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Posted by Danielle Harvey on 7 May 2020
Every year, thousands of brides and grooms to-be go off gallivanting abroad for their last night of freedom. But after the current pandemic, our habits will be changing and a surge in UK hen and stag do booking will be a much needed boost for our UK economy.
Funktion Events, who help a large portion of individuals plan their perfect UK-based experience, get a bird's eye view of the most popular places and activities to do for your final big night here in ol' Blighty.
Funktion Events has taken its 2019 booking data and broken it down to provide you with a behind-the-scenes look into what makes for the perfect stag and hen do in the UK.
Top Locations for Hen Dos
Liverpool takes the top spot for most popular hen do location, followed closely by Manchester and London. Surprisingly, London isn't number one despite being the largest and most resourceful city.The top 5 hen do locations are as follows:
1. Liverpool (9.2%)
2. Manchester (6.9%)
3. London (5.2%)
Top Locations for Stag Dos
The locations for stags will surprise you. Coming in at the number one spot for stag dos is Bournemouth. Second is Edinburgh and third is Newcastle. These locations are completely different to the hens.
The top 5 stag do locations are as follows:
1. Bournemouth (8.1%)
2. Edinburgh (6.8%)
3. Newcastle (6.8%)
4. Nottingham (6.8%)
Best Activities for Hens
For hens, Funktion Events data showed the most popular activity undertaken is life drawing, second most popular goes to the slightly less tame dance party and cocktail making comes in third! Here's the top 5 activities for hens:
1. Life Drawing (15.1%)
2. Dance Party (15%)
3. Cocktail Making (13.4%)
4. Male Cabaret Show (6.4%)
5.Cocktail Making & Meal (3.5%)
Best Activities for Stags
For stags, the most popular activity is beer babes, second most popular is life drawing, in third comes the pub treasure hunt! Here are the top 5 activities for stags:
1. Beer Babes (9.7%)
2. Life Drawing (9.3%)
3. Pub Treasure Hunt (7.9%)
4. Club Entry (7.9%)
5.Go Karting (3.6%)
For more information on hen and stag dos, like what's the best month to book, how much to spend, and the recipe for the perfect hen and stag do head to funktionevents.co.uk