Hen Weekend Activities & Ideas

The Acacia Team want you to have the best time ever with the least amount of stress. Whether you want a celebratory Chef Cooked Dinner or 30 minutes of indulgent Beauty Treatments, we have it covered. Choose 2 or more hen party activities to include in your weekend package. Of course, if you don’t see the activity you are looking for, let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

Hen Do Theme Ideas

It’s all in the planning! To give the bride-to-be the weekend she deserves, a degree of forethought is required to make sure she feels super loved and spoilt. We’ve put together some packages which are available in most cottages to give you some hen party planning ideas

Choosing Your Activities

With so many activities available, choosing the right ones for your weekend can sometimes be a bit challenging. Whether you opt for the tried and tested or the latest craze, we have 8 top tips for making sure your hen weekend is just what you want.

1. Consider the bride-to-be

It is her weekend! It may seem obvious but you really don’t want to go surfing if she has a fear of water. If you are unsure, ask her. You never know, she may reveal she has a long burning desire to do something unusual like Burlesque dancing!

2. Factor in the hen group

Whilst you shouldn’t get swayed by the hen group if you are the organiser, it’s still a good idea to know your audience. Including pole dancing and cocktail workshops in your weekend adventures when you have a group full of pregnant hens, may not work!

3. Think about the budget

It would be amazing for everyone to have an unlimited budget so you can include anything you like on the weekend. Realistically though, there will be people who are watching the pennies. We find it best to establish what everyone is able to afford from the outset to avoid those awkward moments later on.

4. Plan the activity programme

Activities are fantastic; so is having time around them to relax, chat, enjoy the cottage and concentrate on the star of the weekend, the bride. When planning your schedule, factor in travel, getting ready time, food, recuperation, slouchy breakfasts and doing your hen party games.

5. Arrange transfers

Making things run as smoothly as possible is an important job of the hen organiser. Booking or organising your transfers in advance ensures you don’t have any last minute stresses.

6. Inform the hen group what you’re up to

We all like to have the right kit for the occasion. If you’ve arranged an afternoon of fun and games in a field or up a tree, make sure everyone knows to bring their trainers. Likewise, if you’re celebrating with a night out on the tiles, pack your paaarty clothes – whoop whoop!

7. Tell us your preferences

Once, you’ve chosen your activities, don’t forget to let us know if anyone has certain needs or preferences. We can talk with our suppliers to see if special requests can be accommodated.

8. Don’t forget the food!

We love the food part of a hen weekend, after all it’s the perfect time for the diet to stop and the indulging to start! If you spend the morning strutting your stuff in a Beyonce masterclass, you’ll definitely need sustenance to keep going for your afternoon or evening activities. Plan the weekend full of snacks, meals and drinks as you really don’t want a load of hangry hens!

chew magna farmhouse and spa

Sleeps 10-16

The hen group are sure to love this popular hen venue which is set-up perfectly for celebratory weekends. Internally, it has a cosy and quaint feel throughout. The sitting room has the most impressive fireplace; ideal for lighting on a chilly evening whilst you sit back and relax on the comfy sofas with a glass of wine. The separate dining area comes with a large table capable of seating 16 for a Private Chef Dinner, Cocktail Workshop, Craft Lesson or Afternoon Tea. Outside, there is a lovely garden for Summer evenings and an on-site Spa housing a Hot Tub, Sauna, Pool and Beauty Treatment room which is available for a four hour session or from 8am – 9pm over your weekend.

– 25 minutes from Bristol,  30 minutes from Bath

  • Hot Tub

  • Pool

  • Sauna

countryside view cottage compress, hen weekend cottage

Sleeps 10-14

Countryside view cottage is spacious, light and homely with an outdoor hot tub which enjoys stunning views across the valley. The glass conservatory has a dining table which seats the whole hen group for a celebratory meal and double doors which can be opened up in the Summer months for easy access to the garden for a bit of al fresco entertaining. The sitting room has a contemporary feel with comfortable furniture and log burner for chilly evenings sitting around with a glass of wine. There are 5 well-presented bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Set in an unspoilt and rural location with easy access to Cheltenham for a night out.

– 30 minutes from Cheltenham

  • Hot Tub

acacia getaway outside

Sleeps 6-12

The hen group are sure to be impressed with this stylish, countryside barn conversion. At the heart of the property is a spacious and bright sitting / dining area ideal for bringing the hens together for your celebrations. It comes with 3 comfortable bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and a fully equipped kitchen with additional table for enjoying breakfast or a cheeky glass of wine while you have a relaxing manicure. The sitting area double doors open onto an elevated decking area with 5-seater hot tub, BBQ, furniture and views over the fields. The hens won’t be disappointed with this unique and special venue for the bride-to-be’s final send-off.

– 25 minutes from Bath, 30 minutes from Bristol, 25 minutes from Wells

  • Hot Tub

peak district houses matlock outside, hen weekend cottage hen party houses

Sleeps 12-37

This stunning country house has it all when it comes to luxury hen weekends. Set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside, Peak District Houses comprises of a Farmhouse with Hot Tub, Stable Barn with Hot Tub and Cottage all sharing an outdoor pool. Presented to a high standard there is ample space for your hen party activities as well as a beamed dining room in the farmhouse which can seat 34 for a celebratory meal.

– 30 minutes from Derby

  • Hot Tub

  • Pool

I just wanted to say thank you for organising our weekend. We have had the most amazing time and the cottage was just fabulous!

Marie, Stone Farmhouse, Pool & Hot Tub
Derby Cottage Matlock hen weekend cottage

Sleeps 6-18

Two lovely cottages, next door to each other, which can be booked individually or together for larger groups. Both cottages have been recently modernised with comfortable furnishings. The larger property has a modern kitchen, separate dining and sitting room, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a hot tub for a spot of relaxation. The smaller cottage comes with 2 bedrooms and an open plan kitchen diner space. These cottages are suited to hen groups looking to a restful weekend who are happy to keep noise levels down as there are other family-friendly properties near-by.

– 25 minutes from Derby, 40 minutes from Nottingham

  • Hot Tub

Bath barns dining, bath hen party venue

Sleeps 12-20

The whole hen group can come together without falling over each other in the spacious kitchen and dining area. This impressive room has a vaulted ceiling and is well equipped to ensure you have everything you need for your celebrations. Up a few steps and you’ll find yourself in the comfortable lounge, with sofas and chairs you’ll want to crash into and a log fire perfect for chilly evenings. This popular property has a main barn sleeping 12/13 people in 5 well-presented bedrooms and an adjoining barn sleeping 6/7 in three bedrooms, great for hens who would prefer to be a little further from the action. Outside are stunning views and garden furniture for summer alfresco entertaining. Close enough to Bath for a day or night out.

– 25 minutes from Bath

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