It's time for a hen do in Newcastle!
Newcastle has some of the best nightlife in the country with a number of the biggest, hottest clubs, huge shopping complexes and a colossal range of activities to fill your days in the Toon. Newcastle is one of the best value cities around, making it a top pick for ladies looking for a top hen party experience!
Why: reasons to celebrate in Newcastle
We love Newcastle for a hen party - if you're hoping for a really fantastic, energetic weekend, there's no bigger party city in the UK! It's renowned for its phenomenal nightlife, and has 100s of bars and pubs to choose from. It's also a hub of culture, with a rich history of music, theatre, art and sport. It's got some spectacular sights and landmarks too, and an incredibly welcoming populace just waiting to help you get the party started! Newcastle hen weekends are famed for their incredible range of activities, excellent shopping, and extraordinary nightlife.
What: planning your hen do in Newcastle
Newcastle's got plenty to offer, with a selection of internationally acclaimed sights, and an amazing range of things to fill your days up with. If you want a bit more, we've got over 50 different activities running in Newcastle for you to enjoy - more than enough to fill your weekend to the brim! Sessions like chocolate making or cocktail mixing get all the girls involved and with dance sessions too it's a full day of laughs for the group - with some time left to hit the shops in between too! Newcastle's fantastic nightlife has something for everyone too, whether you're after a big night at a glitzy nightclub or an intimate night at a cosy bar. No matter where you end up, if you stay in and around the city centre you're in for a great time, but why not start the party with some top quality entertainment first? We've got cabaret, comedy, cruises and casinos - as well as a whole lot more! If you're looking for a weekend packed with great hen party ideas, lively people and an exceptional nightlife, Newcastle is one of the very best hen destinations the UK has to offer!
Shop: Newcastle shopping areas & recommendations
Newcastle's a fantastic place for a spot of shopping - the great mix of independent boutiques, high street staples, and red-hot designers makes it a veritable shoppers paradise! Northumberland Street is often likened to London's Oxford Street, home to the Fenwick department store, as well as other high street retailers and Eldon Square. The Metro Centre is Europe's largest shopping centre, so if you want a full day of retail, this is ideal. Old George Yard has designer and vintage clothes shops. And if you like supporting local business, you can't beat Grainger Market, a historical shopping experience which has stalls selling a remarkable array of products.
How: Getting to Newcastle?
There are three long distance train operators in Newcastle, so whether you're coming from south or north England, you should be able to find a train line running. Rails run to London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and York, amongst others, as well as local stations. If you're coming in from the South, and considering driving, the A1 runs much of the way, and those on Scotland's east coast can follow it down. There's plenty of parking in the city centre, but check with your hotel or accommodation and see what they offer to avoid paying out on meters. It's also possible to get coaches from several different cities, and these can often be very cheap for large groups if booked in advance.
Stay: Choosing your Newcastle accommodation
As the best nightlife, activities and shopping can be found around Newcastle's city centre, you and the girls will want to be close to the action, so we've got fantastic value, centrally located hotels and apartments for you. Acting as a great base for your Newcastle hen do, our 2 and 3 star hotels are a great, simple place to stay at great value, or how about pushing the boat out and staying at one of our Newcastle 4 star hotels? Alternatively if you fancy your own space our central apartments are modern, spacious and the perfect hen choice! Find out more at our Newcastle accommodation page.
Party: Where to head after dark
Head to Stowell Street and Market Street for great bars and clubs, or try New Bride Street for a fresh night scene close to the Laing Art Gallery. No matter where you end up, if you stay in and around the city centre you're in for a great time, and why not set the pace for a fantastic time with some top quality entertainment? We've got saucy male strip shows, hilarious comedy clubs and show-stopping cabaret to kick-start the perfect hen night, just check out our Newcastle entertainment page for a great range of ideas! The friendly, charming, charismatic, and welcoming atmosphere that the city creates combines with the exciting range of entertainment available all year round.
When: The best times to visit Newcastle
With a selection of both one-off and annual events, Newcastle really is lively all year round. The city has a fantastic range of theatres, cinemas and music venues, as well as a host of festivals to keep hens entertained. The Tyneside Irish Festival in October will get you all raising a Guinness to the city, and in Summer there's the !VAMOS! Festival, which celebrates the cities Spanish inhabitants. The SummerTyne Americana Festival brings music to the city in July, too. As for the Great North Run, you may not be running in it, but the atmosphere will make you feel fitter and healthier anyway! As well as that, our activities will keep you busy all year through, with afternoon tea or ringos on the beach in summer, and wine tasting and pizza making to keep you warm in winter. See the full range of excellent activities here.