12 of the best hen do ideas


Planning a hen weekend to remember? Take some inspiration from our favourite ideas in today’s blog. From sedate to sensational, we’ve got it all covered…

Looking to wow your friends with a weekend of luxury? Or perhaps getting muddy and having a weekend of adventure is more your thing? Whatever you’re looking for from your hen do, you’re sure to find something you love within our top 12 ideas…

1. Zombie run

Star in your own real-life episode of The Walking Dead with a thrilling zombie run. From deserted farmland to abandoned manors and shopping malls… it doesn’t matter where your experience takes place, it’s all about survival!

12 of the best hen do ideas - Zombie Run | CHWV
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2. Glamping weekend


If you love the outdoors coupled with a laid back, fun festival vibe, a hen weekend in a yurt may be just for you! With cooking and bathroom facilities widely available for the fussiest of campers, and picnic hampers, bubbles and toasted marshmallows featuring on the itinerary, you’ll be sure to have the perfect girls’ weekend.

12 of the best hen do ideas - Glamping weekend | CHWV
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3. Knicker customisation workshop

Perfect for the crafty hen, this cheeky and fun crafting session will see you customising a pair of knickers with help from the experts. Perhaps you want to add wedding pretty to some pants using lace, bows and ribbons? And if it’s a success, you may even decide to ditch your planned wedding lingerie and replace it with your own creative efforts instead!

12 of the best hen do ideas - Knicker customisation | CHWV
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4. Cocktail making

If you like nothing better than a night out on the cocktails with your BFFs, this one is for you. Get creative and shake up a fruity delight, infused with your poison of choice. You never know, you may even be able to create a signature cocktail good enough to serve up on your wedding day!

12 of the best hen do ideas - Cocktail Making | CHWV
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5. Explorer weekend

Challenge yourselves and navigate your way around the countryside with a geocaching adventure. Using GPS to get around, it’s a great way to explore surrounding beauty spots while enjoying an adventure at the same time.

12 of the best hen do ideas - Explorer Weekend | CHWV
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6. High-action sports

Who said adrenaline-pumping sports were just for men? If you fancy a morning of quad biking or off road karting then there are plenty of fabulous activity centers out there for you with days tailor-made just for hens.

12 of the best hen do ideas - High Action Sports | CHWV
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7. Country games

Channel the Made in Chelsea vibe with some posh country games in the glorious countryside. Think clay pigeon shooting and archery - all followed by a picnic and wine tasting or a night out in one of the area’s best clubs.

12 of the best hen do ideas - Country Games | CHWV
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8. Cupcake baking workshop

Whether your session focuses on perfecting your bake, or getting arty, making sugar roses and icing details, this foodie hen do will definitely satisfy your taste buds. With the sort of skills you’ll be learning in these workshops you may even decide to go home and get together with your hens to make your wedding cake, creating your very own delicious and bespoke favours.

12 of the best hen do ideas - Cupcake Baking Workshop | CHWV
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9. Burlesque dancing

Learn how to put on a good show with a glitzy class in burlesque. Great for sassy hens with a love of everything 1940s, a burlesque class is guaranteed to help build your confidence and give you all a giggle.

12 of the best hen do ideas - Burlesque dancing | CHWV
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10. Spa day

Begin your pampering routine a few weeks ahead of your big day to ensure you look and feel your best when it’s time to say “I do”. From full body treatments to facials and chill-out time in the steam room, a weekend at a spa is likely to be enjoyed by every one of your hens.

12 of the best hen do ideas - Spa day | CHWV
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11. Butlers in the buff

For a naughty but nice treat, why not host a posh dinner party at home with the cheeky addition of some butlers in the buff? This fun hen do idea is relatively budget friendly and perfect for having a giggle with the girls.

12 of the best hen do ideas - Butlers in the buff | CHWV
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12. Perfume making

Go on a sensory journey and create your own couture fragrance to rival that of Chanel No 5. Your personal perfume can infuse everything you love about fragrance and perhaps be your scent of choice on the big-day.

12 of the best hen do ideas - Perfume making | CHWV
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