Cheshire is a stunning county in the North West of England, bordered by Wales to the west and easily accessible from both Liverpool and Manchester. It has some amazing alternative hen party options if you fancy doing something a little bit different with your friends and loved ones. Whether you’re planning to party, prefer to take some time out to relax, or want to try something you’ve never done before, take a look at some of our top picks for alternative hen party ideas in Cheshire.
Gin Tasting And Distilling Experience
Cheshire is home to Three Wren’s Gin near Nantwich which offers a complete gin tasting and distilling experience. You will have the opportunity to try various gins and also create your own! You’ll learn about the processes and the botanicals used in gin production before choosing your own botanicals to combine. Once your gin is created you’ll label it and seal it with wax ready to take home. Will you win the prize for ‘Gin of the Day’? Lunch is also included and a convenient bus service can be booked between the distillery and Nantwich train station so that your experience is 100% fun and zero hassle.
This is your chance to spend quality time with a friendly alpaca before you tie the knot! A group of 12 handsome alpacas are ready to lead you on a walk and show you around their paddock at Cheshire Alpacas in Northwich. Spend the day walking, feeding and taking photos with your new fluffy friends before chilling out over a brew or a glass of fizz. There’s even an option to add on a Pilates class in the alpaca paddock during the summer months – what could be more fun than that?
If you’re looking to spend a wholesome day nourishing your soul and relaxing with your friends then why not book a private sound bath at Bollington Yoga. Lay back and relax as you let the soothing sounds replenish your energy in preparation for your wedding day. Why not incorporate some breathwork or a cacao ceremony into the proceedings and spend a full day indulging in beautiful self-care practices?
If you like the idea of a delightful afternoon tea with friends but sweets and cakes aren’t your thing, this could suit you down to the ground! The Cheeseyard in Knutsford offers a delicious selection of four cheeses, charcuterie, olives & accompaniments, served with a glass of prosecco, wine, or champagne. There’s a vegetarian option available too. If you want to take your love of cheese one step further you could opt for a cheese and wine tasting evening instead. There are options for a session focussed on French cheese and wine or, set your sights further, by exploring cheese from Britain and Europe, along with wine pairings from all around the world.
How about bringing a taste of the Meditteranean to the party by heading to the Olive Tree Brasserie in Chester for bottomless brunch? There are loads of vegan items on the menu such as dolmades and falafel, as well as delicious brunch staples like eggs benedict and avocado and halloumi. With Aperol Spritzes, prosecco and mimosas to wash it all down, not to mention the stylish interior and gorgeous views of historic Chester, this is a great choice to get the party started.
For something completely different that’s sure to surprise your hens why not try your hand at falconry? At the Vale Royal Falconry Centre, you can have a private experience that offers the opportunity to handle and fly a range of birds of prey to the glove, from majestic hawks and eagles to soft and cuddly owls! There’s also an opportunity to meet some cheeky meerkats and have a go at archery too. All of this whilst having exclusive access to the beautiful natural surroundings and facilities of the centre.
No list of activities would be complete without making mention of the classic hen party favourite; the spa day. The twist here is that at Carden Park you can book the entire spa for your hen party and make use of both the indoor and garden spa facilities. Make your hen party magical and memorable with this exclusive spa experience at twilight. Your group will also enjoy a glass of Carden Park Estate Reserve on arrival as well as a buffet dinner.
Cheshire really does have some amazing alternative hen party ideas! It is a county with history, fun, plenty to do and lots of beautiful countryside too. These are just some of the options that you can look at for creating the perfect hen party in Cheshire. Of course, there are also incredibly unique bars and restaurants and accommodation options that you can add to any of the activities above.
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