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Hen Ideas

A truly English hen or stag do

Red7 , April 23, 2015

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As with every year, St George’s Day offers us the perfect occasion to celebrate being English. You might love a bit of red and white, you may like to immerse yourself in English culture or maybe you simply just feel proud to be English.

But the celebration doesn’t have to stop at the day itself. If you’re a bride or groom-to-be and love your English heritage, then why not tie it into the theme of your hen or stag do!

Below we’ve put a list of our top typically English activities and destinations, perfect for any hen or stag do. So why not invite your mates along to a truly English do, then all you’ll need is some English themed props and a sash!

Afternoon tea

Spending an afternoon sipping tea and enjoying cakes and scones is typically English. You can enjoy relaxing and having a good gossip with your closest friends, and don’t forget a glass of champagne or two to help you truly celebrate in style.

Bond Girl experience

Are you a lover of the Bond films? Then surely you’ve always dreamt of being a Bond girl, even if it’s purely to get up close and personal with James Bond. Sadly we can’t offer the handsome English 007 agent himself, however we can send you on an exciting mission around the city. Here you must solve clues given by your commander, undertake surveillance and gather information to complete your mission and become an ultimate Bond girl.

London Eye flight

Hop on board the London Eye and you will enjoy an amazing panoramic view of England’s capital city. Whether it’s day or night, you’ll see many of the famous English landmarks while on board, such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. You could even add an element of sophistication to your trip and arrange a private capsule with a bottle of champagne?


If you’re looking for more of a summer do then why not enjoy the quintessentially English pastime of punting down a river. You can take a relaxing trip along the shallow waters of the River Cam or River Cherwell and take in the beautiful countryside around you. You may even decide to have a chauffeur. To make the trip extra special, sit back while sipping champagne and nibbling strawberries!

Clay pigeon shooting

Are you a lover of the great outdoors? Then bring out your country bumpkin and enjoy a spot of clay pigeon shooting. This is perfect for hens and stags wanting to show their adventurous side, as you’ll enjoy the buzz of firing a gun and hitting the target. All you need is your tweed jacket, flat cap and wellies, then you’re good to go.

Stunt car driving

Lads love their cars, so mucking about in one on a specialised stunt driving experience will be right up their street. Imagine yourself driving a Mini in one of the best British films ever made, The Italian Job, and have a go at 360 degree spin parking and handbrake turns. You might be holding on for dear life but you’ll definitely feel exhilarated and pumped for the weekend ahead.

It’s a Knockout

Is a nostalgic hen or stag do more your thing? Then use props from the legendary 70s/80s British comedy game show “It’s A Knockout’, and let your inner child run wild in this hilarious activity. With inflatable obstacle courses, large foam rubber costumes and absurd games involving gallons of water, this will be like sports day for adults and guarantees the hen or stag and guests an unforgettable time.


Still not sure what to do? Hit one of the cities listed below, steeped in history and culture but with plenty of modern activities, and take it from there:


As the capital of England, London is great when it comes to an English themed do. A city with no limits, London offers everything from heritage sites like Westminster Abbey, delicious foodie hotspots to top clubs where you can party all weekend long.


As birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is home to one of the most successful bands in the world and offers exciting activities from day to night.


Known as a historic city with its high walls and cobbled streets, York offers a brilliant medieval vibe and has lots of exciting places to explore. The perfect place for a British themed do.


Forever linked to the heroic tales of Robin Hood and his merry men, Nottingham still encompasses elements of its medieval past, however is now hugely modern too. It’s the perfect choice for groups looking for adventure.


For a typically English seaside experience why not hit Brighton. Here you can explore the pebbled beach, the Palace Pier and visit trendy restaurants and stylish bars.

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