Whether you love a bit of red and white, like to immerse yourself in English culture or simply just feel proud to be English, St George’s Day offers the perfect occasion to celebrate.

But it doesn’t have to stop at the day itself. If you’re a bride or groom-to-be and the above describes you, why not tie this into the theme of your hen and stag do and invite your mates on a truly English themed event?

Hen and stag do specialist, Red7 shares its top activities and destinations to give you a do to remember, then all you need is some English themed props and an English flag as a sash!

Afternoon tea

An afternoon sipping tea and enjoying cakes and scones is typically English. Enjoy relaxing and having a good gossip with your closest friends, and don’t forget a glass of champagne or two to truly celebrate in style.

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Bond Girl experience

Lovers of the Bond films have probably always dreamy of being a Bond girl, even if it’s purely to get up close and personal with James Bond. Sadly we can’t offer the English 007 agent himself, however we can send you on an exciting mission around the city. Here you must solve clues given by your commander, undertake surveillance and gather information to complete your mission and become an ultimate Bond girl.

Clay pigeon shooting

Enjoy the great outdoors and bring our your country bumpkin with a spot of clay pigeon shooting. Perfect for hens and stags wanting to show their adventurous side, you’ll enjoy the buzz of firing a gun and hitting the target. All you need is your tweed jacket, flat cap and wellies, then you’re good to go.

London Eye flight

Get on board the London Eye and enjoy an amazing panoramic view of England’s capital city. Day or night, you will spot many of the famous English landmarks while on board, such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Why not add an element of sophistication to your trip and arrange a private capsule with a bottle of champagne?

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Stunt car driving

Mucking about in a car is any lad’s dream, so a specialised stunt driving experience will be right up their street. Imagine yourself driving a Mini in one of the best British films ever made, The Italian Job, and try your hand at 360 degree spin parking and handbrake turns. You might be holding on for dear life but you’ll definitely feel exhilarated and pumped for the weekend ahead.

It’s a Knockout

Using props from the legendary 70s/80s British comedy game show, It’s a Knockout, let your inner child run wild in this hilarious hen and stag do activity. With inflatable obstacle courses, large foam rubber costumes and absurd games involving gallons of water, this will be like sports day for adults and guarantees the hen or stag, and guests an unforgettable time.

Punting

Enjoy the quintessentially English pastime of punting down a river. Perfect for any summer do! Take a relaxing trip along the shallow waters of the River Cam or River Cherwell, chauffered if you wish, and take in the beautiful countryside around you. To make the trip extra special, sit back while sipping champagne and nibbling strawberries!

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Still not sure what to do? Hit one of the following cities, steeped in history and culture but with plenty of modern activities, and take it from there:

London

As the capital of England, London is the top pick when it comes to an English-themed do. A city with no limits, London offers everything from heritage sites like Westminster Abbey, delicious foodie hotspots and top clubs to party all weekend long.

Liverpool

As birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is home to one of the most successful bands in the world and offers exciting activities from day to night.

York

Known as a historic city with its high walls and cobbled streets, York offers a medieval vibe and lots of exciting places to explore. The perfect place for a British-themed do.

Nottingham

Forever linked to the heroic tales of Robin Hood and his merry men, Nottingham still encompasses elements of its medieval past, however is now hugely modern too. The perfect choice for groups looking for adventure.

Brighton

For a typically English seaside experience, head to Brighton. Here you can explore the pebbled beach, the Palace Pier and hit trendy restaurants and stylish bars.

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For more hen do ideas, visit Redsevenleisure.co.uk, and follow them on Twitter. You might find our hen party A-Z helpful too!

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