25 Dublin Hen Party Ideas & Activities

25 Dublin Hen Party Ideas & Activities

Discover fun ideas and activities that you can do during your hen party in Dublin.

We’re simply going to assume that you’ve already established who is coming, what dates the hen party will be on and where you’ll be staying. All that’s left for you is to fill the schedule.

Dublin is a great city for celebrating anything. It’s always alive and vibrant which is ideal for a hen party. So let’s dive in.

Dublin Hen Party Ideas

Hen Parties are a great opportunity to do something different and fun. Below we’ve listed ideas and activities you can do as a group. Just make sure they cater to your group size.

Note: We’re not affiliated with any of the businesses listed below. They’re purely our recommendations.

1. Pub Crawl

Dublin is the perfect city to hold a pub crawl. You can either plan your own or book an organised crawl; You can find some listed on Google. As always, drink responsibly and have fun.

2. Pedal Bus

Pedal around Dublin as a group for a hysterical tour of the city.

Pedal Buses (or Pedi Bus) have become a hen party classic. There are now a few different companies that now offer this service in Dublin. You can see some options and reviews on Trip Advisor.

3. Spa

Going to the SPA is an easy but often appreciated option. It’s perfect after some rowdier activities.

There are many different spas you can go choose to go to in Dublin depending on your location, their availability and prices. However, one of the most renowned spas in Dublin is in the Marker Hotel, in the city centre (they also have an amazing rooftop bar).

4. Karaoke

Bring out your inner singing divas by booking a karaoke session. If you want to book a private room for the occasion, check out Ukiyo Bar. Otherwise, there are different venues that host public karaoke events throughout the week.

5. Book a Magician

For an unusual activity, you can book a magician to perform for the group. The show can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on what you want.

This activity does require a bit of space. For example, if you’ve booked a function room or if you have if a private area in a restaurant or a pub. You can browse and book some of the best magicians in Dublin on PartyWizz.

6. Get Tickets for a Show

Celebrate by getting tickets to a show.

Dublin is constantly hosting world-renowned artists. Music, theatre, comedy… there is always something so on. Check out the programmes at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Olympia Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre, Victor Street and 3 Arena.

There are also innumerable shows happening at a much smaller level. It’s always worth checking what’s on in Dublin.

Pro-tip: If this is something you’re interested in, make your reservations as soon as possible. Seats fill up fast.

7. Irish Dancing & Irish Music

Watching a traditional Irish show is always memorable. If you’re not from Ireland, it’s definitely a must.

Opinions differ as to what the ‘best’ traditional Irish show is. Johnny Foxes tends to make most people’s list. You can find a list of options on Publin.

8. Escape rooms

Escape rooms are another hen party & bachelor party classic. There are plenty of excellent ones in Dublin. A quick google search will show you which ones will be the most accessible to you.

9. VR Rooms

VR Rooms are an emerging concept. They’re rooms where you can play immersive 3D games. A few of these already exist in Dublin such as VR link and Future Shock.

10. Whiskey & Gin Tasting

Ireland is lucky to be the home of some amazing distilleries. Don’t pass up the chance to do some whiskey and gin tasting. In Dublin, you can also book tours of the Jameson and Teeling distilleries.

11. Guinness Storehouse

You can book a group tour of the Guinness storehouse. Home of one the world’s most famous beers. It’s a Dublin classic. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a pint at the Gravity bar that has a unique view of the Dublin skyline.

12. Body Artist

Paint the future bride! It can be a full-body painting or just arm artwork. Just remember that if you want something extremely specific, you’ll want to talk about it with the artist ahead of time.

You can browse and book a body artist directly through PartyWizz.

13. Bingo Night

Bingo night and musical bingo is an easy and fun option for Hen Parties. Once again you need a private space for this activity. If you don’t have space where you stay, book a private room in a pub or in a restaurant.

You can browse and book a music bingo entertainer directly through PartyWizz.

14. The Comedy Bus Tour

Go site seeing while in a comedy club. The Dublin Comedy Bus Tour takes you around all the most famous site seeing points while keeping you laughing the whole way.

15. The Dublin Ghost Bus Tour

For some alternative site setting, take The Ghost Bus Tour to go around the historically haunted and paranormal areas of the city. 

16. Ziplining

Go climbing up trees and swing around branches for an afternoon. You won’t find any ziplining parks within the city but there are some easily accessible ones not too far away. The closest is Zipit in the Wicklow mountains.

17. Cooking Classes

Book a cooking class for the whole hen party group. It’s a great opportunity to socialise and as a bonus, you’ll have a nice meal to wrap up the event. The classes come in all shape and sizes. It’s up to you to choose what style and cuisine you want. 

18. Private Yoga Classes

Book a private yoga class for the group. There are multiple studios across Dublin who offer this service. You’ll probably want to book a studio close to where you’ll be staying.  

19. Book a Party Bus

As the name implies, a Party Bus is a small bus that brings groups to parties. It’s a safe way to travel into the city while listening to disco music and having fun.

It will bring back memories of your university years… In fact, these buses mostly cater to students. Set your expectations accordingly.

There are multiple providers of this service. You’ll have to check based on where you’ll be staying.

20. Cocktail Bars

Go enjoy a fancy cocktail in one of Dublin numerous cocktail bars.

Pro-tip: Select one where you can book a private room. 

21. Blow Dry Bars

Add a bit of style to the hen party by booking a blow-dry and hair styling session.

22. Manicures

Book a manicure for everyone in the group. If you don’t want to book a session in a salon, you can have a beautician come to your location. You just need to make sure you have the space for it.

23. Massages

For some relaxation, book a massage session. This is ideal for smaller hen parties. Otherwise, you might not all be able to go at the same time.  

24. Vintage Tea Trips

The Vintage Tea Trip is a unique way to discover the city. Imagine being on a bus and going around Dublin’s most famous sites while enjoying a luxurious afternoon tea with pastries. What’s there not to like.

Pro-tip: We definitely recommend having a very light lunch if you book this tour.

25. Cocktail Class

Book a cocktail-making class in one of Dublin’s numerous bars. Learn to make your favourite drink and enjoy the result. There are multiple pubs around the city who offer classes (a quick google search will tell you which ones). You simply need to decide your top tipple!

That’s a Wrap

We hope you’ve found something you like. Have a great hen party and you enjoy your time in Dublin. If you enjoyed this content, why not stay in touch!