We know how important destination is to your hen party success. Whether that’s being a couple of hours from home, in stunning countryside, near a beach or smack bang, right in the centre of a vibrant City. At Acacia HQ we’ve carefully chosen our hen weekend destinations based on where we can source the best hen party cottages, range of activities and where we know you’ll have the best hen do experience
If you’re scratching your head wondering where to go, don’t. Choosing your destination is easier than you think. We suggest always starting with the bride-to-be as she may have an old haunt she wants to revisit for a bit of nostalgic fun or a burning desire to visit somewhere completely new. If she doesn’t mind, work out where all the hen are coming from. As a rule of thumb our groups like to travel roughly a couple of hours from home. Of course if they are coming from all sorts of different directions, try and find a central location a short distance from the motorway. Lastly, if you are still unsure, try making your base close to an activity you know the bride-to-be want to do. If she’s into Water Sports try somewhere like Bournemouth or Tenby or if she loves city life, try Bath, York or Bristol. Finally, one last thought, the less time you have travelling, the more time you have to celebrate. Yay!
Lisa, Chew Magna Farmhouse
...Then there was time to chill and relax before getting all glammed up for our night in Bath. Scotty the taxi driver and his partner were lovely and made it so easy to transfer into town and back even stopping to take group photos for us. The meal and waitress were also wonderful and then it was on to party with drinks and dancing at the nightclub! A huge thank you for all your recommendations it was a fabulous weekend! Everything was perfectly organised and timed and therefore hassle free!
Bath is a sophisticated medley of things to do, day or night. Stylish shopping, the River Avon for water fun and the Race Course for a flutter or two. At night, it comes alive with restaurants and nightlife sure to keep you dancing to the wee small hours. Great for Cocktails in bars, Afternoon Tea, Locked-in and Gin Tasting. The surrounding countryside is stunning, with quaint villages with taste bud tingling gastro pubs.
The cobbled streets of York really set the tone for a charm filled hen weekend. They say there is a different pub for everyday of the year – so at least you know you won’t go thirsty! Set close to the river for all sorts of water fun, the Cathedral looms high creating the perfect backdrop for all your Instagram shots! Think, themed Dance Lessons, Cocktails, Meals, Club Entry, Clay Shooting and a whole host of river ideas.
Full of eclectic charm with an established hen friendly nightlife and restaurant scene. Bristol is sure to satisfy all sorts of tastes. What more would you expect from the City which gave us Banksy? You won’t be left wanting for activity ideas either with Locked In, Booze Cruises, all sorts of Water Sports, Cocktails, Gin Tasting, Wine, Afternoon Tea and so much more.
Stunning countryside with rugged, peat covered moorlands our cottages in Derbyshire offer great ‘getaways’ whilst being close to Nottingham and other major towns for evening fun. Craft workshops, Dance classes, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Horse Riding, High Ropes, Quad biking, Paintballing based in the great outdoors.
Cheltenham, Leeds, Sheffield, Harrogate, Derby, Norwich, Newport, Tenby, Canterbury and deepest darkest Somerset, oh ah!
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; stoke it up on a chilly evening and relax on the comfy sofas with a glass of wine in hand whilst chatting with your friends. The separate dining room 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 4 hour session.
– 25 minutes from Bristol, 30 minutes from Bath
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. A wonderful retreat in which to celebrate for hen groups looking for a relaxing weekend.
– 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
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
Like with any holiday, it’s always good to have your holiday insurance in place to cover you from any unforeseen circumstances. We are a member of the International Passenger Protection ltd (IPP) which means we can protect you should there be any issues with the suppliers, so you can be confident your money will still be safe.
Just to say thank you for helping in the fabulous weekend we have had in York. The dance teacher and chef were amazing.