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Just because you're getting married, it doesn't mean you have to don a pink sash, L-plates, a crudely shaped whistle and party like its 1999.

Hen parties come in shapes and sizes. We think the best involve doing something you'd never get the chance to do in everyday life.

From rolling around in the mud to drinking champagne up in the clouds, there are so many options, whatever type of bride you may be.

Do you want to petrify yourself or party? We've gathered up some pretty rad weekends away that will allow you to do both...

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Since the bride and groom are taking a big leap, it seems only fair that the wedding party does the same.

Take to 10,000 feet and skydive to the ground with your hen party friends. This is the kind of hen day no one will ever forget.

If you've got mates that wouldn't dare jump out of a plane, then why not organise indoor skydiving, so no one misses out?

We recommend checking out this cool company - they organise group skydiving days that would be perfect for your gang.

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Does the idea of a busy bar rammed with drunks fill you with dread? Why not get your group to escape into the wild for a hen party weekend?

This doesn't have to mean dirty wellies and tiny two-man pop up tents. Book your group into one of these amazing locations and go glamping.

Spread across some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, you can spend the night in a yurt, tipi or even a treehouse.

Explore your surrounding in the daytime and enjoy a starlit dinner and cocktails in the night.

Check out these awesome glamping party ideas to make the night extra special.

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Consider yourselves a pretty active bunch? Go for a wholesome hen weekend to get you all ready for the big day.

Obviously, this being Cooler, we're not suggesting you just get your nails done and lounge in a steam room for the whole weekend. Oh no.

UK Cycling offers awesome biking trails that take you from one end of the UK to the other.

Get together a girl biking gang and set out on a trek to your spa treatment filled oasis.

By the end of the weekend you'll be feeling super fit, super rested and basically, super human.

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Want to organise a party with a difference but don't fancy being a high adrenaline hen? This idea is both kooky and classic at the same time.

Pack a picnic, a few bottles of champagne and float through the afternoon sky.

Make sure you take some music to play and have a super classy afternoon in the sky.

Fancy pushing the boat out? This company offers hot air balloon afternoons in the Moroccan sun.

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Paintballing parties have been a firm choice for stag dos for many years, but we think it's the ladies turn.

Instead of treating your bodies to a spa day, work on your bas ass inner heroines instead.

Delta Paintball organise paintballing afternoons especially scheduled to give groups time to clean up and recover before moving on to the hen party night time activities.

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Do you fancy taking your party to the country's capital for the night life but don't want to spend the days shopping on Oxford Street?

The Adventure Activity Company will take you and your friends biking, climbing, kayaking and more - all without leaving zone one on a London Underground map.

Spend the day paddling past Big Ben before hitting theatre land and its cocktail bars when the sun goes down.

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Think your mates can handle it? Shirk away from all tradition and take your hen party on a dirty mud assault course.

If you're the type of girl who grew up climbing trees with dirty feet, this is basically the perfect hen party for you.

You know everyone secretly loves getting muddy!