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Explore Manchester...

"Mad for it!"

Manchester is one of the UK's greatest party cities! Your Manchester hen party can enjoy
the best restaurants, the biggest clubs and the craziest laughs! So, welcome to Manchester, it's going to get crazy...

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What hens say about Manchester...

"...GoHen gave my sister a hen party to remember. None of us have ever laughed so much and the booking process couldn't have been easier thanks to Ellie and the team!..."

Manchester hen weekend -
04/05/2019 -
5/5 stars

1 of 2000+ reviews. See more reviews here...

8 Trending Manchester Hen Do Ideas

  1. Manchester Games - Imagine if the Olympics was invented in Manchester. Truly bonkers.
  2. Cocktail Mixing - Shake it baby! Learn how to mix fabulous classic cocktails.
  3. Escape Room - Work as a team in this heart-stopping, real-time adventure.
  4. Aerial Circus Skills - Perfect for hens who live to be different and try something new.
  5. Dirty Dancing - Learn the classic moves. Nobody puts the bride in the corner!
  6. Life Drawing - A hunky male model to stare at and draw. Erm… yes please!
  7. School Sports day - Relive your school years with a hilarious retro sports day. 
  8. Inflatable Games - Get competitive in this giant TV gameshow style challenge.

A Guide To Your Manchester Hen Weekend

Star Bars

The Liquor Store - Some people go to Manchester and don't have a night out at the Liquor Store. Those people are wrong uns! We love this funky bar that has a rock n roll heart which is reflected in the food, drinks and great buzz you'll find every weekend.
40 Blackfriars St, M3 2EG
The Alchemist - If you want a night out with wow factor then you simply must head to this gorgeous cocktail bar where both the food and drink are works of art but with none of the pretentions you'll find in bars that just wish they were half this cool.
3 Hardman Street, M3 3HF

Best Bites

This & That Café - Fantastic, no frills dining. The wonderful team at This & That, are all about flavour, a great relaxed place to grab a bite and the home of 'on plate, three curries'. In our opinion this is Manchester No1 curry house.
3, Soap St, M4 1EW
Solita - If you're going to have a big night then it's probably best you get some big food. Solita Bar & Grill is perfect, not only does it serve some of the best burgers on the planet but the menu offers everything from grilled haloumi, sea bass to delicious salads. Oh and puddings to die for!
Turner Street, M4 1DW

Sights & Sounds

Sights
Manchester is one of the most fashion-conscious cities in the UK which makes it an absolute shopping mecca. Affleck's Palace is a weird and wonderful collection of independent retailers and has some real hidden gems. If you're foodies then it's worth a trip to Chinatown where you can get a fantastic buffet lunch at a really good price.

Sounds
Suede, no not the stuff on your geography teacher's elbows, this is one of Manchester's hottest clubs and a superb night out. The venue is stunning and sees more than its fair share of famous faces with everyone from Premier League footballers to Corrie stars hitting the dance floor. Talk to our team about guest list entry.
Longworth St, M3 4BQ

In the Diary

June - Parklife - Big acts and local bands take to the stage to ring in the summer with mega headline sets.
July - Festwich. This is not the greatest rock music festival in the world... This is just a tribute.
July - Manchester Music Festival - From dance to classical, opera to rock, this is Manchester's biggest music festival.
July - The Greater Manchester Fringe. Step aside Edinburgh! This is the biggest fringe festival in the north of England with the UK's funniest faces.

Top of the Shops

Affleck's Palace - Uber trendy fashion. Vintage, retro, cyberpunk and everything inbetween. A must for any fashion conscious hens.
J'adore Vintage - Cromwell Road is home to J'adore Vintage, a simply superb collection of the styles of yesteryear.
Junk Shop - We're huge fans of the Junk Shop which stocks 'sustainable fashion' and is well worth a visit.
intu Trafford Centre - Manchester's largest shopping mall.

Girls About Town - Getting around Manchester...

Manchester has great transport to get the girls around town with trams, buses and trains. A System One travelcard is the most cost effective way to buzz about the city allowing you to hop on and off public transport and you can pay for your cards in advance.

Hen Days

Manchester has one of the largest selection of hen friendly activities anywhere in the UK. From relaxing pleasure to high adrenalin adventures, the world really is your lobster!

  • Dance Classes - From sexy pole dancing and burlesque to 80's inspired dance classes. Get the girls moving to professionally choreographed routines.
  • Cocktail Mixing - Mix hen business with pleasure... Plus a few dashes of vodka and voila! Your own hen party cocktail extravaganza.
  • Afternoon Tea - A little oasis of elegance in the middle of all the laughter, sip tea, enjoy dainty finger sandwiches, cakes and fancies and pretend to be grown-up for a while.
  • Trampoline Park - Or forget all about being a grown-up and jump on our trampoline park. As Tigger would say it's "bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy fun fun fun fun fun."
  • School Sports Day - Another chance to regress to childhood on this hilarious sports day. Compete in teams, you could even add fancy dress, Hogwarts vs St Trinians?

Hen Nights

Manchester nights are legendary. A true party city it has some of the best nightlife in the country, in fact if you can't have a good time here then you might as well stay home and watch Corrie. But with GoHen you can get VIP treatment all the way. From Guestlist Club Entry, to the hottest seats at a Male Strip Show or Reserved Dining at a wide selection of restaurants.
Enjoy a private Karaoke Night or sing even louder at a Bierkeller. See all our nightlife here...

They don't call it MADchester for nothing! One of the north's biggest and best nightlife hubs, a Manchester hen do is always next level. Here's a snappy rundown of all the best places for your fab trip away.

Nightlife
Deansgate

Deansgate blazes the trail for Manchester's trendiest bars. This is the place for cocktail joints, wine bars, pubs, and alternative clubs, and a great place for you and the girls to kick things off. The vibe is electric, the venues are ultra-cool, and it oozes style. You won't regret one second of your evening here.

The Northern Quarter

Possibly the most well-known and most popular nightlife district in Manchester, the Northern Quarter's bustling nightlife scene is perfect for a hen weekend. As well as your standard clubs and bars, you can also find little independent gems hidden away if that's more your style. It has everything to suit all tastes and styles and guarantees a big night out.

Oxford Road

Fed by two nearby universities, Oxford Road draws a slightly younger crowd, but if there's one thing you can say about students, it's that they know how to party! Oxford Road is party central! Don't be fooled into thinking it is exclusively youngsters, though, there are a few bars dotted about which draw a slightly older crowd too, so there's something for everyone.

The Printworks

Another hugely popular nightlife zone, The Printworks is purely for the party people. Friday and Saturday nights really kick into gear, so it's worth bearing in mind when you're on your fab Manchester hen weekend. Perfect if you're looking for your standard night out, it's vibrant, lively and always up for a party!

Spinningfields

The 'Canary Wharf of the North', Spinningfields is all business by day, but when night-time rolls around it turns into a stylish centre of classy bars and restaurants. A great place to begin your evening with an elegant drink and bite to eat before you head on to one of the other party districts for the bride-to-be's big celebrations!

Shopaholics

Manchester is a shopper's paradise and people flock from all over the globe to check out it's incredible range of shops and boutiques. It would be remiss of you and the girls not to spend even just a few hours checking it out for yourselves.

Affleck's Palace

What better place to start than with Affleck's Palace! Quirky, independent, alternative, all things Manchester, this is the place to get that off-the-wall indie look and a great place to spend a few hours.

Location: Church Street, M4 1PW

The Avenue

Located in the swanky area of Spinningfields, The Avenue is the home of all the biggest and best international fashion brands. It really is as luxurious and as amazing as it sounds.

Location: Spinningfields, M3 3FL

intu Trafford Centre

If you're looking for your standard high street names, intu Trafford Centre has them all in one handy complex so you can browse your favourite brands with ease without having to trek up and down a long old road! Also, the building is all sorts of WOW!

Location: Stretford, M17 8AA

Jewellery Quarter

Us girls can never have enough sparkle in our lives and if you're looking for some new items to dazzle then you're going to want to head to the fabulous Jewellery Quarter which boasts a wonderful range of spectacular trinkets.

Location: In and around King Street, Exchange Street and St Ann's Square

Manchester Arndale

Similar to the intu Trafford Centre, the Manchester Arndale houses all your favourite brands under one convenient roof! It's also easily accessible by all forms of public transport making it simple to get to. And we're big fans of all things hassle-free!

Location: Market Street, M4 1AZ

Northern Quarter

Not only a bustling party hub, the Northern Quarter is also home to a wide range of quirky, independent shops and boutiques including fab vintage clothes stores where you can get the stylish look of yesteryear and bring it back to life.

Location: Northern Quarter

Hotels

Manchester's a big old place if you hadn't of guessed, with many different districts which suit different needs, finding a hotel which ticks all the boxes of location, comfort at the right price can be tough. Why spend hours trawling through the internet looking at hundreds of different hotels when you can let GoHen take all the hassle out of it for you?
We've already spent time selecting the best hotels about for your Manchester hen weekend.

Check out our full list of fab Manchester hen do pads here...

Restaurants

"Book a table? Nah, I'm sure we'll just stumble across somewhere when we're out..." Good luck with that if that's what you choose to do, but from experience we know that's not the best idea in the world. Particularly if there's a fair few of you. It's going to be difficult for restaurants to squeeze you in on short notice, especially during peak season.
Let GoHen take the hassle out of things for you by providing you with pre-paid dining at some of the best restaurants. It's as easy as that, leaving you more time to focus on the important things on a hen do: toasting the bride-to-be.
We can arrange:

  • A fab feast at a top restaurant
  • Reserved tables
  • Order your meals in advance
  • Prepaid dining so no messing around with the bill
Transport

Whilst you can walk around the specific party/shopping zones, Manchester is a big city so utilising the public transport is a quick and easy way to navigate the urban sprawl. They operate a handy tram system, which is simple enough to negotiate, and there are also frequent buses and trains. You can always hop in a cab although this tends to cost a few extra quid which, let's face it, you could be spending on important things, like cocktails!

Reasons to Visit Manchester for your hen do
  1. 1. The Millennium Quarter, which houses spectacular shopping temples
  2. 2. Manchester's revamped canals mean striking, unforgettable canal boat tours
  3. 3. Armani and Kurt Geiger have uber-modern flagship stores here
  4. 4. Superb dining, from ornate pubs to great value chains
  5. 5. Heaton Park has 250 hectares of stunning surroundings
Manchester city images

Mad For It

Incredible days, phenomenal nights, number one smash hits, the UK's best shopping and Coronation Street – Manchester is perfect for the bride's last weekend as a single lady. If you're looking for a quiet time on your Manchester hen do then sorry, you've come to the wrong place! This city was made for creating unforgettable memories, and if you think that celebrating in the party capital of the North will cost your entire cocktail budget then think again – Manchester is surprisingly budget-friendly. And when you couple that fact with GoHen's fabulous low rates you'll save even more money to spend in the best bars, nightclubs and designer boutiques that this incredibly chic metropolis has to offer.

In fact, we think our commitment to giving our hens the best value for their money is exactly why 96% of 500,000 former clients would happily book with us again.

Did you know?
When it rains, it doesn't pour!
Manchester's annual rainfall is actually less than the national average

Stay in Style

From renovated penthouses and warehouses, to luxury houses and spa hotels – Our range of Manchester accommodation is as stylish as the city itself and just as budget-friendly. And unlike other companies we test out all our options ourselves before sending our groups. It's the only way we can make sure that you're in the best possible location to get your special weekend off to a terrific start, and in Manchester's case that's right in the heart of the beautiful Northern Quarter, near all the high-street shopping of the Arndale Centre and close to the vintage boutiques of Affleck's Palace. You'll also be a mere hop, skip and a cocktail from the best nightclubs in town, so you won't need to pay extra for any expensive taxi fares and you'll be able to rest assured that the city's hottest nightlife is only moments from your doorstep.

Because we've been organising Manchester hen parties since 2002, we've built up amazing working relationships with all our suppliers. But what does this mean for you? It means that all the special benefits we receive will be passed on to you, so you'll be able to enjoy:

  • Lower rates
  • Flexibility on numbers
  • Complete financial protection

It's a big part of the reason why we've got 1000+ positive GoHen reviews.

All Day, All Night

"Madchester" has a reputation for amazing nightlife but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty to enjoy and experience before the sun sets and the city's beautiful people come out to play. Whether your bride-to-be just wants to pamper away the stresses of wedding planning or take out her frustrations, GoHen has a huge range of activities to suit every taste and every weekend! Fancy relaxing? We've got the spa. A little less conversation and a little more action? Here's the paintball gun. Luxury afternoon tea with bottles of bubbly? Now you're talking...

Most popular Manchester activities…

  • Cocktail Mixing – Make like Taylor Swift and Shake It Off as you prepare some of the tastiest cocktails known to hen-kind.
  • Trampoline Park – With so few opportunities to "flip out" with the girls from now until the wedding, this could be the brides last chance!
  • Bubbly Mayhen – Strap yourselves in. Seriously, we don't want you falling out of your giant inflatable bubble!
  • School Sports Day – Take a trip back in time and reacquaint yourselves with the playground games of your youth. Egg and spoon race anybody?

Did you know?
Manchester is Barmy!
It's the only place in the UK where you can enjoy a "Pasty Barm"

24HR Party People

Students, working professionals, glitterati and celebrities all have one thing in common – they love Manchester's amazing nightlife. It's rare that you find a city so diverse, welcoming and genuinely up for a good time. The Spice Girls partied here, Pixie Lott let her dancing feet loose here and Robbie Williams learned how to "entertain you" here. For the trendiest clubs and bars you'll head to the Northern Quarter where you'll find plenty of quirky and unusual watering holes to get the night started. Then, once you're suitably warmed up, venture into the city centre to discover even more amazing venues to celebrate the bride's special weekend.

But this is no ordinary night out. Let's face it, you and the girls could come up to Manchester any old weekend. But this is a hen weekend and you deserve the VIP treatment, so that's exactly what we'll give you. Guestlist entry for the most popular clubs? This way to the bar. Your own hunky Butlers in the Buff? How many abs would you like? Limousine rides to the hottest party spots? Here's your ride, m'ladies.

Surprise your bride-to-be...

  • The Dreamboys – Who knew that Mancunian men were so gorgeous? Step aside Take That, we've found our new future husbands.
  • Bierkeller Entry – Steins of beer, shots of German spirits and free pretzels in Manchester's premier Bierkeller. Das ist gut, jah?
  • Karaoke – With so many hits recorded in Manchester over the years, this is the perfect chance to belt out some of the greats in your own private booth.
  • VIP Photoshoot Party – Michelle Keegan? Puuur-lease. She's got nothing on you and the girls as you work the camera getting some stylish shots to remember the weekend by.

We Protect Your Money

Booking a weekend break can be stressful, even when it's just your own money you're spending! But when you've been entrusted with everybody else's cash as well, possibly belonging to girls that you don't even know, organising the hen do can suddenly seem like more trouble than it's worth. Here at GoHen, we take the stress out of planning your celebrations by offering 100% financial protection.

When you book with us, you're booking with an ABTA bonded (No. W7797) ATOL protected (No. 11011) travel agency held to the highest standards of professional conduct in our industry. You'll be able to sit back, relax, possibly with a glass of vino in hand (can you tell we're thirsty?) knowing that your money is protected.

Find out more about how ABTA protection works here.

Get the Party Started!

Just send us your enquiry! It really is that simple. Then, while we're putting together your dream package of accommodation, activities and nightlife, you can message all the girls and take the credit for organising such an amazing weekend. It's fast, easy and best of all, totally free with no obligation to follow through until you're 100% sure that we're the ones to give you the hen party of a lifetime.

Or if you prefer a personal touch, give us a call on 01225 474200. We're a talkative bunch and we love talking about all hen parties great and small. So, whether you know exactly how you want your weekend to run or you haven't a clue, pick up the phone and we can start organising your "Madchester" getaway with the girls today.

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