Hen Party Activities
Need inspiration for a hen party the girls will love? Whether your ladies are dancing queens, outdoorsy types, vintage divas or foodies, here are some great ideas for hen party activities in the UK.
Burlesque Dancing Lesson
Get glammed up 1930s-style with a burlesque lesson from a company like Burlesque Baby. You don’t need to be able to dance – these classes are aimed at all abilities and ages, and will make you feel a million dollars. This is classic, classy fun – learn simple moves in a supportive and get the girls revved up for a night of dancing ahead
Fun, useful, and best of all, you get to eat what you make! There are hundreds of short cookery courses available across the country – try your hand at patisserie skills, create classic canapés accompanied by a glass of fizz, or send yourself to chocolate heaven in a truffle-making course. The possibilities are endless!
Build a Raft Challenge
This fun team-building activity will have you wet and grinning as you work in teams to build a raft from a pile of barrels, poles and rope. Launch your creation and see if it floats, then compete in races, or just enjoy messing about on the river. By the time you head out on the town, you’ll be working as a crack hen party unit – watch out, lads.
If you’re hens are the organic, outdoors type, and you’re after something a bit different, here’s an original idea – why not embark on a 2-day foraging and wild food course at Daylesford Organic Farm, known as the ‘Harvey Nicks of the Cotswolds’? It’s also got a spa and a swanky restaurant, so there’ll be no shortage of pampering opportunities on hand.
If you’re heading to the coast for your hen party, what better way to spend a day than on the beach learning to surf? There are surf schools in Cornwall, Devon and elsewhere on the coast, where you’ll be taught by a qualified instructor who will start you out on the basics and then let you loose on the waves. Exhilarating and rewarding!
Vintage Tea Party
If you’re after something more refined for a stylish hen, how about some old time tunes, bone china, a plate of cakes and the finest teas Britain has to offer? An afternoon at a vintage tea party is the perfect way to relax and gossip with the girls.