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Overview of Hen weekends in Harrogate

Harrogate is a quaint little town located just next to the Yorkshire dales and is famed for its typical Yorkshire charm, with a heavy smattering of tea shops and antique shops located there. Despite being a smaller town there is still room for a large choice of pubs, bars and restaurants to keep you and your hens thirst and hunger at bay. Being a spa town, Harrogate is unsurprisingly a great destination for you and your group to receive a timely dose of pampering.

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Top Hen weekend activities in Harrogate

  • Treasure Hunt Pub Challenge

    See the sights, hit the pubs and rise to the challenge with this brilliant activity on your Harrogate hen party. Using the Mobile Adventure App, you follow a game that takes you on a whirlwind tour of some of the top sights, with challenges and questions that are unlocked along the way. You can’t get to the next level until the app recognizes you are in the right place using GPS, so there’s no cheating! You split into teams and can see how the other lot is doing via the map and live scoreboard. This will be a pub crawl to remember!

  • Nude Life Drawing

    A nude life-drawing class will certainly get the girls in the mood! Whether they're bona fide amateur artists, or simply enjoy gazing at gorgeous guys, our hour-long tutor-led sessions will bring your hens' artistic passions to the fore, that's for sure! The professional teacher will give everyone the low-down on how to sketch a hunky man, and nail those taut abs, glistening muscles and smouldering eyes – and you can take your masterpiece home with you at the end of class to hang on the bedroom wall, if you like. The models are all relaxed and experienced, and will even give you their thoughts on your artwork at the end of the session. This is the perfect way to have a bit of naughty fun while keeping things classy. 

  • Choreographed Dance Hen Parties

    Salsa Dancing Experience

    You want to celebrate with the bride-to-be at a party where everyone has fun and feels fabulous. So how about sharing a group salsa dance experience? Salsa is sexy, vibrant and passionate and one of the easiest social dances. In your two-hour class your professional dance instructor will have you all up and confidently working that sexy Latin vibe whether you’re new to the dance or have experienced its pleasures before. You’ll begin with the basic steps to get you all moving and in no time you’ll be hot to trot, adding in some holds and turns before pairing up for an exciting routine. It’s best to wear clothes you can move in, flowing clothes accentuate the beauty of your moves, and dancing shoes that are not too slippy or grippy to help with your turns.

  • Pizza Making Hens

    Pizza-Making Party and Welcome Drink

    Why wait till the evening to start the hen celebrations? Have fun with the girls and make your own meal, just the way you like it, with a private pizza-making party at Pizza Express in Harrogate. All the chopping and preparation is done for you. Kick off with a glass of prosecco, then put on your apron and chef hat before you learn how to stretch your pizza dough from the trained pizza chef. Then it’s the fun bit, creating your masterpieces with freshly prepared toppings. There’s fun, games and competitions along the way. While your pizzas are in the oven there’s time for some dough balls, and to reveal the competition winners and present their certificates. Then tuck in to your creations. Buon Appetito!

  • Three Course Meal Incl. Prosecco at Jamies Italian

    Our exclusive three-course meal at Jamie’s Italian in Harrogate is the perfect way to begin the night of hen fun with some truly exceptional food in a warm, friendly and laid back atmosphere! You’ll each get to choose three hearty courses from the brilliant pre-set menu and you’ll even get a glass of bubbly prosecco each to toast the wonderful bride-to-be! Expect a choice of delectable rustic dishes which are simply bursting with flavour and incorporate a cheeky Jamie twist!

    You could go for some delicious seasonal bruschetta to start off with, enjoy a juicy Jamie Italian burger for the main and round it all off with a mouth-watering slab of blissful seasonal cheesecake – it’s utterly heavenly! The restaurant itself is perfectly situated in the heart of the town centre in Parliament Street, so you and the rest of the girls will be in close proximity to a great selection of pubs and bars to check out after you’ve had your fill of scrumptious Italian food! 

  • Two Course Meal Incl. Prosecco at Jamies Italian

    You’ve probably heard that failing to plan is planning to fail, but it’s not a saying that you really appreciate until you’re stuck wandering the streets of Harrogate in your Sunday best trying to find a restaurant that has space for your numbers. So why leave it up to chance?

    With Hen Heaven you’ll be tucking into some amazing eats at one of the area’s very best restaurants. At Jamie’s Italian the menu is all about taking classic dishes from the home of great food and giving them a modern twist from a world famous chef. You and your girls will be tucking into two courses, so you’ve got a choice of starters and mains, or mains and desserts that’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser whichever you go for.

    To toast the bride to be, we’ve thrown in a complimentary glass of prosecco. All together? The recipe for a fantastic hen do in Harrogate. 

  • Two Course Bistro Meal and Welcome Drink

    On your hen do celebrate your bride-to-be and enjoy a taste of real French food in a Parisian bistro-style setting, with a delicious two-course meal at Café Rouge. Fans of Bridget Jones’ Diary may be familiar with her fave place to hang out with her friends. But if you’re new to Rouge you can expect tasty dishes such as French Onion Soup to start, Demi Poulet (half chicken) for main and indulgent crème brulee to finish. Included in your meal you’ll also get a glass of wine, beer or something soft for the essential toast to get things underway. So relax, enjoy catching up with your mates and feasting French-style. Bon appetit!

    Menu items may vary

  • Night clubbing

    Saturday Night Guestlist Entry

    The only night in town that will bring you the element of surprise week in week out, but one thing is for sure.. You will be entertained!!! Smooch aims to please your eyes and your ears, by throwing something different into the mix each week.. With the newest upcoming tracks, a hot, party loving crowd and a great party atmosphere. Hosted by the stunning, Lipstick Chicks, Smooch’s resident party starters who will be armed with weekly giveaways, novelty props, shot bottles and confetti cannons. This is a party that cannot be missed!!!!!

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Harrogate Hen Party Guide

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If you wish to spice things up after a day of relaxing, then Harrogate does have venues for you and your hens to get lively at in the evening. Visit the Moko Longue for a few cocktails before dancing the night away at the unique yet very popular Viper Rooms. 

Moko Lounge opened its doors in 2006, its a lively venue amongst the heart of Harrogates nightlife culture, it's licensed until 6am so you and the girls have plenty of time to dance and drink before stumbling home in the early hours.

Viper Rooms is another nightclub with live acts, VIP tables and cocktail masterclasses!

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Bring a touch of old-school class to your weekend as Downton Abbey’s very own Butler and actor Jim Carter was born in Harrogate. 

It’s a good idea to bring your walking boots if you’re interested in scenic walks through the Yorkshire dales. View the Historic abbeys, castles, country houses and monuments that tell the ancient stories of politics and religion.

Being a cultural town, there are museums and galleries mottled across Harrogate’s streets alongside many other attractions offering anything from nature trails, ice-skating and boating. Many of these are suited to any age so Harrogate provides good opportunity to keep you all entertained.

Harrogate's Famous For

Harrogate was just a small hamlet until the 16th century. Now it's continued growth has made Harrogate a thriving town with a Yorkshire charm. Perfect for a night out and renowned for its spa weekend, Harrogate offers the perfect compromise of ultimate relaxation alongside a boozy and indulgent evening of drinks and good grub!

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Harrogate is an easy commutable town where the majority of attractions are within walking distance. Sorry girls, heels will have to reside in your suitcases until the evening as walking really is the best way to see the town! Buses are available from the town if you have somewhere specific in mind that you want to travel to and of course taxis will be available in the evening if you’re going out ‘til late.

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