Looking for the best hen party activities in Dublin? If you’re bringing all the gals together for a getaway to remember (even if those memories are a little fuzzy), then you have to check out our favourite local things to do.
The fun, slightly mad activity is what separates a Hen party from a typical weekend away with friends. This is a chance for the group to bond together and to have a bit of a laugh while celebrating the lucky bride-to-be.
These are some of the best things to do in Dublin for a Hen Do, including our own InstaTours for capturing the perfect pics!
A Laughter-Inducing Hen Party Activity in Dublin
Dublin Pedal Tours is a familiar sight for hen parties in Dublin. You can always hear the music blaring and the peddlers enjoying their beverages for some wholesome fun.
These are set up for 16 people with a qualified instructor, so you’ll be safe, don’t worry.
You’ll pedal your way around Dublin, stopping at bars along the way and laughing for much of the ride. Enjoy the gawks of onlookers jealous of your good time!
We highly recommend your crew dress up in elaborate matching outfits to keep the fun going.
These are all bespoke tours so prices vary, but you’ll typically start in the city centre at Temple Bar and pedal on from there.
The guide Bruno gets a lot of shout-outs on their Tripadvisor page. He’s a great host, so be sure to try and get him as your guide for the tour.
Get a Pint of the Black Stuff for a Classic Dublin Hen Do Activity
The most popular local attraction is also an excellent hen do activity in Dublin: take a tour of the Guinness Storehouse.
If you don’t like stout or Guinness, it’s still fascinating to learn the history of this globally-beloved brand. Of course, if you do like Guiness, you’ll enjoy the free pint with the beautiful view over the city.
The visit usually takes 1-2 hours and is located a 20-minute walk from the city centre. This is a good activity to do before going out for dinner and heading for a long party night. It also fits well if you’re coming from outside of Ireland and want to do something cultural and see a bit of the city.
Lastly, this is a perfect afternoon Dublin hen party activity to combine with one of our InstaTours, all after brunch in the morning. A full day of Dublin fun before a night on the town. It’s perfect!
We highly recommend you book your tickets to the Guinness Storehouse in advance as it can be hard to get slots on short notice. Best to plan ahead whenever you’re travelling as a group.
Put on Your Dancing Shoes for an Irish Hen Do
Have the craic with Irish Dance party, where qualified dance instructors will teach you 3 simple Irish dances for an hour of whirling away like you’re the star of your very own Riverdance. After you tire of your newfound centre stage stardom, sit back with all the hens and enjoy a full Irish show of music and dancing.
This is a fun and interactive hen party activity that’s perfect for visitors to get a bit of culture and take home some new skills as well. This one’s perfect for large groups of Hens (15+) and it’s really affordable for the evening.
As it’s in a bar, you’ll be able to enjoy a few drinks before dancing, so be sure to factor that in also.
Draw or Paint a Nude for the Bride to Be!
Looking for unique, memorable hen party activities in Dublin? This one’s great fun and it’s sure to raise a few eyebrows. Life Drawing offers a hot icebreaker to get everyone in the mood for a fabulous hen do.
These male nude models are more entertainers and less of a silent muse, so you’ll be in for a laugh no matter what.
As well as the main male show, they also provide drawing class material and a photoshoot to capture the memories. At the start, the model does a few poses to help you decide which one you want to draw/paint for the next 90 minutes or so.
You need to make sure to book in advance to bring the model to Dublin and hopefully get a private room in the hotel! You may want to ask the hotel about a room before organising, and Life Drawing can also help you organise a venue.
The BEST Dublin Hen Do Activity: Take Pics With Your Chicks!
Look, we’ll be honest, this is definitely the best hen do activity in Dublin. Of course, we’re incredibly biased but it’s still the best.
Here at InstaTours, we offer a fantastic Hen party experience. It’s a whole new concept where you do 1hr30 photography tour of Dublin with your besties.
You’ll be hitting the top spots like St. Stephen’s Green, Temple Bar and Trinity College along with our hidden most Instagrammable spots.
We’ll let you in on some of the secret tactics influencers use with photography techniques and Instagram tips, along with the best poses.
The bride-to-be is always front and centre, but everyone will love these memorable moments captured forever with plenty of pictures in the end. We will also take pictures of the whole group and share them afterward so you’ll be sure to get the perfect group shot!
We take groups of up to 15 people and we’re totally flexible to accommodate your crew. We’ll start at a time of your choosing in the city centre. Hen groups usually do brunch and combine us with another activity to get the most out of their day.
Meet our guides and check out all our great reviews for Dublin InstaTours, especially all the fun we have with Hen parties. In fact, we’re also a finalist for Ireland’s Hen Party Supplier of the Year!
We’d be delighted to have you join us as one of your hen party activities in Dublin. It’ll be great fun and you’ll bring home loads of great memories. Get in touch and let’s start planning!