Whether you’ve been to Cornwall or not, a hen party here will be one to remember – and we guarantee you’ll fall in love. Boasting a great foodie scene, endless action-packed opportunities to explore and some of the UK’s best coastline, a hen party in Cornwall might not be about downing vodka shots until the early hours but it certainly won’t disappoint. 

If you’re into watersports and hiking, this little slice of heaven is for you. If not, pack a picnic, indulge in a local pasty and set yourself up on the beach to watch the others make a fool of themselves. It’s not all about water though as Cornwall is hugely popular for its local culture, history and arts which often takes inspiration from the incredible landscapes. 

Over the past few years, the foodie scene in Cornwall has begun to rival that in London and Manchester too, with the area now home to many award-winning producers and restaurants. What better way to celebrate your last night of freedom than with a michelin-star dining experience, even better wines and surrounded by all your besties? There’s plenty more where that came from too as Cornwall’s harbours are packed with local cafes, independent bars and gastro pubs that are perfect for spending an hour or two in. Our favourite bars in the local area are Basement Bar, On The Rocks, and The Chintz

While driving to Cornwall may seem like a long journey, it’s definitely worth it if you want a hen weekend to remember for years to come. 

Life drawing

Looking for a classy hen party activity in Cornwall? A Nude Life drawing class 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 hen packages  to get your bride-to-be involved and you might just walk away with a few new drawing skills. See, a hen do in Cornwall is practically educational.

Afternoon tea with champagne 

Ladies, if you think planning a hen party in Cornwall was hard, just imagine how your bride feels about pre wedding planning. A luxury spa day complete with afternoon tea 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 to right in the hot tub 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 Cornwall – which can be catered for vegetarian and vegan hens too.

Flower crown making

Want something to take home from your hen weekend in Cornwall? 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.

Wine tasting 

It’s always wine o’clock in Cornwall 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?

Private Dining

A 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…

Facial and massage 

Picture the scene. Your hen. Your ladies. Your very own beauty therapist. Taking place at one of the local luxury hotels, you’ll be treated to deep cleaning and uplifting facials. Think double cleanser, exfoliation, extraction, detoxing, face massage, neck and shoulders massage. Does it get any better than this?! Well, it could, if you organise a champagne afternoon tea for afterwards…

Craft sessions

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.

SUP Party

Picture it now. You’re balancing on your very own paddle board as you float around a beautiful and picturesque reservoir in this SUP party. Around you, the sounds of nature will play as well as the gentle lapping of the water. Led by an expert, you’ll explore beautiful landscapes using your boards and take a moment to enjoy a quick core-focussed yoga session. Once done, you’re on the move again as you head back to where you started. The real challenge of this hen do SUP party will be for everyone to stay on their stand up paddleboards…

Chocolate Making

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.