It's time for a hen party in Sheffield!
It's fair to say Sheffield hen weekends are more appealing than they've ever been, the city is undeniably on the up and up and an ideal destination for discerning ladies in pursuit of a cheeky Full Monty! Extensive investment and regeneration in and around the city centre over the last few years, coupled with a creative young vibe, have re-energised this popular city into a colourful and energetic metropolis.
Why: reasons to celebrate a Sheffield hen party
Shortlisted to be the first 'UK City of Culture' 2013, there's far more to the legendary 'Steel City' than high quality cutlery! In fact, it's reputedly England's greenest city, boasting over 2 million trees. Be-leaf it or not that's more per person than any other European city! Importantly for you, Sheffield is guaranteed to tick all the right boxes, offering a combination of exciting daytime activities, electric nightlife and great accommodation! As a dynamic, forward-thinking university city - the fourth largest in England - Sheffield is definitely a rewarding choice. As giant of the North there's plenty to keep you entertained, whether you're looking for a structured experience packed with activities, or a more relaxed affair with a leisurely itinerary. Have a look at our ready-made Sheffield hen weekend packages for inspiration, and we'll match you with the ultimate itinerary!
What: What to do on a Sheffield hen party?
Ironically given Sheffield's reputation for industry the green feel of the city, with its numerous parks and gardens and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, make for a refreshing setting. If the morning after requires a stroll in the fresh air you could check out the Winter Garden, boasting the largest Temperate Glasshouse in any European city centre, or head to Chatsworth for culture and a cup of tea. Wherever you end up in Sheffield, you'll find an abundance of cultural attractions and leisure activities alongside great shopping and award-winning dining options. The city adds up to a lot more than the sum of its parts. There are 3 main components to consider when planning your stay in Sheffield - accommodation, activities and nightlife. Our Sheffield pages will provide more information on each of these areas, but your expert account manager will also be on hand to provide advice where needed, to ensure that you enjoy an outstanding Sheffield hen weekend!
Shop: Sheffield shopping areas & recommendations
For shopping addicts, Meadowhall represents the culmination of all your fashion fantasies - with over 280 onsite stores, including major international brands, it's one of the largest shopping malls in Europe, and you'll find plenty of cafes and coffee shops to rest weary feet as you go. Alternatively the Orchard Square Shopping Centre is right in the middle of the city centre and has shops like Fat Face, Republic, River Island and T K Maxx to satisfy all your high-street shopping needs. Sheffield's city centre itself is split over three main sections - Fargate, Orchard Square and The Moor - which are all within a few minutes walk of each other.
When: the best times to visit for a hen party in Sheffield
Sheffield is alive all year round with great events and festivals, from Tramlines Music Festival which attracts over 80,000 people to the Cliffhanger Festival and Sheffield Fayre. Alongside fantastic live music, theatre and comedy events there are activities to take part in for every season- from outdoor liveliness in summer to cosy winter goings-on. How about making the most of the sunshine with go karting, a high ropes course or a sailing afternoon? In the winter months we've also got some great indoor options, such as cocktail mixing, life drawing and pampering days. Whenever you choose to have a Sheffield hen do you can be sure that there's plenty to do!
How: getting to a Sheffield hen party
Sheffield is a major Northern city, so getting in is rarely any trouble, no matter where in the UK you're coming in from it should be a breeze. Coaches run there from London, an excellent budget option for any Southern hens, or Sheffield's right next to the M1, so once you're on that just look out for signs saying 'Sheffield'. Alternatively, Sheffield's train station runs lines to most large UK cities, both in the North and South, and from the station there's a free bus running regularly in to the city.