Soho's - As one of Torquay's most hen-friendly bars, Soho's is the perfect place to get any night out started with its glitzy décor and delicious cocktails. It's very easy to get up on that dance floor after a Daiquiri or two!
Where? 1 Palk Street, TQ2 5EL
Mambo - Cocktail-loving hens are sure to love this trendy, polished bar that provides great food alongside its tasty tipples. Get 'a little bit of monica' in your life with an ice cold Mambo. No 5.
Where? 7, The Strand, TQ1 2AA
The Offshore Bar - This bar and restaurant is a little quieter, but that's not a bad thing. If you're looking for the perfect place to catch up with the girls then this bijou spot will suit you to the ground. Make sure you take a selfie with the stunning view of the harbour behind you!
Where? 14 Vaughan Parade, TQ2 5EG
Meat 59 - We aren't sure what's significant about the no. 59, but what is significant is that this gourmet diner has the second best burger in the entirety of the UK. You can take your meaty masterpiece out to the marina for outdoor eats, but the restaurant is so beautifully chic you'll want to stay and take in every pretty detail.
Where? 59 Abbey Road, TQ2 5NQ
Baby Buddha Tea House - When you're this close to the seaside you simply have to treat yourselves to a fish and chip supper on an evening. Drakes is the local favourite, providing delicious battered cod and so, so much more.
Where? 64 Baddacombe Road. TQ1 3SW
Sights & Sounds
We've all heard of the white cliffs of Dover, but have you heard of the red cliffs of Babbacombe bay? A walk along this bijou beach is a great way to clear any sore heads and if you make that extra effort to walk to the cliff top, there are some stunning bay views to be seen!
Torquay's budding young professionals all like to party at Venue. This huge club is absolutely fabulous and you'll more often than not find yourselves on the dance floor until the early hours of the morning - don't forget your party feet!
Failing that, then you can always stay at Mambo's! We can't praise this place highly enough, and after a few No. 5's a late night boogie is always on the cards.
In the Diary
May - Brixham Pirate Festival. It's time to do your best pirate impressions ladies...let's just hope that a certain Mr. Depp turns up in costume!
August - Royal Regatta. Just down the road in Torbay there's a wonderful festival of marine culture including sailing & rowing events as well as a spectacular fireworks show.
September - Agatha Christie Festival. Join the locals as they celebrate the life of the famous crime writer...it's to die for!
November - Torquay Winter Carnival. Get in the festive spirit as the magic of the holiday season fills the air!
Top of the Shops
Torquay's fashion sense is hip, cool and certainly inspired by the bigger cities. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, if that's true then London, Bath and Bristol should feel very flattered indeed, because the fashionistas of this seaside town have taken their in-fashion looks and adopted them as their own.
Cloudberry Lilly - This cute little shop is full of lovely handmade bits and bobs that'll look great in your home - whether it's a hanging heart or a delightful set of candles.
Where? 106 Reddenhill Road, TQ1 3NT
Maggie & Co - Just on the waterfront is this stylish independent store selling all the top brands at prices that'll have you looking for the nearest Specsavers.
Where? 7A Strand, TQ1 2AA
Fleet Walk - Torquay's main shopping centre is full of the usual suspects you'll find on the high street back home, but that doesn't mean that there aren't bargains to be found...
Where? Fleet Walk, TQ2 5EA
Girls About Town - Getting around Torquay...
Torquay is easy to get around by foot, but if you're laden with shopping bags then there's an excellent bus network around the town and the rest of Torbay that'll take you close to where you need to go. So rest easy hens, you'll be able to wear those new heels with pride tonight!
'Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...' but what can a hen party do there? Quite a lot actually! Get wet and wild with Banana Boating, Wakeboarding, Whitewater Ribbing and Stand Up Paddleboarding. Chill out with our luxurious Pampering Day and get hands on with Cocktail Mixing and Pizza Making! See more...
Torquay is definitely family orientated during the day, but at night time, it transforms into a party goers paradise with an exciting variety of bars and clubs opening their doors to the exuberant youth of the town. Get set for an evening of hen party frolics with a delicious Restaurant meal before rolling the dice with an exciting visit to a local Casino. Arrive at the club in style with your own stretch Limousine and beat the queue with Guestlist Nightclubbing. See all our nightlife options...
It's time for a hen party in Torquay!
There's a bit of a buzz about Devon's south coast. With miles of sandy beaches, a glitzy marina and continental café culture, the heart of the English Riviera is as close as you can get to a taste of the tropics without needing to dig out your passport or leave English shores. And with a buzzing nightlife, fantastic selection of activities and balmy climate, hen weekends in Torquay put an absolutely fabulous spin on a traditional mini-break by the sea!
Why choose a Torquay hen party?
Forget Basil Fawlty and his sleepy seaside ideas girls! From fast-paced action to pure indulgence, budget to boutique and friendly B+B's to great value hotels, this lively modern town easily shines as one of the top ten coastal destinations in the country. And when the sun sets over the palm-lined bay you'll be treated to a breath-taking view of a stylish resort that literally glitters after dark.
Packed full of entertainment and with a party-loving crowd at its core, it's impossible not to get swept up in the fun-loving spirit of Devon's golden 'Queen'. The fantastic seaside location means there really is something for everyone to enjoy and with over 40 incredible activities to fill your Devon days and nights, a Torquay hen do with GoHen has all the ingredients for the pre-wedding party of the year!
What can a Torquay hen do?
Between the nine award-winning beaches, rolling hills of the English countryside and cosmopolitan town centre, this glamorous resort is perfectly kitted out for an unforgettable bash with the girls. Thrills and spills on the water, adventure in the muddy countryside and a host of opportunities to indulge... Torquay has it all!
If you're feeling adventurous then taking to the waves for some white water ribbing is an activity that's guaranteed to get your heart racing and if you want to really unleash your wild side then wakeboarding is probably one of the coolest watersports around! Banana boating and Ringos are always good for a few giggles and a there's no better way to view the coastline (or top up that tan) than on the sun-drenched deck of your own private yacht! If it's an all singing, all dancing weekend you're after then our ABBA, Zumba or pole dancing experiences will be the perfect choice for you. And if you want to slow the pace after a fab night on the town, why not lie back and relax at one of Torquay's top spas?
Retail on the Riviera...
From seaside souvenirs and quirky gifts to vintage boutique and high street stores, the eclectic coastal town has a great range of shops for you to explore on your Torquay hen do. The uber-stylish Upper Boulevard of Fleet Walk offers a chic shopping experience by the harbour, while Union Square and the Torquay Pavilion contain all your main shops right in the heart of town. Wander along the harbour or indoor market for some great local products and an unusual reminder of a fab weekend with friends, or pop over to The Willows for a selection of big brands just out of town.
When the sun sets...
....party-loving Torquay comes out to play! And with a fantastic collection of trendy bars and clubs, top eateries and great live entertainment, it's easy to see why this one-time sleepy town is now one of the most popular choices for big nights out in Devon. The lights of the harbour shine down on the main hub of Torquay's nightlife, where you'll find party people spilling out onto the continental pavement cafes and a great selection of vibrant bars welcoming the crowds until the early hours.
Why not take a ride in a limo and enjoy a glass of bubbly between venues, then head straight to the hottest parties in town with our VIP nightclubbing? Or let us arrange a fantastic meal in one of Torquay's award-winning eateries? With everything from scallops and fish and chips to the town's own cocktail creations on the menu, there's sure to be something to satisfy every appetite!
When's the best time for a Torquay hen party?
Summer is a fabulous time to experience the delights of the south coast when tourists and festivals arrive to soak up the balmy climate and party vibe of the high season. Pop over to nearby Paignton in June, when you can sip a glass of Pimm's and tuck into some delicious treats at the Occombe Beer Fest, or take a trip in August for some traditional seaside fun at the Paignton Regatta. Enjoy all the fun of the fair and keep an eye out for a sailor (or two?) when the Brixham Regatta sails into shore and take a step back in time at the award-winning Agatha Christie Festival in September. With a fantastic host of local attractions, not to mention a dusting of festive magic at the Torquay Christmas Sparkle, a Torquay hen party will be a pretty special event any time of the year.
Getting the party started!
From the harbour, pier and theatre to the magical gardens, bustling town and lively nightlife, Torquay continues to revel in its status as one of the country's most popular seaside resorts. So why not drop us a line today and our friendly team will get to work planning the pre-nuptial party of the year!
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