18 Most Popular Hen Activities

Building your hen weekend package just got easier! Here are our top 18 hen party activities based on what’s hot at the moment and what our hen groups have really enjoyed over the years.

We had a brilliant weekend!! Thanks so much for the organisation of it - Hanna (the bride-to-be) had a great time.

Anni, Bath Barns

Popular Hen Weekend Activities

Our 18 most popular hen activities have been selected based on what our Acacia customers love to do and all their positive feedback. All the activities are tried and tested, so you’ll know you’re getting the best possible options. So, all you have to do is decide what you are looking for, be it giggles, pampering, excitement or just pure, delectable food.

“….The activities were also amazing- the art class was so much fun, both facilitator and model had a great sense of humour and made us all relaxed and we had lots of laughs…” Michelle, Stone Farmhouse

What to choose?

Our top 18 hen activities are designed to give you a head start in deciding what to include in your holiday package. Asking the bride-to-be what she fancies doing is also a brilliant place to start as she may have already created an activity bucket list. If you’re trying to book things on the hush, go for activities you know she has an interest in. If she loves to make and do, Life Drawing and Craft Lessons are great; if she seems particularly stressed from all her wedding planning a Pampering activity is essential. Just keep one eye on the whole hen group as just because the bride loves fitness not everyone in the group may be quite as up for it, so balancing the weekend with fitness and rest, is more likely to result in happy hens!

“…The Chef was incredible, the food was delicious. The beauticians were great! The night out was so much fun too!…” Jade, Grand Cotswold Farmhouse

We aim to inject the fun

All our activities are selected specifically to help you have the best hen weekend ever. After all, you only get one weekend to remember. Our suppliers are chosen to inject the sense of occasion and generally keep your celebration alive.

“…The weekend was absolutely great – the bride loved all of it! The Friday night dinner was amazing – exceeded our expectations to be honest! And oh my goodness the treatments were incredible – we all came out saying how lovely the ladies were and how some of the best treatments we had. The bride loved how we had all of these activities at the house as well! The house was perfect for what we needed, and having the tub!…” Jess, 2018

Featured Cottages

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

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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