Ideas for hen and stag parties near York

Located on East Coast mainline and an easy two hour journey from London or Edinburgh York is an excellent base for hen and stag parties. The easy-to-navigate city centre is crammed full of bars and eateries with quaint cobbled streets and riverside-dining and drinking. Whatever your groups’ tastes and budgets there is somewhere in York that will satisfy everyone. York has a great selection of hotels and B&B’s which offer everything from five star luxury to basic and budget.

So, you’ve decided on York as your destination what are you going to do with your hens and stags to make this a fitting and memorable send off for the bride or groom?  York is not short of options but if you are looking to make your hen or stag party that little bit special here are a couple of my suggestions…


Log Heights near Harrogate

leap-of-faithBilled as the ‘ultimate outdoor adventure’ Log Heights will challenge your group with their Ropes Course Activities. You could be jumping into the sky to catch a trapeze in the tree tops one minute and problem solving closer to the ground the next.  Regardless of your age or fitness level their expert technicians will help you get the most out of your day.

Log Heights is based in the beautiful grounds of Ripley Castle which you are free to enjoy after completing your activity or why not round off the day with a few celebratory drinks in the Boars Head pub and bistro nearby.



Rock Steady Adventure, York

rock-steady-adventureThis is an option for those who want to really push those hen and stags to the limits of their fitness but have an amazing, fun experience to remember.

Rock Steady Adventure  offer special hen and stag packages which include:

Gorge and Llama Trek –a great combination day starting with an adrenalin-filled morning and followed by a fun-filled afternoon walking a lovely llama through the Yorkshire countryside.  The Llamas are great company and very photogenic – but will also carry your champagne!

Rock and Gorge Day – st-r-e-t-ch yourselves, literally! Spend the morning learning to rock climb, boulder and weasel in lovely locations, and then put the skills in to practice on one of our gorge adventures.

Climb and Cave Day – test your group with rock climbing in the morning and then a caving experience in the afternoon. Great fun and great photos – plus a free Yorkshire mud facial if you want one!


For more ideas and restaurant recommendations visit my York hen and stag party page.  Click here for hen and stag party accommodation tips. Visit Uniquely Local to book the perfect stag do or hen party activity.


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