Hen Do Destinations - UK & Abroad

Need some inspiration on where to go for a hen do? We offer over 40+ fantastic hen party destinations across the UK and 25+ hen weekends abroad. Each city destination offers something different and unique to that chosen location. Liverpool is known for its amazing nightlife and party atmosphere, whereas Chester is more upmarket and boasts many sophis­ticated activities. 60% of hen parties visit a UK city for their party celebration, as its easier to invite more friends and relatives. However who wouldn't want to have a hen party in Barcelona or Marbella?

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Looking for the Best Hen Party Destinations UK & Europe?

With over 65+ places to go for a hen do it can be a daunting task picking the right one for your budding bride.

To get you started on the right foot, 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 Weekends?

Hen parties in the UK offer so much choice, from fantastic party cities, awesome bars and nightlife, great hotels and plenty of activities to guarantee a barrel of laughs and memories.  We are blessed to have so many hen do ideas in UK.

Choosing the right UK hen weekend destination to suit your group of ladies can be complicated. With so many places to go for a hen do we have put a list of the top 10 destinations to make your life a little easier.

10 Trending Hen Do Locations UK

1. Liverpool

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

2. Leeds

Shopping, restaurants & nightlife are the theme of Leeds and coin­ci­dently, a lot of hen parties! If you’re after a classic hen do, look no further.

3. Chester

Funktion Events hometown, this quaint little city definitely packs a punch in the way of alternative hen party ideas & sophis­ticated nightlife.

4. Manchester

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

5. Belfast

Gaining popularity quickly, a Northern Ireland hen party is done the best in Belfast. Plus, the nightlife is sure to take you by surprise!

6. Birmingham

Being the second largest city in the UK means tons of hen party activities, not to mention booming nightlife whatever the time of year.

7. Newcastle

Famous for being a city to party, if you’re heading north Newcastle is a no brainer. Pretty landscapes and endless bars, anyone?

8. Brighton

The city by the sea has recently see a lot of development in the way of bars & clubs. Combine that with shopping in The Lanes & ice cream on the pier and you’ve got a winner.

9. Bristol

Who needs to go abroad when you’ve got Bristol! Sipping cocktails at the harbourside & trying something new is just a short train journey away.

10. Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is mighty impressive both day and night, serving up classic & alternative hen do ideas to suit all types of budding brides.

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 40% of all travelled to hen party desti­nations.­

Over the last 12 years Funktion Events has built up some great travel partners both in the UK and across Europe to offer you 25+ hen do abroad locations.

Check out our list of the top 5 european cities to consider when thinking of a hen party in Europe.

5 Top Hen Party Destinations Abroad

1. Barcelona Hen Do

The best place for a hen party is Barcelona. With its is cosmo­politan city feel, Spanish sun and a sandy beach.  Full of attractions to spend your euro's on, Barcelona has to be an option for a hen party abroad.

2. Budapest

A great alternative for a hen do abroad, this classy city is filled with things to do on a hen party boasting high quality and low prices.

3. Marbella Hen Do 

Why choose Marbella? Sun, sand and champagne is the order in Marbella.  With private villas for hen parties and 100's of activities like 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

Different from the rest, swap sunny hen weekends in Spain for a gritty & memorable weekend in the capital of the Netherlands.

Mobile Hen Party Activities at Home

How About Hen Party Ideas 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 hen do houses for the weekend or have hired an Airbnb we can bring the fun to you.

Mobile hen party experiences have grown in popularity and dropped in price, meaning you can afford hen party cottages as well as a memorable activity without breaking the bank!

You don’t even have to kick off your slippers and put a bra on if you don’t fancy, we can bring 35+ mobile hen activities to self catering lodge, apartment or home.

How to Narrow Down the Hen Do Desti­nations?

Selecting hen party locations is usually the top of the priority list, and there’s a lot of factors that go into this one little decision that you need to think about. Don’t fret! Here’s a quick run-down of the things you need to consider:

Your Bride

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

Home or Away?

Relating to the points above, it might be easier to split your picks into home or away when you’re making this monumental decision.

Easy Travel

A hen do would be nothing without your hen’s loved ones, so make sure the hen destinations are easy to reach for all.

Don’t Forget the Budget

You might be gazing lovingly at that hotel package in Barcelona, but if it doesn’t fit everyone’s budget then it’s time to let the dream go!

Hen Party Activities

Each location offers 100's of unique hen do activities. These are unique to suit each location, such as punting in Cambridge and afternoon tea in York.  Also the hen party theme you decide may be influenced by the location.

Remember Accom­moda­tion Packages

When in doubt about the stress of planning/­budgets, remember there’s always hen party packages to help you out. These come with tried and tested accom­moda­tion and activities pre-organised.