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The real reasons to go to Southampton for your Hen Weekend

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With Bournemouth just around the coastal corner, the beautiful port city of Southampton, on England’s south coast, is often overlooked as an idyllic Hen Weekend destination and we are here to put a stop to it!

Amazing shopping, the fancy Ocean Village Marina and the bustling nightlife aside, there’s so much on offer in Southampton that escaping on the open seas or shopping will be the last thing on your mind for your hen weekend.

Sights, pampering, art, culture and more, it will be impossible to have a disappointing hen party in Southampton and here's why:

Arts, History and Culture is in abundance in Southampton

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If it's art, history, monuments or culture you're after, you'll find an abundance of it on offer in Southampton. In fact, this city had so many museums and monuments you might find yourself getting lost in a different period of British History during your hen weekend.

You can spend the day walking around the town enjoying little snippets of history, including its ties to the Titanic, which departed from Southampton in 1912, wherever you go. Whether your hen party has a keen eye for photography or just an interest in history, Southampton has it all on offer.

There is also the Southampton City Art Gallery, which specialises in modern British art. The Solent Sky Museum features a plethora of vintage aircraft including the iconic Spitfire. While Tudor House & Garden displays artefacts covering over 800 years of history, including a penny-farthing bike.

Basically, there is plenty to keep you busy in between the great hen party activities and nightlife during a hen weekend in Southampton. 

World-famous Musical Performances & Ballet

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Unbeknown to some, Southampton is home to The Mayflower Theatre, which is one of the primary venues in the country and produces some of the finest performances in the UK.

In addition to the Mayflower, Southampton is also home to the O2 Guildhall, The Joiners Arms, 1865 and The Brook, which regularly plays host to big musical acts and the next big thing

From touring musicals, opera, ballet, musicians and the next big thing, we have no doubt you will be to find the perfect show for your hen weekend in Southampton.


If your hen party are the types that like to be part of all the musical action, now you can be with the Musical Mayhem activity, only on offer in Southampton.

Relax and soak up some fresh air on your Southampton Hen Weekend

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some beautiful green acreage on your hen weekend, with over 40 parks you're never too far from a relaxing-green space in Southampton.

Whether you want to enjoy a picturesque walk, surround yourself by wildlife or take a stroll down by the river, you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of parks and green spaces available in the city.

For ladies that are the outdoors-type then we have a fun and relaxing activity where your hen party can explore the fabulous Beaulieu River Nature Reserve.

It wouldn't be a proper hen party without some pampering

If you find yourself needing a little ‘you time’ then you will be happy to know there are more than 15 spas in Southampton ready to help unwind even the most stressed-out bride-to-be.

After all, planning a wedding can be super stressful and a hen weekend is a perfect time to get some R&R and catch up on some much-needed TLC!

With everything from treatments for your healing, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs on offer, there is something for every hen party when it comes to a hen weekend in Southampton.

And for those brides that want something extra with their pampering, Pamper Party with a Twist activity is for you. In your very own private function room at a city centre hotel, you can relax and be pampered with your fellow hens, drinking champers in style during the Pamper Party with a Twist activity.

But that's not where the fun ends! There is also a Hunky Naked Butler, who'll be there at your beck and call - he'll surely add a smile to your faces.

We haven't forgotten the nightlife...

The Nightlife in Southampton is varied and certainly one for the more classy Hen. Speaking of class, one of our top nightlife activities is our Murder Mystery Evening. Enjoy a delicious, private dinner while you and the girls put your detective skills to the test! With a starring role for the Bride-to-be, a choice of themes and the chance to dress up, we're convinced the Murder Mystery Evening will be a great fit for your Hen Weekend.

If you're looking to party hard and party often we have a much more suitable alternative. We'll arrange for a private, VIP Party Booth within a centrally located Southampton Nightclub. Walk around like you own the place because for this night you kinda' do.

Of course, that's not all, the options are practically endless when it comes to a hen weekend in Southampton. From a Guided bar crawl with Buffs to a 3-Couse Dinner to Party Packages and more, it's all on offer for a Hen Weekend in Southampton.

And it wouldn't be Southampton without the water

It is Southampton after all and we should pay homage to its waterways.

While its neighbouring town, Bournemouth, hosts a number of famous beaches, Southampton is famous for its bustling port, which sees millions of people, cruises and cargo arrive and depart from its docks each year.

Whether its a picnic, watersports, topping up that tan, a boat cruise or admiring the view over to the Isle of Wight, there is a place and activity for you on your hen weekend in Southampton. Of course, our favourite is taking a Party Cruise...it is a hen weekend after all. 

For more hen weekend nightlife, activities and accommodation in Southampton head to over to the Southampton section of our website or give us a call on 0208 236 0111 - Leave the stress at home and let us organise the hen weekend in Southampton!

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