In charge of planning the hen weekend? Or are you a bride looking to give your maid of honour some pointers for your last weekend of freedom?
For brides who don’t know their mani from their pedi and much prefer the great outdoors to a big night out, an adrenaline-fuelled hen experience could be just up their street. Your bestie can banish those pre-wedding nerves whilst getting some thrills and spending some quality time with her girls.
If you want to plan an adventurous hen party, take a look at these Northern Ireland hen weekends for thrill-seeking brides-to-be:
Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
Todds Leap, just 45 minutes’ drive from Belfast, is an award-winning outdoor activity centre. You can completely customise your hen weekend with activities like clay pigeon shooting, off-road driving, zorbing, paintballing and zip lining. Dorm style rooms are available in the centre’s cosy log cabins and there’s also an onsite licensed restaurant for food and a few drinks after all that exciting action.
Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone
Adventure Tours offers a range of exclusive outdoor experiences. Their team can plan every last detail of a hen weekend leaving you to relax and enjoy the fun along with the rest of your hens. You can go canoeing, orienteering or horse riding. But you can also choose from a range of next level activities such as skydiving, rally driving, hover crafting or gyroplane flying. To top that off, you can stay in luxury self-catering accommodation complete with hot tub.
For indoor adventures that suit any season, We Are Vertigo has it covered. This huge activity centre houses Europe’s largest trampoline park, an indoor ski slope and a climbing wall. And if you feel in need of some pampering after your activities, We Are Vertigo also has a luxurious spa offering a full range of treatments. Combining relaxation and a fun work out, this place is sure to please every hen along with the bride-to-be.
Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh
Belle Isle is a castle and private island where a bride and her hens can enjoy luxury accommodation and great outdoor activities. The castle can organise clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, dinghy sailing and archery experiences, to name but a few. Alternatively, take on the ultimate challenge by testing your survival instincts at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, also based on the island.
Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry
Escape into nature and enjoy a host of thrilling outdoor experiences at The Jungle NI. You can take to the treetops in a nerve-testing high ropes challenge, try your hand at raft making or go on a jungle trek accompanied by the centre’s friendly family of llamas! In the evening, glamping accommodation and an all-year BBQ space await so you can break open a bottle or two and relax together around an open fire.
A hen weekend doesn’t have to mean spa treatments and cocktail making. For a bride who loves to get the adrenaline pumping, you won’t go far wrong with these Northern Ireland hen weekend ideas.