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The Most Magical Hen Weekend Ideas

Are you on a mission to plan the ultimate hen party for your bestie, or are you a bride planning your own hen? We know that planning a hen do can be overwhelming and knowing how to keep your bride and a group of their closest friends happy can be a tricky task, especially when working within a budget. But fear not, our list of fun and fabulous hen weekend ideas is sure to cover all bases.

Picture this, you and the girls embarking on an epic adventure filled with laughter, fun and memories that will last a lifetime. To ensure you can relax and let your hair down when the date finally arrives, your destination and hen do activities are all factors to consider and carefully plan.

From action packed activities to relaxing glamping retreats in the countryside, we’ll leave no stone unturned in our quest to help you create a hen weekend to remember. Whether you’re looking for a glamorous getaway, adrenaline-fuelled experience, or a laid-back weekend retreat, we’ve got you covered. So, gather your squad, put on your party hats, and get ready for one unforgettable hen do!

Spa day

A spa weekend is the perfect hen weekend activity, especially for a bride who loves a bit of luxury. What better way to prep for the wedding than by treating you and your besties to a weekend of total relaxation – you deserve it!

As you slip into soft robes and slippers, the stress of wedding planning will simply melt away and you’ll have access to a range of luxury treatments like massages, facials and manicures or pedicures. You can also pamper yourself with steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs as you sip on a tempting glass of fizz.

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea hen parties have become quite a popular choice as they are suitable for everyone, even the mums! It’s the perfect opportunity to dress up, chat and celebrate this special milestone in your life with your closest friends and family in a totally charming setting.

You will be treated to a delectable assortment of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and an array of sweet treats. The experience is all about indulging in delicious flavours while sipping on a wide selection of teas. You can, of course, upgrade to champagne if that’s more your style (it’s a celebration after all).

Cocktail-making class

Just imagine you and your friends behind a fully stocked bar, ready to shake, stir and sip some delicious cocktails. With the guidance of a skilled bartender, you’ll learn the art of crafting a wide range of cocktails that are as beautiful as they are tasty. From classic espresso martinis and mojitos to trendy concoctions with exotic ingredients, there’s a drink for everyone’s taste. Cocktail making classes are a fantastic choice for a fun and interactive hen party activity. You’ll get hands on experience muddling, garnishing and perfecting your cocktail making skills. Plus, you’ll get to taste the fruits of your labour all while creating lasting memories with your closest friends.


Glamping in a bell tent, teepee, shepherd’s hut or a yurt offers the fun of camping, but with some home comforts. Imagine a magical escape in the great outdoors in gorgeous glamping tents adorned with twinkling lights, cosy furnishing and comfy beds. It’s like a big sleepover really! Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, you can bond over a firepit under the starry sky and enjoy some light-hearted games to keep the party going all evening long. Although not everyone’s idea of fun, this hen weekend idea will make for one unforgettable celebration.

Action-packed activities

If you’re looking for a hen do activity filled with excitement and adventure, there are plenty of thrilling options to consider. From ziplining and tree top adventure courses to go karting and horse-riding, these are just some of the many action-packed activities you could consider for your hen do.

Murder mystery evening

A murder mystery experience is an interactive activity where everyone gets to participate and play a unique character in a plot where an unsuspecting victim falls foul to a horrendous crime. As the evening unfolds, secrets are revealed and clues will be discovered, all leading to the thrilling revelation of the killer.

With suspense inducing plot twists and storytelling, a murder mystery experience will have you and your friends fully immersed in a thrilling whodunit adventure. This is a great activity for a hen party to get everyone to work together and you could even throw some costumes into the mix for an extra bit of fun.

Scavenger hunt

Divide your friends into teams, provide a list of clues and a map and set loose on an exciting quest to unravel riddles, solve puzzles, and complete challenges that lead you to hidden treasures. You can even personalise the clues to relate to the bride-to-be’s interests or incorporate fun hen party themed challenges.

This is also a great idea for a hen party night out as you can make a list of items to find during the evening. Along the way you’ll bond with your friends, laugh and create lasting memories.

Cookery class

Cookery classes are a perfect hen do activity for a foodie bride and her friends. Cookery classes offer a unique and interactive experience where you can learn new cooking techniques, explore different cuisines and create delicious dishes under the guidance of skilled professionals.

Not only will you enjoy cooking, but you’ll also get to enjoy the fruits of your labour by indulging in a scrumptious meal at the end. Whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or a complete novice, cookery classes are a fun activity to consider for your hen do.

Movie night

Looking for a cosy and entertaining hen do activity? A DIY movie night is a fabulous, themed hen party idea. Imagine you and your friends gathered in a comfy living room, surrounded by cushions and blankets, screening some of your bride-to-be’s favourite films.

Choose a theme for the night, whether it’s romantic comedies, classic chick flicks or horror movies and create a home-cinema atmosphere by dimming the lights, popping some popcorn, setting up a snack station and let the movie night begin. You could even make it interactive by playing some themed games or making some delicious cocktails.

Wellness retreat

If your bride would appreciate some self-care and relaxation, a wellness retreat or wellness weekend is the perfect hen weekend activity for you. A wellness retreat offers a fabulous opportunity to recharge, rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself and your friends.

You can indulge in soothing massages, practice mindfulness and participate in wellness workshops that focus on self-care. It is a fantastic opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and take a well-deserved break from hectic wedding planning.

When it comes to hosting a hen weekend, there are endless possibilities for an unforgettable celebration. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing getaway, an adventurous outdoor retreat or a vibrant city escape, there is something for every bride-to-be and her besties. The most important thing is to create lasting memories with your friends and celebrate this special milestone in a way that reflects the bride’s unique personality and interests before their big day.


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