Whilst it’s true to say that a hen weekend featuring pampering probably is, and always will be popular, the trend for the unusual hen weekend, offbeat and downright wacky has grown. The opportunity to do something completely left of centre is so appealing to those hens wanting a weekend to remember. This is the perfect excuse to try something completely new, have a laugh or maybe challenge yourself.
It is also proving to be the case that the Hens are certainly matching the Stags with no activity proving too macho for them.
We asked our friends at Freedom, hen party planners since 1996, what would feature under the title of ‘unusual’.
Why should the stags have all the fun with a gun? Showing some Girl Power. Activities range from driving an all-terrain vehicle to shooting a machine gun. Go and master the skills of the super agent and make Charlie proud.
Ever tried to close your eyes and drive at the same time? With your friend to guide you, you can drive blindfold around the circuit in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Trust your mates to keep you on the straight and narrow. Doesn’t affect your own car insurance, phew.
Get all star struck as you get up close and personal to the scenes filmed in some of your much-loved TV shows and movies. Harry Potter, James Bond, TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, Emmerdale, Gavin and Stacy. Does your favourite appear in there somewhere? Cameras at the ready.
You will get very very muddy and there’s a high chance you could break a nail, but that’s not deterring our hens. Say goodbye to the treadmill and hello to a mud inspired fitness circuit with obstacles thrown in.