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Top 10 Hen Party Ideas

Are you planning a hen party? Whether you’re a bride organising your own do or a maid of honour trying to juggle everyone’s needs and requests, planning a really special send off for the bride-to-be is an important part of any wedding. And whether she’s a dance floor diva or a real tom boy at heart, there are plenty of options to ensure it’s a party to remember.

Here is our guide to some of the top hen party ideas:

Spa Visit

Organising a wedding can be really stressful and time-consuming, so why not treat the bride-to-be with some pampering in a luxury spa? There are plenty of locations around the country, and you can choose between an affordable afternoon visit or a blow-out weekend of indulgence.

European City Break

Want to combine culture, fine dining and nightlife? Why not plan a weekend away in one of Europe’s cosmopolitan cities? Destinations like Budapest, Prague and Bucharest offer great value for money, while places like Paris, Berlin and Barcelona are brimming with places to see and be seen.

VIP Nightclub Trip

If you and your hens only have time for a one night celebration, make it count with a VIP nightclub visit. Get in touch with the hottest club in your local town or city and see what packages they can offer you – then enjoy feeling like a celebrity all night with queue jumps, table service and more.

Afternoon Tea

Another great option for busy hens that can’t spare a whole weekend is afternoon tea at a posh restaurant or hotel. Have a look in your local area to see what’s on offer – packages normally offer delicious treats like cakes, sandwiches and pastries accompanied by sparkling wine in a delightful vintage setting.


Like the idea of the great outdoors but not too sure about getting back to basics? Why not go glamping? Like traditional camping only with luxury tents, real beds with warm duvets, hot showers and more, glamping is available at hundreds of locations around the UK.

Country House Party

For a really classy hen party, why not indulge your love of all things Downton Abbey and Jane Austen with a house party break in a country house? There are dozens of big houses around the country available on an exclusive hire basis, so you and your friends can play at being ladies of the manor for the weekend.

Canal Boat Break

Want something a little different? Hiring a canal boat and taking your friends on an adventure around England’s waterways is becoming an increasingly popular hen party choice. Spend your days relaxing on deck and learning to operate lochs, then moor up at a canal-side pub for an evening of fun.


For all the tomboy hens out there, a weekend of Bushcraft could be just the thing. Have a look online for the nearest course to you – typically a day involves getting together in the countryside and learning essential life skills including shelter building, survival skills and fire building.

Walking Holiday

Another great way to enjoy the great outdoors on your hen party is to organise a walking holiday. You can go with a tour group who will transport your luggage for you to different destinations, or hire a cosy cottage in a popular walking destination and plan your trips to suit.

Festival Weekend

For the ultimate party weekend, why not descend upon your favourite UK music festival with all of your hens in tow? Most events will offer a glamping or luxury camping option, so you can enjoy festival accommodation that’s fitting for a bride to be while you rock out to some of the world’s top bands.

Top 10 Stag Party Ideas

As your friends will be sure to remind you time and again, having a fantastic stag do is an important part of any wedding. And whether you’re a groom-to-be organising your upcoming party or a best man struggling for inspiration, there are plenty of ideas for celebrating that ‘last night of freedom’ in style. From all-out parties to more chilled out relaxing breaks, here is our guide to some of the top stag party ideas:


A classic stag do activity, spending an afternoon paintballing is a great way to release those pre-wedding nerves. There are plenty of venues around the country offering everything from a few hours to whole day packages – so get your friends together and indulge your inner Rambo.


Always fancied yourself as a Ray Mears or a Bear Grylls? With a Bushcraft-themed stag do you can learn plenty of essential survival skills that are sure to impress your bride-to-be. Choose to spend an afternoon learning how to build fires and shelter, or enjoy a whole weekend out in the wilderness with your mates.

VIP Football Package

Got a love for the beautiful game? What better way to celebrate your upcoming wedding than with a VIP visit to see your favourite team in action? Packages typically offer access to plush hospitality lounges, free refreshments and top-quality seats.

Distillery Tour

Is the groom-to-be a whisky lover? Why not embark on a tour of a favourite distillery or two? Offering a great opportunity to combine walking or driving in the stunning Scottish countryside with a chance to sample some of the most delicious single malts in the world, this is a grown-up and sophisticated – yet still fun – way to celebrate a stag.

European City Break

A popular choice for parties that have two or three days to spare, a visit to a European city means you can really let your hair down. Berlin, Prague and Budapest are great for beer and nightlife, while Amsterdam is the ultimate stag party capital.

Beach Holiday

Fancy something a little more sunny? For those with even more time to spare, why not consider a budget break to the sun? Holidays in popular destinations like Ibiza, Spain and the Canary Islands can be bought for insanely low prices, and offer the opportunity to enjoy drinking, dancing and relaxing with your mates in far warmer climates.

Yacht Hire

Want to celebrate in style? Why not charter your own yacht and indulge your inner James Bond for the weekend? Perfect for trips across to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Wight, there are plenty of companies offering fully crewed and catered yachts at surprisingly reasonable prices.

Country House Weekend

While some stag dos are all about beer and parties, this one is a little different – why not play at being lord of the manor for a weekend? Hire one of the grand country houses scattered around the UK and you could fill your days with rural pursuits like hunting, fishing, deer stalking and more – then round the day off with good food and a dram or two around a roaring fire.

Golf Break

Fancy getting in a round or two of your favourite game? Why not choose a golfing-themed stag do? Most of the country’s top golf courses offer stag packages that let you play in a tournament with your friends and take lessons with a pro. Combine your package with local accommodation and you’ll enjoy a break to remember.

Pub Crawl

Another classic stag activity, this is a great choice for anyone whose friends have varying levels of commitment (or stamina!). Pick a route, and maybe a fancy dress theme for fun, and make your way through all your favourite pubs and bars. A great way to spend an evening!