It's time for a hen party in York!
Quite why the Grand old Duke and his ten thousand men were faffing around on that hill instead of enjoying the very best that this fantastic party city has to offer is beyond us. Still, that's men for you, messing around trying to look a bit important. Smart hens however take care of all the planning long before they reach York and that's where GoHen come in. Sometimes getting a hen party together really is like marshalling an army, “ain't nobody got time fo' that!”. So allow us to take all the stress out of your weekend, leaving you to get ready for a fantastic hassle free hen weekend in York.
A Grand Old Time in York
York is a perfect hen party destination; beautiful and perfectly proportioned, York is surprisingly compact which means everything is within easy reach. Of course as we only use city centre hotels you can be sure you'll be well within walking distance of the best shops and nightlife even in your party heels. York is famed for its unique charm and this historically important city really is stunning. It's also a great place to party, despite a relatively small population compared to many cities, the charming cobbled streets and great buildings contain over 300 pubs and bars as well as numerous cafes for mid-morning fuzzy-head pit-stops. If a special weekend in a beautiful location with plenty to do is what you're after, then a hen weekend in York with GoHen could well be just what you need!
When You Are Up You Are Up!
Whoever said “It's grim up north” had clearly never been to York. This charming city really is quite stunning and has everything a hen party could need. Great people, great nightlife, some fantastic activities and is a city with a real soul and a terrific sense of humour.
Some of the best nights out happen purely because you're all so relaxed you can't help but get into a perfect party mood. York is a city that will relax you instantly, people are charming, prices aren't too crazy like some other cities and as well as the great nightlife there is just so much to choose from during the day. You can mix some hilarious York hen party action with plenty of time for the nearly-wed and all the hens to relax. Whether you want high-action hen activities like
Mud Buggies or a cheeky Burlesque Dance Class or some indulgent relaxation such as Chocolate Making or Cocktail Mixing, we have over 50 great activities for you to choose from.
When It's Time to Get Down Get Down
York comes alive after dark, with lively pubs, glitzy bars and popular clubs, plus it's known as the real ale pub capital of the UK so you know the nightlife has something going for it! There are, in fact, 5 breweries situated in and around York, but don't worry it's not just for the men as the number of great bars and cocktail venues have also increased in recent years. If you're after a packed party night then head to the Micklegate area, where there are pubs, bars and clubs open until 4am. Alternatively the Coney Street area has around 11 bars over the 3 miles of pedestrianised stretch and the lively riverside bars stay open until 3am! Make sure to mix some excellent evening activities in as well - we've got the saucy Butlers in the Buff, the mysterious ghost tour and a fun murder mystery experience to really get you in the mood for celebration! Check out all of our York nightlife ideas.
York Hen Party Shopping Tips
When you visit York, expect great retail therapy. If you're after some fancy hen weekend bargains head to the York designer outlet, where those in the know shop for cut price high-end gems. If you're looking for straight-up, glamorous high end fashion, homemade gifts and elegant antiques then York high street is the place for you. There's a fantastic mix of designer labels, high street names and independent shops dotted around this area and it's perfect for picking up some wonderful unique buys. Wander the web of small and charming shopping streets and explore the excellent shops which include big brands such as Mulberry, Marks & Spencer and Fenwicks or pay a visit to the daily open air market which has over 100 stalls and traders selling fresh produce, crafts and clothing.
Stay: choosing your York accommodation
If you've decided to celebrate your hen in the beautiful county of York then it's time to think about your accommodation. All the best activities, shopping and nightlife takes place in the city centre so you'll want to be based near this, and fortunately we offer a range of excellent, group-pleasing accommodation for you and your hens. Why not celebrate your weekend in one of our luxurious 4 star hotels, or cut costs and base yourselves at one of our basic 2 stars? Alternatively if you're after a proper country retreat we've got some fantastic self-catering properties that you can lie-back and relax in! Check out our full range of accommodation.
When: the best times to visit for a hen party in York
There's a fantastic range of festivals, shows, fetes and carnivals in York all year round, perfect for exploring on your hen party. In February there's the Jorvik Viking Festival and then in April indulge at the tasty York Chocolate Festival! In June, visit for the York Festival of Ideas and then in July, the York Early Music Festival and the Festival of the Rivers are really great cultural occasions. In August there's the lively Yorkshire Medieval Festival. Visit in September for the York Festival of Food & Drink or in October for Illuminating York and finally in December for fantastic Christmas markets and the Early Music Christmas Festival! There are also fantastic activities to suit all year round - in summer you can enjoy our York treasure hunt, go karting and laser clay shooting and then in winter make the most of cocktail mixing, pole dancing and chocolate making! See our full range of hen activities.