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Hen party ideas: healthy retreats and spa breaks

April 1, 2015
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With the thought of the wedding fast approaching, the last thing some brides will want to do is over drink and over eat before their big day, leaving them to feel run down and sluggish. Instead, more and more hens are championing healthy retreats and spa and pampering weekends, where they can bond with their girls and remember all the antics from the night before.

Gone are the days of L plates, feather bowers and satin sashes. Some hen packages are incorporating sporty activities to keep you fit and get those endorphins pumping, while others are focusing on complete rejuvenation and healthy eating.

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SHA Wellness Clinic (top) and The Galgorm Resort & Spa (bottom)

Venturing abroad, the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain is the epitome of a detoxify hen holiday. All that pre-wedding tension can be eased by medical and nutrition experts, who will devise a personal anti-stress plan for the hen and her girls.

When you're not relaxing in the infinity pool overlooking the mountains, you can take part in mindful therapy sessions or healthy cooking lectures.

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Yorkshire Dales (top) and The Inn at John O'Groats (bottom)

For the more active hens, a day out sailing into the Solent may be just the ticket. With Bournemouth Ocean Yacht Racing, groups are given a personal skipper to sail you towards the Isle of Wight, while also encouraging the ladies to have a go at helming, navigating and raising the sails.

Champneys offer amazing hen party packages, assuring you it will be a weekend to remember. Whichever option you choose, you will leave feeling refreshed and pampered, while enjoying quality time with the girls ahead of the big day.

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Champneys offer three amazing hen party packages

They offer three unique deals: Girls Night In spa break, a Girls Day Out spa day and finally, for the fitness lovers, an unforgettable two night boot camp. The first is a very popular choice and it includes access to the luxurious spa facilities and several treatments such as the Champneys massage and the relaxing facial.

If you really want to make sure you and your bridal party are looking flawless for the big day,  see the photos above for a range of health-related hen party ideas, some near and some slightly further afield.

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