The beauty of the Midlands is their central location. Nowadays, people have family and friends all over the country, and even further afield, making the Midlands well placed for a fair location. All of the cities are served by major international airports if you have friends flying in for the weekend, and all offer a huge amount activities to suit any bride.
Here are some of the best cities we have picked:
As the second largest city in England, Birmingham is a great choice for a hen weekend, and is easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country. Not only does it have your usual abundance of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, it has a huge variety of spas and even craft events; fascinator making, chocolate making, perfume making, you name it. Whether you want to plan a dance lesson indoors or an outdoor assault course, Birmingham has enough options to keep all hens busy! For overnight accommodation, visit www.ihg.com.
If the bride enjoys eating out, Nottingham is the place to go. It has one of the widest selections of eateries in the country, whether you like the big chains, fine dining or kooky individual places, Nottingham will have it. It boasts some of the largest nightclubs in the country, thanks to its huge student population, so choose Nottingham if you are planning to dance the night away. It also offers the full range of activities, from your usual cocktail making and paintballing to the less usual canal trips and ‘butler in the buff’.
Leicester is the most Midlands you can get, so if you are looking for a location that is easy for everyone to get to, look no further! It’s also a great place to choose if the bride enjoys outdoor activities and getting out of her comfort zone, as its surrounding countryside offers clay pigeon shooting (watch out for pre-wedding bruises!), 4×4 safaris, hover crafting, water skiing and even total wipe-out! If all that gets a bit much for you, there’s always the following day to relax in one of its award winning spas, especially if you need to rid yourself of a hangover.
As the York of the Midlands, Lincoln is becoming an increasingly popular destination for brides to be and their ladies in waiting. With a winning combination of smaller cocktail bars and larger nightclubs, Lincoln is an ideal city to get around in one night, and well placed for countryside retreats for the weekend. City based activities include treasure hunts around the gorgeous cathedral quarter, boutique shopping and a pizza making master class.
The Midlands choice is yours! Don’t fall into the trap of thinking London will be easiest for everyone, or sticking to places you always go in your home town. Why not make the hen do a small holiday for everyone? Give them the opportunity to leave their stressful lives behind and have a weekend of non-stop fun and adventure!