Harrogate, perfect for hosting a weekend break for a group of friends.

Image of Crofts at Cold Bath Place from Gorgeous Cottages website

Experiences to do in Harrogate

Group Afternoon Tea Tour of Harrogate

Group Afternoon Tea Tour

Who doesn’t love a lovely brew and a freshly baked scone? Personally, I can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon with a group of girl friends (experience can be booked for five people or more) than meandering our way around Harrogate picking up some fascinating tips on the history of the popular spa town and finishing up with a fabulous afternoon tea. Sounds perfect!

Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting Near Harrogate

Yorkshire Heart Vineyard is located between York and Harrogate, and features 10 acres of beautiful green scenery. This tour will offer you and your friends a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their award winning wine and beer, made from locally-grown ingredients.  The passionate vineyard team will show you around and answer any of your burning questions before treating you to a selection of red, white, and rose wines and delicious nibbles. A memorable experience for any friends with an appreciation for wine.

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Sheffield is a unique city that combines contemporary culture with a plethora of green spaces. It borders the stunning Peak District National Park and is an ideal place to stay while you hike, cycle, climb or kayak and take in the scenery. Why not pop by the botanical gardens with 19 acres of rare plants? The streets are filled with colourful art, and the Kelham Island district is a hotspot filled with eateries and independent shops.

Where to Stay in Sheffield

Brocco on the Park


Brocco on the Park is an award-winning boutique hotel with several comfortable rooms with a calm, stylish vibe. Their restaurant is listed in the Michelin Guide for its high quality food.

Photo taken from Brocco on the Park Facebook page

The Garrison Hotel


The Garrison Hotel is situated in a beautiful historical building. The rooms are affordable,  and include en-suites and free wifi. Aside from lovely surroundings, the hotel is also very well placed, close to Sheffield’s tram system and bus station.

Photo taken from The Garrison’s Facebook page –

Girls’ Weekend Activities in Sheffield

Taste of Kelham Island Food Tour

Once an industrial centre, Kelham Island has undergone a transformation into a haven for shopping, food, and culture. This tour will take you through the very best food that Kelham Island can offer, representing the unique cultural combination that has given the area its deserved fame. Bring a hungry group of foodie friends – and expect anything from Korean bao buns to homemade cakes. By the end of the tour you will have visited 5 different venues and experienced a real distillation of Sheffield’s culinary offerings.

Cosmeti Craft Group Bath Bomb Making Experience with Gin

This experience is a little indulgent – but we all deserve a treat! Combining delicious gin with luxurious bath products sounds like a magnificent idea to me. Hosts from Cosmeti-Craft will welcome you and your friends to the vintage surroundings of The Gin Bar in Sheffield, and help you create your very own bath bombs. First you’ll create a gin-inspired bath bomb to match your complimentary ‘Bath Tub Gin’. Then you’ll make a little magic with a colour-changing bath bomb to match colour-changing gin. This fun experience will leave you with wonderful memories and two very special bath bombs to relax with later.

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The historical town of York is filled with fantastic pubs and bars, and has recently been voted the best night out in the UK. The city boasts rich historical surroundings, beautiful architecture, and great food. The Jorvik Viking Museum can be found in the town centre – taking you back a thousand years to a Viking street. The minster towers over the city and if you don’t fear heights you can climb all the way up to the top for an incredible view. There are also several wonderful art galleries to explore as you enjoy the medieval cobbled streets.

Group Accommodation in York

Galtres Lodge


Galtres Lodge is situated in the very centre of York in a beautiful Georgian townhouse. With oak-beamed rooms filled with character and a great restaurant downstairs, you can’t get closer to the action than this.

Photo taken from Glatres Lodge website

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Things to do in York on a Girls’ Weekend

Introduction to Chocolate Making

Introduction to Chocolate Making at York Cocoa Works

York was once known as ‘the Chocolate City’ due to the many chocolate factories that dotted the area. York Cocoa Works takes inspiration from this heritage, and offers a scrumptious chocolate-making experience. This masterclass in cocoa creations will introduce you and your friends to the basics of chocolate making, from processing raw ingredients to creating delightful truffles. Why not get a little competitive and challenge your friends to make the best chocolate creation? This is a great way to learn new skills that might inspire you as a future chocolatier – and who can argue with the 300g of chocolate treats you’ll take home at the end?

Alpaca Walking in the Hambleton Hills

For a calmer, fluffy experience which is great for any animal lovers, this alpaca walk might fit the bill. Set in the Hambleton Hills close to York, your friends will have the chance to bond with super-soft, curious, friendly alpacas as you take a relaxing stroll. It’s not often that you have the chance to get so up-close and personal with these lovely creatures. Just look at them!

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