6 Alternative Hen Party Ideas

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If thoughts of L-plates & fancy dress in Blackpool bring you out in a cold sweat, don’t worry. Here are six hen party ideas without a willy straw in sight.

Does the thought of L-plates, fancy dress and Blackpool bring you out in a cold sweat? Don’t worry. Strippers and Jägerbombs aren’t compulsory for your hen do. Check out six alternative hen party ideas without a willy straw in sight...

1. Shooting and cake

You might think cake and guns don’t mix, but the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club say otherwise. Get your girls together for a spot of clay pigeon shooting and then yummy baked goods afterwards. You don’t need any special equipment or clothing and taking your own cake is optional.
 

Alternative hen party ideas: clay pigeon shooting and cake. Image © shootingandchelseabunclub.co.uk | Visit wedding-venues.co.uk
Image © Shooting & Chelsea Bun Club

2. Go to a festival

If you’re into music, why not take your girlfriends to Glasto or T In The Park for your hen do? Or, if camping in a muddy field isn’t your thing, how about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (August) or Cannes Film Festival (May).
 

Alternative hen party ideas: Take your girlfriends to a festival for your hen do. Image © edfringe.com| Visit wedding-venues.co.uk

Alternative hen party ideas: Take your girlfriends to a festival for your hen do. Image © festival-cannes.fr/en.html| Visit wedding-venues.co.uk
Images © Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Cannes Film Festival

3. Horse riding weekend

At some stage, almost every little girl has wanted a pony. Live those girlhood dreams with a riding weekend in Spain. Out in the sunshine, trekking through beautiful countryside, you’ll have loads of time for relaxation and female bonding before sangria and tapas in the evening.
 

Alternative hen party ideas: Live those girlhood dreams with a riding weekend in Spain. Image © festival-cannes.fr/en.html| Visit wedding-venues.co.uk
Image © Equestrian Escapes

4. Afternoon tea

The iconic Dorchester Hotel in London offers several afternoon tea packages. It also has a spa so you could treat yourselves to pre-wedding facials too. With elegant, bite-sized cakes and pastries, plus Champagne, a little of what you fancy is most definitely a good thing.
 

Alternative hen party ideas: Afternoon tea. Image © dorchestercollection.com | Visit wedding-venues.co.uk
Image © Dorchester Hotel

5. Chocolate indulgence

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Rococo Chocolate offer several chocolate experiences that would be ideal for a hen party. Their Chocolate Canapés Cooking Class sounds particularly intriguing. Or, for a journey into chocolate, there’s Chocolate Tasting For Beginners.
 

Alternative hen party ideas: Rococo Chocolate offer several chocolate experiences that would be ideal for a hen party. Image © rococochocolates.com | Visit wedding-venues.co.uk
Image © Rococo Chocolate

6. Quad bike racing

Thrill seekers will love an adrenaline-charged, rip-roaring ride on a quad bike. Racing your friends around the Leicestershire countryside with Garlands Leisure will really put you in the mood for your hen night.
 

 Alternative hen party ideas: Thrill seekers will love an adrenaline-charged, rip-roaring ride on a quad bike.. Image © garlandsleisure.co.u| Visit wedding-venues.co.uk
Image © Garlands Leisure

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