Thinking about a hen party in Brighton? Did you know that there are over 400 pubs there? That’s one crazy bar crawl… But that’s not all this traditional seaside location has to offer. You see, Brighton is also home to an incredible nightlife and comedy scene, fantastic foodie establishments, a whole host of shops – oh, and of course, the famous beach and pier. Come day or night, a Brighton hen weekend is all about fun. And it’s true what they say, this little party palace really does come alive after dark.
Spend your mornings exploring the fabulous Laines, indulge in a bottomless brunch, take in the views on the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower and stroll along Brighton Pier before stopping in one of the many bars close by to refuel. When it comes to hen party activities in Brighton, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Choose from dance classes, cocktail classes, afternoon tea and more. In the evening, there are live music nights, stand up shows, drag performances and more. Whether you’re looking for a quaint independent wine bar, a sophisticated cocktail bar or fancy letting your hair down in one of the super clubs, you’ll find it in Brighton. You’ve got to head to The Mesmerist, Gungho!, and Be At One – one of our favourites for a night out with the girls.
Located just 1 hour away from London, Brighton is easily accessible from all over the UK making it a great base for you and your besties. Plus, when you are here, it’s really easy to get around on foot – depending on the height of your heels that is…
Life drawing in Brighton
Looking for a classy hen party activity? A Nude Life drawing class in Brighton is just the thing. Your private session will begin with a few drinking games to get the party started before your personal model gets into position. There’s even an option to get your bride-to-be involved and you might just walk away with a few new drawing skills. See, a hen do in Brighton is practically educational.
Afternoon tea with champagne
Ladies, if you think planning a hen party in Brighton was hard, just imagine how your bride feels about planning the big day. A luxury pamper session always goes down a treat and when there’s fizz involved, it’s always a win. Book a few add-on treatments, put the world right in the sauna and for a moment, just close your eyes and relax.
Yoga and brunch
Revitalise and nourish your body and soul with a yoga hen party session tailored to your hens, then enjoy your state of bliss with a delicious brunch. This isn’t just any old brunch though. Adorned with grazing platters, hot breads, fruits, meats and pastries – as well as a few bottles of the good old stuff – you have all the time in the world to catch up, discuss the wedding and feast on the best brunch platters in the city – which can be catered for vegetarian and vegan hens too.
Hen party DJ
Take your pre-drinks or evening in to the next level. Internationally, Liv has been a regular fixture across the whole of the Middle East – from Jordan to Oman, Dubai to Qatar, Abu Dhabi to Bahrain – playing to packed audiences on Barasti Beach and Iris on the F1 track, as well as co-headlining the likes of Jasna Winter Music Festival Slovakia, Pikes Ibiza, Miami Beach, Insomnia Berlin, and Venice Carnival! That’s not all as she’s also supported the likes of Crazy P, D Ramirez, Jody Wisternoff and Nick Grimshaw from Radio 1. She certainly knows how to throw a party or two and is a great addition to hen parties of all sizes.
We might not advise doing this on the same day as a gin masterclass but we do recommend it for your weekend in Brighton. A professional mixologist will show you the ropes when it comes to your favourite drinks, before letting you lose behind the bar. This is when you realise you can’t solo pour like the professionals.
Flower crown making
Want something to take home from your hen weekend in Brighton? Sure, you’ve already got that guy’s number from last night – but this memory should last a little longer. With a flower crown workshop, you get to make your very own floral headpiece from gorgeous foliage, ribbons, accessories and more. This is definitely worth an Instagram pic.
Headwear, underwear and accessories – the HenQueens creative experiences put an epic twist on the hen party theme. You’ll be sketching, painting, crafting, printing and wrapping with your ladies over cocktails or mocktails – whichever sparks your joy. Led by an expert, you’ll discover how to get your creative juices flowing before turning your hand to a number of crafty projects. Make something for the big day, design a gift for the bride or simply have some fun and see what comes out of it.
It’s always wine o’clock in Brighton and a tasting event makes for a fantastic hen party. Of course, no-one actually knows the difference between a Pinot or Chardonnay but we bet by the end of the event you’ll be claiming you do. Oh, and there’s always one who’s finished all glasses before you’ve even finished one. Did we mention cheese and bread is often involved too?
If we asked you to name two of your bride’s favourite things, we’re pretty sure that chocolate would be up there. And, even if it’s not, after this award-winning hen party chocolate making masterclass with chef Ben it definitely will be. Under his careful eye, you’ll learn how to create the very finest artisan truffles for a life of dinner party favours, fabulous gifts and just some general pure self-indulgence. It’s the ultimate activity for a memorable hen party weekend.
BBC Masterchef finalist, Ben crafts blow-your-mind fine-dining menus. Tailored to your hen party, his modern British and European dishes have nods to Japanese and Indian cuisine and the stamp of approval from Times food critic Kate Spicer and Evening Standard’s Charles Campion. He’s even cooked for Lily Allen. Yes. Lily Allen. And now, he could be cooking for you for one night only…