Hen Party Planning and Ideas!

Published on: 01/09/21

Feel like you're tearing your hair out trying to plan a hen party?

Do you worry about how to plan something fun and memorable for your best friend's family and friends?

You need to arrange activities, find a place to stay, and most importantly, make sure everyone has a good time. Obviously, you’re flattered to be named the Maid of Honour, but you also don’t know where to begin when it comes to all the things on your to-do list!

We've helped many Maids of Honour put together the perfect celebration for soon-to-be blushing brides, and we can do the same for you!

It doesn't matter if you just need a little inspiration, or if you want us to handle everything, we'll take the pressure off, so you can focus on the most important thing: making unforgettable memories with your best friend.

Why Choose Let’s Go Out for your Hen Party and Activities?

There is an abundance of things you can do on a hen party if you search on Google. But how can you be sure the activities will be good, that they will welcome hen parties, or that you won’t be overcharged?

Over the years, Let's Go Out has compiled an incredible database of over 7,000 activities across the UK, designed specifically to help people find great things to do. With Let's Go Out, we get to know the companies and venues we work with, and we make sure they offer quality experiences, so everyone can have a great time.

What we offer at Let's Go Out;

· A bespoke service tailored to your needs and budget.

· All group sizes are welcome (no minimum or maximum)

· Over 7,000 activities are available through our National Service

· A personal approach to understanding your needs and requirements.

· You can count on our team to arrange everything you need - activities, transport, hotels, restaurants, and nightlife.

With our relationship with our venues and activity centres, we can negotiate the best prices for your hen event. We can also arrange awesome package deals to build a day out or a weekend that suits the bride’s personality and budget. You can count on Let’s Go Out to help you organise as much or as little as you want, since we understand every hen party is different.

In the end, the bride chose you as her maid of honour because you know her better than anyone, so we want to make sure you organise her the best event possible!

Traditional Hen Party Ideas

A lot of the traditional hen party activities tend to focus on pampering and relaxation, and there’s nothing wrong with that! Think spa days with massages and manicures, a civilized sit-down afternoon tea with gorgeous food in a country house, and of course glasses of champagne to accompany you wherever you go. If your bride is looking forward to this kind of hen party, you’ll be spoilt for choice for available venues in the UK. Another popular choice is some kind of tutored activity with an expert, such as a cocktail class or jewellery making session. These are all great ways of helping the group to bond and get to know each other before the wedding.

Novelty Hen Party Ideas

There’s nothing wrong with the traditional hen do activities, but to have a truly unforgettable time you need to think outside the box! Modern hen parties are opting for more adventurous activities, so why not try one of the following?

White Water Rafting is a surefire way of getting that adrenalin pumping! Luckily as we live on an island we’re surrounded by water, so plenty of opportunities for some watery adventures. Or if you’d rather keep your hair dry, how about a Zip Line course? There are specialist venues all over the country where you can fly down a zip wire and even race your friends down multi-wire descents over breathtaking scenery.

If you’re looking for something a little less physical, Escape Rooms are a hugely popular choice for hen parties. Every town in the UK now seems to have at least one Escape Room adventure ready and waiting, and there’s a mind-boggling range of themes to choose from. They all have one thing in common: the aim is to escape a locked room within 60 minutes by solving various clues and puzzles.

Who should I invite to the hen?

Hen parties are usually a strange mix of school friends, family, and work colleagues, and it would be impossible for you to know who to invite without consulting the bride -to-be. The whole point of the party is to make sure that the bride has a good time, so best to leave the guest list up to them. But bear in mind how tricky it would be to keep track of a group of 30 ladies, or find suitable activities and accommodation, so keep an eye on numbers. The average number of people on a hen is 13, which seems a sensible number to us!

When should I start to plan the hen party?

The average length of time that couples are engaged before tying the knot is 20 months, which gives you plenty of time to organise the hen party. The first thing to do is confirm the date of the wedding! Then ask the bride when they’d like to hold the get-together and pick some dates for people in the group to check their availability. The key is not to give people too many options or you’ll be going back and forth for weeks! If you manage to find a date that everyone can attend, that’s great, but don’t be surprised if there’s a few people that are hard to please. Peak season for hen and stags is May – July, so bear that in mind when it comes to booking accommodation and activities. As with most events in life, it’s never too early to start planning.

What should I do next? 

Get excited! You’re about to start planning a fantastic party for your best friend that she’ll remember for years to come. Being chosen to be someone’s Maid of Honour is hugely flattering – she’s trusting you to arrange a send-off to mark the end of her life as a single woman. But don’t feel like you have to plan the party to end all parties all by yourself! Make sure you ask for help when you need it.

If you would like to find out more about how Let’s Go Out can help you plan the perfect hen party, just click on the button below to book a call with one of our Team for when is best suitable for you to discuss the details and ideas you have, and let's make it an event to remember for all of the right reason

We will also give you a Free Top 10 Tips Guide after your call with our team at Let's Go Out....


I used Let’s Go Out to organise my friends Hen Party and they were absolutely amazing! They put together a great package, with fun activities and they also arranged our transport too. All through the process they were friendly and helpful and I felt everything was personalised to our needs. I would highly recommend using them - it takes the stress out of planning and leaves you free to enjoy the party!

Alison | Northamptonshire

To all at Let's go out.

I just wanted yo send a massive Thank you for all the work and effort your team put in to organising my hen do. I never imagined you would understand how important my hen do was to me and my friends but you did everything perfectly from the start of my evening to the end.

The company that organised the activities, the food and entertainment was just great and everyone is still talking about what a great night we had. I know my friends and family will definitely be looking to Let's go out for any fun activities in the future. Thank you to everyone for a perfect day

Christina | Leicester

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