Are you a maid of honour ready to organise activities for the girls for a hen do? Are you a bride wanting to live the hen party dream? Do you know someone that had a fab hen weekend at Duck Slattery’s Showbar in Dundee and want to see the city for yourself? Well search no further, because we have got you covered!
In this blog post, we will discuss all the best places to eat and drink, exciting activities for you to spend you day and evening on as well as hotels to stay in when you visit Dundee for a hen party. We will also give you some insight into Dundee Cities events as many are happening in the coming months! Why not plan your hen party at this time so you don’t miss out. So whether you are looking for wild nights out at Club Tropicana or some fun daytime hen activities, Dundee has it all!
A little bit about Dundee, the city of discovery:
To describe Dundee in one word it would have to be discovery. Dundee is a city located in Scotland, UK. It is situated on the north bank of the River Tay, in the central part of the country. Dundee is known for its nightlife, museums, and two universities. It has a population of around 148,000 people. Dundee is a popular destination for hen parties, as it has a wide range of fun activities to suit all interests. Dundee is also great for a family day out, students, weekend trips and drinks. Discover the sea side city of Dundee from a burial ground site, a bus tour, hills not far from the city centre and ruins to sit and enjoy drinks by Dundee has many locations to spend time at during your trip.
Activities for the Day Time During a Hen Party in Dundee
The good new is Dundee, like other cities in Scotland, has many activities for you located in the heart of the city! There are many discoveries to be made in the one city region before you crack open your hen do drinks package bottles.
Why not spend the afternoon in the middle of history?
Dundee is home to many museums with two beautiful architectural museums in the town centre!
The V&A Dundee
Scotland’s first design museum and an international centre for design the V&A is a testament to Scotlands contribution to design as a country. This is a destination you wont want to miss. The V&A Dundee is one of only 2 in the UK with the other being in London. The museum holds exhibitions and workshops throughout the year, as well as displaying beautiful collections of art and design.
The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum
A must-see when you are in Dundee City! With paintings, sculptures, textiles and much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The McManus is also home to the only Egyptian mummy in Scotland as well as the bones of The Tay Whale, so this destination is definitely worth a visit!
The Verdant Works
This is a must for all hens that love learning about the past! The Verdant Works is an award-winning jute museum it is set in a beautifully restored former jute mill, so it really is like stepping back in time! The Verdant Works is also home to a beautiful garden, which is perfect for hen do photos on a summer’s day!
The RSS Discovery
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Dundee you can spend time learning all about the city’s history and see the ship that brought Captain Scott and his team to Antarctica from Dundee. Discovery Point is a great place to visit if you are interested in learning more about Dundee’s past.
Dundee Contemporary Arts
The Dundee Contemporary Arts centre is a great place to visit if you are interested in the arts. With two galleries, a theatre and many shops, there is something for everyone at the DCA. Some of the work they feature are by students of the university in Dundee. Their undergraduate design shows are wonderful if you want to explore new and upcoming art with unique viewpoints from around the UK and rest of the world.
Dundee has many stores if you are looking for a touch of retail therapy.
If you are looking for some retail therapy during your hen party then Dundee has many high street favourites as well as independent stores!
The Overgate is the main shopping centre in the city, with over 60 stores, you are sure to find what you are looking for!
For those who want something a bit different, Dundee also has many independent stores which can be found on the Perth Road and in the Nethergate. These streets are full of vintage clothes shops, bookstores and record shops. So, if you are looking for something different when in Dundee, these are the places to go!
Activities for a Hen Party outside Dundee City Centre:
If you as a hen want to get out of the Dundee centre, then this one city has much more to offer! Travel through Dundee to make many discoveries during your time in the city for a hen do.
Broughty Ferry is a must-see!
This seaside town is only a short bus journey from the city centre and has plenty of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. There’s also a beach if you fancy stepping on the sand!
Broughty Ferry Castle is also worth a visit. This historic castle has many stories to tell and is a great place to learn more about Dundee’s culture. This fort like castle looks over the sea like a tower and is an excellent spot for pre party hen do photos.
In addition to this you can hop on a boat for a short trip along the coast – you may have a chance to see Dundee’s local dolphins! What a hen party treat!
No hen party is complete without afternoon tea.
Choosing the perfect destination for afternoon tea can begin to seem impossible with the range of offerings with a Dundee location.
Madigan’s Tea Room
This hidden gem, located on Castle Street in Dundee has an excellent selection of teas, as well as delicious cakes and scones! They also provide a selection of gluten free items for hens needing this catered for while in the city.
This tea room is a bit more modern, but no less delightful! With a range of teas, coffees and cakes on offer, it is the perfect place to relax in the city with your hen party.
This cafe is perfect if you are looking for something a bit different for your hen weekend in the city. With a range of savoury options as well as sweet, there is something for everyone at Sweetpea Cafe in Dundee!
Hen Party Activities to experience Dundee Nightlife
Dundee comes alive at night, with many bars and clubs to choose from!
Start quiet with a walk along the beautiful waterfront
The Waterfront is one of the most popular destinations in Dundee, with many bars and restaurants to choose from. The area also has a beautiful view of the river and gardens, which is perfect for a cool summer night!
Get The Drinks poured and The Party Started
If you are looking for a wild night out, then Dundee is the place to be!
Enjoy the show at Duck Slattery’s Showbar in Dundee
Duck Slattery’s Showbar is the number 1 location for a hens in Dundee! Known for its excellent live shows the Big Saturday Night Show is not to be missed! With live music, dance alongs, mass karaoke, disco bingo and more Duck Slattery’s Showbar has an atmosphere like no other! They also offer fully customisable drinks packagesto cater to your groups drinking needs! What a way to kick the party into gear for your hen do!
Party the night away at Club Tropicana & Venga
These are two of the most popular clubs in Dundee, and for good reason! They both have a great atmosphere, with plenty of music and dancing to keep you entertained all night long! Themed between the 80’s and the 90’s you can dance and drink till 3am! Another popular location for a hen do with many drinks packages available to see you through the night!
Hotels for Your Hen Weekend in Dundee
When it comes to accommodation, there are many great hotels located in Dundee City. No matter what your budget is, you are sure to find a hotel that will suit your needs.
Hampton by Hilton Dundee City Centre
This hotel is centrally located, making it the perfect base for exploring all that Dundee has to offer! The rooms are modern and comfortable, making it the perfect place to relax after a long day hen party activities. The central location also means you can easily party the weekend away with no worries of transport.
Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
This hotel is perfect if you are looking for a bit of luxury! With beautiful views of the waterfront, this hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, making it the perfect place to stay if you want to pamper yourself! Why not treat the girls with a little spa pampering? It is a hen do after all!
This hotel is perfect if you are looking for a chic and stylish hen party! With beautiful views of the city, the rooms are luxurious and comfortable, making it the perfect place to stay if you want to treat yourself!
Premier Inn Dundee Centre
This hotel is perfect if you and the girls are looking for a cheap and cheerful option! The rooms are clean and comfortable, making it the perfect place to stay if you want to save some money. There is also a Beefeater Steakhouse attached to the hotel so you can grab a bite during the hen weekend!
Upcoming events in Dundee You Wont Want to Miss
Ibiza Orchestra Live
Experience the ultimate Ibiza party on the 21st of May, The Ibiza Orchestra plays all your favourite club hits live on stage! This is a night not to be missed! With the official afterparty at Club Tropicana & Venga!
The amazing Paloma Faith – singer, songwriter, and actress. Is bringing her unique style and powerful voice to Dundee City on the 24th of July! Grab your tickets nowso you don’t miss out!
Simply Red are a British soul and pop band from Manchester. The band was formed in 1985, and have released 11 studio albums to date. They are playing in the City of Dundee on the 23rd of July so get your tickets while you still can!
What are you waiting for? Throw Your Hen Party in Dundee!
These are just a few of the many different activities that you can do while you are in Dundee City. No matter what your interests are, you are sure to find something to do that you will enjoy. We’ll see you on the dance floor in Club Tropicana!