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Hen and Stag Weekends in Belfast

If you're visiting Belfast for a hen do or stag party, or just an exciting weekend with friends, see our guide to good times in the city. From hair raising activities to pamper packages, give the soon-to-be bride or groom the send off they deserve! 

Details and offers are subject to change. Please check with the individual venue for availability and the latest price information.


Cocktail Masterclasses

Benedicts

Tel: 028 9059 1999
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You and your friends can become bartenders for the day in your very own private cocktail bar. Let the expert mixologists show you how to make the classics before putting your skills to the test to create your very own fabulous cocktail! Participate for only £10 per person and enjoy two cocktails of your choice. Read more >>

House of Zen

Tel: 028 9027 8688
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Learn to make two of the most well-known cocktails and dazzle all your friends with your new found knowledge. Each class runs for approximately two hours and the price includes a Bellini on arrival, the making and drinking of two cocktails, as well as expert tips from the in-house mixologist along with light snacks for £23.95 per person. Are you feeling hungry? Choose a specially prepared two course dinner and cocktail masterclass for £45.95. Read more >>

Fitzwilliam Hotel

Tel: 028 9044 2080
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Learn the methods of cocktail preparation, building a drink, stirring, shaking, layering, muddling, straining, smashing... oh and drinking. Courses are available from £30 per person and include a dedicated bartender, sparkling wine on arrival, demo and talk through each drink and customisation options. Add a gift for an extra £5 per person or a four course evening meal in The Restaurant for an additional £25 per person. Read more >>

Havana Bank Square

Tel: 028 9031 0809
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Havana Bank Square's cocktail masterclass is perfect for a girls' night out. Each class includes a champagne cocktail on arrival along with three cocktails and learning to balance flavours and different techniques to layer colours. Classes are available Monday to Saturday and include four cocktails at a price of £30 per person or £36 if you wish to add tapas. Read more >>

The Apartment

Tel: 028 9050 9777
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The Apartment Bar overlooks the Belfast City Hall on Donegall Square and is known for the expertise and world-class cocktails. Book an hour long cocktail masterclass from £30 per person and enjoy three drinks of your choice! Ultimately, select the elite dinner package to include a two course meal for £50 per person. Read more >>


Something Different

Wee Toast Tour

Tel: 075 9159 3441
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Enjoy a wee toast on a unique cycle tour through the streets of Belfast. Travel in style and experience the Belfast landmarks in a completely different way. Raise a toast with your companions as you cycle to local pubs. Choose from a one or two hour tour of Belfast City Centre from £12 per seat, per hour. Read more >>


Belfast Pub Experience

Tel: 07971 895 746
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Book a Belfast Pub Experience for the ultimate in culture and craic that Belfast has to offer. Enjoy and experience the real Belfast in a private bar with a tasting session of local drinks including whiskey, gin, cider, beer and a local potato based vodka. Let us then entertain you with the best Irish musicians, dancers and story tellers our city has to offer with our unique show ‘The Belfast Story’. To finish off there will be a live Irish music session later that night. Read more >>

Escape Rooms

Tel: 028 9581 7392
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Do you think you've got what it takes to escape a locked room in 60 minutes? Escape Rooms Belfast first game is a classic spy escape game where players tale on the role of secret agents in order to stop the infamous ex Soviet Spy Master, Major Plott from wreaking havoc and revenge upon the western world. Read more >>

Murder Mystery at Fitzwilliam Hotel

Tel: 028 9044 2080
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An exciting introduction to the world of murder mystery, perfect for a great night out with friends. Fancy a theme to match your mood? How about Transgressions on the Titanic, or Death of a Diva! For up to 22 people, the Murder Mystery takes place over dinner with four professional actors playing out the roles and scenes in between courses. Packages start at £45 and include drinks on arrival along with a four course meal. Read more >>


Taste and Tour

Tel: 077 1212 8983
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Enjoy a culinary tour of Belfast visiting historic St George’s Market, meeting producers, traditional bars, world-class shops and finish in a top restaurant in the lively Cathedral Quarter, eating and drinking over 25 of some of the best local food and drink along the way. For the whiskey connoisseur opt for the Whiskey Walk around Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter with Irish Whiskey Ambassador Joe Magowan. Experience a selection of Belfast’s best Whiskey Bars, a whiskey cocktail demonstration and tasty nibbles. Read more >>

Cookery School at James Street South

Tel: 028 9043 4310
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Ideal for hen and stag parties, the cookery school is the perfect place to explore your culinary potential with a group of friends! Classes include meat meals, sweet treats and cocktails and canapés with owner Niall McKenna and his talented team of chefs. Read more >>

Titanic Boat Tours

Tel: 028 9024 0124
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With the breathtaking views of Titanic Belfast and the magnificent skyline of the Belfast Hills as a backdrop, the Lagan Boat Company will make your hen or stag party a night to remember! Specialising in tailoring your party to suit individual themed requirements, you can bring your own bottle as well as balloons and decorations onto the 'Joyce Too' with a capacity of 30 people, and 'Mona' with a capacity of 50 people. Enjoy a two hour party for a price of £20 per person for parties of 20 people. Read more >>


Hilden Brewery Bike and Beer Tour

Tel: 077 8049 6969
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Explore Belfast’s Cathedral and Titanic Quarters before joining the beautiful River Lagan Towpath to the award winning Hilden Brewing Company, the oldest independent brewery in Ireland. The 4 hour tour includes a stop for coffee at the picturesque Lockkeeper’s Inn near Shaw’s Bridge. At Hilden, you'll go on a short tour of the brewery with crafted beer samples and a scrumptious lunch included as part of the overall experience and tour price. Most people then return to Belfast via the nearby train station. Read more >>

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Great Nights Out

Alibi

Tel: 028 9023 3131
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Alibi takes a new approach to bourbon infusions and signature cocktails. Enjoy any three sharing plates from the menu along with a bottle of house wine for only £20. Listen to live acoustic music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9.30pm in the bar while the club offers booths for the night, with packages from £115. This includes entry and a bottle of spirits with mixers, or magnum of Laurent Perrier Champagne. Read more >>

The National/Sixty6

Tel: 028 9031 1130
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The National/Sixty6 is situated in the heart of Belfast and includes the biggest beer-garden and roof terrace, housed over three floors, and offers reserved areas for small parties and large groups. Choose from a table in The Cocktail Bar or one of the exclusive booths with a magnum of Moët and Chandon. Are you looking for some bonding time? Then why not attend one of the cocktail masterclasses available seven days a week. Read more >>

The Perch

Tel: 028 9024 8000
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Enjoy cocktails and sangria in the height of summer and hot cider, winter warmers and blankets during the winter in Belfast’s highest rooftop bar. Situated above sister bars Sweet Afton, Rita’s and nightclub Chinawhite, enjoy seasonal events, live music, cocktail happy hours and barbecues. Table bookings for large parties of ten or more are available from Sunday to Thursday. Read more >>

Ollies

Tel: 028 9023 4888
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This luxury nightclub, in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, boasts with mouth-watering cocktails and world-class DJs - the perfect recipe for a sophisticated night out. Tables can be reserved in the exclusive VIP area by purchasing a bottle of spirits or champagne. Tables seat four and include a queue jump, with an experience of the five star service and a private bar. Read more >>

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Day at the Races

Down Royal

Tel: 028 9262 1256
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You just can’t beat a day at the races - thundering hooves pounding on the track, the multi-coloured flash of jockeys charging towards the finish line and the roar of a crowd rising from their seats to spot the winner. Down Royal offers something for every party, from the Punters Pack to private hospitality and boxes. The Punters Pack includes admission, a race card, pint and pulled pork roll along with a £5 bet. Read more >>

Drumbo Park

Tel: 028 9061 0070
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Drumbo Park offers three action-packed race nights every week. With panoramic views over the track, the only reason to leave your seat is to jump for joy as your dog comes in for the win! Read more >>


Urban Adventures

Eddie Irvine Sports

Tel: 028 9145 1457
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Owned by world famous Formula One ace Eddie Irvine, this premier indoor sporting facility is located 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre. Enjoy the ultimate experience in karting, paintball and multi-sports. Groups can spend the entire day at Eddie Irvine Sports and staff thoroughly enjoy putting the stags and hens through their paces! Stage a mini Grand Prix from £40 per driver (minimum 8 people) complete with warm up laps and podium prize presentation. Read more >>


Bryson LaganSports

Tel: 028 9046 1977
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Just a 5 minute walk from Belfast City Centre, Bryson LaganSports offers a range of activities including canoeing, kayaking, water zorbing, sailing, dragon boating, archery, orienteering, climbing and abseiling. Hen and stag parties are welcome. Try out the Battlezone Archery, a mix of archery and dodgeball, players the chance to shoot each other with specially designed arrows in a safe environment. Prices for parties are from £25 for a 2 hour session which includes at least 2 activities and use of a function room for 1 hour. Read more >>

Todd's Leap

Tel: 028 8556 7170
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Whether it's an overnight package, an adventure spa package or a just a few fun activities you're interested in, Todd's Leap Activity Centre has it all. It offers over 16 fun-fuelled activities including climbing wall, zip lining and off-road driving. On-site facilities include Benjamin’s licensed restaurant and Todd Sleep Mountain, which boasts log cabin accommodation for over 100 guests. See the bespoke Stag Party Experience or Hen Party Package from £145 per person including bed and breakfast and two days of activities! Read more >>

Winterfell Tours

Tel: 028 4372 3933
Winterfell Stag and Hen Packages from £75 per person >>
If your hen or stag is a Game of Thrones fan, why not book a Winterfell package at Castle Ward - one of the Game of Thrones filming locations? Get everyone dressed up in character costumes from the show, then act out and film your very own Game of Thrones scenes 'on location' across the sprawling demesne! Read more >>

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Hotel Packages

Malone Lodge Hen Packages from £99

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Enjoy a fabulous stay at the Malone Lodge Hotel and Apartments. The package includes private dining in the Malone Suite, a fabulous three course meal and one glass of bubbly per person from £26 per hen. Add accommodation from £99 per person for one night, or £149 per person for two nights with an afternoon tea option available. Available for groups of 15+ people. Read more >>

Girly Break at Benedicts Hotel

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Grab your friends and treat yourself to the ultimate girls’ night. Spoil yourselves with a four course meal in the restaurant, dance the night away in the main bar and conk out in one of the super comfortable rooms. Catch up on the night’s gossip over a full Irish breakfast the next morning, all for £180 per room. Read more >>

Wellington Park Hotel Bed, Breakfast and Parking from £69 per room

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Enjoy an overnight accommodation in the city's thriving university area, a hearty breakfast the following morning along with complimentary WiFi and car parking for only £69 per room. Read more >>

Park Inn by Radisson Belfast from £125 Including Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

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The Park Inn by Radisson Belfast is a great place to stay during your hen or stag weekend. Book a dine and stay package from only £125 per room, per night including a three course New York Menu Dinner and breakfast the following morning. Read more >>

ETAP rooms from £44

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In the heart of Belfast City Centre, ETAP Hotel Belfast offers essential comfort at very modest prices. The hotel is located only five minutes walk from Great Victoria Street train and bus station, and 15 minutes walk from Belfast Central Station. It is also conveniently located and is close to most of Belfast's attractions, restaurants and bars. Triple rooms are also available on request. Read more >>


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