Scotland hen weekend and hen party ideas

17 January 2023

Scotland hen weekend and hen party ideas

If you're looking to plan an unforgettable hen weekend, then a Scotland hen party is for you. From traditional afternoon tea and spa treatments to the more fun and adventurous Highland games and outdoor activities. Scotland has it all.

Suppose you're putting together a hen party package in Scotland. In that case, the problem won't be finding things to do, it will be choosing from the vibrant selection of fun activities and memorable experiences wrapped up with the perfect place to stay and the odd bar and cocktail thrown in for good measure!

If you're organising a hen do and don't know where to start, don't worry. We've got you!

5 reasons to go on a Scotland hen weekend

  • Beautiful landscapes and breathtaking scenery: Scotland's known for its stunning landscapes, including rolling hills, lochs (lakes), and rugged coastlines. A hen weekend in Scotland is the perfect opportunity to experience the country's natural beauty and take in the sights around Scotland.
  • Unique cultural experiences: Scotland has a rich history and unique culture, with a strong tradition of music, dance, and storytelling. A hen weekend in Scotland is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and try new things, such as participating in Highland games or visiting a whisky distillery.
  • Delicious food and drink: Scotland is famous for its whisky, but the country also has a thriving food scene. From hearty stews and fresh seafood to locally-sourced meats and artisan cheeses, there is something for everyone to enjoy whether you're eating out or firing up the barbecue.
  • Fun outdoor activities: Scotland offers a wide range of outdoor activities, from canoeing, high ropes, gorge walking and archery. Whether you want to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings or get active and try something new, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Unique accommodation options: From cosy bed and breakfasts to luxurious castles, Scotland has a wide range of unique accommodation options for a hen weekend. Consider staying in a traditional Scottish cottage or bunkhouse in gorgeous highland surroundings for a truly memorable experience.

Scotland hen do destinations

There are many great locations in Scotland for a hen do. You could head to the capital for a hen party in Edinburgh or to Scotland's largest city for a Glasgow hen party. Both offer shopping, dining, and nightlife.

For a more rugged and outdoorsy hen do, consider visiting the Scottish Highlands. This region is known for its breathtaking scenery, including lochs (lakes), mountains, and forests. We may be a little biased being based in the Highlands, but the Cairngorms are simply breathtaking, and you'll be spoilt for choice with things to do.

Located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a great destination for a hen do with an outdoor focus. Inverness is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and is a great base for exploring the Highlands. There are also many cultural attractions to enjoy, such as the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and there's a good choice of nightlife.

Aviemore (just 20 minutes from Cairngorms Activities) is also a great destination for a hen weekend. With plenty to do and many lovely bars and restaurants nearby, it has everything you need in one beautiful location and can make the perfect hen party. It's also just 30 miles from Inverness, so you can combine these two fantastic locations during your weekend.

Best hen group activities Scotland

As we've mentioned, you'll not be short of ideas to make your hen weekend a celebration to remember, but we've selected a few group activities we know your hens will love!

  • Outdoor activities: Scotland has a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy. Cairngorms Activities offers canoeing, laser clays, laser tag, and so much more here. Whether your group fancies something more gentle like archery or wants something adventurous like gorge walking or white-water rafting, we've got you covered!
  • Cultural experiences: Scotland has a rich history and culture, and there are many ways to immerse yourself in it during a hen do. Consider visiting a castle or estate, attending a traditional music or dance performance, or trying your hand at a craft like knitting or pottery.
  • Spa day: Relax and unwind with a spa day during your hen do. Many hotels and resorts in Scotland offer spa facilities, including massages, facials, and other treatments. If you’re staying near us in Aviemore, take a look at The Cairngorms Spa.
  • Food and drink tour: Scotland has a thriving food and drink scene, with a wide range of local produce and artisanal products to try. Consider organising a food and drink tour to visit local producers and sample some of Scotland's best.

If you're looking to give your bride a send-off to remember but feel overwhelmed by the options, get in touch, our dedicated hen party team will be happy to help book your hen party outdoor activities and provide recommendations on what else to do locally.

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Hen party houses and group accommodation in Scotland

Accommodation can often be the biggest issue for larger groups, stags generally have a harder time with this, but it can still be tricky for hen groups.

At Cairngorms Activities, we can provide a 16-bed bunkhouse right in the heart of stunning Aviemore. Perfectly located for activities and walks, close by many restaurants, bars and clubs in Aviemore and Inverness.

We can even help you plan your transport so you can focus on having a fabulous time!

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Hen party packages in Scotland

If you're looking for hen party packages in Scotland, take a look at our Ultimate Hen Party Package. Activities, food, and accommodation in one!

We can also provide individual activities if you want to visit us as part of your weekend. 

Ready to get the planning started? Our team are ready to help, and downloading our Stag and Hen brochure is the best place to start.

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