Glamping for the girls : hen do idea

I love camping. Even in a tiny tent in the pouring rain I still think there’s something magical about it… cooking outside on an open fire, snuggling up as the rain lashes the side of the tent and the fact you only have to pop your head out of the door to see the night sky filled with stars? Perfection :)

My friend Verity, who got engaged on Christmas day (woop!), is also a camping fan and would love to go for her hen do. But she has a few friends that don’t share her love of camping and, of course, wants to make sure they have a good time too. The answer? Glamping!


To tell you more about the kind of camping that any girl would love here’s Rebecca of Chillisauce Events, a company that specialises in the organisation of hen and stag parties. I absolutely love her picks!

Get glamping

Girls, let’s get glamping! Camping has been around forever and usually not been very appealing, but with some feminine touches (improvements), glamping was born. Check out the top destinations for glamping adventures and get set for the best girls weekend away EVER…

Like most brides to be you want to plan a day that is special, memorable and unique to you, and your hen party is no different. A great Hen party consists of your best female friends and family members, time away from your guy and a fun-filled itinerary, with enough laughs and stories to last a lifetime. Here are some great glamping locations, perfect for a Hen weekend away.

Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts, Northumberland

Camp out in these luxury Tipis and Yurts located in the Northumbrian National Park for a weekend of star gazing and bush work activities, to name but a few. Tipis sleeping up to 8 people or Yurts sleeping up to 6 come complete with double beds, soft furnishings and sheep skin rugs to provide you with all the comforts you could need. The outdoor decking areas are great for BBQs and drinks in the evening or cook using the wood burning stove. Shared facilities comprise of an under floor heated shower with hot water and a drying area. What more could a girl ask for? You can be cosy inside and out, enjoying the hammocks and picnic benches, or candles and shelter inside all weather huts.

Glamping Tip: You will need to take your own sleeping bags or duvets along with you. Take advantage of the local activities and events with ancient pottery making and wool workshops for a rural experience, with all the luxuries of home.


For more info: Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts, Northumberland

Wild Luxury at Thornham Bay, Norfolk

Get away to the Norfolk coast and camp in style at this safari-style glamping site. Secluded in the farmland of Thornham but close enough to local pubs and a farm shop, you won’t be short of things to do here. Each lodge sleeps up to five adults and is fully equipped with a kitchen, partitioned bedroom, wood cooker stove, hot running shower water and a flushing loo. There are two tents in total, giving you flexibility on the size of your hen party; big or small this place can accommodate you. This picturesque site is complete with an outdoor deck area and fire pit outdoors for entertaining especially great if you visit in the summer months. Enjoy fresh produce from the local farm shop and star gaze on the nearby Norfolk beach for the perfect girly getaway. What is great about this site is that they can provide you with meals to just heat up; great to save time preparing meals for the hens or you can raid their site pantry for a few ingredients and cook up a storm yourselves.

Glamping Tip: Plan activities and games to take with you, that can be enjoyed over a bottle of wine on your safari style deck.


For more info: Wild Luxury at Thornham Bay

The Dandelion Hideaway, Leicestershire

Now this really is glamping luxury, you won’t even know you’re camping. These luxurious canvas cottages located at the edge of Chamwood Forest in Leicestershire are the ideal place for the vintage inspired bride to be. These tents are suitably named canvas cottages, and they are just that. Each tent sleeps up to six, with period features like a traditional range cooker and butler’s sink, as well as a vintage en-suite bathroom with roll top shower. Close to the small market town of Bosworth, you can happily spend your days exploring the town or wandering the rolling hills of the surrounding area. The canvas cottages are located for complete privacy allowing you to enjoy your hen weekend antics without disturbing anyone else or being disturbed yourselves. Take advantage of Osbaston House farm and learn how to milk goats and play farmer for the day at the century old working farm.

Glamping Tip: Step back in time and enjoy the selection of old fashioned games like dominoes and snakes and ladders, available in each tent.


For more info: The Dandelion Hideaway

Glamping Holiday, Surrey

Escape to the country with Glamping Holidayand enjoy a stay in their wonderfully decorated canvas bell tents. Each tent is delicately adorned with shabby chic elements from rugs and pillows to lanterns and wooden chests. In true glamping style the tents facilitate contemporary camping with bedding, towels and cooking equipment. However, if you don’t feel like cooking, meals are available, feeding up to four people. The site is set in the enchanting grounds of Springbok Estate, so you can take in the fresh air and really unwind. The site aims to support the community by sourcing food for the site from local shops. So not only can you enjoy your weekend of bliss, but you will be doing your bit for the surrounding area.

Glamping Tip: Take advantage of the delicious welcome breakfast pack, complete with all the basics you will need like eggs, bread and milk and of course marshmallows. Yum.


For more info: Glamping Holiday

How perfect is that last image? I’m pinning it now :)

Chillisauce Events don’t deal with glamping holidays themselves so if you’d like to find out more about glamping locations get yourself to Go Glamping. For many other ideas of what to do for your hen party head over to Chillisauce, there are so many ideas and locations covered you’re bound to find something you like :)


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Chillisauce Events
Chillisauce Events Hen Party Ideas

Phone: 0207 299 1831

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9 Responses to “Glamping for the girls : hen do idea”

  1. Wow!! Love this Debs! Sooo many ideas now (must have a cute goat for photos)! Thanks dude :D x

  2. Leaff Design says:

    Deb, this is my favourite post ever – I love it! What a fantastic idea for a hen party, but also a fantastic idea for an adventurous holiday – full stop! This is the kind of thing that we would love to do, so I have just had to bookmark this for holiday ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Debs - Belle Amour says:

    I hear you Kate on the fabulous idea for a holiday! I want to go glamping so badly right now :) Glad you liked Vez… so where we going?! ;) x

  4. What a great idea! I like the idea of getting away with the girls for something other than a drunken weekend, or a purse destroying spa break (I’ve had to turn a hen do down in the past because it was just too expensive) – pinning it now!

  5. What a amazing idea. I have just looked up the Luxury farm camping in Leicester ‘Glamping’. I would never of thought of this. Have you seen the pic of that Bath with all the lights round on their website. This is certainly on my list this year. Glamping – I love it!

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  7. Helen says:

    Just love this blog – if it has inspired you to want to ‘glamp’ do check out our website. We love hosting girly glamping weekends on our beautiful organic farm in East Devon. Self or fully catered options available. Have a go at one of our amazing workshops bush craft, drumming, willow weaving juggling to name but a few…..

    would love to hear from you.

  8. Why not try other activities in The Uk such as Surfing in Bournemouth or A Hen Weekend aboard in Portugal where you can have Private Yacht Hire and many more.

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