We’ve got a run down of the best & quirkiest Hen Party / Bridal Shower ideas in Carlisle for you and your wedding squad.

1. Become A Cocktail Master

What better way to get a hen party started than getting the cocktails in? Getting the cocktails in whilst learning how to make them of course! Go all Tom Cruise circa ’88 and learn how to make the meanest martini, daquiri or your choice of tipple in The Halston’s Cocktail Masterclass. For groups of 15 or more you can book you onto a 90 minute private cocktail making masterclass at £24.95pp. Complete with complimentary welcome drink to get you in the mood,  learn skills and demos from your own dedicated cocktail expert and have a go at shaking and making your own two cocktails from a personalised list. If all the shaking is making you peckish you can add on tapas platter to snack whilst you shake. call 01228 210 240 or email info@thehalston.com

2. All The Lols

Comedy award finalist Jane Postlethwaite offers hen party comedy writing workshops where you will have the funniest afternoon with your hen party. No experience is needed to take part in the workshop. You will learn what makes something funny, how to mine your own experiences for comedy material, share some funny stories and find out who really is the funniest in the group. You can even get some tips on those important wedding speeches!
From £25pp for a two hour workshop you’ll be sure to make some memories that will have you ROFL. Check out The Halston’s library as the perfect space to host the workshop. visit www.writesomecomedy.com

3. Give Yourself The Heebie Jeebies

Fancy something a little darker ? Sign your group up to join a Carlisle City Ghost tour and Hear tales of ghostly apparitions and dark happenings as you’re led around the historic centre of the evening. Tours last 1 and half hours and start at 8pm. Finish off your night and calm your nerves with cocktails in Penny Blue.

4. Eat, Treat, Sleep

Enjoy a prosecco afternoon tea in the beautiful surrounds of Bartons Yard for 24.95pp available every day from 3pm – 5pm. Make a night of it by booking one of our roomy 2 bed penthouses which can accommodate up to 4 adults. By booking direct you will also receive 20% off any full price treatments in The Winter Spa.

Afternoon tea in Carlisle


photo: @lumberloungeaxethrowing

Is the bride not a pedi kind of girl? Does pampering and champagne bore her? The next obvious choice for the perfect hen in Carlisle… axe throwing. Let your bride and her tribe blow of some pre wedding steam and make a visit to the Lumber Lounge in Denton Holme where you and up to 29 others can spend some time learning how throw axes. Make sure to skip the pre drinks as axes and alcoholic don’t mix and instead grab some well deserved pints (or cocktails!) post throwing in Bartons Yards. GRRRRRR visit www.lumberlounge.co.uk