Looking for a classy, cultured and sophisticated hen do? The beautiful city of Bath is one of our favourite options. Not only is it the largest city in Somerset – so packed with plenty of things to do and see (including gin bars) – but it’s renowned for being one of the prettiest places in the UK. Plus, whether you’re a city girl, a country bumpkin or like to mix it up, you’re sure to fall in love with everything a weekend in Bath has to offer.
At HenQueens, we’ve organised hundreds of hen celebrations in Bath – and even have luxury accommodation in the city itself and nearby countryside. So, to help you out, we’ve pulled together our must-do activities if Bath is on your hotlist.
Head to the baths
Now, we don’t mean the roll-top bath in your hen house – although bubbles surrounded by bubbles should also be on your list of things to do. Instead, we’re talking about the Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa in the heart of the city. It’s one of the things that make this city so popular and is the only natural hot spring in the UK that you can relax in. There’s also an on-site museum if you fancy learning more about its history, and a delicious restaurant serving up sweet treats and savoury bites.
Explore on foot
One of the best things about Bath is that you can walk around and see everything on foot – that is, unless you’re already rocking your killer heels. With flat shoes in tow though, wander through the quaint streets, head to The Royal Crescent to see some of the city’s best architecture, go to Bath Abbey and marvel at the history and take a picture at Pulteney Bridge. There’s also lots of museums, galleries and shops to keep you entertained – as well as a few wine, gin and cocktail bars. Priorities ladies.
Enjoy a cookery workshop
We’ve teamed up with some of the best Italian chefs in Bath city centre to offer you a pasta making experience – with wine and snacks, obvs. Led by Federico, you’ll learn everything there is to know about making pasta but not just any old pasta – Linguine, Tagliolini and their signature Tortellini. The best bit about it is that you get to try all the finished dishes and stuff yourself with carbs. Delish. Even better, dietary requirements can be catered for so no one has to miss out.
Live a lavish lifestyle
Of course, if you prefer to sit back while someone else does the cooking, we have that option too. Masterchef finalist, Ben can come to your hen party house, create a fine dining menu and serve up the tastiest dishes from all over the world. He’s previously cooked for Lily Allen and been approved by some of the UK’s harshest food critics. Get glammed up for a night in, or opt for your jammies and enjoy a private chef for one night only. Plus, you’ve not got too far to roll to bed at the end of the evening.
Find your inner zen
Another one of our bestselling hen party activities in Bath is a yoga and brunch session. Led by our yoga expert, you’ll spend one hour getting into your inner zen and releasing any stress and tension – something which your bride-to-be will be very thankful for in the run up to the big day. Bodies stretched, you’ll then be led to your seats where you’ll be served incredible grazing platters filled with meats, breads, cheese and fruits. Of course, a few bottles of bubbly are also chilling on the table. Is there a better way to catch up with friends? We think not.
Ready to start planning your hen do in Bath? As well as the above, we can also help to arrange activities like dance classes, afternoon tea, life drawing, cocktail masterclasses and more. And, to make things even easier for your hen party in Bath, we’ve put together some packages to suit every hen and budget. Why not drop us a message today?