Whether you are an English lovely or if you are coming to our green land for your hen weekend a lot of planning will be involved. I am sure that camping isn’t on the top of every girl’s hen party list, especially with the problem of England’s unpredictable weather! I am also sure that most brides-to-be do not want to spend their big night in a tent with only the rain and a flock of sheep as company. Well maybe all you hens should think again now that ‘glamping‘ is on the cards. Glamorous camping is design for ladies who love luxury and who want to try something a little different. Forget about soggy socks and tinned food because during a glamping trip you will be treated like princess in your choice of tipi, yurt or bell tent. Expert ‘glampers’ will guide you around the beautiful English countryside, set up camp for you and make sure that your stay is kept warm and delightful!
Upon arriving at your choice of glampsites across the UK, you and your guests will be greeted with a delicious afternoon tea served in vintage china. There will be a choice of tea or coffee, with homemade cake on offer! When planning your party the guides will be sure to find out about any dietary requirements that any of the guests may have. You can rest assure that you are in safe hands at all times. There will be no worry about sitting around and being bored because the expert glampers will have an afternoon of activities already planned for you!
After tea and cake you will be showed to your tents. Most ladies opt for tipis because it allows for them to revert back to the childhood dream of being Pocahontas! It is even a good idea to theme your glamping weekend, with the obvious theme being a Native American style party – think big headdresses and pretty dresses!
For your first activity you will be taken out on foraging through the countryside of which you are surrounded. During this time the expert guides will teach you about all of the wild foods in the local area. Expect to pick up some mushrooms, berries and other wild food that you will be using later in the evening! It will then be time to head back to the glampsite where there will be more treats waiting for you.
Back on site a guide will be happily preparing dinner for you. If you’re expecting some sort of burnt campfire barbeque then you would be wrong. Think gourmet camp dinners like chilli con carnie, jerk chicken with rice and perfectly roasted meats and vegetables that will keep you going all night. While dinner is being prepared you can play some hen party games such as truth or dare, or if you are feeling sporty how about a game of rounders? Or if you are in the mood to party ask your guide to show you how to turn some of your wild ingredients from your foraging trip into some even wilder cocktails!
Over dinner you can all sit around and share stories about the bride and groom-to-be. A fun after dinner game to play is the ‘ugliest photo’ game. Ask all the members of the group, but keep it a secret from the bride, to bring a terrible photo of the groom to embarrass the poor bride-to-be! Games and cocktails can continue throughout the night, but if the cocktails get too much (which they often do!) spend some time in the sauna to sweat out some of the toxins!
The tipis, yurts or bell tents are like no other tent you’ve ever slept in before! Not only are the big enough to sleep a large group with plenty of room, but even if it does rain (and let’s face it this is England so it probably will!) they will let in no water so you’ll be able to spend the night in the tent in comfort!
After the most comfortable night’s sleep in a tent you will ever experience wake up to fresh coffee and breakfast. To really take advantage of the fresh English air why not join in with an exercise class with the guides. Stretching and breathing in the morning sun will be sure to banish any prevailing hangovers that you may have before setting off back home!
There really is no better way to spend a hen weekend with your favourite girls. The glamping guides will ensure that you are all looked after and that you bond over games and drinks. This is the ideal experience for anybody looking to do something out of the ordinary on their final weekend as a single lady.