Following on from yesterdays post on the wonderful world of Glamping (if you missed Part 1 click here), today we are talking about glamping it up for your Hen Do!
Personally, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Hen Do! As mentioned in part 1, I love camping and would love to have all my favourite ladies in our own private ‘tent’ village, chilling under the stars surrounded by nature. However, I fully appreciate that a lot of my friends aren’t as enthusiastic about camping as me, and this would in fact be their worst nightmare!! So, with this in mind, Glamping would be the perfect compromise and there is a secret part of me that thinks – ‘it’s my hen – I’ve got to have a bit of luxury!’
So if you are looking for the perfect place to have an Alternative Hen Do – then these fab-tastic sites will be right up your street!
Babes In The Wood – Devon
Champagne hen nights……….with a touch of the wild!
Here’s what Canopy and Stars, a fab UK Glamping directory, have to say:
“Babes in the Woods is a hen do with a difference! While there’s no shortage of champagne and fine food, you trade in L plates and pink sashes for the chance to bring out your inner girl guide.
From your Saturday morning arrival to your Sunday afternoon departure, you will be treated to a fully catered, fun-filled hen party like no other. Learn a bit of bushcraft, walk in the woods or enjoy early morning yoga if you aren’t suffering too much on Sunday. There are two big bell tents for everyone to crash in, but proper beds in case you’re worried about the pamper to camper ratio.
Learn a bit of bushcraft, walk in the woods or enjoy early morning yoga ‘(yes please!)’ if you aren’t suffering too much on Sunday.
For an extra special touch or two, you can have musicians and masseurs brought in to entertain or relax you!”
Sounds perfect – you can make your own Jam in one of the activities!
Teapot Lane Luxury Camp – Ireland
This is a find!! I was so happy when I stumbled across this GEM of a glampsite as it couldn’t be more perfect for a festival loving hen and her bessie mates as a warm up to her wedding!
The luxury eco retreat consists of 2 restored cottages (one of which is a vintage style chocolate box thatched cottage – eekk!) and 3 luxury yurts all snuggled in the shadow of the famous Ben Bulben mountain on 5 acres of woodland.
Here’s what they say about their Hen weekends:
“Teapot Lane is the perfect place for a classy hen weekend! We have lots of experience in providing hens weekends with a difference. This is a recession friendly way to have a lovely intimate weekend with your friends and family. If you like a vintage shabby chic theme with lots of candle lite and floral bunting then this is the place for you. Teapot Lane has a festival vibe with light up trees and a campfire that goes on into the night as you enjoy the company of friends in the great outdoors. Self cater and bring your own booze there are two kitchens and a BBQ area.”
Hold up! If you thought that sounded good then check out what comes next………
GORMET BBQ, DJ & CAMPFIRE
“This is very popular with hen parties and really adds to the feeling that you are at your own boutique festival! Teapot Lane provide catering on a night of your choice. A qualified chef will cook your BBQ with a selection of locally scource meats: BBQ Spare Ribs, Marinated Chicken Breast, Chicken wings , home made beef burgers, Fresh Atlantic salmon (or other fresh fish), Selection of Salads, Selection of homemeade breads, Desserts, Dips & dressings
On request, DJ DC (Seasessions) will set up professional equipment and play a set for you in the woods by the campfire where your banqueting table is laid for your meal with lanterns, candles and wild flower arragements…We Clean up and let you get on with partying.
(Acoustic musicians available as alternative)
A DJ playing your own private set while you party through the night in the woods!? I’m there!!!
I think this place sounds awesome and is definitely on my shortlist for my own hen – I think the DJ set did it!
Other fabulous Glamping Sites for Hen Weekends:
Bath Hen Weekend – Holiday caravans and gorgeous bell tents
Posh Pitches – Bell Tent Hire in Cornwall
Bloomsbury Biddenden – Beautiful Yurts and Bell Tents in this super cool hippy glamping site
Happy Saturday Peeps!
Festival Brides x