If your bride-to-be likes to get creative, head to Bath for a do-it-yourself hen party. Your hens will get to bond over new activities and maybe even take home a handmade memento of the trip! Whether your bride-to-be is crafty, culinary, or just likes to get stuck into learning new skills, you’ll be sure to find the perfect activities for a jam-packed and fun-filled hen weekend.
If you fancy trying something crafty, look no further than a workshop at Julia Davey. The varied schedule of workshops offers small groups the opportunity to learn new crafting skills, from weaving to brush lettering.
After a busy morning of creating, head to Aqua Restaurant and Bar for a spot of lunch. With a large and theatrical main dining area, Aqua offers the absolute best of ‘new Italian cuisine’, offering delicious sharing platters, stunning fish dishes and authentic Italian pizzas.
Extend your creativity into the evening with a distillery tour and gin-making class at Bath Gin Company. You’ll be shown the tricks of the trade, and have the chance to experiment with different flavours to create a bespoke gin to cater to your palate. Each of your hens will receive a 50ml miniature of Bath Gin as a souvenir. Afterwards, head downstairs to the Canary Gin Bar for a few cocktails served up by their knowledgeable and friendly staff.
If you’d prefer to down tools for the evening and have a relaxing bite to eat, head to The Stable for a taste of the West Country. Tuck into a delicious Bath-themed pizza (we’d recommend the West Country Porker) or pie, washed down with a cider tasting board. One of the restaurant’s in-house Cider Masters will be on hand to guide you through the range of ciders on offer.
Spend the morning uncovering the ancient art of glass blowing at a Bath Aqua Glass workshop. You’ll learn the basic skills of glassmaking in order to make your own paperweights under the guidance of a professional glassblower.
If your bride-to-be is of a culinary persuasion, try a cookery class with a twist at Persian inspired Simi’s Kitchen. Each class provides a memorable experience of authentic Persian/Azeri food and hospitality. Starting with homemade drinks and nibbles, the lesson culminates in enjoying the feast you have cooked up together, followed by sweets, chai and a chat.
After a busy couple of days creating, sit back, relax and enjoy a play at one of the country’s oldest theatres, the Theatre Royal Bath. The spectacular venue, built in 1805, offers a year-round programme of top quality drama, including West End productions, opera, comedy and dance, and is sure to provide an entertaining evening for all. Pre-show dining is offered at The Garrick’s Head, which also happens to be a great place for a post-show tipple.