5 of the best hen party destinations for 2013


So popular is the Christmas and New Year period for marriage proposals that January can be a very hectic month to start planning a hen party; I should know, I proposed to my lady on Christmas Eve!

Now that you’re getting married to the man of your dreams there is just the small matter of the hen do, a British institution that continues to grow in popularity. If you’re stuck for hen party ideas don’t worry, there’s something and somewhere for everyone. To help get you started here are five of the best places to take your hen party in 2013.


The delightful seaside city of Brighton has been a popular destination for hens for years, and in recent years it has only gained popularity. The city’s nightlife means that you’ll be in for one hell of a night out, and you’ll also find plenty of cultural pursuits to keep you entertained during the daylight hours as well. From pampered spa days and cocktail making classes to treasure hunts and foreplay lessons there are plenty of hen do activities to make your weekend one to remember.


Although the cast of The Only Way is Essex are partly responsible for the popularity of Marbella in recent years it has also become a bona fide hen and stag do destination in that time. With pool parties, boat parties, BBQs on the beach and water skiing just a small number of the fun things you can do in the Andalusian city fun definitely won’t be in short supply. Furthermore, you may also spot a few celebs sunning themselves or throwing shapes in Marbella’s many clubs.


Although once considered to be a haven for the retired, Bournemouth has emerged as one of the UK’s top hen and stag cities. In summer the beaches offer a taste of the Mediterranean right here in Blighty and offer up a glut of fun activities such as surfing lessons, boat parties and treasure hunts. The city itself has some great clubs and restaurants too, meaning you’re guaranteed a good night on the tiles.

Las Vegas

Considered by many to be the ultimate city for any kind of party, Las Vegas is rising in popularity for hen parties with each year. When it comes to hen weekends abroad Sin City ticks all of the boxes and then some. With luxurious hotel suites and spa packages available you’ll be able to experience the most luxurious of hen weekends, while the many clubs, bars, restaurants and casinos offer plenty of choice and variety for your evenings.


The Big Smoke still offers some of the best hen party experiences around, with more activities available than most other towns and cities. Why not spend an afternoon enjoying a lunch cruise on the Thames before attending the Adonis Cabaret, or perhaps enjoy a murder mystery evening before heading off to one of London’s many popular nightclubs? No matter what kind of hen weekend you want to have London has the necessary activities to offer. Definitely one for everyone.

Lee works at Hen Heaven, a Brighton-based company offering bespoke hen weekend packages throughout the UK, Europe and America.