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Newquay Hen Parties

If your bride-to-be enjoys soaking up the sun and being close to the ocean, then a Newquay hen party is an absolute must. Situated on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast, this town is most notable for its gorgeous beaches and surfing culture, along with a charming history and buzzing nightlife. Whether you want to hit the surf, explore rock pools or drink cocktails in the sun, you and your friends are guaranteed to have a Newquay hen do to remember.

Newquay has won many tourism awards including the prestigious ‘One of the nations best seaside towns’ in the Which Holiday Survey. It boasts 11 golden beaches and has a moderate maritime climate which gives way to mild winters – ideal if your hen do is taking place in the colder months.

What To Expect During a Newquay Hen Do?

There are so many fun and exciting things to do in Newquay, so you won’t be at a loss for entertainment during your hen weekend. You can expect fun-filled days followed by chilled evenings and a relaxed atmosphere to boot! You could visit the Newquay Zoo or explore the Blue Reef Aquarium. Go walking on the South West Coast Path or spend time wandering around the quirky boutiques and surf shops in town.

In the evening, you and the girls can wander around the various clubs and bars where you’ll find delicious cocktails, local beer and tasty food. You can take a seat on one of the beach-side restaurants and watch the surfers ride the waves or catch a local band at one of the old drinking holes. Whatever you want to do on your hen night in Newquay, you’ll be sure to find something that suits everyone.

The Top 10 Newquay Hen Party Activities

1) Surfing

If you’ve come to Newquay to celebrate a hen party, then you’ll be in for an absolute treat, because the natural beauty here is just outstanding. There’s so many beautiful sandy beaches to be enjoyed, but one thing we’d absolutely recommend doing whilst you’re here? A surfing lesson! After all, Newquay is famed for surfing and what better opportunity to try it? We offer a variety of surfing lessons, including a taster session - perfect for those who have always wanted to have a go, but have no prior experience. Your lesson will be led by an experienced surf instructor who will provide a safety briefing and teach you some surfing basics. We reckon you’ll be pros in no time! All equipment will be provided with this experience, including wetsuits.

2) Body Boarding

Come and make the most of Newquay’s famous waves and enjoy a thrilling taster session of bodyboarding! This activity is ideal for anyone that’s got limited bodyboarding experience or simply none at all. Bodyboards are smaller and lighter than surfboards and generally easier and quicker to master. Everything will be provided for your session and you’ll receive expert tuition from a professional activity instructor - they’ll have you grasping the basics of bodyboarding within the session! This is a brilliant experience for any groups celebrating a Newquay hen do and gives you the perfect opportunity to catch those crystal clear waves along Newquay’s scenic coast.

3) The Cornish Challenge

Looking for something that’s uniquely Cornish for your Newquay hen do? Then let us introduce to you, The Cornish Challenge - Newquay’s answer to the Highland Games! With this one, you and the girls will enjoy 2.5 hours worth of beach based fun, where you’ll split into teams and get stuck into a brilliant variety of games. The session will be hosted by a fun and friendly activity instructor, who will be sure to unleash your competitive spirit. Expect everything from Tug ‘O’ War and volleyball to aqua targets and the life saving challenge. There will also be plenty of tasks which will require you and your group to put your heads together and use that grey matter! Reckon you’re up for The Cornish Challenge?

4) Cocktail Making

Is it really a hen party if there’s no cocktail making involved? Head to Newquay and you’ll be able to get stuck into cocktail making masterclasses of all manners, including mobile ones that take place in your hired accommodation! Led by a professional mixologist, you’ll be taught how to knock up a variety of tasty tipples, with something that will tickle everyone’s taste buds. Whether you want to keep things simple and mix up a range of popular, much loved drinks or try your hand at molecular or tropical cocktails, then your every desire will be catered for with one of these epic classes. Oh and you’ll get to drink everything you make too, so perfect for pre-drinks before the big night out

5) Burlesque Dancing

Fancy a dance class but not sure which one to pick? Then how about a bit of burlesque? It’s classy, sexy and sophisticated and will be sure to have you all oozing with confidence and feeling empowered by the end of the class. A professional dance instructor will lead your session and will teach you all a basic burlesque routine that will tease and please! Burlesque is an incredible art form and is all about celebrating the body, no matter what shape or size it is. So make sure you leave any inhibitions at the door and prepare to release your inner vixen with this fantastic dance experience!

6) Wine and Cheese Tasting

Are you and the rest of the hens firm fans of vino? Then why not delve deep and learn all about the stuff with a wine tasting experience? Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a wine connoisseur or know absolutely nothing about wine, then no problem - everyone is welcome here regardless of their knowledge. Plus, you’ll enjoy a perfectly paired cheese with every glass of wine you sample. Sounds good right? Your wine tasting session will be led by a friendly and passionate expert, who will be able to provide you with the history behind each wine you’ll be tasting, along with some interesting facts, where you’ll learn to see past the label. We’ll cheers to that!

7) School Sports Day

We love a school sports day experience for a Newquay hen party. Why? Because it’s brilliantly fun, super silly and gives everyone the chance to have a laugh and release their competitive spirit. You’ll be split into teams and will get stuck into a range of all the best retro games that you used to play at school. From the egg and spoon race and three-legged race to the one where you balance a bean bag on your head, we’ve got them all! You’ll also be given colourful bibs and headbands to sport for the activity, which will be sure to have you all feeling completely nostalgic!

8) Super SUP Tour

So you’ve heard of paddle boarding, but this is super SUP, a giant paddle board experience that can fit multiple people on board. It’s a totally unique experience that will have you enjoying inflatable fun at its very best. Your experienced activity instructor will take the lead for this one and guide you and your friends on one seriously epic adventure. You’ll check out picturesque coves and caves and will also take part in a variety of brilliant team games too. They’ll give you a safety briefing beforehand and show you the correct paddling techniques. All equipment will be provided, including toasty Ripcurl wetsuits, so you’ll just need to bring yourselves along on the day. There’s also heated changing rooms and showers at the activity centre site, along with lockers to stash any valuables.

9) Bubble Mayhen

If you want to save the dancing for the dance floor, then consider something adventurous in the outdoors! Try Newquay bubble mayhen that’ll see you and your gals climbing into big inflatable zorbs. This hilarious experience requires lots of bumping and rolling around the pitch to complete challenges and win the games. A referee will be there to oversee the contest and make sure there are no cheaters! There will also be a bottle of bubbly for the bride-to-be!

10) Battlezone Archery

Need a bit of adrenaline in your lives? Then look no further than battlezone archery; a brilliant fusion of both dodgeball and archery! During this heart pounding session, you’ll split into teams and will attempt to take players on the rival team out by shooting them with arrows. But don’t worry, these are special arrows with a foam tip, so no one will be getting hurt! You’ll really be able to put your accuracy and precision skills to the test with this one, which will see you channelling your inner Katniss Everdeen!

Reviews for Newquay hen activities

Mobile Tipsy Cocktail Making Class

Our mobile cocktail class was absolutely brilliant everyone really enjoyed it and Elliot who took the class was really good, great activity would definitely do it again.

Sharon Studdy
Surf Lesson

Fantastic lesson - great weather conditions and the instructors were perfect for a hen do!

Emily Folland
Dance Class – You Choose the Theme

This was absolutely the best surprise a bride/ultimate Abba fan could ask for! Faye was absolutely incredible and had us not only pull off a routine but have us in absolute stitches. Worth every second/penny and we'll be booking again to help with the wedding ❤️

Tamsyn Rule
Taster Surfing Lesson

excellent

Gemma Lindsay

Fun facts

Did you know?

  • Before the new ‘quay’ was built, Newquay was called Townan Blystra, which in Cornish means ‘blown dune.’
  • The Beatles filmed part of their TV film Magical Mystery Tour here. Their bizarre, psychedelic musical romp features the Atlantic Hotel and Towan Beach.
  • Not surprisingly, Fristral Beach in Newquay is considered the surf capital of the UK.
  • Fristral Beach is also home to huge surf competitions including Famous Night Surf, Boardmasters and National Surf Championships.
  • Newquay’s waters are teaming with sea life. From seals, dolphins and basking sharks to giant ocean sunfish, fin whales and leatherback turtles. Blue whales have also been spotted – they are the largest animal on earth!
  • Newquay rock pools are home to some strange creatures including Cornish Sucker Fish and Mermaid’s Purses.

Newquay in numbers

  • Around five million people flock to Newquay ever year.
  • 50,000 people attend the annual Boardmasters event in August.
  • Newquay has 11 golden beaches
  • The Cribber reed, also known as the Widow Maker, is known for huge more than can excess 30ft.

Local Celebs

Though Newquay has a very small history of local celebrities, if the bride-to-be is a bookworm, it’s worth noting that author Sir William Golding, author of The Lord of the Flies, was born here in 1911. The Times included him in the list of ’50 Greatest British Writers since 1945’ and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.

Food and Drink

During your Newquay hen weekend, there’s no doubt you’ll be wanting to dine out at some top eateries. Even if you’ve hired a self-catering apartment for the duration of your stay, you won’t want to miss out visiting one of Newquay’s restaurants. Being by the sea, there are lots of seafood joints to dine at. You can try calamari, squid, muscles, and seabass, just to name a few. A quick search on TripAdvisor will show you the top-rated seafood restaurants so we recommend doing some research before heading out.

If you and the hens are not into the ocean’s delicacies, then you’ll find plenty of cheap cafes, pubs and eateries serving international cuisine. You can find them scattered along the coast and in the town, so whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Newquay will not disappoint!

To get you started, here are some awesome Newquay restaurants for you to begin sinking your teeth into!

The Fish House

Unit 5 international surf centre, Fistral beach, Headland road, Newquay, Cornwall TR71EW

Being so close to the sea, you’ll want to try some locally sourced seafood during your hen party in Newquay (if you like seafood of course)! The Fish House in Fistral is one of Newquay’s top-rated restaurants, and we can see why! Located on Newquay’s stunning Fistral Beach, The Fish House boasts an eclectic range of fish and seafood, from crispy seabass to roasted shellfish a feast of (non-fish) mouth-watering desserts. They also have a tasty vegan menu, so there’s no reason why everyone can’t have a great time!

Gusto Newquay

4 Beach Parade, Beach Road TR7 1ET

Gusto Newquay is the go-to cafe for hens looking for a budget-friendly yet utterly delicious lunch time meal. This is the place to come for big ol’ salad boxes and tummy-satisfying sandwiches. You can grab yourself a delicious falafel wrap or some succulent rotisserie meat and head down to the beach where you can bask in the sand while munching on some delicious home-cooked-style food. We don’t mind if we do!

The Two Clomes

Quintrell downs, TR8 4PD

For a rustic and homely vibe, head to The Two Clomes for a restaurant experience that’ll whisk you away to your favourite pub! Serving up classic pub grub and a fine selection of drinks, you and the gals can tuck in and cheers to your special occasion in a location a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle of Newquay. From baked camembert to some classic surf n’ turf, you’re sure to satisfy those rumbling bellies after a day packed with Newquay hen party activities.

Newquay Nightlife

Newquay boasts a young, fun and vibrant nightlife. The streets are lined with bars and clubs, so you won’t be hard pushed to find somewhere atmospheric to spend your evening out with the girls. Drinks are reasonably priced all over the town, so you can let go and have a good time without keeping an eye on the kitty! We recommend Newquay’s largest club, Berties. If you and the girls are itching for a dance, some good music and a couple of drinks then this is probably your best bet.

If you and the ladies are looking for some live music, then there are plenty of venues that offer everything from rock n’ roll, jazz, blues and indie music.

However, if you’re seeking an uber relaxing and chilled-out, beachy weekend then the city boasts loads of quirky venues perfect for good food and a bit of downtime. Newquay is also spoilt for the traditional pub and if you prefer your drinks with plenty of conversation then finding a comfy corner of one of these is perfect on your hen weekend in Newquay.

The Dead Famous Liquor Lounge & Grill

8-10 Beach Rd, Newquay TR7 1ES

For an evening of rock n’ roll, inspired by L.A’s rich and famous, head down to the Dead Famous Liquor Bar, a place of wild nights and debauchery, combined with a kick-ass drinks selection and enough music to bang your head to. From live rock bands to talented DJs, you can expect to experience a whole world of fun during your Newquay hen night.

Bertie’s Nightclub

East St, Newquay TR7 1DB

Are you ready to experience one of Newquay’s biggest and best nightclubs? Well, Bertie’s is the one! It’s renowned for its huge club nights, featuring live DJs and lots of sweaty dancing that’ll take you right through to the early hours. You might want to bring a spare heels for this one — you’re feet are going to be sore after all that grooving!

Belushi’s Bar

35 Fore St, Newquay TR7 1HD

A quirky family-run venue, Belushi’s Bar is the place to go for hens looking to meet new faces and groove into the early hours. Situated overlooking the beach, you’ll be able to catch gorgeous views of the waves as you tuck into cocktails or enjoy a spontaneous open mic night. And, for sports fans, you’ll even catch some games on the big TV. There’s something for everyone here!

The Best Time to Visit Newquay

The best time to visit Newquay for your hen do, really depends what kind of atmosphere you want to enjoy. If you want gorgeous weather but don’t want to be caught up in the wave of tourists, then June or September are ideal months to throw your hen do in Newquay. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beaches in peace, but it will cheaper than July and August when the school holidays are in full swing.

Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival

However, if you want to throw yourselves into the Newquay party vibes, then you might want to visit during the Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival which takes place in mid-August. This festival has been running every year since 1981 and thrives on the theme of adventure, creativity, music and, of course, surfing! It attracts thousands of visitors and the whole town embraces the festivities, making it an exciting time to spend during your hen weekend in Newquay.

The Blue Reef Aquarium

Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU

If you’re planning your Newquay hen do in the colder months around October – January, then you’ll find there are plenty of things to do in Newquay which will keep you warm. There are lots of attractions including The Blue Reef Aquarium which will get you close to the ocean without sitting on a windy beach. There is also Newquay Zoo for hens who love animals. You’ll find over 130 species of wildlife and opportunities to help towards their conservation efforts.

Getting around

Getting around Newquay is not difficult, and although the roads are busy in town at the height of the holiday seasons, it is easy to navigate on foot. It is quite a small town but certainly doesn't feel like one in summer. If you don't want to risk your heels and ankles then you could hop aboard one of Newquay’s local buses, the funky road train, find a taxi or hire a car.
Though the town is surrounded with bumpy cliffs and downhill paths to the beach, the centre is flat with paved pedestrian areas, crossings and dropped curves. The most accessible beach is Porth Beach as it has a shallow concrete down to the sand, meaning nobody needs to miss out on sunbathing and toe-dipping during your hen do in Newquay!

Fancy a Hen Party in Newquay?

Now you know all about Newquay and what this beautiful town has instore, you’re ready to book your hen party. Head over to our listings where you’ll be able to choose your favourite activities and schedule in your preferred dates. You’ll be able to chat with the activity providers which is perfect if you have anybody who needs special requirements or has a disability.

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