Planning a hen do in York?  What about a spa day, gin tasting or cocktail making masterclass?  Have a look at our ideas for a laid back or lively hen party in York.

Try a Bottomless Brunch

There are lots of places to try a bottomless brunch in York.  Typically you get a brunch main course included – think a full English breakfast, eggs benedict, or American pancakes. 

Then wash it all down with unlimited drinks for around 90 minutes.  A perfect way to start off the hen do day!

See our list of places to try Bottomless Brunch in York.

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Bottomless Brunch at Impossible Cocktail Bar


Cocktail Making Masterclass – Hen Do York

Here is another great idea for a hen night – a cocktail making masterclass.  These are always great fun and a perfect way to spend a couple of hours while trying out some new drinks. 

They often feature quizzes and games and make for a perfect hen party.

See our list of places to try Cocktail Making Masterclasses in York.

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Bramble Cocktail at The Chapter House Bar.

Wine Tasting

If you see yourself as a bit more refined and wine tasting is more your thing, then York can cater for that too. 

There is not as many places available as if you were cocktail making or gin tasting but there are options!

See our list of places to try Wine Tasting in York.

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Spa Days in York – Hen do ideas York

If you have a couple of days to spend on your hen do, why not spend one of the days luxuriating in a decadent spa? 

Perhaps get your nails and make up done ready for a big night out?

Have a look at our list of places for a spa day in York.

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The Swimming Pool at The Grand, York

Gin Tasting in York

If wine or cocktails are not your thing, how about a fun gin tasting session?  There are lots of these classes to be found in York now. 

It’s just a matter of picking which one you fancy!

See our list of places to go Gin Tasting in York.

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Gin Tasting at York Gin


How about Afternoon Tea?

If you are fancying a slower pace, why not try one of the wonderful afternoon tea experiences in York.  We have the famous Betty’s afternoon tea, or you could try afternoon tea in a restored railway carriage. 

The Grand Hotel also do a Hendrick’s G and T afternoon tea.

Have a look at our list of Afternoon Teas in York.

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York Dungeon

12 Clifford St, York YO1 9RD

York Dungeon is great theatrical (though gory!) fun.  You will have a shrieking-ly good time here!

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York Dungeon on Clifford Street, York

The Hilt – Axe Throwing Fun in York

57 Goodramgate, York YO1 7FX

If you are looking for something a bit different to your usual hen party, then how about axe throwing?

The Hilt say “We’re proud to be the first indoor axe throwing venue in York, offering 10 lanes for friends and family to come together for an experience unlike any other. With the help of our amazing axe throwing coaches, you’ll be throwing like a Viking within minutes!”


Challenge Yourself with an Escape Room

Here is a fun idea to try something different.  York has several escape room companies now and each one has several different themed rooms you can try, from the fun sounding Ministry of Wizards to the spooky sounding Boneyard Cemetery.

Have a look at our list of Escape Rooms in York.

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