Hen Party Ideas, Leeds: Afternoon Tea on the canal

I have been trying to find different ideas for Hen parties for a while now, something a bit different from the usual ‘L’ plates on the bride and trawling around the bars of any given city.  So I was very pleased to find something in Leeds which caught my eye, afternoon tea in a canal boat!  It sounded wonderful and a lovely change from the usual hen do.  When I got in touch, the lovely Aisha was more than happy to give you all (and me) the details of what’s involved….


About us

We are a Northern and Midlands based hen and stag party organiser that operates stag and hen parties in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. With a small number of employees, we pride ourselves on providing personalised customer service and are available seven days a week, to make sure your hen or stag party runs smoothly. With over four years experience in the field, you can trust us to take the stress out of planning the perfect hen or stag party!

Why try Afternoon Tea on the Canal?

At a certain age in life you can get a feeling of hen party burn-out with all the invites! It’s no surprise then that people want to come up with something a little alternative that will make their hen party stand out from past hen dos, without it being too “out there”.


Afternoon tea has always been a firm favourite for daytime hen activities and regularly is in our top five of daytime activities. However, by mixing it with a canal side cruise, hen groups get to experience afternoon tea in Leeds along with picturesque scenery in a relaxed setting exclusive to their group. Definitely an alternative take on the traditional afternoon tea!

What’s Included?

The three hour canal cruise departs from Granary Wharf in Leeds (just five minutes from the city centre and the train station) and will take you down the historic Leeds and Liverpool ship canal, taking in landmarks such as the locks and Sir Titus Salt’s Mill along the way.

Our canal boat afternoon tea in Leeds is catered for by a local and independent cafe-deli whose menu is delicious, with quirky takes on the traditional sandwich and cake options, and includes:

  • Four finger/triangle sandwiches from eight different fillings.
  • Four mouth-watering cakes (small slices or mini cupcakes) from over 10 different flavours – our favourite is the Chocolate and Guinness cake,  yum!
  • Fruit scones with butter, strawberry jam and clotted cream.
  • Yorkshire tea or filter coffee (decaf tea or coffee is available if pre-ordered).

We can also add savoury tarts and some sparkling wine or champagne at an extra cost per person. Or you can purchase alcoholic drinks from the fully-licensed bar on board that sells drinks at pub prices!

The price

The boat hire is £350 per group, the afternoon tea is an additional £12pp and the champagne afternoon tea is £17pp.

As the price to hire the boat is a set price and the afternoon tea is an additional cost per person, this activity is perfect for larger groups of hens eg for 20 hens it would be just £29.50pp.

If you want to arrange afternoon tea in Leeds aboard a canal boat, or you want to discuss other options we have to put together your perfect hen or stag party, then why not get in touch via our website at www.night2remember.com, via email at or via telephone on 07919 146 937 and we will be happy to help!

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