Winter weddings are a blessing, and nothing can beat a celebration during the festive months. We’ve looked at the best hen party ideas in Newcastle and come up with a collection of exciting things for you and your friends to do in Newcastle.
Why Newcastle? It’s one of the best cities in the UK for its nightlife and there’s always something to do there. Whether it’s music, sports, museums or in this case, a hen party, we’ve got it covered.
For Problem Solving Hens
Break the tradition of drinking and eating around a table, and do something exciting for a hen party. Exit Newcastle is a live exit game company. Created for any age and every occasion, “you will be locked in with friends, family or colleagues and have to solve a series of puzzles and mysteries to escape”. In under one hour, you will then search high and low for clues to escape before your time is up.
It’s not every day you hear of someone doing this for their hen party, which is what makes it so exciting.
All you have to do is a book a suitable time and date on their website and once you arrive, a game master will tell you everything you need to know. Make sure you bring your brain with you because you’ll have to explore your surroundings to find the exit in the maze, or you’ll be stuck in there for a long time.
For Active Hens
This type of hen party is for people who would rather dance, ice skate or ski than stay inside. If you’re adventurous and would prefer to leave your heels at home, then we have some activities for you.
Whickham Thorns organise skiing parties for beginners to those who consider themself a pro on the ice. They have a 40m artificial slope which is floodlit, with a sprinkler system and their services are available for any individuals or groups.
If ice skating is more your thing, then Life has the perfect day planned for you. Grab your friends and book today for a festive day on the ice. Rates are £12.95 per adult and if there’s only 10 or less of you, then there’s no need to book. So what are you waiting for?
For a day that really challenges your fitness and makes you step out of your comfort zone, give pole dancing a try. Don’t fret if you’ve never tried it before, because Northern Pole Dance teach you all the moves, and afterwards, nobody would’ve guessed you’d never done it before. Get fit and have fun with your friends.
And if that’s not enough to move you… all classes include chocolates and Cava.
For a different style of dancing, including cheerleading, burlesque and salsa, The Cheerleading Company organise dance classes specifically for hen parties. With its stunning views of the river, and the best nightlife in Newcastle, the Quayside is a great place for hen parties.
For Tipsy Hens
We know you want your hen party to be fun, interactive and memorable, so we take the stress out of organising your cocktail making class. Gather your girls and enjoy your own dedicated bartender for the duration of the class and learn about the cocktails you make. Suddenly learning becomes fun when alcohol is involved.
For Pampered Hens
Malmaison Spa in Newcastle can make any celebration special with intimate private dining rooms catering for a cosy few of your nearest and dearest. Malmaison can help you get the party started.
If that doesn’t quite take your fancy, City Retreat have a 3-hour hen party package to use their Private Spa Suite for between 4 to 8 guests. This price includes of the use of a Private Spa Suite, with Sauna, steam room and relaxation area.
Or if you want to do something more different, The Perfume Studio will help you and your friends make a signature fragrance that’s unique to you. The fragrance will be tailor-made to suit you and your guests’ needs.
One of their perfume consultants will attend your choice of party venue, sampling each of their eighteen perfume blends until you’ve created your perfect combination. Prices are £35 per guest and you’ll leave with a 20ml custom blended fragrance. Lovely!
For Crafty Hens
For those with a passion for crafts, book a jewellery making hen party with Handmade Hen. Their hen party activity session lasts for approx 2.5 hours, during which you will make a selection of beaded jewellery including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, friendship bracelets, fashion jewellery and more.
Handmade Hen will provide you with all the tuition and materials you need.
For a room full of happy hens, The Crafty Hen work with you to create ceramic painting, garter making, nipple tassels, burlesque pasties, wedding flowers and more. Make and create beautiful things to wear for the wedding, or just enjoy getting crafty.
The workshops include an expert to help you design the perfect thing. All the equipment you need is provided too.
For Naughty Hens
Drawing nude males is the current version of a male stripper at hen parties. If you’re feeling saucy, Chilli Sauce invite you to draw their male models for a funny, unforgettable day out. The party will include one male model and a tutor as well as drawing equipment, so don’t worry if you’re just a beginner.
It’s a sophisticated spin on traditional hen parties.
For Stylish Hens
Bijoux Hen Parties know what women like, which is why they’ll give you and your guests a hair and makeover in preparation for the big day. Whether you want a makeover for the big day, or as a treat to yourself, their expert beauticians will make you feel glamorous in no time.
For Foodie Hens
Nobody can say no to chocolate, which is why we’ve researched the best chocolate workshops for your winter hen party. It’s no surprise that there’s more than one company helping you create your own chocolate treats:
- The Newcastle Chocolate Workshop is aimed at anyone who loves chocolate! If you book your event with them, you will cut, roll, dip and decorate your creations as well as learn how to pipe and temper chocolate.
- At £55 per guest, Freedom will add the ’Yum Factor’ to your Newcastle hen party. Whether it’s milk, dark or white chocolate that’s your favourite, you’ll be a part of a great making session.
- If you want two hours of fun, Go Hen will provide you with all the skills and techniques you’ll need to become a master chocolatier in your kitchen back home. Learn about ganache, piping, truffles, fillings, chocolate liqueurs.
- If you’re looking to experience more than chocolate tasting, Chilli Sauce have plenty of events, including Deluxe Candy Making, Chocolate Chip Challenge, Chocolate Making Workshops and more. Indulge yourself in a chocolate-packed day.
- Bijoux Hen Parties take you back to an era of sophistication with their vintage tea party. Giggle, chat and dance the night away with your best friends. Secure your winter party with a £50 deposit and get ready to go back in time.
For Dancing Hens
If celebrating your hen in style is more of your thing, then you can trust Bijoux Hen Parties to deliver exactly that. Their hen party package is fun, flirty and very easy to learn. During the 90-minute session you will learn authentic 1920’s dance moves.
Don’t worry if you’ve never busted a move before; their professionals will teach you some basic dance moves that you can showcase on the wedding day.
To book your hen with them, you’ll need a £50 deposit… oh and a dress up 1920’s style to help you get into it more.
For Entertained Hens
If you want to experience a witty night with the girls then a Burlesque night at Boulevard is the place for you. At Newcastle’s number one cabaret venue, you’ll get to wear dazzling costumes, learn choreography and split your sides with laughter. Book online to experience a magical night.
Nothing says entertainment quite like a theatre show does and if you’re a fan of Aladdin, Last Night a DJ saved my life, Thriller live and The Chicago Blues Brothers, you can’t afford to miss out on Sunderland Empire’s shows this winter. Tickets are between £20 and £40, so visit their website today to see a full list of their upcoming shows.
Laughing makes everybody feel better and we all need to feel good when most of us lead stressful lives. The Stand Up Comedy Club in Newcastle have heaps of new comedy acts all the time. So brace yourself for a night of hilarity and a good time.
For Gambling Hens
If you haven’t visited Aspers Casino, you’re missing out. Learn to play one of the most widely played casino games – designed to give you a fun introduction to poker. The place offers party packages with drinks, food, introduction to poker and a 2 hour game.
For as little as £27 per person, you’ll get a 3 course meal, 2 drinks, a 30 minute introduction to poker £10 bet and a 2 hour dealer dealt tournament. What a great way to celebrate!
It’s not every day someone gets married, so celebrate in style and make the night memorable with the above ideas. If you’re struggling to choose only one idea, there’s nothing stopping you from making a weekend out of it and trying something new each day.
Go and have fun! You deserve it.