Hen parties are no longer just about clichéd outfits and clubbing long into the night. As the bride-to-be, you may want to make a day of it and treat yourself and close friends to a wide range of activities and fun leisure pursuits as part of a hen ‘day out’.
If you’re undecided as to how you would like to spend your hen day and night, take some inspiration from some of the following ideas and activities to ensure a unique and truly special last night of freedom.
If you and your friends love any excuse to dance or if you’ve ever wanted to learn a specific style of dancing, then a dance workshop could make the perfect hen activity. Learn to perfect tango rhythms together or practise ballroom moves with the help of a professional – the latter may come in handy if you plan to surprise guests with a dance at your wedding.
If your group are feeling daring and don’t suffer from a fear of heights then a circus skills workshop may provide the perfect hen activity to look back on fondly. Have a blast learning the basics of aerial skills and trapeze stunts in the safe and capable hands of professional entertainers and gymnasts.
Depending on your preferences as a group, you may want to make the day more about relaxation and casual fun than a night of back to back cocktail bars. If this sounds like you, then a day punting on the river could be ideal.
Punting is such a sophisticated way to spend the afternoon and provides a wonderfully laidback way to explore your surroundings. Take a picnic hamper of strawberries and champagne for a classy, girl’s day out.
Taking part in a life drawing class can be a fun activity to work into your ‘hen day out’. Many life drawing classes up and down the country will run sessions catered with hens in mind, providing your very own nude male model. As well as giving in to a bit of fun, you and your friends can be given the chance to learn a new artistic skill with the help of professional artists.
Hopefully these hen activities have inspired you to plan an unforgettable hen night experience. As for your partner’s last night of freedom, point him in the direction of an amazing stag weekend package courtesy of The Stag and Hen Experience. From golf and off-road driving to cocktail-making sessions, your fiancé and his friends will be spoilt for choice when planning the ultimate stag do together.