Summer Hen Parties Ideas

Well, here in the UK, we’ve been reveling in some good weather… and then some bad weather and then some good… you get the idea! Honestly? It’s been pretty sporadic and unpredictable (more so than normal this year.) So it really doesn’t surprise us that many hens are“jumping ship” (as it were) and choosing to enjoy hen weekends in Ibiza rather than Edinburgh hen do’s.

Unfortunately though, not all of us have the cash to go abroad at the moment! So to help inspire all the summer starved hens stuck in the UK this season. We’ve compiled a list of exciting activities that’ll mentally whisk you away to warmer climates and have you falling back in love the best of British faster than you can say “Easy Jet!”

Clay Pigeon Shooting

You couldn’t possibly get more British unless you tried (well you probably could… but anyway!) The point is it’s a very English pastime and one that’s actually quite a lot of fun and not as difficult as it seems. It involves aiming and shooting at flying targets called “pigeons” (don’t worry they aren’t real pigeons!) Full guidance is given so you’ll be instructed on what to do, which means that apart from listening to the instructions all you need to do is channel your inner Lara Croft and show the boys just what you’re capable of!

Boat Party

Did you think that boozy boat parties only happened abroad? We’ll you’d be wrong! Because there are plenty of places in the UK where you can hire a sea faring vessel for the day, hop on board with your girls (wearing your best nautical outfits of course) and spend a good day breathing in the fresh sea air and knocking back a few ocean viewing cocktails.

Perfume Making

You don’t have to visit Paris to indulge in some olfactory decadence: here in the UK we have some mighty fine perfumiers of our own. So if you and your ladies fancy a more luxurious hen party (where you even get to keep your little perfume creation) then perfume making is a great girly hen activity to do with the girls.


Definitely for the more active hens: coasteering is basically sea level traversing, rock climbing, cliff jumping and swimming into sea! Granted it’s not the warm Mediterranean but New Q
uay has some of the best and beautiful seaside landscape and scenery! So why not try something a little bit more adventurous and daring doe your hen? It’d be a great thing to boast to future hubby about!

See? There’s plenty of exciting and strangely unusual things to do for hen parties right here in the UK! All you need is to mentally give Great Britain a chance, after all the “great” is in the country’s title, so take that as a (semi) guarantee that you’ll have a great time during your Great British hen do!

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