If you’re at the stage in your wedding plans where you’re starting to think about the hen weekend, and are looking for some different ways to spend time with your girlfriends that don’t involve male strippers or making cocktails, then you’re in luck.
You can have a great time on your weekend, so whether you’re someone who drinks or not, you don’t have to worry about people finding your weekend boring, because with these tips for places to go, your hen weekend will be one that your friends remember forever for all the right reasons.
You don’t have to leave the UK to enjoy these, so while others are busy standing in line at the airport and worrying about lost luggage, you can already be in full swing of enjoying yourself and kicking off a great weekend before the wedding that you won’t forget.
Visit a theme park
The UK has many amazing theme parks, so you don’t even have to travel far to enjoy a weekend of white-knuckle fun. You can head to places like Alton Towers, or even take on the infamous Pepsi Max at Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach. Many theme parks have on-site hotels, so you can either stay in those to keep you right in where the fun is, or you can opt for something nearby if you want to spend some time doing other things. A weekend of roller-coasters could be the perfect way to let your hair down before the big day.
Stay at a haunted hotel
I don’t know about you, but this has been on my bucket list for quite a while, and the UK is actually one of the best places in the world to do this. Some places listed as haunted hotels have become more like tourist attractions, and while that’s not really a bad thing, it doesn’t always help if you really like the element of surprise. There are many places which you can find online that simply operate as normal hotels, but they have a bit of a spooky reputation, and you can usually gauge how much stuff happens there based on what the hotel says about it, and what online reviews say. Choose from places all over the UK, such as country hotels and inns in rural England, or rustic castles in Scotland and Ireland
Go on a spooky history tour
From the famous London and Edinburgh Dungeon tours, ghost-hunting after dark through cobbled streets and abandoned underground passages, to the potential of coming face to face with one of the most notorious serial killers of all time on the Jack The Ripper Tour, the UK has many things on offer to give you and your friends a reason to scream with pure fright.
Play detective during a murder-mystery weekend
These will never stop being fun, and are the ultimate way to spend an unforgettable weekend with your friends. You can book these for groups, and they’re available all year round with different themes to choose from, and many places will offer special extras if you mention being on your hen weekend, so you can make it extra memorable.