16 Delightful Hen Do Ideas in Derby, The Peak District & Across Derbyshire!

Written by Harriet

Facilitator of Fun - Laughtercise For Hen Parties

Ay up me Derbyshire duck!!

Chatsworth & Bakewell Tarts. Rams & Sheep. Florence Nightingale & Lara Croft. Derbyshire is the place to be. And it’s the place to be for your hen crew!

   

This resource is jam-packed full with ideas to smash your hen do in Derbyshire. It’s full of things like cocktails (yes please), wine (of course) and spa days (zzzzz).

If you’re partying in the Peak District, read on! If you’re looking for hen delight in Derby, stay here! Or if you’ve booked a cottage and you’re looking for activities to come to you, below is everything you need!

Just click for what you’re looking for 👇

 

 

10 Delightful Derbyshire, Matlock & Peak District Hen Do Ideas!

 

1. Picnic and Prosecco at Chatsworth House!

If you’re having the hen do in the summer, and your bride loves Downton Abbey, you should definitely think of picnic and Prosecco on the lawns of Chastworth! Fingers crossed the weather stays fair for you! You could even pop to Bakewell after and have a Bakewell tart!

Click here to find out more about Chatsworth House.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, DE45 1PJ

 

2. Laughtercise!

 

Massive smiles, belly laughs and contagious chuckles. If your hen crew are up for the most amount of fun they’ve ever had at a hen party, a Laughtercise For Hen Party Session is for them!

Just imagine your hen crew playing this wild game 👇 Which of your hens would win?! 🏆

 

Laughtercise is the ultimate test of how well your hens can work together. And how competitive they are! 💪

So…are you ready to grin before the gin? 😁

 

Click here to find out more and to get you hen crew Laughtercised!

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.

 

3. Spa Day at New Bath Hotel

An open air pool, a steam room, a sauna and a facial….ahhhh bliss! This is the ultimate treat for your bride (and yourself!). So get your robe and flip flops on and get over to Matlock Bath!

Location: New Bath Rd, Matlock Dale, Matlock DE4 3PX

Click here to find out more about the spa days at New Bath Hotel.

For more spa ideas around Derbyshire, check out  Spa Breaks.

 

4. A day out to Bakewell

 

The day out will be worth it just for the Bakewell tart! Because if you go to Bakewell, you have to have at least 4 Bakewell tarts. It’s the law.

You could pair the day out with a visit to Chatsworth House or completing the Monsal Trail. The Monsal Trail is for the muddy boots, active types of hens as it’s 8.5 miles long, but the views are spectacular such as the iconic Headstone Viaduct.

 

5. Afternoon Tea within the Chatsworth Estate

Afternoon tea in the Chatsworth Estate, how wonderful darling! The Devonshire Arms in Beeley offers a luxurious afternoon tea. Buttermilk scones, homemade preserve, tea and fizz…yes please!

Cream or jam first? Pinkies up or down? Read this article on Afternoon Tea Etiquette for some top tips 😂

Click here to find out more about afternoon tea at the Devonshire Arms.

Location: Chatsworth Estate, Bakewell, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire DE4 2NZ

For more afternoon tea ideas, check out the best places in Derbyshire for Afternoon Tea.

 

6. Flower Crown Workshop

Is your bride a crafty soul? Are you having a festival themed hen party? If so, make your own beautiful handmade flower crown with the crafty hens! All with Faux flowers, leafy foliage, ribbons and embellishments. Everyone can select flowers to their preferred colour scheme and create crowns to their own taste. You can even keep your crown and wear it all year round!

Click here to find out more.

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.

 

7. Pure Mini Golf

This is portable mini golf! Pure mini golf have set up their courses with all sorts of accessories to give your hens the most personalised game of mini golf you have ever had! Guaranteed to be PURE mini golf fun!

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen do accommodation.

Click here to find out more about Pure Mini Golf.

 

8. Deception Escape Room

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Mystery, adventure, escapism… you will be locked in a room of your choice for 1 hour. You and your hen crew have to find your way out, or you’ll be locked together forever…Are you game?

Location: 23 Firs Parade, Matlock DE4 3AS

Click here to find out more about Deception Escape Room.

 

9. Go Ape Buxton

Are your hens adventurous? If so, get them climbing in the trees at Buxton! There are three high rope experiences, including high-speed ziplines, free-fall tarzan swings, and a host of tricky tree-to-tree crossings!

Location: Go Ape Buxton, Buxton Country Park Pooles Cavern, Green Ln, Buxton SK17 9DH

Click here to find out more about Go Ape.

 

10. Heights of Abraham

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YOUR FLIGHT AWAITS! Originally opened in 1787 as a “Savage Garden”, the Heights is a unique and special hilltop park with guided underground cavern tours, historical exhibitions and award-winning facilities. So, if your bride loves a bit of exploring and history, this will be a wonderful day out for her!

Location: Dale Rd, Matlock Bath, Matlock, DE4 3NT

Click here to find out more.

 

6 Decidedly Desirable Derby Hen Activity Ideas!

 

1. Unescapable Escape Room Derby

The time portals will transport you somewhere in the fabric of time – your hens will have an hour to conduct your research and complete your mission before you return to the present. If you get back in time, great, well done! Go home and celebrate! If you fail to return, you may end up down an interstellar wormhole. I tried one of the rooms, ‘Tommy’. We failed misreably! But I have a feeling your hens will do better! 😆

Location: 25 Wardwick, Derby DE1 1HA

Click here to find out more.

 

2. Paradise Island Adventure Golf

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It’s time for your hens to par-tee! Who will take 18 shots per hole?! 😆

Location: West Mall, Derbion, Derby DE1 2PL

Click here to find out more.

 

3. Hen Hilarity with Laughtercise!

Just imagine your hen crew playing this wild game 👇 Which of your hens would win?! 🏆

And which of your hens has the strongest pencil pout…?

 

Laughtercise is the most amount of fun you will EVER have at a hen do!

   

Click here to find out more and to get you hen crew Laughtercised!

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.

 

4. Laser Quest Derby

The ultimate sci-fi action adventure for all your hens. Adrenaline pumping exhilaration of stalking your opponents and unleashing a searing volley of laser fire in the battle zone of the 21st century! Let battle commence!

Location: Derwent Parade, Derby DE24 8BW

Click here to find out more.

 

5. Cocktail Masterclass at Slug & Lettuce

Get things kicked off with some Sangria, Jäger bombs and a signature shot for each of your party! Then you can get shaky making 2 cocktails each, complete with a bite to nibble on while you’re shaking up some magic. Bottoms up, chin-chin and down the hatch!

Click here to find out more about a cocktail masterclass at Slug & Lettuce Derby.

 

6. Get Crafty with the Crafty Hens!

Faux flowers, leafy foliage, ribbons and embellishments. Everyone can select flowers to their preferred colour scheme and create crowns to their own taste. You can even keep your crown and wear it all year round!

Click here to find out more.

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.

 

More Hen Night Ideas in Derby & Derbyshire!

 

Free Hen Night Ideas in Derbyshire!

Are you just having your own hen do at home and are looking for fun activities to play?

If so, check out our Hen Party Games for some wild and fabulously fun games!

     

 

Creative Tips For Your Hen Do

Hungry for even more ideas? 😀 Check out these resources:

Hen Party Ideas For Small Groups

Hen Party Ideas For Pregnant Brides

Hen Party Ideas For Under-18s

Hen Party Ideas For Mixed Ages

Hen Party Ideas For Non-Drinkers

Hen Party Ideas For Large Groups

 

What are the most popular hen do activities in Derby & across Derbyshire?

The most popular hen do activities in Derby & across Derbyshire are a visit to Chatsworth house, afternoon tea, cocktail masterclasses, escape rooms, spa days and a day out at Bakewell. For brides who love exhilaration (and who aren’t scared of heights!), a visit to Go Ape will be TREEmendous!

How well can your hen crew work well together? Can they escape Deception Escape Room in Matlock?

And then, after all that, you can put an exclamation mark on your hen do by having a laugh with Laughtercise!

 

Indoor Hen Do Ideas in Derby & Across Derbyshire

The most popular indoor hen do ideas in Derby & across Derbyshire are afternoon tea, cocktail masterclasses, an escape room, a spa day and Laughtercise!

For afternoon tea, check out the Devonshire Arms in the heart of the Chatsworth Estate for an elegant treat! To get the cocktails flowing, head over to Slug & Lettuce in Derby and mix things up! To get your bodies active, the choice is Laser Quest. To get your minds active, it’s an Escape Room at Unescapable in Derby.

After all that activeness it’s time for deep breaths and deep relaxation at New Bath Hotel in Matlock.

If you want to see which hen has the best pencil pout, you need to check out Laughtercise!

 

Outdoor Hen Do Ideas in Derby, The Peak District & Across Derbyshire

The most popular outdoor hen do ideas in Derby, the Peak District and across Derbyshire are Go Ape, a picnic and Prosecco at Chatsworth and a day out in Bakewell or Matlock.

For pure exhilaration, and maybe a few screams as you do the zip wires, Go Ape at Buxton is sure to be a hit for a bride who loves adventure and nature! For a bit of class, why not try a visit to Chatsworth House followed by picnic and Prosecco on the grounds? The hen do needs cake too, so why not visit Bakewell, if only for a Bakewell tart! 😋 With Bakewell tart in your bellies, you can then head over to the Heights of Abraham for some history, sights and nature.

If you’re looking for an outdoor activity that comes to your accommodation, take a look at Pure Mini Golf 😀 They build portable courses! You can have your own course! Who will win?

 

Hen Party Accommodation in Derby & Across Derbyshire

The best place to find hen party accommodation in Derby & Across Derbyshire is on Group Accommodation.

 

Fun Hen Do Activities Near Derby & Derbyshire

If you’re basing your hen crew in a part of Derbyshire that borders another county, we also have these resources:

Hen Do Ideas in Cheshire

Hen Do Ideas in Nottingham & Across Nottinghamshire

Hen Do Ideas in Leicester & Across Leicestershire

Hen Do Ideas in Staffordshire

Hen Do Ideas in Warwickshire

Hen Do Ideas in Yorkshire

 

That’s it from me! I hope you have a wonderful time with your hen crew in Derbyshire! 😀

Love Harriet & Team Laughtercise

FAQ'S

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