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Hen Parties and Stag Weekends

There is nothing more exciting than the build-up to a wedding. To make it extra special for the bride and groom, organising the hen do and stag party that well-suits their personality and interests is essential. Perhaps your happy couple are lovers of the outdoors and nature, and would maybe appreciate a more relaxing celebration.

If this is the case, and you are looking for a unique, chilled woodland retreat for your stag or hen weekend in Sussex – then Forest Garden Shovelstrode is the place for you!

We offer a variety of hen and stag do packages that include overnight stays, craft courses, and a variety of beautifully prepared food and drink.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today to find out more about our hen party and stag do packages.

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Where You Will Stay

During the hen do or stag party, you’ll be staying in luxury yurts and cabins within the secret enchanted woodland of our East Grinstead based site. On arrival, your group will be welcomed and then taken through the Forest Garden, (a highly effective ecological system of growing mostly edible plants within the seven canopy layers), to our beautiful regenerating woodland amidst woodspurge bluebells and orchids where the yurts and log cabins await. The hen/stag do accommodation is equipped with everything you should need to cook and sleep comfortably. Each of the yurts and cabins are located between 50-150m from the loos/showers and washing up area. There is opportunity for your group to cook under the stars in the large open fire pit or BBQ, or get served delicious breakfasts and tea parties at the Forest Garden café - whichever you’d prefer!


There are many short courses that can be arranged to make your hen party and stag do as special and memorable as possible. 

Activities include classes such as green woodworking, making candles or beauty products from beeswax, woodland yoga, African drumming circle in a yurt, or an outdoor massage surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature - just to name a few!

View Party Activities

  • Traditional English Tea Party: £25 per person (min 8 people)
  • Making Beuty Products from beeswax: - 4hrs: £40 per person (min 6 people)
  • Spatula making: - 3hrs.  £40 per person (3-5 people)
  • Holistic Massage: - price on request
  • Full English Breakfast: £15 per person (min 8 people)
  • Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku): 4hrs - £40 per person

There are also many great pubs, restaurants and attractions close by, including Hever castle, Pooh Bridge and the magnificent Ashdown Forest, so your group has the opportunity to shape your hen/stag weekend to best suit you.

Forest garden Shovelstrode is located in East Grinstead, halfway between Brighton and the south coast. 


Group bookings for hen and stag parties will be considered at the owners’ discretion. This is not a venue for a rowdy party. Amplified music is forbidden and any low volume acoustic music should be finished by 11pm. 

Guests are reminded to respect the peace and tranquility of our ancient woodland and of other visitors.

Book Today

If you’re organising a hen party or stag do and are interested in what we have to offer here at Forest Garden Shovelstrode, get in touch today! Give us a call on 07956 815458 or 07957 621672, or drop us an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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