Learn Something New

Learn while you laugh!  At Party Houses, there are lots of local options to choose from! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to say on a Monday morning – “guess what I did on the weekend?” Here’s just a few ideas to get you thinking…

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Artistry in Flowers

I’m Pam and I run Artistry in Flowers, based in Macclesfield, specialising in weddings, but also providing flowers for all types of events, parties, funerals and Christmas. I am a qualified Floristry Teacher with experience that includes 1:1 teaching and teaching large groups too. I would be able to provide workshops, ranging from 1-5 hours, whatever duration guests are interested in and and will happily tailor my teaching to whatever guests wish to learn including table designs, Easter/Summer or Winter themed designs, wedding bouquets, Christmas decorations – the list is endless. Guests do not need any floristry experience but I am sure you will come away with something beautiful.

The Liquor Lads

The Liquor Lads are a team of skilled mixologists and bartenders who are best at creating great drinks and entertainment for different types of parties.

From mobile bartenders to onsite cocktail master classes, The Liquor Lads are the perfect companions for an amazing party. Their professional mixologists are masters in their craft and understand the importance of mixing techniques and innovative ideas to create cocktail recipes that would suit different tastes.

They offer many packages, including the unique premium cocktail class option, with many drinks you may not have tried from our themed cocktail classes.

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is a form of meditation, relaxation, and self improvement; that has existed long before it was officially named in the 1980’s. In recent years, it has gradually risen in popularity as a way to escape technology related burnout, and to reconnect with forests and nature. Derived from the Japanese term ‘Shinrin Yoku’, it is unsurprising that this unique form of eco-therapy has gained so in popularity. Today’s world does not frequently acknowledge the daily stresses of the technological age, nor our unequivocal need to be connected to nature in ways that modern life does not always allow. _backtothewoods_ hosts 2 hour Forest Bathing sessions for up to 15 individuals at a time; guiding you through this process, helping you to reap the benefits of this time-proven practice. In addition to helping you reconnect to mind, body and soul, Forest Bathing also lowers cortisol levels, reducing stress and anxiety. Take some time to tune in to your senses, be aware of the natural beauty  that surrounds you, and immerse yourself in an abundance of peace, positivity and connection. For those who want to go a little deeper, yoga classes are available on demand as well.


How Stean Gorge

A Natural Playground

With a host of exciting and unique outdoor adventure activities on offer,  How Stean Gorge is one of the few places in the UK where you can do both water and rocks sports in one day. Take the plunge and abseil off our 45ft bridge into the waters below where you can scramble upstream over the unusual rock formations of the gorge. Discover what lurks beneath your feet and delve deeper into the Yorkshire Dales with a day of caving. Or perhaps you are on the hunt for an experience that’s unlike anything you’ve ever done before? See if you can handle our Via Ferrata – High Wire Course, which is one of only three in the UK. A session of open canoeing takes place in breathtaking scenery on a secluded Yorkshire reservoir. The Big 5 Adventure gives a taste in all 5 of these experiences in one day!

We have outdoor activities for all abilities and our fully-trained, helpful instructors are dedicated to giving you a memorable day full of adventure…. 

Naked Cocktails

Naked Cocktails was established back in 2017 by two best friends with a shared passion for cocktails and mixology. Today, with over 300 5-star classes under their belt, Naked Cocktails is one of the UK’s leading providers of mobile cocktail masterclasses. The company has a simple aim – to provide delicious cocktails while having a great time and a memorable experience.  They will supply you with all necessary ingredients such as alcohol, glassware, experienced mixologists, tailored quiz and bespoke game, and full liability cover. If you have 15 guests or over in 2021 or 2022, the bride goes for free! Try cocktail-making at your next  Hen Party, Birthday celebration, and corporate/team-building event. For previous reviews check out: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/nakedcocktails.co.uk

Mobile Flower Bar

If you’re looking for a fantastic pop-up bar for your next event, Mobile Flower Bar is a great option. With over 19 years of experience in the industry, they will go the extra mile to make sure your night is perfect. With UK-wide services, they will tailor-make a bespoke bar for you depending on what best matches your event. Once you’ve hired their services, their highly trained staff will take care of everything from the beginning till end. Enjoy a bar made of flowers depending on the colour code of your party, flower accessories like sweets and frozen bits, and a sweet buffet including a chocolate fountain. Whether you want to hire an indoor or outdoor bar, themed bar, or a bar show, they have it all! They are also running a special offer wherein you can get the all-inclusive package with free cocktail masterclasses, free bar services, and bar shows!

Mint Cocktail Company

Whether you’re looking for a unique cocktail making experience or looking to have a mobile cocktail bar at your next event at one of our venues, Mint Cocktail Company is a fantastic choice. Learn how to prepare your favourite drinks under the supervision of experienced mixologists. The best part is that they bring their services to the venue of your choice! Whether you’re celebrating a hen/stag party, birthday, corporate event, or just a weekend break, Mint Cocktail company will provide you with a range of packages to suit your taste and budget. Once you’ve selected your package, you can trust everything is in their hands. Their mobile bars can be adapted to the kind of event you’re hosting and come with bespoke bartending services. Allow them to skillfully take care of your drink requirements and turn your party into an event. Everything from the mobile bar, specialist cocktail equipment, alcohol, ice, and professional staff will be provided and they will show up, serve and clear up so that you can just sit back, relax, and have a memorable time.

Wellbeing Retreats & Zen-Do’s with Camberry

Are you looking for some time out or a unique experience with friends and family? Camberry is a fabulous supplier, offering an exceptional and stress-free service organising Zen-Do’s (wellbeing hen weekends) group getaways, private retreats and activity breaks across the UK. Our cosy, hygge inspired weekends focus on togetherness, laughter, quality time spent with loved ones and connecting with likeminded souls – at the same time as investing in yourself and your health. Kickstart a healthier lifestyle, learn something new or simply take some time out and escape the stresses of day to day life and recharge.
Boost spirits, nourish your soul – have everything taken care of from wholesome healthy meals, sourcing your venue, yoga classes, fitness & lifestyle coaching to goody bags and more – all interwoven with green living.  We save you time and take the stress out of organising a fun, wellbeing focused activity break and allow you to enjoy the simple things in life. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, so expect a little indulgence – cake and bubbly is allowed!

GETTING YOU BACK TO YOU –  connected, more confident, fulfilled and empowered. 

Sashay Dance

If you’re looking at adding a special touch to your hen/stag/sten party, corporate event, or just want to experience a fun dancing lesson, Sashay Dance is here to provide you with top-notch themed lessons at affordable prices. Why not pick up some groovy moves while you’re on holiday at one of our party houses? Sashay Dance provides professional lessons all across the UK to give you happy dancing memories to cherish for a lifetime. Add a themed dance lesson to your venue from Dirty Dancing to Beyonce and from Grease to Britney. What will your style be?

Excel Activity Group

If you are seeking some fun activities to make your stay at one of our Party houses stand out, Excel Activity Group is a lovely option for you. Offering exciting team activities all across the UK, Excel will put the cherry on the cake of your corporate team building, hen/stag do, birthday or any special occasion. You can choose between Dodgeball, Bubble Football, Foot Golf, Shock Football, Football Darts, Archery Tag, Nerf Parties, Cocktail Making, Goggle Football, Dance Experience, Olympic Shames, and Bubble MayHen. Or you can enjoy Sumo, It’s a Knockout and Total Wipeout at their activity centres in larger cities around the country.

When booking let them know that you’re staying at a Party House for a free bottle of bubbly!

Wincle Beer Company

Wincle Brewery is an award winning brewery that is known for creating delicious high quality English Ales. They are even offering to teach you and your mates how to brew beer yourself, so if that’s something that has always been on your bucket list, don’t hesitate to give them a call!

Alternatively, if you’d rather skip the brewing part and skip right to the point, they can organise for you to have a keg of ale waiting at your Party House upon arrival!

Gin & Whisky Tastings with Distilled Events

Enjoy a fun and informative evening of gin tasting or whisky tasting with David Wood from Distilled Events at any of our venues. David spent many years managing one of the largest distilleries in Scotland and so his tasting events are authentic having worked for so long at the coal face of spirit production. Whether it be a gin tasting or a whisky tasting, David will present 6 drinks and talk guests through the history of the product and how it makes the amazing journey from field to glass.

David can tailor make the tasting event to suit your occasion, whether it be a gin tasting for a small group or for a rare whisky tasting for 40 people. If you would like more information about the tastings, please don’t hesitate to call David on the number below or visit the Distilled Events Website. Cheers!

A.Y. Dance

A.Y. Dance is a professional dance company that provides fun, themed dance classes for any occasion. Celebrate your hen party, birthday or special event with a day of choreography, laughter and your own private dance instructor. The skilled and experienced instructors will lead you through a 90-minute dance party and get everyone up on their feet. All A.Y. Dance instructors are fully qualified and insured and ready to get you moving and having fun. Choose your own theme or style of dance you’d like to do, any wacky and fun ideas are welcome! Along with your experience, accessories and props will be brought to add a special touch to your experience. Give your guests something to remember! A.Y. Dance can also provide entertainment in a variety of styles you need for your upcoming event. Mention Party Houses on your next booking to receive a complimentary A.Y. Dance gift bag and an extra special gift inside for you to keep and remember your experience.

Hen Party Artistry

Discover the inner artist in you while cracking jokes with your favourite ladies! Hen Party Artistry is here to give you a life drawing experience – drawing a nude human figure standing in front of you. The activity starts with a complimentary glass of prosecco to loosen you up, followed by a professional tutor helping you to draw an attractive life model, male or female. All materials will be provided and you will be able to choose your own background music. An hour and a half into the activity, there will be a break to grab some cocktails and enjoy the party. This activity works for hen parties, birthday parties and other fun-filled retreats.

The Bartender at Home

Since being established in 2005, The Bartender at Home has been providing great cocktails to parties and events all around the UK. Their aim is not only to share the knowledge or their charismatic mixologists with your party, but to entertain with drinks and leave you not with a hangover, but with a memorable weekend! They offer three main packages; the all-inclusive package perfect for pre-going out drinks, such as Cocktail Clinic, Cocktail Chemistry, and other exciting workshop that will take your cocktail game to a whole new level. The prices of these unique cocktail events start from just £30 per person.

Party Pants

Stitch before you hitch!  Party Pants specialise in highly entertaining and unique knicker decorating hen party workshops. These mobile workshops are run by lovely knicker decorating experts, called ‘Chief Briefs’.

All materials will be provided for you including pretty ribbons, silk flowers, frilly lace, sewing machines and knickers in a variety of shapes for all rears. They can also provide a garter for the bride to glam up which she can wear on her wedding day together with the best pair of pants you ladies created.  Chief Brief Brigade will be on hand to ensure no one gets their knickers in a twist! They’ll also do a little photoshoot so you’ll be able to remember this days for years to come.

Beaut Make-Up Masterclass

A Beaut Make-up masterclass might just be the perfect idea for a hen party right before going out with your girls. The Masterclass aims to help you determine what beauty products work best for you and is also available at an affordable price. The Beaut Make-up Masterclass comprises of a 2-hour session, covering all aspects of make-up product application and skin-care. So, if you feel like enhancing your make-up skills with your girlfriends, this masterclass would sculpt all your skills – from primer to foundation and from contour, blush to plumper lips! Get ready to become make-up artists!


Stir up your stay at your Party House with the Go-Experience! You can choose from a whole range of activities such as Cocktail Making, Homeparty Dance Classes, and Making your own home pop-video.

Perfect for hen and stag and dos, team-building events, and everyone else who want to make their stay incredibly fun and keep a memorabilia of it too! Offering entertainment nation-wide, Go-Experience team will gladly travel to your Party House and organise a tailored activity for you.

Emma Bridgewater Pottery

Emma Bridgewater began in 1985, after Emma tried and failed to find a birthday present for her mum. “I was looking for a really special cup and saucer, but everything was either too formal or too clunky. That was my eureka moment. I realised there was a gap in the market for pottery that was beautiful and practical – pottery for a relaxed, colourful, mismatched life.”

Crafts and Giggles

If you fancy making a fascinator, glass or pottery painting, making bunting,  jewellery or even decorating knickers(!) .  As the name suggests they arrive at Party Houses with full materials, equipment  and an attitude of having fun!  They have ideas uitable for hen parties, all adults, children or corporate team building.

Charlottes Chocolates

Chocolate Making Workshops

Learn the art of chocolate making with Bev of Buxton’s famous Charlottes Chocoloates. You will cover things like tempering, making ganache, piping, finishing, decoration and packaging. Plus, you get to keep whatever you make!

Fabric Workshops

Celebrate in style and enjoy a session making and creating fabric creations of your choice; followed by afternoon tea and cake at Betty’s Sewing Box in Ashbourne.  Maximum 12 participants.  Workshop options include –

Making Bunting: to decorate your home or special event

Make a Memory Banner or Collage: using words and pictures to create a special wall hanging to remember your weekend away

Create a Corsage: make a pretty broach to take home

Make a Lavender Heart or other shape to make your home smell really sweet!

Make Wedding Favours: to suit your wedding theme.

Guy Badham Photography


How about a Nature Photography Training Day?  Get out and about in the Peak District with Guy Badham an experienced nature photographer who is used by both Visit Peak District tourist board and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.  Call Guy on phone below:

Pole dancing

And now for something completely different! The British Pole Dance Academy is in the Potteries approx. half an hour from your chosen Party House. Run by Deb Riley, this is claimed to be one of the largest, best equipped and most respected aerial dance venues in Europe! Suitable for all ages over 16 years , all levels of fitness and you don’t have to be a size 8 either…

Manifold Craft Barn

Celebrate your party weekend by creating something beautiful and unique at Manifold Craft Barn! They have a large range of pottery shapes to paint and a big selection of decopatch shapes to decorate with pretty tissue papers. Transport and buffet lunch packages arranged on request. They look forward to offering you a warm welcome at The Manifold Craft Barn and being a fun-filled part of your celebrations!

Please call Ed Bentley on details below for more information.

Cooking workshops with Lerato Umah-Shaylor

Learn all about the vibrant taste of modern African food with Lerato Umah-Shaylor. The chef is known for using accessible seasonal British produce to elevate the the taste of dishes. Lerato has been already featured on The Guardian, Tabl, BBC, and other influential platforms. Start off with some cooking classes and then challenge your guests to a cook-off! Finish your evening by having a real African feast with the meals you’ve just prepared.  The prices start from just £40 per person.