Tropic camp at our hen camp on the outskirts of the New Forest
Lesley Burdett Photography

HEN CAMP

HILLSIDE HEN CAMP - YOUR GLAMPING HEN PARTY VENUE!

Gather your hens and pack up your wellies because a weekend of hen party glamping at our exclusive hen camp awaits! 

Hillside is a campsite on the outskirts of the New Forest and since 2018 it’s been home to our glamping hen party camp. 

At Hillside, you can enjoy your whole hen party experience. You can drink wine, chat, laugh and play games without the privacy issues that you would have on a public campsite.

Please do remember that it is a campsite though – if you’re looking for a raucous weekend – it’s not for you.

It’s perfectly positioned for hens who want a glamping experience, to get outside and have fun, but also have the option of heading into a city for a night out. 

WHAT IS THE HILLSIDE HEN CAMP?

There are two separate glamping hen party areas on the site: Tropic and Tribe

Each area is in its own private paddock and like our mobile glamping service, you’ll arrive to find your bell tent hen camp all set-up and ready for the celebration.

Because hen camp is set up from April – September each year we’re able to provide you with some extras you won’t find included in our mobile bell tent hire service. Because when you choose our hen camp as your hen party venue, we want it to be more memorable, more enjoyable and a more exclusive experience!

Camp opens for 2021 on the 9th April!

Showing the Tribe hen camp area at Hillside hen camp. Luxury glamping for hen parties.
Lesley Burdett Photography

CHOOSE YOUR HEN CAMP

TRIBE

Costs:

The bell tent camp: £1150 for the weekend + £400 returnable damage waiver. 

Campsite charges:  £22.50 per person per night paid directly to hillside

Maximum group size: 15

Tribe is made up of 3 of our cream 5m bell tents for sleeping AND a cream 6m chill out bell – giving you an undercover communal space to eat and play games.

Tribe is going on Safari from the 2021 season with the chill out bells and sleeping bells given a big overhaul!

Think animal prints, leafy plants and lux!

The Tribe may be smaller but the love is enormous!  ❤ 

TROPIC

Costs:

The bell tent camp: £1695 for the weekend + £600 returnable damage waiver. 

Campsite charges:  £22.50 per person per night paid directly to hillside

Maximum group size: 20

Tropic is the larger of the 2 hen camp glamping areas and is made up of 4 brightly coloured 5m bell tents AND a cream 7m bell tent as the chill out lounge. 
The 7m bell tent will hold 30 people, so as a group of 20 you’ve got plenty of space to enjoy your bell tent hen party! 

Think bright colours, leafy plants and lush!

WHAT's INCLUDED

Toilets 

Showers

Washing up area

Parking for your cars is situated in your camp paddock 

  • Chunky picnic benches

  • Outdoor bean bags (new for 2021!)

  • Outdoor festoon lighting (new for 2021!)

  • Barbecue with cover (big enough to cook 40 burgers at one time) and BBQ tools

  • Camp fire and seating and marshmallow toasting forks! (new for 2021!)

  • Power to your chill out tent, so you can charge those phones and plug in your hair straighteners

  • Personal fridge in your chill out bell & communal freezer near the washing up area

  • Hampers containing all your plates, mugs and cutlery

  • Camping stoves, saucepans and frying pan

  • Full coir carpet

  • Camp beds (high enough to store bags underneath)

  • Memory foam toppers

  • Fitted bottom sheet, pillow and pillow case
  • Rug

  • Cushions

  • Table

  • Hot water bottles

  • Bespoke bunting, inside and out

  • Internal fairy lights

  • LED lanterns 

  • Exterior solar fairy lights

  • Bedding can be hired separately at a cost of £15 per set minimum 13.5 tog single duvet with cover

  • Full coir carpet

  • Sofas

  • Selection of floor cushions, bean bags and pouffes

  • Rugs

  • Chunky coffee tables

  • Tea light chandelier with LED candles

  • Basket of blankets

  • Bespoke bunting, inside and out 

  • Mains powered lamps

  • Internal fairy lights

  • Exterior solar fairy lights

  • Cocktail dispenser and stand

  • Funky paper straws 

Interior picture of 7m chill out bell tent for 2018 / 2019 season. Hen camp chill outsells come with plenty of soft furnishing and give you a communal space to celebrate your hen party weekend!
Lesley Burdett Photography

GROUP SIZES

The maximum group size for hen camp is 20 people. You can’t bring extra tents yourselves, or sleep people on the floors in the sleeping tents, or in the chill out bells!  

For larger groups please check out our mobile hen party hire.  

WHEN CAN WE ARRIVE?

Check in is from 2pm on your day of arrival and check out is at 1pm on the day of your departure.

WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN WE DO WHILE WE'RE THERE?

We’ve handpicked some activities that are close to camp and firm favourites with previous hen groups – and also some local suppliers who can run workshops on site for you. 

Shake it down with some Bollywood dancing, chill out on the water with SUP, wear yourselves out with an aqua assault course, or head back to camp to have a BBQ or Pizza prepared for your group.

Our top ideas to make your bell tent experience a ‘one off’ are listed at the bottom of the page and we’ve added some great new suppliers for 2020!

Strippers aren’t allowed on site at any time.  

HOW DO WE BOOK?

Booking is easy! Drop us an email and we will send you a link to the booking page. 

When we send you the link we’ll reserve the date for 24 hours.

WHEN DO WE PAY?

Money is often the hardest part of arranging any hen party. Because we want this to be as stress free as possible we only take a 25% deposit at booking of the tent hire costs.

For Tribe the deposit is £287.50 and Tropic, £423.75.

The balance isn’t due until 28 days before the date, and we will invoice you when it becomes due. 

At the same time you will receive an invoice directly from Hillside for your campsite fees. 

DAMAGE WAIVERS

As you’ll have seen above under the costs section there is also a returnable damage deposit per camp area.

Damage deposits are in case the camp or it’s contents are damaged during your stay.
They don’t need to be received until the Wednesday prior to your arrival and we have these returned within 48 hours of you leaving camp. 

It’s really rare we have to deduct from your damage deposit. Do read our terms and conditions, and the ‘Hen house rules’ on arrival. They’re designed to ensure everything goes to plan! 

Blue bell tent in our Tropic camp area for hen party glamping weekends in the New Forest
Lesley Burdett Photography

activity ideas

When you’ve worn yourselves out with a day of activities book The Thirsty Bird to deliver you Feasting platters of meat and cheese, or brunch, or also a cocktail masterclass. 

If you fancy a night out, instead of a night in – you can also visit their premises in Wimborne (about a 10 minute drive).

Minimum group numbers, price per head will apply. 

We testify to what a great BBQ they offer as they provided our staff catering for our end of season party in 2018!

thethirstybirdwimborne

If Pizza’s your thing then we have 3 companies we recommend – all a tried and tested fave of our hen groups! 

www.catchafirepizza.co.uk

www.chulli.co.uk

The House Grille

Fancy learning Bollywood Dancing, Burlesque or even Cheerleading? 

Laura from First Love Dance offers two packages to suit hens and as a mobile service it means she can visit you on at the camp. 

£15 per head 

  • 90 minute dance tutorial with all costumes and props provided

£25 per head

  • 1.5 hours tutorial with all costumes and props provided

  • PLUS prosecco

www.firstlovedance.co.uk

07817 866 980

For the more energetic hens book yourself in for an hours session on the Webit aqua assault course (we tried it, it’s amazing) 

Fancy something a bit more sedate? SUP (stand up paddle boarding) is available too at the New Forest Water Park. 

Located approx. 10 minute for Hillside it’s easy to get there and has been a HUGE hit with other hen groups. 

www.newforestwaterpark.co.uk

Another favourite with previous hen groups. Go Ape at Moors Valley is located just 7 miles away from Hillside. 

www.goape.co.uk/days-out/moors-valley

If your hens have a love of crafts then speak to Sophia from Jessalli Handmade to book your crafty session. 

Nipple Tassels, embroidered knickers, embroidered T-shirts and paper flower headdresses. 

Packages start from £12 pp with a minimum group size of 5. 

www.jessalli.com

Bling your skin with a temporary tattoo station box from Doris Loves! 

www.dorisloves.co.uk

Discover the beauty of Mehndi with a henna party with Manraj – the perfect way to add some boho to your weekend! 

Check out her instagram for some serious WOW! 

Email: ManrajTawana@hotmail.com

If relaxing on your hen weekend is more up your street then book yourself (or the whole group) in for a massage. 

With a range of treatments available including Aromatherapy massage, Indian head massage, Ayurvedic non-surgical facelift massage and much more. 

We think this would be a great option for any mums to be that are camping, aunties, hens mum or grandmothers that might not be so keen on jumping around at the Water Park! 

Contact Jacqui for pricing and packages.

Jacqui – 07467243218

https://www.facebook.com/holistichens/

holistichenspamper@gmail.com

Bournemouth is only a 30 minute drive away from camp – head out for a night in the pubs and clubs, a stroll along the seafront, a bit of shopping – whatever!

No designated driver required – book yourselves a minibus back. Hens have previously have used Paragon – a local firm. 

Paragon Travel 

Wilderness Survival Skills have courses for 2 -3 hours which are ideal for outdoor loving hens. 

Wild food & foraging walks
 
Ancient fire lighting skills
 
Wilderness navigation techniques
 
Carving your own spatula or Scandinavian butter spreader
 
Making lidded containers from birch bark
 
Prices from £20pp minimum group size of 10. 
 
 
Joe: 07718078619
 
Mollie and Myrtle – Flower Crowns 
 
We’ve also had lots of groups looking for flower crowns from real flowers so there is no plastic footprint.  Mollie and Myrtle offer just that. 
 
Contact Mollie on: 07903705627
 

1 – Give your body and mind a workout with New Forest Yoga

2 – Loving Life Lillie

Hen packages start at £10 pp for an hours session and include gift bags. All yoga mats are provided and you will be required to complete a group health questionnaire. 

Please book by visiting www.lovinglifelillie.com or for further information call 07445686800.

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