Welcome to the world of hen parties reimagined! If you’re someone who prefers serene moments over wild nights, and relaxation over raucous celebrations, then this collection of healthy hen party ideas is tailor-made for you. Gone are the days of alcohol-fueled festivities; instead, we invite you to embark on a journey of wellness and rejuvenation.
Indulge in a weekend filled with self-care and pampering, surrounded by your closest friends and loved ones. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil spa retreat, a mindful yoga getaway, or a nature-inspired escape, these alcohol-free (and hangover free!) hen party ideas are designed to soothe your soul and create unforgettable memories.
So, if you’re ready to say “cheers” to a different kind of hen party – one that puts your well-being first – then read on as we delve into a world of relaxation, self-discovery, and rejuvenation. Let the celebrations begin!
FOR BRIDES WHO LOVE TO SPA
This countryside bolthole is a haven for healthy hen weekends thanks to its 19th-century wedding cake architecture and romantic Susie Atkinson interiors. Upon arrival, hens can head straight to The Coach House Spa where dappled iridescent light from canopies of stained-glass ceilings dance on ceramic tiled walls, creating a colour-drenched indoor nirvana to soothe the senses. Take a dip, or recline by the pool taking in the views of the Surrey Hills, or unload those pre-wedding stresses with specialist treatments. Hens may choose to treat the bride to a special Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) session which helps repair cells, calm nerves, and cleanses to fuel the body’s defences against viruses, ensuring the bride keeps strong, sharp and energised in the run-up to her big day. The spa can also organise vitamin and mineral infusions for the whole group to boost immune systems before the celebrations kick off. Come evening, hens can head to The Dining Room for elegant Japanese dining where a menu of sushi, sashimi, and nigiri plus the finest cuts of delicate meat and fish awaits. Beaverbrook also boasts a cinema that hens can take over in its entirety for the ultimate private girly movie night.
FOR THE COUNTRY BUMPKIN BRIDE
The Lakes by YOO, Cotswolds
Sitting on 850 acres of wildflower fields, sprawling woodlands and sparkling lakes, The Lakes by YOO is the ideal location for a nature-based getaway in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside. The estate offers accommodation options for hens of all sizes – its three-bedroom apartments are ideal for smaller groups of up to six looking for a more intimate getaway; whilst bigger groups can opt for one of the larger private homes on the estate. Each property comes with a fully-equipped kitchen for feasting at home, whilst the new Lakes Bar & Kitchen serves up a range of nutritious brunch-style dishes, juices and mocktails.
An abundance of nature-based immersion awaits: stand-up paddle boarding and wild swimming in one of the estate’s 11 lakes, guided walks or cycles through the wildflower fields up to the Lakes’ on-site farm, or for more active types, heading to the Activity Tower for a high ropes session followed by an exhilarating zip line across the lake. The brand new Lakes Spa & Wellness Centre offers pampering in all forms – a spacious studio acts as the space for private yoga, Pilates and fitness classes, meanwhile, guests can opt for wellness rituals from COSMOSS, the wellness brand from KATE MOSS; facials from Dr Barbara Sturm; and massages from Moss of the Isles. The bravest of the bunch can try an ice plunge before their spa treatments, or simply retreat to the heated indoor swimming pool.
FOR THE ACTIVE BRIDE
7Pines Resort, Sardinia
Located on the sought-after north-eastern coast of Sardinia, 7Pines Resort Sardinia is a luxury beachfront property surrounded by 15 hectares of untouched coastline and nature reserve in Baja Sardinia overlooking the archipelago of La Maddalena. New this year, the resort’s Pure Seven Spa will open to guests this season, offering a series of tailormade relaxing, rebalancing and reinvigorating treatments using local and natural ingredients. The spa offers a state-of-the-art wellbeing experience, comprising of five treatment cabins for treatments, a relaxation area, a steam room, a sauna, an emotional shower, an ice room and outdoor areas for Kneipp therapy.
Whilst the notion of ‘laid-back luxury’ is at the heart of the Resort’s experience, it also has an abundance of exciting offerings for healthy hens seeking an active holiday. A one-of-a-kind experience, horse riding is a unique and memorable way to discover the breathtaking landscapes of Costa Smeralda. Guests can enjoy this family-friendly excursion either in the early morning or in the late evening, with an experienced guide who will lead the way to the most beautiful spots. If sightseeing is more up your street, discover the most beautiful corners of Costa Smeralda on an E-bike. This eco-adventure will guide guests through the picturesque villages of San Pantaleo and Monte Moro where they can admire the spectacular views of the entire Costa Smeralda area and cruise with ease.
FOR THE NATURE-LOVING BRIDE
Located in the heart of Tuscany in the San Marcello Piteglio mountains, Oasyhotel is set within the WWF-protected Oasi Dynamo reserve. Comprising 16 eco-lodges Oasyhotel represents the perfect synergy between environmental conservation, social responsibility and positive responsible tourism through its deep-rooted philanthropic philosophy and effort into eco-sound agriculture, breeding programmes and scientific research. Family-owned and privately run, Oasyhotel donates all hotel revenue towards the conservation of the Oasi Dynamo reserve and consequently supports the WWF.
Hen-Doers are free to roam the expanse and experience a wide range of active outdoor adventures and wilderness well-being activities. The reserve boasts hiking and biking trails with incredible views over the trees, with complimentary electric bikes included in all guest stays. Alongside carefully curated nature wildlife walks, wolf tracking, orienteering, and horse riding, Oasyhotel offers visitors the chance for calmer activities such as foraging, Nordic wellness walking, forest therapy, meditation, and yoga.
FOR BRIDES WHO HAVE EXPENSIVE TASTE
Four Seasons Hotel Megève, France
For those seeking mountain magic, Four Seasons Hotel Megève offers a contemporary Alpine wonderland nestled between the charming village of Megève and the legendary Mont Blanc summit. It provides direct access to mountains, golf course, and hike tracks, making it an ideal location for outdoor adventures, spa journeys, and culinary delights, just a short drive from Geneva. The 55-bedroom hotel boasts a French character, a modern Alpine aesthetic, the region’s largest spa, a world-class Alpine golf course, and a Michelin-starred restaurant, La Dame de Pic – Le 1920.
The ultimate wellness hen-do itinerary at Four Seasons Hotel Megève includes mountain picnics, where you can enjoy gastronomic picnics or BBQs by the lake or on top of the mountain. You can explore the Alps with guided hikes or overnight treks along various routes, including climbs towards Mont Joly. For an exhilarating activity, try canyoning, which involves traversing canyons by rappelling, sliding, and jumping into natural pools. Mountain biking offers an invigorating ride on trails connecting nearby towns, providing scenic views of the majestic Mont Blanc.
FOR THE HOLISTIC BRIDE
Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey
Six Senses Kaplankaya is a stylish lifestyle destination located just a short hop from Bodrum and captures all the very best that the laidback Mediterranean lifestyle has to offer. For a healthier, calmer and more peaceful getaway, Six Senses Kaplankaya is home to one of the most extensive and advanced spa and wellness offerings within the Six Senses portfolio. Spread over two floors spanning 10,000m² (107,640ft²), the Spa is home to 38 treatment rooms and comprises an impressive signature treatment menu, steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools, traditional Turkish Hamman, ice room, crystal room, private watsu pool, nail salon and hair salon, and Alchemy Bar (where guests can craft their own 100% organic lotions and potions). Ranging from Chinese medicine experts, must-visit osteopaths, and facialists to spiritual healers and aura readers, Six Senses Kaplankaya offers an impressive calendar of visiting practitioners, who combine the old with the new in the pursuit of your well-being. There are four excellent restaurants offering locally-sourced, sustainable Turkish and Mediterranean-inspired fare. Three secluded beaches create the setting for thrilling water sports or just long lazy days spent with your toes in the sand, while other activities include hikes to local villages to visit traditional artisans and archaeological sites, cooking classes and local market visits with the chef, yacht tours, and sightseeing by helicopter.
FOR BRIDES WHO NEED TO DE-STRESS
Barnsley House, Cotswolds
Located in the sylvan surrounds of the picture-perfect village of Barnsley, Barnsley House is a sumptuous home-away-from-home. With its magical storybook gardens and heritage architectural features, this beautiful country house hotel makes the perfect backdrop to a special celebration.
Tucked away in the corner of the hotel’s beautiful gardens, the Barnsley House Spa is a tranquil sanctuary and the perfect place to unwind with friends. The spa boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, offering enchanting views of the surrounding gardens, whilst botanical elements from the garden can be found all around the spa from the indoor plants, tables crafted from tree trunks and lavender placed on treatment beds. The spa is fully equipped with an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, a steam room, sauna, herbavarium, and five beautifully designed treatment rooms where guests can indulge in a range of luxurious spa treatments and therapies. Guests can also enjoy a chick flick or sing-along favourite Barnsley House’s very own private cinema, which is decked in rose-toned leather chairs.