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8 Best Hen Party Ideas in Glasgow for 2023

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Glasgow is one of the UK’s most lively cities and it’s quickly becoming a popular hen weekend destination.

From disco bus tours to catered dinner parties, and everything in between, Glasgow has got you covered for a hen weekend that's anything but ordinary.

But it can be difficult to know where to start planning your hen parties, especially if you’re hosting a large group of friends.

That’s why we’ve compiled this article, complete with our favourite hen party activities that you can do during your visit to Glasgow.

Why Should You Head to Glasgow for Your Hen Weekend?

There are plenty of reasons to choose Glasgow as the destination for your hen weekend, beyond enjoying the famous Scottish food and traditions.

Glasgow is a lively and vibrant city with a bustling nightlife and a wide range of activities to suit every taste.

Whether you’re into live music, theatre, and art, or you want to dance your hen night away at famous clubs like Merchant City, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained.

The city of Glasgow is also home to a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and bars that serve up almost every type of cuisine you can imagine.

When it comes to shopping, Glasgow doesn’t disappoint either—with a mix of high-end boutiques, novelty shops, and vintage stores.

You’ll also feel right at home and welcomed by the locals, because Glasgow is known for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere brimming with hospitality.

Whether you want to have an extravagant hen weekend or simply celebrate the occasion with your close friends, Glasgow has everything you need to make your visit unforgettable.

Must-Do Hen Weekend Ideas & Activities in Glasgow

Before you start planning your Glasgow hen weekend itinerary, you might need some inspiration for fun activities.

Below are Flock’s favourite hen party activities that you can’t miss out on while celebrating in Glasgow.

1. Disco bus

🏠 If preferred, you can be picked up and dropped off at your hen weekend accommodation.

Explore the city’s nightlife scene while travelling in style and dancing the night away on the disco bus.

The bus runs through the streets of Glasgow, taking you past some popular tourist attractions and bars in town.

However, you won’t even need to step off the bus to join a party, because you’ll have your very own professional DJ on board.

You’ll also have access to the fully-stocked bar on the bus for the duration of your trip—perfect if you and your friends enjoy a drink or two.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also use the state-of-the-art karaoke machine to belt out your favourite songs with all of your friends.

With onboard Wi-Fi, you can also make sure that not a single moment of your hen weekend goes undocumented on social media.

The disco bus tour is also ideal for hen groups who want to add a bit of excitement to their evening before heading out to explore Glasgow’s nightlife.

Not only is it a great way to get the party started, but you can also experience the city in a unique and unforgettable way.

Key Features ✅ Fully-stocked bar on board the bus ✅ Access to a karaoke machine ✅ Professional DJ ✅ Onboard Wi-Fi ✅ Tour can conclude in the city centre, close to many bars and exclusive clubs in Sauchiehall Street

2. Dinner and karaoke [cocktail masterclass included!]

🚌 0.7 miles from the Sauchiehall Lane bus stop 🚂 7-minute walk to Charing Cross station

Get ready for an evening filled with delicious food, expertly-crafted cocktails, and karaoke at this popular venue in the heart of Glasgow.

This hen weekend activity is perfect for a group that is looking for something more relaxed and sophisticated without having to sacrifice the party atmosphere.

Once you’ve arrived at the restaurant, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of bubbly to kickstart your evening.

Then you’ll be introduced to your personal mixologist who will be leading your cocktail-making class in a private room.

During the class, prepare to learn about the history of cocktail-making and how to combine different flavours before stepping up to the plate and trying it yourself.

You’ll also have a chance to taste your own delicious drinks when you sit down for a specially prepared three-course dinner.

Choose from a variety of contemporary dishes, all made with locally sourced ingredients, as you sip on a huge range of cocktails and celebrate your hen weekend.

Once you’ve finished your meal, head over to your private karaoke booth, where you can spend the rest of the evening singing your favourite songs at the top of your lungs.

Key Features Intimate and lively atmosphere ✅ Welcome drink on arrival ✅ Private mixologist to guide you through the cocktail-making class ✅ Expertly-prepared meals that can be tailored to suit any dietary requirements ✅ Private booth with access to leisure facilities ✅ Access to karaoke machine ✅ Ideal for larger groups of friends

3. Brunch grazing table

🏠 This activity can be set up in the comfort of your hen weekend accommodation.

Treat yourself to beautifully prepared snacks and a curated selection of fresh foods with a brunch or afternoon tea grazing platter—all from the comfort of your own Glasgow home.

Not only are all of the ingredients locally sourced, but the presentation is also highly Instagrammable, ensuring that you can document every moment of your big weekend online.

This grazing table is the perfect way to kickstart your hen weekend or to help you recover after an unforgettable night out with your friends.

Take your time to enjoy the large sharing platters as you catch up with your hen group or recount the previous day’s adventures—while sipping on mimosas, of course.

If you want to make it extra special, you can also arrange for fresh flowers to be set up alongside your grazing table.

A brunch grazing table is a lovely idea for a group of friends who enjoy having an indulgent meal together without needing to go to a sit-down restaurant.

You can also host some hen weekend games while you snack, which makes your grazing table even more fun.

If you or your friends have special dietary requirements, there’s no need to worry. Each grazing table can be tailored to suit your specific needs without compromising on quality.

The platters can also be laid out in fun and unique ways, such as spelling words or portraying numbers that reflect your special celebration.

Key Features ✅ Set up in the comfort of your weekend accommodation ✅ Fresh and locally sourced ingredients ✅ Includes cutlery, plates, and napkins ✅ Can be tailored to suit your dietary requirements ✅ Perfect way to kickstart the weekend or recover after a night out ✅ Can cater for large or small groups of people

4. Colourful and creative dinner parties

🏠 This activity can be set up in the comfort of your hen weekend accommodation.

Dinner parties are ideal for spending quality time with your friends while celebrating your hen weekend.

It’s also a great way for a group of friends to catch up before enjoying a weekend filled with adventures.

This activity is presented by an expert host that travels to your weekend accommodation to help you set up the perfect party.

Your dinner table will be set according to a prearranged theme, including everything from the plates to the flowers.

Once your table has been set, you and your friends will enjoy a number of delicious courses from your customised menu—ensuring that you can cater to everyone’s dietary needs.

These intimate dinner parties are also perfect for a group of friends who want to celebrate a hen weekend in a more relaxed setting.

You also won’t have to worry about cleaning up afterwards, so you can simply sit down and enjoy the meal.

To make the dinner even more enjoyable, you can host hen weekend games and other related activities between meals or while you eat.

Key Features ✅ Fully catered dinner party, including food and decorations ✅ Set up in the comfort of your weekend accommodation ✅ Can be tailored to suit any dietary requirements ✅ Ideal for small or large groups of friends

5. Life drawing

🏠 Enjoy this activity from the comfort of your hen weekend accommodation in Glasgow.

If you fancy something unique for a hen activity that everyone can get involved in, why not plan a nude life drawing class?

Life drawing classes are one of the most popular hen weekend activities because of the lighthearted and fun atmosphere it creates.

This is what makes a drawing class perfect for a group of friends who like to let their hair down and spice things up a bit.

A male model will be sent to your accommodation along with everything you may need to bring your works of art to life—including easels, paintbrushes, and paint.

You can also arrange that he brings a box of luxury chocolates and roses for the bride.

Each class runs for 90 minutes and will be led by the model to ensure that everyone is at ease and has an enjoyable experience. You can also extend the time, if needed.

Just when you think the fun is over, your model will change into his butler attire and continue serving your group delicious cocktails, champagne, and food.

Your butler can even host a fun dance class for your and your fellow hens, if arrangements are made.

He will also pose for pictures and even host fun hen weekend games to keep the party going, creating unforgettable memories.

Key Features ✅ Male model comes to your hen weekend accommodation ✅ All art supplies are included ✅ Special gifts can be arranged for the bride ✅ The model is able to host a range of activities after the class ✅ Ideal for smaller groups of friends

6. Mobile cocktail-making class

🏠 This activity will be hosted at your hen weekend accommodation.

Experience a boozy two-hour tasting adventure where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about and craft your own gin cocktails.

The best part is that you won’t even have to leave the house, since this activity is set up in the comfort of your hen weekend accommodation - with everything you’ll need included.

An experienced mixologist will teach you about flavour combinations as you sample different gins, before you then get to try your hand at making your own drinks. You’ll also be able to enjoy your creations after the class.

Along with learning how to make your favourite cocktails, you and your friends can also enjoy some fun hen weekend-themed drinking games.

If you have any specific game or activity requests, you can arrange them beforehand.

A daytime cocktail-making class is also the perfect way to kickstart an evening of partying - especially if you’re planning to head to town afterwards.

If you plan on staying in, a cocktail-making class is a great option for more laid-back celebrations, too.

You also don’t have to worry about your non-drinking friends, since non-alcoholic options can be arranged to ensure that no one misses out on the fun.

Key Features All cocktail-making ingredients and equipment are included ✅ Enjoy up to four cocktails per person ✅ Play fun games during the session ✅ Non-alcoholic drinks can be arranged ✅ Perfect activity to host before a big night out or if you’re looking for something more relaxed ✅ Can accommodate up to 50 people

7. Speedboat pub tour

🚗 33 miles from Glasgow by car 🚂 21 minutes from the Craigendoran train station

Embark on an adrenaline-filled pub crawl as you explore rural Glasgow’s best bars on your very own speedboat—perfect for the adventurous bride.

You’ll meet the captain at Loch Lomond, where you will board the boat and kick-off your three-hour journey to the local pubs.

At each stop, you’ll have about an hour to enjoy some drinks and even play a few hen weekend games to keep the party going.

This activity is perfect for a smaller group of friends who love adding a thrilling twist to a night out—and creating unforgettable memories together.

You can also use this activity as a way to start your day or warm up for an evening out in town, as boats depart at 11:00 or 18:00.

The speedboat tour is also a great way to discover new bars that you might not have visited, all while spending quality time with your hen group.

Plus, you could make the activity even more memorable by dressing up in boat-themed gear with all your friends.

Once the tour is over, you can head back to the city or explore the beautiful Loch Lomond and the islands around it.

The area is known for its untouched stretches of natural beauty and quaint towns that are bound to have a number of fun activities to entertain your hen group.

Key Features Unique way to experience local bars and pubs Adrenaline-filled activity that adds an extra thrill to the weekend ✅ Perfect for smaller groups of friends Explore and discover new places

8. Mini Highland Games

🚂 1.5 hours from Glasgow West End by train 🚌 13 miles from the Church Road bus stop

Playing on distinct Scottish themes and traditions, the Mini Highland Games are sure to get everyone involved in the most hilarious way.

Upon arrival, you and your friends will be kitted out in traditional Scottish gear to have you look the part—complete with a selection tartan ‘Jimmy’ hats.

Then you’ll rotate through a selection of games such as ‘Toss The Caber’, ‘Tug ‘O’ War’, ‘Throw The Welly’ and ‘Hunt The Haggis’ to enjoy with your hen group.

You can either book the games for an hour or arrange for longer day packages to extend the fun. A professional piper and Highland dancer can also be arranged on request.

After the games, it’s customary to present the winning team with a trophy that runs with the Scottish traditions of the day—think malt whiskey, tartan tack, and more!

This activity is a great way for a small group of friends to spend time together while enjoying some competition.

Combine your fun-filled day with a trip to Loch Lomond once the games have concluded to soak up the beautiful surroundings.

With many top-rated restaurants in the area, you can also enjoy a few drinks with your friends while you show off your shiny new prizes.

Key Features Ideal for a smaller group of friends looking for a fun-filled day out Everything you need for the games will be included Additional prizes and entertainment can be arranged Explore the beautiful Loch Lomond region after the games

Celebrate Your Hen Weekend in Style with Flock Events

At Flock, we know how challenging it can be to create the perfect hen weekend itinerary—especially in a city with as much to offer as Glasgow.

That’s why our expert party planners are here to help make your hen party dreams come true.

We work with a number of top activity and accommodation partners to provide you with a bespoke experience that surpasses all of your expectations.

Our planners can also make tailored recommendations for activities to ensure that you have an unforgettable hen weekend, no matter where you are.

Start planning your perfect hen weekend by getting in touch with Flock, today.

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