Hen Do Activities

Hen weekends are increasingly popular, often the cost is divided up between everybody attending so it makes hiring a big house much more affordable. As our houses both sleep up to 12 people it means you can have your own fabulous Hen weekend in beautiful surroundings with luxury facilities including a large indoor heated swimming pool.

Why not have a weekend with a few classic movies, some champagne and gourmet food, maybe hire a chef to cook a fantastic meal. A beauty day is always very popular, book two or three beauty therapists to come to the house where you can relax and have manicures, facials and massages whilst sipping your favourite wine? Or spend an evening with a wine expert, or learn how to make a cocktail like a pro with your own personal mixologist. There is even the option of learning to tango with a dance teacher at house.... there are endless choices and ideas!

If you want some of the hassle of organising a Hen taken away why not try ORGANISE A HEN the onestop website for DIY Hen Party Planning!

The links below are just a few suggestions from us, there are a large number of local activities on offer which make these properties perfect for both Stag and Hen Party celebrations.

The Crafty Hen

The Crafty Hen offer fun graft workshops delivered by professional crafts people for hen parties or pre-wedding groups. Their flock of friendly tutors will help you to make many things to use or wear, perhaps even for the wedding or the hen weekend. They tailor your workshops and parties exactly to your needs and the groups requests.

They offer sessions making garters, nipple tassels or customising knickers. There is also a range of jewellery making workshops to choose from; including tiaras and hairpins, cocktail rings, textile corsages and accessories. You could even make your own bunting, you could all work together and then use it to decorate your wedding party!

The Crafty Hen's workshops are designed as enjoyable and entertaining activities where you work together to make and create and come away with a fabuolus and fun result!

Visit The Crafty Hen website for more information, and to explore the full range of things they can offer www.thecraftyhen.co.uk

Contact them at info@thecraftyhen.co.uk, or telephone 0117 939 5203

Wine Tasting - Oliver&Bird

Why not indulge in an evening of wine tasting?

Create your very own wine tasting experience with help of the highly developed palate of Oliver&Bird. Choose from a large selection of wines discovered by Oliver&Bird through their years of experience traveling to the worlds finest small and independent estates. 

Oliver&Bird will make sure you have a fun and fact filled evening tasting and unravelling the mysteries of wine, improving your knowledge and confidence selecting wines, and understanding pairing wines with food. 

Wine can be selected in order to take a taste tour of a particular region, or you could leave it up to the experts at Oliver&Bird to bring you a delicious selection of wines from around the globe!

"From grape to glass there is no greater joy than sampling the diversities of wine..."

Contact David on 07807010419 or 01626775746 or email: david@oliverandbird.co.uk 

 Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Private Cocktail Bartender

A personal cocktail bartender? Or perhaps a Cocktail Clinic™ specially tailored for hen parties? Throw in a Butler In The Buff and some pampering too for an ace weekend!

Hiring a bartender to come to the house and prepare delicious cocktails for you and your friends before dinner is nothing short of divine. If you fancy utilising cocktails as an activity for the daytime, the Cocktail Clinic™ is our famous ice-breaker for the weekend, allowing you to impress your fellow hens with your bartender skills. Throw in a Butler In The Buff for good measure and you have just planned a perfect hen weekend!

You could have a personal bartender to come to the house and make cocktails for you and your guests. They will provide stock, glasses, and they can provide you with a shopping list to purchase ingredients (this will reduce your costs as you will not have to pay our charges for purchasing, delivery) or they can do it for you! Prices start from £63 per hour.

Alternatively you could hire a cocktail bar tender and butler in the buff! As above but with a gorgeous semi-naked butler to serve your drinks and canapes with just that added extra cheek. The Bartender have teamed up with the original Butlers in the Buff to offer a great package price from both of us of £135ph. They also offer a bartender & Butler package including drinks and glassware starting from £30 per person, prices vary depending on the size of your group.

Contact Lewis on Lewis the Bartender on 01173 306269, email lewis@thebartender.co.uk or go online at www.thebartender.co.uk for further details and prices.

Pampering Sessions


A great idea for hen parties, birthdays or a girls night in. Pamper Party's teams of professional beauty and massage therapists are fully mobile, and will arrive at the house fully equipped to provide a relaxing 'at home' spa experience.

Therapists arrive at your door with all the equipment required to provide your pre-selected treatments. They can set up in bedrooms, a dining room, the living room or even a kitchen. The treatments will follow a pre-arranged schedule so a couple of the guests may go off for their treatments leaving the rest of the group to catch up on the gossip. Your guests will emerge from their treatments relaxed and beautified...


The Ultimate Pamper Party offers a wide range of treatments to leave you feeling rested and revitalised. Laura and Nicky offer a tailored service in the comfort of your own home or holiday cottage in and around Somerset.

Whether your planning a birthday treat, girls night in or Hen Do, you can be assured of a relaxing experience from start to finish.

See the website for more information www.theultimatepamperparty.co.uk

Contact Laura on 01460 239203, or Nicky on 01460 61295, or email spiritdreamer@live.com

Life Drawing - with a difference!

LE ART CORNER - Life drawing with Penny Tristram, an experienced artist with a degree in drawing.

The two hour classes involve fun group drawing exercises and a professional male model.

Hens wear berets and moustaches (provided) and draw to retro swing music!

Price: £15 per person. Minimum charge £225/15 people.

For more information contact Penny: 07968189060

“We thought that the music, berets and moustaches were a fab idea to get us in the spirit…model Ben was very nice, too!” – Frederique, 2014 Cotswolds hen party

Dance Workshops

Dance workshops and performances with dance professional Karina Gracia.Karina offers excellent fun workshops in Flamenco, Bollywood and Samba dance. Ideal for hen nights, birthday parties and team building classes alike, Karina caters for any ages and group size including personal tuition and childrens’ workshops. All three dance forms are passionate, colourful and enjoyable to learn and Karina tailors each class according to the groups requirements.

Flamenco classes have the option of being accompanied by a professional flamenco guitarist, which can then include a flamenco performer. Karina has a flamenco company 'Luna Gitana' with two guitarists, singer and further dancers: available for private parties and public events. A performance can be followed by a workshop for the audience if required.

Price guide for workshops £6 per person per hour (minimum charge of 10 people), workshops 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours. Additional charge for guitarist if required. Prices for Luna Gitana performances by enquiry.

Karina is a very experienced dance teacher, she teaches weekly private classes in Devon and Somerset, and performs regularly throughout the south west.

Please contact Karina Gracia on 07813 990937  or  01823 674 157  or email danceflamenco@live.com

Links to other possible Hen Party Activities