hens who glamp

About hen party glamping

Whether you’re the sister of the bride, best friend, matron of honour, or even arranging your own hen party – we know it’s stressful. We’ve been there, done it and we have the T-shirt (literally).

And we’ve helped lots of other people do it too.

We’re a fully mobile bell tent hire service, perfect for hen party glamping, covering the Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex and Surrey areas.

This means we can set your bell tents up wherever you want them.

That might be a campsite, a friend’s field, or if it’s big enough, your back garden.

AND, new from 2018, is our exclusive dedicated hen party camp at Hillside, on the outskirts of the beautiful New Forest.

So if you’re planning a bride tribe glamping hen weekend, or even just a quiet hen party camp out – we’ve got it covered.

Choose your own venue or book the Hillside hen party camp

NEW from 2018 is our exclusive hen party camp.

We’ve teamed up with Hillside, on the outskirts of the New Forest, to create a dedicated venue – just for hen parties.

Head over to the Hillside page to find out more. 

Mobile hen party glamping

How it works is this … you decide where and when you want to hold your hen party, and how many bell tents you need.

We recommend you have four people to a 5m bell tent. You can increase this to five people, but four will give you more space for your hens and their belongings.

Contact us here at Beautiful Bells telling us when you’re planning to hold your hen party and how many bell tents you’d like to hire.

Please do bear in mind, hen party glamping is very popular.

The best way to avoid any stress is to organise your hens, your camp site, and hire your bell tents well in advance of your chosen date.  

Hen party campsites

It’s become harder in the last few years to find campsites who are hen friendly- but we’ve still got a few hidden gems!

For more information on locations please get in touch.

Bigger bells for larger hen parties

If you fancy a hen party dorm instead of individual tents then talk to us about hiring ‘The Taj Mahal’.

This is one of our range of 7m bell tents that will sleep ten people per tent!

Alternatively, this palatial space is ideal to keep the group together for the evening –  all under one luxury canvas roof. For larger groups who want a comfortable chill out space, the Taj Mahal tent will hold up to 30 people seated.

Link your bell tents for a mega bell mansion

If that wasn’t enough, we can link three of our 5m bell tents to a 7m chill out tent – giving you one huge Mega Bell Mansion.

So no more walking in the rain to get to your bed.

And if you’re wondering what to do on your hen weekend?

Follow the link below to download our hen party activities sheet for some great ideas you may (or may not) have thought about!

tents for sleeping

£250 per tent for 2 nights hire 

Our full glamping packages are set in 5m bell tents – giving you ample room for 5 guests per tent. 

As standard they come furnished with:

  • Full coir carpet
  • Camp beds for 5 guests with memory foam toppers
  • Cushions
  • Rugs
  • Table
  • LED Lantern
  • Fairy lights
  • External solar lights
  • Bunting inside and out 

Either choose to bring your own bedding, or hire from us.

Single bedding packs can be hired at £22.50 each and contain sheet, pillow, 13.5 tog duvets and cover. We even make the beds up for you! 

Chill out lounges

£250 per 5m chill out bell for 2 nights hire 

It might rain. We really hope it doesn’t. But it might.

Chill out bells offer you a communal ‘lounge’ for eating together, playing games or somewhere to shelter from the rain.

If you have early risers in your group it means they can escape the sleeping tents in the morning without disturbing others, or those who go to bed earlier can do so without halting the party.

5m chill out bells will accommodate approx. 10 – 14 people and as standard they come furnished with:

  • Full coir carpet and rugs
  • Selection of floor cushions and bean bags
  • A basket of blankets
  • Bunting inside and out
  • Table
  • Fairy lights inside and out
  • Tea light chandelier with LED tea lights

If you require a larger chill out space we also offer these in a 7m bell tent that will accommodate approx. 30 people. 

Please contact us for pricing.

Other hire items

We also have the following hire items available to help your weekend go off with a bang! 

  • Additional tea light chandeliers
  • Hampers containing plates, bowls, mugs and cutlery
  • Camping stoves and kettles
  • Cooking packs containing saucepans, frying pans and utensils
  • Fire pits
  • Power leads

Important information

In addition to your tent hire cost there is also a damage waiver that will be returned to you within 48 hours of the tent being collected. 

– For 5m bell tents this is £100. 

– For 6m or 7m bell tents this is £200

your campsite

You book and pay for your campsite with the campsite owners – our hire costs do not include your campsite pitch fees.

1 | don't fly solo

Grab yourself a wing girl or wing boy.

Sometimes you need someone to bounce ideas with. And sometimes you just need someone to shout with.

Trying to arrange dates that accommodate 20 people is no easy task. It’s near on par with trying to wrestle a toddler into a car seat. 

Anyway, the phrase ‘a load shared is a load halved’ is said for a reason. Split the jobs. Split the stress, and possibly make a new friend if it’s another hen you don’t really know! 

2 | modern technology

Let’s be honest, most of us that check the screen time on our phones are pretty horrified at just how often we spend looking at them. 

With that in mind utilise WhatsApp for a hen party group chat, or Facebook messenger. And if you’ve a member of the group who has managed to avoid both, then there is always the option of a group text message. 

Keeping all the messages in one place makes it easy to check back for reference, and get any important info out to everyone in one go.

3 | Hard cash

It’s the toughest bit. Everyone has different expenses and different pay dates. 

Open an instant access savings account that you can close after the hen party weekend, and give everyone the details so they can pay in gradually and at their leisure. 

Did you know we only take a 25% deposit at booking?

The balance is due 28 days before your hen party – so you have plenty of time to gather in the funds.

4 | Plan plan plan

Don’t leave the food shopping to chance. You will end up with 15 tubs of dip and no milk. 

Do a communal food shop (as an extra tip get everyone to pay a bit extra into your communal bank account to cover the food shop or extras over the weekend). 

If you don’t fancy this, then give everyone a specific list of food to bring. Don’t forget the ice!

Do ask your venue if they are happy for a supermarket delivery to come to site. 

Did you know we also have a range of hampers, stoves, kettles and saucepans available to hire? 

5 | Activity ideas

We’ve started you off with some ideas to keep the group amused over the weekend! 

Friday nights are a good night to ‘stay in’ as it gives people a chance to arrive after work, and also for members of the group who don’t know each other to bond. 

Hen party ideas PDF

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