If you want to plan a hen weekend to remember, then a trip to West Country Games definitely needs to be top of your list. Now one of the most popular Bath hen weekend activities, this hilarious day out offers nine unique games for your group to enjoy. From the ultimate West Country Wipeout to the crazy bungee Cider Running, the games are guaranteed to have you rolling in the hay with laughter all day long. Here are nine reasons to add West Country Games to your Bath hen weekend itinerary...
1. It's Totally Different!
West Country Games is a truly unique hen party activity. Where else do you get to dress up as a farmer, catapult apples at the Wurzels and smack your friends on giant inflatables? There are nine games on the course, each of which is dafter than the next! From podium battles with giant pitch forks to human skittles on giant cider kegs, the side-splitting games guarantee a day to remember for the bride and the rest of the hen party.
2. Location, Location, Location
The activity site is located in the beautiful North Somerset countryside at Gatcombe Farm, just outside Bristol. West Country Games is only 25 minutes from Bath.
3. Perfect Ice Breaker
Taking part in West Country Games is the perfect way to get to know everyone else in your group. Each group is provided their own friendly host to escort you around the games and get you all raring to go regardless of how well you know each other! You will only be competing within your own group, so there is plenty of time get to know each other. If you don’t know many of the hen’s other friends at the beginning of the games, you soon will. There’s nothing quite like crying with laughter together to bond you all together!
4. Anyone Can Do It
You don’t need to be an Olympian to take part in West Country Games (although a few have been spotted on site)! Regardless of whether you’re a cross fit fanatic or last saw the inside of a gym during the 1980s aerobics craze, everyone is on a level playing field when it comes to these games. Age is no barrier either, with plenty of glowing accounts from the more senior members of the groups. You can rest assured that West Country Games will be inclusive for everyone.
5. Great Food
West Country Games share their site with a working farm, which hosts a great restaurant, The Greedy Goose, to refuel after the games. In addition to a farm shop with a traditional butchery, deli and local produce, the farm is also home to Shetland ponies, ostriches, ducks, geese and Dashy the donkey, so you and your hens can make some new friends!
6. Prizes to be Won
For the competitive hens amongst the group, points really do mean prizes here! So buckle down and battle it out with your friends as the highest scoring in your group will win a prize. Make sure you do your stretches beforehand as they’ll be looking for the best Welly Wangers, the bounciest Cider Runner and the most brutal Wurzel Knockout champions out there!
7. What Goes on Tour… Ends Up on Facebook!
There’s no need to bring your own camera to the games as each group receives free photos. Your lovely farm host will snap away as you make your way around the games and get some cracking action shots of you all. Photos are posted on social media within an hour of you finishing, so you can reminisce together over a cocktail later on in the evening!
8. Free Fancy Dress for the Hen
A hen party wouldn’t be the same without fancy dress, and at West Country Games they even offer free fancy dress hire for the bride-to-be. Pick out a foxy farmer number for the hen or opt for one of many farm animal onesies: horses, pigs, sheep, cow, chickens, they have it all! There is also a chance for your group to win the fancy dress competition. Make sure you plan your West Country outfits carefully so you can win the prestigious best dressed group award!
9. Other Activities
If the games leave you wanting more, there are lots of additional activities that can be booked through the friendly West Country Games team. If you’re a true West Country cider drinker then why not try the Cider Bus Tour, which takes in a working cider farm as well as two country pubs, making this a great way of rounding off your day in the West Country.
They can organise various other activities too, such as Butlers in the Buff, life drawing and cocktail making to name but a few. Your hosts will also be on hand to give you all the top tips of where to go on your night out so you can be sure to hit all the best spots in town!