Hen Do Destinations - UK & Abroad

Need some inspiration on where to go for a hen do? We have over 40 fantastic hen party destinations across the UK and 25+ locations for hen weekends abroad. With, each city destination offering something different, take a look at our list below.

Albufeira

Albufeira

Portugal
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Netherlands
Barcelona

Barcelona

Spain
Benalmadena

Benalmadena

Spain
Benidorm

Benidorm

Spain
Berlin

Berlin

Germany
Bratislava

Bratislava

Slovakia
Budapest

Budapest

Hungary
Dublin

Dublin

Ireland
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf

Germany
Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Germany
Galway

Galway

Ireland
Hamburg

Hamburg

Germany
Ibiza

Ibiza

Spain
Krakow

Krakow

Poland
Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal
Madrid

Madrid

Spain
Magaluf

Magaluf

Spain
Malaga

Malaga

Spain
Marbella

Marbella

Spain
Munich

Munich

Germany
Palma

Palma

Spain
Prague

Prague

Czech Republic
Riga

Riga

Latvia
Salou

Salou

Spain
Seville

Seville

Spain
Sofia

Sofia

Bulgaria
Stuttgart

Stuttgart

Germany
Tenerife

Tenerife

Spain
Valencia

Valencia

Spain
Warsaw

Warsaw

Poland

Looking for the Best Hen Party Destinations in the UK & Europe?

With over 65 locations to choose from, it can be a daunting task picking the right one for your bride-to-be....

To get you started on the right foot for your hen party in 2024 or 2025, here’s a quick run down of some of the best places for hen dos:

Best UK Hen Weekends

Where are the Top UK Hen Weekend Destinations?

The UK offers many fantastic locations for hen parties – From the party cities that feature late night bars and clubs to more relaxed countryside towns, we have tonnes of hen do activities that will be sure to make your hen weekend special.

Whether you're looking for sophisticated hen do activities in the South, or big party hotels in the North, we've got you covered.

Top 10 UK Hen Do Locations

1. Liverpool

Known as the party capital, Liverpool it has a lot to offer hen parties, both during the day and after dark. Compact and easy to navigate, it’s a laid-back place to enjoy a hen do.

2. Newcastle

Famous for being a city to party, if you’re hen do is heading north, it's a no-brainer. Great value accommodation and loads of late night bars and clubs.

3. Brighton

A favourite UK hen party location, Brighton is the city by the sea with unique activities, lovely beaches and crazy nightlife. Combine that with shopping in The Lanes, and ice cream on the pier and you’ve got a winner.

4. Chester

Chester makes our top 10 hen do locations. This quaint little city packs a punch in the way of sophisticated day activities and nightlife. Watergate street is the main party strip for a Saturday night.

5. Manchester

This classic hen do UK location has an impressive amount of activities and experiences. If you’re after a jam-packed weekend, Manchester is your best bet.

6. Birmingham

Being the second largest city in the UK means there are tons of things to do, not to mention booming nightlife whatever the time of year. Easy location for everyone to get to.

7. Leeds

Shopping, restaurants and nightlife are the theme of this city. Leeds has been a top 10 city for many years, always a popular destination for hen groups!

8. Belfast

Gaining popularity over the last few years, Belfast is showing that Northern Ireland is becoming a rival for Dublin.

9. Bristol

Who needs to go abroad when you’ve got this city by the sea? Sipping cocktails at the harbourside and trying something new is just a short train journey away.

10. Glasgow

Glasgow just makes our top 10 list for hen party locations. Cheaper than Edinburgh, but with more activities, its clear to see why many hen weekends take place here.

Best Hen Weekends Abroad

Should I Book a Hen Party Abroad?

Hen parties have transformed over the years since the introduction of budget airlines and easy travel between Europe’s many countries and cities.  Hen weekends abroad now account for almost 20% of our overall hen weekends.

Since 2007, Funktion Events has built up some great travel partners across Europe to offer you 25+ hen do abroad locations.  Our ABTA membership means that you can travel safe knowing we are following high industry standands.

"I just got engaged and would love to
have my hen party in Edinburgh"

Emily Bratley
Group & Corporate Sales Manager

Top 10 Places for Hen Parties Abroad

1. Barcelona

Barcelona has been one of our top locations for many years. Sun, sand and plenty of Sangria, whats not to love. We have built up a large selection of hen activities to offer you.

2. Dublin

Dublin is a tried and tested hen party location, with amazing nightlife, activities and central accommodation.

3. Marbella 

Sun, sand and champagne is the order in this Spanish resort.  With private villas and 100's of activities including boat parties and beach clubs in Puerto Banus.

4. Albufeira

Portugal has proved popular over the last few years, and Albufeira has the perfect combo of beaches, nightlife and activities all under a super relaxed vibe.

5. Amsterdam

Another firm favourite with our hen parties is Amsterdam. Easy to get there by boat­/plane  and with over 50+ activities to pick from. It makes our top 10 places for a hen parties abroad.

6. Budapest

Popular for a European hen do, this amazing city is filled with so much to experience. The ruin bars are worth a visit. Still great value as well.

7. Lisbon

Lisbon makes our top 10 as a hen do destination to visit. Luxury activities like Private Boat Charters, Wine Tasting and Spa Days have made it a top choice.

8. Tenerife

Playa de las Américas is the big draw for hen parties. This island has it all. Popular this year with hen parties.

9. Palma

The posh relative of Magaluf, this town offers the best of both worlds for hen parties wanting to visit Spain.

10. Ibiza

The best party island if you your hen do wants to stay up late, dance like crazy and then chillout in the afternoon. Ibiza makes our top 10 list of European destinations hen parties should consider.

What makes a Hen Party in Europe so Popular?

Usually, you will be guaranteed far better weather than what we have in the UK which means pool parties, sunbathing and more choice of hen do activities.

But not all of the destinations abroad have to be sunbathing holidays. Some are city breaks with tourist attractations to visit, plus loads of fine restaurants and bars.

UK Hen Do Locations

Hen Nights at Home

To add a bit more choice into the mix, there’s also the option of having mobile hen party activities that can literally take place at your house! If you’re renting some UK hen do houses for the weekend or have hired an Airbnb we can bring the fun to you. See 50 classy hen do ideas that can be done at home.

How to choose the Best Hen Do Destination

Selecting hen party locations is usually top of the priority list. Here’s a quick guide of the things you need to consider:

Your Bride

Obviously, this whole celebration is for your lovely bride-to-be, and you should firstly think about all the places she loves to be, or at least what kind of party she’d like.

Home or Away?

Are you going overseas or staying home in the UK.  If you stay in the UK then more people and family could attend as its easy to get to and cheaper.

Easy Travel

A get-together would be nothing without your bride-to-be's loved ones, so make sure the hen destination is easy to reach for all.

If you are wanting a further away trip, make sure you book a package so that it is easier to accommodate everyone.

Don’t Forget the Budget

You might be wanting that hotel in one of our hen packages in Barcelona, but if it doesn’t fit everyone’s budget then it’s time to let the dream go!

Choosing Activities

Each location can offer its own unique hen do activities. These are only found in this location, such as punting in Cambridge and afternoon tea in York.

Remember Accommodation Packages

Don't get overwhelmed with hen do planning, remember there are always ready-made packages in every city to help you out. We have tried and tested packages that have worked for many of our hen groups of the years.

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