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Why have your Hen Party in Sheffield?

So it’s finally arrived, the newest member of the hen party city family – Sheffield! It was no question for us, Sheffield was a solid choice. A request from many of you hens recently, you can now have your hen party in Sheffield with us! This metropolitan city gave us The Arctic Monkeys and for that we will be forever grateful, but we know it can offer so much more in the way of memories and good times, so it’s worth thinking about as a serious contender to host your hen party weekend.

"Sheffield, I suppose, could justly claim to be called the ugliest town in the Old World." – Sorry George Orwell times have changed! The city said goodbye to the majority of its industrial looks some years ago, making way for new building usages such as hipster food joints and creative spaces.  

Cultural seekers, city moochers, fashionistas, music junkies and full on foodies – Sheffield has something for everyone and every hen. We promise there will no sign of a mardy bum on a hen weekend in Sheffield!

Things to do in Sheffield

We trust you’ll choose the a selection of exciting hen do activities for your hen party in Sheffield, but for any time you do need filling in we’ve got some ideas. Wander the city and you’ll come across many-a gallery, theatre and museum. The Millennium Gallery is home to Ruskin’s collection – a selection of pieces collated to inspire and act as a ‘getaway’ for the hardworking people of Sheffield. Learn about Sheffield heritage in relation to the massive metal industry, as well as being able to see more contemporary pieces and resident exhibitions. Graves Gallery is also worth a visit if you’re an artistic sister – ‘home of Sheffield’s visual art collection since 1934’.

Sheffield’s Tudor Square is ‘the most concentrated cluster of theatres outside of London’. A much loved icon is the city’s Crucible Theatre. The seventies building underwent a full refurbishment in 2010 where a thrust stage was installed. This set up means the action can be viewed from three sides – with no-one being more than 22 metres from the stage. Sister theatre The Lyceum takes on a more traditional proscenium arch style, here you can catch stage favourites such as Priscilla Queen of the Dessert and The Full Monty (when in Sheffield eh?!)

Sightseeing in Sheffield

Sometimes it’s nice to take more relaxed approach and just mooch on round the city taking it all in. Perfect to catch up with the girls and talk about finalising those wedding plans! We can picture it now; the largest urban glasshouse in Europe and you girls nattering away like there’s no tomorrow! Sheffield’s Winter Garden presents over 2500 plants from all over the world, creating a fantastically lush green haven!

If the weathers fine, take it outside with a trip to Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens. Fifteen different garden areas incorporating listed buildings and beautiful glass pavilions. An escape from the city – perhaps the perfect backdrop to relax after a busy morning shopping.   

Failing these and if you fancy venturing a little further out Sheffield is lucky enough to have The Peak District right on its doorstep. With its picturesque villages and scenic walks it’s got all that you outdoorsy types need!  

Shopping in Sheffield

One activity you may see as an integral to a girl’s weekend away is shopping! Getting that perfect party outfit, souvenirs or just good old retail therapy – Sheffield’s city centre has what you need. Fargate hosts all your favourite high-street stores as well as being lovely to walk around with its cobbled streets and view of the cathedral. For more independent boutiques and quirky shops try Sheffield’s Devonshire quarter. A highlight of the area is Devonshire Green which is a particular delight in the summer when you can chill on the lawn in the sunshine.  

For the more hard core shopper you’ll have to head over to Meadowhall – a shopping experience you don’t want to miss. With over 280 stores offering everything and anything you could wish for. You can easily spend a whole day here browsing, buying and grabbing a bite!

Sheffield Nightlife

One thing you’ll want to do on your hen party in Sheffield is look good on the dancefloor! With a booming Indie music scene and a large student population, live music venues are in abundance throughout the city. The famous Leadmill is the longest running of them all. Award winning and with an impressive back catalogue including The Killers, Coldplay and of course The Arctic Monkeys.

The 02 Academy here is as good as anywhere – being a music venue since the sixties, hosting popular gigs from all musical genres. West Street Live is a Sheffield exclusive, where you can catch live music every night of the week. So why don’t you see if there’s a gig happening or check out one of these amazing venues club nights.

It’s not just the alternative music scene which is hip and happening in Sheffield. Hoping to catch the latest chart toppers, banging house or something altogether cheesier? Be sure to check out the familiar names of Popworld, Reflex, Walkabout and Revolution.

Now you’ve got a feel for the city, get the message over to the girls about having your hen party in Sheffield. With great things to do, impressive sightseeing and shopping like no other! Take a look through our hen party packages in Sheffield – they’re a ‘steel’! 

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