Hen Party Houses in The Midlands
Halfway between the north and south, and a standout destination for hen parties of all ages.
ABOUT THE MIDLANDS
INTRODUCTION TO THE MIDLANDS
Looking for a hen party destination that’s easily accessible for guests coming from all over? Perhaps you can’t make your mind up between a lively city break or a quieter celebration in the countryside? Either way, the Midlands is a great place to go. Used to describe the central region of England and encompassing Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry and the likes of Leicester, there’s plenty to do and see here – whatever sort of hen party you’re looking for.
Enjoy shopping, theatre, cocktails and more in some of England’s biggest cities. Go climbing and hiking in the Peak District. Head to the smaller market towns and see areas of outstanding natural beauty and the home of William Shakespeare. You see, Central England is steeped in art, history and culture and makes for a fantastic place to go for your last night of freedom.
What’s more, the accommodation is just as varied. Think large party pads with pools, luxury apartments with all the mod cons and newly renovated barns – with more space than you could ever need.
HOW TO GET TO THE MIDLANDS
Depending on where you’re going, by car, it can take 2-3 hours to reach your Midlands destination. Of course, if you’re not the designated driver, this is ample time to scream out some Beyonce hits and enjoy some homemade cocktails. By train, it takes around 1-2 hours from London and there are also coach and bus services connecting the north and south. Once there, whether you’re staying in one of the cities or a nearby town, there’s plenty of taxi firms available meaning you don’t need to break your killer heels in.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN THE MIDLANDS FOR HEN PARTIES
Buzzing Birmingham is a cool and contemporary city, brimming with fascinating culture, an epic nightlife scene, and endless activities to keep your entire group happy. It even boasts more canals than Venice! Canal-side cocktails, anyone? The city centre itself is jam-packed with fantastic shops, bars and restaurants, galleries, theatres and museums. For a night out, it’s got to be Birmingham Gay Village – an effervescent neighbourhood featuring vibrant late-night pubs, bars, and nightclubs, as well as cosmopolitan al-fresco cafes. And if you’re looking for something a little quieter, Edgbaston – an affluent suburb – boasts gastropubs, boutiques, delis, and international restaurants. A must-visit is the 15-acre Birmingham Botanical Garden, where you can admire over 7,000 species of plants, shrubs, and trees. The perfect place to enjoy a picnic on a warm, sunny day.
A popular city in central England, Coventry is famous for its Cathedral. For a small fee, you can even admire one of England’s largest bell towers and climb to the top. You’ll have to tackle 180 steps though, so you might want to leave your heels at home that day. Failing that, you could marvel at the architecture from a nearby bar… As well as this, the city is a popular hotspot for shopping, theatre, comedy and more. The Empire Coventry has quickly become a focal point for the city’s live music scene, and it’s played host to some big names over the last few years. It also regularly hosts tribute bands so it’s definitely worth a visit if you want to dance the night away.
This buzzing East Midlands city has a lot to shout about! And, after a short walk around, we guarantee you’ll understand exactly why it was voted one of the best places to live and work recently. With a rich history, diverse culture, natural beauty, and buzzing night-time hotspots, Leicester is a real hen party haven! At the heart lies the famous Clock Tower – once the centrepiece of a roundabout and now an iconic feature in the city, and there’s also Abbey Park, a fantastic place to enjoy the sunshine. Pop open a bottle of bubbly and sit down to a classy hen party picnic.
If you’re looking for a little retail therapy, the Midlands won’t disappoint. In Birmingham, you’ve got the Bullring & Grand Central shopping centre. Coventry is home to a famous indoor market and Leicester boasts a range of designer and high-street brands. Of course, after a morning of shopping, you’ll probably need somewhere to rest your feet. So you’ll be pleased to know there’s lots of champagne bars perfect for a fizzy pitstop.
Restaurants and bars
No hen party is complete without delicious food, and the Midlands offers a great variety for any palate. In the countryside, you’ve got inns, gastropubs, tearooms and restaurants for all manner of budgets. And, in the cities, you can choose between Peruvian, Vietnamese, Argentinian, Italian and Mediterranean to name a few. For places that serve up top food and offer a guaranteed good night out, we recommend checking out the Good Food Guide.
BEST HEN GROUP ACTIVITIES IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
BEST FOR HAVING A LAUGH
Bring out the artist within you and get ready to enjoy a cheeky life drawing session, where a nude male model will strike some poses for you all to draw! It’s not hard to see why this is one of the most popular hen party activities around. Taking place at your very own accommodation, the session kicks off with some drinking games before you get to work on your masterpiece. What’s more, you can even take your drawings home at the end of the class – and you’ll definitely have some stories for the big day.
Cocktail making masterclass
BEST FOR GETTING THE PARTY STARTED
Start your celebrations off in style with a cocktail making class, where you’ll learn the tricks of the trade and get to experience the life of a mixologist – except you get to taste the drink in full at the end! Ideal for hen parties, these interactive sessions are great fun and definitely get you in the mood to party.
Get your girls and get ready to slide, swirl and slip around a pole like a pro. You see, a pole dancing class is for everyone, no matter your age or previous experience. Come with an open mind and get ready to learn some tips and tricks and take away some new moves. You could even show them off on the wedding day – but we don’t think the bride’s nan will be very impressed.
BEST FOR A LITTLE PAMPERING
If you like the idea of getting totally zen on your hen do in Birmingham, then you’ll love this Zen Hen experience by Glo Pamper. It’s a laid-back combination of yoga and a spa day, and takes place in the comfort of your own home. It’s also designed for mixed abilities so everyone can join in and learn a range of stretches and poses. Once done, it’s time to unwind even more as you enjoy an indulgent, 30-minute spa treatment from a professional therapist. With a choice between a massage, facial, manicure, and pedicure, you’re sure to feel a million dollars in no time.
BEST FOR THOSE WITH A SWEET TOOTH
Is there anything better than chocolate? In this hen party activity, you can learn from an expert chocolatier and make your own treats! This is a deliciously indulgent activity, perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. You’ll be able to take home a goody bag of your own handmade goodies, making a perfect gift or treat for yourself! Even better, why not head somewhere for a boozy lunch afterwards to keep your tastebuds tantalised?!
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