If you have been given the duty of organising the bride-to-be’s hen party, you should feel honoured but excited too because there is a whole host of things to do to make it a weekend to remember.

There is a lot to arrange though; the people, the party and the place.

To make it easier for you, we are going to highlight some ideas and some places to help inspire you.


Bath is becoming a more popular choice for many hen parties and that’s because it makes a great spa weekend and it has a decent nightlife too. With luxury accommodation available, a chance to chill with hen friends in the spa is desirable. There are a number of hen weekend companies that offer great package deals too, which allows accommodation, relaxation and fun all in one package.

Perfect Hen Weekend Location


Manchester is known for its entertaining nightlife but the shopping facilities (Trafford Centre) are first class too. So, if your party is full of party people Manchester is definitely one to visit. Of course, there is a lot more to do in Manchester than shop and drink, but most hen parties can be seen in the town.

Puerto Banus

If sun, sea, sand and margaritas are something you think your bride-to-be will prefer, then jetting to Spain is becoming more popular for a hen location. With short strolls to the beach, designer shops and restaurants on your doorstep and a beautiful port location, Puerto Banus is the place to be. Relaxation in the sun doesn’t have to come at a cost either and Puerto Banus is very inexpensive.


Bournemouth has been tipped as one of the top locations for 2014, but that is if your hen party crowd enjoy activities on the beach. Slip out of your clothes and into a wet suit to get your surf on and enjoy the waves at Bournemouth beach. There was a time when people set off to Cornwall for this type of weekend, but Bournemouth is equally as brilliant.

Whether you want to stay in the UK or think going abroad will be a better option, these four locations are some of the best for a hen weekend away from your home town. Have a great one and don’t do anything we wouldn’t do!

Photo Credit: Jörg Kanngießer