The activities were great fun especially the flower crown making and the transfers went smoothly. Thank you for your help in organising everything for us, I will definitely recommend you, my daughter was so happy!
If the bride-to-be loves to make and do, these workshops offer her the opportunity to do just that! Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into a wealth of fabrics, sequins and paint. It doesn’t matter if you are total novice or haven’t got a crafty, arty bone in your body, our expert teacher will gently guide you through the workshop whilst the rest of the hen group giggles at the outcome.
Craft workshops are really popular with our hen groups. Getting all creative and conjuring up some customised knickers or beautiful flower crowns is a great, fun way to keep the party going. You could even match your creations with the wedding colours so the bridal squad all rock up in the same designs. The best part is that everyone gets a keepsake from the weekend which is a wonderful way for the bride-to-be to remember her special weekend.
“…The craft session was also a huge success, everyone loved it. My friend was a very happy bride to be ? ..” Lisa, Chew Magna Farmhouse
Don your nearest beret, white apron and paintbrush and get ready to size up your very own male model for an entertaining Life Drawing class full of brush strokes, giggles, games and a new take on art. Now you don’t have to worry if a stick man is the level of your ability as you’ll be encouraged by our expert artist. So, as long as the hen group are keen to have a go you will have a cracking creative session. Finally, he session is enjoyed in the privacy of your accommodation so it doesn’t matter what you put on paper!
“…The Life Drawing was a brilliant activity, well run, well structured and very very funny!..” Sarah, Streamside, Hot Tub and Pool
Try your hand at the Potters Wheel, make your very own trademark scent, add some sparkles and sequins to your shoes, bags or even wellies. At Acacia Cottages, we have put together so many hen weekends over the years, you can be confident we will be right beside you all the hen planning process way. Let us know what you want to do and we will do our best to make it happen.
“…The hen herself was very excited to be making something for her wedding and with 18 of us working together we made much more than they expected! They bought some fabulous vintage fabrics and were the perfect amount of helping yet keeping out of the way at the same time. Worth every penny I think, and will be lovely to look at the bunting at the wedding and to know that we made it!..” Zoe
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 – 8pm over your weekend.
– 25 minutes from Bristol, 30 minutes from Bath
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
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
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
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
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