Hen parties can seem quite prescriptive and a lot of maids of honour just go through the motions – book a night out *check*, buy naughty straws *check*, play drinking games *check* – but what if the bride isn’t into all that? If the bride has booked an outdoor wedding, chances are she loves being outside, so why not have a hen do…alfresco? Now that summer is officially here, we urge you to throw off the L plates, ditch the club booth and delve into our list of unique hen party activities that are guaranteed to create an unforgettable occasion for your outdoorsy bride. We’ve come up with six unusual hen party activities that we think you will love!

1. Alfresco dining

Chances are you’ll be thinking about what you’ll be drinking more than what you’ll be eating, but food can really be the cherry on the cake of a great hen party. Besides no one wants their group of hens flagging mid-day – you need party fuel people!

It can be overwhelming trying to book a restaurant, especially when you have a large group and everyone has different dietary needs, so why not have a professional private chef cook you a BBQ at your accommodation? The ingredients are all locally-sourced, the service is personalised and the major bonus is that they’ll do all the washing up too!

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2. Duck Herding

You’re going to have to trust us on this one – this is the most hilarity-inducing experience you’ll find for a hen party. If you’re a group that likes games and animals then this is definitely for you. Ducks are actually much harder to herd than sheep so you’ll have to work together with your sheepdog to be successful!

3. Hot tub hire

Why not bring the spa to you with your own personal hot tub? Let’s face it, spas can be expensive, and sometimes you don’t want to share the facilities. Relax and rewind with just your friends and a glass or two of champers with a home delivery hot tub service.

4. Hen Olympics

There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to get everyone in the party mood. This is like school sports day with a difference – guaranteed to cause a lot of laughter and bring out your competitive streak.

5. Raft building

What about planning a beautiful lakeside hen party? There are so many stunning lakes and waterways throughout the UK, perfect for sun lounging and picnics – not to mention watersports! You could plan a peaceful canoeing or kayaking trip, simply have a dip in the water or adventure-loving hens could even opt for a raft building challenge!

6. Afternoon tea picnic

Make your day a little more special and enjoy an indulgent alfresco afternoon tea together.  Munch on carefully made finger sandwiches, cakes and locally sourced scones alongside refreshing and relaxing tea as you enjoy the sunshine.

Need more inspiration? Check out tobooka.co.uk for more alternative and unusual hen party activities.

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P.S. Have you got any unusual hen parties planned? We’d love to hear about them! Head over to our contact page and let us know!