Looking for exciting hen party activities or hen night ideas?
Whether you are looking for a classy hen night, a cheap hen party package or just making memories for all the hens. Our ideas for hen weekend daytime activities to ensure the perfect hen do, then you'll find it here. Hen party planning and ideas for hen nights and hen activities.
Freedom Weekends have been a hen party organiser since 1996 and have an amazing range of tried and tested hen do parties and venues to help you create perfect hen weekend packages. Your bride wants an unusual and unique hen do, so take a look at our great weekend ideas
How do you make a hen night fun? Every bride wants her hen party to be remembered for the right reasons. Not a regurgitated repeat of the last one you attended, the solution is a new and unusual activity.
Cheap hen packages
Us girls know how to shop around for the best deal. When going on a hen do abroad, we want to get more Europe for our Euro. Freedom has the buying power with over 500,000 customers to negotiate package deals on your behalf.
Classy hen party ideas
How do you make a hen classy? Good news, most hen weekends have evolved from the ladette culture of the traditional hen. If your group has a level of sophistication and the brides worst nightmare is wearing L-plates with a sash.
Hen do activities at home
Are there hen do activities that come to you? Yes, and they come with perks, you save travelling time and no parking charges, plus any extra drinks are cheaper to provide at home. With the money you save on all the small things means, you have more to spend on hen activities and a complete package.
If you have a large space at home or have hired a party house for the weekend then the choice of mobile activities is huge from craft workshops, life drawing, cocktail making, butlers in the buff and many more.
Depending on the bride's personality it could be a fun idea to include a few surprises. But remember she only gets one hen night so think carefully.
Should the hen party be a surprise or arranged by the bride? With most hen weekends, the bride is commonly consulted on the basics, the date, time, invite list, and where it will start. The degree of freedom the bridesmaids get to go off piste, depends on the chances of awakening the bridezilla.
The bride will soon be paying for all food, wine and entertainment at the wedding, so whilst there's no hard and fast rule, tradition dictates that the bridesmaids and the other attendees cover the cost of the bride's place on her hen weekend. Better still watch out for the Freedom free place promotion and the bride could be paid by us!
We'd ideally say 4-6 weeks before the wedding to avoid last-minute stress or dress fittings. You should coordinate with the stag weekend and avoid a clash of dates in case mutual friends have child care arrangements. And although it is the brides last night of freedom, it should not be held the night before the wedding, a hungover bride staggering down the aisle does not make happy memories.
Traditionally, the hen night was for female family and friends. If you are planning a more raucous hen party then ask yourself; should I invite my mum and mother-in-law to my hen do? If they get on really well with your friends and throw themselves into the spirit of things, then even the most-raunchy hen night will be fun to share across generations.
We find many brides have an extra low-key hen locally with just dinner, afternoon tea, or a daytime activity. There is no doubt that memories are made for life on a hen night and sharing with everyone that is close to you will make it even more special.
However, there is a dilemma for those not close to you, perhaps your sister-in-law shouldn’t be invited if she’ll put a dampener on proceeding. Remember it is completely up to you who you invite, no pressure, a short-term grudge won’t last long.
The average cost of a UK hen weekend is £155, and £185 for a hen abroad (minus flights). But with hen activities starting from less than £30, Freedom can accommodate any budget you have. You can save money by booking a free brides place with a large group or speak with your Freedom account manager with their specialist location know. They know how to combine activities to fit your budget.
The most obvious way is old school bank transfers, but it is cumbersome making sure everyone has your bank account number, sort code and name as a reference. You’ll need multiple payments from everyone to pay deposits and a spreadsheet of payments in and payments out to suppliers. Say goodbye stress and hassle with Freedom’s individual payment system, no chasing for you, as girls pay us direct and supplier get paid on time, every time.
Hen weekends average 12-16 girls, smaller groups may face less activity choice or simply share the minimum fee. For larger groups over 20 we recommend you reserve for your best guess on numbers. The top tip is to reserve early because availability reduces and prices increase nearer the date, you certainly don’t want to miss your preferred time slot because some of the girls are noncommittal. Freedom has reserved groups up to 50 ladies before and since the attendees pay us direct you have no pressure or financial worry of people owing you money.
With so much to organise including invites, activities, accommodation, games, fancy dress and payments, you will probably want to choose a head bridesmaid and one or two others to handle everything. But it is very important after consultation that the chief bridesmaid picks the hen activities and accommodation. Too many cooks spoil the broth and before you know it, everyone gets involved; the decision making is paralysed and availability slots disappear before your eyes.
Hen party planning is no exception to the rule that one size does not fit all. Your Hen Party should be a celebration of you, and if planning it yourself is what you want to do, then what the bride wants the bride gets. But be aware like all girl’s weekends away the planning of them can be an actual nightmare. ‘That’s too expensive!’, ‘I can’t do that weekend!’, and ‘Can I let you know nearer the time?’ are the bane of every Maid of Honour’s existence. Finding the perfect hen-do destination will feel like mission impossible. The no stress and aggro answer is to get a helping hand from a hen party planning manager with years of experience. That’s where Freedom come in.
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Freedom Ltd Hen in London
Can not thank these guys enough. Great weekend had by all on my daughters hen do. Worked like clockwork and great value for money. Would highly recommend.
By Julie Kelly 5th May
Freedom Ltd Hen in Liverpool
We booked Butler service and Bubble Ball MayHen through Freedom and had the best time! Mark who hosted the MayHen session was brilliant and we had so much fun. The Butler was also fantastic and got everyone involved and laughing. Service throughout the booking process was easy, and Freedom was always happy to help with all of my questions and when some of the group had to pull out etc. 10/10 would recommend Freedom.
By Francesca Peach 5th May
Freedom Ltd Hen in Benidorm
We have just booked our hen do in Benidorm that Mark Conway sorted for us. Website really easy to use, answered all emails and queries really quickly and on hand for a call if needs be! Made the whole process of sorting out a hen do for 21 people so much easier and took the stress off me with regards to chasing payments! Would definitely recommend! Can’t wait for our hen do in April!! Thanks again mark and team :)!
By Emily Aris 29th April
Freedom Ltd Hen in Budapest
I wouldn't even know where to start on the review this company deserve. At the very start Zoey was brilliant with answering all my questions when I wasn't sure on destination or even the activities I wanted to do for our bride to be. She would reply instantly even at night sometimes. Communication from then to the travel date was exceptional. Once we got to Budapest we met our guides. Silvia, Dorka and Ursh. These were our hero's for the weekend they helped us prevent and argument in a restaurant when they tried to over charge us, when one of the hens fell over, Silvia found the only open pharmacy to get a bandage and some antiseptic cream and went out of her way to puck it up for us and not to forget the mother of the bride and Groom got them self lost and they found then and got them back to the accommodation safely. Towards the end of the weekend they ended up just being part of the group and we all had so much fun with them. I'd recommend this company to anyone booking a hen or stag do. They really do care about making sure you have a stress free and fun time. Thanks guys. 🥰
By Samantha Hassan 15th April
Freedom Ltd Hen in Cardiff
I recently booked with freedom events for my sisters hen do in Cardiff. From the Friday to the Sunday I couldn’t fault anything absolutely outstanding. You don’t have to worry about a thing freedom organises everything for you which took a lot of stress from me.. so thank you again will definitely use in future.
By Georgia Price 7th April
Freedom Ltd Hen in Budapest
I can not recommend Freedom Weekend Ltd enough!! I used them to plan my activities in Budapest for 9 people on a hen do! Their communication, help and support was amazing from start to finish, always happy to answer questions and were prompt with their reply! Their set up to organise a group is brilliant as people can pay individually and see what the activities are, which makes collecting money hassle free!!! The activities were great and loved my all the hens and great value for money! I’d like to say a big thank you to Laura for doing a great job at organising everything and answering all my questions and to Sari and Sasha who were are guides for the weekend! They got us to were we needed to be and gave us some good tips, having them made the hen run smoothly and less stressful trying to find our activities!!! I’d highly recommend Freedom Weekend Ltd and I’d use them again! Lianne
By Lianne Skivington 31st March
Freedom Ltd Hen in Birmingham
The organisation of our event was made easy from the team who booked it for us, then the whole event from the Reception team, the details/location of the booking and then the main man on the reception desk at the venue (who was so very helpful by the way and even sorted us a ride back to the train station which was really appreciated), the model and the artist too were lovely .... everyone was absolutely brilliant and made the day a day to remember for sure.
By Sandy Metters 25th March
Freedom Ltd Hen in Barcelona
Our experience was made great because everything was organised for us, times dates locations etc, we just had to show up, we were shown a list of activities available, we got to choose, build our own unique package that was suitable for our group, Laura and mark were very helpful and helped plan our activities around flight times etc, for anyone planning a hen or stag party , this is definitely the stress free/hassle free option.
By Andrea Walsh 17th March
Freedom Ltd Hen in Manchester
Used this company to book my friends hen weekend in Manchester, everything was perfect. We had a 2 night stay in the hotel with breakfast included, a nightclub on the Friday night, cocktail making on the Saturday and an escape room on the Sunday, the hotel was in the city centre right beside the nightclubs and everything was within walking distance! The whole weekend was great and very well priced!
By Natalie Kennedy 24th June
Freedom Ltd Hen in Manchester
Well. I am a 60 year old mother of the bride . Never even been to a hen do , was panic struck when it fell to me to organise my daughters 2nd hen do. So I Clicked on freedom, they were amazing they sorted everything, they gave me a list events which I chose from and left them to it. Myself and the girls had a brilliant time. They Didn’t disappoint. Highly recommend this company .