21 Alternative Hen Party Ideas that You’ll Love


Mad Hatter Party

Voted as one of the 25 coolest hotels in the world by TheRichest.com, this luxury holiday accommodation is perfect for vintage-themed hen parties. Based in Brighton, Wonderland House has stunning sea views and is arranged over five floors with six themed bedrooms.

The dining room is the ultimate social space and you’ll find an enchanted table, which seats up to 24 people, and all the crockery you need for Alice In Wonderland inspired high tea.

Bedtime Story Nights

The decadent Bedtime Story Nights have been running at 40 Winks hotel since June 2009. The events take the idea of a pyjama party and add amazing stories, music and cocktails. It is the perfect recipe for a totally unique, elegant and seductive experience.

These evenings burst with genuine charm and humour and have even been voted as one of the best things to do in Britain. Don your most glamorous PJ’s and have a night you’ll never forget!

Want something a little different for your hen do but running out of ideas?

Beyoncé Bride 

Located in Fitzrovia, Frame Studios offer tailor made Hen Party events for every bridal party. Upon arrival you’ll loosen up over some bubbly before being taught by a professional instructor your dream dance routine inspired by the bride’s favourite performer. If you want some time to unwind after, they can also arrange a private yoga session and relaxation retreat just for your party.

Surf Snowdonia

Looking for an active and adventurous hen party idea? What about surfing in Snowdonia? The Welsh mountains may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of surfing, but Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc begs to differ.

They’ve created a 300-metre lagoon and installed a wave machine capable of producing head-high waves. Don’t worry if you’re a complete beginner, as lessons and equipment hire are available.

You can even sleep over in the onsite ‘glamping’ area. It’s perfect for a few sun-downers after a day spent catching the waves.

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Adventure Seeking Hen Party Ideas

For the ultimate summer event, hen party or stag do it is a battle of the sexes every Saturday when ‘It’s a Knockout’ takes place. Think water, foam and side-splitting inflatable’s.  Find your nearest location here.

Magic Mike 

Now performing in London until April 2020, Magic Mike Live is directed by Channing Tatum himself and provides all you need for the perfect hen night. Renowned for being the sexiest acrobatic performance around, this show can be paired with a visit to their boozy tea room and a hotel stay to make the evening even more special. Tickets sell out fast, so book here now.

Disco Cruise on the Thames

Dance the night away to music provided by the onboard DJ and have a drink whilst watching the River Thames panoramas pass you by. The Thames Cruises are the ideal location for hen parties in London.

City Treasure Hunts

Browse the biggest range of treasure hunt events based on every theme you could think of. Most treasure hunts can be run in any location across the UK and Europe and many can be tailored to use different modes of transport.

From iSpy to C.S.I to The Great British Pub Hunt, The Treasure Hunt Company will create the most exciting scenarios. There will be challenges and tasks to do within your hen groups that are totally dependent on your own interests and hobbies.

Cocktail-making Classes

Love a Saturday night tipple? Why not try your hand at making some cocktails by organising a cocktail making masterclass before a good old-fashioned night of dancing?

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City Break in Barcelona

Pack your passport, a bikini, suncream and your best going out dress and fly out for the ultimate hen weekend to Barcelona with your best girls. It’s an avid party centre, with plenty of cosmopolitan style. No doubt you’ll find fun from dusk till dawn. However, if you still have time before you fly home, jump on one of their famous open tour buses and see the sites of the city too. Check out Skyscanner for unbeatable prices on flights.

Hen Party Ideas for a Child at Heart

Marriage might be for adults, but some brides never want to grow up! KB02 venue hire offer private access to a play centre of your childhood dreams, located in central London. With ball pits, slides and trampolines and (here’s the best bit) a selection of alcoholic drinks available at the bar, this is bound to be a fun-filled hen do for any bride.

Life Drawing

Looking for an alternative hen party idea? Hens with Pens are on a mission to bring fun and fabulous themed life drawing to hen dos, birthdays and even office parties. Wearing your beret and moustache, and drawing your muse to retro swing music, you’ll get a taste of the life of an artist. It’s a slightly more up-market version of a stripper, if your bride’s a little shy.

Halloween Hen Party Ideas: Ghosts and ghouls

Finally, last but not least, a little scaremongering. However, it’s not for the feint-hearted. If you think you have a particularly brave girl group, take your place as a member of the ‘Edinburgh mob’, which once surged in riot past the Mercat Cross. Hear grisly tales of witchcraft, torture and restless spirits as you venture down medieval closes and descend into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. In addition, your cloaked guide will lead you through the dimly lit caverns, filling the night with stories – all of them true.

Whether your organising your own or planning the biggest and best hen party for your bestie, the night should be tailored with only one person in mind: the bride. But in this big, wide world, our ideas of a great night out can vary drastically. One bride-to-be’s hen party heaven could just easily be a hen do horror show for someone else. If you’re throwing a party for a sporty hen, or a wild weekend for your party-loving pal, we’ve got all the different hen party ideas for every type of bride. 


From perfume making to pamper sessions with a pit-stop at the most instagram-worthy afternoon tea, check out our top tips for throwing the ultimate girly hen party. 


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