Learn Something New

Learn while you laugh!  At Party Houses there are lots of local options to chose from or even in your Party House! 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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Dandelion Events

From archery, clay pigeon, and air rifle shooting, to murder mystery events and cocktail making, Dandelion Events will be happy to organise the best activity for you and your guests. They have been coming to Party Houses for years now, and always get great reviews no matter what activity they’re hosting. As they are a mobile company they will be happy to come to your Party House no matter in which area around the UK you’re staying at! Dandelion Events are the perfect company for your party have lots of fun while discovering and learning something new.

Madrenaline Activity Centre

An experienced team of activity providers, they are based only a 2 minute drive from our Toft site and offer a range of fun and adrenaline based activities such as …

  • Archery
  • Zorbing
  • Segway tours
  • Lazor Clay Pidgeon Shooting
  • Body Zorb Football
  • Sky Bow
  • Bush Crafting Course (Learn key survival skills!)

Beer Brewing or a Keg waiting on arrival

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!

The Bartender

Since being established in 2005, The Bartender 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, the Cocktail Clinic, a two hour fun training session to teach you all about the secrets of cocktail making and finally, ‘Cocktail Chemistry’ teaching you how to manipulate liquids into solids with an 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.

Mobile Workshop: Party Pants is a mobile workshop.  Our workshops are run by one of our lovely knicker decorating experts, who we call our ‘Chief Briefs’.

All Materials Provided: One of our Chief Briefs will arrive at your hen party with all the materials you will need.  This includes a wide selection of pretty ribbons, silk flowers, frilly lace, sewing machines and knickers in a variety of shapes for all rears.  We will also provide a garter for the bride to glam up that she can wear on her wedding day.  After a quick demo, the party can get started.  A member of our Chief Brief Brigade will be on hand to ensure no one gets their knickers in a twist!

Say Cheese: A photo shoot of all the creations rounds up the class.  The best pair of pants goes to the bride to wear on her wedding day!

Break The Ice: Everyone can get to know each other whist having a clucking great time in an entertaining environment free from any inhibition.  These parties are particularly successful for hens of all ages (from younger sisters to the bride’s granny).


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, the Go-Experience team will gladly travel to your Party House and organise a tailored activity for you.

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.