Devon Hen Party Guide

A Devon hen party is up there with the best as there is so much going on. Devon is in the southwest of England is one of the UK’s most stunning party locations full of sandy beaches, magnificent cliffs, medieval towns and leading national parks! Dotted among this beautiful countryside is a host of popular towns and cities! From harbour towns like Torquay, to cities like Exeter and popular sea-side villages like Woolacombe. These locations across Devon offer varied opportunities and each will help make your hen party varied and memorable.

The county town of Devon is the City of Exeter, a tourist hotspot known for it’s vibrant nightlife, due to it’s close proximity to the university. Despite a population of a little over 129,800, the city is buzzing with activity, so rest assured a night out on the weekend in Exeter will be one to remember. Torquay is a resort town and is one of Devon’s biggest tourist attractions. Located on the coast of the English channel with it’s sandy beaches, fishing ports and tons of recreational activities, the ‘English Riviera’ is an amazing place to stop by on your Devon hen party.

Did you know there is a strong musical connection with vibrant Devon? Singer Joss Stone was brought up here, and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was born here.

Devon Hen Party Activities


Firstly, if you’re thinking of choosing Devon for your hen party, it’s probably due to the wealth of beaches and the mid climate, right? With beaches in Torquay and Woolacombe on both the northern and southern coasts of the county, you simple cannot escape a hen weekend at the beach! So put your sunglasses on, pack the sunscreens and bathing suits and hit the beach for a hen weekend few other will be able to surpass!

After you peel yourself off the beach, there are a number of exciting activities you can do to make your weekend hugely entertaining. Firstly, you can brave the water by surfing or playing a number of watersports such as kayaking and canoeing. Swimming, coasteering and gorge scrambling are all available in seaside towns like Torquay and Woolacombe.
However, if you'd rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, there are a number of shooting activities that will get the adrenaline pumping. Archery is a hugely popular activity, as it requires a great degree of skill and concentration to be able to strike the target.

Clay Pigeon shooting requires a similar skillset, with concentration on the target being imperative to being successful. However, if you'd prefer less serious competition, paintball is a safe bet. This team building exercise will get the girls dressed up in camouflage as they go head to head with a team of opposing hens.

After finishing your exciting daytime activity, you can choose to do some of staple hen party activities, such as Cocktail classes which are always a winner with hen parties. Remember; learning how to concoct your own alcoholic beverages fills you with more than just booze—but a sense of accomplishment as well.

For those of the naughty persuasion, take a sultry dance class for dirty dancing, pole dancing or burlesque, and have a hilarious time with your girls doing it.
Other notable activities include nude life drawing, afternoon teas, go karting, assault courses and more—so rest assured that a hen party in Devon can be anything you want it to be!

Devon Hen Night Ideas


If you are looking for city nightlife, Devon’s county town, Exeter City—is the go-to destination. As Exeter is a university city, the nightlife is regularly buzzing with activity. The main strip for nightclubs is the old Exeter Quay, where you can pick and choose a vibe for your girls that matches the occasion. Exeter have a number of amazing nightlife venues, such as The Monkey Suit which is prized for its cocktails, as well as Starz Bar, which decorates the place with hollywood memorabilia in a 'hard rock cafe' manner.

The Old Firehouse is a spot for Harry Potter fans out there! It is common knowledge that it was this charming pub that influenced J.K Rowling’s presentation of the Leaky Cauldron. Due to this, the pub is always pumping, so get into the party mood by taking your girls here for a great evening of pre drinks before your Devon hen night.

Devon Hen Party Accommodation


There is a wide selection of accommodation available in Devon. Firstly, Glamping is massively popular among the seaside towns, as hen goers can get into their glamping pods with the girls, and watch the sun set behind the Bristol channel at Europa Park in Woolacombe, bringing the festival feeling to your hen weekend. With a sky full of stars as an auspicious backdrop, you can play hen party games to make for some fantastic memories!

Alternatively, there are self-catering lodges and cottages, which are blessed with amazing views of the two channels on either coast in the county. As far as hotels go, the hotels on offer range from 3 to 5 star, with luxury and budget options available. So whether your hotel on your weekend is going to be the centrepiece on which you build a great weekend, or simply a cozy place to rest your head, you can easily find the hotel that suits you.

Image Credits: Europa Park

So with relaxing beaches and exhilarating activities, not to mention a vibrant nightlife and loads of accommodation options, a hen party in Devon can facilitate a occasion of any pace!