Hen parties overtake stag dos on supercar drive days

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Forget weekends in Marbs, stretched limos and spa weekends, brides-to-be are turning to supercar experience days for their hen parties. That’s according to new research conducted by TrackDays.co.uk.

The company says that such days were previously favoured by men on stag dos, but it has seen a 65 percent increase in bookings for hen parties over the last year. And although the firm offers a variety of experiences, most brides-to-be favour the thrill of a supercar.

A 2017 study found that the average person spends a whopping £507 per hen or stag do, including £109 on travel, £90 on accommodation, £75 on alcohol, £50 on clothes, £63 on activities, £57 on food and £63 on pre-wedding gifts.

Drive a supercar and you will save the £75 cost of alcohol, although you might want to splash out on some champers for the post-track-day podium experience.

We had a look on the TrackDays.co.uk website and discovered prices ranging from £49 for a ‘Supercar Driving Blast’ to £895 for a ‘Supercar Supreme’ experience at a UK circuit. You get to drive three laps in a range of supercars and sports cars, which sounds more exciting than falling over in Ibiza and landing on a blow-up doll.

‘A huge surge’

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Imran Malek, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk, said: “Supercar driving experiences are becoming increasingly popular with hens looking for adrenalin-fuelled action in cars that can reach 200mph or more.

“We’ve seen a huge surge over the last year especially in hen party bookings and we now receive as many as we do for stag parties, which we always received more of in the past.”

If supercars aren’t your thing, other four-wheeled ideas include tractor or quad bike driving, off-roading or an afternoon tea on a double-decker bus. Alternatively, you could stay at home with a good book. 

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