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The Ultimate Hen Party!

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Posted: 21/09/2017 10:14
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Tanks, paintballs and camping may not be what many bride-to-be's envisage for their last-weekend-of-freedom...but why not?! Although spas, salons and clubs may be the tradition, this is 2017, and we are all about doing something a bit different. Interested? Then read on for all the information about what we think truly is the ultimate hen do!

 

Tanks, paintballs and camping may not be what many bride-to-be's envisage for their last-weekend-of-freedom...but why not?! Although spas, salons and clubs may be the tradition, this is 2017, and we are all about doing something a bit different. Interested? Then read on for all the information about what we think truly is the ultimate hen do!

Armourgeddon is the ‘home of tank paintball battles.’ The fundamentals of traditional paintball- shoot big balls of paint at something, but without the pain!  You take the controls of a FV432 tank. Think paintball without the bruises - the tank bears the brunt of the hits! There can’t be a much better way to let off wedding-stress-steam than a day with the girls, tanks, cannons, mud and guns zipping around a WWII bombing range. You can rely on having a hen do which is fun, exhilarating and memorable.

The session involves your gang being split into groups of 3 and each of you learning how to drive a WWII tank, then having some target practice (avoiding our resident livestock…) on static targets before a tactical discussion on the teams’ strengths and skills. Once you have decided who will be the driver, the loader and the markslady, it’s off to battle stations. Pitted against another crew, you will have 12 shots in 4 positions to land your paintball, shot from a cannon on top of the tank, on the tank of the enemy. Just wait until you get that cheer from your crew for a direct hit. On to the next position, our top tip is to get stationary first and shoot at your enemy before they are even in place!

Don’t worry if your group numbers do not make crews of 3 exactly, we will sort that out for you. And if you are the organiser rather than the bride to be, just let us know if you want the hen dressed up, L-plates on her tank or cupcakes on arrival. We can sort most things and engage an excellent outside catering company to cover your food needs, as well as having hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and confectionary on site.

We have a wide variety of activities here at Armourgeddon, from archery and air rifle shooting to hovercraft and quad bike safaris, plus a museum with 3-hangers of interactive displays. There are over 60 tanks in our collection so it’s not just mud and shooting!  

To add to your hen weekend fun and if you think you might need a bit of peace after a day fit for an adrenaline junkie, how does a night in a Mongolian yurt in the middle of the countryside sound? Country Bumpkin Yurts take glamping to a whole new level. This is no ordinary, primitive camping trip - you will have hot water! The concept of luxury is a very serious matter for a lot of brides in the run-up to the wedding, and what could feel more luxurious than relaxing in a wood-burning hot tub under the stars with your fellow hens? The hot tub is not only beautifully eco-friendly but designed to help you unwind, there is even a mini bar to hold your glasses of bubbly! With bridleways, great walking, cycling and eating out opportunities just a stone's throw away, you can tailor your hen do to suit you, and enjoy the retreat you deserve. Market Harborough is about 3 miles away- a walk down the bridleway, or a quick taxi ride, with plenty of bars, restaurants, late night cocktail bars and even a couple of nightclubs. Leicester is only 40 minutes away if you are looking for a bigger night out.

If you like the sound of straying away from the norm and having a truly unforgettable hen do before tying the knot, contact Armourgeddon on 01858 880239 and Country Bumpkin Yurts on 07375 024672 to start planning the ultimate girls weekend!

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