Here’s a list of ideas for your bachelor or bachelorette party, including a world-famous Oompah show and a roller-skating disco.
Summer is the perfect time to get married, and just before any big wedding comes the well-planned bachelor or bachelorette party.
And of course there are plenty of experiences to be enjoyed in and around the UK’s music capital, from beer tasting and cocktail making to zorbing football and roller skating.
According to Plan the Hen, Manchester is one of the best cities for a bachelorette party – and the options for bachelor party activities are excellent too.
So we’ve put together a list of the most exciting stag and hen parties in and around Manchester.
Bierkeller Oompah Show
Bierkeller, The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, M4 2BS
Enjoy one of Bierkellers Oompah shows as part of your bachelor party.
World-famous shows include lots of singing, dancing, stomping, swaying and drinking – and a live performance by Oompah band, The Stompin’ Steiners.
Your group of boys can get extra points for dressing in Lederhosen.
For £15 pp you can reserve the best benches for the show and that includes a beer, cider or cocktail mug (that’s a liter of booze each!).
For £30 you can get the above, plus a miniature bottle of Jagermister and a Bavarian Wurst (a sausage) with a side of skin on chips.
Note: Oompah group starts at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays
Craft Beer Tour
International House, 61 Mosley Street, M2 3HZ
Enjoy a walking tour through Manchester, with an expert guide and the chance to try and sample craft beers at off-the-beaten-track breweries and breweries.
For £35 pp, your 3.5-hour guided tour includes a tasting of 10 craft beers (⅓ pints), a visit to four local venues and a talk on each drink by experts.
Note: 50p from each person on the tour goes to Big Change Manchester, helping to end homelessness in the city.
Football Zorbing (also known as Bubble Football)
Two Manchester locations – indoors and outdoors
Football is a hugely popular sport, but imagine playing football inside a giant inflatable bubble – it makes tackling and just running that much harder.
For just £28 per person you can enjoy a game of five-a-side bubble football with your bachelor party.
They have an outdoor venue in the North Quarter and an indoor venue in the Trafford area – both have an onsite bar and changing rooms.
They also offer Bubble MayHEM on both sites, which is more football matches and less real football.
Note: There is a minimum of 10 people for a soccer zorbing game, and any smaller group will still be charged for 10 people.
Burger and beer at Yates
Yates, 49 Portland Street, M1 3LA or Yates, The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, M4 2BS
Choose any burger and side from the Yates menu and add a selected alcoholic drink for just £1.50.
The burgers, which start at £7.99, include the BBQ Mac, Chicken Katsu, 3 Bean Chilli, Burning Hot, Chicken & Bacon and Cheese & Bacon.
Sides include chips, jacket potatoes or fried waffles (additional 50p).
Alcoholic beverages include Guinness, John Smiths, Carlsberg, Carling, Strongbow Original, 175ml glass of wine and 25ml spirit with mixer (from Smirnoff Red Label, Jack Daniel’s, Gordon’s London Dry, Three Barrels, Havana 3 Year Old or Bells).
Note: Soft drinks and other alcoholic drinks are available at different prices.
Cocktail workshop and two-course meal at Slug and Lettuce
Slug and Lettuce, Heron House Ground Floor, Albert Square, M2 5HDGround Floor
For £35pp you can choose two cocktails to learn how to make – and complete the 90-minute class with a two-course meal.
The price also includes a glass of prosecco on arrival.
You can learn how to make a pornstar martini, espresso martini, classic mojito, resting peach face, pina colada, or bramble.
Entrees include calamari sticks, cheesy chicken wings, and garlic breaded mushrooms.
Mains include smothered chicken, goat cheese lasagna, or a Moving Mountains vegan burger.
Desserts include hot mini churros, hot brownie bites or Baileys Profiteroles.
Please note: This is available at other Slug and Lettuces in Manchester, but prices vary.
Impossible, 36 Peter Street, M2 5GP
The Dreamboys Male Strip Club is based inside the Impossible cabaret club.
It’s an ideal nightclub for your bachelorette party, with sexy male dancers and a gin bar serving drinks and snacks.
Tickets start at £32 pp for entry with non-reserved seating and a welcome drink.
However, the most expensive package is £90 per person and includes two activities of your choice, a two-course meal and entry to the Dreamboys Show.
For a hen party we recommend the Gold package – which costs £46 pp and includes a VIP stand for your group and a welcome drink.
Bottomless Brunch at Las Iguanas
Las Iguanas, 84 Deansgate, M3 2ER
For £29.95 pp you can choose a meal from the selected menu – which includes two hours of prosecco, corona and unlimited cocktails.
Meals include chili bowls, tacos, burgers, chili cheese fries, curry bowls, avocado on toast, and fiesta ensalada.
Cocktails include pornstar rum punch, mango strawberry spritz, bubbly watermelon vodka, mango collins, cuba libre, huana party, raspberry collins, caipirinha, passion sour bomb, pina colada, Long Island iced tea and strawberry caipirhna.
Note: On Saturdays, the last reservation is at 3:00 p.m. and all other days, the last reservation is at 5:00 p.m.
Paradise Skate World, Unit 5, Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN
Paradise Skate World is a roller skating experience like no other, with good vibes, laid back beats and a bar in the middle of the rink!
For groups of 12 or more, you can take advantage of one of the private packages (Hyperspace or Intergalactic).
Hyperspace costs £21 per person and includes one hour of skating time and two drink tokens – which can be used for house beers, ciders, wine or liquor and the mixer.
Intergalactic costs £27 pp, includes one hour of skating time and two drink tokens – which can be used for one of the cosmic cocktails in the bar.
Note: For smaller groups, you can book public sessions for £12 per person – drinks not included.