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Who said shooting guns was just for men? Check out our most popular hen weekend shooting activities that are sure to get the blood pumping and the heart racing.
While some brides love the usual hen party shenanigans of cocktails, clubs and strippers, some like to step outside the box and enter the realm of the unknown and unusual. And, this list is for the latter.
If you are a bridesmaid or Maid of Honour, tasked with the difficult job of finding a hen activity to suit a more thrill-seeking bride-to-be, you need to add some gunpowder to get the hen weekend bang on target.
Shooting is always a crowd pleaser and that's no exception for a hen party. Regardless of where you're heading these trigger-happy activities will be a great choice for the hen weekend and a thrill-seeking bride-to-be.
While you won't find shotguns, AK47s or M16s in the UK, you will find Clay Pigeon Shooting minus the pigeons...so, even the vegans and vegetarians can get a kick out of this activity!
Tame as it may be, it's nothing short of a great time and certainly offers a bit of friendly competition with the ultimate bragging rights for the champ. Not, to mention, watching the clay targets explode is very satisfying.
If you and the girls want to try something different, but don't want anything too extreme, Clay Pigeon Shooting is a great introduction into the world of hen weekend shooting activities.
Regardless of your destination, you and the girls will receive a full safety briefing, don all the necessary equipment and have an instructor by your side throughout the session!
Lara Croft, eat your heart out! Paintball isn't just for the boys. It's time to show them how it's done with a game of paintball during your hen weekend.
Take a break from the dancing, pampering, drinking and stereotypical hen party activities to get down and dirty with an exciting and fun game of Paintball.
Go on, be daring and different...
Unleash your inner warrior and find out if you would take a 'bullet' for your friend or cover her in a rainbow of paint during a paintball session on your hen weekend.
Paintball activities are available throughout the UK and abroad and are a great way to get the adrenaline pumping and run around shooting anything that moves!
In addition to Paintball, there is also Airsoft available in a majority of our hen party destinations.
If you feel like getting the adrenalin pumping and want to shoot your friends with loaded weapons, but don't want the mess or pain of Paintball, AIRSOFT is your answer.
Armed with realistic imitation weapons and replica military equipment, Airsoft sees you in the midst of the battlefield dodging a firing of plastic pellets while you unleash hell on your friends.
Not the girliest activity, but a bucket-load of fun!
Scenarios and themes will vary, but regardless of where you're heading for your hen weekend, Airsoft is the perfect balance of action and adrenaline while being hen party friendly!
Get away from the UK's strict firearms regulations and head to Europe to get your hands on some serious firearms!
Things heat up once you cross the water, especially in Hamburg where you and the girls can get trigger happy with an M4 assault rifle, a Glock 17 and a Walther PPK during Maximise's exclusive Fully-Loaded Shooting Package.
Your expert instructor will give you an introduction before you get loaded up with 40 bullets each and see who's a regular Tomb Raider and who couldn't get a headshot if their life depended on it!
Hamburg also offers a High Calibre Shooting Activity, Deluxe Shooting Package and Pistol Shooting Activity for your hen weekend.
This isn't just for the boys.
If you want to try something that's a little different and outside the box when it comes to hen party activities, this Ultimate Shooting Package will not only be unexpected, it will be a blast!
From a pistol to a double-barrel shotgun and more than 25 bullets to shoot each, this shooting package has it all without being too hectic or not enough - it's the ideal balance for a hen party shooting activity.
Serious power mixed with serious fun, you're bound to enjoy getting trigger happy in Berlin with this shooting activity.
Get your hands on some powerful pistols and unleash hell on some paper targets during the hen weekend.
There is nothing wrong with big guns, but sometimes good things come in small packages and we think that's the case when it comes to pistol shooting.
Trust us, what these handguns lack in size make up for in power!
We mean serious business now!
Once again, forget the stereotypes and break away from the norm, get trigger happy with the big guns!
Show the boys up on your weekend and enjoy pulling the trigger on these insanely powerful weapons as you blast your way through all the targets.
Definitely one for the memory book and again it's the perfect activity if you've done all the usual hen party activities a hundred times before.
Ok, so technically we can't confirm what every instructor will look like or know just how big his 'guns' are, but it's definitely food for thought.
It would be like a scene out of a movie, except instead of a golf instructor or cute guy at the bar helping you play pool, it's a sexy gun range instructor helping you hand his big guns...
Well, a girl can dream can't she!
All our hen weekend shooting activities are held in licenced venues and run by qualified professionals who will take you through all the necessary safety briefings before you're let loose on a target
For more hen weekend shooting ideas, as well as loads of other activities and destinations head over to our main page or give the Maximise team a call on 0208 236 0111