In need of some inspiring hen party ideas to turn your girly break away into a holiday, you’ll never forget? We’ve found five of the best.
Beach by day, ocean by night? What better way to spend an evening with the girls than on a yacht complete with a soundtrack of your favourite music to dance to as the sun sets. Whether you want to cruise along the Mediterranean to cool Ibiza tunes or party on the Thames in the Big Smoke, a boat party is the perfect escape for a big group of hens who want to celebrate in style.
If you’re partial to a relaxing massage or a rejuvenating facial every now and then, why not turn your hen party into a week-long pampering session. The Telegraph rounded up Europe’s best spa retreats, which include Italian mountain getaways, Parisian boutiques with Eiffel Tower views and a Spanish botanical paradise that is sure to keep all of your hens happy. There’s also a variety of options outside of Europe, with the best mindfulness retreats scattered across Asia according to Travioor.
Live like a Queen
What better way to celebrate your impending nuptials than to live like a Queen in your very own castle? Toprooms offer a range of historical castles up and down the UK where you can live like royalty with your gal pals, either by the beach or in the countryside. Dine in grand ballrooms, take picturesque walks around the grounds or get dressed up and dance the night away under thousands of years of history. Stay at the Camelot Castle Hotel, Cornwall’s ‘diamond jewel’ to lounge by the sea or book a cottage at Bickleigh Castle Hotel in Devon á la Sleeping Beauty.
Combine sightseeing with a bar crawl where you don’t have to move a muscle – or maybe just your legs – by hopping on board a beer bike to tour some of Europe’s most popular cities. With options in beer capitals such as Budapest, Belfast and Amsterdam, each location gives you the chance to tailor the experience so you and your hens can create a day to remember. Plus additions such as tapas, a DJ and disco lights, mean it’s time to hit the road to make your hen party one-of-a-kind.
If wine is more your thing, why not take your hens on a vineyard tour for a wine tasting weekend? Check out Condé Nast Traveller’s tips on the best wine tasting holidays in Europe, which includes vineyards in the far corners of Tuscany, medieval mazes in Northern Spain and even a break in Champagne for those who prefer a little fizz in their drinks. Or, if you’ve got a favourite brand, why not visit their website and plan your own vineyard visit? It’s likely that there’s more than one brand in the same area, so you could also plan a wine trail to make the most of your weekend away.