Terms & Conditions apply
Saving you money with over 15 years’ experience
Rated by verified guests
Book with confidence
Welcome bridesmaid extraordinaire, to the only destination you need to compare, plan and save money on that amazing hen weekend you’re planning for the bride. Whether it’s home or away, city or sands, well mannered or wild, we have hen weekend ideas – and prices – to make the whole party smile.
She’s engaged! There’s a sparkler on the finger and you’re going to be a bridesmaid. Congratulations! If you thought picking a dress to suit the gaggle of girls walking down the aisle with you was going to be tough, wait until you plan the hen do. Guest lists, budgets, activities… it’s enough to test even the most brilliant bridesmaid.
TravelSupermarket has your back. We have five of the hottest travel picks for hen weekends abroad and girls’ weekend getaways on UK soil, while giving you some great girls’ weekend ideas. Will you play home or away? Let’s look at the pros and cons:
UK hen party weekends – pros
A girls’ weekend in the UK can be easy to organise and perfect for larger groups who might not know each other well, as there is a wealth of bookable activities that you can bond over. It’s also easy to split UK breaks between the relaxing and the raucous, so everyone can attend something suitable. The cost of travel can be kept low and latecomers can make their own way to the destination.
UK hen party weekends – cons
Is the bride an outdoorsy type? The unpredictability of the British weather could put a dampener on any outdoor activities. And, while there are some cracking girls’ weekend ideas out there – from cocktail-making lessons to quad biking – costs in the UK can be high.
Hen weekends abroad – pros
They can be a big commitment, but hen parties abroad are increasingly popular with brides and their hens. Why? Because better weather is a cert in typical sunshine destinations, the cost of eating and drinking can be cheaper than it is in the UK, and bargains on flights and hotels are easy to find. Overseas girls’ weekend getaways can be just as cheap as hen weekends at home and are well suited to smaller groups who know each other well.
Hen weekends abroad – cons
It can be more stressful for organisers to arrange a group trip abroad. You’ll need to know, or at least trust, your fellow hens if you are organising overseas travel as it is likely you’ll be paying upfront (probably best to collect those monies before you book).
There's a reason these cities consistently top the list of the most popular short break destinations. So if you're in need of a little city break inspiration, try one of these unmissible spots on for size.Read more about 10 of the most popular city break destinations
Fly away with an incredible deal. Search and compare a huge range of airlines today.Compare Flights
Finding the right wheels is much more than getting the cheapest price. Compare a range of car rentals.Compare Car Hire
Make sure you find the right cover. Compare a range of comprehensive travel insurance policies.Compare Travel Insurance
Get from A to B hassle free with an affordable transfer. Compare a range of options and save.Compare Transfers
Whether you’re after boutique in Berlin or affordable in the Algarve, the right hotel is just a comparison away.Compare Hotels
*ATOL (Air Travel Organiser's Licence) is a financial protection scheme for package holidays: It provides support to consumers in the event their holiday provider collapses. Booking with an ATOL holder ensures that you won't be left out of pocket and you won't be left stranded abroad. All package holidays compared using TravelSupermarket are protected by ATOL.
ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) offers similar cover for packages booked with its members. However, while ATOL predominantly covers flight-based packages, ABTA covers non-flight based holidays (such as rail and cruise) and linked travel arrangements. If you are unsure whether or not your trip is covered by ABTA, check with your provider.
Subscribe now for hand-picked holiday deals, inspiration and the latest travel tips, straight to your inbox.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides valuable up-to-date travel advice for British citizens abroad. It is the best resource for reliable safety and security information. You can also find other important details, such as local laws, passport information and visa requirements. Stay safe abroad – check the FCDO before you travel.