WHY HAVE YOUR HEN PARTY IN BRIGHTON?
This coastal city, with its cosmopolitan and cultural feel and unique nightlife, is the perfect place for the bride-to-be to spend the weekend celebrating with the girls before saying ‘I do.’ The city is buzzing all year round, so a Brighton hen do promises to deliver an unforgettable experience no matter when you go.
Browse Hen Activities
Before you head out for dancing and cocktails you need some fun activities for you and the hens to take part in, ones that will create lasting memories and enable the whole party to bond. There are a wide variety of options available from Bollywood dancing to cookery school. Just pick the one that suits your party best…
Browse Hen Accommodation
There is plenty to choose from when it comes to accommodation for hen weekends in Brighton. From luxury seafront hotels to cosy cottages and modern townhouses, there is something for every budget. Take a look through the accommodation to find the best one for you and your party…
Top activities this month
The devil is in the detail and the detail is in the planning – but choosing what you want to do can be difficult, especially when you need to please everyone from the bride herself to her husband-to-be’s mother. To help make your decision a little bit easier, here are the top activities this month to give you some inspiration. Keep everyone in mind when making your choice.
WHAT TO DO IN BRIGHTON?
From the world famous Royal Pavilion to one of the most popular piers in the country, there are hundreds of activities in Brighton that will keep your hen party group entertained whatever the weather, and whatever the season – with plenty of culture, entertainment and activities to go around for your ultimate hen weekend.
Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular seaside resort, filled with history and landmarks it is a tourist haven! However with the sunshine finally here, people are venturing outside of the indoor world and hitting the water with the latest craze – water-sports. There are hundreds of different activities that you can do on the water, all suited to different abilities, prices and tastes. See our watersport page for more info.
The Royal Pavilion
Originally a basic farmhouse, the Marine Pavilion was transformed by John Nash between 1787 and 1823, into a fabulous palace that was built for style, finesse and technological calibre, but above all, for pleasure. The building was designed to meet Prince Regent’s demands for comfort, warmth and convenience… In 1850 Queen Victoria sold her uncle’s pleasure palace for £50,000 to the people of Brighton because it failed to provide the space and privacy that her ever-growing family desired. This then became home to many events such as bazaars, conferences, balls and exhibitions and during the first world war, a hospital to injured soldiers from the Imperial Indian Army.
Nowadays the Brighton Pavilion is a tourist haven, home to precious silverware and artwork lent by HM the Queen herself! The palace has been restored and accustomed to today's environment to maximise its visitors stay but the sculpture of the building is exactly the same to retain the historic atmosphere. The original paintings and wall fittings also returned in 1864 after Queen Victoria relocated them to other holiday homes before selling the Royal Pavilion in 1950.
Christmas at the seaside
If you're lucky enough to visit Brighton around the Christmas period you can celebrate by partaking in one of the city's festive traditions:
- A traditional winter walk is the perfect reason to explore the hidden gems of Brighton… Wrap up in your woolies, stick on your wellies and take a trek up the downs, experience the wrath of the winter waves on the undercliff or even meet Father Christmas himself at Ashdown Forrest! See more of Brighton’s winter walks at Visit Brighton!
- The Brighton Pavilion’s ice rink is now open for it’s fourth year running, with the beautiful pleasure palace as a backdrop, the rink oozes in festivity and is enough to warm any Scrooges heart. A perfect day out with the family; enjoy a sunday roast and skate with a personal greeting from a certain Mr Clause… But as the evening darkens the rink is lit and you will find yourself melting into the romantic setting, skating hand by hand and sipping on a soul stirring mulled wine…
- A good ol’ Christmas Panto is not to be missed in Brighton, a fantastic day out to share with your beloved family and an unbelievable early Christmas present for your kids… This year Brighton is home to the brilliant “Scrooge” and “Cinders!”
- Shopping in Brighton is a must this year, the festive decorations that brighten up the high street along with the 18th century lanes provide Brighton with a true Dickensian atmosphere. Churchill Square shopping centre is home to many designer stores which will provide comfort to all last minute shoppers and the quirky lanes will give even the most creative of minds the gift of their dreams!
- Burning of the clocks is a fantastic way to spend your saturday and an extraordinary tradition celebrated by the people of Brighton. The burning of the clocks was created in 1994 by Same Sky to celebrate the festive season regardless of faith, race or creed. 2000 people now take part in this lovely celebration with a whopping 20,000 spectators, photographers and families…