Her wedding day is the best day of a bride’s life, but we reckon the hen party comes a very close second! If you’re planning your friend’s hen, of course you want to give her a party she’ll never forget and send her off into married life in style. And while a night down the local pub can be a good laugh, why not look into something a bit more exotic and treat yourselves to a pre-wedding holiday while you’re at it? There are loads of opportunities for hen weekends abroad that won’t break the bank. Whether you want to relax on a beach before dancing the night away, or shop ‘til you drop in a stylish city with plenty of cocktail bars, you’ll find plenty to choose from with loveholidays.com. So grab your passports, get those L-plates at the ready, and get ready for the ultimate girls’ weekend!
Whisk your hens to Rome for a weekend of culture, shopping, and partying with those beautiful Italians! Aside from the opportunity to eat as much pizza and ice cream as you can manage (forget the pre-wedding diet for the weekend), this stunning destination is crammed with culture. Don your best pair of gladiator sandals for a walk around the Colosseum, experience the splendour of the Roman forum or marvel at the famous Trevi fountain. If history isn’t your bag, you’ll find shopping galore in Rome’s gorgeous fashion boutiques – whether you’re looking for a new leather purse or an irresistible pair of Prada shoes. Then indulge in Rome’s fantastic nightlife with a delicious Italian meal before heading to a chic bar for a few glasses of Prosecco – bellissimo!
If you’re dreaming of a hen weekend basking in the sunshine, look no further than a trip to Barcelona. Blessed with sandy Mediterranean beaches, this Spanish city boasts year-round sunny weather, making it the perfect destination to escape the grey British drizzle. Adventurous hens can take to the water on a sailing expedition, art-lovers can take in some crazy pieces at the Museum of Contemporary Art, or perhaps you’d rather just indulge in some serious pampering at one of Barcelona’s luxurious day spas. After dark, Barcelona is a buzzing city with a dizzying selection of bars and clubs to let your hair down in. Head out to a tapas restaurant to sample some mouth-watering Spanish cuisine, take in an authentic Flamenco show, or get your dancing shoes and head out to the Gothic Quarter for some all-night clubbing. Then nurse those hangovers lounging on the beach the next day – heaven!