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Buck Off! An activity NOT to do on a hen do

I had the honour of organising my best mate Kate’s hen do a couple of weeks ago, and as part of it I arranged a Bucking Bronco.

I will write the whole weekend up in more detail in a ‘Hen Do That Happened ’ post, but thought it would be useful advice for people organising a hen do to know what happened on our weekend.

I’d hired a massive house with huge grounds and thought a bucking bronco would be fun. If you don’t know what a bucking bronco is, here we all are on it:

Bronco Group

Group shot on the Bronco (before it all went wrong)

Everything was fine until Kate’s third go. When she was thrown off she landed awkwardly on her neck, leading to a lot of pain, blurred/fuzzy vision and she was seeing stars. We rang 111 and described her symptoms, and before we knew it this was happening:

Paramedic 1

The lady we spoke to on the phone had sent an ambulance as a precaution

All of Kate’s vitals were tested and fine, but her eyesight wasn’t really improving. The paramedics said that although they thought she’d be fine, they would take her to hospital if she wanted.

She obviously didn’t want that, and luckily a couple of hours after the accident she felt well enough for a Gin and Tonic, and hen do fun was able to resume as normal! (Phew!)

Whilst we cancelled our plans for a night out at an 80’s club in town, I had enough games planned to make sure we had an even better time staying in. There were Power Ballads, balloon stamping, shot push ups and naughty biscuits (which you can read all about in the Hen Do That Happened post when I get round to writing it).

Kate also had a massive bruise on her thigh (she bruises like a peach), so we made a list of all injuries sustained on the bronco. Everyone had at least one, with the worst ones including:

  • a massive gash on one Hen’s foot (which we asked the paramedics to check out whilst they were there)
  • 10% loss (approximately) of one Hen’s body skin
  • a perforated boob and a torn shirt, where a badge the Hen was wearing was ripped off as she was thrown off

(One Hen also had a cut on her finger, but that was from slicing limes for the G&Ts).

It was pretty serious at the time, but it does make for a good story – how many other people can say they had to call an ambulance at their hen party – and I’m all about the stories!


Our lovely paramedics!

In summary:

DO NOT organise a Bucking Bronco for a Hen Do!

Activity – Scream with a Queen

When I found this website, I knew I had a duty to write a blog, as more people needed to know that this is an option for a hen do.

The website seems a little out of date (the public events page mentions 2012), but I have been in touch with ‘Cherry Darling’ and she is definitely still doing hen dos. If I had seen this before I found my Swedish cruise, I would have definitely screamed with a queen!

What is it: “The UKs Premier Paranormal Party Experience”

Where is it: Various locations around the UK from what I can make out on the website

How much is it: From as little as £45 per person

Important info/conditions:  

Contact: cdentertainments@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.screamwithaqueen.co.uk


The following text (and all photos in this post) are taken from the website:

Scream with a Queen Logo

Welcome to the Scream Palace of Cherry Darling and Scream with a Queen, the UK’s Premier Paranormal Party Experience, delivering unique hen parties, ladies nights and celebration events.

Are you searching for that bespoke and unusual event that will have tongues wagging for years to come? We are the Nation’s only event company to offer this unique experience in some of the most haunted venues and hosted by the divalicious Cherry Darling.

If you’re after a wickedly fun experience then read on…  If you don’t, go to Blackpool…

About us 

Are you looking for an occasion that has simply got to be one of the most unusual events ever? Then you have come to the right place, for here at Scream with a Queen, we offer bespoke ladies nights, unusual celebration events and unique hen party experiences, which encompasses the opportunity for an amazing party as well as going on a ghost hunt in some of the UK’s most haunted locations. However, this is a ghost hunt with a difference… All of our celebration events at Scream with a Queen are tailor-made to thoroughly entertain and to provide you and your chosen victims with the ultimate party or exclusive hen night experience imaginable.

We searched the length and breadth of this haunted Isle to find a Diva of massive proportions capable of leading fun filled parties into the unknown and therefore we ask you to stand and salute the delicious Diva of Darkness herself, the one and only – Cherry Darling!

She will treat you and your guests to the following night of fun, frolics and fright!!

• Arrival Drinks for you and your guests
• A sumptuous two or three course meal in a *haunted location
• Cherry’s Camp Cabaret time
• Mini paranormal ghost hunt

cherry darling