If you are looking for a classy & elegant hen weekend, Harrogate is for you. Steeped in 18th century history, this spa town is calm by day with plenty to excite for a night out.  Most places in Harrogate centre are within walking distance. Think indulgent spas, green parks, retail therapy and plenty of quirky bars, pubs, cafes and tea rooms to delight the taste buds.

Countryside activities include Craft workshop, Dance class, Caving, Rock climbing, Gorge walking, Farming Fun, High Ropes, Horse Riding, Quad biking, Water sports, Climbing or lots more.

Harrogate Hen weekend

Things to do


Afternoon Tea

Betty’s Tea room is a wonderful quintessentially English establishment sure to provide a completely indulgent experience. Enjoy a delicate cream tea with the odd glass of champagne or warming cup of tea.

Harrogate Spa

Harrogate’s Victorian Turkish Baths opened in 1896 with its Moorish style, great Islamic arches and screens and vibrant brickwork. It offers a wide range of treatments & refreshments.

Dance Classes

Choose any theme from Fame, Grease, Dirty Dancing or even vintage such as Charleston, burlesque. This ever popular workshop is sure to put a spring in everyone’s step!


Amble round the streets of Harrogate finding both leading high street names and independent boutiques. You may even find the oldest sweet shop in England for a bit of nostalgic heaven!

Other Ideas: Private Chef Dinner, Craft Workshop, Vintage Make-Up and Hair Party, Life Drawing, Dance Classes, Cocktail Making, Pottery painting, cup cake decorating, Chocolate Making or even have a cheeky Butler in the Buff!

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Bars & Restaurants


Piano & Pitcher

Tasty burgers and cocktails make this a great choice for a good meal.

Betty Tea Room

The elegance and splendour of the renowned Betty’s Tea room make this a wonderful place to go for afternoon tea.

Blues Café Bar

A small bar with live music, it can get busy so it is best to get there early. They do serve food if you get peckish!

There are loads of other great places in Harrogate, let us know what sort of things you like and we can come up with some ideas.

Harrogate Events


July: The Great Yorkshire Show

Huge countryside event with shops, livestock, exhibitions & demonstrations. Head for the food tent for some great locally produced delights.

October: Harrogate Comedy Festival

Some great stand-up comedians meet to provide giggles galore. See more…

December: Harrogate Christmas Market

In the heart of Montpellier Quarter you will find the little wooden huts offering unique Christmas gifts. See more…


  1. In 2015, Harrogate was voted the happiest place to live in Britain for the third year running.
  2. There is the country’s last fully working Turkish Bath dating back to the 19th Century.
  3. Charles Dickens visited Harrogate in 1858 and called it “the queerest place, with the strangest people in it, leading the oddest lives…!”

Getting to Harrogate

By Train:

The train station is within the heart of the town and has links to Leeds and York for mainline connections.

By Car:

Off at the A1(M) you can travel along the A59 for a direct route into the City.

Harrogate Information Site

Visit Harrogate