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20 of the Best
Classy Hen Do Ideas

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If the bride-to-be and the rest of the hens are a classy, sophisticated bunch, and the idea of L-plates and sashes simply doesn't appeal, you've come to the right place. There are plenty of classy hen do ideas out there to cater for all tastes ranging from elegant activities to extravagant weekend packages.

Hen weekends have evolved, the 'ladette' 90s are long gone and hens are looking for tasteful alternatives, so we've compiled a list of classy hen party ideas to give the bride that fabulously elegant send-off into martial life.

The Shortlist:

  1. Afternoon Tea - Relax with a spot of cake and tea.
  2. River Cruise - Sightseeing taken to the next sophisticated level.
  3. Champagne Tasting - Add some fizz into proceedings!
  4. Perfume Making - Make your own signature scent.
  5. Hot Balloon - Take to the skies and check out the views.
  6. Glamping - Camping 2.0. Fun, elegant, classy!
  7. Yacht Charter - Party like A-listers with your aboard your own yacht.

Classic Classy Hen Do Ideas

Cocktail Mixing

Cocktails are classy. Fact. And what better way to indulge in a few tasty treats than learning how to shake, make and taste them yourselves! Popular, fun and hilarious, Cocktail Mixing ticks all the boxes.

Available: Nationwide and Europe

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Have a civilised natter over some delicious finger sandwiches, tea and of course cake, as you and the girls kick back and relax in style with a spot of Afternoon Tea. Pinkies at the ready!

Available: Nationwide

River Cruise

Explore the waterways of some stunning destinations as you kick back with a glass of something fizzy and watch the world go by. Yep, a River Cruise is sightseeing taken to a classy new level.

Available: Selected UK and European Destinations

Pampering Day

Pampering Day

A nice relaxing Pampering Day could be exactly what the wedding planner ordered for that stressed out bride-to-be. Enjoy a calming afternoon exfoliating, massaging, steaming and simply chill out.

Available: Nationwide and Europe

Wine Tasting

Learn all there is to know about everyone's favourite grape based treat (it's virtually one of your fie a day!) as you and the girls treat yourselves to a spot of Wine Tasting. That's right, a classy hen party doesn't mean an alcohol-free hen party.

Available: Nationwide and Europe

Hen Party Ideas

Alternative Classy Hen Party Ideas

Chocolate Making

Who doesn't love chocolate? If any of the hens don't, we'd keep a suspicious eye on them if we were you! Chocolate Making is a hilarious, classy and delicious addition to any hen weekend.

Available: Nationwide

Champagne Tasting

Champagne Tasting

We've taken the ever so classy hen do wine tasting activity and elevated it to new levels of sophistication. Champagne Tasting is in the next bracket of elegance and is truly superb. Let's get fizz-ical!

Available: Nationwide

Perfume Making

Channel your inner A-list celebrity and indulge in a glass of bubbly before you and the girls get to work creating your own signature scent in an interactive Perfume Making session.

Available: Nationwide

Punting

Punting

Enjoy the sights of these special towns and cities from the comfort of your own boat as you relax with a chilled glass of bubbly in hand. Punting is a fab, laidback and elegant option groups of all ages will love.

Available: Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Yoga

Irrespective of whether you're a seasoned Yogi or a complete novice, a Yoga Class is perfect for a stressed out Bridezilla who's in need of a little bit of zen. Time to get your relax on.

Available: Nationwide

Classy Hen Do Locations

Cambridge

Although it's renowned for its university, Cambridge is not a case of brains over beauty, it is definitely a fab mix of both and it exudes class and sophistication by the (champagne) bucket load.

Bath Hen Party

Bath

With its stunning architecture, beautiful surroundings and incredible array of boutiques, bars and restaurants, Bath is a wonderful city to host your high-end, suave and downright classy hen weekend.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik is an alternative hen destination which is becoming increasingly popular. Forget boozing in Ibiza or partying in Blackpool, it's all about whale watching, lagoon bathing or volcano hiking in Iceland.

Paris Hen Party

Paris

Famed for its fashion, elegance and chic style, Paris is the home of sophistication. We're talking artisan coffee houses, we're talking its world renown art scene, we're talking stunning monuments. It has it all.

Rome

Possibly the sexiest city in the world? We'll let you decide. Rome is a cosmopolitan metropolis steeped in history and is an incredible destination for sightseers and shoppers alike.

Hen Party Destinations

Platinum Classy Hen Do Experiences

Hire a Castle

Like the hen royalty you are, you can actually hire your own castle for the duration of your hen weekend to do with as you please (within reason, obviously!). If the bride sees herself as a bit of a princess, this is perfect.

Available: Nationwide

Glamping Hen Party

Glamping

Camping? Urgh, no thanks. You're sophisticated hens looking for a sophisticated hen weekend. Glamping is camping's elegant older sibling and an incredible, alternative, hen party idea.

Available: Nationwide

Orient Express

Take a 5-star trip on the world-famous Orient Express. A four-day experience from London to Venice via Paris, you'll get to see some glorious sights as you travel in style. Real once in a lifetime stuff.

Available: Start in London

Yacht Charter

Yacht Charter

Grab a taste of the high life with your very own Private Yacht Charter. Cruise the coastal waters whilst you soak up the sun and party on deck like the A-list celebs you are.

Available: Isle of Wight, Ibiza, Lisbon, Split, Valencia

Hot Air Ballooning

Treat the hen to an unforgettable experience and reach heights of up to 2,500ft as you and the girls check out the stunning views of the Somerset countryside from your very own Hot Air Balloon.

Available: Bath & Bristol

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