Hen and stag parties

York has loads of pubs, clubs and restaurants all catering for hen and stag parties. Whatever type of celebration you are after there is somewhere in York to suit your needs. Many hen and stag parties start the celebrations with a trip to the races. From

Hen and stag activities near York

  1. Log Heights at Ripley Castle
  2. Go Ape! at Dalby Forest
  3. Relax at the Turkish Baths, Harrogate
  4. Go Karting with F1 racing
  5. Chill out Thai style at the 5 Senses Spa
  6. York Dungeon hen and stag special

York has loads of pubs, clubs and restaurants all catering for hen and stag parties. Whatever type of celebration you are after there is somewhere in York to suit your needs. Many hen and stag parties start the celebrations with a trip to the races. From there it’s only a short walk into town to carry on partying.

Log Heights – ‘ultimate outdoor adventure’

If you’re looking for a hen or stag activity that offers something a little bit different then it’s worth taking a look at Log Heights based in the grounds of Ripley Castle near Harrogate. Billed as the ‘ultimate outdoor adventure’ they have a range of ropes course activities suitable for all levels of fitness.

Hen and stag parties are split into groups of 9 (maximum party size is 36) and take part in some of the ropes course activities. Everyone starts with ‘Low all aboard’ as an ice-breaker followed by ‘The High Beam’, ‘Jacobs Ladder’, ‘Mohawk Walk’ and finally, ‘The Leap of Faith’.

You’re guaranteed to have an exhilarating day that everyone will be talking about. Log Heights have special hen and stag packages which mean the 10th person goes free. Call 01423 711044 to enquire about  hen and  stag packages (please mention OOYork if you do!).

Go Ape!

Send your hens and stags flying through the trees on a hilltop to hilltop zip wire at Go Ape in Dalby forest near Pickering.

I spent a brilliant day at Go Ape on a hen do a couple of years ago and can really recommend it as an activity that will get everyone buzzing. It’s a really great way of getting all your hens and stags talking to each other and is more exhilarating than frightening.

Turkish Baths

This is where I went on my hen do and being all lover of all things pampering I can wholeheartedly recommend a session at the Turkish Baths in Harrogate.

There are different packages available and you can book treatments to complement the baths. A session lasts 3 hours which is enough time to get everyone nice and relaxed and ready for the night ahead.

If you are looking for somewhere for lunch afterwards I can really recommend the Restaurant, Bar and Grill opposite the baths which often has lunchtime special offers. We went there on our last visit to the baths and the service and food were both excellent.

Go Karting

Go karting is another activity that gets everyone loosened up and talking to each other. Also there’s nothing like racing round a track to get everyone pumped up and ready for a cracking night out.

F1 Racing Premier Karting at Monks Cross in York offer special stag and hen packages.

The 5 Senses Day Spa

Just a few minutes walk from the city centre, the 5 Senses Spa is an authentic Thai day spa. With a range of treatments and pamper packages available some including a delicious light lunch this is a spa day with a difference, something the bride will remember forever.

The 5 Senses Spa accepts SpaFindervouchers. You can buy vouchers online here.

York Dungeons

York Dungeons does an excellent 2 or 3 course stag and hen meal package which includes an exclusive evening tour of the Dungeons with a team of live actors scaring your party senseless followed by a 2 or 3 course dinner at Plonkers restaurant plus free entry into the Gallery nightclub.

You can book your York Dungeons stag and hen party online.

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Stag and Hen Accommodation

I’ve put together some ideas for hen and stag overnight accommodation in York. Premier Inn hotels are an excellent, well-priced option for hen and stag parties. There are 2 Premier Inn hotels in York city centre and a further 3 a short taxi ride from the centre which may well be cheaper options.

Where to eat?

There’s so much choice but some places that would suit raucous parties of hens and stags are Pizza Express, Strada, Fiesta Mehicana and Evil Eye Lounge.

Booking activities

Uniquely Local have an excellent range of group activities that would be perfect for stag dos and hen parties. From body boarding in Scarborough, visiting micro breweries in York and Leeds with craft beer tasting,  canoeing down the Ouse, wild camping in a jungle basha a la ‘I’m a Celebrity’ to the more refined pottery painting in Malton near York. Visit Uniquely Local to book the perfect stag do or hen party activity.