Recently engaged and already dreaming of an unforgettable hens night?
Or just been appointed Maid of Honour and stuck for unforgettable ideas to plan for your bride’s last night as a Miss?
We’ve got you covered with this ultimate guide to some of the best hens day and night activities around Adelaide, whether you’re looking for a relaxed day of pampering in a luxurious spa, an action-packed day for thrill-seeking bride squads or just a good old bottomless brunch for a guaranteed good time.
Why not treat master the art of the cocktail, treating your whole bride squad to a cocktail masterclass for your hen’s occasion.
Vintage Caravan has launched their new Shake and Sip cocktail class, traveling all over Adelaide, and supplying every detail for your do, including glassware, spirits, non-alcoholic mixers, picnic rugs and cushions and the all-important expert mixologist to teach you the tricks of the trade.
Cocktail masterclasses start from $26pp.
For wine-loving hens, look no further than a blending wine class at D’arenberg. Charging $95 per adult, this hands-on experience allows you to play winemaker, taking home your own personalised and labelled blend.
Get down and dirty in the physical work of blending, where the whole squad will be involved in picking, fermenting, foot treading and basket pressing, creating your own personalised shiraz from three-barrel samples of a single vineyard.
Why not combine an unforgettable ride through the Adelaide CBD with all the fun of a pedal-powered pub, with The Handlebar’s 16-passenger bike tour.
Hens can choose from either a pub crawl, brunch or dinner experience, promising a laugh-a-minute tour with a difference that also acts as an impressive leg workout!
Tours start from $30pp.
The height of all hen party activities (literally) you and your squad can climb the Adelaide Oval, experiencing breath-taking views of the city’s parklands 50 metres above the ground.
Choosing from twilight climbs where sparkling city lights stretch as far as the eye can see, or a daytime climb for an exhilarating start to your hen weekend, yogi-loving hens can even take part in a yoga class at the top of the oval to take your ‘zen’ to the next level.
Roof climbs start from $109pp.
If you’re after something a little more action-packed than high tea and bubbles, or a relaxing pamper session just isn’t your thing, MANIAX Axe Throwing is South Australia’s first urban axe throwing warehouse, allowing you and your girls to experience the rush of hurling hatchets at wooden targets.
Over the course of your two-hour session, your crew will be allocated your very own “Axe-pert” to (very safely) teach you the ropes, provide a ton of banter and host an epic battle between you to crown the champ – a satisfying way of working out any pre-wedding jitters.
Pizzas and platters are available from the onsite kitchen, as well as a licensed bar for a well-earned drink (after your throwing session).
Does an intimate picnic in a picturesque vineyard take your fancy? Why not treat the whole crew to an elegantly styled al fresco picnic dining experience in the Western Branch Vineyard, sprawled across luxurious rugs and cushions.
Enjoy the panoramic vistas of Golding Wines’ vineyards with this truly-insta worthy boho long lunch of dreams, for a sophisticated soiree to kick off the perfect hens weekend.
Unleash your creative side and inner artist on this unique hens celebration, with a Mobile Paint and Sip Class.
Enjoy a 2-hour art session with the guidance of an expert artist, where you and your squad can create some colourful masterpieces to remember your send off from Miss to Mrs.
ClassBento’s mobile Paint and Sip class will set you back $75 per person.
Still undecided about what to do for your hens? Banksia Tree has narrowed the choice down to two fabulous options including a high tea or bottomless brunch.
Book a 90-minute high tea for as low as $35 per person and fill up on a range of mixed sandwiches, pastries, and sweets with your choice of tea or coffee to wash it down with.
Otherwise, if a bottomless brunch is more your style, the 90-minute sitting will cost each dinner between $49 – $59 per person depending on how many courses are included, both of which come with an unlimited supply of delicious mimosas for the duration of the sitting.
Heighten the senses with a perfume-making class for your hen’s event, where you can create a signature scent for the whole squad to wear on the big day.
Make your own signature scent at with the help of perfume mixologists in an intimate 3-hour workshop. Learn the basics of perfume blending and pouring whilst mixing and matching your own blends of scents that can be worn for weeks to come.
Perfume-making classes begin from $190 per person.
Set in 225 acres of beautiful Barossa Valley landscape this jaw-dropping resort boasts incredible private grounds, fully-equipped spa, sleek bar and restaurant and panoramic views of the Barossa vineyards. Kingsford was famously used as the set for McLeod’s Daughters and will guarantee your hen weekend the ultimate exclusivity, with its 16 stunning suites that can sleep up to 32 people.
Take your bride squad on the iconic Popeye Cruise with your own personal bartender, and a curated selection of award-winning South Australian gins.
From only $50 per person, you can experience a tipple on the Torrens with this 90-minute river cruise, overlooking the beautiful cityscape and park banks of Adelaide.
Set in the picturesque surrounds of Mount Lofty’s botanic gardens, hire out this entire luxury day spa, treating your hens with decadent treatments, plenty of bubbly and delicious grazing platters.
Allow any wedding-planning stress to melt away, while you spend a day in the hands of Gate Keeper’s spa experts, with exclusive access to the spa’s world-class facilities.
Fancy making a splash with your hens activity? How about a 58 foot catamaran with room for your entire bridal squad, setting sail along Adelaide’s stunning coastline for a sunset cruise, with flowing cocktails provided.
With sunset and day-trip options available, nature-loving brides even have the chance to swim with dolphins on the day, making memories sure to last well into married life.
Temptation Sailing Cruises begin at $68pp.
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