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Gather your closest friends to give the bride-to-be the epic send-off she deserves! Get ready to celebrate Scottish style! A hen weekend in Glasgow gives you great fun at a value for money price! What’s not to love?
What to Expect During a Hen Party in Glasgow
The city is packed with history, culture and art that contrasts effortlessly with its edgy nightlife and banging live music scene.
Join the Scots in the fourth biggest city in the UK for a wild time you’ll never forget! If you’re looking for the perfect Instagram photo, head up the Glasgow Tower and get some snaps. It’s the world’s tallest, freestanding, rotating structure so you’re guaranteed amazing views of the city and surrounding area.
Shopaholics should make a beeline to the aptly named Style Mile where you’ll find indie boutiques and chain favourites. Find 80 more shops at Buchanan Galleries and grab a bite to eat at Scotland’s biggest food court at St Enoch Shopping Centre before you buy that perfect outfit for your Glasgow hen night or maybe even try on some tartan! This city really is a shopper’s paradise!
When the sun goes down, it’s time to sample that cutting-edge nightlife. Enjoy some quality, purse-friendly drinks with the girls at a range of top watering holes before ending your night on a high at a buzzing nightclub. Sounds good, right? Read on for more top ideas to help you celebrate an epic hen do in Glasgow!
Outdoor Hen Do Activities in Glasgow
If you’re a group of hens who love the great outdoors, we’ve got loads of activities where you can breathe in that fresh air whilst getting that adrenaline pumping round your veins. From the zorb-based silliness of Bubble Mayhen to a competitive and messy game of Paintball, you’re spoilt for choice.They might not be the first activities you think of when you’re planning your hen do in Glasgow but things like Archery or Axe Throwing always bring that much needed banter and laughter.
There’s so much fun to be had on a hen do in Glasgow, it can be tricky to know where to start but fear not, Fizzbox is here to help you. Here are some of the most popular activities to help your hen go with a bang.
If you’re looking for a relaxing activity, an afternoon tea gives you an ideal opportunity to unwind and catch up over some good food and drink. What’s offered varies from venue to venue, but you can expect a range of sweet treats and savoury goodies as well as tea, coffee and even some bubbles to toast your last weekend of freedom. Why not make afternoon tea even more special by having it on a vintage routemaster bus? The afternoon tea bus will take you around the city’s most famous and gorgeous sights as you tuck into a delicious range of food and drink.
It’s cocktail ‘o clock, ladies! Our cocktail masterclasses are led by experienced and friendly mixologists who’ll teach you how to shake and stir up a storm! They'll perform cocktail making demonstrations before you give it a go yourself, whipping up several cocktails from scratch from old classics to modern favourites. Don’t be intimidated. It's super easy, we promise! All you have to do is show up, grab your hens, show up and let the mixologist show you how it’s done. With their expert tuition, you’ll be sipping on the tastiest drinks in town in no time!
One of our most popular activities is Glasgow hen party life drawing and it’s easy to see why; it teaches you a new skill, gets everyone giggling and involves a bit of naked guy naughtiness without being as in your face (ahem!) as strippers! A professional art instructor guides your tongue-in-cheek session, sharing drawing tips and techniques for you to capture the nude male model in front of you in all his glory! Ask the model to pick his favourite cheeky drawing at the end if you feel brave enough. Expect red faces and lots of giggles with this one!
A bar crawl is a great way to get a taste of what the city has to offer without having to plan it yourself. You can just sit back, relax and let someone else do all the hard work for you. The best part is that we have so many different bars and pubs to choose from that no matter what type of night out you're after, there will be something for everyone on our crawl. We've got everything from quiet wine bars where you can chat with friends over a glass or two, to hipster cocktail bars that are perfect for dancing till dawn.
We’re sure you’ll be drinking lots of bubbles during your hen weekend but how about turning into bubbles instead? This brilliantly bonkers activity sees each of you climb into a giant, inflatable, one-woman zorb that’ll encase your whole upper body, leaving just your legs free at the bottom to run around and kick. You won’t just look hilarious, you’ll also take part in a range of fun games such as Bump the Bride, British Bulldog, football and more where’ll bounce around the pitch and barge into each other. An event coordinator will explain the rules, keep score and make sure that everyone has an amazing time.
Fancy some hen party eye candy? Then get yourselves to a cheeky male strip show! For many women, male strippers provide a safe space to explore their sexuality and indulge in their fantasies in the company of their besties. These hunky performers are professionals who know how to put on a show that is both sexy and funny. They often have backgrounds in dance, acrobatics, and theatre, which allows them to create a showstopping performance that’ll have your whole group cheering, giggling and blushing in equal measure! You can go out to watch a male stripper or hire a male stripper to come to your home or hired venue. Which tickles your fancy?
If you’re in the mood for something cheeky but not quite as in your face as strippers, why not hire a butler in the buff? He'll turn up wearing a naughty little uniform made up of a bottom-flashing apron, collar, cuffs and bowtie. He’s more than just eye candy though; he's also professional, friendly and will keep everyone happy while they enjoy their evening! He’ll greet your guests and work the room, serving your drinks and nibbles. He knows what he's doing, so he won't spill anything on anyone or drop anything on the floor. To add extra laughs to your night in, he’ll host and join in with hilarious party games that for a night everyone will love.
Without a shadow of a doubt, brunch is the best way to kick off your weekend. Whether you're looking for a low-key brunch or something lively with themed entertainment, we've got you covered with a sumptuous boozy brunch. This activity is perfect for a hen do. Enjoy delicious sweet and savoury treats from pancakes and poached eggs to prosecco and cocktails, from burgers and pizza to full English breakfasts. You’ll wash everything down with up to four delicious drinks each (we spoil you!). Top things off with live entertainment, DJs, games, audience participation and more! What’s not to love?
Whether you’ve seen movies like Burlesque and Moulin or just fancy being sassy, it’s time to unleash your inner sex kitten with a bit of burlesque dancing! We know she’s in there! A dance instructor will teach you some seriously sassy moves that are bound to tease and please any lucky audience. These sultry moves will then be incorporated into a fun choreographed routine that you’ll perform at the end as a group, feather fans in hand! Don that red lippy and channel your inner Dita Von Teese, girls!
If you girls decide to stay in during your hen weekend in Glasgow, then why not try out some virtual activities? These are perfect if you've got friends and family who live on the other side of the world if you want to save a bit of cash. We offer virtual experiences including a Virtual Escape Room, Virtual Yoga, Virtual Candle Making and even a Virtual Male Strip Show. With many of these experiences, your equipment and/or ingredients will be sent to your home in advance so all you'll need to do is log on to the video chat and learn from your instructor. Simple! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Check out our full activity listings for Glasgow hen parties to see what takes your fancy.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Check out our full activity listings for Glasgow hen parties to see what takes your fancy.
What a fantastic experience this is definitely a must if you like to have a giggle. The host Lauren was brilliant and really put us at ease I cannot recommend this enough.
Adam was great, very engaging.
Our life model Lamar was great and really got the party started! He was very respectful and the perfect addition to a hen party.
From start to finish it was fantastic!
You never know who you might see during your Glasgow hen weekend! There are loads of famous and fabulous Glaswegians including actor and singer John Barrowman, actor Gerard Butler, comedians Billy Conolly, Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle, singers Lulu and Sharleen Spiteri and former Dr Who Peter Capalid.
The city boasts an awesome live music scene so it’s no surprise a number of top bands were formed there including Travis, Belle and Sebastian, Primal Scream, Simple Minds, The Fratellis and Franz Ferdinand.
Glasgow loves a curry! Not only is it the only city to have won the Curry Capital of Britain title four times, it’s also long rumoured to have invented the delicious chicken tikka masala! If you’re a curry fan, you’re going love getting your taste buds tickled here but this city also offers so much more.
From massive steaks to quality vegan food, fine dining to fast food, there’s a restaurant, café, pub or takeaway to keep everyone happy and those bellies full. Glasgow’s foodie scene is constantly evolving so there’s always something new and exciting to try. Don’t forget to check out our restaurant listings.
Why not combine eating with sightseeing? Jump onboard a fabulous Afternoon Tea Bus in Glasgow to munch on some delicious sweet and savoury goodies whilst driving past some iconic landmarks and stunning city sights. You can even jump on a bus after dark for the City Cocktail Tour where you’ll get two drinks each as you see the sights at night and chow down on American bites including beef and pork sliders and mac and cheese. Yum!
Trust us, you’re going to need lots of energy during your hen do in Glasgow so refuel with some delicious food before hitting another activity. Alternatively, if you’re planning a big night out on the booze, make sure to book a stomach-lining meal out beforehand. Wondering which are the best restaurants in Glasgow for a hen do? Let us help you.
Absurd Bird - 3 Stock Exchange, Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1QY
There’s no better hangover cure than a trip to Absurd Bird where you’ll find a menu jam-packed with Deep South-style fried chicken, big burgers, bottomless wings and belly filling dishes at purse-friendly prices. There are even veggie and vegan options so no one will go hungry.
The Gannet - 1155 Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 8TB
If you fancy treating yourselves to something really fancy, The Gannet offers modern fine dining and has won numerous awards including the Scottish Restaurant of the Year more than once. Their mouth-watering menu features deliciously decadent dishes such as North Sea monkfish with seaweed butter sauce, saddle of red deer with wild mushrooms, caramelised celeriac and burnt onion brother and much more.
Gin Tasting and a Two-Course Meal at Revolution - 84 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3NA
Why not combine a delicious meal out with a fun activity? More than 70% of the UK’s gin is distilled in Scotland so where better to learn all about it? A bartender will share delicious samples with you and teach you how to make your own gin-based cocktail before you sit down to a tasty two-course meal from a menu packed with pub classics.
There’s no better way to warm up for a big night out than with a bit of hen party Cocktail Making in Glasgow! Head to a city centre bar and prepare yourselves to get hands on as you create some delicious drinks from Caipirinhas to Daiquiris. You’ll receive a welcome drink each to get the good times flowing straight away before a pro bartender shows you all the tricks of the trade. To up the fun factor, they’ll lead some fun games to get you unleashing your competitive sides from tandem cocktail making to blindfold buddies.
We only work with the best bars in Glasgow and all the venues that offer Cocktail Making, including Revolution and Las Iguanas, are located in the city centre, conveniently close to all the action. You’re spoilt for choice with which bar or club to hit next!
Wherever you choose, you’ll enjoy quality drinks at value for money. Everyone in your group will love this especially if you’re on a budget or used to those Southern drink prices.
Glaswegians love a drink and a dance, so you’ll be in great company as you head to one of the awesome nightclubs. Here you’ll find top DJs spinning a fantastic selection of tunes from R&B to cheese, house to hip hop, all sure to get you on that dancefloor and throwing your best shapes! If you're wondering which are the best bars and clubs for a hen do in Glasgow, let us give you the lowdown.
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut - 272A St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RL
If you ladies are fans of live music, this is one of the city’s best hotspots This banging live music pub has someone playing most nights of the year and once even saw Oasis take to the stage. Expect to see a range of new bands and established acts in a small, intimate venue.
Sub Club - 22 Jamaica St, Glasgow G1 4QD
This no-frills nightclub has been voted one of the best in the UK and boasts buzzing DJ sets, a state-of-the-art sound system, décor that’s effortlessly cool and industrial and a passion for house music. If you want to dance ‘til the early hours and love dance music, you’ll absolutely love this place. What’s more, you leave those uncomfortable high heels at home! Don’t underestimate it, many epic hen nights in Glasgow have taken place here!
Revolución de Cuba - 36 Renfield St, Glasgow , Glasgow, G2 1LU, UK
In the heart of the city centre, Revolución always brings the party atmosphere with a bright, open venue split across two floors, late night DJs and a massive menu of mouth-watering cocktails. Whether you’re a group of dancefloor divas or just fancy people watching from a comfy booth, a Glasgow hen do spent here will be memorable.
Hillhead Bookclub - 17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow, G12 8SJ
This bar in Glasgow’s West End is ideal if you fancy something a bit quirky. Embrace your inner nerd as you enjoy retro video games, a game of ping pong, creative cocktails and a chilled-out, bohemian atmosphere.
The Shed - 26 Langside Avenue, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 2QS
The Shed is Southside’s biggest nightclub and the place to go if you’re fans of cheesy tunes, party anthems and retro bangers. Expect a fun-loving crowd and a feel-good atmosphere as you strut your stuff on the dancefloor and explore the two floors and four bars. It’s an irresistibly fun night out.
St Mungo Festival
If you’re thinking about a hen do in Glasgow, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s always something going on. St Mungo Festival takes place every January and celebrates Glasgow’s patron saint with theatre events, lectures, workshops and walks. If you fancy learning more about the city’s rich medieval city, you’ll be pleased to hear that most events are free.
Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Laughter can be heard all over the city in March with the arrival of the annual International Comedy Festival. Top stand-up stars from Scotland, the UK and beyond come to Glasgow to perform at Europe’s biggest comedy festival.
GinFall also takes place in March and is known to be the best gin festival in Scotland. Get the chance to taste gins from all over the globe, take part in workshops, make cocktails, access exclusive bars, listen to live music and munch on tasty food.
July sees the return of TRNSMT Festival where some of the biggest and best music stars perform to packed-out crowds from Snow Patrol to Stormzy, Jess Glynne to Years and Years.
Glasgow Cheese Fest
Cheese Fest takes place in November and is a firm fave with visitors who can tuck into delicious cheese from all over the world, get involved in workshops and even meet cheese ambassadors Wallace and Gromit!
New Year’s Eve
Trust us, nowhere does New Year’s Eve like Scotland! Come here at this time of year and get two for one on your celebrations, NYE and a hen do in Glasgow! Hogmanay begins on 30th December and lasts for three epic days, packing in loads of live music, fireworks, dancing, exciting events and much, much more to help you see in the new year in the most amazing way.
Getting to Your Glasgow Hen Do
If you’re heading on a Glasgow hen do from other areas in the UK, you can hop on an aeroplane and fly into Glasgow International Airport which is nice and close to the city centre. If you don’t fancy flying, the city’s also well served by trains and coaches.
If you’re coming from England, it’s worth booking your tickets in advance to save a few pennies. And make sure you create a good playlist and bring a book as it’s quite a long journey! That said, if you haven’t made your plan of action yet, you’ll have a nice amount of time to create your itinerary with the other hens.
Getting Around During Your Glasgow Hen Do
Getting around the city during your Glasgow hen do is a breeze. The city’s served by a super bus network and also has an underground rail system. You can buy tickets to give you unlimited travel for total convenience. If you’re feeling a bit active, why not hop on a bike available at bicycle stations throughout the city?
If that’s a bit too much hard work, or you want to rest up for those high heels later, you can always hop in a taxi. Either pre-book your cab or hop in one at one of the many taxi ranks situated all over the city and near the most happening night time hotspots.
Glorious Glasgow is ready and waiting for you! Come and experience its history, culture, food and fun nightlife. You won’t regret it! If you’re looking for hen party ideas in Glasgow, check out our listings now for plenty of inspo and awesome activities you and the girls will never forget.