Hen nights have always been used as a way for the bride to say goodbye to single life with the help of her closest friends, and often copious amounts of alcohol. Because the popularity of raucous hen nights have only increased, more and more people are now choosing to make the celebrations last even longer. As such, hen weekends as opposed to single hen nights are now commonplace and are the perfect way to really go out and celebrate.

There are plenty of places you can go to enjoy hen weekends, and you can have them alcohol-based or otherwise. Many hens like to take the opportunity of a hen weekend to have a fun girly holiday, and will often choose a number of other events to get involved in as well as the traditional night out. Here are just a few ideas for hen weekends to get you started.

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Pampering weekend

A hen weekend is the perfect way to indulge in a spot of pampering, and it’s something that all the hens are sure to love. A spa weekend, or even just a spa day, is ideal and means that you can indulge in some beauty treatments ready for the night out. Many spas accommodate hen parties, and you can often get deals that are specifically for hen weekends with everything tailored to accommodate the party.

A weekend abroad

Hen weekends abroad are becoming increasingly popular, and offer the perfect way for the hens to have one final girly holiday before the wedding. Some people like to have beach holidays and others prefer a city-based weekend, but either way there’s often a great deal of alcohol involved in any hen weekend abroad.

City breaks in the UK

There are many cities in the UK that are traditionally associated with hen weekends, the most notable of which are Blackpool, Brighton and London. These cities have the perfect combination of plenty of activities along with a great selection of bars and clubs, and offer the perfect place for hen parties to really let their hair down.

Activity weekends

For the more active hens, activity weekends are the ideal way to celebrate. Options can include things like paintballing, zorbing or even go-karting, and they’re sure to give the stags a run for their money!

There are plenty of other ways that you can enjoy hen weekends with a whole range of activities to choose from no matter where you go. Many hen parties enjoy things like pole dancing or cheerleading classes before the main night out; in fact anything can be arranged according to the bride’s choices.

These are just a few ideas of what to do on your hen weekend, and there are sure to be more. Think about your ideal hen weekend and the activities you’ll enjoy and you’ll be sure to have the perfect final farewell to single-dom.