17th September – 3rd October 2016
The Grand Daddy of beer festivals, the colossal German giant that is Oktoberfest runs for 16 days, but oddly most of them are in September. Oktoberfest 2016 is being held from September the 17th to October the 3rd, and believe us when we tell you it is a dream location for a hen do. Huge beerhalls, steins of deliciously strong beer, amazing food, theme park rides and beer carousels are just some of the things that mean over 6 million people a year descend on the city of Munich to experience some authentic Bavarian merriment first hand!
We offer hen weekend camping packages in Oktoberfest with all your camping gear included, return airport transfers, unlimited sangria and beer in the campsite and helpful guides to direct you to the actual festival… and we can put you up for as long as you want to stay from two nights to the full sixteen days - though we’re not sure your liver would manage it….
How to get to Oktoberfest:
If you book ASAP flights to Munich will set you back less than £100 with a budget airline. We can offer return airport transfers to pick you up and drop you off and the campsite for a hassle free hen weekend! Our campsite is located just outside of Munich, it’s a short walk to the train station and a ten minute train ride into the city centre which costs around €4. The trains run pretty late, but if you get carried away there are plenty of taxis hovering around outside Oktoberfest waiting to take partied out patrons back home!
Food & drink in Oktoberfest:
A stein in Oktoberfest will set you back anywhere between €6 – €10 depending on which beerhall you’re in. There’s plenty of reasonably priced food stands in Oktoberfest that you can grab a bite of delicious German grub at, but if you’re not out at the festival our Oktoberfest camping package has breakfast and dinner included daily!
Where to drink in Oktoberfest:
If you want to hit up the big beerhalls like Hofbrauhaus or Augustinkeller you’ll need to head into Oktoberfest early, grab yourself a table and get drinking. If you somehow survive into the evening you’ll find most of the tables will be reserved, though not all of them. In the bigger beerhalls you need a table to be served a drink. Fear not if you’re too hungover to get out of bed though – there’s plenty of bars around the festival, including beer carousels, shot bars, smaller beerhalls, beer tents and you buy some drinks and carry them around with you. Basically, you’ll never be stuck looking for somewhere to grab a drink!
10th – 17th August 2016
Introducing Glastonbury’s European cousin, held on a small island on the river Danube in the heart of Budapest, Sziget festival organisers describe it as “an electronically amplified, warped amusement park that has nothing to do with reality”. Over 400, 000 revellers descend on Budapest every year from across Europe and plenty of big artists have headlined in previous years including Blink 182, Biffy Clyro, Queens of the Stone Age, Macklemore and The Prodigy to name a few. You can check out the Sziget 2016 line up so far here
and, though it looks great already, plenty more bands are set to sign up. It’s not just the music that should attract you to this eurohaven – there’s always something going on from circus performances, to street performers, to heading down to the riverside beach, to the themed daily main stage fight with paint powder, beach balls or water… what’s not to love?
How to get to Sziget festival:
If you book in advance flights to Budapest shouldn’t set you back much more than in the region of £100 with budget airlines, and for a proper hassle free hen weekend we can pick you up at the airport, drop you off at your accommodation and pick you up at the end of your stay. Easy!
Where to stay in Budapest:
You’ll find the locals and tourists alike often swerve the camping, not least because the festival is conveniently located within easy travelling distance of Budapest city centre. While accommodation prices tend to soar a little over the weekend, our hen weekend packages can get you booked into great accommodation, with transfers to the festival and your Sziget festival ticket included from just £212 pp.
Food & drink in Sziget:
Unlike UK counterparts – Sziget festival won’t cost you an arm and a leg once you’re there. Drinks and food are reasonably priced, unlike the often extortionate drink prices in UK festivals, you’ll be able to find plenty of places to grab a beverage for a reasonable price!
29th August – 2nd September 2016
Ah, Spain… famed for sun, salsa, sangria… and f**king mental festivals. From the Running with the Bulls in Pamplona to Las Fallas in Valencia – otherwise known as the day the Spanish set everything on fire… they’re not short of unique traditional weirdities; and La Tomatina festival in Bunol, near Valencia, is no different. Urban legend has it that La Tomatina began on August 29th 1945, when a group of young people went into town to see a parade and caused someone to fall from a parade float. Apparently he flew into a fit of rage and began to hit everything in his path, and a nearby market stall of vegetables soon fell victim to a town wide food fight. Since then, people have flocked to the town to re-enact the famous food fight and in 2002 La Tomatina was officially recognised as a festival, and now attracts over 20,000 people a year from all over the world to take part in the world’s biggest food fight.
Rules of La Tomatina:
There’s few rules to this annual madness. Officials have limited tickets to La Tomatina to just 20,000 a year citing health and safety reasons (spoilsports) so you’ll need to get in there early if you want to go. Once you’re at the festival we’d suggest wearing goggles and clothes you don’t mind getting ruined. You’re only allowed to throw tomatoes, and you’ve got to squish them before lobbing them at someone. Move out the way for trucks and lorries carrying tomatoes. And stop throwing them after the second shot, announcing the end of the festival. Other than that, go nuts.
How to get to La Tomatina:
Bunol is around 40km from nearby Valencia, so it’s not too far to travel. You’ll want to fly to Valencia airport, which if you book in advance with a budget airline you can grab a flight for around £100. With our La Tomatina camping package, we’ll set you up in a party campsite near Valencia and sort you out with transfers to Bunol in time for La Tomatina and back to your campsite, presumably a little worse for wear.
16th – 18th June 2016
Sonar festival in Barcelona is about as big as music festivals come, conveniently held in the city centre and lacking all the mud, but with plenty of sunshine and after dark madness. With names like Fatboy Slim, Stormzy and Skepta set to appear for 2016, if you have a hen who loves her dance music, there’s no place better.
How to get to Sonar festival: Flights to Barcelona are as cheap as they come with flights regularly coming in for less than £100 if you book in advance. We can pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your accommodation, as well as pick you up at the end of your stay.
Where to stay:
Accommodation prices soar over Sonar weekend – but fear not, we’ve got great party accommodation near the city centre, with transfers to Sonar festival running regularly… sorted!
Where to buy Sonar festival tickets: Buy through the official site here
. The earlier you buy the cheaper they’ll be.
Food & drink at Sonar festival:
Sonar festival doesn’t push the prices up, so you can still grab beers and food for a bargain. Not that you’ll need to with our package as 3 meals a day and unlimited sangria and beer are included at your accommodation…
28th – 30th June 2016
More Spanish madness? If you don’t fancy a city wide food fight for your hen weekend in Spain, how about replacing tomatoes for wine. San Vino or as the locals call it La Batalla de Vino is held every year on a sleepy mountain nearby the small town of Haro, Spain. It’s actually officially St Peter’s Day, and we’re not sure why the locals decided that they’d rather chuck wine at each other than enjoy a bank holiday, but regardless it goes like this: the locals start partying the night before, and the all-nighter is obligatory, because at dawn they all begin the trek up the mountain. Once up there you’ll find wine pistols, wine buckets and wine trucks waiting to begin the celebrations. Once the throwing is over, the party continues back down in Haro… ideal hen party mayhem!
How to get to San Vino:
Haro is in central Spain and the nearest major airports are Madrid, Santander, San Sebastian or Bilbao. Good news, we can pick you up at the airport and get you where you need to be, as well as pick you up at the end of your stay and return you back to the airport.
Where to stay:
With our package you’ll be staying in a well located campsite where the main thing on the agenda is drinking. You’ll have unlimited sangria and beer in the campsite, and when you head up to the hill for the wine fight, we’ll sort you out with limitless red wine!
15th April – 1st May 2016
Oktoberfest’s lairy little brother – Springfest, is just what you’d expect from the Bavarian capital: beer, bratwurst and a lot of lederhosen. Fruhlingsfest, as the locals call it, is just like Oktoberfest, except in April. You’ll find all the usual Bavarian décor like steins, traditional fancy dress, beerhalls, beer carousels, theme park rides, delicious traditional food and oodles of Bavarian spirit.
How to get to Springfest:
If you book ASAP flights to Munich will set you back less than £100 with a budget airline. We can offer return airport transfers to pick you up and drop you off and the campsite for a hassle free hen weekend! Our campsite is located just outside of Munich, it’s a short walk to the train station and a ten minute train ride into the city centre which costs around €4.
Food & drink in Springfest:
A stein will set you back anywhere between €6 – €10 depending on which beerhall you’re in and there’s plenty of reasonably priced food stands to grab a bite at, but if you’re not out at the festival our Springest camping package has breakfast and dinner included daily!
Where to drink in Springfest:
One of the best things about heading to Springfest instead of Oktoberfest is, while it’s a little smaller, it’s also a little less busy – so it’s a lot less hassle to grab a table in one of the major beerhalls like Hofbrauhaus or Augustinkeller. There’s also plenty of other bars, beer carousels, beer tents and shot stands to grab a drink at - and if you’re back at the campsite you’ll have unlimited sangria and beer included in your package!
Beach Camp Ibiza
1st June – 15th September 2016
A little paradise nestled away in party giant Ibiza… our beach camp offers the mental nightlife that only the party capital of the world can provide, all for an affordable price tag and an amazingly unique experience for your hen weekend. The campsite is in a stunning location, near both the beach you’ll enjoy during the day and the nightlife Ibiza is famed for!
How to get to Ibiza:
The easiest way is by plane and if you book in advance flights shouldn’t set you back much more than £100, often coming in a lot cheaper if you travel slightly outside the peak times. Once you’re there we can sort out airport transfers to get you directly to your beach bum accommodation for the weekend…
What to expect on the campsite:
Parties. And lots of them. Don’t drag your camping gear on the plane, you’ll have comfy twin tents set up with airbeds and clean sleeping bags. There’s plenty of other travellers on the site as well as the reps who spend their days organising free activities like beach games, snorkelling, hiking, yoga and cliff jumping… and their nights organising some of the wildest parties we’ve ever seen. To top it all off you’ll have unlimited sangria & beer in the campsite. So a heavy weekend is obligatory.
Food & drink in Ibiza:
We’ll sort you out with breakfast & lunch daily in the campsite, for dinner you can head into the town and enjoy local cuisine, luxury dinners... whatever takes your fancy. We’ve got a huge range of options from superclubs to party boats available here
1st June – 30th September
A hen weekend with a real festival feel that will get you back to basics. Our surf camp opens at the start of summer and runs throughout the sunny season 'til September, setting up shop wherever it fancies along the Spanish and French Atlantic coast - so home's wherever the waves are good! If you’ve got a laid back hen who dreams of sunny, sangria filled days on the beach… there’s no weekend better.
How to get to Surf Camp:
We’ll pick you up from a nearby airport and take you directly to wherever the campsite is that weekend. Usually its nearest airports are San Sebastian, which has plenty of great deals on flights with budget airlines.
What to expect on the campsite:
A relaxed atmosphere full of other party loving travellers, unlimited sangria and beer, 3 meals a day, surfing lessons, professional instructors, board hire and plenty of time on the beach!