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Manchester Hen Party Guide

C’mon ladies, hit the cobbles of Manchester city to celebrate an epic hen weekend! This city has it all; as not only is it the home of the iconic TV soap Coronation Street, but it’s also jam packed with amazing hen party activities, from racing hovercrafts to trampolining!

To prove how much this city has to offer, you can have a terrific weekend in Manchester without any active excursions, as you can spend a few hours of blissful shopping at the Trafford shopping centre, before a spot of Afternoon Tea which is swiftly followed by a night at the theatre!

The evening entertainment options here in Manchester are some of the very best in the UK, with music concerts and comedy shows held all year round at the 02 Apollo. As well as this, you can hit the town at night for some of Manchester’s unique nightclubs—as some will have Gin Parlours, and other will have private karaoke booths (the possibilities!).

With all these ideas to get you excited, here is a guide to a Manchester Hen party that will make for an unbelievable weekend!

Manchester Hen Party Activities

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If you’d categorise your girl group as ‘thrill seekers’, Hoverforce have motoring activities that may interest you. Located 45 mins from the city in the nearby town of Cheshire, you and your girls can race real-life Hovercrafts! With the largest hovercraft machines in the UK, its stands to reason why Hoverforce is also the best venue. It’s not just hovercrafts that attract hen parties to here however, as you also get the chance to race Dirt Buggies and DTV Shredders! Embrace the mud and have a fun filled afternoon as you fly around a dirt track in these nippy buggies! As for the shredders, these segway-looking machines were developed in Canada for rallying in the snow—and the people over at Hoverforce must have discovered that the shredders work well in dirt too. Having tank tracks instead of wheels, you can jump for joy as you race over rugged bumps with your girls!

Another activity centre to consider in Cheshire is Adventure Cheshire, located 50 mins from Manchester. A day at Adventure Cheshire will be packed with super fun shooting activities. Head out to the range with your girls and try your hand at Clay Pigeon Shooting! The aim of the game is to shoot discs out of the sky before they hit the ground, so you can get competitive if you wish. Alternatively, if shooting a high powered rifle is the experience you’re after, Air Rifle Shooting promises just that! Hit challenging but fun targets targets with your girls and have a great time doing it.

Trampolining is another exciting activity for you to try, with Go Air Trampoline Park being the biggest and best in Manchester! There’s 37,000 square feet worth of trampolines here, so you know they ain’t fooling! As well as the now olympic sport of trampolining being on offer here, there are a range of light hearted and incredibly fun team games to play; such as trampoline dodgeball, bounce basketball, battle beams, reaction wall and tumble tracks! With all these fun activities to choose from, you’re bound to find something that everyone will love.

Last but not least is the escape rooms, which are a massive hit among hen parties due to their use of logic and teamwork! You can definitely bolster your friendships at Breakout Manchester, which gives you 60 minutes for you and your girls to use whatever you can muster to solve the puzzle and escape the room! Teams will consist of 2-5 players, so if your hen party is large—you can split up into teams and try to beat each others time! Whatever the scenario, your bond with your friends will have strengthened by the time you escape the room.

Manchester Hen Night Ideas

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Manchester has a nightlife that few UK cities can compete with, due to the wide range of night time activities you can choose from. One of the biggest draws to the city is the entertainment scene, with musicals and comedy being huge attractions. The 02 Apollo is a venue that has a vast array of different artists—from music to comedy. As far as music goes, the absolute best in the business perform here each year, with headline acts dominating dates throughout the year. The same can be said for comedy acts, as top headliners like Russell Brand and Manchester’s own Jason Manford have performed before and will again! For updates on what’s on when booking your weekend away to Manchester, follow this link

For a more refined evening that will take you away from an arena of screaming fans, why not take the opportunity to have a fantastic night at the theatre? The Palace Theatre Manchester is a terrific venue for a hen night, as it hosts all the top musicals—from Wicked to Sound of Music. What’s more, the theatre offer Afternoon Teas everyday, meaning you and the girls can have a full day affair at the Palace Theatre Manchester.

When booking arena dates, forward planning is essential. If you have nothing planned but are in search of a laugh on your hen night, there is no better place than The Comedy Store. This new branch of the worldwide comedy club offer food and drinks, as well as great stand-up!

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After thoroughly entertained in the evening, you can then head to some of the city’s top bars & nightclubs. Gorilla is an industrial chic bar & club that has a grill menu and live music—making it a versatile venue that you can stay in from early to late. That’s not even the best part—as you will interested to learn that Gorilla have a Gin Parlour—yes, a Gin Parlour! With 50 rare gins on offer, the Gin parlour makes for a chilled beginning of the evening before going to the nightclub in the same venue to enjoy your hen night.

The K2 Karaoke Nightclub is another option for nightlife in the city, as this futuristic-themed nightclub has 2 floors of private karaoke booths! Alongside a waiter food & drink service, you can imagine how a night in a private karaoke booth would make for a memorable hen party!

Manchester Hen Party Accommodation

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When staying in Manchester, there are tons of great accommodation options will suit any budget. If you wish to stay in a hotel, the Eleven Didsbury Park is a good bet—as this boutique hotel is converted from a Victorian townhouse. As you can imagine, the rooms come with all the amenities you can wish for, with rainfall showerheads, iPod docks, satellite TV and free WiFi.

Another option is The Midland Hotel, open since 1903. This grand Edwardian hotel has plush furnishings with free WiFi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service.

Alternatively, if you wish to go the self-catering route for you Manchester hen weekend, SACO Serviced Apartments should be on your radar. These luxury apartments are situated in the heart of Manchester; giving guests the convenience of a hotel—but with more space, facilities and freedom.

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With a diverse range of active outdoor pursuits and indoor activities, as well as the compelling entertainment and nightlife scene, a Manchester Hen Party is stuff of legend.