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How to Plan Hen Party Weekends in Herefordshire

January 9th, 2015

Your hen party is a big event. Brides to be deserve the hen party of their dreams and more and more maids of honour and bridesmaids are planning hen party weekends in Herefordshire. Filled with gorgeous countryside, beautiful cottage accommodation, spas for relaxation and plenty of activities for the adrenaline junkie, Herefordshire is the ideal location for that ‘last night of freedom’.

Here are our tips for planning hen party weekends to please even the most discerning bride to be…

1)      Location, Location, Location

Hen weekends should be all about time with the girls. That’s why a weekend away from the future hubby and his friends is the ideal way to celebrate.

But not just any location will do. Whilst the Blackpools and Brightons of this world certainly have their benefits, classy brides will love an escape to the country.

Herefordshire, with its rolling hills and wide open spaces is a countryside lover’s haven. But don’t be fooled – there are plenty of activities to do here in the Herefordshire towns and villages, from abseiling to gorge walking to horse riding and some divine spa days too.


Sunset over the Skirrid near Abergavenny


2)    Get the accommodation right

We’ve all been there; you head off on your girls’ holiday and arrive at your accommodation to find you have a fight on your hands for The Best Room. Who gets it? Well, the bride to be usually… but then what for everyone else?

Hen weekends should be enjoyable for everyone involved so substandard accommodation just won’t do.

Holt Farm is a collection of luxury holiday cottages just outside of Hay On Wye, conveniently located for access to activities and days out but, most importantly, fully appointed with luxury bedrooms for everyone.

Whether you’re looking to book one of the four cottages for a smaller group, multiple cottages or ever the full site to accommodate up to 22 people, everyone can be sure of a beautiful bedroom. No more fights – now isn’t that an attractive prospect?

20 Hens can all dine together at Holt Farm

Holt Barn’s Dining Hall

3)     Plan Your Activities

It’s time to grab your pen and get planning! Memorable hen weekends are always topped off with fantastic experiences and activities that you’ll be talking about long past the wedding day.

Hens Party can canoe on the Wye

Canoeing on the Wye

Herefordshire has so much to offer to hens and their friends. Find a list of activities for the more adventurous here:

We’ve also put together some full day out ideas for those looking for a more relaxing trip:

There are also some beautiful spas in the area where you and your ladies can get the pamper they deserve. Here are a few for you to take a look at:

A Hen Party enjoying thye hot tub at Holt Farm

Holt Farm Cottages Hot Tub

Herefordshire is a great place for hen weekends to suit all tastes, whether you’re looking for a relaxing countryside retreat or an adrenaline fuelled adventure trip.

We regularly welcome hen parties to Holt Farm. If you’d like to book our holiday cottages for your hen party weekend, or for help planning the perfect hen party weekend in Herefordshire, get in touch with us and we’d be happy to help.

You can call us on 01981 510238 or use our contact page.

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