Hen Party Activities in Bournemouth

With sun, sea and sand, a Bournemouth hen do has so much to offer from it's picturesque backdrop of stunning coastal views to our awesome range of hen party activities and an amazing contemporary nightlife.
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Bournemouth Hen Do

There are a lot of reasons why a Bournemouth hen do is a great idea! Located on the South coast in the county of Dorset, there’s plenty to see and do in this fabulously fun seaside resort. Whether your hen do plans involve relaxing, adventuring or partying the night away, it’s all within walking distance in Bournemouth which is a big bonus!

Soak up the sun and some epic views across seven miles of sandy shoreline. Simply put, it’s gorgeous! It even won the 2018 TripAdvisor travellers choice award for the Best Beach in the UK. Yep, it’s that good!

Bournemouth's bustling town centre is home to an abundance of high street shops but if you fancy fashion that’s a bit quirkier, there’s a fab vintage market next to the Royal Arcades where you can pick up some unique clothes and textiles.

Bournemouth Bars

There are some amazing bars in Bournemouth including places like Be At One Cocktail bar but if you fancy some local craft beer, and let's face it beer isn't just for the boys, then try The Firkin Shed. Smokin' Aces is always a popular choice too, but if you want beachside hen do drinks then Urban Beach is always a good bet.

Bournemouth Culture

If you want a little culture during the day before the hen do fun becomes a party then the Russel-Cotes Gallery might be worth a look; this house is filled with amazing art. There are also some stunning parks and gardens that may not seem interesting now but do wonders for a bad head! The Upper, Lower and Central Gardens are amazing grade II-listed Victorian-style gardens that are well worth a visit.

Hen Party Activities in Bournemouth

After visiting the beach and the Pier and gawping at the gorgeous Victorian architecture, you’re going to want to get stuck into some fun activities to make your Bournemouth hen do even more memorable, right? Let us help you give the bride-to-be a monumental send off!

From munching fish and chips on the beach to partying until the sun comes up in a banging nightclub, from Afternoon Tea to Quad Biking, a hen do in Bournemouth can be as relaxing or as wild as you like!

Kick off your Bournemouth hen party with a brilliantly fun dance class. Break the ice and pick up some sassy new dance moves in our Burlesque or Pole Dancing workshops. Or for hens who like a bit of friendly competition, Lip Sync Battle is a dance off that gets you performing like your favourite stars.

If you like your activities a bit quirky, you could give Bubble Mayhen a go where you’ll play some wacky but wonderful games in one-woman zorbs.

If you’re more logical than physical, a Treasure Hunt would be right up your street! Use an app on your mobile device that acts as your tour guide as you explore this fab town. But that’s not all, you’ll also answer questions, be tested with trivia and have to complete fun photo and video challenges if you want to win! If all that sounds a bit like hard work, you can always get pampered to perfection before striking a pose at your very own Makeover and Photoshoot instead!

As you can imagine, this quintessentially British seaside town has got plenty of cheeky charm. Why not embrace that spirit fully with a bit of hen party Life Drawing in Bournemouth? An art instructor will teach you how to draw the fully nude male model in front of you! This is bound to be an activity you laugh about for ages after!

Reviews for Bournemouth hen activities

Clay Pigeon Shooting with 27 Shots

Clay shooting was excellent and everyone had a good time. Would defo recommend and certainly go again. 5*

Lee Klingenspor
Afternoon Tea with Free Flowing Fizz

Staff were amazing, as was the food, drink and service!

Dee Bennett
Adonis Cabaret

Such a funny show brilliant night

Samantha Staples
Quad Biking

For me this was the highlight of the trip - terrific experience, easy to get to grips with the quads and the instructor was helpful and really helped us get the most out of it. Terrific time!

Oliver Johnson

Did you know?

  • Bournemouth’s beaches are Blue Flag winners and are super clean, raked by tractors every morning and litter picked by hand twice a day.
  • Britain’s Got Talent presenter and actress Amanda Holden was once dared by friends to ride around the town naked on a scooter. She did it! We definitely don’t recommend doing this during your Bournemouth hen weekend!
  • Bournemouth Pier is home to PierZip, the world’s first and only zipwire to launch from a pier to the shore.
  • After Liverpool and London, The Beatles played more gigs in Bournemouth than any other UK town. The album cover for their second album was taken at the Palace Court Hotel in 1963.
  • There’s two piers around two miles apart. Boscombe Pier is more chilled out but is still a great place to soak up some coastal views and play on the chimes that play I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside.
  • Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, is buried in St Peter’s Church Bournemouth as is her husband’s heart. Yep, you read that right!
  • Nearby Sandbanks is the UK’s most expensive coastline to live on where it’s said that 15 houses have a combined value of around £80 million. It actually has the fourth highest land value in the world. When are we moving in?
  • Just west of the town, you’ll find the Jurassic Coast where you can explore 185 million years of history. It’s England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • In 2011, a Bournemouth beach hut became the first to be allowed to hold wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.
  • People who live in the county of Dorset tend to live up to two years longer than the average English person.
  • Poole Harbour, around five miles away, is the biggest natural harbour in the world.
  • The Bournemouth Aquarium is home to the world’s first interactive diving cage which sees you submerged in a virtual ocean with games and CGI sea creatures. You even get swallowed by a blue whale!
  • In 2011, 152 lads and ladies, wearing bikinis and swimming trunks, set the world record for the most people to shower at the same time at a single venue.
  • The town is home to Premier League footie team AFC Bournemouth, known as the Cherries.
  • If you want to explore spooky goings on during your Bournemouth hen do, the Langtry Manor Hotel is reportedly the most haunted building. Built for Edward VII mistress, Lillie Langtry, she’s said to haunt the hallways, scaring guests and staff!

Bournemouth in numbers

  • Around 750,000 ice creams are sold on Bournemouth’s beaches every year. That’s around 2,000 a day. Where’s ours?
  • Almost seven million tourists visit Bournemouth every year.
  • This seaside gem experiences around 7.7 hours of sunshine a day. Soak in up during your hen do in Bournemouth.
  • The UK’s first purpose-built beach huts arrived here in 1909.
  • Boscombe Pier was built in 1889 and since being renovated in 2009, it’s been named Britain’s Coolest Pier and Pier of the Year.
  • Bournemouth Pier cost £2,600 to build and opened in 1880.
  • In the 1960s, you could rent a beach hut in town for £5 a week. Now you could pay anything up to £90,000!
  • Around 3,000 deckchairs are hired out on the beach on a busy weekend.
  • There’s over 2,080 acres of parks and gardens and 14 of these have been given the Green Flag award.
  • Bournemouth’s architecture is gorgeous. The town has more than 200 listed buildings including three Grade I listed churches.

Local Celebs

This seaside resort has always attracted fabulous people. Who will you spot on your hen do in Bournemouth? Legendary writers JRR Tolkein and Enid Blyton lived here. Alex James from Blur was born here, as was Eastenders and X-Men star Ben Hardy. Are we the only ones who loved him in that wig in Bohemian Rhapsody?

Eat, drink and be merry with our meal out options that’ll line your stomachs during your hen do in Bournemouth and give you all time to relax and chat before your big night out to celebrate your pre-wedding party. You don’t have to restrict the indulgence to the evening though; it’s never too early to treat those taste buds!

Afternoon Tea is one of our most popular activities with hen groups, adding a touch of luxury to your day. Afternoon Tea at Café Rouge comes with sweet and savoury goodies with a French twist plus a glass of prosecco each.

If you girls love your cocktails, you get one each to wash your sandwiches and cake down with at Revolution in Bournemouth.

Add a bit of Latin American sizzle to your celebration with a two-course meal at Las Iguanas. Choose either a starter and a main or a main and a dessert from a massive set menu, packed with deliciousness. Will you go for Chicken Wings or Cheesecake? Veggie Chilli or Gaucho Steak? Decisions, decisions!

Bournemouth has held a Purple Flag for its evening entertainment since 2011, making it one of the top UK destination for party goers. The town centre really comes to life when the sun goes down, boasting lively and eclectic nightlife from big name watering holes to cosmopolitan cocktail bars, from traditional pubs to buzzing nightclubs.

Whether you want to sit back and enjoy relaxed drinks with your besties or hit the dancefloor hard in one of the best nightclubs, get ready to make memories you’ll cherish forever during your Bournemouth hen night!

It's time to paint the town red, girls! Why not get started with a bit of a Bar Crawl? We know what you’re thinking, where do we go? Don’t worry, we got you! Our Unlimited Weekend Bar Pass gives you free entry to some of the best bars in Bournemouth plus queue jump and exclusive drinks deals.

If you’d rather learn a new skill whilst you drink, you’ve got to try hen party Cocktail Making in Bournemouth!

A professional mixologist will show you how to whip up the best tasting drinks in town and share some delicious samples with you too. Bar snacks are available to help line those tummies or you can even add a taste bud tingling two-course meal after your class.

It’s easy to see why Adonis Cabaret has been voted Bournemouth’s best hen night. Comedy and sensational male strip routines combine to create pure hen heaven! You’re welcomed with a drink and a tasty buffet before you take your seats and feast your eyes on the toned and tanned guys who’ll make you laugh one minute and blush the next! You’ll get a meet and greet with the boys so make sure you dress to impress for those photos. Your friends back home will be green with envy!

End your hen night in Bournemouth on a high at one of the town’s fab nightclubs. Cameo is the biggest and one of the best with the capacity to hold more than 2,000 party people and four fun-packed rooms that all play different genres of music.

Summers in Bournemouth are busy and buzzing but visiting in the colder months is a good option if you’re looking to avoid a little hustle and bustle yet still have lots of fun. Whether you’re looking for ideas for your hen do in Bournemouth or something to get everyone together during the day, there’s always something going on here!

Bournemouth 7s Festival, known as the ‘sporting Glastonbury,’ sees more than 40 live acts and DJs take to the stage with 400 sports team competing in rugby, netball, dodgeball and more, attracting more than 30,000 party people and 400 sports teams to the town in May.

June and July host the annual Jazz by the Sea Festival with two weeks of live music, showcasing local and international artists with pubs, bars, shops and hotels hosting top acts. August gives a warm welcome to Bournemouth Air Festival, the UK’s biggest air festival. As well as impressive demonstrations from famous and iconic aircraft, there’s also live music and fireworks.

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival hits the town in September and offers loads of free events celebrating the arts, culture and people. Get all the festive feels in November and December with a visit to Bournemouth Christmas Market, jam packed with food and drink traders, live entertainment, carol concerts, an ice rink and Santa’s grotto.

This sun-kissed destination is nice and compact so walking around is a breeze, especially with such pretty sights to soak up on the way. We highly recommend exploring by foot to discover all this coastal town has to offer but if you’re keen to rest those party feet, taxis are pretty reasonably priced here.

Fancy a Hen Party in Bournemouth?

One thing’s for sure, you’re going to have so much fun in the sun! We’ve got activities to suit all groups and budgets. All you need to do now is sort out your dates and decide what you want to do. You can even book multiple activities and make your own package. Scroll through our listings now for hen party ideas in Bournemouth that are sure to give the bride-to-be an amazing last night of freedom!

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