Hen Party Haven


Living Elements, Nature’s Elements and Palmer’s are perfect for your Hen Party Holiday Break.

What do YOU want for you and your girlfriends for this special event? Relaxation, party, activities, luxury, pampering, beach? – you can have all of this here!

When you arrive you will find that the house(s) has been personally prepared for your comfort and convenience, with a warm welcome, special touches and an expectation of a great party!

  • Chill out in the hot tub and luxury sauna. Enjoy the peace of the private patios in the garden with a glass in hand… Please bring your own towels for use in the hot tub / sauna. sophies-hen-do
  • Relax in the pleasant garden and have a BBQ or snuggle up in the lounge with good central heating in the winter and look out at the garden. There are games for in and outside.
  • The Living Elements house has plenty of accommodation, for up to eight to ten guests in a variety of bedding  options – twins, singles, super kingsize, plus space for tents etc
  • Got more guests in your party than this? – why not rent Nature’s Elements opposite too? That’s another 4-6 catered for!
  • There is a TV and DVD player for your “special uses” plus some DVD’s!
  • There is a well laid out kitchen with plenty of room to make delicious meals and lots of equipment too or have a professional chef come in to pamper you.. Let them create a meal especially for you and your party to suit your group and pocket or maybe just some fabulous canapes for when you arrive. The separate dining room and a separate lounge also mean that you have room  to spread out in too!

Provisionally Book Your Accommodation for Living and Nature's Elements HERE

  • Palmer’s can sleep up to 13 guests in a very spacious loungeandfirepalmers1800pxhouse, with full wheelchair access and a full downstairs bathroom in addition to the upstairs ones. It is in the next door village of Birdham. NB We arrange for the addition of a jacuzzi spa if that is on the wishlist amongst other extras! It’s your choice!

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  • There are masses of things to do locally – from shopping, historic buildings, countryside etc
  • Need to get food in? We can even organise an organic veg box delivery for you, and of course you can organise a Tesco or Ocado delivery to the house just before your stay if that is easier. We can also unpack your delivery for you in advance of your arrival.
  • See the add-ons and extras section below..
We can have chilled champagne, chocolates, flowers, balloons etc waiting for you if you wish.

For more information about the many extras that you have have PUSH THIS LINK

Here are some other Hen Party Haven articles to help you organise a great time! When you actually reserve and pay for your Hen Party weekend you will receive even more ideas to help your party become a memorable success!

Party Themes and Ideas

Tea Party Catering – something a bit different!

We can organise a personal, professional cook to prepare and create the menu of your choice “at home” so all that hassle has gone or even some scrumptious canapes. This leaves you and your girlfriends free to relax, enjoy yourselves and have some fun with the bubbly etc!

Have you thought of a pottery painting class or dance lesson? – even if you have 2 left feet and a mixed group of age and sensibility? No problem!! Other themes could be a murder-mystery or playing golf at various courses locally…. even chocolate making experience for a half or whole day! There is a willow weaving course you can do or how about a raw chocolate cake vintage tea party?

The Living Elements Clinic, opposite Living Elements, offers a wide range of treatments that can be booked in advance during your stay (subject to availability) These can include massage, cranial osteopathy and other options to make you even more beautiful before the big day …and more, depending on therapist availability and numbers!

See The Add-ons and extras page for more information or see below for the Hen Party themed ones.

Even  cocktail making masterclass, chocolate dipping workshop etc!

Active hen party weekends could include:

  • Near our properties is the world famous West Wittering beach especially. It’s THE place to windsurf and surf board locally and internationally! But there are other beaches too. Bring your board and wetsuits!
  • There are some beautiful walks with pubs on route (!) including Pagham Harbour Reserve, The Trundle and Goodwood, picturesque Bosham, East Head Beach / West Wittering. …It all depends whether you want a beach walk, go shell collecting, walk in bluebell woods, bluebellswalk or cycle the South Downs Way and have spectacular views, create a treasure trail in a particular locality (even the garden!) or…. Bring wellies or walking boots and prepare to be enchanted with the scenery and have a good chin-wag at the same time!
  • Many of these walks can also be used as cycle ways, and there are others too! Bring your bicycles or hire some locally – they can even get delivered for you!. You can go up on the South Downs Way or by the side of beaches and the seaside or just explore the local lanes and woods….
  • We have good relations with a number of local firms so can offer good rates on fishing, sailing, paintballing etc

If you want a “bit ‘o’ culture” we are blessed with:

  • Two theatres on the doorstep! – The Chichester Festival Theatre and The Minerva Theatre, plus more in Portsmouth, Southampton and Bognor
  • 2 good cinemas ( one with a VIP box) and others only a few miles away
  • Fabulous art / sculpture galleries in and around Chichester
  • Stately homes and Gardens including Goodwood House, Stansted House, Arundel Castle, West Dean Gardens and many more.. many of which have special events on during the year.

Want to make the holiday weekend or break more special?

…Tell us what you may be thinking, planning or wanting to create and see what we can come up with!

We can organise “Hen Party Packages” for you and your party, as long as we have some idea of what you would like. It’s all up for invention!

Call Gayle Palmer TODAY to enquire about more details and your chosen date(s) – 07769 746113 for your access to a unique weekend holiday…
Please note that the houses are available for hen party weekends in the low and mid season, unless there is a late cancellation. A minimum of 2 nights must be booked. High season weekends will be charged at the full weekly rate.
Terms and conditions of use of Living Elements are HERE
T&C’s for Palmer’s are here: HERE
Hen Party Haven additional T&C’s for your party: HERE
Further conditions: 

Only guests named on the booking form are permitted to stay unless agreed with the owner – this includes extras staying in tents / caravans or on the floor in sleeping bags etc! This is a site safety issue in case of fire etc. If this is contravened we deem that you have broken your contract of hire with us, you can be asked to leave IMMEDIATELY, with no recourse and with no repayment of any monies for whatever reason. Any extra guests not already notified are charged at £75 minimum per person per night regardless of where they have slept and if they have used their own bedding or not.

You are also asked to keep the noise down after 11pm as the neighbours in the adjoining house may not be so pleased to hear the party! Thanks.

Add-ons and Extras for your Hen Party delight.


Hen Party Package £20

Have your Hen Party start with a Pop! Hen Party PackageWe will provide:

  • Party poppers for all your group.
  • Heart shaped personalised labels for each of the ladies and the Hen in the group – you can use them as table place labels, drinks labels or bedroom labels.
  • Makeup removal wet wipes.
  • Sturdy plastic cups so you can enjoy your drink safely whilst in the hot tub or sauna and not get your mouth burnt or a glass broken.
  • A bag of ice in the freezer!

We want you to have a fun-filled memorable party – and these will all be waiting for your arrival. They all come arranged either in a basket or a heart-shaped tin. Do you know about some of our other Hen Party activities?

Let’s party!

De Luxe Hen Party Package £30

Make your party start with a pop! deluxeHenParty

We will provide:

  • Party poppers for all your group.
  • Heart shaped personalised labels for each of the ladies and the Hen in the group – you can use them as table place labels, drinks labels or bedroom labels.
  • Makeup removal wet wipes.
  • Facial wipes.
  • Locally made Montezuma’s chocolate buttons.
  • Box of tissues.
  • Sturdy plastic cups so you can enjoy your drink safely whilst in the hot tub or sauna and not get your mouth burnt or a glass broken.
  • A bag of ice in the freezer – essential for chilling the drinks!

We want you to have a fun-filled memorable party – and these will all be waiting for your arrival. They all come arranged either in a basket or a heart-shaped tin.

Hen Party or Group Canapés Package from £30 per guest

Getting organised for a party – whether for family or friends or a PartyCanapesPackageHen Party can be challenging. This is why we have teamed up with a local professional chef who will supply a range of mouth-watering canapes (to suit dietary requirements as well) for your party.

There is a minimum number of guests for this of 10. Prices may vary depending on your choice of canapés and ingredients but start from £30 per person for some substantial canapes – so much so that you could avoid all other cooking!

How good does that sound? All you have to do is to provide the drink, music and ambience…

Wine or Champagne Tasting Extravaganza! from £40 per guest

This is such a perfect way to break the ice at a Hen Party! Wine or Champagne Tasting Workshop

Get to know your fellow house guests, have a real laugh… and probably get a bit tiddly too! All hosted by an expert to guide you through the selections.

You can choose from many workshops based on:

  • Wine tasting – New and Old World
  • Champagne Tasting

The leader of the workshop will guide you through a selection of drinks, explaining what they are, their characteristics and what to look for in your selections. Guess which are the exclusive ones or where they come from.

This is a perfect accompaniment to your Hen Party Haven revelry.

Prices vary depending on which workshop you choose, and obviously how many are in your group. The company will create a unique and memorable experience for you, which will be as entertaining, informative or competitive as you desire!

There is a minimum number of 12 guests. Prices start from £30 per guest and increase in £5 increments depending on how fine the wines are and how many you taste – up to 12 drinks!

Enquire for further details from Gayle – pre-booking well in advance is essential.

Cocktail Making Magic Workshop from £40 per person

This activity is fun, informal and interactive and ends with the Cocktail Making Workshop.pooqraulity group being divided into teams for a competition!

You get plenty of drinks too – at least 5 including providing non alcoholic options.
“A hen party must do!”

Choose from simple cocktails (from £35 per head)
Champagne-based cocktails (from £50 per head) and
Gin-based cocktails (from £40 per head)!

Minimum of 12 guests are needed for a workshop. NB: travel cost is in addition.

Locally-made Award-winning Monster Montezuma Chocolate Mix! £5Montezuma's Monster ChocolateSelection Package5

Montezuma’s chocolate is famous throughout the country.. but did you know? – it’s made right here in Chichester!

They have a wonderful choice of chocolate bars, truffles and special gift packages.

This package is not for the hard-hearted – it’s big!
We have chosen some of the best for you…

It includes: milk and dark and white chocolate giant buttons, drinking chocolate buttons – plain, (very luxurious! We suggest that you use two buttons per drink) and flavoured chocolate bars.

The plain chocolate is all dairy and wheat free and vegan too!

It will be waiting for you on your arrival (if it is hot it will be in the fridge, just in case!)
It comes with an appropriate card for you to fill in with your own sentiments 😉
Is your mouth watering already?

Willow Weaving Workshop £65 per person

My lovely friends Mark and Rebecca are local land artists. Willow Weaving Workshop
They create amazing sculptures out of their homegrown willow!
The shapes can range from egg shapes to arbours, plant stands to baskets and have been made for prestigious local houses and exhibitions and even internationally!

This 4 hour workshop is the most fabulous fun.
You will be working outside, so be appropriately dressed please. (Footwear too).

You will learn about the willow. How it is picked and then how to work it.
Using simple skills, which are easy to master, you will be able to create your own willow masterpiece in just a few hours.

It is relaxing and engaging.
Drinks are included in the workshop.
Of course you will also be taking them home – so make sure your transport is spacious enough!

There is a maximum of 12 people per workshop and the price is per person.

Chocolate Making Workshop from £55 per adult

This is a fun way to spend 4 hours and come out with a Chocolate Making Workshopsmasterpiece that you created! 

The best bit is you get to eat it afterwards too!

In collaboration with a local business we can offer workshops of various kinds for up to 20 guests! It may also be possible for smaller groups to join up with others. The best number is 6 guests and guarantees a private workshop. The cost is £280

Most of the workshops take place at weekends, typically Saturdays.

Adult groups can make soft centred chocolates and truffles or do soft chocolate moulding – i.e. using nuts, fruit and spices.

Choose from a themed workshop for children of either solid chocolates, chocolate pizzas or chocolate characters. There are also seasonally themed workshops e.g. Easter and Christmas. These cost £160 for a group of 6 children. Age from 8 years.

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Pre-booking is essential via Gayle, as is pre-payment. Note the prices displayed here may not be the final price, depending on the size of your party.

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