Plan Your Hen Do with The Cairn Collection


Your best friend is getting married and you want to throw her a hen do she’ll never forget, but might not know where to start when it comes to planning the fun and festivities.

You may already have the ‘bride tribe’ lined up, but deciding on a location and activates to suit everyone can be a daunting process. That’s where we come in…

Start by thinking about the good times you’ve had with the bride and where you were, which could help the creative ideas to flow. Failing that, we have highlighted some top spots around the UK to celebrate in style, without the need for matching t-shirts and flashing ‘L-plates’!

Here’s our guide, with options to suit all kinds of brides…



Accommodation: Nestled within 26 acres of picturesque grounds, Stoke Place is a luxury country house hotel making it the ultimate place to stay for a relaxing hen party.

Activities: Hitting the town for a night of cocktails and dancing might suit the traditional hen but for those looking for something that little bit different why not try a private yoga party? Perfectly on trend for 2019, yoga hen parties are not only a great way for the bride-to-be to chill out before her big day, but are also a fun activity that will get everyone involved,  breaking the ice for those who might not know each other as well. Once you’re feeling zen, head back to the hotel where you and your group can hire bikes for a fun way to discover the vast grounds, before unwinding with drinks on the outdoor terrace and dining at the King and Lamb restaurant.



Accommodation: What better way to spend a girly getaway than by heading to the seaside? Enjoy a stay at The Old Ship Hotel on Brighton’s famous seafront, which is within walking distance of the area’s landmarks.

Activities: If your bride is an adrenaline junkie and enjoys a cocktail or two, book her a trip to the top of the British Airways i360 – a 450ft tower boasting panoramic views of Brighton and the south coast. Whilst up in the clouds, toast the hen do with a drink in the Nyetimber Sky Bar whilst taking in the stunning scenery. Once back on the ground, continue the celebrations at the hotel with dinner in the new Wardroom restaurant, or share some light bites from the Mess Deck bar on the outdoor terrace.



Accommodation: Found in central Cardiff, The Angel Hotel is in the heart of the vibrant city and the ideal place to start a memorable hen party.

Activities: Organising a perfumery class is a great way to keep the bride-to-be busy, distracting her from any pre-wedding nerves. If you’re planning an activity for a mixed aged group, this is a sure way to come up smelling like roses as it caters for all. As well as being guided through various scents, you will have the chance to design and create your own bottle to take away – a great keepsake! Why not round off the trip with afternoon tea including prosecco in the hotel’s Castell’s Restaurant. Reminisce and laugh about the hen party festivities while sipping on a glass of fizz and tucking into delicate finger sandwiches and sweat treats.


County Durham

Accommodation: Situated in 26 acres of idyllic landscaped grounds, Redworth Hall Hotel has everything you need to make sure it’s all about the hen.

Activities: Getting the girls together for a pampering session is always a good idea, especially when it’s to celebrate one of your friends getting married. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the hotel’s heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room before heading to one of the beauty rooms for a well-deserved treatment. After a chilled out afternoon, take advantage of the hotel’s private dining room where groups of up to 25 can tuck into a delicious dining experience, then head into nearby Durham City Centre which has a collection of popular bars.



Accommodation: As it states in the name, The Majestic Hotel promises a stay with royal treatment. Located in the heart of Harrogate, the property is surrounded by landscaped gardens and has its own spa known as The Orchid Rooms, and an award-winning restaurant.

Activities: What better way to get to know the whole bridal party than on a weekend away. Spend time in the hotel’s relaxing spa then head out to explore the town centre, making sure to plan a stop off at the infamous Betty’s Tearooms which is less than a 10 minute walk from The Majestic.



Accommodation: If the bride is known for her love of a night out, then Newcastle is the place to visit. Royal Station Hotel is located in the centre of the city and within walking distance of the sights, shops and bars.

Activities: Embrace Newcastle’s upbeat atmosphere and start the day with brunch in the hotel’s Empire Restaurant before heading out to explore the city’s scenic spots including the Quayside. To kick-start the evening’s celebrations in style, the hotel’s neighbouring bar Jalou is known for its fun cocktail masterclasses, where’s you’ll learn to mix like a pro whilst joining in with some games – all with a drink in hand.

Feeling hen do-ready? Let us know where you’ll be heading on Twitter @CairnCollection.