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Activities in Bath

Posted 19th September 2017 by Bath Hen

There is no shortage of things to do in Bath during your Hen Party weekend, regardless of the weather or season. Whilst some are expensive, there are a surprising number of free activities.

Make Garters, Knickers, Fascinators, Flower Crowns, Life Drawing (with suitably eye-catching model of course!), Jewellery and lots more at The Makery in central Bath. These guys really know their stuff; they’ve taught over 70,000 people since 2009. All ages and creative abilities welcome. Parties last around 2hrs. All materials provided, and they’ll even throw in a treasure-hunt to take you round Bath. The Makery is a fully-licensed premises, so you can enjoy some bubbles whilst you have fun making your creations!

The Makery Bath

Hens with Pens – Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class in Bath. Hens with Pens provides berets, moustaches, a retro swing soundtrack and art materials, plus a model and tutor, so you can let go and express your artistic side. Hens with Pens is the classy yet cheeky alternative for the cultured hen.

Hens with Pens

Real Beauty Spa Party – Bringing everyone together around the table with champagne or smoothie in hand, learning how to create bespoke face masks and beauty treatments using 100% natural ingredients …think honey, avocados and strawberries. It’s an experience that gets everyone chatting and laughing whilst learning heaps of effective, natural skincare tips. Memorable, original, affordable and suitable for all ages.

Real Beauty Spa Parties

Bare Beauty – If you are looking for some pampering to go with your partying, personalised sessions with Helen Mulloy Reid of Bare Beauty are a hen must. A Bath based beauty therapist and holistic bodyworker with many years experience, Helen will make all of you feel cosseted and uplifted. On offer is a tempting range of beauty and body treatments, including facials, wraps and scrubs, massage, holistic therapies and luxury pedicures, all using carefully chosen organic products. Choose to visit the Bare Beauty salon or book Helen to come to a venue of your choice. She’ll arrive fully equipped and ready to carry out your treatments, and leave you happy and ready to celebrate.

Ben Franks Wine – An independent wine consultancy based in Bath. Ben is one of the city’s newest and best wine specialists, who has been featured in Bath Life Magazine. Ben offers luxury wine tastings for wine lovers of every level, whether that be a hen do, dinner party or entertaining clients. To enquire or book, visit www.benfrankswine.com or call +44 (0)7545 353147.

Lush Spa Bath – A spa experience with a difference, Lush is a cosmetic company that on offers products that contain only natural ingredient and have a strong ethical brand identity. Recent brand extensions have led them to open up Lush Spas. Soon to develop a specially designed Hen Party Package, Lush is an alternative spa experience in Bath.

The Crafty Hen – Fun craft workshops for hen parties delivered by professional makers across the whole of the United Kingdom.

Have fun with your friends wherever you are while making something beautiful and memorable to take away and use – during your hen party, or at the wedding itself!

The Art Troupe – Perfect for a crafty hen party! We have lots on offer, but some of our favourites include garter making, knicker decorating, nipple tassles, fascinator making and bra decorating! Visit our website to find out more and book your workshop.

Secret Tea Party – Mrs Stokes organises vintage tea parties in a secret location every couple of months and serve afternoon tea on vintage china along with a glass of bubbly. She always has hair and make-up specialists there to give everyone an any-era makeover (extra payable on the day) and there is always some kind of workshop/entertainment like Burlesque workshop, tea-leaf reader or Charleston dancers.

The Secret Tea Party - hosted by Mrs Stokes Vintage China

She also arranges lots of private tea parties for hens in Bath who book her to either bring the tea and china and entertainment to them or to do all that and find the venue. They start from £12.50 a head for a private party (catering provided) and from £25 a head for a party in a venue (usually using the venue’s catering). The parties often form part of a longer weekend and often kick-start it as when the stylists are there everyone gets a makeover and then hits the town. The parties tend to be stylish and fun and a good ice-breaker.

The Secret Tea Party can be contacted on secretteaparty@mrsstokes.com or ring 07769 707636.

Gorgeous Cocktails – Our vintage cocktail bars and trained cocktail ‘Mixologist’ will come to the venue of your choice and share their wealth of cocktail knowledge, whilst demonstrating and training you on how to mix up your very own cocktails! We provide a choice of vintage bars for many occasions including luxury hen and stag parties, corporate events and more. For further details, or to arrange a booking, contact Oliver Sanderson at: gorgeouscocktails@hotmail.com

Cocktail Masterclass – minimum number of 8, maximum number of 20. Sub 13 has evolved into the number one cocktail destination in Bath serving over 50,000 cocktails a year in a stylish, intimate basement bar. Enjoy some sampling, or have a go at shaking up some concoctions at a cocktail masterclass.

Independent Spirit Of Bath – Independent Spirit of Bath combines over 25 years of knowledge and experience in the cocktail and specialist drinks world under one roof. Why not book one of the gorgeous guys as your own mixologist for a few hours, and learn how to make some yummy cocktails before hitting the town – shop@independentspiritofbath.co.uk

The Tipsy Botanists – The Tipsy Botanists is a unique pop up bar focusing around “wild cocktails”. This means we use foraged, seasonal fresh ingredients to make up our delicious cocktails, complimented with edible flowers and rare and unique flavours. We believe in the beautiful and when it comes to making our drinks we want the very best, making sure quality is our number one priority. We are perfect for private parties, weddings and cocktail masterclasses. We work together with our clients to create a bespoke menu for their special day!

The Bertinet Kitchen – minimum number of 8 maximum number of 20.The Bertinet Kitchen is a purpose-built cookery school owned and run by French chef and baker, Richard Bertinet. Choose from a tasty range of courses including guest chef master classes and hands on bread making.

Life Model for Drawing & Painting – Fun activity for hen do’s or birthday celebrations from beginners to experienced artist. Contact Adam via Twitter @henmodel2016, email adambishop2016@gmail.com or telephone 07855 530557.

LittleLAB – LittleLAB workshops teach you how to put on your makeup. Specialising in niche makeup brands from NYC and LA. Perfect for groups wanting modern makeup for an evening look. Simple techniques for even the shyest of makeup wearers in a fun environment. Email us at info@littlelab.co.uk or call on 07763328352.

VIP dance workshop. Celebrate your hen do with a VIP dance class at Komedia. Choose from burlesque, can can or the charleston. Tickets include a two hour dance workshop with bubbly, evening nibbles, preferential seating, 3 course a la carte meal, the Ministry of Burlesque Show followed by the infamous Beat Carnival after party. Tickets: £95

West Country Games – this totally unique and hilarious ‘West Country’ day out is guaranteed to have you rolling in the hay with laughter. Our farmer & his team of farm hosts will take good care of you, provide fancy dress for the Stag or Hen, take photos of your day out. There are nine crazy games, all scored for points ready for a themed prize at the end.

Hens West Country Games

Team Pursuits – There is nothing like a bit of competitive challenge to take your mind off of forthcoming nuptials… or indeed exercising the mind to prepare for focusing on your big day! With activities from quad biking to clay pigeon shooting, you will be sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Murder to Measure – Providing tailor made and off the peg murder mystery parties to die for. Telephone (01460) 241915.

Fun Yoga for Hen Parties – Covering Bath, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Energising fun partner yoga class (suited for all abilities), followed by relaxation to release big day jitters. Guaranteed to nurture and revive. 60-90 minute class for hen parties, birthdays or corporate events. Email yogakeynsham@gmail.com or telephone 07789 880415

A.Y Dance – We create fun routines taught to your group for an enjoyable and memorable experience! Why not try something different during your hen weekend and add in a themed dance party? We offer a friendly and stress-free service and guarantee to make the experience a relaxed and fun affair for you and your hens to enjoy. Visit www.amyyoung.co.uk for further details.

Betty’s Bird’s – These crafty workshops are packed full of style and personality. From mermaid costumes to flower crowns, there’s bound to be something that’s perfect for you.

YOGADOO – Why not book YOGADOO to run a group yoga session, to kick-start your weekend in a fun and relaxed way! We can visit you in your accommodation or find you a suitable venue in the city. We teach everyone from beginners to intermediates with a relaxed and accessible teaching style. The duration of a session is approximately 90 minutes.

UNLEASH the Party – The Original Party Box by UNLEASH the Party is a brilliant new concept for stress-free party planning. The Box contains all the decorative accessories you need to add instant glamour to your venue. UNLEASH the Party also offers discounts from its party partners, so all aspects of your celebration can be put together with the minimum of fuss and expense.

Yoga with Emma – One of Bath’s top teachers, Emma Collins-Jones, is available to teach private group classes at a city centre Yoga studio or at your accommodation. A Yoga class works well as part of a spa day, or simply as a nice way to begin or end a day of activities. Emma specialises in ‘Flow Yoga’ (lots of fun poses taught to a funky playlist), but can also teach restorative relaxing Yoga. Visit www.emmacollinsjones.com or email emmacollinsjones@gmail.com

Bath Pamper Parties – Bath’s exclusive mobile pamper party service. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just fancy a relaxed night in, we’ll bring the indulgence to you and provide a pamper party perfect for you!

Jane Austen Activities in Bath

Jane Austen Centre – To learn more about Jane Austen’s life in the city visit The Jane Austen Centre. Number One Royal Crescent also creates a wonderful picture of fashionable life in 18th century Bath as well as giving you an insight into the servants quarters below the stairs.

Shopping

Peerless for a City the size of Bath, particularly if you like small independent retailers. Clothes and shoes of course, but also books, cosmetics, antiques and food – Bath supports two specialist cheese shops.

Bath’s Milsom Street has been voted the best fashion shopping street in the country. The wide Georgian street was given the title in an internet poll organised by Google Streetview, which also rated the Royal Crescent as the second most picturesque street in the UK.

If the bride to be is a bit of a shopaholic at heart, then Bath could be the perfect location for your hen party weekend.

Bath Vintage and Antiques Market

Some other activities

There seems to be no end to the activities available in Bath and the surrounding area. Here is a selection:

Victoria Falls Adventure Golf – Victoria Falls Adventure Golf
Afternoon Tea – The Pump Room Restaurant
Afternoon Tea and Fizz – Sally Lunn’s
Ballooning – Ascent Balloon Company, Bath Balloons
Bike Hire – Bath By Cycle
Walking Tours – Laugh at Bath Walking Tours