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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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’!