Our Top Hen and Stag Ideas for Bath and Bristol!
Bristol and Bath are two beautiful cities located in the South West of England, both filled with a rich history and a beautiful culture, making both areas a perfect place for you to host your Hen and Stag party!
Bristol and Bath are firm favourites with us here at Collctiv so we have compiled a list of amazingly fun activities for you to enjoy with your friends and family at your Hen and Stag weekend!
Dance Factory Bristol
We all love a bit of Strictly, don't we? Sitting down on a Saturday night with a nice cup of tea and watching all of the celebs glammed up to the nines dancing the night away- who doesn’t want a bride or groom to have that experience? Well with Dance Factory Bristol you can blow your friends and family away with your top notch moves!
What They Do
Owner Michele Webber is a lifelong dancer and lover of all things ballroom. She set up this company over ten years ago to bring the spirit, passion and beauty of dance to anyone and everyone, not just the professionals. Dance Factory Bristol runs a brilliantly fun one off Stag and Hen dance sessions for you and your mates, but if you’re looking for something a little different you can partake in private lessons or even wedding classes for the bride and groom to teach all of the guests on the big day! Michele teaches every type of dance that you see on strictly, so if you have a certain dance you saw on your favourite episode, then let Michele know and she will be more than happy to show you the moves! If ballroom isn’t exactly what you want, contact Michelle and with her plethora of tutors at her disposal she can set you up with any genre of dancing from Bollywood to Street Dance!
A bride or groom who wants to bust a move on the dance floor with their friends and family!
Michele is more than happy to film your dance session (if you’re brave enough!) so you have a video to watch back and (again depending on bravery levels!) recreate on your special day.
Depending on the venue, the price can be as low as £10 per person. The more people attending the session the cheaper the price! If you’re looking for a more complicated dance for a session like Bollywood, it will cost more so it’s best to speak to Michele before booking. A 50% deposit is required before the lesson and the rest is paid on the day. You can book a session by contacting Michele via her website.
Good to know
Michele has venues of her own you can attend but you can pick your own venue if you think you’ll need some dancing fuel in the form of a tipple or a bite to eat, or you are staying at an awesome apartment, cottage or glamping site!! We know that dancing can be a bit nerve wracking, but you’re in great hands with Dance Factory and these sessions are about having a laugh above all else, so there’s no need to stress about looking silly- dance all your troubles away!
Got a bride or groom with a bit of an artistic side? Or are you just looking for an experience that is completely different to the norm, with the added bonus of having a beautiful memento to bring back from the day? Well, then Graffarty seems like the perfect match for you!
What They Do
Owner Steve Fitzpatrick is an experienced professional graffiti artist who specialises in graffiti parties and workshops. He set up his company five years ago with the hopes of teaching his passion and skills to everyone and anyone who wants to learn, so if this sounds like something your bride or groom might enjoy- then pick up a spray can and create your own masterpiece with your friends and family! In these three hour sessions, you will be spray painting large sheets of cardboard with anything your heart desires, starting with a traditional graffiti name board, followed by some freehand painting and pre cut stencils. These can be anything from the simple patterns, to a classy landscape that Van Gogh himself would envy, or something a bit naughty that will make you and your friends laugh your socks off! The options are limitless! Alongside the spray painting, you can let your hair down and relax while you and your friends colour in some pre painted canvases using water-based paint pens, what a great way to start your Hen or Stag weekend!
A creative Bride or Groom that wants to bring something home from their Hen or Stag weekend.
You’re more than welcome to bring your own booze at these sessions, so have a cheeky tipple before getting your PPE on and who knows what boozy brilliance will end up happening on the canvas! Steve provides the bride or groom with custom pre-painted name canvas to take away from the day and you can keep all of your artwork from the day, on occasions if you are going straight on somewhere else, Steve will drop them off at your accommodation the next day. (Where possible) Amazing!
The minimum price is £325 for ten people, increasing depending on how many people are in your group up to £515 for twenty people, so it’s best to contact Steve before booking. You pay 50% of the cost as a deposit upfront and the rest of the balance is paid after the event.
For more details regarding pricing and what’s included please visit www.graffarty.co.uk
Good to know
Steve can help you arrange suitable premises, a couple of miles from Bristol City Centre you can use for the session. Please note this premise is open to the community to hire Monday through to Saturday and gets book up quickly. Important note there is an additional cost for using hiring the premises.
Graffarty is also a mobile service, so Steve can bring the Graffarty experience to you! Just let him know where you would like to host the session (ideally with any pictures you can find!), and he will make sure there is enough space to safely run the session. Please note for the spray painting side of the party this needs to take place outside.
Hen Party Entertainment
Hen Party Entertainment specialises in life drawing lessons, with a heavy focus on having fun whilst creating a stunning piece of work you can take back from the session. If this sounds like something you think your bride (sorry guys, Hen Party Entertainment caters to ladies only, but you might have guessed that from the title!) might be interested in, then keep reading all about this brilliant company!
What they do
With these cheeky life drawing lessons you and your party can have absolute scream drawing owner Ben in the buff (he does also have a network of very specially selected models too)! Ben structures the session in 5/10 minute drawing game blocks, so expect a fast-paced drawing blast with those nearest and dearest to you. This makes the experience perfect for first-timers and those without an artistic bone in their bodies (like me!). Draw a picture of the bride or groom-to-be from memory or draw a special time you all had together to share with the group, rekindling the smiles and laughter you enjoyed back then. What are you waiting for? Pick up a pencil and embrace your inner Picasso!
A bride or groom with a bit of an arty side who enjoys an activity that is totally out of the box.
You’re more than welcome to bring your own booze, food and play your own music at these sessions! You can even decorate the venue, making this a fully customisable experience for your bride and groom!
It’s £20 per person for an hour session or £25 per person for a 90-minute session. You pay a 50% deposit before the session, then confirm the numbers and pay the final balance a week before the session. You can contact Ben through the website for booking enquiries.
Good to know
Hen Party Entertainment is a mobile company and although the company is based in the South West, he can actually travel nationwide! Pick the venue you want in the UK, and for an additional fee, owner Ben is more than happy to make his way over to your venue and give you the party of your dreams!
In 2014 two friends, Madeleine - a school food tech teacher - and Claire - a street food business owner - started their cookery school after deciding that they wanted to do something different. And so, Little Kitchen was born as a beautiful labour of love to teach anyone from novice cooks to experienced home bakers how to make delicious homemade meals.
What they do
In these high-quality workshops, you will be learning how to make anything from deliciously Parisian Macarons to a full-on dining experience. You can eat your food in their beautiful venue or if you have a jam-packed schedule for your Hen and Stag weekend and you have to rush off to another place, they will pack away your food for you and you can eat it during your next stop! Learn a new skill to bring back home in this relaxed environment. There’s an endless list of options to pick with these sessions, you can tuck into some delicious poached eggs and avocado with their brunch club, put on your chef’s hat and make some pastries that Mary Berry would be proud of as part of their bake-off challenge, have a blast with their ready steady cook challenge or taste a bit of Spain with their yummy tapas! From Christmas truffles, Easter eggs, buttercream cakes and more you will never find yourself spoilt for choice with what to do or eat!
A bride or groom who is wanting to learn a new skill and have something delicious to eat at the end of the day.
You’re allowed to bring your own booze to these sessions, so feel free to sip a cheeky glass of bubbly while creating your culinary masterpieces! They also have a free extra half hour at the end of the session to have a catch-up and relax with your mates after tucking into your delicious food! You also get provided with packaging for your pastries, cakes and macarons to take home as a memento.
Prices range from £30 to £75 per person, depending on the session you choose.
Good To Know
You can book through email or phone for group parties and online for day to day bookings. Little Kitchen can accommodate up to 20 people with a room layout that really facilitates success - your trained tutor will show you a step on a large central island before you turn to your workstations to recreate the brilliance! The chief bridesmaid or best man can decorate the room if they want to, making it a fully customisable experience!
Special offer for Collctiv users
Secure you bride/groom goes free for groups over 12 via the Collctiv App.
Locked in a Room
If you’re looking for a Stag and Hen experience full of mystery, twists, turns and theatre darling, then Locked in a Room’s escape room is something you have to check out!!
What they do
Six years ago Locked in a Room opened their doors to the public and has been thriving ever since- they are one of the only Escape Rooms outside of London to have copies of their rooms, meaning Locked In A Room is PERFECT for groups as you can play the same room at the same time!
In these super-theatrical, themed, puzzle-based games, get immersed into the experience with their trained live actors as they lock the door, throw away the key and leave you and your party to work together to escape! (with the help of a brilliant Games Master to guide you throughout)
They have three amazing experiences to choose from; find out why Professor Scabworthy has been acting suspiciously in Infinity, dive into the dark depths of the rainforest and escape the impending Unseen in Jungle or save the kidnapped Professor Pottanger in Parallax! There will never be a dull moment when you and your party are solving the mysteries of these rooms!
A stag or hen looking for theatre, intrigue and an experience no-one will forget in a hurry!
The party organiser can let the actors know beforehand who the lucky Bride or Groom is, so you can all have a scream as you watch their faces drop when these quirky characters call them out by name!!
It is £25 per person - when you book online you pay the full amount but if you’d prefer to pay a deposit and then the balance just give them a call and £5 a head secures the booking, with the balance payable on the day.
Good to know
If you are a student or a blue light card holder you will get a 10% discount- amazing!!
Sometimes a night out at a club or a fancy brunch isn’t enough for a bride or groom. They want to get their hands dirty and their heart pumping and with Original Wild activity centre in Bath, you can get all that and more!
What they do
Owner Kyle was taken aback by the beauty of Bath and was shocked that no one was doing adventure activities in such a beautiful city - inspiring him to start the company five years ago. With these amazing sessions taught by both trained professionals and supported by Bath locals, you can do everything from kayaking, raft building, paddle boarding, or even a code-breaking treasure hunt! There’s nothing better than a fun afternoon of teamwork with you and your mates to kick off a stag or hen do weekend, so get your hard hat on and be prepared for a day of adventure you will never forget.
A stag or hen looking for an adventure.
After an awesome day of experiences on (and in!) the water, you might find yourself a bit peckish. Kyle will sort that out for you as well, taking you to a nearby pizzeria to enjoy fresh, hot, delicious pizzas baked to perfection in outdoor woodfire ovens! What’s better than taking a lunch break and eating some mouth-watering pizza before heading back into the water?! They also take photos to commemorate the day completely free of charge and you can buy yourself (or your stag or hen) a t-shirt to bring back as a memento.
One activity is £39 per person for two hours and two activities are £52 per person for four hours. You pay a 20% deposit upfront and the rest is paid six weeks in advance of the event. You can book directly online or you can do it over the phone.
Good To Know
Original Wild is the number one activity on trip advisor in Bath so you know you’re in good hands! You’re also more than free to do fancy dress at your stag and hen do, so put on those bright wigs and even brighter makeup and get in the water! They also have hot showers, changing rooms and dry outfits for you to use so you have no worries about having to bring anything with you, or worst still missing out on the experiences because you haven’t got the required clobber. Kyle and his team have you covered! (literally!)
Cotswold Driving Experience
Is your Hen/Stag looking for something different? What about something with high speed and even higher adrenaline? Well with Cotswold Driving Experience I can guarantee you and your mates will get all that and more!
What they do
In 1994, ex-European and National Rally champion Andy Gwynne and his co-driver Holly Robinson started their own driving experience business and have been getting people behind the wheel, having the time of their lives ever since! Unleash your inner rally driver aa you take on their high-speed, custom-built tracks designed to have you going sideways for the majority of the time! You will have a super-skilled rally driver by your side as you rev up the engine and powerslide like an expert in the beautiful Cotswold scenery. You and your party will all get equal time out in the cars and after your practice sessions the stopwatch comes out and the madness truly begins! Who will do the quickest lap? Or more importantly who will do the slowest?!
Either in combination with the rallying or as a standalone activity, you can try your hand at the epic 4x4 off-road experience! In their high-quality landrovers your instructor will be teaching you how to do awesome moves like vertical climbing, vertical descents, water troughs and axle twisters!! If you’re like me and can’t pick which one of their awesome activities to do, then no worries because you can book a rally and a 4x4 experience, meaning double the fun!!
A bride or groom looking for an energy filled, adrenaline pumping experience with all the unpredictability and challenge that’s so unique to Rally driving!
All this epic driving got you working up an appetite? Cotswolds Driving Experience is ideally situated around some incredible eateries and watering holes! They can arrange for catering on site if you’d prefer or they can recommend a whole host of nearby venues for you and your party to recharge and discuss who spent most time looking out of the side windows of the car!
A half day rally course is £179 per person or a half day 4x4 is £125 per person. A combo of both activities over the full day is £304 per person. There is a 50% deposit to pay to secure the booking and the rest of the balance is to be paid before the event. For booking enquiries you can find the team here.
Good to know
Where the event is situated means you will be right next to sports bars, lakeside bars, campsites and hotels, making it a brilliant spot for a Stag/Hen weekend! Not only is Cotswold Driving Experience part of the top ten trip advisors reviews in the UK, they are also extremely proud to have been the first - and one of only 2 - driving experiences in the UK to cater for disabled drivers with their hand controlled cars- meaning everyone and anyone can join in on the fun!
Real Spa Beauty
Beauty standards have always been overwhelming, but with all of today's Insta models, face tuning and lip plumpers, it’s harder than ever to appreciate natural beauty. Well, owner Sally Morton realised this issue and started her company Real Spa Beauty as a way to focus on the beauty of being yourself and treating your skin, body and soul the way it deserves to be treated.
What they do
Enjoy a pamper party that isn’t big hair and even bigger nails, but instead a pure and organic spa experience. Leave with a clear face and an even clearer mind with their full facial cleanse and steam. Mix together your own face mask from their 100% natural products and let the stress of your day melt away with their cooling eye masks. Pick your favourite fruits, nuts and leafy greens to make a smoothie that is as healthy as it is delicious! Are your feet sore from dancing all night in the town? No worries! Dip your toes into their amazing foot spa and let yourself be pampered with all your friends and family.
A bride or groom who wants a luxurious day of pampering the natural way.
Pictures will be taken all throughout the day- so put on your robes, headbands and strike a pose with you and your friends and end the pamper sesh with a big group picture that you can print out and keep as a memento for the day! You can even buy a homemade ultra moisturising lip balm to take home with you, so you can keep a bit of luxury with you wherever you go.
For the full package, it is £35 per person and it is £25 per person for everything but the foot spa. A 20% upfront deposit secures the date and time with the balance due two weeks in advance. You can book through their website today!
Good to know
This is a completely mobile service, meaning they will travel anywhere in the UK! As long as your venue has a kitchen and a kettle then Sally will be more than happy to pamper you and your party. You can also bring your own booze and decorate your venue for the future bride or groom to your heart's desire, so kick your feet up, sip some bubbly and let yourself be treated like the royalty you are.
Woah, as you can see Bristol and Bath really do have anything and everything for you to enjoy! I don’t know about you but I’m certainly convinced that these two cities will be an incredible place for my stag or hen do weekend!
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If you’re looking for additional inspiration, check out our blogs on Ideas for Hen Parties and Stag Dos in Manchester, Brighton, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Edinburgh, York, Yorkshire, Cardiff or Liverpool. Almost all the activities in the Liverpool blog are available nationwide, so don’t let the title confuse you. Don’t want to organise all activities by yourself and prefer to leave it to the professionals to handle it? Check out these amazing Stag and Hen weekend providers in this blog.
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