Feather boas and pink frills don’t cut it for some of our October brides-to-be. Many have interests that fall way outside of L plates and phallic straws, interests which can be easily incorporated into a perfectly personalised hen do. If the hen in question is getting married over the autumn season, a Halloween Hen party is ideal for the main girl in your life who loves all-things alternative. It’s sure to be a scream.
Halloween Hen Do’s are arguably one of the easiest themes to arrange, especially when it comes to fancy dress. Even if you choose to do things at a country barn or at someone’s home to keep costs down, you will find lots of fantastic decorations on the high street. If you are hiring somewhere private and are looking for a monster band for entertainment, or an awesome Gif Pod don’t forget to give Ntertain a call!
That said, if you are looking to treat your hen to something spooktacular, there are a whole host of spine-tingling locations around the UK. Here are just five of Ntertain’s favourites.
1. Alton Towers, Scarefest
Alton Towers is always a fantastic hen weekend away. With themed hotels and restaurants, an indoor waterpark, and a spa on offer, there a heck of a lot to do beyond the park. As if the thrills and spills of the likes of Nemesis, Wicker Man, and the Smiler, wasn’t enough, Alton Towers really goes the whole hog over Halloween. Promising ‘spooks, frights and thrills for everyone — on selected dates in October & November Alton Towers becomes the Home of Halloween.’ Wooooo…
2. York City Break
Hens love York, but did you know that this quaint, picturesque British town is actually the most haunted city in the whole of Europe? Eeek. Do what you’ve got to do in York. The nights out are incredible. The Shambles and restored buildings are beautiful. And the real, actual ghosts, well they’re aplenty! It isn’t hard to turn a York hen weekend into a terrifying trip. Simply book your group on a York Ghost Tour. As you meander through the cobbled streets, you will see the city’s perilous past come to life before your eyes. Creepy.
3. The Dungeons
Speaking of cities’ perilous pasts, why not pay a visit to one of The Merlin Group Dungeons. It makes for a fine, freaky, frightening, autumn afternoon. Whisking you and your gals back as far as 3000 years in local history, tours last approximately 75-90 minutes and are available in Blackpool, Edinburgh, London and York. With live shows, immersive exhibitions and absolutely awesome actors involved, The Dungeons is a wicked attraction that will thrill all your senses. Be warned.
4. Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London
Who isn’t a Potterhead? Let’s be honest. You may well think you’re going tame with a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. But think again. You’re forgetting all the evil doings that occurred throughout this globally-acclaimed children’s franchise. Expect Death Eaters galore, curses, hexes, and creepy creatures. For 2018, the iconic Great Hall set will be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins, as seen on screen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. And it’s hands on too! Once your hens have swotted up at the attraction’s wand choreography workshop, you can test out your newly learned wand techniques as you battle with Death Eaters who are storming the Hogwarts Bridge.
5. Craig Y Nos Castle, Wales
Beautiful, Wales, isn’t it? All the rolling countryside, beautiful nature, rugged coastlines. Peaceful, some would say. The perfect spot for a serene hen party. That is, of course, unless you’re staying at the Craig Y Nos Castle. The scariest and most haunted castle in the country. Stay with ten or more of your ladies to take part in the ultimate Halloween hen party, during which those all-important hen party tipples will be served by Steve Graham. The ghost. Enjoy.