Tour operator specialising in group weekend breaks launches divorce parties for women as trend sweeps the UK

Tour operator specialising in group weekend breaks launches divorce parties for women as trend sweeps the UK

Women going through a difficult divorce are being encouraged to pull themselves away from the sofa, put the chocolate bars down and enjoy a weekend away with their girlfriends as divorce parties gain more interest in the UK.

The company has launched a new type of weekend break specifically for ladies who find themselves in the midst of a marriage breakdown. Perfect for those who want to celebrate a new chapter and women craving a getaway during a stressful period, Orchid City and Spa Weekends’ divorce parties are already winning over women around the country.

While divorce parties have been popular in the US for a while, the trend is new to the UK. As much as the hen party is an intrinsic part of the wedding process, the divorce party is now viewed as a rite of passage for anyone in the midst of a divorce. Booking a divorce party gives a focus for the divorcée-to-be and can offer something to look forward to during the hardship of divorce. More importantly it can set a milestone when a new chapter in life can start.  Already, Orchid City and Spa Weekends has helped dozens of newly divorced ladies to relish in their new lease of life by rounding up their friends or family and enjoying a few nights away with good food, great company and some indulgent pampering.

Paul Southgate, Managing Director of Orchid City and Spas said: “With studies suggesting that around 42 percent of marriages now end in divorce, we expect our divorce parties to grow in popularity. Society’s attitude towards divorce is shifting and people are becoming much more accepting of it. We know that any relationship break up can be stressful and upsetting, so our new divorce party breaks are designed to be a fun break in relaxing surroundings. They’re an ideal opportunity for newly-single ladies to reconnect with their friends, consider their options and really have some fun in the process.

“We know that everyone experiences a wide range of emotions when they go through a divorce. If the parting was by choice, a divorce party is a chance to let your hair down in a neutral environment with a drink or two, delicious food and the chance to indulge in a spa treatment. Those feeling less positive about their new relationship status will benefit from one of our spa packages, where they will be able to put their feet up and be pampered. We are experts in women’s weekend celebrations; we understand women’s needs and how to organise a fabulous weekend away for groups.”

The specialist operator sells weekend packages in 4* and 5* spa and boutique hotels in cities throughout the UK including in London, Bath, Oxford and Cheltenham.  A range of activities, indulgent spa treatments and fine dining can be included in the booking, creating a tailor-made weekend.

Those looking to drown their sorrows or perhaps raise a glass to the prospect of being back on the dating market can enjoy activities such as a vineyard tour with wine tasting, a specialist gin tasting afternoon tea, or a cocktail making class at a sophisticated cocktail bar – where expert mixologists will teach guests how to make delicious drinks. This will be the perfect opportunity for a gaggle of female girlfriends to re-connect if their friendship was tested throughout different stages of the divorce process, when lots of different emotions are running high.

For those who simply want to relax and unwind, many of the spa hotels include full use of their luxury facilities and offer a wide range of treatments including massages and facials.

For more information about Orchid City and Spa Weekends and the tailor-made packages that they are able to offer, visit their website at: