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Bath, Somerset

Planning a Hen Weekend in Bath, Somerset

Planning a Hen Weekend for a large group can be daunting. I've been a bridesmaid 10 times so far in my life & I’ve planned many many Hen dos. I really understand how stressful they can be, and how much time they can take to organise.

If you don’t know the city or the area, it’s really hard to know where to go or what to do.

The majority of the Hen Dos that I have organised have been in the beautiful city of Bath. Jam-packed with history and stunning 18th-century architecture, not to mention its famous spa, award-winning cocktail bars and unique restaurants, there’s no question that having a hen do in Bath is a choice you'll never forget.

Here is my guide to planning the perfect Hen Do in Bath. I will share a range of activity ideas and places to go out. I have grown up in Bath and still live locally. Sometimes a bit of local knowledge can help nail those boring logistics such as parking and travel plans. If overlooked, these things can really put a damper on the weekend, making things stressful for you as the organiser, when they just don’t need to be.

From my experience the magic is in the detail when planning events.

Bath really is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Even just exploring the city centre on foot is a really lovely way to spend an afternoon. There’s lots of beautiful architecture, independent shops and coffee shops that you will find just by walking and you can see so much.

Bath as a city isn’t very large, making it a really easy place to walk around. You can find bustling trendy shops and bars, but also easily access beautiful green open spaces, making it really versatile.

Where to Stay in Bath

You will be absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation. There are Airbnb's everywhere. You may decide you want to stay in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the city. There is a good bus network that can take you into the centre of town from the surrounding areas of Bath. So if you want something a little bit more peaceful and quiet with a sense of a retreat, this could be a good option for you.

Or if you want to stay in the centre of the city, surrounded by a bit of hustle and bustle with nightlife on your doorstep, there are many gorgeous self catering accommodations available. If you’re staying in the centre of Bath, arriving by train is ideal, as you should be able to easily walk to your accommodation. The train station is located in the centre of the city.

Top tip: Parking is a nightmare in the centre of Bath so if you are coming by car do check that your accommodation provides either a parking permit or has somewhere for you to park.

Accommodation Recommendations in Bath

These Properties are gorgeous - some of them even have swimming pools!

Bath Luxury stays - Distinctive holiday properties to rent in and around the World Heritage City of Bath.

Bath Self Catering

Bath Luxury Rentals

Top Hen Weekend Activities

There are plenty of brilliant activities to choose from in Bath, with multiple companies offering unique experiences. I always think selecting a range of activities on a Hen weekend is key. You also don't want to book in too many, as this can make the weekend overly busy. Generally on a Hen weekend the biggest cost is the accommodation, so why not make the most of it! We will transform the property into the ultimate spa experience, you won't need to go anywhere.

Here at Ally massage therapy we provide a mobile spa experience, our team of outstanding Therapists will travel to your accommodation, and deliver spa quality treatments. You can choose any combination of treatments from massage to facials to manicures and pedicures. The ultimate pamper party!

From experience it is so important to have a relaxing activity on a Hen Do, these weekends are jam packed with socialising, activities and going out. By having that important downtime you can set the perfect pace, everyone can enjoy a fun vibrant weekend but leave feeling pampered and deeply relaxed. The best part is, you won’t have to organise a thing. I have a background in events and absolutely love organisation with great attention to detail. There is no need to stress, you are in safe hands. All you need to do is complete a group booking form on our website, then I’ll be in touch to organise your event for you.

All our mobile spa packages are bespoke, specifically designed to suit the needs of your group. You can select any number of treatments and combination of treatments from our treatment list. All prices are per person making it easy to cost up what everyone need to pay. If you have different budgets within the group each person can select a treatment that suits them. We offer short express treatments for more modest budgets or our longer treatments are also available. For the perfect pamper party look no further.

What Our Clients Say

"We had a group booking with massages and a pedicure. Everyone in the group was very pleased! The massage was amazing and I was very impressed with the professionalism and communication from Ally, which makes a big difference when coordinating a group. Ally was also able to accommodate our request for prenatal massages"

Eleanor Huizeling

"I couldn’t recommend Ally and the team enough. We were lucky enough to have Linda Teresa and Lucy come to our rented property and do massages and facials for 24 of us. Not one single complaint amongst the group, everyone was thrilled with their treatments and commented on how excellent quality they were. Despite being in a domestic setup, they were able to turn the bedrooms into a peaceful setting with lovely music which added to the atmosphere. Ally was amazing from the moment we first spoke, organisation was incredible and she was incredibly flexible and accommodating. Would recommend to anyone organising a hen do in the area. Thank you ladies!"

Georgia Thomas

Other Brilliant Hen Do Activities in Bath

River Cruise Hen Party Activities

A very unique hen party idea in Bath. Bottomless Prosecco River Cruise!

Board a 1960s river cruiser and enjoy a scenic boat ride through this historic city and gorgeous countryside.

Suitable for groups of up to 12 people, a shared meal platter is provided and you can listen to your favourite music via the on board sound system.

Find out more here

Bridgerton Hen Party Experience

For fans of the hit Bridgerton TV series, this exclusive guided tour is a must for hen parties in Bath. On the 1.5-hour walking tour, you'll learn about the glorious regency way of life while seeing iconic locations from the series, including The Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.

The tour costs £15 per person and the show's music plays through head phones.

Find our more here

Where To Eat On A Hen Do in Bath

Opa - Greek Restaurant

This popular meze restaurant offers impressive Greek cuisine in an equally impressive atmosphere. A great place for group dinners, they offer hen party packages that include champagne, meze entrees, desserts or cocktails. Oh, and you can also opt for a private plate smashing session.

The Bath Brew House – Dining in a private pub

If you're hosting a large hen party of up to 24 people, consider renting The Tank Room at Bath Brew House for a private dinner. This rustic pub offers a great atmosphere, great food and its own microbrewery.

The Hive Bar & Kitchen – Charming restaurant

This charming venue is known for its delightful function rooms and simple country-style cuisine with a unique modern twist. With a fantastic all-day menu, snacks, Sunday lunch and afternoon tea, there's plenty of opportunity to incorporate this into your party itinerary.

Where To Go Out In Bath

Circo Bar - Party Bar

If the quality of ambiance is important, you and your girls will love this cool basement bar. The eclectic decor that perfectly blends old and new makes it both chic and relaxing. Set the scene, enjoy a wide selection of cocktails and live DJ entertainment.

The Cork - Karaoke Bar

With two bars, a party pod stand and a large outdoor terrace, The Cork is a popular pub and karaoke venue that takes nightlife to a new level. The Karaoke Pod Rooms can be rented for groups of up to 12 people.

Hall and Woodhouse – The Rooftop Bar

Bath Roof top Bar Hall Wood house is a 1960s auction house with three stunning levels of bars and restaurants, each offering something unique. The top-floor roof terrace is popular for its stunning garlands and views, making Hall Wood house one of Bath's best bars for summer parties.

I could go on forever, there really is just so much to see and do in Bath!

If you are interested in booking Ally Massage Therapy for a Hen Do please get in touch.

I would love to help your plan your special event!


Ally x


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