The Truth About Hen Weekends


If you’ve never been on a hen do before or if you’re the bride-to-be in question, you may be wondering what actually goes on during a hen weekend. You’ve seen the hen party films and you’ve heard enough about stag weekends to make your stomach curl — though we are sure 99% of the stuff we think goes on actually doesn’t — so its understandable if you’re feeling a little apprehensive. 

Well, we are here to put your worries at ease. Let’s dive into the real truth about hen weekends. 

What really happens on hen nights?

This is the big question. What really goes on and should you be worried? The short answer is no. You really don’t need to worry. A hen night is totally personal to you. If you’re the maid of honour and responsible for organising the hen weekend, then you can fill it with all sorts of fantastic experiences that are neither seedy or tacky. 

If you’re an adventurous group, we’ve got some epic action and adventure activities that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. From bubble mayhen to brain-puzzling escape rooms, there will be something for everyone and without a blow-up willy in sight! 

Alternatively, you can enjoy a meal out on the town and pre-book yourselves a table at a restaurant. Try cocktail making for those who love their alcohol or a mouth-watering bottomless brunch for foodies. Yum! 

If you don’t want to travel for your hen weekend, there are also loads of things you can do at home. You can take it online with some of our virtual experiences, hire a private chef or relax to a mobile yoga class.

Having said that, if you want to embrace the hen party stereotypes then go for it! Letting loose on your last night of freedom is a fantastic way to celebrate and can be done tastefully. 

Strippers

Let’s get one thing straight. Strippers are great and, if done tastefully, can be a hell of a lot of fun. That’s to say, you don’t need to do anything you don’t want to. We offer some fantastic male stripper experiences including the fabulous Adonis Cabaret who are as much about comedy as they are about the male form! If you’re feeling cheeky, you can join them on stage for a personal lap dance, but this is totally up to you. No pressure.  

Penis Shaped Objects 

The tradition of the penis theme hen do comes from the liberation of women’s rights. Before the 1950s, marrying a man was considered to be the beginning of a woman’s life. She could have babies, start a family and tend to her husband’s every need. 

Screw that. The penis straw and inflatable willy can now be seen a symbol of independence and sexual liberation.  However, you don’t need to walk around the town waving your male sex doll in order to feel liberated. Why not do it tastefully by letting your friends sip on their cocktails through phallic shaped straws? – giggles to ensue – 

Single-Sex Hen Parties 

We are a modern society and therefore hen parties don’t need to be reserved for women-only. The sten do is becoming increasingly popular and combines the hen and stag do in one. This is ideal if you share the same friends or if you’re hoping to hook one of your mates up with the best man. Perhaps you could go on a big party boat cruise or team paintballing session.  

There really is no right or wrong way to go about a hen do. Don’t be deterred by the stereotypes. Do what feels right for you and we can guarantee you’ll have a fantastic time.