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On the search for your special day or perfect hen weekend to enjoy the final send off? Perhaps you’ve been given the task to plan the hen do for the bride-to-be. Let us help you take the pressure off. We have a huge range of exciting experiences in Bristol that are sure to make that all-important last night of freedom go off with a bang!
Bristol has become a booming centre for the arts, indie shops and Uni life. There are loads of different areas to explore, from Stokes Croft and Clifton to the beautiful harbourside buzzing with bars and restaurants.
Bristol is where Banksy first made his mark, so keep an eye out for some original pieces as you explore the city and soak up the sights!
What To Expect During a Bristol Hen Do?
Bristol is brimming with fun activities, new experiences and a whole cultural history just waiting to be explored. There are two Universities here, so you can expect your Bristol hen do to be buzzing with partygoers for most of the year, along with an eclectic art scene that’ll open your eyes and to new perspectives.
For history buffs, why not begin by visiting Brunel’s SS Great Britain which is docked at the Great Western Dockyard? Or, if you’re an animal-lover, Bristol Zoo Gardens will make the perfect day out as it’s filled with all sorts of beautiful animals. From red pandas to gorillas, penguins to exotic bids. Make sure to bring your phones so you can snap up lots of picture for the Gram!
If you want to save cash, you’ll be pleased to know Fizzbox have loads of budget-friendly activities that you and girls can get stuck into without worrying about your wallets. Combined some of these with some free Bristol activities, and you’ll have a hen weekend to remember! You can visit the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for free or head to Clifton Suspension Bridge to take some pictures of the iconic landmark.
Staying In During Your Bristol Hen Weekend?
We don't just provide exciting activities to be enjoyed whilst you're out and about. We know sometimes you need a night in. That's why we've got some fantastic mobile activities that come to you as well as virtual experiences for you and the girls to party with at home or at your hen house! From a personal cheeky butler to virtual nude life drawing, there's really no reason not to have a fantastic time!
If you’re looking for Bristol hen do ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. We have loads of fantastic experiences that you and the girls can get stuck into and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. From afternoon tea to escape rooms, dodgeball to burlesque dancing, there’s something here for every fun-loving bride.
Honestly, who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s lovely and indulgent and dark chocolate supposedly releases happy endorphins in your brain so there’s literally nothing not to love! That’s why a chocolate making workshop in Bristol is going to be a hit with all the girls. You’ll learn from a professional chocolatier who’ll teach you how to create your own delicious chocolate truffles. You can take them away with you afterwards and gift to a friend or eat them all to yourself!
Want something wacky and totally off-the-wall? Try bubble mayhen! This bizarre activity will see you each climbing into a giant inflatable zorb and rolling, bumping and barging around the football pitch! You’ll play some hilarious games including Queen of the Ring and British Bulldog. There’ll be an activity provider there who’ll referee the games and hand-out forfeits to the losers!
Try a nostalgic school sports day that’ll see you all in fits of giggles as you run with bean bags on your head to the finish line for first place, or struggle to keep up with a balancing game of egg and spoon! Get into teams and compete for first place like you did in school. Even come in that classic P.E. kit look for the perfect photo opportunity.
When in Bristol, what better way to sample some of the local culture than the hilarious West Country Games? Okay, so it’s a little off-the-wall, but it’s so much fun! You’ll and the gals will bounce around a series of hilarious challenges that are all themed on the beautiful west country. You’ll be going head-to-head in the cider run and flinging wellies as far as you can. There’ll be a fancy dress costume waiting for the bride-to-be and a personal photographer who’ll take some candid snaps that will have you giggle for years to come!
Cocktail making was fab. Very enjoyable and Jamie made the experience fun and entertaining. Everyone was included and had the chance to make and try to cocktails. The meal was not the best but the staff were very willing to listen and resolve the issue we had.
Paul was great - had everyone laughing from minute one. Would highly recommend to anyone, loads of fun!
Really good. Did not want it to end.
Really good, knowledgeable staff
Bristol has some fantastic celebs hailing from this city. From famous pirates to famous actors why not see if you can spot where they lived – or still live today!
Although you may not be able to spot the ever-elusive Banksy, his artwork is dotted around Bristol’s streets for everyone to access. Why not take a walking tour and see all his work in one go.
Some well-known artists and bands come from Bristol such as Massive Attack and Portishead.
A little-known fact is that the voice of Darth Vader was not the body we saw in the films! David Prowse was the actor whilst James Earl Jones was the voice. This iconic duo wouldn’t have made Darth Vader possible without one another!
Although these aren’t local celebs, we think it’s pretty cool that Bristol has been the backdrop for some popular films and TV shows, including Sherlock Holmes, Only Fools and Horses, Skins and The Young Ones. See if you can spot any streets that look familiar from the TV!
No.4 Clifton Village, The Rodney Hotel, 4 Rodney Place. Bristol, BS8 4HY
Enjoy a sophisticated afternoon tea at No.4 Clifton Village, a delightful, award-winning restaurant located at The Rodney Hotel. You’ll graze on finger sandwiches, cakes and scones as you catch up with the girls and get excited for the hen weekend ahead. What’s more, you’ll also receive a delicious glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne that’ll help kick off the celebration! No.4 Clifton Village also have a fabulous wine bar, so why not stay and sit into the evening?!
59-63 Baldwin St, Bristol, BS1 1QZ
Why not combine everyone’s favourite tipple with a delicious two-course meal at Revolution in Bristol? You’ll enjoy a 90-minute gin tasting workshop where an experienced mixologist will teach you all about gin! From it’s dubious past to all the different flavours and brands that are here today. You’ll receive a delicious G&T on arrival before getting hands on to perfect your own! Afterwards, you’ll sit down to a tasty two-course meal and soak up all the alcohol. At just £40 per person, it’s an absolute bargain!
No1 Harbourside, 1 Canons Road, Bristol. BS1 5UH
The Harbourside was awarded the Sustainable Restaurant Association and is popular for anyone wanting a good mixture of vegan and meat-based dishes. Everything is ethically sourced and utterly delicious. Their menu regularly changes depending on the season, so make sure to have a browse before you go!
Clock Tower Yard Approach Road Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6AG England
This quirky restaurant is located inside a Mongolian yurt and will make for a unique dining experience during your hen do in Bristol. You can enjoy a massive Sunday roast or start the day with a tasty full English breakfast. The staff here are super helpful and will ensure you have a wonderful restaurant experience before your day out exploring Bristol.
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LF
Falafels have become a bit of a trend over the past few years, and if you have never had one of these delicious chickpea-based balls, you need to head to Falafel King in Bristol during you hen do. You can take away, sit down and even enjoy live gigs in the evening! It really is a falafel lovers paradise!
Bristol has a whole range of exciting nightlife districts to explore. From the Waterside Harbour to Frogmore Street, you’ll find a wealth of clubs and bars where you and the girls can sit back and toast to the bride-to-be during her Bristol hen do!
Sitting in Bristol’s harbour, The Waterside, is a quirky, independent cocktail bar. Loose Cannon is proud to offer an eclectic selection of tasty cocktails that will set you and the girls up for a sophisticated evening of partying. Their cocktails have names like ‘Unspoken Illusions’ and Mother in Law’s Rath’, so you know you’re going to be in for an interesting night! Loose Cannon is so popular that it’s advised your book in advance.
Basement 45 is stationed underneath the Banksy on Frogmore Street. It boasts three floors and a diverse range of music for you and the girls to dance to. From local DJs to club night and live events, Basement 45 is must-visit for hens looking to let their hair down and party into the early hours!
Fancy a night in during your Bristol hen do? Why not bring cocktail making to you? With a mobile cocktail making class, you won’t just be learning to whip up three cocktails each, you’ll have a gorgeous male hunk who’ll be there to assist you. That’s right! We know how to treat you ladies. Your muscular mixologist will show you some top tips and tricks on how to master the perfect cocktail as well as get you all playing some hilarious games that’ll get you giggling all night long! Your sexy mixologist will come to your Bristol hen house and bring all equipment with him. All you’ll need to do is keep yourself from blushing!
The Island is a sprawling mix of art spaces, live music performances and club nights. It’s located in an old police station, so you can actually party in one of the 200 cells during your Bristol hen party! It’s run by a charity, Artspace Lifestyle, and hosts a mixture of mini-festivals every year. It’s definitely worth a visit during your hen weekend!
Bristol is such a bubbly city, that there are things happening pretty much every month of the year! From the gorgeous green spaces in Spring to the festive Christmas markets in Winter, there really is no ‘best’ time to visit during your Bristol hen do.
If it’s the weather you’re basing your decisions on, then you can expect Bristol to have the same unpredictable weather as the rest of the UK. Generally, it’s hot between June and September and gets cooler around October and onwards.
Music-lovers rejoice because Bristol is the home to some awesome festivals that are sure to make your hen weekend one to remember. From Bristol Sounds that takes place in June, to Valley Fest in July, there are plenty of live festivals for you to enjoy during your stay.
Are you looking for something to, quite literally, blow you away? The International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol is the world’s biggest hot air balloon festival. You’ll be absolutely dazzled at the spectacular sights of over 130 hot hair balloons taking flight and brining lots of beautiful colours to the skies. This festival takes place in August.
Bristol Christmas Market
Planning you hen weekend during the chillier months? Never fear! Bristol’s Christmas market is located in the heart of Bristol city centre and is home to an eclectic pop-up of independent traders ready to put the magical touch into your Christmas hen do. You’ll feel truly festive surrounded by the beautiful decorations and smell of roasted chestnuts. You can take a pew at Jäger Barn Bar where you can start your night off with some tasty drinks and watch the world go by.
Bristol has a fantastic cycle system so there’s no excuse not to hop on a bike and get going! With plenty of rental bikes dotted around the city, you can get from A to B with ease. There’s even a cycle path on a disused railway line from Bristol to Bath if you fancy exploring the neighbouring town of Bath!
Fancy something different? Why not book you and the girls onto a fun Segway Tour during your Bristol hen do?! You'll all get your own electric-powdered Segways, which use a mixture of power and human balance to zip along the pavement. There'll be a guide at the head of your group to point out lots of famous landmarks and popular locations for you to explore later!
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