You can’t possibly travel to Edinburgh for a hen party and not sample a sip of their national drink, Whisky. There are multiple whisky tours and tasters around the city. It would almost be rude not to! Try the ‘Scotch Whisky experience’ for an informal tour and tasting session or book one of their more private tasting sessions if you and your group are already Whisky fans. The Scotch Whisky Experience is a great place to visit and get to grips with the basics of Whisky making and includes a barrel ride for a full sensory experience.
How about something a bit more creative for your Edinburgh Hen party? There are so many creative classes around Edinburgh that the whole hen party can get involved in. Why not try a life drawing class. Thinking shrivelled old fruit bowl? Think again. Try one of the nude life drawing classes available with a hot male model! If you fancy something similar but a little more personal, you could draw your own Butler in the Buff, whilst in the comfort of your city apartment. Why not book two Butlers and have one serve you champagne and nibbles whilst the other holds that perfect pose! The perfect way to start or finish your Edinburgh hen party that doesn’t cost the world.Get More Party Game Ideas
If you’re looking for some adventure why not try a day out at Go Ape, Glentress Forest, Edinburgh. This is a fantastic idea for an Edinburgh hen party whether you want to spend the day swinging through the tree tops or just an afternoon exploring along the forest floor on an all terrain segway! Why not create a hen party theme for the day or have prizes up for grabs for your tribe of hens in fancy dress; who completes the most obstacles or who can do the best Tarzan and Jane impression. Go Ape isn’t too far from the centre of Edinburgh and with various mini bus or coach hire options available you can relax and enjoy your Edinburgh hen weekend.Hire a Butler in the Buff
Swinging through the trees not your thing? Get into the true highland spirit of Edinburgh and get all the girls involved in mini highland hen party games! If you’ve got a good sized group of hens who like a bit of friendly competition and don’t mind getting down and dirty this is the perfect way to spend the morning. Maybe followed by a long relaxing lunch and cocktails to recuperate and reflect over who won the wellie toss! Try a highland games afternoon with a sex in the city difference, if you have a larger party this would be perfect. Battling it out head to head to see which group will win; Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte. This would be a great activity for the beginning of your hen party trip, with a spa visit the next day to really unwind.
If you and your hens aren’t afraid of the dark, you could always take on a ghost tour of the city. Mercat Tours offer a wide range of tours to suit any group. They have daily ghost or walking history tours available or for something a little more special you could book a private tour. If you want to hear about the bloody past of Edinburgh, try the Gallows to Graveyard tour. Fancy something a little naughtier? Sit back and enjoy the raunchy tales of the mischievous men and women throughout history with the Sin in the City candle-lit tour ideal for naughty hen party ideas. Want the grisly tale but not the spooky atmosphere, you could have a Butler in the Buff come to your Edinburgh hen weekend townhouse and have him read you a spooky story. At least with a semi-naked butler you shouldn’t be left with too many nightmares!
There are some great hen cocktail making classes around Edinburgh but how about something for the food junkies. You could try a Pizza making class, the perfect idea for the day after that ghost tour in Old Town! The Prosecco and nibbles on arrival gets things off to a good start already, before beginning your master class in becoming Antonio Carluccios’ next biggest rival! If you’ve ever fancied yourself with a white hat tossing pizza dough in the air whilst saying ‘Buon Appetito!’ this is your time. Perfect if you wanted to do the evening session before heading out on the town.
There are heaps of things you can do in Edinburgh at a low-cost or for free hen party activities. Never underestimate the beauty and ease of sightseeing in any city, especially not one as intriguing and historical as Edinburgh. Explore all the Royal Mile has to offer, starting at Edinburgh Castle and working your way down to Canongate, where you’ll find an abundance of free museums and pubs to relax in. With so much to discover on the way down you could spend a day just seeing the sights. If you and your group don’t mind a little hill walking you could see Edinburgh from its highest point, Arthur’s Seat. The views are breathtaking and even better, it’s totally free! Or just take a wander around the Botanical Gardens on a sunny afternoon, after all there is nothing better than sitting in the sun with a group of your closest friends. If you want to do something a little less tourist attraction, there is still plenty to see. Edinburgh is one of the most captivating cities in the UK, steeped in history and architecture, why not just take a walk, decide whether to go left or right at the end of each path, get lost for a while and just take in what the city has to offer. Chances are you will be amazed with what you find.