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Hen and Stag Dos in Bournemouth

Written by Katie Dancey

It’s official – Bournemouth is the stag and hen do capital of the UK, so what better place to have some quality time with the guys or girls before you say the big, ‘I do?’ It’s not unusual to see a group of hens with L-plates and fluffy bunny ears looking blurry eyed on Bournemouth High Street. Brides and grooms to be flock to Bournemouth every year for a weekend getaway, so what is it that draws them all to this seaside town on the South Coast of England? Could it be the sandy beaches, choice of activities, bars, theatres or thriving nightlife? If you want to celebrate by the beach without having to cross an ocean, Bournemouth is your perfect party destination.

With so much going on in this seaside resort, planning your stag or hen do in Bournemouth couldn’t be easier. Whether you want a company to do all the legwork for you, or you’d prefer to tailor make your own party weekend, our guide to hen and stag dos in Bournemouth will see that you have a great time.

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Spa Breaks in Bournemouth

A spa break in Bournemouth is the perfect way to relax your hen before her big day. Either indulge in a weekend stay at a popular spa in Bournemouth, or spend the afternoon at a luxury spa before partying the night away in one of Bournemouth’s nightclubs.

If you’re planning a spa break in Bournemouth, you’ll have plenty of choice. Forever Gorgeous at the Queen’s Hotel is Bournemouth’s largest spa and offers a whole range of treatments, including hot stone massage, luxury facials, manicures and pedicures. If you’re looking for a spa close to Bournemouth beach, Forever Gorgeous is the perfect choice for your relaxed hen weekend.

For a luxury spa break, the Harbour Spa at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel should fit the bill with its state of the art facilities, treatments and luxury products. Perfect for a classy hen do, this hotel is positioned right on the Christchurch waterfront with incredible views. In the evening, head to the Hotel’s bar and restaurant, Upper Deck, where you’ll find an extensive range of delicious cocktails.

Head to www.christchurch-harbour-hotel.co.uk to find out more.

If you want to spend your pampering break in the countryside, book in to SenSpa at Carey’s Manor in Brockenhurst, where you can indulge in a Thai spa break and experience relaxation like never before. SenSpa has a reputation for luxury, so if you really want to spoil your hen, then this is the perfect choice. Spend your evening in one of Carey’s Manor’s three restaurants for a delicious meal - The Zen Garden Restaurant is a favourite for irresistible Thai cuisine. For a spa break in the New Forest, you can’t go wrong with Carey’s Manor. Team it up with afternoon tea at the Rhinefield House Hotel and you’ve got a perfect weekend of elegance and luxury.

Visit www.careysmanor.com for more details.

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Adventure days in Bournemouth

Whether you want to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, an assault course, paintballing or dirt buggies, you’ll have plenty of choice for your active hen or stag do in Bournemouth.

Gorcombe Farm in Blandford Forum has 10 activities and more than 70 vehicles to make sure you have a day to remember. Book a multi-activity day and participate in up to 3 exciting activities with your group of friends. Team up in a paintball battle or race to the finish on an extreme quad biking course. An adventure day at Gorcombe Farm is not for the light-hearted and you’re bound to come away with a few bruises, so perhaps go a couple of weeks before the wedding! If you still have enough energy left by the end of the day, head back to Bournemouth Town Centre and enjoy the famous nightlife.

Visit www.gorcombe.co.uk for prices.

Camouflage Paintball in Bournemouth is an ideal place to spend your hen or stag. Just 5 miles from Bournemouth Town Centre, you don’t need to travel far from your hotel to take part in an adventure activity. This Bournemouth paintballing site has a variety of game zones and brand new equipment ready for your team.

Check out www.camouflagepaintball7-px.rtrk.co.uk for more information.

At Max Events in Bournemouth, you’ll find everything you need to have an exciting adventure day before your forthcoming nuptials. You can take part in activities from assault rifle shooting, axe throwing, archery and crossbow to blind driving, rage buggies, quad biking and human table football. Based in Bere Regis, Max Events is the perfect choice if you’re planning an action packed party in Bournemouth.

Visit www.maxevents.co.uk for more details.

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Cocktail Making Classes in Bournemouth

You’ll find so many activities in Bournemouth that it’ll be hard to choose how to fill your hen or stag weekend, but at BournemouthTown.co.uk we think a cocktail making class is the perfect choice. Once you’ve made your own tipples, head out to the bars to see if Bournemouth’s mixologists can rival your new techniques. 1812 is perfect for a touch of class, whilst Aruba has the best views in Bournemouth. Surfers should head to Hot Rocks and anyone looking for a bargain will find the best deals at the Moon in the Square.

If you want to master a Cosmopolitan or mix a perfect Tequila Sunrise, book yourself into a cocktail master class at Revolution Bar in Bournemouth. You can book an exclusive party area, enjoy a delicious meal or add shots to your party booking. Stay at Revolution Bar for the rest of the night, or see what else Bournemouth has to offer.

For prices and bookings, visit www.revolution-bars.co.uk

If you enjoy a little healthy competition, the cocktail making class at The Print Room in Bournemouth is for you. Pair up to create the perfect cocktail and see who’s got the best skills at Ink Bar. You’ll have a private lounge, mixologists on hand and you’ll get to taste your own signature drinks. The Print Room also has an impressive menu, so be sure to take advantage of the tempting food on offer.

For more information, visit www.theprintroom-bournemouth.co.uk


Stag and Hen Party Dance Classes in Bournemouth

Go Experience have a range of dance class parties available to make your hen do unforgettable. Themes range from 80s, Pink Ladies, Dirty Dancing and Thriller to Burlesque, Line Dancing, Cheer Leading and Old Skool Hip Hop. At your hen dance party you’ll have 90 minutes in a private session with a choreographer, who will teach you all the moves you need and a final choreographed routine. To top it all off, there’ll be a bottle of bubbly for the best dancer. If you’re feeling brave enough to have your new found dance moves forever immortalised on camera, you can even book a hen do pop video class.

Dance parties aren’t just for the girls – stags can book a Grease T-birds dance class, Boy Band experience or Glee dance party.

You’ll have a great time on your stag or hen dance party and perhaps you’ll even try out your new moves in the club later…

Click here to book your dance party!


Bournemouth Nightlife

Bournemouth is well known for its nightlife, so finding somewhere for your party won’t be difficult. If you’re looking for a bar in Bournemouth then you’ll have plenty of choice with Yates Bar, The Litten Tree, Walkabout, Revolution, 1812, Sixty Million Postcards and Aruba all in the town centre.

There are plenty of Bournemouth nightclubs to choose from and why just stop at one? For a party bar, head to Bar:Me or for an oriental style club with a young atmosphere, go to Bonsai Lounge. If you want to work your moves on the dance floor then take your party to Cameo Nightclub or if you prefer house and dance music head to Halo, which is set in an old church.

If you want to be the centre of attention on your hen or stag do in Bournemouth, Heroes karaoke bar could be for you. The only karaoke bar in Bournemouth, this is the perfect place to start your night on the town.

Le Chic is particularly popular with hens and stags and has private VIP areas with table service available. If you let Le Chic know of your imminent arrival, the hen or stag will even get a free cocktail fishbowl to get your night started.

If you want to make your night extra special, book a party bus to get you to the best bars and clubs.

Visit www.clubclassbus.com for prices and information.

If dancing’s not your thing, head to Jagger’s Comedy Club for the best stand up comedy in Bournemouth. You’ll also find theatre, concerts and comedy shows at the Bournemouth International Centre and the Bournemouth Pavilion.


Organise my party for me...

There are plenty of companies willing to plan your perfect hen or stag do in Bournemouth so that you don’t have to. Here are a few suggestions to help you organise the party of the century.

Visit UK Girl Thing to book your perfect hen party in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Stags and Hens are based in Bournemouth, so they really know the area and can organise everything from activities and hotels to minibus transport.

Design Adventure can organise activities from chocolate making classes, lessons in seduction and pamper days to coasteering, quad bike trekking and bar tours.


Now that you’ve seen what Bournemouth has to offer, perhaps you can see why this is the perfect town for a hen or stag party. So whether you book a paintballing stag do or a hen party cocktail making class in Bournemouth, you’re sure to have the best party ever!

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