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The ring is on the finger, the wedding’s been arranged, now it’s time to celebrate with the girls! With its world famous Roman baths, historic Bath Abbey, the beautiful architecture of the iconic townhouses and a plethora of restaurants, bars and clubs, Bath is a fabulous place for a pre-wedding send off to treasure forever.
What to Expect During a Hen Party in Bath
Packed with laid-back Somerset charm, the city centre is easily walkable and the best way to see lots of the selfie-ready sights from the quintessentially English (and gorgeous) Royal Crescent and Bath Circus to Great Pulteney Street. Enjoy unrivalled panoramic views of the city and surrounding hills at Alexandra Park and make all your social media followers jealous on your hen do in Bath!
The Roman Baths that give the city its name are in the heart of the city next to the stunning Bath Cathedral. Shopaholic hens will be in their element as they indulge in some retail therapy in Bath’s diverse shopping areas to discover famous name stores and independent hidden gems.
Arranging a wedding can be super stressful, so treat the bride-to-be to a relaxing hen do in Bath where she can soak up the stunning sights, luxurious spas and the chicest cocktails. But don’t be put off if you like to party hard! Bath may be one of the UK’s most beautiful cities, but it still knows how to throw a wild party, so you can let your hair down and drink and dance into the early hours.
Full to the brim with history, culture and exciting activities, get ready to have a really memorable hen weekend in Bath.
Here are some fantastic must-do experiences that you can pre-book for your Bath hen do:
Eating and Drinking on Your Hen Party in Bath
Bath has some incredible eateries and watering holes. We recommend checking out our restaraunts listings to secure your table during your hen weekend in Bath.
Outdoor Hen Do Activities in Bath
Who doesn't love getting outside, feeling the wind in their hair and getting their adrenaline-pumping? From paintballing to competitive school sports day, we have something for all you adventurous hens. This is the perfect excuse to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bath and feel the fresh air. During the school sports day experience will see you competing in some retro games including the egg and spoon, bean bags on heads and the three-legged race.
There are so many things to do during a Bath hen party and we understand that you may have difficulty knowing where to start! That's what we're here for. So, let's discover some of the top activities that this city has to offer.
It’s no shock that cocktail making is one of the most popular activities for hen parties in Bath. After all, you’ll combine learning a fun new skill with games and plenty of booze. Your dedicated mixologist will give you a warm welcome and a welcome drink, kicking things off in style. After a short introduction on how to make a cocktail, you'll get started behind the bar. You'll taste test some of your favourite drinks before mixing and muddling your own versions using the mixologist’s expert mixer's tips and tricks. They’ll even host games to make things more fun as you shake and stir.
Fancy something a little (or a lot!) cheekier? Hen party life drawing is a great ice breaker to get you giggling as you learn how to sketch the totally naked male model who’ll pose right before your very eyes! A professional art teacher will lead your session and share loads of their top tips as you gaze upon your nude model. You’ll laugh, you’ll blush, and you’ll learn a few cool drawing techniques in the process. If you’re feeling brave, ask the model to judge your masterpieces at the end of this quirky art class to see whose he likes best! Will it be yours?
3) Bottomless Brunch
Why should you go to a bottomless brunch? Well it's not just about the food; it's also a chance to enjoy unlimited booze and good times with your mates. You might even meet new people who share your love of brunching! You’ll pick a brunch dish each, washed down with free-flowing cocktails, fizz, wine, beer or soft drinks. You can find everything from traditional English breakfast dishes to exotic international cuisine served up at these events so there's definitely something for everyone. Some of our bottomless brunches even include entertainment so you can watch singers, dancers, DJs, gameshows and more as you chow down.
Picture the scene: you’ve got everyone over for your hen do but this time, it won’t be just Netflix and chill. It’s time for a butler in the buff! That’s right, your own personal butler in nothing but a cheeky bottom-baring apron, collar, cuffs, bowtie, and smile will greet all your friends at the door and make sure that their drinks are filled and their plates are full of delicious treats. He’ll even host hilarious party games that’ll get the banter flowing. You won’t have to lift a finger as your handsome hunk serves your friends and makes sure everyone has an evening they won’t forget.
What happens when you mix giant inflatable zorbs and a group of fun-loving hens? Why, bubble mayhen of course! This hilarious activity will see you and your friends climbing into massive zorbs (or bubbles) where your entire body will encased, leaving your legs free to run and jump. The aim of the game is to bump, barge and roll into each other as you play Bump the Bride, Capture the Flag, Bulldog and more. You’ll split into teams to go head to head so prepare to unleash your competitive sides, ladies. Trust us, there will be plenty of giggles in this Bath hen do activity!
Gather the girls and try out a fun dance class! Always been curious about the glitz and glamour of burlesque dancing? Now’s your chance to give it a go! Embrace your inner sex siren as you’re taught a seductive range of dance moves, sure to tease, please and boost your confidence. Fans of the movie Grease? Who isn’t? A professional dance teacher will show you how to master some awesome rock ‘n’ roll and jive moves to everyone’s favourite musical soundtrack. There’s more themes than you can shake a stick at including 80s, 90s, ABBA, Spice Girls, Lip Sync Battle, Britney and more.
If you want to see an amazing performance that's going to leave you breathless and blushing then come along and watch these hunky male strippers perform. They'll show off their skills and give the audience a chance to interact with them during the show so it's not just about watching them strip off but being part of the experience as well! You can even get a male stripper to come to your home or hired venue to perform a striptease for the bride-to-be. Just imagine the embarrassed yet excited look on her face when this sexy guy walks into the room!
Calling all crafty hens! Come and show off what you can do with this fun and immersive flower crown making workshop. Using a range of beautiful, fresh, seasonal flowers, you’ll create your very own, bespoke crown from scratch. A professional florist will teach you how to make your masterpiece, sharing all their expert advice with you, making this workshop suitable for all abilities. The florist will also share tips, teaching you how to store and get the longest life from your flower crown. You can even wear the flower crowns at the wedding! We think you’ll all look gorgeous.
If you’re a group of competitive hens, you’ll love the West Country Games! This hilarious activity consists of nine wacky but wonderful games from Pitchfork Duel, where you do battle with inflatable battles, to Vicky Pollard Handbags that sees you dressed in inflatable sumo suits! You’ll also take part in Cider Run, Drunk Pub Skittles and Mangold Danglin’. Trust us, they’re even more funny than they sound! Get ready to run, jump, throw and laugh your way through all nine brilliantly bonkers games. Do you have what it takes to be crowned Queen of the West Country Games?
Raise your hands if you like chocolate? Of course, you do! Who doesn’t love this indulgent treat! Make your hen party even more special as you get those hands messy with chocolate making where a professional chocolatier will show you how to create your own deliciously decadent choccies. You’ll learn how to mould, dip, cut and decorate your very own chocolates from scratch. No experience is needed as the chocolatier will guide you through everything. Did we mention you can eat everything you make? You can even take home your mouth-watering chocolates in a goody bag to share with a loved one or gobble up yourself.
Like the sound of our hen do activities in Bath? Well, we’ve got more where that came from! From quad biking to school sports day to bubble mayhen and even punting along the River Avon, we’ve got a great selection of hen party experiences for you to choose from. Check out our listings for the full deets.
Fantastic mixologist. He was very entertaining and made it a fun expierence.
Amazing dance class. The teacher Kirsty was so funny and engaging with the hen, making her feel the central person in the class. She made everyone feel so relaxed and was so patient with us all, but also we achieved the most amazing dance at the end. The whole hen party had a fantastic time and I would throughly recommend Kirsty and her dance class.
Excellent activity. Thank you Kat for your patience and tutoring. We all had such a great time. The glass of bubbles was an unexpected bonus.
Great meal and drinks, highly recommend!
Epic author Jane Austin was born in Bath and based two of her novels here. Other famous Bathonians include our fave foodie Mary Berry, comedian Russell Howards, children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams and the comedian, actor and musician Bill Bailey. With Bath being such a popular place for movie filming, you never know who you might bump into on your hen do in Bath!
During your bath hen weekend, there's no doubt you'll be on the hunt for some good eateries. And, especially if the bride’s a foodie, a hearty meal at at a local Bath restaurant is an absolutely must! No matter what your taste or budget looks like, you can enjoy a good old catch up and fill those bellies with a range of delicious local or international cuisine. Whether you want afternoon tea or a slap-up three-course meal, you can take a culinary journey around the world without having to leave the city!
There’s so much choice here from Michelin Star and AA Rosette-winning establishments to loveable chain restaurants, quality gastropubs to genteel tearooms, cosy cafes to cheap and cheerful takeaways. You can take your tea along the River Avon, dine at one of Bath's historic eateries or enjoy the views of the Bath Abby as you indulge on locally sourced foods. This really is a food-lover's haven.
Bottomless Brunch - If you fancy celebrating your hen do in Bath in style, why not book an indulgent bottomless brunch? You’ll tuck into your choice of brunch dish, washed down with totally unlimited glasses of alcohol. Yep, you read that right!
Really tantalise those taste buds with a trip to a two course meal at Las Iguanas in Bath. This Latin American restaurant and bar is a firm fave with hen groups and it’s easy to see why; you’ll dine in a warm atmosphere with a friendly service and chow down on two delicious courses and a drink each at a value for money price. What’s not to love?
If you're into your Spanish cuisine, why not pop along to Tapas Revolution for a mouth-watering tapas meal with a glass of Sangria on arrival? This traditional drink is made using red wine, oranges and sugarm, so you'll certainly get into the party spirit!
Gin Tasting Masterclass
Alternatively, if a gin tasting masterclass takes your fancy, then why not book one fo your Bath hen weekend? You'll be tasting different flavours and brands of gin and learning to make your own fancy cocktails. Afterwards, you'll tuck into a two-course meal where you can toast to your special occasion. Yes, please!
Bath boasts a big selection of dance ‘til you drop nightclubs, trendy cocktail and gin bars and traditional boozers, so all tastes are catered for. Because so many of the beautiful buildings in Bath are listed, there’s strict rules about what can and can’t be built here, meaning that many nightclubs have made their way underground. You’ll never forget partying the night away in the basement of a fabulous townhouse during your Bath hen night!
Head to some of Bath’s top nightclubs to really make your hen weekend go off with a bang.
Edgar Buildings, 4, George St, Bath BA1 2EE
This trendy cocktail bar and club dance floor is the perfect place to let off steam during the hen’s last weekend of freedom. Located at the heart of the city, this bar was voted the top bar in Bath, so you won’t want to miss out.
1 George St, Bath, BA1 2EB, UK
Do you want to learn some new skills? Hen party cocktail making at Revolution is a firm favourite, perfect for whetting your whistle and getting you acquainted with the rest of the hen group. An expect mixologist will show you how to make the tastiest drinks, while sharing lots of samples before letting you get hands on behind the bar where you’ll whip up your own concoctions. Fun games and snacks make this a complete party package. You can even add a tempting two-course meal after.
8/9 N Parade, Bath BA2 4AL
For a night to remember, head to Po Na Na. This fab Moroccan-themed nightclub plays a range of top tunes that’ll get everyone up dancing. With lavish yet edgy décor and some amazing handcrafted cocktails, every hen will love this club.
2-3 Queen Street, Bath, BA1 1HE
Gin is a girl’s best friend, right? Treat your hens to a night at The Canary Gin Bar in Bath. With a vintage-style interior and enough flavours of gin to shake a stick at, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you try new concoctions and toast to the bride-to-be.
The Ale House , 1 York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG
For something totally wacky and unique, you’ve got to witness some of the magic at Krowd Keepers. And yes, we are talking about actual magic! Located upstairs at the Ale House, this theatre company perform fabulous magic shows every Friday and Saturday at 8pm. It’s not your standard pull-the-rabbit-out-of-the-hat tricks either. This magic is all about tricking the mind and clever slight of the hand. You may even get the chance to participate during your hen weekend in Bath!
Bath Comedy Festival
There’s always something going on in this historic and culture loving city. Bath Comedy Festival takes place between March and April with a hilarious line up of stand-up comics who are guaranteed to make you all LOL across a range of city centre venues.
The Bath Festival
Get a real taste for local culture with The Bath Festival in May. This 17-day multi-arts festival sees the city streets come to life as everyone celebrates music, literature and more. One of its most fun nights is the Party in the City where more than 2,000 performers take to the stage across 30 venues and three outdoor arenas. A massive bonus is that it’s free to attend!
Bath Fringe Festival
May and June are host to the Fringe Festival. It takes place over the course of two weeks and highlights local and international artists and performers. There are few rules involved in what’s performed so you can expect to all sorts from the wacky to the avant garde during your Bath hen weekend.
Bath Pride Festival is a highlight, bringing a parade, live music with internationally famous acts, entertainment and a non-stop party atmosphere to the city. Celebrating a Bath hen party during this weekend is guaranteed to be unforgettable!
Jane Austin Festival
The Jane Austin Festival returns for 10 days in September with processions, plays, music and talk, all inspired by the iconic and much-loved author. The city was the backdrop to her famous novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
Bath Christmas Market
Bath’s Christmas Market runs from November to December and is considered one of the best in the UK with live entertainment more than 150 stalls selling traditional and unusual gifts, handmade goodies, food and drinks. If you’re a market fan, you’ll be pleased to hear that Bath Farmers Market takes place every Saturday throughout the year.
Getting to Your Bath Hen Do
If you're travelling into your hen party in Bath from other parts of the UK, you'll be pleased to hear that Bath has fantastic transport links whether you come by car, coach, train or even plane. It's just a 90-minute train ride from London and a 20-minute cab or bus ride from Bristol airport, perfect if you're carrying lots of luggage and hen do accessories!
Getting Around During Your Bath Hen Do
You’ve just got to go for a walk around this gorgeous city! With the Georgian architecture, Roman ruins and winding streets, you'll feel like you’re walking around on a movie set on your hen do in Bath! Because this Somerset city is built into a bowl-shaped valley, you’re likely to encounter some hills that surround the city centre but, don’t worry, they’ve got great bus and taxi services here so there’s no need to leave the high heels at home.
Has all that got you eager to look for more hen party ideas in Bath? Read through our listings now to see exactly what’s on offer for the bride’s last weekend of freedom. Once you’ve found something that tickles your fancy, you can place your enquiry, talk directly to the activity provider and book, all online.