1 Stay in a castle
For a weekend of opulence and living like queens, a stay in a castle with friends is ideal. www.scottscastles.com lists the grand buildings available throughout the Scottish countryside. One look at their pictures of four-poster beds and roll-top baths will make it difficult to resist.
With most options surrounded by forests or landscaped gardens, there is plenty to explore during the day. Evenings can be spent unwinding with champagne.
2 White water rafting
White water rafting is the ideal getaway for a hen party with a sense of adventure. Day trips in Scotland and England allow groups to learn the skills required to paddle down rapids and hopefully avoid a capsize. Splash white water rafting in scenic Aberfeldy, Perthshire, offers a full day of rafting, two-nights’ accommodation and travel from £125 per person. www.rafting.co.uk
3 Go Ape
Go Ape is an unforgettable forest adventure. The two to three-hour Tree-Top Adventure is the most popular package, involving zip wires and a Tarzan swing to guarantee adrenalin-packed fun. Self-balancing electric segways are also on offer to explore the surrounding forests. Large groups are always welcomed. www.goape.co.uk
4 Spa Weekend
A traditional choice, yes, but a spa weekend is a no less enjoyable one. For a weekend spent having relaxing massages, therapeutic facials and lazy afternoons by the pool, many spas across the UK will cater specifically to hen weekends. To take a break from the wedding planning and unwind with friends with a glass of fizz in hand, a spa weekend is a popular choice for soon-to-be brides.
With discount sites such as lastminute.com now offering regular deductions on spa breaks, it’s a choice that needn’t break the bank either.
Gone are the days when camping could only be enjoyed if you bid farewell to personal hygiene and comfort.
Now, with tipi tents, cosy huts and eco pods scattered across the UK, everyone can enjoy camping.
For a hen weekend with style, eco pods looking out to Loch Linnhe in the Highlands are a comfortable alternative to camping.
These glass-windowed domes bring the outdoors in, with the stylish furnishings adding a touch of glamour. www.domesweetdome.co.uk