Tasked with planning the perfect hen party? Perhaps you’re a bride who is taking things into her own hands in order to find the dream hen do destination. Either way, you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of hen party destinations in the UK that are guaranteed to impress.
From party cities and coastal towns to countryside retreats, there’s something for everyone. And, you don’t need to worry about renewing your passport or those long airport queues…
Best for: A mixed hen group of all ages
A hen weekend in Bristol offers everything you could want and more. Think a fantastic arts and culture scene, plenty of hen party activities, loads of delicious bars and restaurants and luxury accommodation to make it a stand-out celebration. Whether music, food, comedy or art is your thing, you’ll be impressed too as the city’s rich events calendar always has something going on. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular hen party destinations.
- The Cotswolds
Best for: A traditional and quaint break
Every corner you turn in the Cotswolds reveals views that look like they should be in a movie. Quite simply, it’s stunning here. Spend your days exploring the cute towns, indulge in a spa day with afternoon tea at one of the luxury hotels and, in the evening, head to one of the local gastro pubs and enjoy a feast fit for a queen. Hen nights here might not be about downing vodka shots until 4am but you will walk away with memories that last a lifetime.
Best for: A cultural and classy hen party
Famous all over the world for its Roman baths, visitors flock to Bath for its history, culture and fantastic bars and restaurants. Of course, a trip to the Thermae Spa needs to be on your list of hen do activities but there’s also plenty of galleries, museums and music venues to enjoy too. It’s also ideally located to Bristol – which is just 11 miles away – so why not combine the two and make a real weekend of it? Plus, did we mention, we can arrange lots of hen party activities – like a dance class – in the city centre?
Best for: Big city vibes on a small scale
If you’re looking to really let your hair down while adorning your best fancy dress, but want to shy away from the big party destinations like Liverpool and Manchester, Exeter could be for you. Fast becoming one of the best UK city breaks in the south west for food, and with an equally impressive nightlife scene, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to hen do ideas. Plus, there’s a huge range of hen party houses – some even have their own hot tub!
Best for: Boujee celebrations
Want to celebrate your girl’s last night of freedom in style? It’s got to be London. Plus, whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here. For shopping and cocktails, head to Oxford Street. Into theatre and music? Covent Garden will suit. And, if you’re in search of those late night clubs that know how to host a hen party game or two, Shoreditch is a great starting place.
Best for: A hen party with a little bit of everything
Want to explore the great outdoors during the day before a night out on the town? Perhaps you prefer to start your morning with brunch and yoga before enjoying an evening in, surrounded with hen party decorations? Either way, Manchester has a lot to offer. Boasting one of the liveliest cities in the UK as well as some of the most beautiful countryside, and plenty of hen party activities, one thing’s for sure, they know how to do a hen party here.
Best for: A luxury coastal retreat
The worst thing about a hen weekend in Cornwall? You’re not going to want to leave. As one of the prettiest UK hen do destinations, you can expect incredible beaches, a world-famous foodie scene, amazing accommodation and endless things to do and see. From watersports and countryside exploration to gin tasting and champagne picnics, you really will never be bored here. And if you get the weather, it’s just like being abroad…
Best for: The ultimate hen party
We all know that they can throw a good party up north so if you fancy dancing the night away with your highest heels on, and making memories that you don’t actually remember, then a Liverpool hen do is for you. It’s not just about partying either as the city is famous for its music, culture, arts and history. Plus, it’s got a pretty good restaurant scene too.
Best for: The complete hen package
Just as fun in the day as it is in the evening, a growing foodie scene with everything from pop-up burger joints to michelin-starred meals and plenty of activities for all ages – book a hen weekend in Edinburgh and you’ll be in for a treat. Of course a picture outside the castle with your besties adorning a few hen party accessories is a necessity, and trying haggis is a must-do for those brave enough.
Ready to kickstart your planning? Why not let HenQueens take care of your activities and accommodation? As well as this, we can recommend the best places to go depending on your age, budget and tastes – and help you to arrange a UK hen party that every girl wants. Sounds good, right? Hen dos never looked so good.